Gladys L. Armstead

November 07,1943 - July 25,2019

Obituary for Gladys L. Armstead

On Thursday, July 25, 2019, Gladys “Pudden” Louise Armstead entered eternal life with the Lord at Regional Memorial Hospital, Mechanicsville, Virginia.
Gladys was born in Caroline County, Virginia to the late Deacon David and Deaconess Frances Derricott.

She grew up in a loving home environment with twelve siblings of whom three (Dorothy, Alfred and Kenneth) are deceased. “Pudden”, as she was affectionately called by family and all who knew her, loved life and fellowship.

She was educated in the Caroline County Public Schools and a graduate of the prominent Union High School. She joined Oxford Mt. Zion Baptist Church and instantly became devoted to servanthood. She always had a deep desire to work in hospitality with her heart set on serving others. Her many jobs included: Jarrell’s Truck Stop (25+), Petro Iron Skillet, Hannaford Super Market, and Ukrops. Her cooking and baking skills were well known throughout Caroline County and the surrounding areas.

Pudden loved working in the Hospitality Ministry at church. She could prepare a large meal for any amount of people and could cook almost any dish. Fried chicken, corn pudding, and banana pudding were just a few of her favorites. She loved cooking for her Pastor and would frequently tell him, “She needed to put some meat on his bones.”

Gladys leaves behind to cherish her memory, four daughters, Brenda of Richmond, Virginia and Sheila, LaVerne, and Pamela of Ruther Glen, Virginia, seven grandchildren, Quianna, Quinton Sr., LaTasha, Javon, Courtney, Kendra, and Alexis, four great grandchildren, Quiara, Quinton Jr., Timera, and Ta’Neya, nine siblings, Helen Holmes, Floyd Derricott (Lelia), Evelyn Flowers, Reverend Ada Lee (Sterling), Joyce Henson (Charles), Frances Kirkland, Shirley Derricott, Linda Johnson (Van), and Faye Derricott, two sisters-in-law, Valerie Armstead and Mary Armstead Gray, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, extended family, and friends. She was extremely fond of her cousin, Gilbert Minor, who was very much like a brother.

Gladys was a great inspiration to so many and we are very saddened by her passing. However, we still rejoice because she is forever with the Lord in his beautiful kingdom. She will be tremendously missed by all of us and is engraved in our hearts forever.

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I am sorry for your loss. May the love,comfort and peacebe be wih you even in the midst of you grief.
- Rev. Sylvia king
As Pastor and People of Reedy Baptist Church, we send condolences to the family, yet rejoicing that God has picked another Rose for His Garden. God bless you knowing that His will has been done.
- Claybon Collins
I'm sorry for your loss loved one .I m praying for family
- Frederick
To the family: Please accept my deepest and heartfelt sympathy. May the love of friends and family be a comforter at this sadden time in your lives. My love and prayers are with you all. God bless you all, Thomasina Baylor “Cina”
- Thomasina
I remember Gladys from working with her at Jarrells. She was a great cook. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all.
- Lila Pugh
To the family ,I am sorry for your loss and wish I had the words to say to take away your pain,but I don't.I do offer heartfelt condolences and prayers in hopes that it will strengthen you to get through these days.God does see the pain and sorrow you are dealing with, and he will not leave you.So keep sharing those memories you've made throughout the years to keep her alive in your hearts..
- Brenda Smith
I’m am so sorry to hear the passing of your Mother my prayers are with you and your family!!!
- Danita Burch
My condolences to Brenda, Ann and rest of the family I’m going to miss my girl may you find peace in this time of grievances
- Sydney Rollins

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