Sandra Dennis Glenn was born on June 24, 1958 in Chicago, IL. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Evangelist Temple Church of God in Christ in Jackson Ms.
Sandra is a veteran and enlisted in the United State Army in the fall of 1980. Sandra’s experience in the Army played a very important role in her life. She frequently pointed out that the army taught her the value of discipline, teamwork and investing in a cause larger than herself. She was stationed in Germany, and Honolulu, Hawaii
Sandra earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from National Louis University, and two year later a master’s degree in counseling from National Louis University. She retired from Bobby E. Wright Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center as Director of Prevention and Community outreach. After retiring, she continued her lifelong passion to help those less fortunate become self-sufficient and she founded Prevention Force Family Center. PFFC is a 501-C3 nonprofit community-based organization that is in the West Garfield Park community. Sandra was dedicated to the field of social work and helping those in need. She lived her life creating positive change in the lives of so many and taught countless others how to do the same. She was a faithful and giving member of Temple of Faith Missionary Baptist in Chicago, IL. she believed that struggling youth and low-income families needed and deserved an opportunity to get back on track, with qualified programs and services.
She spent the last 12 years as a business owner (Growing Boss), trainer, Business Consultant and Grant writer. She gave generously of her time and resource to serve on several community boards; and she enjoyed doing crafts, going shopping and dining out.
Sandra was an inspirational trainer with an inimitable style. Gentle and inclusive, with a sharp sense of humor, she could convey a lot with a grin, a lift of an eyebrow or a frown. Over the years she used her knowledge and experience to assist hundreds of individuals to start their own business or nonprofit organization.
Sandra loved her family, very much. She was affectionately known as Sand, or Sandy. One of her favorite quotes was “To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care.”
The Lord saw fit to call Sandra home on December 06, 2020. She was predeceased by her parents, Thelma and Samuel Gaston.
Sandra leaves to cherish her memories: Her loving husband, Herschel Glenn; her son Peter Glenn and three sister, Clara Gaston, Ann Gaston of Jackson MS., Sabrina Gaston, two brothers Samuel Gaston Jr (Sammie) of Jackson MS., Anthony Gaston (Rochelle Brown) of Wausau, WI, a legacy of love through her twelve nieces and nephews, Christopher Gaston, Catherine Gaston, Angela Gaston-Thomas (Kevin Thomas), Jeanette Price, Ernest Gaston, Valerie Gaston, Cornelius Gaston, Darnell Williams, Chanel Williams, Lisa Williams, LaToya Gaston, Maurice Newman and a host of great-niece, great-nephews, cousins, relatives and many, many friends who loved and adored her.
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