Gladys Bryant Collie, 95, died peacefully on October 28, 2018 at Community Hospice in Fernandina Beach, Florida, following a short hospitalization for a brain aneurysm.
The oldest of four children, Gladys was born on February 13, 1923 in Nash County to Redmond and Betty Bryant. Gladys graduated from Spring Hope High School and made her career in the Medical Records Department at Parkview Hospital and later Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount, NC.
In 1954, Gladys married Aubrey Wilson Collie, whom she was married to for 41 years. She was devoted to Aubrey and cared for him at home after he lost his leg, until his death in 1995.
Gladys served the Lord and was a Sunday school teacher at White Oak United Methodist Church and later at Kingsland First Baptist Church, when she moved to Kingsland, Georgia in 1994 to live with her daughter, Sandra, and son in-law, Bill Strickland. Gladys was also a volunteer at the Camden County campus of Southeast Georgia Health System in Saint Marys, Georgia.
Her surviving siblings are Herbert Bryant who resides in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Willa Mae Joyner of Rocky Mount. She was preceded in death by her sister, Imogene Tyson of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Gladys is also survived by her only daughter, Sandra, son in-law, Bill Strickland and numerous nieces & nephews, and grandnieces & nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 pm Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at Spring Hope Funeral Home with Nicole Hamilton, the pastor at White Oak United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Spring Hope Memorial Gardens in Spring Hope, North Carolina.
Memorial services will be held from 4 to 5 PM on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at the Kingsland First Baptist Church in Kingsland, Ga.
Donations may be made to Gladys’ favorite charity, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
February 13, 1923 – October 28, 2018