Glossie Mae Towner was born on February 26,1961 in Earle, Arkansas to the late Ernestine Clements and Edward Waits.
In 1970 Glossie relocated to Elgin, IL with her mother and siblings. She graduated from Elgin High School.
Glossie was employed as a paralegal with the Elgin states appellate prosecutor for 18 years. She graduated from Judson College with a degree in business, then later went on to receive a degree in theology.
Glossie was an ordained minister and she dedicated her life to God.
For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Until her health condition made it impossible, Glossie was active in the life of
the church working with many ministry efforts.
Her life was a living example of her favorite Bible verse, Hebrews 13:5 —
“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have.
Glossie loved to love on people. She loved to swim and travel, but most of all she
loved her family and instilled in her children strong values that have served them well.
On January 27, 2020 Glossie heard Jesus call her name and she answered. Glossie
displayed great courage throughout her illness. She will be deeply missed by her
friends, family, and all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Gloria Jean Riley, her mother Ernestine
Clements, her father Edward Waits, her grandmother Eliza Dorsey, and her brother
She leaves in God's care, one daughter: Fanta Williams, two sons:
Ethan Riley, Dyno Michael Mosely, four sisters: Elizabeth Pargo, Betty Donald (Nick), Gail
Clements, Lorraine Rice (James), three brothers: Carl Clement (Dora), Willie
Clement(Dee), Charles Clement(Shirley), two grandchildren: Mason Findley and
Precious Williams, two great-grandchildren: Dontrell Littleton Jr. and Persephonie
Littleton, and many other dear relatives and friends.
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