Gladys Henrietta Felder was born July 16, 1933 to Eliza (Lida) Taylor Bond and Harry Fillmore Bond in Havre de Grace, Maryland. She departed this life peacefully, at home on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Gladys was a homemaker after retiring from Ampex Corporation in the 1980’s. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church and a Pastor’s Wife. She humbly served in many ministries her entire adult life. This scripture befits her, Proverbs 31:10 A Woman of Noble Character – She is worth far more than precious rubies. Gladys was a genuine disciple of Christ. Gladys was faithful to God’s service, an encouraging woman of God. Gladys possessed tenacity and was well known for her witty personality, a woman with true grit. She cared deeply for others and could always provide words of comfort, words of love, words of support and sound doctrine in times of need. Gladys and the late Pastor John H. Felder were blessed with 9 children, but this did not stop them from opening their home throughout the years to those who were estranged. Yes, their home was always full, just the way she liked it!
Gladys leaves to cherish her memory: two sons: John Felder Jr (Shelia) Columbus, OH, and Martin Felder (Teresa) Colorado Springs; five daughters: Shirley James (Colorado Springs), Mildred Thompson (Dallas, TX), Rhonda Felder (Colorado Springs), Tina Felder-Jordan (Larry) Colorado Springs, Yvette Binford (Arthur) Richmond, VA; brother, Calvin Bond (Alabama); daughter-in-law, Brenda Felder (Columbus, OH); 17 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and BFF Hazel Jordan of Colorado Springs.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Pastor John H. Felder Sr.; daughter, Brenda Walker; son, Ashley Felder Sr.; parents, Lida and Harry F. Bond Sr.; sisters, Mildred Henson, Barbara Alexander, Eleanora Hampton, Ellen Mae Bond-Johnson; brothers, George Bond, William Bond, Lindsay Bond, and Harry Bond.