Gladys Belk


Gladys Belk, 76 of Cleveland, departed this life on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Tennova Healthcare.

Born on March 5, 1945, to the late Hubert and Ola Lee Beaty Davis, she was a native and lifelong resident of Bradley County. She was a member of Grace Community Church.

She was previously employed at Belk in Hamilton Place in the cosmetic department for over 20 years; loved helping others through the Bread Ministry and was a caregiver to her sister. She most of all enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandkids and great-grandkids.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Belk Sr.; and brothers: Harold Davis and Donald Davis.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her children: John Belk Jr. (Beverly) and Sherry Fowler; grandchildren: Brandon Belk, David Sheffey (Robyn), Alisa Buckner (Ziek), Holley Burnette (Dylan) Lindsay Bentley (Alex) and Matthew Carpenter; great-grandchildren: Keira, Hailey, Skye, River, Leoric, Maggie, Caleb and Logan; sister, Virginia Ballinger; and brother, Dennis Davis; sisters-in-law: Joyce Davis and Ruth Davis; mother-in-law, Holly Belk; as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.

A Celebration of Life and Homegoing for Gladys Sue Davis Belk will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at Grace Community Church with Pastor Kevin Mendell officiating.

Family and friends will gather from 6:30 p.m. until the time of service at the church on Thursday.

We invite you to send a message of comfort and view the family guestbook at

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service, Cleveland Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


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