Gloria King Bonton

Gloria King Bonton

May 25, 1957 – May 25, 2020


Gloria King Bonton was born on May 25, 1957 in Omaha, Nebraska, to Clarence King and Irene Turner-King.  She was the second of six children, with brothers, Cedric and Howard, and sisters, Margaret, Cecelia and Caynette.

She was baptized in the name of Jesus and received the gift of the holy ghost at an early age under District Elder James P. Foster at Greater Bethlehem Temple in Omaha, Nebraska.

Gloria graduated high school from North High in Omaha, Nebraska, and then proudly served her country in joining the United States Army.

Gloria later settled in Florida, spending over 25 years there, where she met her fiancé, BB Mosbey, who she called ‘her sweetheart’.  She also served faithfully under Apostle James A. Rorie at Faith Deliverance Cathedral Ministries while in Florida.  She returned to Omaha, Nebraska, in 2014 for the home going of her sister, Cecelia, and remained there to care for her mother.

Gloria had the gift of gab!  She loved to talk and loved to use this gift to minister and invite others to the Lord!  She loved reading her bible, especially her favorite scripture, Psalm 23, which she recited quite often.  She also loved constantly calling her big sister, Margaret, asking how to pronounce different things in the bible as she was reading!  Gloria always wanted to ensure that she was right with others and right with the Lord, and every night would say to her mother and loved ones, “If I have done anything to you, I apologize, please forgive me.”

Upon returning to Omaha, Gloria was a faithful member of The Glory Tabernacle under District Elder Clifton Hobbs III.  Gloria loved serving in the church in any way that she could and was known for her contagious smile and the love that she showed for those around her, especially the young people.  As much as she loved to serve, Gloria also had a sense of humor and one of her favorite past times at The Glory Tabernacle was how much she loved joking around with Deacon Harvey and giving him a hard time!

Gloria entered into rest with the Lord on May 25, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska.

She is preceded in death by her father, Clarence King; brother, Minister Howard Lee King; sister, Caynette King; sister, Cecelia King; niece, Denise Michelle Washington; aunt, Lorene reed; and uncle, Willie Turner.  She leaves to cherish her memories mother, Irene Williams; sister, Margaret Gay; brother, Cedric King; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and one great-great nephew.

SERVICES following CDC guidelines: Tuesday, June 2nd at 11am at the West Center Chapel.  INTERMENT: Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military honors by American Legion Post 331.


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  • Denise Meeks Posted June 1, 2020 6:38 am

    My prayers go out to the King family. I remember all the great childhood memories we had. Gloria’s great smile and laughter. Rest peacefully my neighbor friend forever.

  • Vivian Roper Posted June 1, 2020 4:33 pm

    Sis. King, Margaret, and family, I was so sorry to hear of Gloria;s passing. Our family’s go way back. Know that you are in my prayers. Love, Vivian

  • Vivian Roper Posted June 1, 2020 4:34 pm

    Sis. King, Margaret, and family, I was so sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. Our family’s go way back. Know that you are in my prayers. Love, Vivian

  • Ray & Karen Turner Posted June 2, 2020 11:07 am

    Rest In Peace Gloria She was one my favorite Cousin!!!She definitely had a Gift to Gab I have So Many fond Child hood Memories,Especially when her sister Margaret, Made us Some chocolate Chip cookies, that were so hard you could bust the earth.Wish she’s still denying❤️ To all the family members thoughts and prayers go out to you

  • Mary Pearson Morgan Posted June 2, 2020 11:44 am

    We send our condolences from your family in Laurel Ms. Your aunt Mary Lee. Is saddened to hear. She’s in early stages of dementia. But can remember King and Irene. She asked why don’t we hear from them. But any how we love you guys.

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