In loving memory of our mother, Lorrie Gail Gruber, 62, who passed away on July 4, 2022, after battling MDS. She was the devoted wife of Clarence Gruber and loving mother of Leslie, Rusty and Jennifer. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Lorrie Gail Gruber was born in Jacksonville Florida on March 21, 1960, graduated from Robert E Lee High School in 1978 and married the love of her life, Clarence Gruber Jr., on November 10, 1979. Our mother was a kind, caring and giving person who always put the needs of her family before her own. She was a strong woman who faced every challenge in her life with courage and dignity. Our mother was a source of inspiration to us all and she will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives she has touched.
Growing up, Momma was always there for us, whether we needed help with our homework or just a shoulder to cry on. She was a woman of strong faith and she instilled in us the importance of family, hard work and doing what is right. Our mother was a true role model who we will always look up to. She loved caring for people and became a candy striper at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside, following that she worked as a CNA for over twenty years at Moosehaven of Orange Park. After sustaining an injury which lead her to be unable to do what she loved most, patient care, Lorrie went on to work in medical transcription & records at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside in which she retired early from. Lorrie always put everyone else in her life first, the love she had for others was unwavering. Everything she did was with her full heart. She lived for her children & grandchildren, they were her world, the reason she lived and breathed. She was the world’s greatest daughter, wife, sister, mother & nana. Lorrie was everyone’s ROCK and go-to person. She bore the weight of so many, without fail she always held everyone together…
Lorrie was blessed with two mothers. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Leslie Whiddon & Arrietta Faye Whiddon Horn, brother Timothy Horn & nephew Jakob Davis. She is survived by her birth mother, Pat Casson, stepfather, Russell Horn, sisters Lisa White & Sherry Casson, brother Danny Casson, niece Mckaylee Cross, nephews Blake Cross, Waylon Davis, Brandon Casson & Garrett Casson, husband of 42 years Clarence Gruber, daughters Leslie Gruber & Jennifer Mohon & son, James “Rusty” Gruber, grandchildren, Hazel, Steven, Joanna, Sarah & Audrey Mohon, Zack Thornton, Garrett & Holly Glaze & great grandchildren Maverick Johnson and Zoey Thornton.