Meredith Ann Gloer 69 years of age of Madison Georgia died Monday, October 15, 2018 in Athens Georgia.
After complications from a recent surgery.
Born February 28, 1947 to Capt. Robert Wilson Gloer US. Army and Gladys H. Gloer, sister of Louisa Gloer and Robert Gloer Jr.
Meredith attended RL Hope Elementary School on Piedmont Road in Buckhead then North Fulton High school where she sang in the honor choir and was part of the class of 1968.
During her formative years she was a part of the burgeoning Atlanta hippie movement taking part as a social and political activist working outfits like the United Way and selling beads on the strip to make her way to Woodstock or Byron Pop Festivals.
Meredith was a part of an infamous group referred to as the Taft Avenue girls. A group well known for their hospitality during the free concerts at Piedmont Park that featured the up-and-coming movements darling band The Allman Brothers Band these young forward thinking ladies would be some of the very first “groupies” to give rise in a myriad of social and political refugees that would go on to help change the world.
Meredith was never a professional singer per se but was a regular sitting in with acts like Joe South and Eric Quincy Tate around the Atlanta scene.
Meredith worked in the early retail fashion industry in Atlanta working at Paradise and Sold at the Omni international in the early 70s then in the 80s running August Max at Phipps Plaza and then finishing her working career with a 15 year stint at the Briarcliff animal clinic as a receptionist.
Meredith was a avid NA member and activist and helped others battle addiction and other abuse issues.
In 1970 she gave birth to her only child, a son Kris. Her last 6 years spent as a homemaker helping him to raise his three daughters in Madison Georgia and Hilton Head Island South Carolina she is survived by her son Kris Gloer, 3 granddaughters, Meredith Bryan Whitlock-Gloer, Ava and Ella Gloer. Her sister Lynne Turner, nieces Merry Turner snd Bobby Turner Powell and Brother Robert Gloer, The Powell Nieces and the love of her life Steven Hicks of Jacksonville Arkansas. Jazz Funeral procession planned for November 24th 10am in Atlanta Georgia. Donations to Mama’s Pickin’ Parlor dba non-profit accepted in lieu of flowers. 309 N Second St. Madison GA 30650