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Glennis D. Thompson O'Neal passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 from complications of colon and liver cancer. Glennis was born in Oakwood, Texas on April 15, 1929 to John and Aza Thompson. She was raised in Oakwood by her aunt, Kitty Leathers, after her mother passed away from TB shortly after her birth. Glennis moved to Houston after graduating from Oakwood High School and met and married G.W. O'Neal. She raised four children, Stan, Mike, Kenneth, and Sandra and was married for more than 50 years. Glennis was a loving and caring mother and friend. She was a faithful member of Kleinwood Church of Christ after moving to Houston in 2016. Glennis raised her children in the church and remained faithful until death. She has many brothers and sisters in Christ at Southside Church of Christ in Jacksonville, TX and Broadus Church of Christ in Broadus, TX.
Glennis was a loving housewife and mother, supported her husband in his business, and worked as a paraprofessional in Jacksonville, Texas for 10 years. Glennis was an avid reader and enjoyed playing Dominoes and Mexican Train. She served as the Secretary of the Gulf Coast Tahi Unit for two years while living in the Texas Air Stream Senior Living Park in Zavala, Tx. Glennis was preceded in death by her parents John and Aza Thompson, her brother, John Thompson and sister, Pat Sylvester, husband, G. W. O'Neal, son-in-law, Lee Stewart and one granddaughter Ellen O'Neal. She has one living step brother, Robert Leathers and sister-in-law Eleanor Leathers and two nephews Clay and Cole Sylvester. Glennis was the proud 'Mamaw" of nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Services for Glennis O'Neal will be at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville, Texas on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 prior to the funeral service on Friday, September 1, 2017. Burial will be in Still Waters Memorial Garden in Jacksonville.
Viewing will begin on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Published on August 30, 2017
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