Mother Mable Houston Glover, 89, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 18,2021 at Hospice of High Point. She was born on June 30, 1931 to the late Idell Carpenter and Booker T. Watkins, in High Point, NC.
Mable attended High Point City Schools. She was united in Holy Matrimony to the love of her life, James Glover. James and Mable were blessed with nine loving children, who they raised in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Mable became the First Lady at the Elm Grove Baptist Church in Reidsville, NC after her husband received his first pastoral assignment. While at Elm Grove, Mable was a member on the Senior Choir, Senior Missionary Society, and the Willing Workers. They served at Elm Grove for seven years. Their next assignment was at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in High Point, NC. She served as First Lady until his passing in 1980. After his passing, she continued her work by serving on the Kitchen Committee, Missionary Ministry, Deaconess Board, Gospel Chorus, and Senior Choir. She was honored as one of the Outstanding Members of the church in 2003. Mable was appointed to the Mothers Board of the church.
Her work career consisted of being employed at Dutch Laundry and Indian Head Hosiery Mill. Mable retired from Hanes Hosiery Mill. After her retirement she continued her love for gardening, working anywhere she was needed in the church, and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. One of her most requested dishes was her sweet potato pie.
Mother Glover was preceded in death by her husband, Pastor James Glover; her siblings, William Houston, Gene Watkins, Clendora Lee, Viola Woods, and a special niece, “her Road Dog” Parthenia Davis.
Left to cherish her memories are six daughters, Marlene (Deboy) Beamon, Elder Oretta McNeill, and Betty Glover - Land of Jamestown, NC, Demetrius Glover, Joan Glover, and Eurika Glover of High Point, NC; three sons, James Glover, Jr., Antonis (Celia) Glover of High Point, NC; Michael (Kyong) Glover of Gunsan, South Korea; one niece raised as a daughter, JoAnn Smith of Winston Salem, NC; eleven grandchildren, James (Tora) Glover III, Aubrey Glover, Brittany (Darius) Barthell, Shawndel McNeill, Yasmine Glover, Malcolm Beamon, Leandra Martinez - Glover, Guyla Land, and Brianna Glover; six great grandchildren, Aniyah Miller, Darius Jr. and Jaxon Barthell, Ethan McNeill, Micah and Corbin Glover; special son, Nicholas Hayes, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be given at 12 noon on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 715 W. Willis Ave., High Point. Burial will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown. Her remains may be viewed on Friday, at the funeral home from 1 to 7pm. In every effort to protect our client families, protective facial coverings and social distancing are mandatory requirements. Live streaming of services will be offered on Facebook - Type in FMBC - Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
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