WILSON — Ann Worthington Glover, 82, of Wilson went home to be with the Lord Wednesday morning in the presence of her immediate family.
She was born in Pitt County, daughter of the late Clifton and Alta Lee Jenkins Worthington.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Richard E. Worthington Sr. and George Glover; and brothers, J.T. and Charles Worthington.
Ann taught elementary and middle school in Winterville for 30 years.
She was a graduate of East Carolina College with a masters in education. Her passion was teaching children to read. Her legacy is the hundreds of students who benefitted from her teaching excellence.
She was the most determined person you would ever meet, and for her, success was the only option. She was a loving “Mama Ann” to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons, Richard “Rick” E. Worthington Jr. of Hickory and Steve D. Worthington (Patricia) of Wake Forest; sister, Edna W. Tyson of Henderson; grandchildren, Richard K. Worthington (Robin) and April W. Haning (Phil); great-grandchildren, Parker Nicole and Aubrey Ann Worthington; and stepson, Alton Glover of Wilson.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, at Nobles Chapel Baptist Church, 7330 Old Raleigh Road, Sims. A private family burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Ann’s request was for memorials to be made to: Nobles Chapel Baptist Church, 7330 Old Raleigh Road, Sims, NC 27880.
Special thanks to the staff of Hillside Rehab Center of Wake Forest for their loving care and friendship. A special thanks to Shelia Underwood of Hospice of Wake County for being our rock during this difficult time.
Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home and Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.