Panola College mourns Mrs. Glendell Chadwick


Mrs. Glendell Pope Chadwick - September 24, 1948 - July 11, 2017.

Glendell Pope Chadwick, 68, of Carthage, passed away on Tuesday night, July 11, 2017, in Shreveport. Mrs. Chadwick served as a member and secretary of the Panola College Board of Trustees.

“Mrs. Chadwick served Panola College with grace, wisdom, and dedication for more than 16 years. We will miss her steady hand and compassion,” said Dr. Greg Powell, President.

“On behalf of the Panola College Board of Trustees, we are very saddened by the passing of Mrs. Chadwick. Mrs. Chadwick has been an exceptional member of this board for over 16 years. As an educator for most of her career, she brought this knowledge and expertise to Panola College. During her tenure, she always had the interest of students, faculty, and staff at heart. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family,” said William Goolsby, Board of Trustees Chair.

She was born on Sept. 24, 1948, in Panola County to Cedell and Janice Johnson Pope. She graduated from Turner High School with the class of 1967, and earned an associate’s degree from Panola College, where she was honored as the Alumna of the Year in 2013. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University in Education. Over the years she also earned a Diagnostician and Supervisory Certification at the University of Texas at Tyler, plus additional certifications in the areas of Elementary Education, Physically Handicapped, and Mental Retardation. Mrs. Chadwick was in the education profession for 35 years and retired as an Educational Diagnostician from the Carthage Independent School District. During her tenure she served students at CISD and those attending the Beckville and Gary Independent School Districts. Mrs. Chadwick is also the owner of the Knowledge Nook Daycare in Carthage. While serving in that position, she has been instrumental in helping children to be academically ready for public school for more than 20 years. Mrs. Chadwick served as the secretary for the Panola College Board of Trustees and was a founding member of the Ladies of Strength social organization. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church where she served as Vacation Bible School Director for many years. She was instrumental in fundraising efforts for the new Pine Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Chadwick was a loving mother, wife, sister, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence Chadwick of Carthage; mother, Janice Pope of Carthage; daughter, Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards and husband Dr. Anthony C. Edwards, Jr. of Granbury; siblings, Gloria Brooks and husband Henry of Carthage, Bert Ann Johns of Carthage, C.F. Pope and wife Dorothy of Carthage, Peggy Pope of Carthage, Linda Pope of Carthage, Kim Duck and husband Howard of Carthage; and granddaughter, Madison Elizabeth Edwards.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. J.T. Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Holland’s Quarter Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Taylor Stapleton, Tavis Stapleton, Caleb Pope, Coby Lewis, Chad Lewis, Shun Pope, and Ashley Brooks.

Memorial donations may be made to the Glendell P. Chadwick Endowed Scholarship at Panola College, 1109 W. Panola, Carthage, TX 75633.

A guestbook may be signed online at