Glenda Christopher

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Glenda Christopher, also affectionately known as Grammy, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Glenda  was born on May 22, 1937, to the late Bud and Helen (Keel) Rucker in Tell, TX. She grew up in Ropesville, graduating from Ropes High School. Glenda moved to Lubbock in 1969, and in 1993 she married Chris Christopher. Glenda was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Her hobbies included playing bridge, traveling and cooking. Glenda was an avid Texas Tech sports fan, and enjoyed her season tickets for football and men’s and women’s basketball. However, Glenda’s passion was being involved in her children’s and grandchildren’s activities from sporting events to dance. Our Grammy blessed our lives and will be missed.

Survivors include her husband, Chris Christopher of Lubbock; children, Kathy Horkey and husband, Rice of Lubbock; Jan Harp of Ft. Worth; Brad Tussy and wife, Ashley of Oklahoma City; Tony Christopher and wife, Denise of Abernathy; Lisa Padgett and Christi Christopher both of Lubbock; grandchildren, Ashley Collins and husband, Logan; David Harp, Trey Horkey and wife, Chelsey; Lauren Barham and husband, Cooper; Rachel Harp, Jordan Tussy, Tifanee Nail and husband, Mike; Kenna Christopher, Josh Padgett and Shelby Padgett; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Terry Rucker and wife, Eva of Lubbock; Gary Rucker and wife, Linda of Reno, TX; and her special friend and care giver, Sue Flowers.


Memorial contributions are suggested in honor of Glenda to the American Cancer Society at; the Alzheimer’s Foundation at, or the Children’s Hospital of Dallas at


8 thoughts on “Glenda Christopher”

  1. My condolences to the family. Glenda and I were friends from a long time back. She was such a classy lady in everything she did. I will always remember that smile! She will be missed but I am confident in the knowledge that she is in the presence of her Lord and her parents. My love to all the family.

  2. Dear Family,
    I wish to express my Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your Loved One. The pain, the grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. The Bible gives comfort and promises that death will be eliminated. “ And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”-Revelation 21:4. I hope this gives comfort to your Family. If you would like to know more about the promises found in the Bible, Please visit : at no cost or obligation.
    With Deepest Sympathy, Kristy

  3. Dear Family,
    I am so sad in your loss of such a special loved one. Please keep her in your heart she was a wonderful person. I had the honor of meeting her in Lubbock a few years back with Gary, Terry and Jeannie. That day she made so special for me.

  4. Sending Love and my deepest heartfelt condolences to the Tussy/Christopher family. My life was enriched when I met Glenda 48 years ago in Lubbock, and we have remained friends throughout the years when I moved away. She became a second sister; such wonderful memories! She will always be close in heart. RIP my dear and special friend Glenda.

  5. Bill & Jeanie McCormick

    So sorry for your loss. Never ready to say goodby to those we love. God be with the family at this time. Regret that out of town this weekend.
    Bill and Jeanie McCormick

  6. Melvin (Chris), I’m so sad for your loss. To lose the love of your life, especially one back together late in life must be tough. I remember you and Glenda from when I was junior high and then fast forward 50 years to Earnest and Sue’s 50th anniversary to talk with you and Glenda together again and how pleased you both were how things had worked out was neat. She is and was beautiful person and know you miss her. Be safe and God Bless. LE Spradlin

  7. My sweetest memories were the many times we would come to Lubbock while Brad worked, & Glenda and I would play. We’d start our day at her office, go eat together at Drumgooles, run by Kathy’s, which was usually followed by decorating her house or shopping (while always including the must have Diet Coke) & ending with meeting Brad for dinner. Everywhere we went she ran into someone she knew. Playing spades, helping her decorate & cooking fun meals were very special times to me. She could be amazingly relatable to people half her age. It was always fun to buy her a gift bc she was easy to buy for & always loved her presents. I am thankful for her precious son & loved their phones conversations, here of late. They always exchanged the sweetest I love yous following with you’re my favorite mom and you’re my favorite son. Her delight in him was always so evident and his love and fondness for her, always so clear. We are thankful she is joyfully with Jesus & her beloved parents. We love you, Chris, & will be praying for you daily. You have been the most faithful husband. God bless you and the entire family knowing she is always with you in heart and spirit.

  8. Glynda Jewel Whitener Glenn

    This is one of the hardest things iv ever written The Rucker’s and my family was always,before my time even , just extended family!Even so close as to name me after Glenda Jean ,and me Glenda Jewel! We played together in our younger days and I looked up to her and always loved her so much! The last time I saw her she was telling everyone how my mama loved her so much that she named me after her! Even I know she’s happy and with our sweet families I am still heart broken at loosing a friend that was more like a sister and loving friend! What a wonderful reunion we will have in Heaven!! So sorry I didn’t know about this in time to attend the memorial!My tears are for you sweet Glenda! Glenda Jewel Whitener Glenn!My hearts broken!

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