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Gladys Gladys "Loretha" Sweet
(April 17, 1965 - January 6, 2009)

The funeral service of Gladys Sweet, will be conducted Saturday, January 10, 2009, at 2:00 p.m., at the St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 130 Newton Street, Camilla. Reverend Joseph L. McKelton will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Gladys Sweet was born April 17, 1965 in Camilla, Georgia to Lucile Silas and Robert Charles Bush, Sr. She was the fourth child of six children.

She confessed CHRIST and united with the Saint John Missionary Baptist Church in Camilla, Georgia. She later united with Central Baptist Church in Ellerslie, Georgia.

She was a graduate of the 1984 class of Mitchell-Baker High School of Camilla, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her fathers, Robert Charles Bush, Sr. and Benjamin James Silas.

Loved by many and respected by all in her profession of a dietician, Gladys will truly be missed.

She entered GOD’S Eternal Rest on Tuesday afternoon, January 6, 2009, at Columbus Hospice in Columbus, Georgia.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories her husband of twenty-one years, Retired First Sergeant Malvin L. Sweet of Ellerslie, Georgia; one daughter, Santrell L. Sweet of Ellerslie, Georgia; one stepdaughter, Malendey N. Sweet of Camilla, Georgia; two stepgrandchildren, Jamarion Childs and Jeremiah Childs, both of Camilla, Georgia; a loving mother, Lucile Silas of Camilla, Georgia; grandmothers, Lillie Graham Crawford and Sallie Mae Silas, both of Camilla, Georgia; four brothers: Anthony (Karen) Crawford, Robert Bush, Keith Silas, all of Camilla, Georgia, and Coral (Jackqulyn) Crawford of Columbus, Georgia; one sister, Zellia (Michael) Ross of Cincinnati, Ohio; a godsister, Bonnie C. Silas of Camilla, Georgia; father-in-law, Ozell Sweet of Warner Robins, Georgia; special friends, Carolyn (Vonn) and Curlee Black of Phoenix City, Alabama; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be at the Robert Jester Mortuary on Friday, January 9, 2009, at 5:00 p.m.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of Ms. Sweet's mother, Lucile Silas, at 683 FlamingDrive, Camilla.

God Took Her To His Loving Home

God saw her getting tired, a cure was not to be.
He wrapped her in his loving arms and whispered ‘Come with me.’
She suffered much in silence, her spirit did not bend.
She faced his pain with courage, until the very end.
Se tried so hard to stay with us but her fight was not in vain,
God took her to His loving home and freed her from the pain.