Joan wrote: 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.