Gladys Douglas Gorman
July 1, 1940  -  April 5, 2019

Gladys Douglas Gorman

Gladys (Douglas) Gorman, 78 of Pecos, TX passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019 in Pecos, TX.

Gladys was born in Kerrville, TN to Booker T and Eula Mae (Hughes) Douglas on July 1, 1940. She went to school at Roosevelt H.S. in Gary, IN. She was married to Leidra Anderson (Gary, IN) and widow of Lee Gorman, Jr. (Ft Wayne, IN)

She never met a stranger, loved people, learning and teaching. But most of all she was our beloved Mother, nurturer with a spunky attitude and great sense of humor. As a self-employed entrepreneur she spent 50 years working in Fort Wayne, IN as a Housekeeper, Dressmaker/Tailor, master Crafter/Diy-er, Caterer, Baker, Restaurant owner, Motivational Speaker and Storyteller before retiring to Pecos TX.

Gladys is preceded in death by parents Booker T. Douglas, Eula Mae (Hughes) Douglas; children Pamela Loraine Anderson, Deitrick Lynn Anderson; brothers Booker T Douglas, Jr., Frederick Douglas; sisters Eloise Douglas, Mildred (Douglas) Baker, Carrie Mae (Douglas) Goins and husband Lee Gorman, Jr.

Gladys is survived by children Letha R. Anderson, Dr. Deitrick L. Gorman (Kasali Sikuyayenga), Katrina D. Gorman, Lee Gorman III (Lola), Janice Gorman, Ellen Gorman, Nura (Gorman) Washington, Darrell Gorman, David Gorman; Brother Booker T. Douglas (Gary, IN), Sisters Lillie Blanch (Douglas) Calhoun (Gary, IN), Juanita Douglas (Chicago, IL); along with a hosts of Nephews, Nieces, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.

In lieu of funeral or memorial services the Family asks on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10am(est)/9am (cst) take this time to say a little prayer and or think of her as she continues on her spiritual journey.

Memorials (no flowers) may be sent in memory of Gladys Douglas to:
PBS39, 2501 East Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1562
Basin PBS, P. O. Box 8940, Midland, TX 79708
ATOM P. O. Box 68322, Oak Grove, OR 97268-0322
Written condolences c/o P. O. Box 345, Pecos, TX 79772

The Family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of these Hospitals; Reeves County (Pecos TX), ORMC (Odessa TX) Methodist (San Antonio TX); and to all those who showed care and kindness to Gladys. She will forever remain lovingly in our hearts.


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  1. Billie Hook
    Fort Wayne, IN

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Letha, Trina, and Deit on the loss of Miss Gladys! She was an exceptional person who showed great love and compassion for all.

  2. Melody Tharpe
    Indianapolis, IN

    I remember her soft motherly advice and warm smile. Her spirit always boundless. Sending prayers of comfort, love and eternal friendship of spirit.

  3. Mary Lou Ramirez
    Pecos, TX

    My family and I are so sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace.

  4. Susie Maldonado
    Midland, TX

    Our condolences and prayers to Dr. Gorman and the family. ❤

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