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With heartfelt sympathy, we announce the passing of Olivia Marie Glass Jerrock, formerly of Gadsden, who traded time for eternity on Sunday, November 5, 2023, at the age of 57. We ask that you keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Olivia Marie Glass was born on February 24, 1966, to the late Christopher Columbus and Annie Mae Glass-Evans in Detroit, Michigan.
She confessed Christ at the young age of 13 and attended God’s Inspirational Kingdom (GIK) where the late Queen Prophetess Leslie R. Brown was the founder and Pastor.
Olivia was known to her family and friends by her middle name Marie. Her beautiful smile would light up the darkest room. Marie has always been what people would call a bookworm, most of her spare time was spent reading books. She graduated from Central High School in Detroit, Michigan, and continued her education at Wayne State Community College where she received her associate degree. Marie left her hometown of Detroit, Michigan to reside in Gadsden, Alabama in 2003.
Being a single mother of three beautiful girls she was determined to make sure her girls wanted for nothing. She worked at the Bridge full time while continuing her education at Gadsden State Community College then transferring to Jacksonville State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in 2010 and her Master’s in 2015 in Criminal Justice. Marie decided she wanted a change of scenery, so she took her girls and moved to Villa Rica, Georgia. Marie loved being involved and was very helpful to those in need. In the summer of 2022, she crossed 3rd in line to turquoise sands, with Rho Zeta Phi Inc. and received the Greek name of Goddess SeReNe N’Llunce she was so very proud of her sisters and what their sisterhood stood for.
On November 5, 2023, while surrounded by her immediate family in the comfort of her home, she heard God's call, for her to come home. She fought a good fight against ALS and Lou Gehrig’s Disease, but God saw fit to give her rest. ALS ran through her body and took total control, but God said, “It can have your body but not your soul”. She was loved by many but God loved her best. We all are brokenhearted, but she understood her assignment and passed her test.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Christopher Columbus and Annie Mae Glass-Evans; brothers, John Christopher Glass, and Ervin Jerome Evans; grandparents, Aaron and Olevia Glass; uncle, Tommie Ray Glass; aunties, Odessa Pauline Glass, and Evelyn Glass.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories three daughters, Brittanie Barber, Brandie Barber, and Brianna Glass all of Villa Rica, Georgia; one grandson, Tyler Smith; one granddaughter; Breya Smith; sister, Chrystal (Manjara) Bankhead, Gadsden, Alabama; one sister-in-law, Delia Aliff, Detroit, Mich; three step-brothers, Ervin Evans, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Gary (Rhonda) Evans Nashville, Tennessee, and Michael (Dionne) Evans, Ringgold, Georgia; five nephews, Elbert Aliff, Detroit, Mich, Darren (Sammantha) Aliff, San Diego, California, Terell Taylor, Leonard De’Loach, Gadsden, Alabama, and Javon Glass, LA, Calfornia, John Aliff, Detroit, Mich; five nieces, Chekita Johnson, Mia Aliff, Erianna Jackson; her favorite nieces, Keianna Jackson and Leonna De’Loach, Gadsden, Alabama; two great-nieces; four uncles, four aunties; a very special friend who rode with her faithfully to Birmingham, Alabama, Orlando Brown, and a host of cousins and many many friends.