Glenda L. Gillett

April 2, 1950July 10, 2019

Gillett, Glenda L, 69, of Tampa, passed away July 10, 2019.

She was born in Augusta, Georgia, the daughter of Chris Addison and Deanie West. She was raised and educated in Tampa, Florida where she met the love of her life. In 1966, she was married to Ken Gillett and had two children.

Mrs. Gillett and her beloved husband moved to Albany, Georgia where she was employed as a Contract Manager at Addison Steel Company. Glenda was an animal enthusiast and began her own farm on her property where she cared for many animals of all types-from kittens to puppies, ducks to chickens, donkeys to llama and goats. One of her most adored animals was her pig Wilbur.

Later in life Glenda dedicated her time and attention to her family including her mother and three grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Carol Barber. She leaves behind Ken W Gillett, her beloved husband of 52 years, daughter Doreen Desin, son Kenny Gillett, her siblings Debbie Poplawski, Barbara Jean Schuch, Marilyn Brooks, Nicole Addison, Anna Addison, Jim West, Chris Addison and her grandchildren Morgan Gillett, Lee Gillett, and Kendall Desin, and great granddaughter Ryleigh Gillett.

A Life Celebration will be held from 1pm-3pm, Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4207 E Lake Ave, Tampa, FL 33610. Those who wish to make flower donations in Glenda’s memory may make the donation to: Humane Society, 3607 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607.


27 July

Life Celebration Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories

TAMPA, FL 33610

27 July

Life Celebration Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories

TAMPA, FL 33610


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Joanne Jordan

July 17, 2019

Every time we were together we would get into trouble laughing constantly. As children we would giggle all night when you would spend the night until my mom would put me in bed with her so the household could get some sleep. When you and Aunt Deanie came to visit in Dahlonega we visited relatives all day in the mountains. While visiting a small mountain church our grandfather built we walked around the cemetery reading tombstones. We came upon the grave of "Henry Winkler" to which said "I didn't even know he was dead!" As we broke into hysterical laughter leaning on the tombstone our moms had to reprimand us..... we were in our 40's. Wherever we went , we would link arms and laugh. I miss your face, your smile and your laughter. I know I will see that sweet face and hear that laughter again someday. Love you with all my heart, Joanne

Marilynn Brooks

July 16, 2019

Sisters are a gift to be cherished. I am still in shock that you have left us so soon. I know you are now at peace and will be watching over all of us from heaven above. I am so glad we got to spend the time we did since you moved back to Tampa. You will truly be missed. Until we meet again, my sweet sister. I love you!

Barbara Murphy

July 14, 2019

You only have a few BEST friends in your life time. Glenda was one of mine, we laughted, cried and shared many wonderful memories. She would always ask how I was , even when she wasn't feeling well herself. She was one of the kindest persons I have ever known.
I always loved you like. a sister and so did my family.
Fly Sweetly my dear friend, God has a new ANGEL.

Anna Addison

July 13, 2019

Glenda has always been extremely kind and bubbly spirit and a radiating light. She had an enormous heart for animals and I loved visiting her home, it was like going to a petting zoo. And boy was she funny!!! Very very very sharp, whitty and funny, she definitely got that gene from dad. I wish you a smooth transition and journey to the other side. Sending love and energy to all the family!

Anna & Olga Addison

Marina Martin

July 13, 2019

I will never forget Glenda’s kindness, creativity and positive attitude when I tried to plan for my very simple wedding in my backyard. When she realized that I didn’t get any decorations, just some food, she was having non of it! “It has to be special” - she said and immediately sprung into action. Glenda brought tons of beautiful plants, signs, banners, etc... she even managed to find an arch and turned my backyard into a beautiful fairy garden that made my special day even more memorable in 24 hours before the ceremony. I was very grateful for her then and will never forget this beautiful. sweet and kind person. You will always be in my heart. Love, Marina

Debbie Poplawski

July 12, 2019

Glenda, I already miss you like crazy! I keep waiting for my phone to ring... I know you are finally in gods arms and out of pain and for that I am relieved for you. You always said I was your angel but I should have told me you were mine too! Thank you for all the support, laughs, and caring for me all these years. Give Mom, Carol, and Dad a hug for me. Love you and i’ll know you are still watching over me.❤️

Cheryl Lively

July 11, 2019

I've known Glenda most of my adult life. She was a wonderful, kind and loving person. She loved people and all animals with a passion.
Her sweet smile and gift of laughter will be missed by everyone who had the honor to have known and loved her. Peace my friend - peace.