Gladys Buck was born in Cordele, Georgia on March 6, 1932 to the late Jimmy and Janie Thomas Dyer. She was the fourth of their seven children. Gladys departed this life and entered into eternal rest on October 17, 2019 with her family by her side.
Gladys grew up in Savannah, Georgia where she graduated from Alfred E. Beach High School. She attended Savannah State University and met her husband Leslie J. Buck, Jr. Les was an airman in the United States Air Force in which he proudly served for over 20 years. Gladys and Les became the proud parents of five sons and five daughters. The family was transferred numerous times and was stationed everywhere from Honolulu, Hawaii to Plattsburgh, New York. While stationed in Hawaii, Gladys completed her bachelors degree at the University of Hawaii, where she majored in early childhood education. Gladys used her caring spirit, devotion to education and love of children to become a school teacher and eventually a director of a daycare center. Gladys was a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and enjoyed attending community and church events.
While Les worked evenings and was sometimes called away from home to serve his country, Gladys maintained a household filled with love, warmth and lots of laughter. A loving mother and remarkable cook, Gladys was an avid reader who enjoyed playing board games and cards, travelling, watching sports and doing crossword puzzles. After the death of her husband, Gladys moved to the Leisure World community in Silver Spring to be closer to her children and eventually joined Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church.
Gladys is preceded in death by her husband Les and son Brian K. Buck. She is survived by her daughters Lenore Y. Carter (Gary), Fidelia L. Buck, Kim P. Buck, Michelle D. Buck and Deanna M. Buck; her sons Carl W. Buck, Leslie J. Buck III, Michael A. Buck (Michele Lisi) and Duane E. Buck; her grandchildren Eric Buck, Carl W. Buck Jr., Christopher Buck, Taylor Buck, Ashley Buck, Cameron Buck, Morgan Buck, Kalen Buck and Emma Buck; her great grandchildren Eric Buck Jr., Peyton Buck and Isaiah Buck; her sole surviving sibling Ammie Bell; and a number of other loving relatives and close friends.
Gladys was immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. All of us who are left will miss Gladys eternally, but will find comfort in knowing that she is now resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death. Isaiah 57:1-2
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