Gloria Shears Tate, 70, of Boiling Springs, SC, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021, in SMC Mary Black Campus.
She was born in Gaffney and was a daughter of the late Samuel and Lillie Wood Shears.
Gloria was a graduate of Granard High School, a seamstress, and a member of New Mount Zion Baptist Church.
She is survived by: two sons, Kendrick Tate (Rhonda), of Spartanburg, SC, and Wesley Tate , of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Betty Karen Granger, of Jacksonville, FL and Shirley Tate (Johnny), of Gaffney; brothers, Arlene Shears (Willie Ann), of Greensboro, NC, William Shears (Nellie), Freddie Shears, and Dean Shears, all of Gaffney; Evon Shears (Debra), of Clover, SC, Ricky Dawkins(Gerene), of Spartanburg; a special friend, Isaiah Maybin, of Boiling Springs; 4 grandchildren, Whitney, Mydia, Chandler, and Myles Tate; 3 great-grandchildren, Darius (D.J.) Shippy, D-Wade Tate, and Hendrix Vernon; other relatives and friends.
Public Viewing will be held Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Funeral Service will be Saturday, 11:00 a.m., in Greater Hope Ministries with Rev. Caroline Allen-Jones and Rev. William Cleveland. Interment will be in New Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. The family is at the home of Kendrick and Rhonda Tate, 411 Pleasant Ridge Court, Spartanburg.