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Gloria Jean Mitton

December 21, 1946 — May 9, 2024

Gulfport

Gloria Jean Mitton, age 77, passed away on May 9, 2024 in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Gloria was born in Gulfport, but lived around the world as an Army Brat. She graduated Orleans American High School in Orleans, France. She worked many years as librarian and substitute teacher at St. Michael’s School in Silver Spring, Maryland. Gloria returned to Gulfport in 2009 and became a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she served as an active parishioner, greeter and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She was known for her love for her family, which knew no bounds.

Gloria was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, John H. Mitton Jr.; parents, Alfred A. Porter Jr. and Dorothy Manley Porter; 3 sisters, Allene Swofford, Sarah Anderson and Aileen Koch.  

She is survived by her son John Allen Mitton (Carol) of Slidell, Louisiana; grandchildren, John William Mitton (Charlie) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Rebecca Rose DiMarco (Ryan) of Princeton, Texas; and two sisters, Alice Crego of Pearland, Texas and Kathleen Mayo of Lexington, Mississippi.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 11:30 AM, with visitation starting at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 12290 Depew Rd. Gulfport, MS. Burial will follow at 1:30 PM at Biloxi National Cemetery, 400 Veterans Ave. Biloxi, MS.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society at www.donate.cancer.org

Riemann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport, served the family. An online obituary may be viewed at www.RiemannFamily.com

To send flowers to the family in memory of Gloria Jean Mitton, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, May 17, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St Joseph Catholic Church

12290 Depew Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503

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Friday, May 17, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

St Joseph Catholic Church

12290 Depew Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503

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Friday, May 17, 2024

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Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Ave, Biloxi, MS 39531

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