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Gloria Jean Baker Rose

August 22, 1946 — June 29, 2023


Gloria Jean Baker Rose


Gloria Jean Baker Rose, 76, of Halifax, VA passed away June 29, 2023.  She was born in Petersburg, VA on August 22, 1946 to the late Archie F. Baker and the late Catherine Epes Baker.  She was married to the late William W. Rose for 46 years.

Gloria spent 31 years as a Civil Service Employee working with the Quartermaster’s School, at the Quartermaster Center, Troop Support Agency, 4th Transportation Brigade, Germany, and Logistics Support Agency, PA. She also worked 12 years in Administration at Pamplin Historical Park.

She was a lifelong member of Second Presbyterian Church, Petersburg, VA where she taught Sunday School, worked with the youth, and was an elder of the church.   Gloria was an avid knitter, and loved sharing her gift with others, especially making blankets for the residents of the nursing home.  She loved Christmas and collecting Santa Clauses.  Gloria will be missed by all who knew her.


Gloria Jean Baker Rose is survived by:


William Daniel Rose (Cora)


William D. Rose, Jr.

Abigale E. Rose


Thomas R. Baker (Deborah) of Halifax, VA

Claude A. Baker (Maria) of Petersburg, VA


Verna Gail Milton (Donald and Jane Murphy (James)

Numerous nieces and nephews

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

For memorials, please consider Second Presbyterian Church, 419 W. Washington St. Petersburg, VA, 23803.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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