×

Gladys Townsend 1939-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Gladys Townsend, 81, transitioned Monday, June 22, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

She was born March 21, 1939, in Leesburg, Fla., a daughter of Andrew Smith and Vida Martin Smith.

Gladys graduated from Leesburg High School and moved to Youngstown in 1959 with her husband, David Townsend, and her son, David Townsend. In 1971, Gladys worked as bank teller at Mahoning Bank while attending school, and upon graduating in 1972, she was hired by GMAC, where she worked for 20 years. She then became a bus driver for the Youngstown Board of Education until 2012.

In her pastime, Gladys was an avid bowler in various leagues; she also loved going to the casino, basketball and watching her sons and grandkids in their sports activities.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, David L. (Beverly), Darrell L., Dwanye L. (Christina) and Dean (Melinda); her siblings, Agnes Fuller, Eugene Smith and Johnny B. (Barbara) Smith; a brother-in-law, Eddie Townsend (Myron Verne Thorton);her sister-in-law, Karen Smith; grandchildren, Dorian, Devin, Sarroya, Dwayne Jr., DeVaughn, Darien, Cameron and Brianna; great-grandchildren, Jordan D., Jeonus and Jace; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Jody; a sister, Essie Mae; brothers, Clifford, Andrew and Robert Smith; and her ex-husband, David.

A viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc. A private funeral service will be held for the family at a later date.

Social distancing will be upheld, seating will be limited and you will be required to wear a mask before entering the building.

The F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc. has been granted the honor to serve the family.

(special notice)

(changes made)

Gladys Townsend 1939-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Gladys Townsend, 81, of Youngstown, transitioned Monday, June 22, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

She was born March 21, 1939, in Leesburg, Fla., a daughter of Andrew Smith and Vida Martin Smith.

Gladys graduated from Leesburg High School in Leesburg, Fla., and moved to Youngstown in 1959, with her husband, David Townsend and her son, David Townsend. In 1971, Gladys worked as bank teller at Mahoning Bank while attending school and upon graduating in 1972, she was hired by GMAC, where she worked for 20 years and then became a bus driver for the Youngstown Board of Education until 2012.

In her pastime, Gladys was a avid bowler in various leagues, she also loved going to the casino and basketball and watching her sons and grandkids in their sports activities.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, David L. (Beverly), Darrell L., Dwanye L. (Christina), and Dean (Melinda); her siblings, Agnes Fuller, Eugene Smith and Johnny B. (Barbara ) Smith; a brother-in-law, Eddie Townsend (Myron Verne Thorton); her sister-in-law, Karen Smith; grandchildren, Dorian, Devin, Sarroya, Dwayne Jr., DeVaughn, Darien, Cameron and Brianna; and great-grandchildren, Jordan D., Jeonus and Jace; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Jody; a sister, Essie Mae; two brothers, Clifford and Andrew; and her ex-husband, David.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

Social distancing will be upheld, seating will be limited and you will be required to wear a mask before entering the building.

The F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc. has been granted the honor to serve the family.

(special notice)