of Cabot, AR
October 9, 1936 - September 17, 2022
Denva Lee Glaze found rest in the arms of Jesus, Saturday, September 17, 2022 peacefully at home surrounded by family. She was born and raised in Mabelvale, Arkansas. She attended Mabelvale High School where her first major accomplishment was being the editor of the school paper. She found her faith at a young age and became active in the Mabelvale Methodist Church. At the age of 18 she met the love of her life, Johnny. After many journeys between Mabelvale and North Little Rock, she moved to North Little Rock and they were married on December 24, 1954, where they started their marriage of 66 years. Their ministry started at Cato Methodist Church and then Mayflower Methodist Church as youth directors, in 1961 they found their church home at LRCC. She taught Sunday School and was instrumental in every aspect of the church. She led the singing and sang beautiful solos with the voice of an angel. She became involved with the Southwest Gospel Singers where she felt so blessed to share her love of God with so many. She worked at Pfeiffer's and BCBS, then stayed home to raise her family, then returned to work at Heritage Company and retired after 29 years. Denva was preceded in death by beloved husband, Johnny. Her mother and father, Lilly Belle and Clyde Ellington. Birth father, Harold Spillman; Aunt and Uncle, Grace and Rex Brown. She is survived by son, Craig Glaze (Laura) of North Little Rock; two daughters, Cynthia Fortson (Gary) of Cabot and Christina Vail (Charles) of Austin; grandchildren, Erik (Belle) Fortson of Washington, Cory (Delee) Fortson and Alex (Dustin) Lyles , Johnny Craig Glaze, Jr., Drew (Heather) Herring; great-grandchildren, Lillia Fortson, Jaxson Lyles, Ralee Lyles, Asher Lyles, Oaklee Fortson, Kalliope Fortson, Oliver Fortson; brothers, Les Spillman (Marty), Johnny Ellington and sisters, Marilyn White and Janet (Bobby) Harrell. A special Thank You and Gratitude to all the Caregivers for their love, compassion and support for our Mother. Visitation will be Thursday, September 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and funeral services Friday, September 23 at 1:30 p.m., both at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, 5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd, North Little Rock. Entombment will follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park.
To all of the Glaze family, I am so sorry for your tremendous loss Your mom was a very loving and caring person, and I always enjoyed being around her and working with her. Had I not been out of town, I would have attended her service. Take care,Ann ivey
Rest in peace aunt Denva, you will be greatly missed.
The angels have taken her on her final journey, and to reunite with Johnny. May God pour peace into you all, knowing that she served our Lord and is now receiving the ultimate gift, salvation in Heaven. God bless you all!
Verney and I will be in prayer for all of you.
Marilyn, Jim and I were so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. We are sending prayers of healing of your pain and pray for peace for the whole family! We love you!
From our family to yours we want to express our love and gratitude for sharing dear Mrs. Denva w all of us. She was a wonderful loving woman who will b missed dearly. All our love Randy, Wendy and Ashley.
We are sorry to hear of Denva's passing. Nedda and I knew Johnny and Denva from the Indian Hills Pool many years ago. May God bless your family.
Christy I am so sorry for your loss. I know your Mother will be dearly missed but you can bet she and your Dad are so happy to see each other again. Love you my friend.
Christy, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. May you and your family find comfort in the days to come. Love and hugs to you.
You Mama sang at my wedding. I will never forget. Sister Denva and Brother Johnny together forever wrapped in the arms of Jesus. Prayers, love to all. Nancy
Rest In Peace my beautiful sister.
We all will miss my sister-in-law, Denva. She was always positive, giving, and concerned for others. She demonstrated her strong religious faith daily. We had some good talks about family. She asked me to take care of her "little" brother and I assured her I always will do so. We find comfort in knowing she is in her heavenly place, with those she loved.
Christy, Charles and family Please accept my hugs and sympathy in your loss of your sweet and precious MAMA Find comfort in memories, and knowing she is in HEAVEN w Our LORD and your Dad. Prayers for you🙏😢Kay
Denva shall be missed by her family and friends. The world became a dimmer place with her passing.
I will miss my loving sister the rest of my days and beyond. She is now flying on the wings of the Lord.