Gloria Joy Moore Stabler

Published 5:07 pm Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Mrs. Gloria Joy Moore Stabler, 88, a resident of Dothan, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Jacksonville, Fla., after a brief illness.

A memorial service will be celebrated 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity with Rev. Peter Wong celebrating and Kendall Glover directing. Interment will follow at the church. The family will receive friends immediately after in the Parish Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Outreach Ministry, Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 205 Holly Lane, Dothan, AL 36301.

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Gloria Stabler was born on Jan. 5, 1928, in Vredenburgh, Alabama, daughter of Cicero Constantine Moore and Joyce Andress Moore.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lemuel Clay Stabler, Jr. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity where she served as Sunday School teacher, Vestry member, Diocesan Standing Committee, President of Diocesan Women’s Commission, and mentor of Education for Ministry, as well as chairman of the Outreach Ministry.

She graduated from Huntingdon College with a degree in sociology and English, and from Troy University with a M.A. degree in psychology and counseling. She worked for many years as a counselor and Girls’ Group Home Director for Southeast Alabama Youth Services, Heritage House and the White House.

Survivors include her son, Lemuel Clay Stabler III and his wife, Ruthanne; her daughter, Joycelyn Stabler-Tippett and her husband, Robert; her son, Richard Moore Stabler and his wife, Beverly; grandchildren, Joseph Penn Stabler, Gregory Clay Stabler, Michael Joseph Giardino, Luca Gerard Giardino, Annie Giardino Nettles, Lauren Stabler McClinton and Michael Paul Stabler; great-grandchildren Caroline McClinton and Eli Nettles; nephew, Newell Moore; and niece, Marilyn Moore Folmar.

The family extends special thanks to her beloved friends.

Glover Funeral Home of Dothan has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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