Glinda E. Boone
January 27, 1941 – September 10, 2020
Glinda Ellen Jones Boone, 79, a faithful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother of Bessemer, AL, passed from this life on Thursday, September 10, 2020 to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.
Glinda was born January 27, 1941, near Barr, MS, the eldest child of Wilborn Teamous and Margaret Brownlee Jones. She was a distant cousin of the frontiersman and scout Davey Crockett through her maternal grandmother, Virginia Elizabeth Crockett Brownlee.
Glinda was a cheerleader and a member of the first high school graduating class of Harding Academy of Memphis in 1959. She attended Old Dominion College while living in Norfolk, VA.
Upon marrying her high school sweetheart, Victor Boone, she accompanied him on his stateside duty assignments to Norfolk, VA; Oxford, MS; and San Diego, Alameda, and Long Beach, CA. With Victor's transfer to the Naval Reserve in 1970, Glinda accompanied him on his telephone company assignments to Memphis, TN, and Birmingham, AL.
Her employers over the years included Ames and Brownlee Department Store, Norfolk, VA; Chambers Manufacturing Co. and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil and Sedimentation Lab, Oxford, MS; Petroleum Gas, Roberts & Son Printing, Sears Roebuck, and Homewood Day School, Birmingham. For 20 years, Glinda did home cleaning throughout Hoover and Vestavia.
She was an excellent cook and involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren, who knew her as Mamoo. She was a faithful member of the Riverchase Church of Christ and active in the Live Wires senior member group.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 60 years, Victor Boone, and three children: Renee' Rose (Jeff) of Hoover; Dawn Beck (Roger) of Harvest, AL; and Victor Reuben Boone of Alabaster.
Glinda, also, leaves nine grandchildren: Stephanie McMurtrie (Kevin) of Northport, AL, Jennifer Rose of Northport, AL, Kristen Clemmons (Tyler) of Chattanooga, TN, Collin Rose of Hoover, AL, Kinsey Curtis (Tyler) of Searcy, AR, Delaney Dunaway (Andrew) of Athens, AL, Jesse Beck (Taylor) of Searcy, AR, Hallie Beth Beck of Harvest, AL, Jacob Boone of, Alabaster, AL; five great grandchildren: Liam McMurtrie. John Luke McMurtrie, Elliott McMurtrie, Breanna Curtis, Josiah Curtis; one great-great grandchild: Madison French.
Others left behind include her brothers, Bill Jones of Searcy, AR and Kent Jones (Marie), Romance, AR, sister, Janice Pickard (David), Mablevale, AR; and six nieces and two nephews.
Jesus said to the Samaritan woman, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" John 11:25-26
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Glinda E. Boone
September 14, 2020
Glenda and I met every Tuesday and or Friday to chat and laugh at each other’s stories and encourage each other through troubling times. This friendship started during appointments to get our hair done by our good friend Michael Gould. We also bonded over her struggles with Parkinson’s disease. She had met my husband who also struggled with the same illness. I think it was this illness that first drew us together. She knew I understood the challenges she lived with everyday. She knew I was comfortable talking and dealing with physical disabilities.. But her love for family, friends and wonderful sense of humor is what our friendship grew on. I’m missing my friend, I know there won’t be that beautiful smile to greet me on Friday’s . But I also know there will be no pain for this sweet friend. She’ll be healthy and whole again in the presence of her God.
September 13, 2020
So sorry to hear of Glinda passing away. She and Victor were great inspirations to me when we were at Ole Miss 59-64. My condolences to Victor and obviously a large caring family.
September 11, 2020
I only saw Glinda in passing at the beauty shop with our favorite hairdresser, Michael. For many years I have kept my appointment and had the good fortune to meet and converse with Glinda. She was always a delight to speak with and I enjoyed our short conversations. I always looked forward to seeing her. Over the years, many things happened while Glinda fought her Parkinsons and our appointment dates changed schedules and I didn't get to see my Tuesday buddy. I missed seeing her. One might not think that a passing acquaintance over a number of years would amount to much. But then, one would be wrong because I really liked her and enjoyed our conversations. I am happy that she is finally free of her burdens and of course I want her to rest in peace. However, I have to say that I miss my friend. The memory of some people stay with friends even under the briefest of circumstances. I will remember you, Glinda, my friend.