~ A Celebration of Life ~
“The life I live, will speak for me”
Gladys Alene Gilchrist, was born on the 4thof July, 1926. She also celebrated her birthday on the 26th of July; the midwives date of birth, in Nichols, South Carolina
Gladys was the youngest child, born to the late Ophelia Johnson Gilchrist and the late Short Barry Gilchrist.
Gladys attended the public school at Williams Chapel School in Marion County. She was a member of the First Friendship Baptist Church where she served faithful on many auxiliaries which included: The Senior Missionary, Pastor’s Aide, Adult and Senior choir and the Order of Eastern Stars.
Gladys was employed in the Mullins School System at Nichols Elementary School as a cook, Marvel Lightening Company and J.W. Shooter.
Gladys met and fell in love with the late Eugene Gilchrist and was united in Holy Matrimony in October 1950. This union was blessed with one precious son, “The one and only son, Roger Gene Gilchrist.”
Gladys faithful son and beloved wife Linda cared for her in their home. As her health continued to decline, she was then transferred to MUSC Nursing Facility in Mullins, South Carolina. She departed her life on August 12 at 2:25 pm.
In addition to her parents and husband Gladys was preceded in death by her sisters: Olla Mae Eaddy, Leona Williamson, Loris Floyd, Crissie Mae Lewis, Maybelle Fullardand Rebecca Floyd; also brothers: Jefferson Gilchrist and Liston Gilchrist.
Gladys leaves to cherish fond memories her loving son: Roger Gene and his wife Linda Gilchrist of Mullins, SC; her grandson: Rogerick Dion and his wife Stacey Gilchrist; two great-grandsons: William and Landon Gilchrist of Columbia, SC; one sister-in-law: Doreatha Timmons of Mullins, SC; her two angels and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
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