Published 2:19 pm Monday, July 6, 2020
Gladys Myers, 93, died on June 29, 2020.
She was born Nov. 29, 1926, even though her birth certificate says she was born Dec. 29, 1926. She celebrated in November, even though she hated celebrating her birthday. She raised her six brothers and sisters through the Great Depression and a couple of wars. She met the love of her life in 1937, and at age 11, knew she would marry Henry Junior Myers. In 1944 she did just that. They had seven children. She raised 2 of her grandchildren, Lynn Groce (Doby) and Henry Nathanial Myers (Nathan). Her family was her life, she would do anything for anyone.
Survivors: sons, Charles Myers and Herman Eugene “Cat” Myers; daughter, Kathy Renae Myers; daughters-in-law, Sarah Myers, Polly Myers, and Diane Milsap; brothers: Carl Myers, Kenneth Myers and W.A. Myers; grandchildren, Elizabeth Shoffner, Heaven Gibson (Bubba), Sebastian Sturdivant (Brittany), William Doby, Jessica Mendoza, Carl Doby, Austin and Quwanna Doby, Athena Barnett (Michael), Leandra Weaver (Sam), Jerry Stevenson, Douglas Myers (Misty), Randy Myers, Carlene Gross, Angela Robbins, Amanda Robbins, Tamica Robbins Eakins (Gene); great-grandchildren, Luella Gibson, Hazel Doby, Sky Myers, Dixie Myers, Josiah Paul Barnett, Emma Grace Barnett, Nathaniel Barnett, Sadie Rachel Barnett, Benjamin Drew Barnett, Ally Weaver, Mahala Land, Zachary Brian Weaver, Michael Sidden, Pamala Sidden, Ashley Sidden, Russell Workman, Alexandria Harmon, Haley Harmon, Makenzie Harmon, Preston Robbins, James Robbins, Bryanna Robbins, Malachi Robbins, Daniella Robbins, Gage Robbins, Alana Eakins, Elijah Smith, Saida Mendoza, Lilly Mendoza and Bella Smith.
She is preceded in death by: her husband; Henry Nathaniel Myers; son-in-law, James David Robbins; David Alexander Barnett, Freida Mae Robbins, James Henry Myers, Douglas Ray Myers, Bobby Gray Myers, Lynn Gross Doby, Glenda Doby, Barbra Jean Doby, Louise Dunn, Melvin Myers and Donald Grey Smith.
Memorials: Hope Baptist Tabernacle Church.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. July 3 at Hope Baptist Tabernacle Church Cemetery in Mocksville.