Jesse Glover Eulogy
Delivered by Tom DeFelice on July 14th 2012 at Jesse's Memorial Service
Today we mourn the passing, and celebrate the life of Jesse Glover, who represents to us collectively; a dear friend, a mentor, a father and grandfather.
Most people knew Jesse as a great martial artist; the man who was Bruce Lee's friend and first student, a pioneer in his own right, who quietly developed his own method, in his own way, and on his own terms. However, he represented much more than that. It would be difficult to count the stories I've heard throughout the years from people who've expressed how their lives were changed for the positive, simply by meeting Jesse. They all have their own, unique stories and experiences.
For me personally there are 4 things I learned from Jesse that I feel particularly strong about, and I would like to share those with everyone. The first is patience; because nothing worth having comes easily or quickly. The second is consistent-determination. Only through repeating the process over and over can one achieve greatness, in anything. Third is humility. Simply put; don’t be arrogant, you only stand to make a fool of yourself. And fourth, and perhaps most importantly; kindness. Be kind to others and you will receive kindness in return. One cannot help but become a better person through kindness, and in turn, make those around you better people.
This was exactly how Jessie carried himself, because he had learned, through his own trial and error in life, how to become the person we came to know, the person who changed so many lives.
Thank you Jesse for all you gave, and for forging such an exquisite path for us all.
We honor your memory