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Gladys Margaret Turner Williams

SoVaNow.com / August 07, 2018


Gladys Margaret Turner Williams died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Gladys lived in Chase City for a time with her husband, Russell Spry Williams and their grands, Victor and Deja Moore.

Russell predeceased her in 2011 and in 2016, Gladys relocated back to her home, Birmingham, Ala., where her grandchildren reside. There she was a resident of Danberry at Inverness Nursing facility, The Gardens until her passing. The staff there are missing a ray of sunshine as Gladys was very active and social. Those who knew her remember her zest for life, even as she dealt with dementia and Alzheimer’s, and her ability to remind us to live life to its fullest to the end. Education was a vital part of Gladys’ upbringing. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Spelman College, Atlanta, and her master’s and doctorate from Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. She taught middle school through college level students, and after retirement started her own financial planning business.

Along with Russell she sold real estate property in Alabama.

Gladys was a member of Clarksville Presbyterian and also attended Thyne Memorial Presbyterian church, often playing Thyne’s music for morning worship.

Gladys leaves to cherish her memory: her grandchildren, Victor and Deja Moore; sisters-in-law, Marjorie (Thad) Williams Carter, Chase City, and Betty Williams, Richmond, and three cousins-Henrietta, Emily, and Zan, New York. Several nieces and nephews, cousins and friends will continue to keep her legacy of fondness for life alive.

Her niece, Cheryl CI Tucker, will always remember how Aunt Gladys encouraged her, made her laugh at the most opportune times, and spoke so lovingly about her husband and her mom.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later time. Please contact the family for information.

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