Gladys Mae Heath, also known as “Palla,” was born on July 18, 1954, in Drew, Mississippi, to Tommy Lee and Clara Heath, who both preceded her in death. Gladys attended Elijah Miller Junior High School in West Helena, Arkansas. In 1970, Glady relocated to Chicago, Illinois, where she worked as a registered nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for many years. Gladys accepted Christ at an early age under the leadership of Reverend Forrest Norvell at St. Rest Missionary Baptist Church. Gladys loved to work and listen to her country music, and she always loved cleaning. As she would always say, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” Glady was preceded in death by: her daughter, Angela Marie Heath; her sisters, Florence Heath and Dorothy Fae; her brother, Jessie Heath; and grandson, Dywane Taylor, Jr. On November 13, 2021, Gladys was called home to be with our Lord and Savior. Gladys leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters, Stefanie (Byron) Vesey of Chicago, Illinois, and Melinda Billingsley of Chicago, Illinois; two sons, George (Erryn) Porter of Utah and Johnathan Heath of Wachtersbach, Germany; six sisters, Dorothy Heath, Geraldine (Jimmy), both of Chicago, Illinois, Esther Mitchell of Kansas, Sarah Reynolds of Minnesota, Bertha of Memphis, and Gladys of Mississippi; four brothers, Willie Reynolds, Charlie (Emma) Reynolds, both of Minnesota, Frank Porter of Mississippi, and Charlie Heath of Memphis, Tennessee; five grandkids, Aleaha Porter of Las Vegas, Nevada, Angela Vesey of Chicago, Illinois, and Dejane, Inari, and Ian Heath, all of Wachtersbach, Germany; three great-grandkids; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.