Texans are mourning the loss of conservative activist Jill Glover, who died Sunday after a brief battle with cancer. 

A devoted mother and wife, Glover was also member of the State Republican Executive Committee and oversaw the party’s legislative priorities. In this role, the Texas GOP said Glover became the “driving force behind protecting children by banning gender mutilation in Texas.”

Her activism and dedication to the advancement of self-governance—notably the protection of children—led her to receive a Conservative Leader Award in 2020. 

Her passing was noted on Sunday by many she fought alongside. 

“Jill Glover was the first SREC member to approach me about running for Texas GOP Chair in 2021, and I would have never served in this position if it wasn’t for her efforts,” said Matt Rinaldi, the chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. “She was a trusted advisor, someone I could always count on to fight on principle, and a friend. Jill will be sorely missed, and each of us should dedicate the remainder of our time on this earth fighting for what we believe as hard as Jill did.”

“Today, The Lord called home a wonderful patriot, Jill Glover. While we on earth are saddened by her tremendous loss, God welcomed her home. No more pain,” said Attorney General Ken Paxton. “Thank you Jill Glover for all you did for Texas. You will be greatly missed here. Praying today for your family to have peace in this time of tremendous loss. Go rest high on that mountain, Jill.”

“I am saddened to hear that SREC Member Jill Glover has passed away. Her fierce dedication to protecting children and her unwavering dedication to Texas will be missed,” said Tarrant County Judge Tim O’Hare. “I’m thankful knowing her faith in Jesus has secured her eternal home. Praying for her family and friends.”

“She will be severely missed, but there is a party going on in heaven because they got a new angel!” said fellow Denton County activist Matt Armstrong.

“Jill touched a lot of hearts, and was a force to lead us to fix some things in our Texas!” remarked Maggie Wright, a 2016 CLA recipient. 

“This is such a great loss for the State of Texas. She was an inspiration to so many,” noted 2015 CLA recipient Kelly Paulsen. 

In an open letter shared just a few weeks ago, Glover encouraged her friends and family to stay focused on what is truly important.

“This world is fleeting, and it is not my home. While I have made many mistakes, I have done my best to be faithful to what God has called me to do,” wrote Glover. “I am not indispensable. You all know what to do. Keep sharing the Gospel of Jesus and it is the most important thing of all.”

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