February 26, 1943 - December 5, 2015
On Saturday, December 5, 2015 the Lord called home Judith Anne Rains Glover. Judith was born in Zwolle, Louisiana and a graduate of Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana.
After an eleven month battle with Pancreatic Cancer, she left this world in peace surrounded by her family. Judith embodied what it meant to be a southern woman. She was gentile, kind, gracious and always a symbol of class and sophistication. She had many accomplishments from her education and career, but her biggest legacy is her family. To know her was to know her family and to know her family was to know her. She was present, accessible and always showed up. Far and wide she was known as Mother, Mom, Nana, Aunt Judy and friend. She sparkled in more ways than one from her clothes and jewelry to her sparkling eyes, smile and personality.
She dazzled everyone she touched. When asked by her family to describe her the response was; beautiful, loving, hilarious, devoted, tough, resilient, stubborn, fun, compassionate, loved to laugh, generous, caring, unapologetically her, always ready for ice cream, never wanted to miss anything, loved bling, loved to travel, more than a grandmother…a best friend, always dressed to the nines, a perfect angel, a gift, accepting and supportive, very trustful in God, a woman of deep faith and a wonderful mother. Her grandchildren always had a couch to sleep on and a ride no matter how far or last minute. She did absolutely everything she could for her grandchildren and she encouraged all of their endeavors. She was like a starburst, a walking contradiction. She was a picture of unconditional love and care for everyone around her. She never told jokes, but always made you laugh. To sum it all up, she was a woman with lovable flaws and utterly beautiful strengths. She was love personified and she was deeply loved by all.
She was preceded in death by; her parents Joseph Jackson Rains and Willie Mae Bowman Rains, her siblings Billie Jo Rains, Bobby Rains, Elaine Rains Grace and Hanson Grace, and niece and nephew Janis Grace Cooksey Cain and Russell Cooksey.
She is survived by; daughters Karla Glover Baldelli and Jill Glover Lucien vanEgmond, son-in laws Dale Baldelli and Jack vanEgmond, grandchildren Bryce Lucien, Roman Baldelli, Bailey Lucien, Alaina Lucien, Rafe Baldelli, Kendal vanEgmond and Scott vanEgmond, niece and nephews Sharon Rains Waddell, The Honorable Bobby Waddell, Joe Grace and Neman Cain, great nieces and nephews Matt Cooksey, Maren Owens Cooksey, Mauri Cooksey, The Honorable Erin Leigh Waddell Garrett, Greg Garrett, Beaux Waddell and Amanda Waddell, great great nieces and nephews Stone Cooksey, Piper Cooksey, Addilynn Waddell, John Robert Waddell, Parker Cooksey, Auden Garrett, Granger Garrett and Riggs Garrett. Your legacy will live on Mother, Mom, Nana and Aunt Judy! We will miss you and you will always be in our hearts!!
A celebration of her life will be held at 3pm Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Prestonwood Baptist Church Faith Chapel, 6801 W. Park Blvd. in Plano, TX, reception immediately following at the family home in North Dallas.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252