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Leona B. Glover
12/12/1933
09/21/2017
Leona B. Glover

Account Info

Leona B. Glover
Leona
B.
Glover

Service Schedule

10/06/2017
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Postell's Mortuary Chapel
811 North Powers Drive
Orlando, Florida
10/07/2017
11:00 AM
Postell's Mortuary Chapel
811 North Powers Drive
Orlando, Florida

Obituary

Leona B. Glover, 83, of Orlando, Florida departed this life on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Leona was the first of four children born to Chester and Elizabeth Johnson in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the midst of the Great Depression on December 12th in 1933. As a young child, she would walk along the railroad tracks collecting coal to help heat their family home. These humble beginnings helped to create a strong young lady that would later grow into an even stronger woman, wife, mother and grandmother.

Upon becoming an adult she moved from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Detroit where she soon met and married Artis Glover. Together they had three sons.

Leona initially worked as a domestic until at the age of 32 she entered a skills training program where she learned various office skills. Subsequently she began working as a general office worker with the City of Detroit. Her new skills and job sparked an interest in furthering her education, which led to an Associate Degree from Shaw University’s Detroit Campus, a BSW and ultimately a MSW (Masters of Social Work) in 1978 from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Leona was actually only a few credits shy from earning a PhD, before she decided she had enough education.

As a Social Worker with the City of Detroit for over twenty years, she helped hundreds of families and individuals. While there, she also met many co-workers who became steadfast friends, which she fondly communicated with frequently until her last days.

As a sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother, she was the foundation of her family, where she cooked many a meal, counseled troubled hearts and participated in many discussions as an active listener or doling out nuggets of wisdoms. Whatever assistance was needed, whether it be spiritual, emotional or financial, she gave and gave and gave to her family.

Spiritually, Leona came to Christ at an early age. Along with her husband, she was a founding member of Faith Temple CME Church in Detroit, Michigan, where she hosted meetings and services in her home on Russell Street. Upon retirement and moving to Orlando, Florida, she joined Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church where she regularly attended services and participated in the church’s senior group, “The Silver Angels” until her health prevented her from doing little more than being listed amongst the sick and shut-in.

Leona leaves her precious memories with her three sons, Chester A. Glover, Everett E. Glover and Darryl E. Glover; her daughters-in-law, Mae Glover and Laura Glover; her grandson, Dr. Darryl E. Glover, Jr. along with his wife Adeola; her granddaughter, Michelle Leona Hall and her husband Andre; her two great grandchildren, Morgan Elizabeth Hall and Ariyo Elijah Glover; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 4-7PM at the mortuary. A service of celebration will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, 11:00AM at the mortuary. Interment: Florida National VA Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

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T. Ponder
Created On: 10/05/2017 11:52:11

Dear Glover Family, please, accept my condolence. Almighty God provides comfort in the Bible at 2Corinthians 1:3-4. Further, Revelation 21:3-5 states a positive hope for the future. Isaiah 33:2 states no residents will say I\\\'m sick. May these scriptures comfort your family and friends.


K. Hope
Created On: 10/03/2017 17:46:14

We're sorry to hear about your mom. May you be comforted by the hope of seeing her and your loved ones again. "There is going to be a resurrection." Acts 24:15. May her influence and memories continue to bring comfort and joy to your family.


Wanda Daniels
Created On: 10/03/2017 09:23:10

Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. To Chester, Everett and Darryl know that I am praying your strength in the Lord during this time of Loss know that I Love you all and am just a phone call away