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Gladys Stocker Caldwell

September 15, 1940 April 8, 2020
Gladys Stocker Caldwell
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Mrs. Gladys (Stocker) Caldwell was born Sunday, September 15, 1940 in Rison, Arkansas, the 2nd child and 2nd daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Rithie (Jackson) Stocker. She transitioned to glory on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.

Gladys was trained, received the Holy Spirit, and was baptized at Kedron Church of God in Christ (COGIC), where she served as Sunday school secretary, participated in all activities including the choir and Young People Willing Workers (YPWW). In Chicago she united with Gethsemane COGIC under the leadership of Bishop Samuel McCarthy and continued to serve in many capacities. She later united with Evangelistic Crusaders COGIC, where she continued to serve as a member of Sunday school class # 9, long standing member and secretary of the Usher Board,and President of the Pastor's Aid Committee until her health failed. Gladys loved her church family and was generous to a fault; always gifting others, sharing with them, and providing rides to and from church.

After graduation from Rison’s Lanwood High School in 1959, Gladys and her sister Anna Mildred moved to New York City. In 1960, Gladys moved to Chicago and was later joined by her sister. Having no children of her own, Gladys was like a second mother to Anna Mildred’s children. Gladys worked at Spiegel’s Department Store and Underwriter’s Laboratory before becoming an admissions clerk at the Cook County Hospital (now the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County). She later worked at the Chicago Park District where she retired in 2010.

She leaves to cherish her memory and to remember many acts of love and kindness four sisters: Anna Mildred Simmons and Frances Stocker of Chicago, Illinois; Juanita Crane of Flint, Michigan; and Sheron Stocker of Robinsonville, Mississippi; 2 brothers: Albert (Royce-Ann) Stocker of Flint, Michigan; and Laverne (Eva Kay) Stocker of Smithville, North Carolina; eight nieces including her devoted care givers Cristal and Kelli Simmons; three nephews; and numerous grandnieces and nephews, one great grandnephew,and many cousins in Chicago and throughout the United States.

Gladys is preceded in death by her parents: Paul and Rithie (Jackson) Stocker; two sisters: Alice Stanley and Theresa Stocker; two brothers: Paul Stocker Jr. and Lloyd Stocker, and one nephew: Reginald Crane.

Scripture: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day - and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
II Timothy 4:7-8

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Mount Hope Cemetery Final Resting Place

11500 S. Fairfield
Chicago, IL 60655

11500 S. Fairfield Chicago 60655 IL
United States
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