Gloria Marrero
Gloria Marrero
  • July 23, 1933 - July 14, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA – Gloria Marrero, 83, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Juan Rios and Gregoria Mendez Hernandez.

Mrs. Marrero retired as a bond auditor from Bank of America and during retirement, she became known as the “Cake Lady”. She attended Zion Canaan Baptist Church.

Surviving is her daughter, Wanda Denizard (Portalatin); son, Efrain “Frank” Marrero; grandchildren; Portalatin “Tito” Denizard (Chrissy), Christina Smith (Robin), Gabriel Denizard (Elizabeth), Frank “Manuel” Denizard (Karina), George Carroll, Aileen Marrero; great grandchildren, Trinity Denizard, Celestina Smith, Amalia Smith, Eliana Smith, Khalessi Denizard, Isaias Denizard; siblings, Carmen Delgado Mendez, Jose´ Ernesto Rios Mendez, Mirna Delgado Mendez and Siria Sedeno Delgado. In addition to her parents, her beloved husband, Efrain Marrero, preceded her in death.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 190 Know Abbot Drive

Suite 301, Cayce, SC 29033 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.