Glenda Miller Cowart
October 7, 1932 – May 22, 2020
COWART, Glenda Miller 87
On May 22, 2020, Heaven welcomed home one of its great disciples. At the Pearly Gates, Saint Peter may find that Glenda Cowart answers to an array of names based on the many roles she served: “Honey” to her husband, T.W. “Mom” to her two sons. “Ba” to her six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. “The Señora” to a generation of Spanish students she taught in Mississippi. “Professor Cowart” to a legion of English as a Second Language students from across the globe. And “Miss Glenda” to the Bible students, particularly young mothers, whom she mentored for decades. But Heaven will know her because in every role, at every age, Mrs. Cowart was a woman of faith expressed through love.
As a teacher, Mrs. Cowart was committed to education. As faith is measured by fruit, her commitment to education inspired a legacy of learning among her students and family. Before departing this Earth, she saw every child and grandchild graduate high school and earn at least a college degree. These included three Valedictorians, three Student Body Presidents, and seven Doctorates.
However, Mrs. Cowart’s real passion was faith and family. Having lost her mother at age 16, she was devoted to encouraging and nurturing her entire family. She never missed a family gathering or milestone. She particularly loved marriages, births, graduations, and reunions. She looked forward to every one.
In each chapter of her life, Mrs. Cowart was a student of the Word, a mentor in faith, and an inspiration to countless others seeking a family that praised the Lord together. As a college student, she read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and sought a family of faith that believed what the Bible taught. Throughout her adult life in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and later in Nashville, Tennessee, she served as beautiful example of a Christian woman, speaking words of encouragement to everyone she met. Her devotion to Christ inspired many and she was blessed to watch every child and grandchild accept Jesus as their savior.
Mrs. Cowart was an only child and very close to the mother she lost at an early age. Beyond the Pearly Gates she will finally be able to introduce her mother to her beloved T.W and join them in the Hallelujah chorus.
From all of us, thank you for a lifetime of love. Vaya con Dios.
Mrs. Cowart is preceded in death by her husband Thomas William Cowart Jr., and her parents, Glenn Everett Miller and Juanita Jane Paschal Miller.
She is survived by her sons: David (Greta) Cowart and Dick (Becky) Cowart; grandchildren: Claire (James) Haltom, Christine (Jacob) French, Kevin (Lauren) Cowart, Lauren Cowart, Megan (Devan) Patrick and Carrie Cowart, and seven great-grandchildren: Cale, Judah, Dallas, Audrey, Caroline, Anna, and Houston.
A Celebration of Life will be broadcasted live on the Otter Creek Church of Christ website: www.ottercreek.org on Thursday, July 2 at 2:00.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Glenda Miller Cowart
June 3, 2020
So sorry to hear about Glenda. There are so many things she did to help me when we moved to Hattiesburg. She always seem to know what you needed before you had to ask. One special memory of her and your dad was when we flooded. They went to the house and took our picture albums and other pictures we had and took them to their house. I understand they layed them all over their house to dry them out. If not for their love and thoughtfulness we would have lost all of our pictures. That was just one of so many things she did for my family. Our love to all of you at this time.
June 3, 2020
Just heard about Mrs. Glenda. So sorry to hear it. She was a very special lady to our family! All of you are in my prayers for comfort and peace. ❤️