Glenda McGowan Black was born on September 25, 1952, to Jesse H. and Novaline McGowan in Ponta, Texas. She passed away January 12, 2022, in Tyler, Texas. Glenda lived in the Elm Grove Community of Rusk, Texas where she grew-up, until her passing. She graduated Rusk High School in 1970.
Glenda was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters Brenda McGowan and Linda Greenwood; brother Darryl McGowan and nephew Justin McGowan.
Keeping her memory and legacy alive are her devoted husband Travis Black, and children Brandi Black, Mario (Wyvonne) McGowan, all of Rusk, Tara (Lon) Hinton of Bullard, Crystal Black Humble, Texas., Brandon Black of Tyler, and Novaline (Felix) Lane of Jacksonville. Her cherished grandchildren: Tristen, Da’Marion, Joseph, Cambruien, Amari’ay, Drew, and A. J.; her beloved granddogs Papito and Reba. She is also survived by her sister Melba Joyce (Willie) Bradley, brothers: Jesse Travis (Carolyn) McGowan, Floyd (Celestine) McGowan and Reginald all of Rusk, Texas and Floyd (Vivian) McGowan of Jacksonville; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. She will forever be missed and never forgotten.
The service was held at Elm Grove Baptist Church on Saturday January 15, 2022.
Final resting place is Plainview Cemetery under directions of McGowan Funeral Home.
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