Glynda Mae Pryor, long-time Dallas resident who recently moved back to Odessa, went to be with her Lord on March 28, 2019.
Glynda was born in Odessa on July 8, 1941 to Thornton Earl and Thelma Katherine Pryor. She attended local schools graduating from Odessa High School in 1959. She enjoyed music and was a member of the Odessa High School choir as well as the choir at Temple Baptist Church. After attending Odessa Junior College for two years, Glynda transferred to and graduated from Texas Tech in 1964. Upon graduation Glynda had jobs in Odessa, which included teaching at Ector High School and working for Texas Electric. In the late 1960s she made a career change. She moved to Dallas permanently and began working in sales for Xerox Corporation and later worked for Gunlocke in the commercial furniture industry until her retirement. Glynda was a bright, determined and energetic woman always making her own way and doing it well.
Glynda was a member of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas. She always looked forward to and especially enjoyed her Thursday morning Bible class there.
Preceding Glynda in death are her parents: sisters, Arada Jones, Mary Ann Pike, and Dorothy Moore: niece, Wanda Kathleen Powders and nephew, Jeffery Moore.
She is survived by her brothers: Joe Pryor and wife Nelda of Bakersfield, California and Charles V. Jones of Odessa, Texas: nieces and nephews, Debbie Costa and husband Joe, Steve Powders and wife Ann, Lori Powders, Chyree Jones and husband Jim, Cindy McElyea and husband Jimmy, Lisa Dooley and husband Terry, Michael Moore, Chris Pryor and wife Denise, Stacy Reeves and husband Todd along with many precious great and great-great nieces and nephews, some of whom called her Gigi to Glynda’s delight!
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 1:00 in the afternoon at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
Glynda was a sweet, lovely lady and an active member of our Sunday School Class at Park Cities. We loved her and will miss her.
Juanita VickersRowlett, TX
It was Jan of 1974. I had just been hired by Xerox as a new copier sales rep in the Dallas Branch, After basic training school, I returned to Dallas to be assigned to a senior salesperson.who happened to be Glynda Pryor. I didn't know it at the time, but I totally lucked out getting to work with Glynda. She was incredibly giving of her time. A total professional. Even better, it was the beginning of a close friendship that's lasted over 40 years. Now Glynda's Trinity industrial territory could be a little scary. One day while cold-calling, a pair of Doberman's chased us to the car. But it was fun. I learned a lot. And I have Glynda to thank for my quick start in sales. Rest in peace my good friend. Will miss you.
stephen fugatearlington, TX
My deepest sympathy to you all. Glynda was a great friend and neighbor. I do miss her greatly as I know you all do.
Jack NewsomDallas, TX
So sorry for your loss. Glenda was a lovely lady!
Patricia Shortes DoyalNew Braunfels, TX
My great Aunt Glynda was such a classy woman. She was a very funny, smart, and independent woman whom I looked up to growing up. She loved my children like her own. She was good at telling you exactly what she thought even if we didn’t want to hear it! I am so thankful that my family and I were blessed to have her in our lives and that we got to spend Thanksgiving 2018 with her. She told me she thought it would be her last Thanksgiving. She was so special to us and while we are so sad to lose her, we are joyful that she is with our Lord and Savior and no longer suffering. Until we meet again, I love you.
Jennifer SmithMidlothian, TX
Glynda was a delightful member of our Thursday Bible Study class in Dallas. She was faithful, and so much fun! I hope Glynda knew how loved she was by the group. We are comforted to know she is with her Lord.
Kathleen HardageDallas, TX
Glenda was one of my friends from Xerox Corp. we had a lot of fun during those days. She was one of my email buddies. I will miss her greatly.
Grady SmithCaddo Mills,, TX
Glyndra has been a good friend for 49 years. 1974 was the first year Xerox added women sales rep''s. The sales manager's weren't to hot on the idea & we had to put her on a team. End of the year every wanted her on their team as she was one of the best in the Dallas branch. Glynda was a wonderfull in all respect's. Always enjoyed seeing her at Xerox gathering's, Every one loved her and she will be missed. God Bless her.
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Dick Terrell Former Branch Manager = Xerox Dallas 73 -75Dallas, TX
Glynda was a long time, dear friend of my mother, Jeanne Harvey. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go to the family at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Dayna & Jeff Rekieta
Dayna Harvey RekietaGreenbelt, MD