Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

January 31, 2014

Margaret Ruth Lightsey Glass


Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Funeral services for Margaret Ruth Lightsey Glass, age 87, of Jacksonville are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014 at  First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville with Rev. Jack Albright, Rev. Barbara Hugghins, and Rev. Thomas Stephenson officiating. A private interment will follow at Providence Cemetery in Jacksonville. Services are under the direction Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Mrs. Glass passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.

Mrs. Glass was born August 6, 1926, in Quanah, TX to the late Claudia Pearl and Horace Swain Lightsey. She was the oldest of four siblings. She attended school in Dialville, TX and attended nursing school at John Peter’s Smith in Fort Worth, TX. She worked for many years at Nan Travis Hospital as supervisor in the obstetrical ward. Later, she worked in the office of Drs. Crawford and Rucker. Margaret loved her work and caring for her many patients. The other loves of her life were her husband of 67 years, Paul Odell Glass, and her family. She married Paul on February 2, 1947 at First United Methodist Church then became members of the Alpha Omega Sunday School class and were members ever since. She always loved cooking for her family and her home was the gathering place for all holidays and celebrations. Margaret and Paul enjoyed a good game of cards or dominoes with family and friends throughout the years.  

She is preceded in death by her sister, the late Dorothy Jean Lloyd and husband M. H.; sisters-in-law, Carmen and Yvonne Lightsey.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Odell Glass; son, Paul Steven Glass and wife Rebecca of Jacksonville; daughters, Belinda Cook of Tyler, Myra White and husband Paul of Tyler; brothers, James Lightsey of Florence, AL, Weldon Lightsey of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Lindsey Icenogle and husband Michael, Christopher Glass, Penni Weeks and husband Dustin, Bryan Glass, Sarah Traylor and husband Lee, and Beth Glass; great-grandchildren, James and Abraham Traylor; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers are the members of Alpha-Omega Sunday School class.

Viewing begins on Friday, January 31, 2014 at Autry Funeral Home and visitation with family will begin one hour before service at 10:00 am on Saturday at First United Methodist Church.

Rather than customary condolences, donation may be made in the memory of Margaret Glass to St. Stephen’s Food Panty at First United Methodist Church 1031 SE Loop 456, Jacksonville, Texas 75766 or Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd. Tyler, Texas 75701.


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