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GLYNN D., 50, passed away suddenly in Phila., PA. She was general counsel for General Electric (GE), overseeing a global team that provides support for a broad portfolio that includes chemicals, technology, heavy equipment, services, and large-scale capital projects. Prior to joining GE, Glynn was a partner in the Corporate Dept. at WilmerHale, a top legal firm that maintains offices in 12 cities across America and around the world. From 1993-1996, she served in the first Clinton administration at the Dept. of the Interior as counselor to Secretary Bruce Babbitt. At Interior, she was the lead negotiator of the $700 million groundbreaking Everglades restoration settlement among environmentalists, local Indian tribes, the farming industry, and the federal and state governments. Glynn began her legal career as an associate at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. Active in the community, Glynn served on the governing council of the Miller Center for Public Affairs - a think tank devoted to the study of U.S. national governmental institutions, policies and programs - as well as the advisory board for the Univ. of Penn.'s Wharton School of Business' Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL), and the board of trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Fdn. She was a member of the Seven Society at the Univ. of Virginia. In March of 2004, then governor, Mark Warner, appointed Glynn to UVA's Board of Visitors, where she served until 2012. Glynn published many articles, including The Global Business of Law in the Bloomberg Corporate Law Journal (March 2012). Glynn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Juris Doctor from the Univ. of Virginia. She was a 1982 graduate of Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Alonzo and Eula Glenn and George and Evelyn Key. Her memory will be cherished by her parents Mr. Charles F. (Ruby) Key Sr.; brother Charles F. Key, Jr.; aunt; Gloria Glenn; 3 nieces; a host of cousins; other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, two educational scholarship funds have been set up: The Glynn D. Key Fund c/o Ridley at the Univ. of Virginia, P.O. Box 400314, Charlottesville, VA 22903; The Glynn D. Key Fund, Girls Preparatory School, 205 Island Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37405. Funeral Services will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 501 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412. The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Omega Omega Ceremony will take place at the church at 10 A.M. prior to the Service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Friday evening at JOHN P. FRANKLIN FUNERAL HOME, 1101 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404, 423-622-9995.

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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29, 2014.
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June 22, 2018
Glynn's Family, Glynn was my resident advisor at UVa first year in Bonnycastle dorm. Glynn made such an impression on all of us in the dorm. We knew she was special and would go on to do great things. I've since read up on her life journey and she did just that. But even more than accomplishments, Glynn made connections with people; she built relationships, she was our trusted advisor. A remarkable woman. God bless. Jean Hanson Ballard Class 88 UVA
Jean Ballard
August 22, 2017
Missing you so much Glynnie?
John Peoples
January 8, 2015
U will be missed. Heartfelt sympathy to the family. God bless.
Valerie Chapman
December 30, 2014
Glynn was a true "Wahoo" and a gifted scholar with whom I had the special honor of knowing on the Grounds. Her passion and spirit will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to her family.

In Sympathy,
Shawn Grain Carter, UVA 1982
December 30, 2014
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Key,

I grew up with Glennie, as Stephanie and I called her. We are the daughters of Al and Marquita Harris.

I am devastated by your loss. As I think of the wonderful times our families shared together, and the hopes and the dreams you instilled in us, I have nothing but sorrow in my heart.

Please know that you are in our prayers. May the Lord bless you and keep you; May He cause His face to shine upon you; May He lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.

With sincere condolences,

Roderick and Cheryl Bugg and Children
Dallas, Texas
December 10, 2014
Glynn was a dear friend of mine and I will miss her very much. She and I worked together at GE and even after I left the company, we remained close. Your daughter was wonderful. all my love, Josie
Josie Jardim
December 10, 2014
Glynn had a beautiful soul and will truly be missed by all who knew her. She was kind person who shared her wisdom and a hearty laugh. I would like to express my deepest sympathies to her family.
Joyce Cole
December 5, 2014
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Glynn, an amazing woman, classmate and friend, you are greatly missed. Your life touched so many. My prayers are offered for your beloved family and friends, near and far.
Melbra King, UVA Law '89
December 3, 2014
I remember Glynn as the brightest star at Girls Preparatory School where I played basketball and ran track with her. I am so sorry to hear of her passing.
Andrea Ford
December 1, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of Glynn's passing. I got to know Glynn when were both students at UVA. She was such a gracious woman. I'll always remember her dignity, generosity and goodness. My condolences and sympathy to her family, along with my gratitude for her beautiful light. Cathy Cannon Antunes UVA '85
Cathy Antunes
December 1, 2014
To The Key Family,
May God sustain you in the days ahead as you cherish your memories of Glynn. She was always a gracious, warm and interesting young woman. Her integrity and love towards UVA and the students will be unmatched. She made a huge difference that will never fade.

Safe heavenly journey, Soror Glynn-you were a gem!
Judy Pointer
November 30, 2014
Sending our deepest condolence to the family from the Somerset Place Block Club in Washington, DC. Glynn was not just a neighbor on the block she was a friend to my family. And she will be remembered for being authentic, courageous, humble and kind.
Dionne Frost
November 30, 2014
Our heartfelt prayers are with you all.
Shameeka & Eric Ayers
November 29, 2014
Carolyn Smith
November 28, 2014
To Glynn's Family,

I have not seen Glynn since college and I am writing because her charm, talents and profound goodness have stayed with me all these years.
Glynn was the real deal - funny, intelligent, caring, driven - and always willing to share her gifts with others. And this was college - when most people were still trying to figure out who they were. Glynn was just so singularly impressive.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know Glynn is praying for us all. Michael Connors, UVA '85.
Michael Connors
November 28, 2014
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking of your lovely family.

The Vasco Jones Family,
November 28, 2014
Please accept my deepest and most sincere condolences at the passing of your loved one, Glynn Key. Glynn and I attended UVA together -- both undergraduate and law school. While I didn't know her very well on a personal level, we played "pick-up" basketball together occasionally at the student recreation center at UVA. She was always very friendly and an extremely gifted athlete. I was a scholarship player on the UVA women's basketball team and always wondered why Glynn was not playing college basketball somewhere -- she was THAT GOOD. Later, I realized that she probably chose not to play college basketball because she had so many gifts and talents -- God had bigger and better things in store for her. Her numerous accomplishments at UVA and beyond are proof of that. She definitely was a "shining star." I pray that the family is able to find peace and comfort in the knowledge that Glynn lived a full life and left a lasting impression on everyone she encountered. God bless!

~ Cathy Grimes-Miller (UVA '85, UVA Law '88)
Cathy Grimes-Miller
November 28, 2014
Sending our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the entire Key family. We considered Glynn "family" and enjoyed watching her evolve into a beautiful and compassionate young woman during her UVA days and beyond. We loved her smile, laugh, wit, intelligence,.... We will cherish our memories of her forever. May God bring you peace and strength during this most difficult time and know that we will continue to lift you in prayer.
--Colethia and Frederick Holcomb (Hampton VA); Alvin and Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy (Potomac MD)
November 27, 2014
To the Key Family:

May fond and loving memories of Glynn strengthen you during this difficult time and remain with you always! Glynn was an inspirational and motivational force during our years together at the University of Virginia, just as she was on a national and global stage throughout her subsequent professional career. She will be sorely missed by many, but certainly not forgotten! You have my sincere condolences and sympathy . . .
Xuri Maurice Allen, Ph.D.
November 27, 2014
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Glynnie. I have not seen her in some years, but always knew she would indeed become something great.
The world has lost a great individual. I extend my heart felt sympathy to her family and friends near and far.
Stephanie Jackson
November 27, 2014
I hope the memories of your loved one bring much comfort to your family.
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