John Glee, Sr.Jan 18th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Obituaries
A rich and rewarding journey ended for Deacon John Glee, Sr. on January 1, 2011. He transitioned from this life, following a brief stay at the Madison County Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 22, 1907, to the late Dinah Davis Glee and John Glee in Madison.
He was married to the love of his life – the late Susie Demps, and to this blessed union, six children were born.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory: three daughters, Johnnie Mae Brown Pugh of Jacksonville, Vireleen Williams (John Henry) of Madison, Barbara Glee Johnson, Miami; two sons, Henry Lawrence Glee (Theann) of Miami, and William James Glee, Sr. (Flossie) of Pensacola; 28 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and 20 great, great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law Hassie Clemons Glee and Arie Lee Wyche Glee, both of Madison and Zera Clemons Glee of Suffolk, VA; a host of nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Deacon Flee was preceded in death by two sons, an infant and Johnny Glee, Jr. (Deloris, also deceased); five brothers, and two sons-in-law, James Brown and Hewitt Pugh.
Over the years in addition to being called Deacon, Glee was often referred to as Mr. Johnny, Johnny, Bro’ Johnny, Bro’ John, “Unk” and affectionately, by his grandchildren, “Cool Pop.”
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Van. H. Priest Auditorium, Madison, with burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Madison.
The viewing will be held on Friday, January 21, 2011 at New Chapel Baptist Church, Greenville, from 5 -7 p.m.
Trinity Funeral Home in Perry is in charge of arrangements. (850) 584-9620.