Her obituary read: Gladys “Izzy”, 88, of Tampa, passed away on May 19, 2011. Gladys moved to the Tampa area from TN when she was 16 years old. She attended the old Tampa Business College and worked for Pioneer Telephone Co. She remained at Pioneer Telephone as it transitioned to GTE, then Verizon and retired after over 30 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tampa, the National Secretaries Association and the MacDill Officers’ Spouses’ Club (MOSC). She was also very active in Beta Sigma Phi, where she held many offices, including Chairman of Fundraising. She is preceded in death by her husband, both parents, two sisters, one bother and one great-nephew. Gladys is survived by her loving family, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, nine great nieces and nephews, 10 great-great- nieces and nephews and two great-great-great-nieces and nephews.
We had her memorial service last weekend at the most beautiful funeral home.