As we continue to mourn with the Glenn family in the passing of Greg’s wife, Loa, we wanted to provide an update on details for the visitation and celebration of life service later this week.
Visitation: Thursday, Feb. 22 - 4 to 8 p.m. - McCadams Athletic Center
Celebration of Life: Friday, Feb. 23 - 2 p.m. - Harpeth Hills Church of Christ
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be directed to Harpeth Hills Church of Christ (click here) for an organization or cause to be determined in the future. Gifts can also be made to the Lipscomb Academy Good Samaritan Fund (click here) or Lipscomb University Athletics (click here).
Loa was an ever-present supporter of Lipscomb Academy, often seen on the sidelines, in the audience and in the hallways supporting the work of Lipscomb Academy students as well as partnering with Greg in his work here. A fixture of her Harpeth Hills Church of Christ community, Loa was often the first to deliver a meal to a family, volunteer for any number of needs or simply spend time in prayer or contemplation with friends.
Prior to moving to Nashville, the Glenns spent 21 years in Houston, Texas at Westbury Christian School and Westbury Church of Christ. Without question, Loa was the school’s biggest fan and supporter. During her years associated with Westbury, she served as registrar, guidance counselor, assistant to the athletic director, interim athletic director, and coordinator of alumni relations. And those were just the official roles.
While her passion for both Christian education and her church community ran deep, her greatest love was her family. Greg and Loa met in the 5th grade at their Florida middle school, going on to become high school and college sweethearts. They were married for 32 years, raised three children - Amber (spouse Ben), Richard (spouse Callie) and Cody. One of Loa’s greatest loves in recent years were her grandchildren: Emmalyn, Kendall, Stephen, Lily Kate and a baby girl expected later this year. She had an endless love for her grandchildren with one of them regularly in her arms or at her side.
Loa had a deep impact on those around her. Here are a few reflections on how her life influenced and encouraged others:
"Loa was an amazing women who was grace under pressure and a Christian role model for us all."
-Edie Johnston Kelsey
"She was a dedicated Christian woman, a loving and supporting wife, a loving, caring, and sharing mother, and a fun, loving, and teaching grandmother to her 4 precious grandchildren."
"One thing is clear, Loa truly loved the Lord, and now she gets to see Him face to face."
"Loa Glenn was a living example of a good and faithful servant. She was always a joy to be around and, in my first few years of coaching, was always the person I could count on to get things done. She will be greatly missed."
"I first met Loa when she was a cheerleader for Lipscomb University and I was the sponsor. She was always one of my favorites. Right from the start you could see what a loving caring person she was. It was such a blessing when she and Greg moved back to Nashville and I was able to see what a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother she had become."
"Thankful for all the love Loa Glenn gave to our family. We will miss her marriage advice and Cracker Barrel dates... and even though we are sad, we are glad to have met a woman who showed Christ’s love through serving others. Thank you, Loa, for inspiring so many of us to be selfless and kind."
We ask that you please keep the Glenn Family in your prayers as they process this loss and that Loa’s light and legacy may live on through those she touched, cared for and lifted up.