Gloria Speer Glass

May 24, 1956 ~ August 27, 2021 (age 65)

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Our beloved mother, Gloria Speer Glass, gained her wings on Friday, August 27, 2021. She was born on May 25, 1956, in Odessa, Texas to Ernesto V. Aguilar and Manuela P. Aguilar. She was full of life and always had a smile on her face.

Gloria married her husband, the love of her life Wendell Speer Sr., in November of 1972. They were together until his passing in 1999. She found love again and married her second husband, James M. Glass in April of 2008. Mother of three, grandmother of seven, and great-grandmother of four, she was loving and caring to all who knew her. 

Left to cherish her sweet memory is her husband James M. Glass, daughter Amy S. Byrd (fiance’ Mark Fruci), sons Wendell J. Speer Jr. and Seth A. Speer, granddaughters Brandy L. Byrd, Wendy M. Byrd, Sydney E. Byrd, and Sophia E. Speer, grandsons Brandon K. Speer (wife Ericka Speer), Wendell (Joey) Speer III, and Elijah J. Speer, great-granddaughters Adisyn R. Speer and Naomi A. Wilkerson, great-grandsons Xavier L. Byrd and Malakai I. Speer, sisters Nellie Austin (Kenny Austin) and Elsira Taylor, brother Eagle Aguilar, and dozens of nieces and nephews. The world lost a beautiful woman, but heaven gained a loving angel.

A memorial service to honor the life of Mrs. Gloria Speer Glass will be held on Thursday, September 2nd at 10am at Martin Luther King Park in Asheville, NC. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 1st from 11am to 7pm at Avery’s Memorial Chapel. The memorial will be live streamed on Avery’s Memorial Chapel’s Face Book page.

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24 Hour Viewing
September 1, 2021

11:00 AM
Avery (Hendersonville Road, Asheville)

Memorial Service
September 2, 2021

10:00 AM
MLK Park

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