Gloria Jean Breal Lessner, known within DG as Glory
Gloria Jean Breal Lessner, age 57, died Thursday, January 22, 2004 in Biloxi. Mrs. Lessner was a native Biloxian. She was a homemaker.
She was survived by her husband, Ronald D. Lessner, a son, Ronald D. Lessner, Jr. and wife Christy, a daughter, Deitre Browne and her husband David, grandchildren, Corey Lessner, Nathan Peffer, Rebecca Lessner, and Jessica Browne all of Biloxi. Her mother, Audrey Breal of Biloxi. Four sisters, Deborah (Jim) Compton of Biloxi, Charlene (Billy) Demoruelle of Ocean Springs, Darnell Hodge of Pasadena, TX, Alisa Butcher of Florence, CO, three brothers, Charles (Anna) Breal of Ocean Springs, Jeff Breal of Mumbai, India, Freddie Breal of Biloxi, and a special friend Mary Ellen Spencer of Biloxi. Numerous nephews and nieces, and two special DG friends, Roz and BrugNanny.
Gloria was known by us on Dave's Garden as Glory. She loved her brugsmansias, and it's because of her hybridizing that we have many of the brugs we have today, such as 'Jessie Noel', 'Becca Lynn', and 'Old Glory', as well as others.
Gloria was such a wonderful person. Her personality was bubbly and her heart was big. She treated each and every one of us as if we were next door neighbors. I certainly do miss her forum conversations, her pictures, and most of all, the little notes I received from her from time to time. I'm sure her new brug garden is beautiful.
Through Glorias generosity, she lives throughout my yard. I dont think i've ever met a more giving person than her.
She was in my life for such a short time, but i am so thankful that i had the chance to live close enough to know her.
People like her are few and far between and she was taken from us entirely too early.
Reading about Glory on the threads touched my heart quite a lot... She was witty, genuine, caring, and quick to be generous. I wish I could have known her in this life, but certainly look forward to meeting her in the next... Here is a picture I was able to edit the lines out of ...
I have tried to write several times and have to stop. Gloria was a really special lady. I was very privileged to get to meet her. She had a kind and generous heart and a wonderful sense of humor. When she knew she was sick, she lived each day to its fullest laughing and having fun. Her legacy lives on through her many brugs.
Every January, I stop to remember Gloria and all the friendship and sharing she brought to the Brugmansia forum. Her memory still survives in all the beautiful brugs she hybridized that we grow today. She was really a special lady who was taken much too soon.