GLORIA JOHNS, 69 passed away on January 30, 2016, surrounded by her family. Gloria was born in Bald Knob, Arkansas and moved to McIntosh, Florida as a young girl, she graduated from North Marion High School in 1964. Gloria was an active member of Antioch Baptist Church in LaCrosse, Florida, and was passionately involved in Operation Christmas Child. She loved to sing and led the Antioch Choir for many years. Whether teaching children in her kindergarten classroom or cross-stitching, quilting, or sewing a gift for someone- Gloria’s hands were never idle. She established the first ovarian cancer support group in Gainesville and was a spokesperson for cyber knife radiation treatment for Medicare Patients. Gloria is survived by her husband of 47 years, Brice Johns, her children Jay Johns, Kimberly Kraft, and Brian Johns; her mother Eleanor Jones, her brothers Allen, Larry, and David Jones; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Paul Jones. In lieu of flowers, Gloria has requested a donation to Operation Christmas Child in care of Antioch Baptist Church, 3612 NW 177th Ave. Gainesville, FL. 32609. Funeral Services will be held February 4, 2016, at 11:00 am at Antioch Baptist Church.