Gladys Hollins

February 17, 1936 ~ March 4, 2019 (age 83)

Mother Gladys Hollins went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 4th, 2019.  Born February 17, 1936 Sister Gladys was a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a great-great grandmother.  She was born in Santiago, Cuba to parents Rafael and Margarita.  When Gladys was two years old, she went to live with her aunt and uncle as her mother died from a sudden illness and her father returned to his native home of the Cayman Bach Island.  Gladys had a good upbringing. Her aunt and uncle had several children of their own and accepted her as one of their own.  Her favorite cousin was Cuca.  Gladys married, had her eldest son (Tyrone), and came to America in the early fifties.  She lived in various parts of the east coast having the rest of her children (Trevor, William and Costansia) before settling in San Diego in 1963.

     A cosmetologist by profession she enjoyed her craft.  She was a business owner and is a past member of the Alpha Chi Pi Omega Cosmetology Sorority. While she enjoyed doing hair, serving the Lord as an usher was her passion. Gladys was the head of the Sunrise Usher Board at Saint Stephen’s COGIC for over 30 years.  She spent the last five years as the head of  Revival Time Usher Board and president of the state usher board for the 2nd Jurisdiction of Southern California  for the Church of God in Christ.  She enjoyed arts and crafts and was a wonderful seamstress. She enjoyed decorating, dressing in her Sunday best and of course a good hat! 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard Hollins, eldest son Tyrone Crosby, great-great granddaughter Deonnie Perry. She is survived by sons, William K. Crosby and Trevor A. Crosby, and daughter Costansia A. Crosby. grandchildren: Tiesha K. Crosby, Tyrone R. Crosby, Crystal Crosby, Samuel Smith and Solomon Smith, La-Toya Hunter, William Crosby, Jr., Latreece Murray, La-Tasha Lovine, Ajha Mills and a host of great and great-great grandchildren.


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