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Gloria Fleming Slay

December 5, 1947 — September 22, 2023

Leesburg, GA

Gloria Fleming Slay

Gloria Annette Fleming Slay, 75, of Lee County, GA, died Friday, September 22, 2023, at The Miller County Hospital after a prolonged illness of Neuro Myelitis Optica and Transverse Myelitis.  Funeral services will be held Monday, September 25, 2023 at 11:00 am at Mathews Funeral Home in Albany, GA.  Rev. Roy Cook and Rev. Chad Ellis will officiate.  Committal services will be held Tuesday September 26, 2023, at 11:00 am at Forest Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Elberton, GA. 

Gloria was born in Elberton, GA on December 5, 1947 to the late Joseph and Audrey Fleming and grew up in the Centerville Community.  She adored her granddaddy, Otto Fleming who had a gentle spirit and taught her about the love of Jesus.  She graduated from Elbert County High School in 1965. 

Gloria and Ray Slay were high school sweethearts and married in 1967.   Gloria worked as a seamstress to help put Ray through college.  She was a homemaker while their girls were little and later was employed by The United States Postal Service as a Rural Mail Carrier for twenty-six years in Douglasville, GA.  After retiring from the Postal Service, Gloria moved to Lee County in 2010 to be closer to her grandchildren. 

Gloria was a member of Gillionville Baptist Church.  Gloria enjoyed volunteering at church, flower gardening, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren.  She also enjoyed visiting and corresponding with friends from church, the post office and high school.

Gloria was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.  Gloria had a feisty spirit and fought hard to overcome a debilitating illness over the past year.  She is now with Jesus and her granddaddy, whom she loved dearly.  Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Ray Slay of Lee County, GA, two daughters, Tammy Slay (Christopher Meek) of Marietta, GA and Lisa Marie (Stewart) Whittaker of Albany, GA, a sister, Shirley Yeargin of Conyers, GA, two grandchildren, Grayson and Lindsey Whittaker, sister in laws Barbie Slay McCannon, Elizabeth Slay, Linn Slay Mills, brother in laws Tim Slay, Stan Mills, Roger McCannon and many nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends Monday, September 25, 2023 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at Mathews Funeral Home in Albany, GA and from 10:00 am until 11:00 am Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at Berry Funeral Home in Elberton, GA.

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