Gladys Lenora Douglas, affectionately known as “Nana” was born on January 27, 1939 in Galveston, Texas to the late Nora and Thelma Wyatt.
She attended Lincoln High School and graduated in 1955 at the age of 16. She attended Galveston College and began working as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and later on, she attended San Jacinto College where she earned her Associates of Applied Science and became a Registered Nurse in May of 1992. She was an employee of The University of Texas Medical Branch for over 30 years before retiring.
She was a very dedicated and faithful member of Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church in Texas City under the leadership of Pastor D.N. Benford Sr.
She was involved in many different ministries of her church including the Mission Chorus, Pastor’s Aide, Bible Band, The Deacon and Trustee’s Wives, the Senior Choir, The Order of Eastern Stars Chapter #12, South District Association, as well as being a teacher for Vacation Bible School until her health began to fail.
She was a loving, dedicated, and generous mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She enjoyed being surrounded by her family.
On Monday January 29, 2018, Gladys answered the call of her Heavenly Father with her family at her bedside.
She is preceded in death by her husband Franklin Douglas and her parents Nora and Thelma Wyatt.
Left to cherish her precious memories is her son, Charles Douglas Sr. (Christian), and her daughters Elizabeth Flenaugh (Johnathan), and Verna Dean Douglas.
Her one and only Sister Patricia Cotton. Brothers: John Wyatt Sr., Pastor Nora Wyatt (Eura), Jerry Wyatt (Alma), Rev. Michael W. Wyatt, Pastor Gregory Wyatt (Elaine), Grayline Wyatt. 6 Grandchildren: Charles Douglas Jr., Chadrick Douglas, Chason Douglas, Jamari Sereal, Wynter Sereal, Jace Flenaugh. 4 Great-Grandchildren: Charles III, Charmaine, Jermaine, & Cali. Special Great Niece and Nephew: Lorielle Barnes and Michael “CW” Robinson. Special and Dear Friends: Shirley Alexander, Stella Fredricks, Herman & Gertrude Guillory, Lucille Ballard and a host of many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.