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CREEDMOOR — Gloria Dudley Adcock, 75, a resident of Creedmoor, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 27 with family by her side.
Gloria’s journey began on June 21, 1944 in Florence, South Carolina to the late Carol Lee and John McKiver Dudley. She was raised in Ruby, South Carolina and graduated from Ruby High School in 1962. After graduation Gloria moved to Charlotte working for the Credit Bureau for seven years before moving to Creedmoor in 1970.
Gloria, blessed by a friend (Linda Tomlinson), helped her acquire a job in the lab at Duke Hospital. While gainfully employed at Duke, Gloria received her two-year training and obtained her certification as a histotechnician. Gloria worked seven years at Duke, then 18 years at Burroughs Wellcome and then returned to Duke working 15 years before retiring. Because of the love of what she did, her colleagues, doctors and other lab staff, Gloria worked four more years semi-retired.
Her love for traditional country and gospel music brought her much joy and pleasure throughout the years, but gospel music gave her comfort, assurance and sustained her in the fight with cancer. Jonathan Abbott graciously shared his gift of singing gospel music just for her. Words cannot express what a blessing this was to Gloria.
Gloria is survived by the love of her life, Bruce “PawPaw” Adcock of Creedmoor; her daughter, Angela Walls (Scott Jacobs) of Black Mountain; three grandchildren, Josh Aiken of Asheville, Scott Walls and Kris Walls both of Liberty and great-grandchildren, Jorden and Alayna. Gloria also leaves behind a sister, Carol D. Greene of Bessemer City, one nephew, four nieces, a close cousin Linda Evitt of Creedmoor and her four-legged daughter, Precious.
Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Butner. Visitation was held in the Family Life Center from 10-10:45. Burial was in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.
The family of Gloria Dudley Adcock wishes to thank and recognize Dr. Neal E. Ready, Jennifer A. Tenhover, and Dr. Jason Webb, Palliative Care, Duke Hospital staff ninth floor, Duke Cancer Center staff, Duke Hospice staff, neighbors, church and family for the loving care and support during Gloria’s fight with cancer.
Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Adcock family.