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Glenda Edwards

December 4, 1934 — January 27, 2024


Glenda Edwards went to be with the Lord on January 27, 2024 at the age of 89. She was born at home in Rankin, Texas on December 4, 1934 to Frank and Robbie Westbrook. She attended Avalon High School and was Valedictorian and May Queen. She later attended Baylor where she met Ron Griffin. They were soon married and 10 months later had a daughter Julie. Glenda stopped her studies to be a mother. The couple settled in Austin in 1965 shortly after the birth of her son Jeff and although she moved to Austin and Waco, she remained close friends Tommie Worthy, Billie Byerley, Maxine Hendley, and Mary Alice Shephard Jenkins” and would attend as many Avalon School reunions as possible.


Glenda was a working mother, loved people and had a gift for design. It was in Austin that she met her match Giles Edwards. Together they partnered in several enterprises including World of Sleep, Edwards Ethan Allen Carriage House, and Dolly’s Design. She was later a beloved fixture at Dubois Furniture. Together Giles and Glenda built their dream home in China Springs Texas. Giles gave her the nickname “Dolly”


Glenda had a deep faith in the Lord. She loved to sing and often sang in church choirs. She taught Sunday School and her faith affected many. She attended China Spring Methodist Church.


Glenda suffered a tragic loss of her son Jeff to a lightning strike in 2003 and then the loss of her husband Giles a few years later. She moved to Nashville in 2014 to be closer to her daughter. 


Glenda is preceded in death and reunited with her parents Frank and Robbie Westbrook, her brothers and sisters Robert, Lucille, Louise, Lourene, Allen, Alvis, Nolan, and Bobby Joe, her niece Linda Jo, and her son Jeff and beloved Giles Edwards.

Survived by her Daughter Julie, Sister-in-Law Wanda Westbrook, and nieces Jane Shafer and Laurie Jeffry.


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