Glenda Ann Sullivan, 77, of Metropolis, died peacefully in her daughter's home in Sherwood, Arkansas on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.
Glenda was born and raised in Metropolis. She graduated from Metropolis High School in 1960. Over the years, she along with her husband, Floyd, owned several businesses, which included an upholstery shop, Victorian Rose Gift Shop, Northside Market and Friends and Co. Flea Market.
She was an active member of the community, participating in numerous organizations such as New Frontiers homemakers, Massac County Historical Society, Metropolis Garden Club, Save the Massac Theatre and was a founding member of the Project Hope animal shelter. Her wish was to leave this world in a much better place.
She was married to her high school sweetheart for over 60 years. One of their favorite things to do together was take road trips all over the continental United States, but she particularly enjoyed traveling throughout the state of Arizona. While traveling, they loved to frequent flea markets, antique shops and explore nature's most beautiful landscapes.
Glenda and Floyd raised two children, Jeffrey Allen Sullivan (Fonda) and Stacy Lynn Sullivan (J. Kevin Sullivan). Glenda's grandchildren include Jeffrey Alan Sullivan (Mary), Jennifer May (Travis), Meagan Edwards (David), Tracy Logan (Jason) and Racan Aqrabawi (Kellie). She also has 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy "Butch" Barger and Grace Barger.
Visitation was held Wednesday at Lindsey Funeral Home in Paducah. Graveside services followed at Antioch Baptist Church in Rosebud.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Project Hope Animal Shelter.