Gladys Brazil (Aunt Pumpkin)


Gladys Brazil (Aunt Pumpkin) was the last of thirteen children born to the late Lonnie Ollison and the late Gladys Ollison in Gonzales, Texas. Her mother Gladys Ollison was a Clark before marriage. Gladys accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Gonzales, Texas. She was a member of Evans Chapel in Gonzales, Texas.

Gladys was married to John Brazil. Gladys and John have been married for over 20 years. John and Gladys met at church. John was impressed with Gladys singing and playing the piano. Their courtship took off like a fire cracker.

Gladys was a lifelong learner. She attended school in Gonzales, Texas and was a musician from her heart. Gladys learned to play the piano by ear. She was self-taught. Gladys worked as a care take for the elderly and did domestic work and dedicated her life to the LORD. Gladys was an amazing woman and the comedian of the family. She enjoyed life and loved to make people laugh.

Gladys leaves to mourn her husband, John Brazil and cherished memories of her deceased brothers and sisters. Gladys is the last generation of the Ollison family.  Today Gladys has a host of cousins, aunts, nieces and nephews in San Antonio, Houston, as well as in Chicago. Gladys has an aunt living at age 100 “Aunt Carolyn” Gladys mother’s sister whom live in San Antonio, Texas.

Words of Expression

Aunt Pumpkin, you made us smile. You let us stay with you for a while. You gave us the things we were not allowed. You told us we stood out in a crowd. You spoiled us rotten and we loved it. Aunt Pumpkin, you were a gem and we wanted to let everyone know it.

In Loving Memory (Husband) John

When tomorrow starts without me and I’m not here to see...If the sun should rise and find your eyes filled with tears filled for me, I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today.... While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you. And each time you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too. When tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we are apart... For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.


Gonzales Memorial Park Cemetery

East on Hwy 90 (Hwy 90 and St. Louis)


Gonzales Meat Market

311 St. Lawrence

Gonzales, Texas 78629

Professional Care and Services Entrusted To:

Lewis Funeral Home

811 S. W.W. White Rd. San Antonio, Texas 78220

210-227-7281 Fax 210-532-6464


The family of Gladys Brazil acknowledge with sincere gratitude your acts of love and kindness during the home going of our loved one. We appreciate your compassion, extended prayers, and the love shown during our most difficult hour of bereavement. The kindness shown to our loved one has meant more than words can express. We sincerely thank you. May God continue to bless and keep you.

Services are Saturday, May 18 at 12 p.m. noon at Evans Chapel Methodist Church, Shiner Highway CR 343.