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Mr. Julian Parker Gladden
April 3, 1995 ~ November 10, 2023 (age 28) 28 Years Old
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JULIAN P. GLADDEN (28), peacefully departed this life to be with the Lord on November 10, 2023, at his home while sleeping. Born on April 3, 1995, in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the youngest child of Ezel Gladden, Jr. and Marsha (Bennett) Reyes.
Julian spent the majority of his early years enjoying life in Florissant, MO. graduating from Hazelwood West High School in 2013. He further pursued his passion for the arts by attending classes at The Art Institute of St. Louis, showcasing his creativity and dedication to his craft.
Beyond his academic achievements, Julian's love for comics, science fiction, and gaming, showcased his vibrant spirit and passion for the imaginative. Attending the Anime and Comic Con Conventions in St. Louis became an annual celebration of his interests and a source of joy for him and his wonderful, like-minded friends.
Julian was a very gentle soul, known for his sweetness, humor, and boundless caring nature. His love for his family and friends was immeasurable, and he would go to great lengths to contribute to their happiness. He approached life with an open heart and a genuine concern for the well-being of others.
Julian was baptized at a very early age giving his life to the Lord.
Julian was a manager for the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant having worked there since 2014 as a dedicated member of a very close-knit team of friends and colleagues.
Julian's memory will forever be cherished by his sister, Ashley Bennett; brothers, Steven Gladden and Isaiah Ali; his father, Ezel and his wife, Stacey Gladden; his mother, Marsha and her husband, Arturo Reyes; paternal grandparents, Ezel and Naomi Gladden, Sr., and maternal grandparents, Frank and Gwendolyn Bennett, Sr., Pauline and David (deceased) Dedrick, alongside numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
May Julian rest in eternal peace, and may his family find solace in the cherished memories of a young man who made a difference in the lives of many.