Gloria E. Glenn



Mrs. Gloria Eva “Peggy” Glenn, 90, passed from labor to reward at The Oaks at Whitaker Glen-Mayview Nursing home early Friday morning, October 5, 2018.

Mrs. Glenn was born in Cary, NC on June 2, 1928, to the late Emmitt and Lydia Crump McKoy. She was a faithful member of the Watts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church for over 75 years. Mrs. Glenn served on the Usher Board, First Aid, Sunday School, Missionary, Finance and Special Needs Committee, Senior choir, Rosettes Women’s Gospel Choir, Seniors Club, and NAACP among other auxiliaries in the Church. She attended Berry O’Kelly School and in later years completed her education at Wake Technical Community College where she was Valedictorian of her class. She also attended Meredith College for certification in Early Childhood Education. She was employed at Cooper Tools, formerly Lufkin Rule and retired after 22 years. After which she did volunteer work with Meals on Wheels. She was also a companion to the elderly. She was a train host for Amtrak. Mrs. Glenn’s last job was running the Carousel at Pullen Park which gave her so much fulfillment and joy to mingle with many young parents and their children.

Mrs. Glenn was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Glenn, Sr.; one brother, Percy McKoy; two sisters, Mamie Smith and Verla Barnes; one niece and three nephews. She is survived by one sibling, Stella Spell of Harrisburg, PA; three sons William C. Glenn, Jr. (Geraldine), C. Wayne Glenn, Sr. (Jackie) and Van M. Glenn; daughter, Diana G. Estes (Calvin); nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Mrs. Glenn, or as most people knew her as Peggy, was a marvelous cook and enjoyed feeding her family and close friends. She was well traveled, having visited Hawaii, Alaska, Canada and many other places throughout the United States with local seniors groups. She was a leader, a thinker and an activist. She was very outspoken, opinionated and had very strong convictions about what she believed. Mostly, she loved her family, church, neighbors and friends and always tried to help whenever she could. Her faith in Christ carried her through many trials of a life well-lived. She clung to her faith until the very end. And now we stand on the promises of God that our Saviour welcomes her home saying, “Well done, good and faithful servant!” Our hearts are filled with love and thanksgiving, for the memories we hold inside will never die.

Funeral service at 12:00 noon Friday October 12, 2018 at Watts Chapel Baptist Church, 3703 Tryon Road, Raleigh, NC preceded by an 11:30 AM visitation. Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens.

Viewing from 2:00 - 8:00 PM Thursday October 11, 2018 at Haywood Funeral Home.