Gladys Pendergraph Brandon

"I’ve always been told, 'You can be anything you’d like to be. But YOU have to be what you’d like to be.'"

- Gladys Pendergraph Brandon

Ms. Gladys lives by one of her favorite sayings: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” She runs “Heavenly Groceries/Comida Celestial”, a daily, grocery-style food distribution ministry that provides fresh food to over 5000 residents in four counties each month. Gladys’ home on Merritt Mill Rd. was built by her grandfather, who was one of Chapel Hill’s famed masons who lent their expertise to UNC’s stone walls and walkways.

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