Gloria Robinson Newbern
Gloria Robinson Newbern was born Aug. 12, 1964, in Blytheville, the daughter of Love and Luecressie Sanders Robinson. She was a 1982 graduate of Blytheville High School. She also married the love of her life James on Oct. 15, 1982. Knowing the value of hard work, Gloria was employed at Chickasawba Hospital, now Great River Medical Center, for more than 20 years. Gloria was a beautiful person both inside and outside with an infectious laugh and smile that would light up a room. She embodied the spirit of love and caring to family and friends, always willing to extend a helping hand. Accepting Christ as a young lady, she united with West End Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend PJ Yancy.
On Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, Gloria gained her wings at St. Vincent Medical Center in Little Rock at the age or 56. She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, RD Newbern; two brothers, Eddie Robinson and Charles Robinson; four sisters, Leeothia Washington, Maxine Johnson, Catherine Robinson and Debbie Robinson.
Gloria leaves to cherish the memories her husband, James Newbern of the home; one son, James Newbern, Jr., also of the home; one daughter, Cassandra Newbern of Jonesboro; six grandchildren, Casyuna, Andre’a, Ja’cayla, Eaira, Kabria and Kaydence, all of Jonesboro; one sister, Patricia Tate of Blytheville; one aunt, Callie Mae Sanders of Hernando, Miss.; her mother-in-law, Mary Lee Hackett; two special couples, Janice and David Williams and Elder John and Dean Mayberry, all of Blytheville; two very special cousins, Marlo and Ray Williams and their children of Marion and Brenda and Chauncey Felix of Gulf Port, Miss.; many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends who will forever keep Gloria in their heart.
A walk-through visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 5-7 p.m. at McDonald-Horne Funeral Home, 1207 South Division Street, Blytheville.
Private funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 14, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of McDonald-Horne Funeral. Bishop Brian Olden will deliver the eulogy with burial to follow at Gethsemane Gardens.
In accordance with the State of Arkansas and CDC guidelines as related to COVID-19 the practice social distancing will be observed. Face masks are required to enter the building and must be worn at all times.
McDonald-Horne Funeral Home is in charge of all services and arrangements.