Marilyn Smith Walsh Glover, was born in Galveston, Texas, Galveston, County, on April 8, 1945, and placed in the care of loving parents, Melvin Sam Smith (deceased) and Viola Smith. She attended Lincoln High School in La Marque, Texas, and graduated with honors in1963. She attended Prairie View A&M University and the University of Houston. Marilyn later embarked upon a successful business career in Human Resources at Control Data Corporation, a top 500 company.
Marilyn was an active leader, a participant, and an advocate for women and children in Fort Bend County for more than two (2) decades. She served as President of the YMCA Board of Directors; Vice President of the Board for the Fort Bend Independent School District; Board member for the Fort Bend Women’s Center, Fort Bend Literacy Council, Fort Bend Family Health Center, Child Advocacy Board, and past President of the Advisory Council for Child Advocates of Fort Bend County. She was the first recipient of the “Partners in Courage” award given by the State of Texas for volunteer dedication. She served in many other capacities in Fort Bend County. She was politically active at the local, state, and national levels serving in various positions such as State Convention Delegate, Senatorial Convention Delegate, and other notable positions.
Marilyn Smith Walsh Glover peacefully entered into God’s care and eternal rest on June 27, 2013. Left in God’s care to cherish her memory and to continue her legacy is a devoted and loving husband, Albert Glover; sons, Calvin Glenn Smith, Bertram Glover, and Brian (Shirlette) Glover; her mother, Ms. Viola Smith; one sister, Rose Marie Bell; and brothers, Melvin (Helen) Smith, and James Smith; grandchildren, Maya Glover, Calvin Glenn Smith II, Cameron Samuel Smith; a godson, Adrian Taylor, a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors. Her father, Melvin Sam Smith, a daughter, Akua Walsh, and a grandchild, Trenton Lavais preceded her in eternal rest.
Visitation 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m., Windsor Village UMC, 6000 Heatherbrook Drive, Friday, July 5, 2013. Interment, Houston Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Fort Bend Women’s Center or to Fort Bend Child Advocate. Arrangements provided by McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home, Inc., 4918 Martin Luther King Blvd., 77021, 713-659-7618.