September 30, 1936 - October 11, 2020
SMITH, Mother Glenda Louise – age 84, passed away, Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak. Funeral Service 11:00 AM Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Greater Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 306 Midway Ave. Pastor Jamar Pittman, Officiating. Family and Friends will gather at the funeral home 11:00AM Saturday. Interment River Rest Cemetery, G-4413 Flushing Road Flint, Michigan 48504. Mother Smith will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 268 North Perry Street, and may be viewed between 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Friday. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Greater Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 306 Midway Ave. Pontiac, Michigan 48341. The service for Mother Smith will be a private held service with limited attendees due to factors related to COVID-19. Mother Glenda L. (Rankin) Smith entered her eternal rest on Sunday, October 11, 2020. She was born in Flint, Michigan on September 30, 1936 to the late Louis C. and Mary Taylor Rankin. She attended Flint Public Schools graduating from Flint Northern High School in June 1954. She received an Associate of Arts degree from Mott Community College, and a B.B.A from Northwood University in Midland, MI. She accepted Christ at an early age, and was baptized at Mount Calvary Baptist Church Flint, MI. She is currently a member of Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Pontiac, MI. Her career began with Michigan Bell Telephone Company, and she was the first black Human Resources Manager covering Flint and the entire Northern Michigan area. In 1978, she was transferred to the Detroit Metro area. She retired after 38 years from Ameritech Publishing Inc. as the Director of Yellow Pages Publishing Operations. She was a member of the Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church Evangelistic Ministries, and a lifetime member of the AT&T Telephone Pioneers. Her favorite pastimes were bowling, golfing, swimming, and fishing. She also loved to travel and took many cruises after retirement. Mother Smith leaves to cherish her memory; daughter Angela (Brian) Smith-Daniels - Portage, MI; brother Reverend Melvyn (Queenie) Rankin - Brooklyn, NY; nephew Marlon Rankin (Tina) – Brooklyn, NY; Mark (Kristi) Rankin – Cleveland, OH; Maurice Rankin Jr.; Special cousin Lorna (Peter) Rudolph – Cleveland, OH; Special friends Rosamary Naphier, Thelma Terry, Edith Cox, Mae Williams, and a host of other relatives and friends. Mother Smith was preceded in death by her mother Mary Taylor Rankin; brothers Kenneth Rankin Taylor and Maurice Rankin.
SMITH, Mother Glenda Louise – age 84, passed away, Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak. Funeral Service 11:00 AM Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Greater Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 306 Midway Ave. Pastor... View Obituary & Service Information
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