Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 21, 2015

May 26, 1932 – Oct. 17, 2015
Burkett Glass joined the lover of her life, Rev. George L. Glass, Jr., and the Lover of her Soul, her Savior, on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, as she passed peacefully from this life to The Promise, at the age of 83. She was born in Converse on May 26,
1932, to Novis and Clarice Burkett. Upon graduation from DeRidder High School where she was an active part of the marching band, as well as being an honor student, she continued her education at McNeese State University. While at McNeese she
participated in the Cowboy Marching Band, was a member of ROTC and graduated on the Dean’s list with a degree in Business Education. She furthered her education and acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Primary and Secondary Education.
In 1954 she married her childhood sweetheart, the love of her life, Rev. George L. Glass, Jr, and was the wind beneath his wings for over 60 years, until his passing just 21 days prior to her home-going.
While serving alongside her
husband in various pastorates in Arkansas and Louisiana, she was a professional educator, her last assignment teaching sixth graders at Rosepine Elementary School, Rosepine. She was held in high esteem by fellow teachers, parents, and the community.
Identified as a capable educator, she instilled discipline, respect, honesty, and imparted into each child a belief in their worthiness. She was a founding member of Beauregard Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Kisatchee Chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolution.
J’Nett and her husband were founding pastors of Grace DeRidder. Her passion was women’s and children’s ministry, where she left a lasting legacy. She was a dear friend to everyone she met, always
greeting one with open arms and a genuine smile. The impact of her life was profound, as she quietly ministered to so many with troubled hearts; she was a gifted encourager. She wove golden threads into the tapestry of countless lives with her gifted
ability to listen, discern, and share her depth of wisdom.
Her legacy is continued by her sons, Pastor George Lee Glass and wife, Karen, and Gregg Glass; grandsons Steven Ross (Jessica), and George “Lee” Glass, II; great grandchildren
Noah, Arielle, and Farrah Ross: one sister, Joyce Rodgers (Tom), a host of nieces and nephews and a world of family and friends.
Visitation for friends and family will be Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 from noon until 3 p.m. at Grace, 1021 West
First St., DeRidder. Home-going internment will follow at 4 p.m. at Beauregard Cemetery, U.S. 171 South, DeRidder.
Memorials and tributes to J’Nett Glass may be directed to her favorite ministry Soul Soup; Grace Building Fund; or other
ministry of choice.
Condolences may be made at Chaddick Funeral Home.