Obituary - Hollingsworth, Gladys C. Whitehead
Written by Douglas Hollingsworth
Monday, 30 April 2012 17:01
Gladys C. Whitehead Hollingsworth
Gladys C. Whitehead Hollingsworth, 85, of the Berwick community of Amite County, died Jan. 30, 2012, at her residence.
Visitation is 6 to 9 tonight at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster and 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church until services there at 2. The Rev. Zachary Smith, the Rev Stacey McCullum and the Rev. David Whitehead will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Mrs. Hollingsworth was born May 15, 1926, in Busy Corner, the daughter of Elbert and Ruby Dillon Whitehead.
She married Archie Marcell Hollingsworth Dec. 20, 1947. She attended Oxford Consolidated High School in Amite County and graduated in 1946. After high school, she attended Jackson Business College. While in college, she worked for Whitehead & Lloyd Ford.
After college, she returned to Amite County and began work in 1947 at Amite County Bank in Gloster, where she remained until retiring in 1991. During this time, she was assistant vice president and control officer at the bank.
She was an active member of the Amite County Daughters of the American Revolution. She served as president of the Gloster Chamber of Commerce and was Easter Seals co-chairman of Amite County for 20 Years. She was an active member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Busy Corner.
Her siblings said, "She will be greatly missed, as she was out second mother. She was always there for us in happy times and sad times."
She loved her Lord Jesus Christ and gave Him all the praise for her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, John Nathaniel, Johnnie Lee and Walter William Whitehead and his wife Edna.
Survivors include her husband Marcell Hollingsworth; a daughter, Kim Marcelle Hollingsworth White of Gloster; a sister, Jennie W. Livingston of Summit; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Thomas H. Whitehead of Liberty, Doyle G. and Barbara Whitehead of Gloster; a sister-in-law, Bert Barnett of Raymond; three aunts, Myrtle D. Hardison and Lorraine D. Whitehead, both of Meadville,and Pat D. Whitehead of Jackson, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
She is also remembered by her sitters, Diane, Rose, Debra and Myrtis for their devoted love and care.
Pallbearers will be her nephews. Honorary pallbearers are the deacons of Mount Pleasant Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Pleasant Fellowship Hall Fund.
Source:Enterprise-Journal (McComb, MS)
Date: January 31, 2012
(Wife of Archie M. of James L. of David R.)