Gloria Mathews-Caldwell was born in Toccoa GA, graduated from Stephens County High School and began work at Toccoa First United Methodist Church in September, 1972. She was first married to Roger Mathews, who passed away in 1993. She married Tony Caldwell the second time and he passed away in 2013.
She has two sons,Rustyand Tracy( who passed away in 2015) and she has four grandsons. Tracy had one son, Devin and daughter-in-law Tammie, live in Mt. Airy, GA, Devin 23 years old is currently attending the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, Devin is with the Army National Guard. Rusty and his wife, Jennie, live in North Carolina with their 9 year old son, Brody, their 6 year old son, Cody, and their 1 and half year old son, Rocky. Gloria enjoys the outdoors, reading, being with family and spoiling Devin, Brody, Cody, and Rocky. Twice a week she teaches an aquatic exercise class for fibromyalgia/arthritis at the local indoor pool.