Feb. 4, 1939-June 29, 2019

A service to honor the life of Mrs. Glennis Merle Howard Wise will be at 3 p.m. Monday, July 1 in the chapel of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches. Burial will follow at Belmont Cemetery. The family received friends from 5-9 p.m. Sunday, June 30 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home.

Glennis, 80, and a resident of Natchitoches, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019, with her family by her side. She was born Feb. 4, 1939, to Foster Howard and Minnie Lee Davis Howard in Belmont. A graduate of Northwestern State University, earning her Master’s in Sociology was one of her biggest accomplishments. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Dale Rains, second husband, Jimmy Wise, and sister, Sandra Moore.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Kenneth “Dubo “ Rains, and wife Renee, Tommy Wise and wife Kitty, and Dawn Wise, grandsons, Clint Rains and wife Mayghen, Brett Rains and wife Timi, Thomas Wise and J.R. Wise, great-grandchildren, Payton, Bronson, Weston, Maverick and JoLee Rains.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers include David Gibson, Logan Gibson, Kenny Thomas, Curtis Jordan and Rob Gaddis. Honorary pallbearers will be Clint Rains, Brett Rains, Thomas Wise and J.R. Wise.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Glennis’ name can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, The Wounded Warrior Project or The Shriner’s.