On Dec. 24, Terry Glover, managing editor of Ebony magazine, passed away at her home in Chicago. According to the Chicago Tribune, Glover fought a nearly two-year battle with colon cancer. She was 57 years old.

Glover was born in Indianapolis and attended high school in St. Louis before settling in Chicago, where she attended Northwestern University and began her career in journalism. She received a B.A. in radio, TV and film.

Before her career at Ebony, Glover held many positions at several publications. She was managing editor at Savoy magazine and the Chicago editor for Uptown magazine. She also was the digital editor for Playboy.com. In addition, Glover freelanced for the Chicago Tribune.

Glover started her career with Ebony in 2006 and served as the senior editor of the magazine’s website before being appointed managing editor in 2009.

Those close to her remember her not only for her work ethic, but for her warm personality as well.

Editor-in-chief of Ebony Amy DuBois Barnett said, “Terry was the heart and soul of the Ebony team. She was one of the best editors I’ve ever worked with, and had a lovely, kind demeanor and a fabulous sense of humor. The Ebony team will feel her absence every single day.”

Also remembered was how much Glover loved her work. Linda Johnson Rice, chairwoman and chief executive of Johnson Publishing, said, “Terry touched many with her warm spirit and glowing smile during her six years with Johnson Publishing. Her contributions to Ebony were innumerable and her passion shone through in everything she did. Terry will be greatly missed.”

Glover is survived by her husband, Kendall Glover, and two daughters.