OBITUARY

Gladys E Bedwell

September 27, 1933April 16, 2019

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Gladys E. Bedwell, age 85 of Columbia, was reunited with her husband who passed away 15 years ago. Mrs. Bedwell was born in Columbia where she remained a live long resident. She retired from Pioneer Recovery Systems after 39 years and was a member of The Church Of God At Bellevue. Mrs. Bedwell was a prolific reader and is known to have read through the Bible at least 12 times. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was devoted to her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burkley Bedwell; parents, Arkin and Betty Terrell; three sisters and three brothers. Mrs. Bedwell is survived by a daughter, Shelia Bedwell; three sons, Curtis Bedwell and wife, Sabrina, Kenny Bedwell and Craig Bedwell; a brother, Toxie Terrell and wife, Martha; 10 grandchildren, Michelle Bedwell, Tasha Averett, Crysti Quinn, Lacey Stinson, Tangela Tadley, Brandy Miller, Amber Granger, Brandon Bedwell, Aerial Bedwell and Brandon Towery; 23 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Loretta Smith. The visitation for Mrs. Bedwell will be at Pleasant Hill Jesus Name Apostolic Church from 5:00pm until 9:00pm on Thursday, April 18, 2019. The funeral service will be at the church on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 2:00pm with Reverend Jerry Terrell and Brother Darrell Sanford officiating. Burial will follow in Bedwell Cemetery assisted by Darrell Quinn, Malakai Quinn, Robbie Miller, Charles Averett, Corey Granger and Mark Broom serving as pallbearers. Brandon Bedwell and Elvis Smith will serve as an honorary pallbearers.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 19, 2019

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Angela Marsalis

April 18, 2019

I had the pleasure of caring for Mrs.
Bedwell a couple years ago. It was a joy to be in her presence. Her and her family treated me like family. My prayers and condolences to the family.
God Bless

Sandy Cooper

April 18, 2019

Such a pleasure having the opportunity to care for this wonderful lady and her family a few weeks ago at Merit Health Wesley. My thoughts and prayers are with this special family. Bless each of you.

Tangela Tadley

April 18, 2019

maw maw you will truly be missed
we all love you so much

Tangela Tadley

April 18, 2019

sherlyn Bedwell

April 17, 2019

Gladys you will be in everyone's memory and hearts for eternity. You have been an inspiration and guiding light for every one you came in contact with. You are a devout
witness of Gods goodness and grace. You will truly be missed by every one who knew you, as you have been welcomed in to Gods arms. Your cousins Gale Bedwell, Tommy David Bedwell and Sherlyn Bedwell.

Elvie Loretta Smith (Merritt)

April 17, 2019

This was the last picture I took with Aunt Gladys, December 30, 2018. We have had many laughs together and many serious talks as well. I went see her one particular day and she was reading her Bible. I asked her has she read it through and she said, "Just eight times already !" The following year I asked her again and she said, nine times Retter and I'm starting again. Her final count of reading her treasured Bible was 12 times!!!! If I want to beat her record, not that it's a competition, I better get to reading because I'm know where near that count, 😬 When Mama passed I missed seeing Aunt Gladys visit Mama every day so I went to see her often and she beat my record on visits with that, too!!! She love her husband and do, too! She loves her children and grandchildren. She loves her family and friends! She loves my husband's potatoe salad and his home grown tomatoes. She loves going to the mountains. She loves me and told me so many times! She told me several times I'm like a second daughter and she knew I felt toward her like a second Mother. But with all this love that Aunt Gladys had for everyone her Savior was and is her first love❤️ Curtis, Shelia, Kenny, Craig and grandchildren thank y'all for including me in your Mom's memory❣️ Love yall so much💖 R..I.P. Aunt Gladys. Anticipating our reunion in Heaven!!!!!'

Dorothy Bradford

April 16, 2019

She was always smiling and so pleasant. Loved sitting near her in church. She loved those grandkids and great grandchildren. She will be missed.

Judy Boyd

April 16, 2019

Mrs gladys was always the sweetest woman no matter where u were she just loved everyone especially her kids and grandbabies so long for now till we meet again love u judy

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Gladys E. Bedwell, age 85 of Columbia, was reunited with her husband who passed away 15 years ago. Mrs. Bedwell was born in Columbia where she remained a live long resident. She retired from Pioneer Recovery Systems after 39 years and was a member of The Church Of God At Bellevue. Mrs. Bedwell was a prolific reader and is known to have read through the Bible at least 12 times. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was devoted to her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burkley Bedwell; parents, Arkin and Betty Terrell; three sisters and three brothers. Mrs. Bedwell is survived by a daughter, Shelia Bedwell; three sons, Curtis Bedwell and wife, Sabrina, Kenny Bedwell and Craig Bedwell; a brother, Toxie Terrell and wife, Martha; 10 grandchildren, Michelle Bedwell, Tasha Averett, Crysti Quinn, Lacey Stinson, Tangela Tadley, Brandy Miller, Amber Granger, Brandon Bedwell, Aerial Bedwell and Brandon Towery; 23 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, including a special niece,