Gloria Jean Jagessar, the beloved daughter of the late Russell and Lottie Rowe, was born on December 13, 1941 at Kilkenny Farm in Amissville, Virginia in Fauquier County.
Glo, as she was affectionately called by family, was a true country girl and tended to the farm with her parents and siblings-- feeding and caring for the animals, planting and harvesting crops, and riding horses and jumping gates. She even learned to drive on a tractor and was quite proud of it.
After graduating from William C. Taylor High School in Warrenton, VA in 1960, Gloria moved to Washington, D.C. She pursued her quest for spiritual knowledge through diligent study of the Bible and on July, 12,1963, Gloria became a baptized Jehovah's Witnesses. Being a Witness was the crux of her life and she was a devout servant. Gloria loved the Lord with all her heart, which shown through her unshakable peaceful spirit.
Gloria also loved to travel and spent her young adulthood traveling internationally to Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Rome, Monaco, Switzerland, Geneva, Bermuda, and Canada; and domestically to Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, California and Arizona. An inquisitive self-learner with a creative spirit, Gloria was an accomplished painter, seamstress, upholsterer, and floral artist.
In 1973, Gloria was united in holy matrimony to Michael Jagessar and from this union two daughters, Camille and Kara, were born. A devoted wife and mother, Gloria always ensured the needs of her family were met. Gloria loved her girls and cherished spending time with them. She taught them the importance of family, of being present, and being unselfish.
Gloria spent her career caring for others; 30 years as a Medical Assistant and 12 years as a Dental Assistant. She was known as a peaceful soul amongst her colleagues and patients alike.
Regardless of her physical or mental state, Gloria retained her kind spirit, gentle touch, and sense of humor. To know her was to love her. Don't worry she'd say, it will be alright.
Gloria is survived by her two daughters, Camille George and Kara Jagessar; two sons-in-law Christopher George and Marlon Clay; granddaughters Nyah Maree Clay and Halayah Clay; two sisters: Peggy Mohammed and Eileen Rowe; and two brothers: Russell Rowe, Jr. and Steven Rowe; and a host of extended family and friends.
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