DeLay, Gloria Hope Horton (Ringgold)

Monday, December 11, 2017
Gloria Hope Horton DeLay, 83, of Ringgold, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday December 8, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. She served her Lord and Savior faithfully her entire life and made a difference in the lives of those she encountered.

Mrs. DeLay was a great- granddaughter of George and Lydia Brotherton of the Brotherton Log Cabin in Chickamauga National Park.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents Thomas Alfred and Ruby Lee Brotherton Horton, and  sister Tommie Horton Callahan. Gloria was a faithful member of South Seminole Baptist Church for 60 years, and served in many capacities, including teaching Sunday School.

She is survived by her loving husband Henry “Lefty” DeLay Jr.; sons Dr. Bradley (Diane) DeLay of Dalton and Coach Phil (Terry) DeLay of Ringgold; grandchildren Kristen DeLay (Steve) Green of Fort Oglethorpe, Jonathan (Lauren) DeLay of Thomasville, Ga., Scott (Avalee) DeLay of Dalton, Allison Hope DeLay Kennesaw, Ga., and Thomas DeLay of Athens, Ga.; and great-grandchildren Ava and Emma DeLay, Grayson Green, and Betsy DeLay.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 at South Seminole Baptist Church, with Pastor Drew Tankersley and  Bro. Ron Perry officiating. Interment in the Burning Bush Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visit www.heritagebattlefield.com to share words of comfort with the family and view the memorial tribute.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lottie Moon Christmas offering at South Seminole Baptist Church, 1201 South Seminole Dr., East Ridge. Tn. 37412.

The family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.


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