Glenda Lou Eldridge, 56, of Greeneville, TN passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 7:15 p.m.
Glenda was born to James Eldridge, Jr. and Beulah L. Sherlin Eldridge McHaffie on February 16, 1964 in Knoxville, TN. She was the fifth of 7 children. Glenda was diagnosed with Leukodystrophy at age 3 and, due to its complications, went to live at Green Valley Developmental Center in Greeneville, TN, at age 16. Despite her disabilities, Glenda was a bright light to all that knew her. She loved to laugh, sing, listen to songs sung by Elvis Presley, and to eat cheeseburgers. She loved all of her family, but especially her precious mother. No one could bring a smile to Glenda’s face more quickly than she could.
Glenda is preceded in death by her parents, James Eldridge, Jr., Beulah L. Sherlin Eldridge McHaffie, her siblings G. Michael Eldridge, Linda S. Eldridge, and Debra R. Eldridge Guillory.
Glenda is survived by her sister, Brenda J. Eldridge Bucci of Elon, NC, brothers David (Tammy) and Danny (Libby) Eldridge both of Jefferson City, TN, nieces Chase (Raymond) Hawkins, Amanda Sellars, Ashley Eldridge, Danielle Eldridge, and Victoria Eldridge and nephews Johnny Lane and Kyle Bucci.
The family of Glenda Eldridge wishes to extend their sincerest appreciation to Alice Nichols and the entire staff at East Tennessee Homes in Greeneville, TN, for taking such excellent care of our loved one during her residence there and for loving her like their own family member. Glenda will lie in state from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct 21st, in the chapel at Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City, TN. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct 22nd at Caledonia Baptist Church Cemetary on Ruggles Ferry Pike in Knoxville, TN, with the Dr. Sonny Strange, officiating. Arrangements are by Farrar Funeral Home.