We are saddened to learn of the passing of Gloria Ramirez. Mrs. Ramirez was a long time member of our Board of Commissioners, serving from 2004-2014. She was particularly dedicated to helping families access important social and supportive services, often volunteering her time with these programs. In 2013, BHA dedicated our new social services facility as the “Gloria Ramirez Neighborhood Resource Center” in her honor. Mrs. Ramirez will be truly missed, and our thoughts …and prayers are with the Ramirez family.
October 16, 1935 – May 7, 2017
Gloria Ramirez, 81, of Beaumont, died Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on October 16, 1935, in Cheapside, Texas, to Maria Luisa Salazar and Thomas M. Salazar, and had been a longtime resident of Beaumont. She worked in customer service for First Security Bank, Beaumont.
She is survived by her children, Anna Luquette; Annette Rogers; Ricardo Ramirez, Jr.; Maria Ramirez-Vickery and her husband, Robert; Melinda Mendez and her husband, Reinaldo; Melissa Cabrera; and Roger Ramirez, Sr., and his wife, Kimberly; seventeen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and siblings, Rey Perez; David Salazar, Sr.; Linda Chapman; and J.J. Salazar.
Gloria is preceded in death by her husband, Ricardo Ramirez, Sr.; parents; daughter, Alma Gloria Ramirez; sister, Dora Torres; and brother, Thomas M. Salazar, Jr.
A Rosary for Mrs. Ramirez will be recited at 5:30 p.m., with her gathering to follow until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.
The family would like to invite everyone to join them for a reception at Gloria Ramirez Neighborhood Resource Center, 2850 Gulf Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77703, following the service at the cemetery.