Connie (Carnell) Cribb Gladden
February 26, 1929-June 29, 2014
Myrtle Beach, SC
Connie (Carnell) Cribb Gladden, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at her home in Myrtle Beach. She was born on February 26, 1929 in Georgetown County, SC, a daughter of the late Charlie Anderson and Nettie Baxley Cribb. Connie graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in Pleasant Hill, SC. After high school, she attended Columbia Business College and graduated in 1947. Shortly after graduating she met Kenneth T. Gladden, Sr. (Ken) and married him in 1948. They have been happily married for sixty-five years. Connie and Ken moved to Hemingway, SC in 1965 where they made a home and raised their four sons. For many years in Hemingway, Connie was the librarian at the Town Library. In 1980, Connie and Ken moved to the Grand Strand Area and made a home in Myrtle Beach for the last thirty-five years. Connie worked as a receptionist for Dr. Phillip Render until her retirement. Connie was in fellowship at Believers Bible Chapel, Longs, SC. She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She was very creative and enjoyed making crafts and designing things. She loved music, especially piano, and loved to sing. She spent lots of time with her friends and she was loved by so many people. She was a wonderful Mother, full of wisdom and love for her husband, her four sons, and the rest of her family. And above all, she loved the Lord Jesus Christ. Through her faith in the Lord Jesus, she was able to love unconditionally and unselfishly. She often shared the verse from Philippians 4:6-7 - "Be anxious for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Connie was predeceased by her parents; her sisters, Mable C. Owens, Bertha Mae Altman and Ila Cribb; and her brother, Jettie Cribb. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth T. (Ken) Gladden, Sr.; her four sons, Kenneth T. (Ted) Gladden, Jr. and wife, Sarah, of Columbia, SC; David A. Gladden and wife, Sandra, of Fountain Inn, SC; Mark A. Gladden of Myrtle Beach, SC; and Joel N. Gladden and wife, Jane, of Myrtle Beach, SC; granddaughters, Melissa G. Finch and husband, Reed, and Emma Grace Gladden; grandsons, Will Gladden and Wyatt Gladden; step grandchildren, Louise Monteith and husband, Charles, and Dee Patterson and wife, Ashley; one great grandchild, five step great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM-12:00PM Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 12:00 PM Wednesday July 2, 2014 at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with Keith Van Ryn and David Bryan officiating and burial to follow the service at Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery in Myrtle Beach. The family will accept flowers, but for those wishing to make a memorial donation in Connie's memory may do so to: Believers Bible Chapel, PO Box 389, Longs, SC 29568. An online guestbook is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home and Crematory
910 67th Ave North Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-7506
Published in The Sun News on July 1, 2014