January 18, 2021, 90, La Grange –
Glennie Pearl Herring Rumschlag, 90, was welcomed into eternity on January 18, 2021. Her family takes comfort in knowing she has been reunited with the love of her life, Jim, her precious mama and daddy, and the One she lived her life for, Jesus Christ.
Glennie was born in Lenoir County to the late Jimmie Deb Herring and Clemmie Pearl Braxton Herring on May 4, 1930. One of four children, Glennie was born into a close-knit family that took pride in the Herring name. No matter what the endeavor, Glennie and her siblings were always there to encourage and support one another.
“Glennie Pearl”, as she was lovingly referred to, was outgoing and could strike up a conversation with anyone. With her slow southern drawl and her warm embrace, it was impossible not to love her. She was quick to give you a kiss as she greeted you and when she said goodbye.
Though Glennie’s personality was laid back, her sense of style was bright and sassy. Her weekly hair appointments with Nell ensured that her beautiful black hair was always perfectly styled. Her bright pink lipsticks made every welcoming kiss even sweeter, and her jewelry was perfectly matched to her outfits. She never went anywhere without being flawlessly primped and coiffed. Glennie was never caught out-of-style and took utmost pride in her appearance.
For over 20 years, Glennie was employed at Northside Animal Hospital in Kinston. She worked side-by-side with Dr. Hill, caring for the beloved pets of Kinston and surrounding areas. Following her time there, Glennie worked at Herring’s Grill in La Grange, which was owned and operated by her brother, Harold, and his wife.
With a love for her Savior and her church family, Glennie made it a priority to be in God’s house for every service. Whether it was Sunday service, revival, or Christmas pageants, you could count on seeing Glennie on the front pew with her hands raised in worship. She studied the scriptures and prayed for hours on end. When her eyesight began to fail and she could no longer read her large-print Bible, her family provided her with The Bible on CD, and she listened attentively to the reading of God’s word. She enjoyed being an active member of the choir for many years, as well as the Snappy Seniors ministry. Her friends, Max and Hazel, faithfully drove Glennie to church for years after she could no longer drive.
Until his passing in 2007, where you found Glennie you would find Jim. She was the love of his life and there was no doubting her love for him. Jim spoiled Glennie in every possible way and rarely left her side. The two were the perfect match, with Jim being always on the move and a fast talker, and Glennie moving at her own pace and speaking like a southern lady. Jim’s passing left an indelible mark on her heart, and we know she wanted nothing more than to be with him again.
Glennie’s world revolved around her family and her church. Her son, Elvin, was the apple of her eye. From the time he was born he had stolen his mama’s heart and she spent every waking moment tending to his needs. Even in adulthood, Elvin was still his mama’s “baby” and no one took priority over him. After Jim’s passing, Elvin continued to make Glennie feel like a princess and spoil her as best he could. She was absolutely the best mother he could’ve asked for and went above and beyond to make sure he was taken care of.
Her great-grandchildren had the wonderful privilege of having their grandmother as their babysitter. None of them had to attend a day care, as Jim and Glennie were always present to care for them. Glennie’s family savor the precious moments shared with her and thank God for placing her in their lives.
A service to honor and remember Glennie’s life will be held by the graveside at Pinelawn Memorial Park on Friday, January 22, 2021, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. The family will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the service, strictly adhering to social distancing guidelines. We respectfully request that guests attending wear face masks.
Glennie is survived by her son, Elvin Herring and wife, Sally Faye; grandchildren, Stacy Herring and wife, Dayna, and Sherry Smith and husband, Beecher; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Cayce, Allyson, and Alexandria; brother, Jimmie D. Herring and wife, Angie, and sister-in-law, Annie Ruth Herring. In addition to her parents, Glennie was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Herring, Sr., and sister, Virginia “Shorty” Herring Wade, and her forever sweetheart, James “Jim” Rumschlag.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. In addition to flowers, contributions in Glennie’s memory may be made to La Grange Church of God, PO Box 218, La Grange, NC 28551. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.