Beatrice Harding Glenn, 86 departed this life on Friday January 25, 2019.
Visitation will be Tuesday January 29, 2019 from 6pm-8pm at Jernigan Warren Funeral Home. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 1pm in the Jernigan Warren Chapel. Burial will follow at Lafayette Memorial Park on Ramsey St. After the service Lisa and Kenny will welcome family/friends at their home.
Beatrice was born and raised in Robeson County to the late James Harding and Carrie Hunt Harding. She would always share stories of how they worked hard, went to church, and how all the siblings were taught to not fuss or fight. “We didn’t have all the things children have nowadays, but we had fun outside “riding the trees”.
In 1957 she met and later married the love of her life, the Late Willie W Glenn. She was proud to be the wife of a military man. She was a devoted housewife and mother. After he passed away in 1984, she continued to manage the home and with unmeasurable strength took care of her disabled daughter, Glenda Hazel Glenn until her passing in 2002.
Beatrice had a heart for people, especially Children. In the 1980s she worked in the infant room at Dana’s Seventy-First Day Care.
At the same time she started working in the nursery of her church. She remained the full time nursery worker at Trinity United Methodist Church for over 30 years. This was more than a job, it was her passion. She loved her church and was known to say she “raised” most every child that ever came through the doors. She looked forward every year to helping with the Church Yard Sale.
She never met a stranger and enjoyed interacting with people. She would go to mall and just walk around. She would spend so much time, especially in JC Penney’s that the clerks knew her by name. She would talk with the shoppers and always leave them with a word of encouragement.
With her family, she was the life of the party. She would give words of wisdom in her own unique way. She always laughed, danced and made sure to let everyone know that she loved them. Always remember “go forward in life not backwards”
In addition to her husband and daughter, Beatrice was preceded in death by her brothers - Minor and Lance Harding, sisters-Lena Locklear, Lorraine Locklear and Ella Ree Evans.
She has left to carry on her spirit, her daughter, Donna Lisa Thompson and husband Kenny, grandchildren Carrie Thompson and Anthony Jacobs. A brother Lawrence Harding, sisters - Earlene Bell, Annie Neal Hammonds and Gladys Fagan. Six great grandchildren and a host of family/friends that loved her very much.
Flowers are appreciated, for donations, memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 6974 Raeford Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28304
Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.
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