Glenda Campbell was born to Una Campbell and Rodney Moody in Trinidad on December 2, 1960. Glenda migrated to New York City when she was 18 years old to be with her mother and sisters.
In Glenda’s early days in NY she worked as a nursing assistant until she had a heart condition. She also loved to dance, especially if it meant she’d be on a stage. She danced with various calypsonians like Mighty Sparrow and Lord Kitchener. She even got to perform at Madison Square Gardens on Mother’s Day.
Outside of dancing, she was also very passionate about food and cooking! Some of her best cooked dishes were curry dishes, stewed snapper, Chinese style shrimp with broccoli and her oxtail was to die for! Her favorite holiday was Thanksgiving because it meant she could eat everything, guilt free. At family gatherings she’d always overdo it by making 5 different meats and plenty of sides instead of 2-3 dishes. Mangoes… If there was a mango tree, there was Glenda. Sometimes she would be over the kitchen sink sucking mangoes all day then she would be on the toilet all night!
One thing that stood out the most about Glenda was her infectious smile. She was such a loving and caring person and it showed through her smile. Her extreme empathy lead her to help in anyway she could. Overall, Glenda has touched the lives of many people, near and far. She was loving, caring, kind, gracious and selfless. She gave with no regrets and always gave from the heart. Glenda will always be remembered as “the life of the party”, full of so much energy, full of so much love, and a beautiful bright smile.
Glenda leaves behind her five children whom she loved very much: Glen, Sydney, Rodney, Bianca & Chantel. Nine grandchildren; Rodney Jr., Samiya, Tamair, Shahire, Myiasha, Glen Jr., Jahziel, Kaiasia & Khyese (deceased). Her siblings; Valerie, Velda, Sharon, Penny, Karen, Vaughn, Ricardo & many other siblings.