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Gladys Johnson (Beam) Hill

Mrs. Gladys Johnson (Beam) Hill, 77, of Lawndale, NC passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020 at her residence. She was born on May 21, 1943 in Cleveland County, NC to the late Evelyn Johnson Moore Melton and the late Evens Beam, Sr.

Gladys was a graduate of Cleveland High School. She was employed for over 30 years with Universal Manufacturing. She was a member of New Ellis Chapel Baptist Church where she served formerly as president of the usher board and was an active member of the Vocal Choir. In her leisure time, she enjoyed fishing which she did with her late husband and flower gardening. Gladys loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her everything. She also cared very much for her fish and her dog Trixie.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Hill; two daughters, Susie Boulware Poston and Pastrano "Bo" Keast; two brothers, Evens Beam, Jr. and James Curtis Beam and three sisters, Betty Petty, Rita Melton and Kathy Gee.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Evelyn Thompson of Providence, RI, Bessie Novella "Wendy" Harper of Atlanta, GA, Cepeda Boulware of Shelby, NC, Rodney Boulware (fiancé, Melissa) of Raleigh, NC, Sheree Jones (Charleston) of Shelby, Clarence Hill, Jr. (Lavandra) of Lawndale, NC and her grandson, Omar Boulware who was reared in the home; siblings, Mary Kay Harris, Georgeann Keith (James), Berylyn Ross all of Providence, RI, Marilyn B. Spencer, Lillian Faye Beam and Jacqueline B. Woody (Michael) all of Shelby, NC, Steven C. Beam of Gastonia, NC and Nelson C. Beam (Teressa) of Winston-Salem, NC; twenty-five grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; special nephew, Rod Gober (Gail) of Lawndale, NC; special cousins, Diane Sanders, Douglas Accor, Nancy Bridges and Norma Gail Corry and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The funeral service for Mrs. Hill will be private. The service will be livestreamed on Facebook starting at 2:15 PM on Saturday. The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Lawndale First Baptist Church from 1:30 PM until 2.30 PM and other times at the home of her daughter, Sheree Jones, 402 Woodside Drive Shelby, NC. Burial will take place at the church cemetery. Condolences can be expressed online at www.enloemortuary.com. Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

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