Gloria Josephine Ball, 87

WILMINGTON — Ms. Gloria Josephine Ball, of Wilmington, NC, was born on December 8, 1933, to the late Stanley and Anna Kankowski, and passed away on September 18, 2021, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, completing her journey of 87 years.

Gloria was a dedicated mother to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and also the neighborhood kids. She was a devoted wife for 40 years to her late husband Robert F. Ball. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, and tending to her house plants. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories one daughter: Karen Hooker (Kenneth), one son; Thomas A. Ball, five grandchildren; Nichole, Jennifer, Melissa, Michael, Angelina, seven great-grandchildren; Mia, Ava, Amarih, Zayan, Laila, Hakeem, Clyde, along with a host of relatives and friends.

Along with her husband she is preceded in death by her sons; James F. Ball and Robert J. Ball.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910-791-9099

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