Biography: On November 14,1938 Jacqueline Dorathea Via was the second child born to the late Lancelot and Thelma Via in Wolf, WV.
Jacqueline spent her early childhood in Wolf,WV in a loving home with her siblings Rudolph, Vera Mae, Lancelot Jr. and Wanda Kay.
At 17 years of age the Via family relocated to NYC where Jacqueline would attend George Washington H.S. graduating with a H.S. Diploma.
One night while attending a party at the World famous Savoy manor Jacqueline would meet the love of her life Nathaniel Gladden. They were wed 3 months later. This union lasted 54 years and produced 6 children.. 2 whom proceeded her in death. Deborah, Nathaniel Jr., Genevieve and Cheryl. She was a devoted wife,mother and grandmother.
Jacqueline and Nat raised their family in the Lincoln Projects building 60 on the 1st floor. She was affectionately called Mrs Gladden or Mrs. G. Her home was always open to everyone who stopped by when visiting especially to use the bathroom. Knock,knock Mrs. Gladden can I use the bathroom. She might of fussed but she never said No.
Mrs. Gladden was employed by the NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance for 23 years at the World Trade center until she retired in 1991.
On July 9, 2019 the Lord said Jacqueline was getting tired so he called her home to take her rest.
Jacqueline 's husband proceeded her in death.
She leaves to mourn her Children Deborah, Nathaniel Jr.(Daughter in -law Cherise) Genevieve and Cheryl. Grandchildren Nathaniel, Tyrone, Nikeisha, Paul, Donnell, Travis,Ebony,Quincy, Brandon and Norman . 11 Great Grandchildren. Brother Rudolph and Sister Wanda Kay, Numerous nieces,nephews, host of cousins and friends.