|Gloria Delphenia Braham|
|4:00 - 7:00 PM|
|Postell's Mortuary Chapel
811 North Powers Drive
|The Church of the Holy Family
1010 N. Hiawassee Road
|Gloria Delphenia Braham, 93, of Orlando, FL, departed this life on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Gloria Delphenia Braham ("Aunt G", "Mom") was born in Buff Bay, Portland, Jamaica on the 23rd of September, 1923. She was the seventh of seven children for Edward and Susan Braham. She attended Buff Bay Primary and Secondary School until the age of 15. Being close in age to her brothers, she was a tomboy as a child and enjoyed hanging out with them whenever they would allow her.
Gloria was confirmed in the Anglican Church at 11 years of age and became devoted to her church. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the King and sang on the choir. She often spoke of how much she looked forward to preparing the altar every Saturday afternoon for Sunday's service with her best friend Maize. Although they took their duties seriously, being mischievous girls, they would often pretend to give each other communion. She was very much loved and respected by her church family especially by her pastor the Right Reverend George Pocock from London England. After school, she worked as a sales person in the local drug store owned by Mr. George Grant.
In 1953, Gloria immigrated to London England, so that she could make a better life for her and her daughter, Elaine. She was very sad that she had to leave her young child behind; but sadness turned to joy when Elaine joined her in London six years later. Although she made a living as a seamstress, Gloria loved to bake and was an excellent cake decorator. She took a course at South Bank Polytechnic to hone her skills. Weddings kept her very busy: with her friend, Ceta, she would bake on a Wednesday night, decorate on a Friday night to have the cakes ready for delivery and setup on Saturday morning.
In 1974 Gloria moved to the USA. She lived in Illinois with her brother Clarence and Sister-in law, Hazel, before moving to Pennsylvania and South Florida. She settled in Orlando in 1982 where she worked as a caregiver for the elderly until her retirement. She became a member of Holy Family Episcopal Church more than 20 years ago and enjoyed going to church on Sundays until health issues made it difficult for her to attend on a regular basis.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Elaine; granddaughter, Nikki; grandson, Leon; granddaughter Saindry; sister-in-law, Hazel; nephews, Balfour and Glen; nieces Olive, Barbara, Marcia, Belinda and Norma; many grandnephews and grandnieces; family and friends.
Aunt G was a smart, strong and determined woman who loved her family. She was generous and quick to help others. She never forgot kindness shown to her. She loved children and they loved her back. In recent years Mom spent her time keeping up with current events and talking on the phone. She loved hearing from all her friends and family and especially looked forward to speaking with her regular phone companions: Claudette every night and Nafisa every week. Mom was very much loved and appreciated.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 4-7PM at the mortuary. A service of Celebration will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017, 11:00 AM at The Church of the Holy Family, 1010 N. Hiawassee Road, Orlando with The Reverend Peter G. Magill, officiating. Interment: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Orlando.
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