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.