Gloria Sheronnah Patterson was born on December 6, 1948 in Vivian, LA and went home to be with the
Lord on December 12, 2021 in Roseville, CA at the age of 73 years old.
She was the daughter of Clevie Etheridge Pearson and Omega Steed Pearson. She moved to California as
an infant with her parents and brothers. She attended Healdsburg High School until she left in 1965 to
marry her husband Chuck. She later received her high school diploma and took accounting courses as
Gloria is survived by her husband, Charles Frederick Patterson Sr, her daughter Shelby (Eric) Baltzley,
sons Charles Frederick (Melanie) Patterson Jr and Robert Joseph Patterson and bonus daughter Tanya
Marcus. They had 6 grandchildren, Damian (Samantha) Baltzley, Delaney (John) Hutchinson, Morgan
(Justice) Patterson, Ethan Patterson, Mason Brown and Harley Patterson, as well as 3 great-
grandchildren: Kameron Baltzley, Weston Baltzley and River Bell. She is also survived by many nieces
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Scheovania Larabee, brothers James, Robert and
Etheridge Pearson as well as nephews Lenard and Thomas Larabee and niece Diane Pearson Marks.
Gloria was a Christian since 1972 and attended Westside Christian Church in Roseville. Until the last few
years due to her health, she was very active in church and served in children’s ministries.
Gloria joined the workforce in 1981, working as the secretary at Pacific Air in Redding, CA where Chuck
was the manager. After moving to the Sacramento area in 1987, she worked as the church secretary at
Calvary Baptist Church in Roseville. She left that position to join Chuck in opening a manufacturer’s
representative agency in 1991 and they worked together until they retired in 2012. Her greatest joy was
in raising her children and playing a big role in the lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She also loved her crafting and arts. She loved to quilt and sew clothing and other items and she also
loved cross-stitch, needlepoint, knitting and painting.
She loved to travel with Chuck – to Mexico, the Caribbean and China as well as most of the US. They also
Gloria fought Alzheimer’s disease with everything she had. And God gave her (and her family) the
greatest gift of knowing us for several weeks before He called her home. She was kind, smart, funny and
fiercely loyal and will be missed.