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Glenda Black

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Family-Placed Death Notice

BLACK, Glenda GLENDA J. BLACK Mrs. Glenda J. Black, of Lithonia, GA passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at her home. Mrs. Black was the wife of Rev. Jerry D. Black, Pastor of Beulah Missionary Baptist Church of Decatur, GA. Mrs. Black grew up in Luxora, Arkansas and received her primary education in the Mississippi County School System of Arkansas. She received her B.A. degree in Education at Arkansas Baptist College, and furthered her studies at Arkansas State University, earning a Master's degree in Education. Glenda was a fifth grade Teacher for many years and later transitioned to a School Counselor. She worked in the field of education until moving to Atlanta, GA with her husband and family. Glenda supported her husband's ministry, and served as the First Lady of Beulah Missionary Baptist Church for sixteen years. It was here in Atlanta that Glenda started her second career as a real estate agent. She also founded Good News Magazine, a nationally distributed publication. More recently, she founded the Sisters of Faith non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting breast cancer awareness and survival. This organization is still active today. She faced her personal challenges with cancer with tremendous fortitude, poise and grace. Glenda became a strong example of how to endure hardness as a good soldier. Celebration of Life Service Saturday, July 12, 2008 11:00 AM Beulah Baptist Church, 2340 Clifton Springs Rd. Decatur, GA (In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to: Sisters of Faith , 5300 Memorial Dr. Suite 201-G, Stone Mountain, GA 30083) Viewing will be Friday, July 10, 2008 from 9:00AM to 6:00PM at Willie A. Watkins Historical West End Chapel (404) 758-1731. She leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband and lifetime friend, Rev. Jerry D. Black, Sr.; four wonderful children: Tangie, Jerry Jr. (Antilik "Princess"), Erica and Terica; two adorable grandchildren, Yahliel and Kindred; devoted mother, Mrs. Verla Harris; sister, Mrs. Catherine Harris; mother-in-law, Mrs. Helen Brewer; brothers- in-law and sister-in-law, her Beulah Baptist Church family and a host of other relatives and friends.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from July 9 to July 11, 2008
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