Obituary, Dr. Glenda R. Langford Nelson
July 30, 2018, Dr. Glenda R. Langford Nelson took her final journey, this time to heaven.
A memorial service was held on Friday, August 3,at First Baptist Church, Groesbeck, with Rev. Troy Brooks officiating.
Pallbearers were Joe Armstrong, Randy Armstrong, Chris Favors, Cody Favors, John Favors, Dalton Longenbaugh, Billy Tepe, and Anthony Wietzikoski. Honorary pallbearers were Ross Armstrong, Dewey Lawhorn, Bruce Langford, and John Stewart.
Graveside services and interment was Saturday, August 4, at Antioch Cemetery in Carthage.
An outgoing and generous woman, Glenda touched the lives of hundreds of children in her 36 years as an educator. Glenda was an effervescent lover of life. A voracious reader, she lived out her years traveling like one of the characters in her favorite romance novels.
Glenda was born in Carthage, Texas, on June 10, 1939 to Allen Langford and Josephine Capps. As a youth, she worked on her family’s farm. She was a shy and studious young woman who was valedictorian of Carthage High School, Class of 1957. She went on to East Texas Baptist College in Marshall, completing her Bachelor of Arts in 1960. Her bashful exterior hid a rebel heart. After graduating college, she picked up a Naval hitchhiker at the encouragement of her sister. Within a year, Glenda agreed to marry him on June 4, 1961.
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