Nettie Sims Glisson

July 21, 1931June 11, 2018

NETTIE SIMS GLISSON Mrs. Nettie Sims Glisson, age 86, peacefully passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018 at her residence with loved ones by her side. Mrs. Glisson was born in Bulloch County to Joshua and Maggie (Kirby) Sims on July 21, 1931, and lived most of her life in Bryan County. Mrs. Glisson worked for the Bryan County Board of Education for 23 years as a bus driver. As any student that rode her bus can tell you, she believed in discipline and respect on her bus to keep all of her students safe. Mrs. Glisson was a member of Blitchton Baptist Church for over 40 years where she served as Sunday School Secretary, served on the Purchasing Committee, the Bereavement Committee and sang in the choir for many years. Most importantly, she was a devoted wife and mother of four, who enjoyed singing gospel and bluegrass music with her husband, and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joshua and Maggie Sims, 13 siblings, her husband of 45 years, Freddie C. Glisson, her son, Wendell S. (Winkie) Glisson, and her faithful friend of 22 years, Henry M. Towles. She is survived by her daughters, Gail (Glenn) Stearman of Leesburg, Florida, Judi Green (Richard/Barry) of Modesto, California, and Lorna (Corbett) DeLoach of Statesboro, Georgia. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Danette (Steve) Ackley of Winter Haven, Florida, Farrah Glisson of Hoboken, New Jersey, David (Julianne) Stearman of Leesburg, Florida, Erik (Erin) Green of Modesto, California, Kristina (Dan) Catalano of Bozeman, Montana, Jenny Creech of Pembroke, Georgia, Kate Green of Los Angeles, California, Ryan (Carmen) Hynko of Sarasota, Florida, and Justin (Heather) Hynko of Statesboro, Georgia. She is survived by ten great grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, many nephews, nieces, and cousins. The family will receive visitors on Friday, June 15th from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Hodges- Moore Funeral Home, Statesboro, Georgia. The funeral will be held on Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Hodges- Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Bryant and Pastor Darnell Barner officiating. Interment will follow in Bulloch Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be: Mike Sims, Mack Sims, Jack Sims, Jerry Sims, Joey Sims, and Rhett Hatcher. Memorial contributions may be made to : First Baptist Church of Blitchton, 5204 Hwy 80 E. Ellabell, Ga. 31308. Please visit our online memorial at WWW.hodgesmoore .com to sign the guestbook and share fond memories with the Glisson Family. Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • A Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, June 16, 2018

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Judi Glisson Green

June 19, 2018

Another empty day. The house is empty. My days are empty. My purpose is gone. The tree stands without roots. đź’”

Judi Green

June 18, 2018

This still doesn’t seem real Mama. It feels as if you’re simply somewhere else in the house.

I know you had the most precious reunion ever with Winkie, Daddy, Mr. Henry & your Family.

It’s not the same without you here. There is no Home without you. I love you and I’m sorry I didn’t do better.

Mavis Bacon

June 16, 2018

Sorry we were unable to come to Nettie's viewing and funeral. Don came down with cold and sinus infection. Sorry for your loss. We shared some good times with Nettie and will have the memories with us always.

Marla D. & Jim Lewis

June 16, 2018

We are thinking of you and praying for you all.

Renee Hatcher

June 14, 2018

Mrs. Nettie was one of the most Godly women I have ever known. She was like another grandmother to my son, Rhett. We loved her with all our hearts. We are heart broken for her family. We pray for peace and comfort in the days and weeks to come.

Gloria (Sims) Patrick

June 13, 2018

In loving memory of my aunt Dee.

Mary Edwards

June 13, 2018

I remember her mama , Maggie Sims too. I remember all the times Ms. Nettie drove the school bus. She was a fine Christian lady. Prayers for Gail, Judy, and Lorna and all extended family.