Gladys Marie Austin was born on July 22, 1941 in Austin, Texas to Louis Edwards and Rosa Lee Mitchell, who preceded her in death. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1955 and later married Ernest Austin. Gladys was a great mother that raised 11 children. She was a ‘giving’ person and was known for always putting the needs of others, before her own. Gladys leaves to cherish her memories: Earnest Austin (Linda Austin); Patricia Austin, Donald Austin (Felicia Austin); Archie Austin; Pauline Harper; Louis Harper (preceded her in death); Terry Lamb; David Lamb; Mary Lamb; Janet Lamb (preceded her in death); Daniel Lamb; 46 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchioldren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 10-11am with a Funeral Service at 11am, Monday, December 17 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.
MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY OF MS GLADYS…I WILL KEEP YOU ALL IN MY PRAYERS…MAY GOD STRENGTHEN YOU THROUGH THIS SORROW…N GIVE YOU SOME FORM OF LIGHT..TO MAKE IT THROUGH THIS DARKNESS…I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!! LOVE AMELIA!!!!
My heart and prayers goes out to the family,May God give you all the strength to get through this. love always sherry
May God give her eternal rest and may her soul rest in peace. She part of the reason for my success and the success of many others.
She’s my mother through the “Village” style of raising that we had from the Mathew Henson Village! I am 1 of 3000 kids and proud to say so! It’s OUR turn to carry the torch, and WE will make you proud of us ALL!
may the lord keep you until we meet again! i know you’ll be watching, i didnt get to see you in years,but i will always keep you in my thots and prayers!xoxo Davion Lamb