In Memory Of ...
Gloria Ann Chatman
July 04, 1960 - November 22, 2007
Service:Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 10:00 AM at Second Baptist Church, 3925 ? 32nd Avenue. Interment will follow in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park.
Obituary:Gloria Ann Chatman was the fourth of eleven children born to Eugene and Marie (Brown) Anderson on July 4, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois. She confessed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with Pillar of Truth Church of God in Christ of Chicago under the leadership of her late grandfather the Reverend James Brown. She transitioned into eternal life on Thursday, November 22, 2007 at United Hospital System ? Kenosha Campus. Gloria was united in wedded bliss to Robert Lee Chatman on June 2, 1979. To this union three adorable daughters were born. Gloria was educated in the Chicago Public School System. After her family relocated to Kenosha in 1993, she began working in the Kenosha Unified School District. Gloria initially worked as an Educational Assistant at McKinley Middle School under Mr. Robert Crist. While at McKinley she was advisor for the CALC program. She developed a passion for teaching. To fulfill her desire Gloria obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Carthage College. She continued her education and obtained a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University, Milwaukee. At the time of her passing she was an educator at Bradford High School and head of the Bridges program. She was also coordinator of the Bradford Positive Women, involved with the Bradford Steppers, and several other organizations. Her passions in life were enjoying her family, helping those in need, motivating her students, and education. Upon relocating to Kenosha, Gloria and her family united with Coleman Chapel AME Church under the leadership of Reverend Charlie Carpenter. Over the years Gloria served as a Sunday School Teacher, Church Secretary, Followers of Jesus Dance Ministry advisor, Steward, Class Leader, Scholarship coordinator, Benevolence coordinator and Program coordinator. Her focus was the youth. She loved her church family and took pride in all she did. Cherishing her memories are her devoted husband Robert; her mother Marie Anderson of Chicago; her father and step-mother Eugene and Cozette Anderson Jr. of Holly Springs, MS; her daughters Robin Cooper, Lakeisha (Louis) Hurd, Felecia Chatman all of Kenosha; five sisters Ruth Kinnie, Betty Graves, Belinda (Timothy) Mitchell, Barbara Carothers all of Chicago, and Yvette (Perry) Jackson of Louisville, KY; five brothers, Eugene (Pamela) Anderson Jr., David (Cheryl) Anderson, James (Melissa) Anderson, Gerald Anderson all of Chicago, and Alex ?Chubby? Anderson of Lakeland, FL; six grandchildren, Kenneth, Robin, Kiara, Laila, Lance and Jade; a godchild Devon Hopkins; and two ?adopted? daughters Charese Brown and Ashanti Beard. Also cherishing her memory are seven brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.