Gloria Bester

Gloria Bester

August 15, 1956 April 18, 2020

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Obituary for Gloria Jean Bester

Gloria Jean Bester, 63, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, passed away on 18 April 2020. She was born to Bessie Bester on August 15, 1956 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

She graduated from Ypsilanti High School in 1974.

Gloria worked as a Supervisor for 46 years for the University of Michigan.

She enjoyed to Travel, Singing, Listening to music and most of all, Dancing.

Gloria is survived by Jermaine Bester (Son), Kawanza Newman (Son), Tiffanie Newman (Daughter), Bessie Cook (Mother), Lugene Gladney (Grandmother), Patricia Bester-Lewis (Sister), Jacodi Bester (Grandson), Jovani Bester (Grandson), Kasidee Bester (Granddaughter), Kawanza Newman Jr. (Grandson), Kameryn Newman-White (Granddaughter), Quintin Alexander (Grandson), Dr. Heather Nicholson-Bester (Daughter-in-law), Demetrius Lewis (Nephew), Patricia Bester (Niece) and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by Beatrice Prince (Aunt), Sport Prince (Uncle), Willie Prince Sr. (Cousin) and Arealious Cook, Stepfather.

The family has entrusted Nie Family Funeral Home with the arrangements. A private family service is scheduled.

Interment to take place in United Memorial Gardens
4800 Curtis Rd, Plymouth,MI 48170

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Bester Family. May God continue to strengthen each of you during this difficult time. Cherish all the great memories of your beloved Gloria Bester. Our church will continue to keep your family lifted up in prayer.
New Life SDA Church
2029-2nd Street East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Pastor James Harris &
James & Liz Melton Jr.
Comment | Posted at 01:13am via Condolence


To our Ypsilanti, Michigan Family: We are so very sorry for your loss, Gloria will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Continue to look to the hills from whence cometh your help, all our help comes from God! Remember, our God is a comforter. God bless you and we love you all from, Elizabeth H. Prince, Roderick Hudson Sr., Jimmie L. Prince Jr., Liz & James L. Melton Jr., Teresa Prince-Glick and John E. Prince, all of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Comment | Posted at 01:07am via Condolence

Kimberly Thornton

The ladies of WE FLY are deeply sadden of the loss of our former member Gloria who we called "Auntie". She was a beautiful soul and a great dancer. We will cherish all of our wonderful memories of Auntie and she will always be close to us in our hearts. May God give the family strength as you grieve the loss of your loved one. She will truly be missed. May she rest in peace! With deepest love,
The Ladies of WE F.L.Y. 💜

Comment | Posted at 05:28pm via Condolence

Sheila Andrews

Rip Cuz Spread Your Wings Fly High
Comment | Posted at 07:42pm via Condolence

Veronica Davis

Gloria was the most wonderful lady, and the heart and soul of the Attendant Services office. As a colleague, I loved seeing her there -- she was so warm and friendly, and always had a hug for me! My condolences are with her family. May you be comforted by knowing how much joy Gloria gave to others. And I am confident that she is resting in the presence of our Lord Jesus forever!
Veronica from Parking Customer Services
Comment | Posted at 06:05pm via Condolence

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