Velma Baker Glover, 78, wife of Herbert “Dad” Glover, was called home from earthly battles to heavenly rewards after a long illness on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Kershaw Health Center, Camden. Born May 31, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Deaconess Ola Horton Baker.
She was educated in the public school district of New Jersey, graduating from Robert Trent High School. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Antioch Baptist Church, Newark, N. J. After moving to South Carolina, she joined Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where she served for nineteen years as teacher of the Intermediate Class and then as superintendent of the Sunday School for fifteen years. She served as secretary of the Missionary and Senior Choir for many years, She also served as finance secretary for the Twelve Tribes of Israel, Lodge No. 10 and corresponding secretary for the Grand Lodge and a member of the D. L. Glover Singers.
She was employed by Madison Industries for 25 years of service before retiring. She also worked at Kids Plus Day Care, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service and Catchall Community Center working with senior citizens and children until her health failed.
She leaves to treasure her precious memories: her husband; daughter, Ladonna Levell of Sumter; step son, Robert Glover of the home; two daughters-in-law, Marilyn Levell and Denise Baker, both of Newark, New Jersey; seven grandchildren, Crystal Levell and Gene III (Nihima) of Newark, N. J., Shelduan (Phebe) Levell of Sumter, Shaufah Baker, Latifah (Alteree) Simmons of Newark, N. J., Halean Baker and Qadia Glover of Virginia; three step grandchildren, Keyami, Mariam, Saidah of Newark, N. J.; ten great grandchildren, Ziare, Zondria and Zaniyah (whom she helped to raised), Janora, Nariyah Levell of Sumter, Sharifah and Fareed Baker of Newark, N. J. and Layla Glover of Virginia; one devoted adopted daughter, Marie Knox of Rembert, and many other adopted daughters of the church whom she loved very much; two special cousins, Dorothy Mae Glover of Camden, Frank Cherry of Harvey, ILL; one sisters-in-law, Rosa (Frank) Jackson of Washington, DC; two special nephews, Hampton and Anthony Rembert, both of Sumter; a host of nieces, other nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Leroy and Larry “Gene”; sister, Ruby; three brothers, James, Willie and Williams; a grandson, Nu’Mon Levell; and her sister-in-law, Lida B. Rembert.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon, Friday, February 28, 2014 from the Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 5401 Black River Road, Rembert, with the Rev. Clifton N. Witherspoon, pastor, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. R. L. Williams, Minister Moise Nelson, and Rev. Durant Jenkins.
The family is receiving friends and relatives at the home, 4395 Herrington Road, Rembert.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 11:00 a. m.
The funeral possession will leave from the home at 11:30 a. m.
Floral bearers will be members of the senior choir.
Pall bearers will be Trustees.
Burial will be in the Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Church Yard Cemetery, Rembert.