Gladys J. Poole

February 11, 1928August 8, 2018

TUSCALOOSA - Gladys Jones Poole, age 90, of Tuscaloosa, died August 8, 2018, at home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with Ray Hallman officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hills Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Poole; son, Jr. Poole; parents, Marshall and Jessie Jones; granddaughter, Jammie Poole; and grandson, Jonathan Russell. Survivors her daughter, Diane Poole McJenkin (Jeff); son, Lavone Poole (Gay); sisters, Morrell "Rilla" Poole and Sylvia Jean Jones (Carter); brother, Lenear Jones; grandchild, Jason Russell (Shauna); and great-granddaughters, Destini Russell, Kaitlin Stephens, and Riley Kate Russell. Gladys Poole was born February 11, 1928. She enjoyed working as a nursing assistant for 22 years at DCH, where she made numerous friends. Gladys was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and a friend to so many. She enjoyed listening to gospel and country music, growing flowers and working in her yard. Gladys always enjoyed traveling with the church group and the weekend trips she would take with her sisters. Gladys not only said she loved her family, she made us feel it. She never quit worrying or taking care of us. She showed such love, compassion and strength to both her children and grandchildren always. In the true difficult times, she would always say ''we have to love them through it". Gladys was a wonderful mother and "granny" and will be greatly missed. Our hearts are hurt and broken but we smile because she is at peace. The family extends special appreciation to special friends and caretakers, Debra Mullenix, Barbara Todd, Moundville Health & Rehab and Hospice of West Alabama. Pallbearers are Hunter McJenkin, Barry Winters, Ricky Jones, Darrin Jones, Gary Jones and Jeff Poole.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, August 11, 2018

Gladys J. Poole

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Jane Phillips

August 11, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of Ms. Gladys' passing. I worked with her for many years at DCH. She loved her patients and did her best to make them as comfortable as possible and would do anything for them.

I had shingles and Gladys applied calamine lotion to me a couple of times each shift (at work) to help me feel better. That's just the kind of friend she was.

May the Lord grant her family and friends Peace and understanding during this difficult time.