Obituary for Jessie L Glaspie

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Jessie L Glaspie

March 18, 1924 - November 2, 2017

Obituary of Jessie Glaspie

~~Mrs. Jessie Langley Glaspie (or for some, Jessie Lee, Mama, or G-Mama) would like to let you know that her work here is done. She fought the good fight, finished her race, kept the faith and is now enjoying her crown of righteousness. She is blissfully in the presence of her Lord; her loving husband, H.D.; parents, George & Bertha (Anderson) Langley; sister & brother, Mollie & George; and loved ones she has not seen in a long time, in a place where music, laughter, and love are everlasting. She left detailed instructions for her children, Michael (Janice) and Jessica; grandchildren, Tamara (Faron), Michael, Jr., Marcus, Patrick, Jr. and Stephen; sisters-in-love, Edna Langley, Ione Greer, and Gloria Glaspie; and a host of loved ones to celebrate her completed mission here, and to do so with excellence, as she would expect nothing less.
Jessie was born in Marshall, Texas, the first of George & Bertha’s three children. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Galilee Baptist Church of Marshall.  Jessie’s passion for learning was also apparent very early.  Her thirst for knowledge led her to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Education at Bishop College in Marshall, Texas, where she found love in the person of H. D… a union that lasted 53 years until his passing in 1999.  She continued her studies in the Master’s of Education program at Prairie View A&M University.  Jessie devoted 45 years of her life to education – teaching in East & West Texas, Tyler, and Wilmer Hutchins Public Schools – not only touching her students in the classroom, but also teaching by example to everyone she encountered.  She had a way of making the world and those around her better than when she found them.
As long as she was physically able, she was active in public service and received several accolades.  For years, Jessie served tirelessly at Tyler Parks & Recreation and the Dallas YWCA.  She was a devoted member of The Links, Top Ladies of Distinction, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Good Street Baptist Church.  She worked hard all of her life and gave all she had until the very end, making a difference in the lives of many.  On November 2, 2017, after a life of adventure and service, God gave Jessie rest. 
Today we celebrate the blessed life of Jessie. We remember her laugh, her energy, her passion for life (and clothes, and hats, and Cadillacs) and love for her family, friends and all people. We invite you to join us and celebrate her legacy together.


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

Service Information

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm

Good Street Baptist Church


3110 Bonnie View Road, Dallas, TX, 75216

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Date: Friday, November 10, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Chapel


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216


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Born: March 18, 1924
Died: November 2, 2017

Condolences for Jessie Glaspie

Louis K'Nuckles posted on 11/30/-1

In memory of Jessie L Glaspie, Louis K'Nuckles lit a candle


David and Leah Craig posted on 11/30/-1

May the Lord bless your family with comfort and peace. The Craig Family


Marian Whetsell posted on 11/30/-1

Jessica, you have my heartfelt condolences dear childhood friend and classmate. Your mother help lay the foundation of my education---and I thank her from the bottom of my heart. She inspired me to do better, learn more and help teach me the importance of education and learning my books. I love you both and so sorry, I can't be there today. Prayer is key to your sorrowful heart now and your way forward. Marian Richardson Whetsell Carver Elementary School---Tyler, TX,


Louis K'Nuckles posted on 11/30/-1

Jessica and Family, Let the work she did speak for her! As Mother Glaspie lived her life here on earth, she prepared to make Heaven her Home. Now, as she rest quietly, and comfortably in His arms, know that she will continue to live in your heart! With deepest sympathy, prayers and condolences to the Glaspie Family. A friend, Louis K'Nuckles


Freddie White posted on 11/30/-1

Michael and Janice, our condolences to the Glaspie family for the loss of your mother. May the Lord give you peace, and perfect those things which concerns you! Psalms 138:8 Love you! Freddie Rena White and Pauline White


Mary Ann posted on 11/30/-1

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you durning this time as you mourn the loss of Mr Jessie Glaspie. May you the family find peace and comfort from the scripture, Psalm 9:9