Gwendolyn Pitts A TIME TO BE BORN
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Gwendolyn Pitts Glaspie was born February 8, 1928, in Washington, D.C., to the late Andrew Pitts and Osecola Pitts.
A TIME TO LEARN
Gwendolyn attended the District of Columbia Public Schools and was a graduate of DC Miners Teachers College.
A TIME TO PLANT
Gwendolyn was baptized at Shiloh Baptist Church in childhood.
Over the years she worked in many organizations. She was a member of the YTB and the Senior Choir. At Shiloh in Washington, she met and married Rev. Enos. H. Glaspie, one of the sons of Shiloh in 1951. In 1952, Rev. Glaspie was called to Shiloh Baptist Church in Salem, Va., where they remained for over fifty years together. They had two sons, Enos Jr. and Andrew.
Gwendolyn taught in various counties in Virginia; she taught in Franklin County and the Roanoke City Public School Systems. In 1992, she retired from Morningside Elementary School in Roanoke, Va. Gwendolyn was a master teacher and particularly enjoyed teaching second graders. Gwendolyn also worked with her husband and a help mate in Shiloh Baptist Church. She worked with the Senior Choir, Tots Choir, Maids and Matrons, Pastor's Aide Society, and the E. H. Glaspie Scholarship Committee.
Her activities extended into the community through the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, the Wives and Widows organization, and the Valley Baptist Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Dr. Enos H. Glaspie Sr. and sister, Alicemarie Pitts.
Gwendolyn is survived by her sons, Rev. Enos H. Glaspie Jr. (Deborah) and Andrew P. Glaspie; granddaughter, Nikki Glaspie; special friend, Marisa Jackson; sisters-in-law, Gloria Glaspie, of Athens, Texas, Jessie Glaspie, of Dallas, Texas, Ione Greer, of Tyler, Texas and Edwenia (Foreman) Watkins, of Washington, D.C.; a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held noon Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Adrian E. Dowell officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. Friends may call for viewing on Friday, January 4, 2013, from noon until 4 p.m. at Hamlar-Curtis and viewing will resume at 5 p.m. at the church in the Faith Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. , followed by a Service of Remembrance from 8 to 8:30 p.m. at the church in the Faith Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the E.H. Glaspie Scholarship Fund, 201 South Market Street, Salem, VA 24153. Condolences may be sent to www.Hamlar-Curtis.com.
Published in Roanoke Times from Jan. 1 to Jan. 4, 2013