Loving wife and mother, Lydia Glenda Haught, passed away on September 16th. Glenda was 75 and was surrounded by many loving family members when she passed.
Glenda was born to Herbert and Ruby Pettis in 1947 in the Florida Panhandle. She was the first grandchild and was showered with love and affection. She worked as an administrative assistant for the Church of God State Office before joining the United States Postal Service where she worked for 30 years, retiring as the Transportation Supervisor.
Glenda met her husband, Rick at the University Church of God and went on to have two sons, Aaron and Philip. Rick and Glenda recently celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary.
In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother, Glenda also loved reading and crocheting baby blankets. Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her. For many years, she served in the church nursery earning the nickname ‘baby whisperer’. She also served as the Missionettes Coordinator at Victorious Life Church. In addition to these acts of service, she volunteered at a local food pantry, Lily of the Valley in Wesley Chapel.
One ministry that was dear to her heart was the award-winning Powered by Jesus (PBJ) Youth Puppet team at Victorious Life Church. This was a ministry the whole family, Rick, Aaron, and Philip participated in with her. They performed locally at their church as well as at local and international competitions.
Glenda joins her mother Ruby Pettis, grandparents Angus and Mary Rudd, Carl and Lydia Pettis, and aunts and uncles in Heaven. She is survived by many loving family members, including her husband Rick Haught, son Aaron Haught and his wife Tara Von Pusch, son Philip and his wife Stacey Haught and grandchildren Emery and Eloise, father Herbert Pettis, brother Tim Pettis, sister Myra Pettis, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will be having an In Remembrance service at Grace Family Church (22920 FL-54, Lutz, FL) on Saturday, September 24 at 10 am.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Glenda’s translation: God never says oops!