Gloria Jean Tyrell, 72, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, passed away October 7, 2022. Gloria was born on February 27, 1950, in Tennessee to Luster Greer and Elizabeth Mull Greer.
Gloria worked hard, making the Army her career and eventually retiring as a Command SGM after 31 years of service, all while receiving her Master’s Degree. She was also a devoted member of Beach Fellowship where she served on The Proverbs ministry and in the Café. She loved walks on the beach, praying for and assisting others in any way that she could and road trips to see her family but most importantly serving Jesus. Gloria loved to work in the garden, planting flowers, bird watching, fashion merchandising and interior decorating. She also loved studying her bible and reading many books.
Gloria is survived by her daughters and son in law in Suffolk, VA, Camille Wilson and Ventress Wilson Jr, her daughter and granddaughter from Middletown, DE, Leia T. Tyrell and Lacie M Gordon. She was predeceased by her sisters and brothers, Mary Gray, Ernestine Walls, Frances Boyd, and Lester and Ricky Greer, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Gloria will always be remembered as a patriot who served our country, but also a dear servant of The Lord. She was a very loving and caring mother, sister and friend who devoted her life to helping others.
A service will be held at Beach Fellowship on Saturday, October 15, 2022 starting at 11am.Send Flowers
It was a joy working with Gloria in the Army Reserve. She was an outstanding Soldier and person. You will be missed. RIP.
My condolences to the family. Gloria was a special friend and sister in the Lord.She was a God send and a lover of people and had such and infectious smile and a caring heart.she love her family and will give her all for them and she will be truly miss and aways love ❤️ .
My sincere condolences. I knew Sgt. Tyrell from my days with the 18th Field Hospital. I found her to be a thoughtful, friendly person who was always helpful to me and others. May her memory always inspire her family and those she held dear.
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort. Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope of you is steadfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.
2 Corinthians 1: 3-7
It was a pleasure serving with you to keep this nation free with liberty for all. I appreciate your commitment, loyalty and dedication you gave to the Soldiers and citizens of this great country. You always had a pleasant smile and enjoy helping others. I enjoyed having you come to retirement ceremony. Your sacrifice to this nation has been shared with your peers. You will truly be missed. You friendship will be treasured. God bless and have a total United States Army day hooah! 🇺🇸
Sergeant Major Eugene Huckaby Jr.
United States Army
Gloria was a bff! She always had some positive words to say. Never found fault in the people she knew. I admired her constant praises of God. She was a soldier on the battlefield for God. I shall always remember the talks we shared.
Gone but never forgotten. I shall forever remember her smile even when pain was present. 🙏🏾💕🙏🏾
My Sincere Condolences for your Family, I Pray God give you His Strength during your time of bereavement and His Peace and Comfort overshadow you.
Gloria was a lifelong friend who always was a delight in my life. We met as young soldiers at Fort Dix, New-Jersey where she was a Dental Hygienist and where she helped me conquer my fear of dentists. She always wore that smile when working with patients. Her goals were to be a success in her professional and personal life. Gloria never faltered in what she wanted to accomplish in her life. It wasn’t easy but she persevered. She has always been an inspiration in my life and the best of friend. I am so glad that she was my friend. I will forever miss my Gloria for all that she has been to me in my life. I pray that the family continue to be blessed!
I’m truly saddened to hear of Gloria’s passing. My heart and prayers go out to her family. We ALL KNOW that she is in Heaven watching over us. During “Our” tenure at 3D MEDCOM SGM Tyrell was my Operations Sergeants Major, confidant and friend. She endeavored to care for our Soldiers and there was nothing she wouldn’t do to ensure their professional progression. I fondly remember our times spent together in Atlanta. Whether it was discussing tactical and operational decisions and/or our Lives as Christians. More often than not, she’d know when I needed a break (just to relax and talk” and would bring me a spot of English Breakfast tea with milk and sugar. Gloria was the Epitome of a caring Leader, Person, Confidant and Friend. While she is missed by many, she’s Upstairs with God endeavoring to watch over ALL of Us. Sadly there seems to be few (if any) remaining Leaders of her character in the Armed Forces and Life today.