Mary Louise Flaniken

Obituary of Mary Louise Glasgow Flaniken

Mary Louise Glasgow Flaniken, age 100, beloved daughter of Julia and Edgar Glasgow, joined her Savior, her husband, and her parents in their Heavenly Home on August 19, 2023. Mary Louise was born in Fairfield, Alabama on May 5, 1923. She grew up in Fairfield Highlands and graduated from Fairfield High School in 1941. During the war years she worked in the steel mill in Fairfield and went to Alabama College.

She graduated from the Presbyterian Assembly Training School (now Union Presbyterian Seminary) in Richmond, Virginia, and with her husband, Rev. Ernest H. Flaniken, they served Presbyterian churches in Virginia, West Virginia, and Alabama. In 1966 they came to the Cocoa Presbyterian Church where Mr. Flaniken was the minister for 25 years.

Mrs. Flaniken gave piano lessons to many children in the neighborhood and was Director of the church week-day kindergarten. Besides teaching children and adults in Sunday School, she also sang in the choir. For a time she was choir director and organist. She was always an active member of the women's work, serving in various offices, most recently as chairman of Dorcas Circle.

Mrs. Flaniken was known as “Granny” to all her grandchildren, and even to many other people. In her spare time she loved go to church, read, work puzzles, watch TV, listen to hymns, walk around the pool deck at home, talk to the cats, ride in her elevator, and visit with her family and friends. She was well loved by all that knew her.

Mrs. Flaniken is survived by one son, Robert (Mandy) Flaniken of Port Orange; former daughter-in-law Cindy Flaniken of Port Orange; one grandson, Mark (Sarah) Flaniken of Daytona Beach; six great grandchildren, Logyn (Scott) Diamond of New Smyrna Beach, Ryan Flaniken of Port Orange, Lydia Flaniken, Jayce Flaniken, Taya Flaniken and Cayleb Flaniken of Daytona Beach; two step grandchildren, Aaron Etue of Port Orange and Cassidy Etue of DeWitt, Arkansas; and two step great grand children, Rebekah Simpson and Luna Midkiff of DeWitt, Arkansas.

A Celebration of Life is planned for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Cocoa Presbyterian Church, 1404 Dixon Blvd., Cocoa, Florida.

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