Barbara J Gladden
March 31, 1945 – March 27, 2021
On Saturday, March 27th 2021, Barbara Jane (Windham) Gladden (75) unexpectedly departed this world and is now Home with The Lord. Barbara Jane was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, Nanny and friend.
Barbara was born, March 31,1945, to Monterey and Patricia (Ashley) Windham at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Barbara was married to George “Hillbilly” Gladden on April 17, 1964 in Odessa TX. They raised one daughter and 4 sons whom they affectionately nick named, “BooBoo”, “Bubba”, “Jamie”, “Hammerhead” and “Tiger”. Barbara was a kind and companionate spirit and these qualities were most evident to her family and close friends. While working at the Pancake House in Abilene, countless others experienced an “extra side” of compassion and kindness while being served coffee and meals. Barbara enjoyed listening to the music of Elvis and “Whispering Bill” Anderson and is well known to have loved all things John Wayne! Barbara is preceded in death by husband, George, father, Monterey, mother, Patricia and brother Monterey “Sonny” Windham Jr. She is survived by her 5 children, Patricia Annette Gladden, Richard Allen Gladden, James Monroe Gladden, Oscar Ashley Gladden and George Arlando Gladden, sisters Patsy Jean Tussey of Ocean Springs, Mississippi and Diana Jannette Hillen of Wichita Falls along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 2-4 pm at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home,5701 Hwy 277 S in Abilene. Her Funeral Service will be at 2 pm Monday, April 5, 2021 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith.
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021
Barbara J Gladden
April 5, 2021
Too many memories to list. One of my favorite people, Aunt Barbara Jane will always bring a smile to my face. She never looked down on me, or anyone for that matter. She was full of love, laughter, and stories. Oh, the stories. I love her so very much, and I'll miss her until I see her again. Booboo, Bubba. Hammerhead, Jaime, and Tiger, I'm glad I was able to see you all this past weekend. Your mom was one of a rare breed, one that is quickly becoming extinct. I bet you all that her and my daddy, your dad and my mother too, are sitting around a table talking about us, laughing, and just so happy to be together again. I cant wait to see all of them, and I'm grateful for every single moment spent with her. I know I'll see my cousins again, here on Earth, and we can talk about them, laugh, and be happy to see one another too. I love you all, and I'd there is any comfort to be found at this time, I hope you all find it.
April 5, 2021
Aunt Barbara, this world is a little darker without your Light of Life in it!! We sure do know LOVE ~ because you lived it!! May your kiddos~ my Cuznz~ Shine on in your honor!! I Love you and will see you again soon✨💛✨God’s timing is perfect , tho it’s not always what we want. May Your kindness and compassion live on!Get the rest you need and enjoy the Sights you see✨ Love, Hugs and Prayers continue for your beautiful family, Misty ( Tussey) Charboneau 💕