Gloria Spruill Whitehurst

October 27, 1938 - September 27, 2015

10/27/1938 - 09/27/2015

Past Services

Wednesday September 30, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions
Thursday October 01, 2015
11:00 am
Blackwater Baptist Church
6000 Blackwater Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Thursday October 01, 2015
12:00 pm
Blackwater Baptist Church Cemetery
6000 Blackwater Rd.
Virginia Beach,

Virginia Beach – Gloria Spruill Whitehurst, 76, died September 27, 2015.  Gloria was born in Princess Anne County to the late Solomon and Martha Craddock Spruill.  She was predeceased by son, Robert.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 58 years, P.J. Whitehurst, Jr.; daughter, Paula Knight (Barry); son, Randolph Whitehurst; grandsons, Hunter, Kyle and Forrest Knight; and brother, Harold Lloyd Spruill (Blanche)
Gloria was a faithful, lifelong member , Sunday school teacher and pianist at Blackwater Baptist Church.  She also taught piano to many for over 40 years and she taught music to many children at Knotts Island Elementary School.
She loved her family oh so much, especially her grandsons.  When they were little, they spent many a day/night at her house.  They loved going there because she and grandpa spent many hours playing games and cards with them.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am at Blackwater Baptist Church with Dr. Lynn Hardaway officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Blackwater Baptist Church.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Brenda Sharpe
8 years ago

Mr. Whitehurst, Paula, Randolph, and family; We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Whitehurst. Mom and Dad send their sincere condolences as well. I have fond memories of fun filled summers spent playing softball, with all our moms in the stands cheering us on. May God continue to comfort and bless you all. Sincerely, Brenda Sharpe/Waterfield

Dolores Marinello
8 years ago

Our heartfelt prayers to all of you! The deeper the love, the deeper the sadness, but I know you wouldn’t trade a single second. Cherish those beautiful memories, and know in your heart that she is with God.

Pattie Barnes
8 years ago

Paula I am so sorry and send my prayers and love to you and your family.

Kristy Zahn
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers for your family. I was a piano student of Mrs. Whitehurst. She was a wonderful lady and I learned a great appreciation for music from her.

Karen Waterfield
8 years ago

Ms. Gloria was a wonderful person.. A special example of love and compassion. She knew God and showed Him to others by they way she treated them. Love and prayers to all.

kelly cary
8 years ago

Gloria was a very sweet lady i rememenber coming over her house and spending time with her all the time of course i lived next store. she was so sweet to listen too. i loved spending time with this sweet lady. she will be missed till we meet again i love you gloria

Stacy Carroll
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I was one of the kids (and my brother) she taught to play the piano. Such a wonderful and sweet lady in many, many ways.

Diana Thomas
8 years ago

So very sorry for the entire family for your loss. We never saw this lovely lady with anything but a smile on her face. She was a beautiful lady, both inside and out. Keeping all of you in our prayers.

Linda & Danny
8 years ago

Our hearts break for you all. Know that her bright smile & ready music is now with the angels.

Tina Bradberry
8 years ago