August 23, 1941 - January 10, 2018
Anne Glenn died peacefully surrounded by her family on January 10th. She was the daughter of the late Carolyn Quincy Johnson and Philip Lance Van Every and great-granddaughter of Philip Lafayette Lance, founder of Lance, Inc.
Mrs. Glenn was a Charlotte native who graduated from Myers Park High School in 1959 and Converse College in 1963. She met her husband Thomas Glenn of Laurens, SC soon after, and they were married at Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte in 1964.
Pokey, as she was affectionately known to all, was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was passionate about the Lord, her husband, her three children, and her six grandchildren. She was always smiling and had a special spirit about her. One of her favorite sayings, which hangs in her kitchen, comes from Psalm 118: "This is the day which the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." And she did!
She loved Christ Church, where she served on several committees, including the Altar Guild, and taught Sunday School. Her favorite task was helping green the church at Christmas. In 1996 she and Tom joined All Saints Church in Pawley's Island, SC where they started spending a majority of their time. There she was a member of the Friends of Brookgreen Gardens and the Huntington Society.
She was the consummate volunteer. She was a member of the Junior League, Wing Haven, the Mint Museum Auxiliary, the Milles Fleur Garden Club, and the German Club. She was also an avid supporter of Charlotte Country Day School, Virginia Episcopal School, and Saint Mary's School, where her children attended. She served as a trustee at Converse College, Virginia Episcopal, Wing Haven, and Hope Haven.
She is survived by her husband Tom of 53 years; her daughter, Diana "Pebbles" Nix of Atlanta, GA; her son, Thomas "T" Glenn IV of Myrtle Beach, SC; and her daughter, Anne Rettiger of Madison, GA. She is also survived by her six beautiful grandchildren: Charlie and Tommy Glenn, Guy Nix, and Nicholas, Irvin and Eloise Rettiger. She leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her three sisters, Mary Lance "Buck" Sisk, Carolyn "Puddin" Foil, and Diana "Bippy" Van Every. Pokey leaves an abundance of friends in both Pawley's Island and Charlotte.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 16th at Christ Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. with a reception immediately following at the church. The family will hold a private interment in the church gardens prior to the service. Robertson Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all memorials be made to Christ Episcopal Church and Wing Haven of Charlotte, or Brookgreen Gardens of Murrells Inlet, SC.