Gloria Jean A. Brinkley

Gloria Jean A. Brinkley

Suffolk, VA
07.24.1945 - 05.25.2020
New Hampshire

Gloria Jean Brinkley, 74, passed away peacefully Monday, May 25, 2020 at her home. She was born July 24, 1945 in Laconia, NH.

She was known as the life of a party, her love for thrift store shopping and going to the auctions with her husband (Cupcake). Her and her husband were well known at the Suffolk Moose Lodge for burning up the dance floor. She also had a huge passion for her animals.

Gloria was predeceased in death by her parents, Tracey Aldrich and Arlene Courser and her brothers, Richard Courser and David Courser, sister, Elaine Lemieux; son, John Abbott Grimes, III and stepson, James Brinkley, Jr.

She is survived by her husband, James Brinkley, Sr.; son, Tracey Grimes (Michelle); daughters, Kim Babb and Heaven Roy; daughter-in-law, Judy Grimes; step-daughter, Myrtie Norrell (Don) and stepson, Jesse Brinkley (Rhea) along with 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

A service will be held in the mausoleum on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 2 PM at Meadowbrook Memorial and Cremation Gardens. Condolences may be registered at

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Meadowbrookw Memorial Gardens
4569 Shoulders Hill Rd
Suffolk, VA 23435
United States


I love you always Mother, in this life and the next. I will miss you.

Kimberly Babb

RIP Gloria. You will be dearly missed. Condolences to your family.

Lisa Henderson

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