September 29, 1935 ~ December 28, 2021

Born in: Clearwater, FL
Resided in: Stone Mountain, GA

Memorial services will be held on Friday, December 31, 2021, at 11:00 am at Stone Mountain United Methodist Church, 5312 W Mountain Street, Stone Mountain, GA with Rev. Kevin Days from Redan United Methodist Church officiating for Gladys Calcagni, age 86, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 29, 2021 after a long fought battle with cancer.

Gladys was born on September 29, 1935, in Clearwater, FL and was the daughter of the late John C. and Lizzie (Hunt) Jones. She was a 1953 graduate of Clearwater High School in Florida.
She married her late husband James J. Calcagni in 1959 and relocated to Stone Mountain, GA in 1963. She remained at their home for 58 years and was a big part of her community for almost six decades.

Gladys began her employment at the Pinellas County Water Department. She retired in 2000 from the State of Georgia Disability Department.

Gladys was blessed with many friends. She never met anyone she didn’t like, and if you were her friend, she sincerely cared about you. She would always listen to the little things you said and would say, “It’s the little things in life that make living so grand”.

Gladys is survived by her two daughters, Trina (Rick) Beasley and Pat (Nichole) Calcagni. She also leaves her granddaughters Lauren (Scott) Quesnel and Madison (Adam) George. Her great-grandson Elliott Quesnel and great-granddaughters Abby Quesnel and Reese George, all from metro Atlanta. Gladys also leaves her brother Ralph Jones of Sarasota, Florida.

Gladys will be laid to rest in a private ceremony for family members following the memorial service.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction Kent Stewart, Funeral Director of Wages & Sons Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, family kindly asks that those who wish to donate make contributions to the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation https://atlantacancercarefoundation.org/donate/ 5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30319 or to the donor’s favorite charity.

Services

Memorial Service: December 31, 2021 11:00 am - December 31, 2021 12:00 pm

Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church
5312 West Mountain St.
Stone Mountain, GA 30086

770-469-9767

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  1. CandleImageWe will always remember the bright light that Gladys produced with each smile and laugh. Her kindness and sweetness will live on in our hearts forever! Laura & Cecile

  2. Trina and Pat, I’m so sorry to hear about your sweet Mom. She was a true kind-hearted lady and was always friendly and smiling. I’m thinking of you and your families. Love always, Susan

  3. Gladys was my neighbor growing up as a child. I use to babysit Pat and Trina. We moved away when I was a teenager. I regret now not keeping in touch with this lovely family. I still always remember the kindness and friendship we all shared. I still think of Gladys whenever I see. Boston cream pie. I will continue to remember them all.

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