Mildred S. Glaze was born November 24, 1922 in Newport, Arkansas to J.K. and Ada Gilliam Shelton. She went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Benton, Arkansas, surrounded by her family. In addition to her parents Mildred is preceded in death by her husband Earl, two sons, John Wayne and Jerry Glaze, five brothers, Jim, Max, Kenneth, Maurice and Bob Shelton, two sisters, Dot Winans and Jean Blevins, two half-sisters, Earnestine Sulephen and Fanny Hall, two half-brothers, Leon and Pat Shelton. She is survived by her daughter-in-Law, Gwen Glaze, one granddaughter, Debbi (Steve) Ballard, one grandson, Scott Glaze, four great grandchildren, Anna and Harrison Ballard and Parker and Kennedy Glaze, all of Benton, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mildred spent her life in the Lord’s service working diligently in several churches. While at Calvary Missionary Baptist in Minden, she and her husband Earl met the Lord and were both saved in 1948. Later, in 1993, she joined First Baptist Church in Bossier. In March of 2000 she moved to Benton, started a new life and joined First Baptist Church. In addition to her love of church work, she taught in the Louisiana Missionary Baptist Institute and Seminary in Minden, had a greenhouse business located at their home in Minden and was a part of the family business, Pasta Jack’s Restaurant in Benton.
Visitation will be held at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton, Friday, November 3rd, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., and a Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 4th, at 2:00 p.m. at Rose Neath Funeral Home in Minden, Louisiana, officiated by Dr. James A. Crain. Committal service to follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden.
Serving as pallbearers will be, Dr. Carl Hines, Morris Busby, John Jackson, Freddie Frye, Scott Glaze, and Harrison Ballard. Special thank you to the caring staff at Four Seasons Residential Care Center, Heartland Rehabilitation and Care Center, and Saline Memorial Hospice.