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Glenda Carmella Autry, 47, of Salisbury, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020 at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House after a long battle with cancer.
She was born November 19, 1972 in Sampson County, NC to Stonewall and Sandra Autry. Glenda graduated from East Wake High School. She took violin lessons in high school and from that she learned to play piano, guitar and the banjo. She sang and wrote gospel and folk music. Later she graduated from Paul Mitchell Academy, becoming an excellent hair stylist and working at Great Clips. She loved making people laugh, work and playing music. Glenda could pull apart a car and put it back together. She loved working with tools and building things from scratch. Give her some wood, a hammer and watch her go. Glenda enjoyed singing, drawing, painting, playing with her dogs and loved God.
Glenda was preceded in death by her grandfather, Elmer Glenn Morgan; uncle, Glenn Elmer Morgan; aunts, Eloise Morgan, and Adria Lynn Simmons.
In addition to her parents, Glenda is survived by her wife, Tonia Burdett; adopted son, Emory Lee Pelfrey; nieces, Kimberly Dawn Goodacre Taylor, Jackson Lee Taylor, Shelbie Ruth Taylor; nephews, Jackson Lee Taylor and Robert Michael Goodacre Jr.
There will be a memorial service held from 7-9pm on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 205 St. Paul’s Church Rd. Salisbury, NC 28146.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury, NC 28144.
Carolina Cremation is assisting the Autry family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Kay gilmore says
Glenda was a loving person and she wanted everybody to love her. Tonga I’m glad you were there for her and loved her. I can’t go to memorial cause the Dr. Gave me a covid test and told me not to be around people till after my procedure. Monday.
Sandra Autry /your mama says
Glenda, mama loves you. I promised I wouldn’t let you be alone when you died, and I kept my promise. It was just you and me baby. I watched and held your hand until you were gone like I promised. We had our time together that morning before you past. I was able to hold you one last time. I’m glad I was able to spend some days with you every week the last few weeks. After everyone left that morning before you left us I was able to to talk to you and tell you how much mama loved you and how much your dad and I were going to miss you. You are in heaven with pa now. No more pain or tears. Just like me and you talked about the last day you were able to talk. You are never far away because you are always in my heart. ♥️????
Kat Robinson says
Me and Glenda met at school, we instantly became good friends. We bonded over our love of God, music and art. Both of us had adventurous spirits. Many times we rode to Raleigh, going to the music store, Target or the Movies. I remember sitting at her kitchen table doing puzzles or watching her draw or write. She wrote alot of her own songs just with a pen and composition book scribbling down lines and then shoving it to me to proofread, add or change. I was shy about singing, but she would bug me to join in. That laugh, so contagious! You always had fun with Glenda. Even through the tough times, she would smile, or crack a joke. She went through alot of emotional and physical pain. I’m so sorry that I didn’t get to see you one last time before you left us. I love ya girl! I know you’re singing with the angels now. Watch over us sis, till we meet again.