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Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Services

3195 Atlanta Highway, Athens, GA

OBITUARY

Phyllis Fowler Glenn

October 4, 1936November 19, 2019

Phyllis Fowler Glenn died peacefully on November 19 at Arbor Terrace in Athens.

She was born October 4, 1936 in Marietta, Georgia to the delight of her parents, Dr. Ralph W. Fowler and Irma Dobbs Fowler. Being the youngest of four children with three brothers, she enjoyed a special role as the only daughter.

Growing up in Marietta, Phyllis was a vibrant child who played piano, took dance lessons, and sometimes rode the family horse around the neighborhood. She deeply loved her mother and had fond memories of their trips to Atlanta and simple, daily life. She played leading roles in her high school and college theatre companies.

She graduated Marietta High School in 1953 and attended Randolph-Macon Women’s College, the University of Georgia, and the Medical College of Georgia to earn a BS in Nursing in 1959. At MCG, she met Lamar Glenn, a medical student, in the school cafeteria. They married in 1960. Phyllis loved teaching orthopedic nursing and did so for a few years before becoming a devoted mother. She and Lamar had three children: Virginia, Lamar, and Laura.

In 1967, Phyllis and Lamar moved to Athens. For many years, she worked supporting Lamar in his medical practice as a bookkeeper, office manager and nurse. She attended the Emmanuel Episcopal and First United Methodist Church of Athens and was a member of the Athens Medical Auxiliary and the Homewood Hills Garden Club.

We remember Phyllis as a profound and dedicated caregiver, in her roles as mother, grandmother, friend, and nurse. She selflessly gave her time and energy to those she loved and who needed help. She valued her extended family, visiting relatives often and helping plan frequent family gatherings. Phyllis enjoyed reading, watching British sitcoms which resonated with her quick wit, and she loved to laugh. Curious and adventurous, she and Lamar enjoyed traveling. She played the piano beautifully, primarily Chopin and songs from her favorite musicals. Phyllis was a gregarious woman with an overflowing capacity to love.

Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Dr. Ralph W. Fowler Jr., Robert Dobbs Fowler, and John W. Fowler; husband, Dr. T. Lamar Glenn Jr.; sister-in-law Helen Darby Powell.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Gray Suggs, Anderson, SC; her son and daughter-in-law, Lamar and Terri Glenn, Bogart; her daughter and son-in-law, Laura Glenn and Danny Merritt, Athens; five grandsons, David and Jonathan Suggs, Thad and Bradley Glenn, Jeremy Kiran Fernandes, Cyrus Merritt; two granddaughters, Glenn Suggs, Sophie Fernandes.

We would like to extend our gratitude for her loving caregivers at Arbor Terrace and Agape Hospice.

A memorial service will be held at Bernstein Funeral Home 3195 Atlanta Highway on Sunday, December 8. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. followed by the service at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice OR to UGA’s Community Music School Phyllis Fowler Glenn Scholarship Fund: https://gail.uga.edu/as/phyllis-fowler-glenn-memorial

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Services

8 December

Visitation

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bernstein Funeral Home

3195 Atlanta Hwy.
Athens, Georgia 30606

8 December

Memorial Service

3:00 pm

Bernstein Funeral Home Chapel

3195 Atlanta Hwy.
Athens, Georgia 30606

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Lee Parker LoPriore

November 26, 2019

I have such great memories of Mrs Glenn - in high school, we’d all come barreling in to the house after practice or before going out and she’d always be right in the middle, wanting to hear the latest news. She was a wonderful, fun spirit. Hugs to Virginia and all of the extended Glenn family.

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