Gloria Woodard Read 1932-2017 Gloria Woodard Read went to join her Heavenly Father on March 24, 2017. She was born in Gibsland, Louisiana on August 19, 1932. Gloria was the daughter of Velva and Homer Woodard of Minden, Louisiana. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Gene, son Jeff and daughter-in-law Lauren Read, daughter Courtney and son-in-law Sam Uthman and grandchildren Austin, Travis, Bryan and Caroline Read and Zachary and Dylan Uthman and her only sister, Jenny Kennon of Shreveport, LA. Gloria's contributions to her community are far too numerous to list. She spent countless hours volunteering for charities such as the Lunar Rendezvous Festival, Bay Area Museum and area CCISD schools. Her professional fields included banking, real estate and interior design. Gloria believed that her greatest earthly legacy was her family. Her life was anchored in Christian love and she will be honored and remembered with deep affection by all who knew her. While Gloria attended Minden High School, she was voted "Most Beautiful Girl". Until the end, she was Most Beautiful, both outward and inward. Gloria was laid to rest in a private family burial on March 31 at the Memorial Oaks Cemetery. The family would like to invite all those who wish to attend to a Celebration of Life service on Friday, April 21st at 2:30pm at Tallowood Baptist Church (555 Tallowood Drive, Houston) Those wishing to make a gift in Gloria's memory are asked to consider The Praisers Fund at Tallowood Baptist Church.
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