Gloria Marie Schilleci

November 12, 1938 - August 26, 2020

Gloria Maria Schilleci, 81, of Crystal Beach, peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, while her loving husband of sixty-one years sat by her side. She was born on November 12, 1938, to Marie Roy Levis and James L. Levis, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Gloria eloped to marry her high school sweetheart, Joel Elvin Schilleci, on May 29, 1958, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Gloria graduated from Francis T. Nicholls High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1956. She graduated in 1962 from University of Louisiana at Lafayette with her Bachelor of Science in Education and a Minor in Home Economics.

Gloria was a devoted wife and stay at home mother of five children. As a mother she encouraged her children to seek and trust God in all things. She often tutored children teaching them to read. For many years she was a substitute teacher for Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District. She loved going to Bible Study, and regularly challenged herself to memorize scripture. Gloria loved to walk every day, but her favorite outdoor activity was playing tennis. Her passion was helping others. She was extremely charitable to anyone she knew in need.

Survivors include her husband, Joel E. Schilleci; daughters, Alison M. Thornton and her husband, Bennie, of Lexington; Angela M. Mylius and her husband, Michael, of Tomball; and Sharon Rojas Cortez and her husband, Omar, of Spring; daughter-in-law, Stayce Schilleci, of San Antonio; sisters-in-law, Olivia Levis, of San Antonio and Gayle M. Schilleci, of The Woodlands; brother, James L. Levis, Jr. and his wife, Nunny, of Slidell, Louisiana; brother-in-law, Wayne Schilleci, Sr. and his wife, Debbie Schilleci, of The Woodlands; twelve grandchildren, Chantel Luce and her husband, Andy; Sean Schilleci and his wife, Olivia; Jessica Mylius; Heather Mylius; Jared Lovett and his wife, Jessica; Lacey Lightfoot and her husband, Ryan; Shealyn Rivera; Shane Mylius and his wife, Johonna; Ashley Lovett; Cole Lovett and his wife, Bethany; and Samuely Mylius; fifteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jolie Schilleci; son, Scott Schilleci; and brother, Earl F. Levis.

A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Schilleci will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 5, 2020, at First Baptist Church of Crystal Beach, 1260 State Highway 87, Port Bolivar. Cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

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Andy D'Entremont

Wayne, I'm very sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace in this time of sorrow.

Frank Hodges

This lovely lady will be sorely missed by both family and friends. Linda and I became acquainted with her after her diagnosis and onset of the dementia which eventually took her life. But we still were able to get to know her and enjoy her testimony and sweet personality. God bless her loving girls and faithful, loyal husband.