Gloria Taylor Bandy

  • Born: December 23, 1936
  • Died: July 20, 2020
  • Location: Manassas Park, Virginia

Ames Funeral Home

8914 Quarry Road
Manassas, VA 20110

Tel. (703) 368-2814

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gloria Bandy's Obituary

Gloria Wallica Taylor Bandy was born on Dec, 23, 1936, to the late Leon and Mary Marsh Taylor Sr. God chose to take His beautiful daughter home on July 20, 2020. Gloria was the fourth of six children. She has joined her parents and all her siblings, except one, in Heaven.
Gloria, affectionately known to her family as Lish, was born in Browns, Alabama, but grew up in Osaka, Virginia. She attended Virginia Union and Virginia Seminary College where she graduated with honors. Gloria received her BA in English and taught in Wise County School District before meeting the love of her life, Virgil Bandy.
Virgil and Gloria were married on September 20, 1958. From their union, five children were born; Virgil "Kim", Timothy, Teri Lynn, Keri, and Sheri. Gloria loved her family and it gave her the greatest joy to participate in family time. She always made it a "Big Deal" There was always food, fun, games and singing. Gloria was all about her children. She was on every board, PTA and school leadership committee there was. Gloria attended football & soccer games, piano recitals, band concerts, marching band competitions, parades, girl scouts and wrestling matches cheering on her babies. She loved to win at games herself, whether she was beating her husband or her children. She was a hard worker, an excellent cook, and the best Mommy in the whole world!
Once her youngest was of school age, Gloria returned to the work force. In, 1975, she became the first African American General Registrar in the Northern Virginia Region in the City of Manassas Park. She served in this position for over 20 years.
Gloria was also a faithful and dedicated member of First Baptist Church, Manassas for over 50 years. She held many offices there including being the Church Clerk. Along with her loving husband, she raised her children in the fear and admonition of the Lord, surrounded in the love of the FBC Family.
Gloria Bandy is survived by her sister, Helen Hall, five children-Kim, Tim, Teri, Keri and Sheri, five grandchildren-Virgil II, Athena, Jonathan, Andre and Yvonnalyn, three great grandchildren-Ceraya, Savien and Channing; 1 sister in-laws, Leatrice Taylor and a host of relatives and friends. Gloria also leaves some specials friends who chose to adopt her-Harry Sykes, Lawrence "Buck" Buchanan, Ida Lee, Zowie Lankford, and many others. Gloria loved everyone she met and was loved by all who met her! She will forever be in our hearts!
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Condolence & Memory Journal

I Love You. You are so precious to me. I wasn't ready but I know you were....I know you and Grandpa are running and not grow weary walking and not go faint rise up soaring like eagles. You will always be dear within my heart. Thank you for the life time of memories that made me who I am today.

Posted by Virgil K Bandy II - grandchild   December 22, 2020

Once again we would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Michael & Linda Mitchell - Concord, NC - Family Friend   August 04, 2020

May you take comfort in knowing that your mother is nesetled in the arms of God and that she happily reunited with her husband!!

Posted by Alfredo & Lucille Comignani - Manassas, VA - Family Friend   August 03, 2020

Dear Bandy Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a kind and compassionate person. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you much, Roland and Beverly (Griffin) Williams.

Posted by Roland and Beverly Williams - Centreville, VA - Family Friend   July 29, 2020

My condolences to the Bandy family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Loretta Stephens - Manassas, VA   July 28, 2020

Sending my Condolences to the Bandy Family. I Pray your continued Strength and Faith in the Lord.

Posted by Stella Pollard - Bealeton, VA   July 27, 2020

Family Album

Community Photos

2015 - Bandy Family at 1st Baptist for Andre Harris' Baptism
2014 - Bandy Siblings - Tim, Kim, Keri, Sheri, & Teri
Bandy Family Christmas - 2018

Community Photos

Bandy Family - Christmas 2010
Gloria & Virgil Bandy