Gladys Emily Kesler, age 97, died Thursday, August 13, 2015. She went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, surrounded by her family. Despite the deep sadness we feel from her passing we are celebrating her life and the gift she was to us. We are rejoicing that she is now in the presence of her Father in heaven and singing praises to His glorious name. We are reminded of Psalm 17:15 which says “As for me, I will continue beholding Your face in righteousness. I shall be fully satisfied when I awake to find myself beholding Your form and having sweet communion with You.”
Gladys was born on September 24, 1917 to A. V. and Susan Brown. She was a member of Christian Hill Baptist Church in Clermont, GA. She was retired from the U S Post Office. She enjoyed her retirement years spending time in her garden and never saw a weed she didn’t attack with vigor. She enjoyed her dogs and loved having her family around her all her days.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years Gaylard Kesler and her daughter, Clarice Neale. She is survived by two living siblings her brother Jim Brown and sister Betty Pierce and children Les (Carmen) Willingham of Las Vegas, NV; Ron (Debbie) Willingham of Powder Springs, GA; Alice Grisham of Clermont, GA; Allen (Marcia) of Clermont and Scott Kesler of Clermont. Grandchildren are Montie Anderson (Allen), Lisa Dills, Ronnie (Dorothy) Willingham, Melissa (Wayland) Field, Leslie (Michael) Silverstein, Kirk (Brandy) Willingham, Wade (Cheryl) Willingham, Stephen (Valerie) Neale, Michael Neale, and James Kesler. She also has several great grandchildren.
Services will be held at Christian Hill Baptist Church on Saturday, August 15 at 2:00pm. Receiving of family and friends will be at 1:00 at the church. Internment in the church cemetery will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Cleveland Care Center, PO Box 964, Cleveland, GA 30528.
Courtesy of Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont, Ga.