Glenda Elizabeth Dillon, 64, of Hampton, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Franklin General Hospital in Hampton. She was born on July 20, 1954, in High Point, North Carolina, the daughter of Homer and Mary (Rice) Prim.
Glenda moved to Cocoa Beach, Florida, in 1957, and graduated from Cocoa Beach High. Glenda met her late husband Charles Dillon. Together, they traveled the world; destinations including Hong Kong, Paris and Eastern Europe.
Glenda is survived by her children Alicia (Steven), Charles (Angel), Jeremy (Amy) and Kerri.
Her greatest joy was being "G-ma" to Nicklaus, Shayla, Thomas (Tiffani), Moira (Michiah), Madellaine, Matthew, Melody, Aiden, Owen, Bianca, Ella, Lili, Isabel, Wyatt and Evelyn.
The family is holding a private memorial service for Glenda out of state at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the World Wildlife Fund or to your local Humane Society.
"Dear Alicia, Charles, Jeremy, Kerri and Family: I am truly sorry for the loss of your beloved mother and G-ma. Although it has been some years, I loss my mother much too early in life just when I was getting beyond the awkward teen years and beginning to appreciate the wisdom of my mother, she was taken away from me in death. I felt like one lost soul without my mother, like a piece of driftwood washed up on a beach, truly alone....Until I learned that the Holy Bible holds out a hope....A truly wonderful hope of seeing our loved ones again, alive, here on earth, in perfect health! ... It's true!.... During the life and ministry of Jesus Christ he brought people back from the dead! Jesus resurrected them back to earth, to be with their families who love them and missed them and needed them. You can read of the true life events in the Holy Bible. The resurrection of Lazarus in John chapter 11; The widow of the city of Nain who lost her son in Luke 7:11-17; Jairus' daughter Luke 8:41, 42 & 49 - 56. These accounts recorded in the Holy Bible were put the to give us hope and to let us know that Jesus Christ has authority over death (Matthew 28:18)...... So take heart, all is not lost, you can see your mother again in the near future....."
"i dont know what to say. I was never really good at goodbye, you know? It was always, "See you later," but last time I saw you was in the pizza ranch here in mason. I gave you that little half hug I always did, kissed your head and told you I loved you. You were always really good to me. I didn't always deserve it, but you were. On my birthday you sent me that music video of Jimmi Hendrix playing happy birthday on guitar. I was planning to do the same for you this year. I'm sorry I didn't see you more, Grandma. I love you so, so much. And I miss you. A lot.
Your loving grandson,
"I?m incredibly sorry Glenda?s gone and she will definitely be missed. She was a wonderful person and grandmother and I send my blessings and prayers."
"What we once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.
Sending blessings and prayers, you are forever in your family?s hearts, Glenda!"
"Glenda seems extremely loved by all her family, and I pray they have nothing but comfort and peace knowing she?s in a much better place. "
May your soul forever be at peace. You lived a good life, and one day we will all be together again. "
"This world has been a better place thanks to the influence of her life an her impact on others which continues"
"Glenda is so very loved by her family! I wish nothing but the best for her children, and all the grandchildren that looked up to her and loved her. I'm sure Glenda had the loveliest and most beautiful grandkids anyone could ask for! Be strong and always cherish the amazing memories you all have shared with her. She'll forever live on through you. "
"What a shame. I hope her memory will be evergreen in your hearts."
"Much love to the family. Glenda was an amazing woman. "
"Dear Glenda will be missed so much.
Her kind spirit touched anyone who had the pleasure of her company. She really enjoyed the little things in life- a beautiful sunset, the sweet scent of blooming flowers in the spring, the warmth of a hug from one of her many grandchildren.
Glenda lived an amazing life. She traveled to breathtaking places and shared her memories with all of us. We are all so lucky to have known her.
My sincerest condolences to her family. It is so hard when the matriarch of the family moves on.
Reading of Glenda's passing today brought to mind this quote,
"There are feelings you will never find words for; you will learn to name them after the ones who gave them to you."
I know that you all hold a feeling in your hearts that is Glenda.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God's light shine on you through all of this.
The Varischetti Family
"Glenda, you were one amazing lady and will be missed dearly. Nothing hurts more than losing a maternal figure, and you will be missed dearly from all those around you. "
"Everyone says that there mom was the best mom. But you were the best mom for me. You knew me, you understood me. You were kind, and giving, and nothing made you happier than making every holiday the biggest one yet. You taught me decency, fairness, and most of all you taught me how to love, simply for the sake of doing so. Without expectation, you taught me to be scorned, and wish for a better result, free of malice. You were good, simply good."