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Fordjour, Gloria Amanda
Gloria Amanda Fordjour, 60, of Missouri City, Texas, (formerly of Galesburg and Macomb, Illinois) died Thursday March 11, 2010, at St. Lukes Hospital (Texas Medical Center) Houston, Texas.

Gloria was born December 14, 1949 to Norma White and John Bond in Galesburg, Illinois.

She married Walter McGee in 1965 and from that union came her only child, Andrea Denise McGee. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1968. She went on to work for Burlington Northern Railroad until the office relocated out of state. She then moved to Macomb, Illinois and worked for Western Illinois University for 14 years, where she obtained a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and a Masters Degree in Law Enforcement Administration. Gloria married Essa-Mensah Fordjour in 1986 and moved to Houston in 1989. Gloria was employed at the Houston Police Department for the past 20 years. She was a member of Riceville Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Gloria loved scrapbooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandsons. DeAndre and Trenton were her pride and joy. She loved to cook for her friends, and would often invite them over for holiday dinners.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a stepfather, two aunts, and three uncles.

Gloria leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Essah-Mensah Fordjour, Missouri City, TX, her loving daughter, Andrea Denise McGee Henderson (Allen), Macomb, IL, four step-children, Ama, Yaa, Adwoa, and Essah-Mensah, Jr., all of Missouri City, TX, two brothers, Dwight White (Jodi), Galesburg, IL, and Scott Watson, Portland, OR, a sister, Verneata Jones, Macomb, IL, two grandsons, DeAndre and Trenton Henderson, Macomb, IL, an uncle, Charles White, Galesburg, IL, a nephew, Shawn Jones, Quincy, IL, two nieces, Olivia and Celia White, Galesburg, IL, a Goddaughter, Kimberly Clark, Memphis, TN, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday March 19, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Church of God in Christ, located at 1500 E. Pierce St., Macomb, IL. The Rev. Jon Sibley will officiate. Visitation will be 12 noon-1:00 PM Friday at the church. Burial will be 11a.m. Saturday March 20, 2010 at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Galesburg, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Calvary Church of God In Christ or to the American Cancer Society. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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