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Glenda Neal

September 20, 1948 — December 30, 2020

Glenda Constance Neal was born on September 20, 1948. She was the first daughter born to  Mary Lou and Woodrow Jackson in Georgetown South Carolina. She moved to Philadelphia with family at an early age where she attended Philadelphia public schools.

She married her first husband James Edward Johnson Sr. and from that union they had three children. James Edward Johnson Jr., Mary Jeanida Johnson (Cream Puff) who proceeded her in death, and Anthony Wesley Johnson.

She began her career working at the Naval Aviation Supply Depot at the age of 17 until her retirement of 49 years in December of 2018. Glenda was known as the ultimate party planner and known for  organizing grand social events on the Naval base and at the Rifle Club.

She was well known as ‘Lady G’ amongst her friends and considered the personification of a Diva. Glenda’s work family was always her largest support system during difficult times. At work is where she met the love of her life Royce Neal who she married on May 5, 1989 and had been married for 31 years.

Their fashion sense was above anyone else. When they stepped into the room they would have matching or well- coordinated outfits. They never allowed grass to grow under their feet. They loved to travel and go to great restaurants and diners.

Glenda loved socializing with friends but what she loved the most was to socialize with family. She would make sure she attended every family dinner and social event everyone would give. She was Ms. Clause during Christmas bearing presents and gifts for the eldest family member and to the newest born.

Glenda leaves behind to mourn a loving husband Royce Neal, 2 sons James Edward Johnson Jr., Anthony Wesley Johnson, 2 daughter in laws Necole Johnson and Jackie Johnson, 2 Grandchildren Ebony Jeanida Johnson and James Edward Johnson 3rd, 4 sisters Victoria Nelson, Laverne Kitchen, Doris Nelson, and Danielle-Tucker Mills, 2 brothers James Nelson Sr, and Nathan Nelson.

2 brother in laws Ronnie Kitchen and Derrick Mills and a sister in law Rosalyn Neal along with niece and nephews that she loved and cherished. Eric , Tyra , Shamaro , Omar, Kelly, Kourtney, Ayanna, Lamar, Malik, Venita, Zavon, Xavier and a many more who cherish her loving memory.

Lovingly submitted

The Family

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