Mary Jo Corry Glenn of Mobile, AL passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018. Mary Jo, affectionately known as “Gaga,” was born November 24, 1951 in Oakman, AL.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert and Helen Rutledge, and Joe and Lillie Corry; parents, Harold Corry and Mary Belle Corry; and husband, Rick Glenn.
She is survived by her two loving children, Corry Glenn (Meghan) and Ricki Glenn Klyce (Blake); adoring grandson, Charlie; and brothers, James Corry (Sandra) and Richard “Bull” Corry (Stephanie).
Jo graduated from Oakman High School in 1970, the University of Alabama in 1974, and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Jo loved her children and her work as a Medical Social Worker, a role that she took pride in and performed her tasks and duties with distinction. Jo was a part of the Saad’s organization for over the past 15 years and was so passionate in her role to help others. Jo's work was much more than just a social worker. She walked people through life as it came to an end. She taught families that dying was a part of living and not a time to fear, but an experience to share. Share the love, share the pain, share the laughs and enjoy the time that was now so short.
Jo lived every day with the intention to make memories. She recognized that life was meant to be lived and did it to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s “I Did It My Way.” Her proudest accomplishment were her two children whom she adored. She gave them every ounce of her heart and dedicated her life to their happiness. She was the supermom that didn’t miss anything her children might have a part in with video camera in hand. She left her children filled with so much joy, courage, and the passion to continue making memories for her to enjoy from heaven. Her pep talks made you feel like you could conquer the world. She was the best role model showing strength and resilience all while doing it with class and wit. She was her daughter’s best friend, her son’s loyal confidante, and one of Krispy Kreme’s best customers.
Her hobbies included frying chicken, spoiling Charlie, and taking care of her plants. Her chicken and dressing was her signature dish and no class party will be the same without her homemade candies. Jo recently had retired, but treasured her new role as Mother of the Bride and Director of Camp Gaga. Anything that involved being a mother was her specialty. She was the absolute best mother, grandmother, and mother in law that will be missed dearly.
A celebration of Jo’s life will be held Thursday, June 14, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mobile, AL. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m., with the service to follow at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Collins Memorial Garden at the NICU of USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital.