Gladys Townsend

March 21, 1939 ~ June 22, 2020 (age 81)

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Gladys Townsend-Gladys Townsend 81 , of Youngstown, Transitioned Monday June 22, 2020 at Mercy Health St.Elizabeth Health Center.

She was born  March 21 1939 in Leesburg FL a daughter of Andrew Smith and Vida Martin Smith. Gladys graduated from Leesburg High School in Leesburg FL, Gladys moved to Youngstown  in 1959 with her Husband David Townsend and her son David Townsend, in 1971 Gladys worked as bank teller at Mahoning Bank while attending school and upon graduating in 1972.  She  was hired by GMAC where she worked for 20 years and then became a bus driver for the Youngstown Board of Education until 2012.

In her pastime Gladys was a avid bowler in various Leagues, she also loved going to the Casino and Basketball and watching her sons and grand kids in there sports activities.

Her children, David L(Beverly), Darrell L., Dwanye L (Christina), Dean(Melinda); her siblings,  Agnes Fuller, Eugene Smith and Johnny B (Barbara ) Smith a brother-in-law, Eddie Townsend(Myron Verne Thorton);her sister-in-law, Karen Smith; 7 Grandchildren, Dorian, Devin,Sarroya, Dwayne Jr.,
DeVaughn,Darien,Cameron and Brianna and 3 Great Grandchildren Jordan D, Jeonus and Jace; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Jody; a sister, Essie Mae; two brothers, Clifford and Andrew; her ex-husband, David.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 at F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

Social Distancing will be upheld, seating will be limited and you will be required to wear a mask before entering the building.

The F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. has been granted the honor to serve the family.

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June 30, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home
511 W. Rayen Ave
Youngstown, Ohio 44502

Private Services

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