Glory Dean Mitchell was born on November 30, 1941, to Albert B. Mitchell and Almae Morgan Mitchell in Lubbock, Texas. Glory was nicknamed "Glory Hallelujah" by her beloved friends at United Cerebral Palsy of North Texas. She passed away on May 26, 2022.
Glory’s faith in God was strong and unwavering. God honored her faith and devotion with long life, family, and many friends. She always had a smile and would greet everyone in the morning.
In September of 2005, Glory requested that her family evacuate her from Hurricane Rita in Port Arthur, Texas. Glory’s faith in God allowed her to make the decision to move to Dallas. She told her niece, Shauna Claggion-Smith, that she was going to live with her. With the support of family and friends for the past 17 years, Glory experienced a full life despite doctors saying she would not live past the age of 12.
Glory’s mother preceded her in death on January 30, 1950, when Glory was eight years old. Minnie Walker, Glory’s paternal grandmother, reared Glory and her sisters until their father remarried. Minnie Walker preceded Glory in death on February 24, 1978. Her stepmother, Pearl Kilpatrick-Mitchell, preceded Glory’s death on February 7, 1975. Her father, Albert B. Mitchell, preceded her in death on February 15, 1994.
Glory is survived by her sisters - Minnie Jean Mitchell of Richardson, Texas, Alma Faye Mitchell Scott of Austin, Texas, Lillie Raye Mitchell Webster of Richardson, Texas, and Mary Louise Mitchell of Lubbock, Texas; three nieces - Sheree Claggion- Mitchell, Shauna Claggion-Smith, and Cheryl Elaine Scott; nephew, Timothy Brown; four great-nieces; two great-nephews; four great-great-nieces; and a host of other family and friends.