Gladys Cousins

February 22, 1945November 6, 2018

WEST COLUMBIA – Funeral services for Gladys Jean Stewart Cousins, 73, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel, with interment to follow in Southland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 140 Stoneridge Dr., Ste. 210, Columbia, SC 29210. Mrs. Cousins was born February 22, 1945 in Norfolk, VA, and peacefully went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. She was a daughter of Eugene F. and Emily G. Stewart. Gladys was a homemaker and member of Trinity Baptist Church Cayce. Throughout her life, she faithfully served in every facet of church ministry and shared the gospel of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. Mrs. Cousins is survived by her husband, Joe S. Cousins, Sr.; sons, Joe S. Cousins II (Jennifer) of Lexington, Keith A. Cousins (Melissa) of Montgomery, AL; grandchildren, Matthew Cousins (Tabitha), Caitlin Blake (Cameron), Savannah Cousins, Victoria Smith (Brandon), Emily Cousins; great-grandchildren, Grayson and Liam; brothers, Rev. David Stewart, Delano Stewart (Janice); sister, Dorothy Fowler (Harold); sister-in-law, Brenda Stewart and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, William Stewart; nephew, William "Billy" Stewart; sisters-in-law, Lois Stewart, Margaret Cousins and Florence Brewer, and brothers-in-law, George Cousins and Eugene Brewer.


  • Alzheimer's Association


  • Visitation Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, November 10, 2018

Gladys Cousins

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Jessica Stewart

November 8, 2018

Aunt Gladys was a mighty woman of God, just like her mother. She loved Jesus, held His word deep inside her heart, and never let any song praising Him slip her mind. She was kind and nurturing, had one of the sweetest spirits and genuine love for others.

She also was a big kid at heart - I will never forget playing dress up and having tea together. Many of the younger family members would walk in the door with a hug and kiss before making a bee line to the dress up trunk. Aunt Gladys never shied away from playing with the younger ones.

The most amazing thing about Aunt Gladys is how strong her faith was. Despite Alzheimer's, scriptures nor songs never faded away. I imagine she is singing with the angels now and rejoicing with her Savior. Aunt Gladys will be loved and missed tremendously but we believe that when the time is right God will reunite us with her in eternity. I love you Aunt Gladys!