Gloria Jean Board, Detroit Resident Who Loved to Crochet Blankets as Gifts, Dies from Coronavirus at 66

Those who had the privilege of owning a blanket crocheted by Gloria Jean Board can remember her talent and kind heart by wrapping themselves in her love.

Board, 66, died May 3, 2020, at Ascension St. John Hospital as a result of complications from COVID-19.

Born in Detroit, she graduated from Southeastern High School and continued her education at Detroit Business Institute and Wayne County Community College.

She worked for the Detroit Department of Transportation for 25 years before retiring.

Affectionately known as Glo or Glo Jean, she had a passion for crocheting and blessed many people with the gift of a blanket.

Board also enjoyed watching crime shows and sports, especially football and tennis, while eating a bag of Better Made chips and drinking a Faygo pop.

Known for being feisty, funny and outspoken, Board liked playing cards, playing the lottery, visiting casinos in Michigan and Las Vegas, and baking sweet potato pies and pound cakes for family and friends.

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SOURCE: Detroit Free Press, Brendel Hightower