Gladys Mai Nash of White House, TN passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016. Gladys was born March 30, 1928 to John Elbourn Bayliss and Nellie Mai England Bayliss.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence Nash, Jr., sister, Pauline Morris Griffin; by two brothers, James Bayliss and John Winfred Bayliss.
Survived by her loving and devoted family, three daughters, Shirley Summers, Carolyn (Jerry) Leftwich and Sheila (Ricky) White; sister, Ruth Hunter; six grandchildren, Angela (Paul) Goff, Bryan (Delaine) Summers, Allison Biggs, Rachel Lynn Leftwich, Andy (Rachel K.) Leftwich, Kelly (Adam) Stafford; seven great-grandchildren, Bradley, Dylan, Daulton, Cage, Kaiden, Easton and Emma.
A gentle, kind and sweet lady who loved everyone she came in contact with. She never spoke an unkind word about others. She dearly loved being with her family, especially loved decorating for the holidays and sharing, Christmas being one of her favorite times. She was known to have a “green thumb” and could amaze you with her rhymes and riddles. Gladys liked to travel and some of her favorite places to go where Gatlinburg, TN, all family gatherings and to the Ryman Auditorium. Her father and her three daughters were very influential to Gladys life. She will be missed, but will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Cherry Mound Baptist Church with Pastor Jason Malham officiating. Eulogy will be given by Mark Carroll. Interment will follow at White House Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers, Bryan Summers, Andy Leftwich, Daulton Biggs, Gage Summers, Bradley Goff, Dylan Goff. Honorary pallbearers, Kaiden Biggs, Easton Biggs and Emma Leftwich.
Visitation Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home and Thursday 12:00 p.m. until service at Cherry Mound Baptist Church.
If You Could See Me Now
If you could see me now you wouldn’t shed a tear.
Though you may not understand why I’m no longer there.
Remember my spirit that is the real me because I’m still very
Much alive, I’ve just been set free, Oh, if you could only see!
I have beheld our Father’s face and I’ve touched my Savior’s
Hand. All of Heaven’s angels rejoiced as I entered the promised
Land. Beyond the gates of pearl I’ve walked on the golden streets.
I’ve touched the walls of jasper and dipped my foot in the
Crystal sea. The beauty is beyond words and nothing could
Compare, I’ve even seen your mansion and someday
I’ll meet you there. Let Jesus be your guide because
His Word will show you the way! So please don’t
Cry because we will meet again someday.