Marsha Ruth Glazier • July 20, 2020

Marsha Ruth Glazier, 74, a life-long Pensacola native, stepped into heaven on Monday, July 20, 2020. Marsha was born on April 15, 1946. She was a graduate of Escambia High School and then earned her Associates degree at Pensacola Junior College. Marsha went on to work at the Escambia County School Board before taking a position at Pensacola NAS/NADEP. She completed avionics school then transferred to Personnel Management at Navy Hospital from which she retired in 2004. Because of her love of work, she became a certified Notary Signing Agent which kept her busy in her retirement years. Marsha delighted in traveling, listening to music by Jim Reeves and Daniel O’Donnell, and spending time with her family, especially meals together and Saints football. She was always actively involved in her local church; she enjoyed singing in the choir and made many special memories with her ensemble group from West Pensacola. Most recently she and her husband, Gary, were attending Olive Baptist – Warrington Campus.
Marsha is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Gary Glazier (originally from Coshocton, Ohio); a daughter, Lisa Glazier; a son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Sheree Glazier; a grandson, Caleb; and a granddaughter, Riley. She also leaves to cherish her memory her brothers and sisters and their spouses: Johnny and Catherine Torrance of Chesterfield, Virginia; Eddice Hazen of Newport News, Virginia; Cynthia and Bruce Tew of Atlanta, Georgia, and Jerrell Torrance of Milton, Florida; her two sisters-in-law: Barbara Keller of Pensacola, and Annette and Richard of Morris, Illinois; and a host of nieces and nephews. Marsha is preceded in death by her mother Clara Lott Torrance.
Marsha will be laid to rest on Tuesday, July 28 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens. Due to the current health risks, there will be no visitation or live service; a live broadcast of the service will begin at 1:00 p.m. CDT. John Lowe of Olive Baptist Warrington will officiate. Watch webcast for Marsha Glazier:

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If you have any questions, please contact Jessica at 850-529-6201 or Pensacola Memorial Gardens at 850-944-0355.

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.”
John 11:25

  1. Jane Fulmer says:

    Dear Gary and Family, while we share your sorrow in Marsha’s unexpected homegoing, we also rejoice with you that Marsha has seen the face of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and is resting in His presence. Maranatha!!
    Jane and David Fulmer

  2. Tim and Paige Morton says:

    Our deepest sympathies. So glad Marsha is now singing in person to Jesus. Her joy must be amazing.

  3. Darrell and Jackie Whipple says:

    Gary, Lisa, Bryan & Sheree, Caleb & Riley, and families

    We have such great memories going to church together, our kids growing up, singing in the choir & Adopted ensemble, cruise, gatherings. We treasure our time with each other.

    Prayers, hugs, and love.

    Darrell & Jackie Whipple

  4. Shelagh Dunckley says:

    Gary, Lisa, Brian & Sheree & kids:
    My heart is broken over your loss. I have started typing this so many times and nothing seems exactly as I want it to. I am at a loss to find the words to express these feelings. It’s still hard to believe she’s gone. My mind is flooding with memories over the past 30-ish years of times spent together with Adopted, trips taken together, meals shared, laughter and music. Now I know she’s praising our Lord in that heavenly choir with our brother Bob.
    I am keeping you all in my prayers. God will comfort you all. I know she has received her reward and I am praising Him because I know Marsha is with Him and we will all see her again. I love y’all. 🙏💕


    Friends since, I guess, 6 years old, it’s hard to beieve Marsha is gone. While we didn’t spend time with each other or work together, we grew up at Whitfield Baptist and went to Pine Summit for many years. I always knew we were sisters in Christ. She was a wonderful person, good mother, hard worker, loyal wife and she loved her Lord. I look forward to seeing her again when I get to Heaven. Gary, Lisa, Bryan and Sherree. You’re in my prayers during this time.

  6. Dear Gary,Lisa,Bryan, Sheree, grandchildren & family
    Our lives were made so much richer by being friends with Marsha these last 40 years, Church, bowling, singing together, vacation and raising our kids together. Marsha is truly one of the dearest friends we’ve ever known.
    Much Love and sympathy,
    Lannie and Mike

  7. Gary and Teresa Lewis says:

    Gary, Lisa, Bryan and families our deepest sympathy for your loss. Marsha will truly be missed but she is rejoicing with our Lord. Love you all.

  8. Carolyn & Joey Liles says:

    Dear Gary, Lisa Bryan, Sheree, Caleb, and Riley, Marsha was such a kind, faithful friend to us for the last 38 years! She and Gary have been a part of our family since our WPBC years. We have all loved each other no matter how much time apart. God has been so faithful and loving…Jesus has you in His strong hands! We pray for all of you for His peace. Our Adopted Family is forever family. EPS. 1:4 “Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes. God decided in advance to ADOPT us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ.” Amen. Love.

  9. PAUL D HARDY says:

    Paul and Judy hardy says:Gary and family my heart goes out to you guys you know Jesus is now taking care ‘ of her.Please know I am thinking about you guys God bless ya’ll.

  10. Mike and Carole Austin says:

    Gary Lisa Bryan Sheree Riley and Caleb and Family
    Heart felt sympathy for your loss ! Marsha was so much
    to everyone! First Marsha Loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! She was always ready to Do her part ! Sunday School, Choir, kitchen, my favorite was Her Hosting parties she loved to get everyone together! and She always had her Behind the scene Husband supporting her! (Yes Gary we knew) But to know Marsha you knew the Love she had for her Family!

    Isaiah 41-10
    So do not fear for I’m with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Love Y’all
    Mike and Carole Austin

  11. Marge says:

    Gary and family. My heart breaks for you knowing the pain you are going through. Marsha was such a sweet person. We know because of her relationship with the LORD she is rejoicing with him and others who have gone before her. One day we who love the LORD will all meet again and never be separated again. Love you all dearly..

  12. Candy says:

    What a beautiful tribute for a kind a loving woman of God. I am challenged by her commitment to Christ and family. I am praying for you all.

  13. My deepest sympathy to her dear family. She was a lovely lady.

  14. Jeff & JoAnn Hudson says:

    Her smile would light up the room. We didn’t know Marsha well, but loved how she would get a tickle out of Jeff, Jody, and Winston’s antics in the connection group. We will truly miss her presence. Peace be with you and your family.

  15. Robin Pitsenbarger says:

    There are just no words. I’m thankful she is celebrating with the Lord. But I am so very sorry for the pain you feel. The service was beautiful. I wish I could have been there. Please let me know if I can help. Sending lots of love and prayers.

  16. Sheila Ward says:

    Dear Gary and family,
    There’s never a right time to lose someone who holds your heart. The pain is real and only the hope of eternal reunion sustains us. You are family to us and we will always treasure your friendship and service for our Lord.
    Praying for Gods peace knowing what a wonderful Christian legacy and testimony Marsha lived throughout her life. God bless you all! Hugs and prayers
    Tommy and Sheila Ward

  17. Larry Carter says:

    Gary, so sorry for your loss. Will be lifting you and your family in prayer. God bless you all!

  18. Tim and Mary Ann Barnes says:

    Dear Gary and family, we are sending our Love and prayers for your family at this time. Marsha was such a wonderful lady and will be missed very much. Marsha was a Servant and loved to help others. I know she is with THE LORD and I pray you find comfort in knowing that she is with Our SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. WE LOVE YOU Gary!!! Tim and Mary Ann Barnes

  19. Eleanor Spears says:

    Gary, what a shock to hear of Marsha’s homegoing. God bless you, Lisa, and Bryan. Many great memories while working for you two. Praying that God will continue to be with you, that Jesus will minister peace, and that the Holy Spirit will comfort each of you.

  20. MIKE KUNSELMAN says:


  21. Luci Belarmino says:

    Total shock to learn of her passing. I worked with her at NADEP and NavHosp concerning civilian personnel matters. She and I share 9/11/2001 at Navhosp. She was the one who hurriedly informed me of the bombing of the TwinTowers. I’ll think of her every 911 and each time I open the recipe book she gave me.

  22. Love to you Gary and family! Until we are all together again, may you feel comfort in God’s peace!

  23. James and Tina Innis says:

    Gary and family, we are sorry for your loss. Marsha was a true loving servant who by now she already heard this words from the Lord Himself, “Well done my faithful servant “. She always made us and others feel welcomed. She was full of joy and love. Prayers for you and the family. Love, James and Tina Innis

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