Glenna Bennett Gallagher

September 24, 1962November 1, 2019

Glenna Bennett Gallagher, 57, of Raleigh, passed on November 1, 2019. She was born and raised in Reidsville, NC. She was preceded in death by her parents Ruth and Charles Bennett, Jr.

Glenna received her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Glenna’s career blossomed as she moved around the country working in many top-ranked hospitals. Her compassion in pediatrics and critical care nursing was evident with her ‘go getter’ attitude. She loved being a Tar Heel and later returned to her alma mater to further pursue her education.

One of Glenna’s favorite past times was spending time with her family and friends at the beach, especially Emerald Isle. She loved caring for her West Highland Terriers Zoey, Bella, and Mia. Glenna fueled her compassion through many volunteer organizations. She had a pay it forward attitude and loved giving back in any way she could. She was selfless, independent, headstrong, and had tenacious command of any room. Her sassy demeanor was her magical charm. Her family describes her as stunningly beautiful, inside and out.

Glenna leaves behind her fiancé, Rick Hardin; three children, Jared Yamamoto of Atlanta, Allie Gallagher also of Atlanta, and Ryan Gallagher of Raleigh; brother, Tom Bennett and wife, Martha; and sister, Lynn Eckert and husband, Kevin.

A time of visitation and reception will be held on Saturday, November 9 from 4:00-6:00pm at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh.

In lieu of flowers, all donations can be made to the ‘Make A Wish’ Foundation or UNC Hospice at Chapel Hill. The family will host a memorial celebration at a future date.


  • Visitation and Reception Saturday, November 9, 2019


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Barbara Gavigan

November 7, 2019

Our sincere sympathy and condolences in your time of grief. With prayers and sympathy for the family .

Barb and Tim Gavigan

Marion Neal Trexler Palmgren

November 4, 2019

This morning, reading the Atlanta Journal Constitution online, I was shocked to see Glenna’s obituary. I am a first cousin of Charles(Sonny) and Kemp Bennett. I am so very sorry to hear of the way too early loss of Glenna. The last time that I saw her was at the last Trexler Reunion at Emerald Isles. I have contacted my sister, Elinor Trexlet Williams in Chapel Hill to tell her
My deepest sympathy to all the family.
Marion Neal Trexler Palmgren

Stephanie Turner

November 3, 2019

Most sincere condolences offered to Glenna’s family. Ryan, please know that Tate and I are thinking of you and sending you love. I can still see your mom’s beautiful smile and have many good memories of her.