Monnie G. Glass, affectionately known as “Monnie Pearl” was born on the 31st day of May in the rural area of Caswell County, North Carolina to the late James W. Garland and Rachel Willis Garland, becoming one of eight children in a home full of love and spiritual guidance.
At an early age, Monnie joined High Rock Baptist church where her dedication to serving Christ and her church carried throughout her entire. Inside the church she served as former member of the Junior Choir along with the Gospel and Mass Choir. For years she served as a member of the Usher ministry, the culinary arts department for the kitchen committee, and was a devoted member of the Missionary Society where she would visit the sick and deliver meals to the elderly.
Monnie matriculated through the local and public schools of Caswell County and was a proud graduate of Caswell County High School class of 1968. After completing her education, she assisted her family on the farm, and began working in the hospitality industry as a server and at the bus station. Little did she know that the fundamentals she obtained while working in this industry would lay the groundwork for her future.
In the year of 1969, she married the late Jimmy Glass, their union lasted for several years before his untimely passing. For over 30 years Monnie labored at GKN in Mebane, NC where she served as part of the driveline team and built numerous lasting relationships with so many.
Reflecting on the love their mother showed to so many through cooking and understanding the purpose in serving others. Monnie and her sister Stella created what many in the Caswell County community and surrounding areas know now as G&G Catering and Concessions. For over 20 years Monnie and the catering staff served organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Freedom Fund Banquet, Cedar Grove Association & Cedar Grove Missionary Banquet, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Alumni Association, just to name a few. Together they worked to brand the business as “A taste of country with a touch of class”.
In the community, Monnie worked to be a pilar as she served the Caswell Country Democratic Party chapter, National Prayer Breakfast, and Juneteenth celebration. As a visionary and Executive Director for the High Rock Community center. Monnie saw the need to create opportunities that would not only create exposure for the center but create unity within the community
Awaiting Monnie are her mother and father; husband, Jimmy; brothers: James, Norton, and Robert Garland and sisters, Bessie Oliver, and Lorene Garland.
Those left to remember the life of Monnie and walk in her legacy are two dedicated sisters, Stella Graves of Blanch, NC, and Cora Turner (Carl) of Reidsville, NC; five sisters in laws of love: Bettie Garland, JoAnn Garland, Mary Garland all of Blanch, NC, Sheila Winbush of Veron Hill, VA, Peggy Glass, and Annette DeJournette. A host of special nieces and nephews that she viewed and valued as her own, G&G Catering staff that served a special place in her heart, godchildren, other relatives, and friends.
The family will be receiving friends at the residence of her sister-in-law Bettie Garland 2781 High Rock School Rd. Blanch, NC 27212
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