Nettie (Sims) Glisson (1931 - 2018)

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Mrs. Nettie Sims Glisson, 86, peacefully passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018, at her residence with loved ones by her side.
Mrs. Glisson was born in Bulloch County to Joshua and Maggie (Kirby) Sims on July 21, 1931, and lived most of her life in Bryan County. Mrs. Glisson worked for the Bryan County Board of Education for 23 years as a bus driver. As any student who rode her bus can tell you, she believed in discipline and respect on her bus to keep all of her students safe.
Mrs. Glisson was a member of Blitchton Baptist Church for more than 40 years where she served as Sunday school secretary, served on the Purchasing Committee, the Bereavement Committee and sang in the choir for many years. Most importantly, she was a devoted wife and mother of four, who enjoyed singing gospel and bluegrass music with her husband, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joshua and Maggie Sims; 13 siblings; her husband of 45 years, Freddie C. Glisson; her son, Wendell S. (Winkie) Glisson; and her faithful friend of 22 years, Henry M. Towles.
She is survived by her daughters, Gail (Glenn) Stearman of Leesburg, Florida, Judi Green (Richard/Barry) of Modesto, California, and Lorna (Corbett) DeLoach of Statesboro. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Danette (Steve) Ackley of Winter Haven, Florida, Farrah Glisson of Hoboken, New Jersey, David (Julianne) Stearman of Leesburg, Erik (Erin) Green of Modesto, Kristina (Dan) Catalano of Bozeman, Montana, Jenny Creech of Pembroke, Kate Green of Los Angeles, Ryan (Carmen) Hynko of Sarasota, Florida, and Justin (Heather) Hynko of Statesboro. She is survived by 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
The family will receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Hodges- Moore Funeral Home in Statesboro. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16m in the chapel of Hodges- Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Bryant and Pastor Darnell Barner officiating. Interment will follow in Bulloch Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Mike Sims, Mack Sims, Jack Sims, Jerry Sims, Joey Sims and Rhett Hatcher.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Blitchton, 5204 Hwy. 80 E. Ellabell, GA 31308.
Please visit her online memorial at to sign the guestbook and share fond memories with the Glisson family.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in BryanCountyNews from June 14 to June 21, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home
22757 Hwy 80 East | Statesboro, GA 30461 | (912) 764-5683
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