Gladys Prestage Padget
Gladys Prestage Padget
  • December 2, 1925 - August 5, 2014
  • Lena, Mississippi

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Gladys Padget, 88 years of age, a long time resident of Jackson, departed this world August 5, 2014. She was born December 2, 1925 in the Sandhill/Pisgah area of Mississippi. Her parents, Jim and Mattie Prestage, both expired many years ago. Gladys was the 5th of 6 children born in their union. She attended Pisgah High School.

Mrs. Padget was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Fred Jr in 1995, and her beloved first born grandson Fredrick Jamison Padget (Rachael) of Brandon in 2010, and the oldest of her three children; Terry Prestage Padget of Sandhill in March of this year. She is survived by daughter Theda Alford of Puckett, and Fredie Padget Miller (Jimmy) also of Sandhill. Mrs. Padget was a cherished grandmother to five grandchildren; Fredrick Padget (Rachel) who preceded her, Ashley Padget Rennie of Euless, Texas, Stephanie Alford Jones (Tom) of Puckett, Jamey Miller Berry (Scott) and Jimmy Michael Miller (Katrinna) both of Sandhill. In addition she cherished 11 great grandchildren. She will be missed by her other family which included very special nieces and nephews, friends, and her church community at Allen's Chapel in Lena as well.

Mrs Padget was a loving mother not only to her own children but to those she cared for as a child care professional. In earlier years , she and Fred Jr once estimated she had extended care for over 100 children within her home in Jackson. Many of the parents and children kept in contact with her for several decades. She worked at Southside Baptist Church Daycare with the infants and was the preschool care giver for McDowell Road Baptist Church's nursery for many years as well.

In her golden years she enjoyed working in her flowers and garden, as well as needlepoint and quilting. Her devotion and love to family and friends will long be remembered though countless needlepoint pieces. She also cross-stitched beautiful quilts for her family putting in hundreds of hours into colorful flowers and designs.