HIGH POINT — Mother Mable Houston Glover, 89, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 18 at Hospice of High Point. She was born on June 30, 1931 to Idell Carpenter and Booker T. Watkins, in High Point, NC.
She was united in Holy Matrimony to James Glover. James and Mable were blessed with nine loving children, who they raised in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Mable became the First Lady at the Elm Grove Baptist Church in Reidsville, NC when her husband received his first pastoral assignment. They served for seven years. Their next assignment was at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in High Point. After his passing, she continued her work by serving on the Kitchen Committee, Missionary Ministry, Deaconess Board, Gospel Chorus, and Senior Choir. She was honored as one of the Outstanding Members of the church in 2003. Mable was also appointed to the Mothers Board.
Mother Glover was formerly employed at Dutch Laundry and Indian Head Hosiery Mill. After her retirement she continued her love for gardening, working anywhere she was needed in the church, and spending time with and cooking for her family and friends.
Mother Glover was preceded in death by her husband, Pastor James Glover; siblings, William Houston, Gene Watkins, Clendora Lee, Viola Woods, and a special niece, “her Road Dog” Parthenia Davis.
Left to cherish her memories are six daughters, Marlene (Deboy) Beamon, Elder Oretta McNeill, and Betty Glover — Land, Demetrius Glover, Joan Glover, and Eurika Glover; three sons, James Glover Jr., Antonis (Celia) Glover, Michael (Kyong) Glover; one niece raised as a daughter, JoAnn Smith; eleven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, special son, Nicholas Hayes, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be given at 12 noon on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 715 W. Willis Ave., High Point. Johnson and Sons Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.johnsonandsonsinc.com. Public viewing is on Friday, at the funeral home from 1 to 7 p.m.