Gloria Breeden Stratton, 61, enjoyed hunting and fishing with her family

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Gloria Breeden Stratton
Gloria Breeden Stratton

Gloria Breeden Stratton, 61, of Toano, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. Gloria was born Dec. 15, 1954, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to Laymon and Pansy Breeden. She grew up in Greene County and graduated from William Monroe High School in 1973, Standardsville, Virginia.

Gloria made countless friends through her employment with State Farm Insurance. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Norge, Virginia. Gloria was loved by everyone whose path she crossed. The biggest joys in her life were her husband, sons and grandchildren. She also loved her cabin on Turkey Ridge in Greene County and spending time catfishing and deer hunting with her family. She was very involved with mission and community projects through her church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Pansy Deane Breeden, and her brother Robbie Breeden.

She leaves behind her loving husband of 20 years, David Stratton; her father, Laymon Breeden; her son, Kevin Beamon (Maggie); stepsons, Travis (Rachel) and Benjamin Stratton; her brother, John Breeden of Standardsville; her sister, Karen (Byron) Mehlhaff of Louisa; five grandchildren, Austin, Levi, Cheyenne, Addison and Laymon, all of James City County; two nephews, Blake (Jessica) and Jeff Mehlhaff; and a special family friend, Elizabeth Payne, of Fredricksburg.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 7479 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188, with burial following in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 5 to 7 p.m. at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA 23140.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, or to the Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23188, where her final days were peacefully spent.