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Graveside Service

Parkhill Cemetery
Saturday June 18th, 2022

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Glenda Joyce Nicholson

Glenda Joyce Nicholson left her pain and limitations behind to be set free in the arms of God on June 10th, 2022.


Glenda was born May 23rd, 1943 at Martin Army Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia  to parents Sgt. Joe B Nicholson and Orie Monk Nicholson. 


Beside her parents Glenda is preceded in death by her husband Captain Kenneth Randal Price.


Glenda went to Baker High school in Columbus, Georgia class of 1961. She married shortly out of school and devoted herself to her husband and children. She lost her husband in the Vietnam War in 1971. 


As a young widow Glenda worked hard to build a new life for herself and her family. She graduated Troy University, class of 1984 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology. She then devoted her life to helping others. She was a Counselor at State Mental Health in Americus, Georgia from 1982 through 1984. She then worked as a Counselor at ASAPCP, Fort Benning, Georgia  1984 through 1989. She was the Program Director for the inpatient substance abuse program at Randolph County Hospital from 1989 to 1991. She served as an Outreach Coordinator for the Alabama Housing Authority in Tuskegee, Alabama and she took great joy in creating programs for the children there. One of her favorite events was an anti drug campaign where the Blue Angels flew overhead and there were military helicopters for the children to see. The children were delighted and so was she.


From 1993 until 1997 Glenda worked for Alabama Mental Health as the women's Program Coordinator. She retired early due to the health issues caused by Lupus. 


Glenda made an impact on many. She was "the cool" Aunt and Mom adored by her niece and nephews and the friends of her children. You never knew what you would find at Miss Glenda's house because her interests were many. She was an artist and free spirit who loved painting and music. She was both a Countess and a Flower Child and she could impersonate a mean Grizzly Adam's when chopping firewood. In her later years she loved anytime she had with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved collecting stones and gems to create jewelry, and she was very good at it. She loved coloring in different style coloring books and made her pictures look like works of art. She was very giving and took great delight in gift giving and maybe a little too much delight in Amazon and QVC. She loved going out for lunch when she was able and she was guaranteed to be the most accessorized person there. She loved ice cold Coca Cola and Chinese takeout. And dessert!!


She was a John Wayne fan and she loved old movies. She was young at heart and loved keeping up with everyone on Facebook. She took great comfort in messages from family and friends. She loved life, even though hers became very limited at the end.


Glenda is now enjoying her youth in paradise with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and family, most especially her Mother Orie Nicholson who was not only her parent but her best friend. 


Left behind to cherish her memory are daughters Melissa Price Smyth, and Rodger from Stockbridge Georgia and Larisa Price Greenlee, and Ron from Black Mountain North Carolina. 


Sister Elaine Resse from Monroe Georgia.


Grandchildren Johnathan Fuller, Savannah McClure & Dustin,  Katie Smith & Joshua, Abigale Cook & Jordan, Stephen Greenlee,  Cole Greenlee, and Gabriel Greenlee.


Great Grandchildren Colin McClure, Aden Smith, Ashlynn McClure, Jacob Smith, Miranda Rubio, and Madalyn Smith.


A graveside funeral will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Parkhill Cemetery in Columbus, Georgia.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.


The family would like to thank the staff at Autumn Care for the kindness and support they provided.

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Steve Henderson Jun 23 2022 7:36 AM

What a beautiful tribute to her. My prayers are with you all.

Melinda Greenlee Jun 22 2022 6:12 PM

Dear Family,
What a beautiful woman Ms. Glenda was and what a wonderful legacy she has left behind. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Heaven has gained a beautiful person.

Rodney and Patsy Renfro Jun 13 2022 10:21 PM

This is one of the most beautiful and delightful obits I've ever read for anyone. It actually gives those of us who did not know her well to get an inside peek of her life and loves. She sounds like such an amazing woman! My prayers go out to Melissa and family. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your mother. God Bless...

Joyce T. Livingston Jun 13 2022 7:00 PM