Gladys Summerlin(1926 - 2012)

Gladys Summerlin



Gladys Summerlin Sanders, 86, of Lillian, AL, passed away Thursday, December 06, 2012. She was a member of Big Level Baptist Church and retired from Monsanto Textile Company. She will be remembered as a great mother, grandmother, and sister.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Gertrude Godwin, her first husband, Garney Summerlin, her second husband, Johnny Sanders and her sister, Faye Dunn.

She is survived by five children, Melvin Summerlin, David Summerlin (Sharon), Marilyn Gray (Terry), Sheila Bray (Kenny), and Donna Sanders (Randy); two step-children, Felicia Myrick (Mike) and Darryl Sanders (Rhonda); nine grandchildren, Stacy, Kelli, Jennifer, Heather, Brian, Stephanie, Dustin, Tyler and Justin; twelve great-grandchildren and six siblings, Helon Hawke, Carolyn Watts, Dorothy Carter and Dan, Cleve, and Dewey Godwin. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

The family would like to thank the Oddessy Hospice staff and especially Belinda.

The funeral service will be Monday, December 10, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South with visitation one hour prior to the service. Reverend Mike Hawkins will be officiating.

Memorials may be made to Oddessy Hospice of Daphne, AL or the .

FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, FL is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Dec. 9, 2012