Gloria Lee Pickerill • January 29, 2020

On January 29, 2020, Gloria Lee Pickerill, 83, transitioned into Heaven surrounded by her family. She was born to Allen Costello and Ann Stoneberger on November 26, 1936, in Charles Town, West Virginia. She married Eugene Gwynn Pickerill on April 9, 1952, became a Navy wife, and raised five children. She was one of the first female EMT/Paramedics in Escambia County, Florida, volunteered for the American Red Cross, was a member of Escambia County Search & Rescue, an active member and Stephen Minister of First United Methodist Church, was a member of Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile, obtained her LPN and worked at Baptist Hospital. After retiring, she volunteered at Baptist Hospital and Loaves & Fishes, in Pensacola, Florida.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, and her daughter, Karen Lee Pickerill-Luckie. She is survived by four of her children: Sharon Law (Larry), Eugene Pickerill, Jr. (Tammy), Lorie Pickerill (Harold Payne), and Lisa Underwood (Wesley); son-in-law Marvin Luckie; grandchildren Ryan Law (Julie), Jennifer Gaudet (Stephen), John Luckie (Becky), Michael Luckie (Sarah), Christopher Pickerill, Zachary St. George, Brandon Wragg, and Lyla Underwood; and great-grandchildren Tristan Law, Hayden Law, Hadley Luckie, Riley Luckie, Kadence Trea, Rosalind Luckie, and Miralee Luckie.

Family and friends are invited to Gloria’s Celebration of Life Service on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church, 6 East Wright Street, Pensacola, Florida 32501. Reception to follow at the church fellowship hall, “The Wright Place.”

Donations to First United Methodist Church, Covenant Hospice Care, or a charity of your choosing are suggested in her honor, in lieu of flowers.

  1. Donna H Carver says:

    Lord please comfort the Pickerill family through this difficult time. Ma Pic, I love you so much. I always thought of you as a second Mom especially after Mother died. Though hundreds of miles separated us, I thought of you often. I am so glad I got to talk to you not too long ago. I know Mr. Pickerill and Karen were waiting for you with open arms. I will miss you until I see you again. Rest in Peace. Love you forever. Donner

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