Gladys Jones Outlaw

February 28, 1929 - July 24, 2020
Gladys Jones Outlaw


Gladys Jones Outlaw, 91, of the Middle Sound Community went peacefully to be with her Lord on Friday July 24, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on February 28th, 1929 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Johnnie Robert Jones and Emma Jane Bradshaw Jones.

Gladys is preceded in death by her husband James Wilfred Outlaw, son James Michael Outlaw Sr and her beloved sister Shirley Leigh Jones.

She leaves behind to cherish in their memories, daughter Myra Outlaw Nevarez (Sam), grandchildren
Hannah Nevarez (Myles Strickland) and James Michael Outlaw Jr (Mallory), and her special niece Susan Bauswell (Mike).

She married the love of her life James Wilfred Outlaw on October 3, 1952 in Drivers, Virginia.
They moved to the Wilmington area in 1955 and settled in the Middle Sound Community to start their family.

Their home soon became a place where families and church friends would often come to fellowship. Children would swim and play in Pages Creek, and many lasting relationships and memories were formed during these times.

Gladys served as the Secretary of Ogden Baptist Church during the early years when the church was formed. She was actively involved in all aspects of the church, particularly in teaching Sunday school and hosting bible studies where she could share God’s love with others. Gladys’ love for Jesus still resonates with those whom she has touched.

Her time at work started at the downtown Wilmington Hilton in the banquet department with many dear friends at her side. She also worked at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Wilmington for several years. Her final work was in the cafeteria at Ogden Elementary School during the precious time her Granddaughter Hannah was attending school.

Gladys and her daughter Myra shared a special relationship. They would hardly ever be seen without each other. Their favorite saying was “we will be home in a little bit” which usually meant a few hours.

Gladys loved her Grandchildren and cherished the time with them in all their activities. She was so proud of all their accomplishments and their growth as adults.

Funeral and visitation will be at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC on Thursday July 30th from 1:00-2:00pm. The service will follow the visitation at 2:00pm, followed by her burial at 3:00pm which will be located at Greenlawn Memorial Park 1311 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28412.

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  • July 29, 2020
    Etta Sherrod says:
    Myra many fond memories of you and your mother. I'm sure you and your mother have made a lot also. Thank you for taking care of her and her sister. God Bless.

  • July 29, 2020
    Jeannie Register says:
    Myra, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. I remember her fondly from Ogden Baptist. She was a sweet lady and always had a smile for everyone. May God fill you with His peace and love. Love, Jeannie.

  • July 29, 2020
    steven bohon says:
    Myra, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.

  • July 29, 2020
    Kelly Clark says:
    Mark and I are so sorry to hear about your mother's passing... Her beautiful presence will surely being missed at the Goody Goody! Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.God-bless you all.

  • July 30, 2020
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