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H.M. Patterson & Son-Arlington Chapel

173 Allen Road Ne, Sandy Springs, GA

OBITUARY

Gloria Jean Craig

July 24, 1948July 29, 2020

Gloria Jean Craig was born 07/24/1948 to Woodrow and Cora Garmany in Gadsden Alabama. She grew up with her beloved brothers Wesley and Gary Garmany in Decatur Alabama. She attended West Morgan High School and graduated in 1966.

She was the first one in the Garmany family to attend College. In 1967, she attended South Eastern Bible College in Lakeland Florida. Her goal was to become a missionary to the American Indians.

In the late, 60’s Gloria met and fell in love with her husband Ed Craig, while she was working during Summer breaks at his Father’s family firm, Quality Collection Agency. They were married on January 10, 1970 and her first son Jason Alan Craig was born later in 1970. The family business dissolved in 1971. Gloria worked for several companies and became one of the head administrators and teachers at Marietta Christian School and Shiloh Hills Christian School during the late 70’s and throughout the 80’s. Her second Son Mark Craig was born in 1977. She also lived with her beloved sister in law Brenda Williams and her niece Jennifer Hasty in the eighties and Jennifer who was without a doubt her “daughter” also.

Throughout the late eighties and nineties Gloria worked for Liberty Mutual Bank and Mortgage, Wells Fargo and Attorney firms in the Mortgage Banking business where she held various managerial positions. In 1998-2003, she moved to Valencia, California with her husband Ed Craig. These were some of their happiest times. They enjoyed touring wineries and traveling up and down the coast of California on the weekends and vacations. But they moved back to Georgia in 2004 and to be back with family. At that time Ed, Mark and Jason started the family business Legal Recovery Resource (LRR) which is now Revenue Cycle Associates (RCA) in Sandy Springs Ga. After her beloved husband passed in 2013, Gloria began working with her two sons and RCA as a request from her late husband. RCA has now grown and services 500 clients and has almost 50 employees. She gave all of her heart and soul to the company and loved and admired all of the employees as her own. The employees affectionately called these her “Ms. Gloria” or “Ms. G”. She continued to work every day until she unfortunately contracted Covid.

Gloria absolutely loved and adored her Grandchildren. Jason’s son Carson Craig was born in 2001, Dylan McQueen, Mark’s wife Lisa’s son, and Justin Hasty became her Grandsons also a few years later. The star child, Juliette, was born to Mark and Lisa in 2009 these were the center of her world and she loved and spoiled everyone them rotten. She also absolutely was crazy about her two Schnauzer’s Artie and Ben whom she also spoiled and dotted on constantly. After Ben died a few years ago, she took Jason and his wife Cindy’s dog Aubie as her own and proceeded to spoil him rotten as well.

She leaves a legacy of love and compassion to everyone she ever knew or came in contact with her. She loved all of her relatives from Lafayette and Somerville, Ga and from Centre to Decatur Alabama. She was hard working and always dedicated to her task, but she was more dedicated to her family and friends. She was the shining light of her family and absolutely the most selfless and giving person to have ever graced this world.

She is proceeded in death by both her Parents, Woodrow and Cora Garmany, her Husband Edward Alan Craig, Brother Gary Don Garmany, her sister in law Brenda Williams. She is survived by her brother Wesley Garmany, her sons, Jason A Craig and Mark L. Craig, her daughter’s in Law, Cindy and Lisa Craig, her Niece Jennifer Hasty and her 3 grandchildren, Carson Craig, Dylan McQueen, and Juliette Craig, and Justin Hasty.

Memorial services will be held at H.M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Rd. NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, On Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11:00. There are strict social distancing rules for attendance and guests are required to wear masks. The service will be live streamed on Zoom. Please email mark.craig@revenueca.com if you wish to be added to the Zoom service attendee list. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Gloria’s name to www.mustministries.org to donate to food bank for children.

Services

8 August

Friends Are Cordially Invited To A Visitation With The Family

10:00 am - 11:00 am

H.M. Patterson & Son-Arlington Chapel

173 Allen Road Ne
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

8 August

Memorial Services Celebrating The Life

11:00 am

H.M. Patterson & Son-Arlington Chapel

173 Allen Road Ne
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Memories

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The Family of Chris Diaz in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

August 4, 2020

our family addressed her as Mama Gloria. She was a kind, warm hearted and wonderful person. Although we never met her in person, but we communicated via video call multiple times. one of the sweet memories was whenever she spoke to Caecilia, Cindy's mother, she always showed how her being supportive and impressed with Caecilia's new English vocabularies.

thank you Mama Gloria for accepting, showing and letting Cindy learning from you what so called faith, honesty, diligence, love and kindness.


A beautiful soul is never forgotten.
Rest in Heaven , Mama Gloria

Lena Evans-Smith

August 3, 2020

I will miss Ms Gloria cute laugh, and also our conversations about what restaurants to visit .. I told her about the Fried Green Tomatoes and Marietta Fish Market she just loved it ...She also loved my home made lemon pound cake..,I will miss her dearly and her smile every morning.. She was a Jewel! I know she is smiling in heaven with Mr Craig and Brenda.. Love to you Ms Gloria.

Robyn Vieira

August 2, 2020

Gloria was so full of warmth and kindness and that beautiful smile would stop everyone. I am forever grateful for the friendship Gloria gave to my mother. My mother so enjoyed spending time with her and would always call me to tell me about their outings together. Living in RI I was not able to spend physical time with Gloria but we were in constant contact through Facebook and always updating each other with the families. I will be forever grateful for that. May she and Ed RIP together now and be guided with angels through their next adventure. Love and prayers to everyone🙏🙏😇, Robyn

Sandra (Moon) Montgomery

August 2, 2020

What I loved about Gloria, was her loving personality and her beautiful smile! I never saw her with a frown! I spent each summer visiting my cousin, Gloria in Decatur, Al and will always have fond memories of time with Mama Hen! Lol.
Gloria loved the Lord! She wasn't your typical teenager. She was very involved in church and always put God first throughout her life!
Gloria was the strongest and most amazing person I know! No task was too big for her! I know her death was sudden and so hard to accept, but she would not want a prolonged illness and not be active.
Jason and Mark and family, I know she loved each one of you so much! Although it hurts so very much, we will see her again with all our loved ones!
Heaven just added another beautiful angel! Love you! Sandra Moon Montgomery

Hayden and Harrison Hess

August 2, 2020

Grandma Gloria, we love you and miss you.

We loved your warm smile and loving arms.

-Hayden and Harrison Hess

Stephanie Hess

August 2, 2020

Aunt/ grandma Gloria, you are deeply missed!! You had an infectious smile and a tender heart. Yet you didn’t hesitate to speak your mind or ask for that glass of wine! 😊

You mean the world to me and my boys. We love you more than words.

May you Rest In Peace!

Donna Martin

August 2, 2020

Gloria was my Manager at 2 different businesses. I have fond memories of working with her at both Prommis Solutions and State Home Mortgage. When she left Prommis Solutions she asked me to join her at State Home Mortgage. When her beloved Ed passed away she left to go work the family business. She recommended me for her old job back in 2013 and I still hold that position today.

Gloria was a great Manager who had the best sense of humor. I learned a lot about her love for her family as I listened to the intimate details about Ed, Mark, Jason, Jennifer, and Juliette. I knew everything Juliette ever accomplished. She was so proud of her and the grand boys.

I am sure this illness was as much a shock to Gloria as it is to her family. Please know that your mom was a good woman, her value well above the price of the most precious rubies.

My sincerest condolences.

Jack Marlatt

August 2, 2020

Gloria was a loving, caring person. She loved her family deeply and was part of the family business.
She will he missed but there are lots of good memories for the family.
Jack Marlatt

Audra Marshall

August 1, 2020

I am going to miss Mrs Gloria seeing her pretty face every morning!Last Christmas was my first time getting that jar of that sweet stuff and me and my husband was definitely looking for that again this year!I had only known her for about 8 months but it felt like it was much longer than that!! I will truly miss you!!RIP Mrs G😂

Silvia Emunson

August 1, 2020

I love Gloria very much! Three years ago, when I came to US, from Brazil, Gloria welcomed me as if I belonged to her family. We were always together,  in thanks givens or other meetings in Jason's and Mark's house!  She was one of my best friends in USA,  and I will always keep her deep in my heart, in my remarkable memories. I will never forget her sweet and calm way of talking. Her amazin Prayers and deep faith in God will also be part of my memories. Many times when we met, she said: "Silvia, you look beautiful", because she always had a sweet word for everybody.
We'll miss you very much, my lovely and sweet friend! Rest in peace!

FROM THE FAMILY

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