go to (one's) glory

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go to (one's) glory

euphemism To die. I'm so sorry to be the one to tell you this, but Grandma went to her glory this morning.
See also: glory, go

go to glory

die or be destroyed.
See also: glory, go
References in classic literature ?
Well, I'm mighty glad to hear ye all and see ye all once more, 'cause I don't know when I'll be gone to glory; but I've done got ready, chil'en; 'pears like I'd got my little bundle all tied up, and my bonnet on, jest a waitin' for the stage to come along and take me home; sometimes, in the night, I think I hear the wheels a rattlin', and I'm lookin' out all the time; now, you jest be ready too, for I tell ye all, chil'en," she said striking her staff hard on the floor, "dat ar glory is a mighty thing!
Well Ol' Ma Murphy's gone to glory but it wouldn't work today.
One is not necessarily looking for members of the faithful who have gone to glory, but for some insight as to where memorial donations are directed.