Glenda was born on August 16,1950 to Beulah Sevella Simpson (Clark) and Clarence Harris in New Orleans; she grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She was the oldest girl of 6 children: Dannie Grady, Brenda Smith, Clarence Clark (deceased), Rafield Clark, Bobbie Clark. She received her education at George Washington Carver High school in New Orleans, LA.
Later she worked for The Housing Authority of New Orleans as a Painter, remodeling Construction and buildings. Later she married Charles Arthur Duplessis and to this union 9 children were born: Robert Joseph Simpson (deceased), Christine Penn (Tyrone Penn) Charlene Duplessis, Josephine Duplessis, Charles Arthur Duplessis, Jr, Isaac Duplessis, Ingrid Duplessis, Jacob Duplessis, and Sadoc Isadock Duplessis.
Glenda Marie Duplessis accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized by Elder Dave Jones of Macedonia church of God in Christ where she learned how to serve, and move towards the accomplishments of biblical goals, she believed, as she would say, “My God Got This”. Glenda was a woman of many principles; whereas Matthew 5:37 says, “let your Yes be Yes and Your No be No”. As the song says, “Popa did not take no mess, well, neither did she! She was strong, a warrior, bold, fearless, friendly, cleaver, giver, skillful, independent, encouraging, loyal, of strong mind, an achiever, loving, God fearing, God centered, and an educator; that’s just to describe some of her; she was just an extraordinary person. Glenda gave so much to others, showing how unselfish she was. She fed the homeless, took care of the sick, helped any and everybody she met, no one was a stranger to her. She raised 9 children under GOD. Her Motto was “I am praying for you”; and when she said it, she meant it. She was a grandmother who nourished her grandchildren with love and integrity and God. She would say, “Through Christ, you can do all things; nothing is impossible”. She was a caring, loving, loyal, patient, virtuous wife to Charles Arthur Duplessis, Sr. for 18 years; and she meant it when she said until death do us apart.
Glenda Marie Flemmings Duplessis entered her GOD Hands on the evening of April 4, 2022, at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans LA. She took her last walk in this life and crossed over into a life of gold roads and streams of water; where all things are new, perfect peace, house and vineyards, and all the fruit she can see, where she will never age. Don't you want to go there? She has done her task and left her legacy behind to carry what she believes in that is: TRUST GOD and nothing else.
Glenda Marie Flemmings was preceded in death by her parents, Beulah Flemings Simpson and Clarence Harris; brother, Clarence Clark; husband, Charles Arthur Duplessis Sr.; son, Robert Joseph Simpson; grandmother, Anna Earlene Burkett Flemmings, aunt, Modessia Flemmings; aunt, Charlotte Ambeau; and cousin, Nevil Robert Flemmings.
She leaves to mourn, 8 children Christine Penn (Tyrone Penn) Charlene Duplessis, Josephine Duplessis, Charles Arthur Duplessis, Jr, Isaac Duplessis, Ingrid Duplessis, Jacob Duplessis, and Sadoc Isadock Duplessis, 18 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the celebration of life services which will be held on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022, at Robinson Family Funeral Home located at 9611 LA – 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037. The visitation will begin at 11 a.m., and the service will begin at 12 noon. Pastor Sam Worthy will officiate, and interment will be private.
Due to COVID – 19, EVERYONE in attendance MUST wear a facemask or other proper facial covering and practice social distancing.
Funeral planning entrusted to ROBINSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 9611 LA – 23, BELLE CHASSE, LA 70037 (504) 208 – 2119