Carmen Roldan |
January 20th, 1951 - April 18th, 2014 63 Years
Carmen Rose Roldan, 63
Lakeland: Carmen Rose Roldan, 63, of Lakeland, died on April 18, 2014 from respiratory failure. She was born on January 20, 1951 in New York City, NY. She loved everybody and everybody loved her. Carmen was very giving and unselfish. She was preceded in death by her parents Victor Perez and Hilda Ortiz, step father Maximini Ortiz and by her daughter Elizabeth Mauro. She is survived by her husband Lenny Roldan; daughter Vanessa Roquemore; son Jeremy Roldan; daughter Me ... Read more
Harold "Ed" Gandy |
August 14th, 1939 - April 17th, 2014 74 Years
H. Edward Gandy, 74
Director of Parks and Recreation City of Lakeland.
Lakeland- H. Edward Gandy, 75, of Lakeland passed away on April 17, 2014 due to heart failure. H. Ed Gandy was born at Bartow Memorial Hospital on August 14, 1939. He moved to Lakeland in 1944 and attended Lake Morton Elementary, Lakeland Jr. High, and Lakeland Sr. High School. He graduated with the class of 1958. He graduated from FSU with a B.S. in Parks and Recreation. He was an avid Florida State fan. He was the D ... Read more
Patricia Robinson |
December 25th, 1928 - April 9th, 2014 85 Years
PATRICIA M ROBINSON 85
MEDIA SPECIALIST / TEACHER
Pat passed away peacefully April 9, 2014 due to natural causes. Born on Dec. 25, 1928, in Carmel, Maine. She was the daughter of Clarence and Kathryn Robinson. She moved to Lakeland in 1956 continuing her teaching career. She was a dedicated professional and designed the library at Southwest Elementary which bears her name. Pat led an active life participating in a variety of organizations including the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra, L ... Read more
Genevieve Colin Bender |
May 19th, 1917 - March 31st, 2014 96 Years
Genevieve Colin Bender, 96
Lakeland- Mrs. Genevieve Colin Bender died on March 31, 2014 at Highlands Lake Center of natural causes.
She was born May 19, 1917 in East Chicago, Indiana. Mrs. Bender was a member of Wawasee Lakeside Chapel, Syracuse, Indiana and she was also a member of the Indiana State Teachers Union and the Order of the Eastern Star, Goshen, Indiana, #397.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Lindsay and sister, Marie McNabb.
Survivors include g ... Read more
Audrey Jean Lanier |
September 18th, 1937 - March 26th, 2014 76 Years
LAKELAND – Audrey Jean Davenport Lanier, 76, went to be with her Lord on March 26, 2014 due to heart failure.
She was born on September 18, 1937 in Norfolk, VA, the only daughter of Audrey and Joseph Davenport. After graduating from Montpelier High School, she earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of South Florida. She moved to Lakeland and began a career in teaching that lasted more than 30 years. She t ... Read more
Esther M. Franks |
September 28th, 1935 - March 23rd, 2014 78 Years
Esther M. Franks, 78, of Lakeland, died on March 23, 2014 from liver failure. She was born on September 28, 1935 in Arcadia, FL. Mrs. Franks is survived by her husband William and her 4 children. A viewing will be held on Tuesday March 25, 2014 from 5-7 P.M. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday March 26, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Oak Hill Burial Park. ... Read more
Dorothy S. "Dot" Pritchard |
February 1st, 1925 - March 20th, 2014 89 Years
Dorothy S. Pritchard
February 1, 1925 – March 20, 2014
Dorothy was born and raised in Norfolk, VA to an Italian immigrant family. She was of Catholic faith and dedicated her life to her family and friends. She died after a long courageous battle with melanoma.
Dot, as she was called by her friends, came to Florida in 1952, as a young bride, after marrying George Holmes Pritchard of Plant City. She was a loving wife and mother and who chose to be a homemaker. She loved L ... Read more
Joyce Risley Crichlow |
March 16th, 1927 - March 19th, 2014 87 Years
JOY R. CRICHLOW, 87
Joyce Risley Crichlow, 87, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 due to heart failure.
Joy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was a joy to everyone she met. She was born on March 16, 1927 in Tampa, Florida. She graduated from Plant High School and attended Florida State College for Women. She returned to Tampa where she met her husband, Bob Crichlow. They moved to Lakeland in 1960 and she became active in the community. She was past Executive Director of ... Read more
Evelyn Higgins |
September 14th, 1930 - March 19th, 2014 83 Years
Evelyn Higgins, 83
Lakeland – Evelyn Higgins, 83, was born September 14, 1930 and passed away on March 19, 2014 due to heart failure.
She was a lifelong resident of Lakeland.
Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband, Charles and her son, Allen. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Ball and Donna Dennis, her sons, Carlton Higgins and Tracy Higgins, nine grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and her sister, Margaret White.
The family would like to thank all the doctors ... Read more
Robert V. Ingram |
October 13th, 1927 - March 18th, 2014 86 Years
Robert V. Ingram, 86
Supervisor – Steel Mills
Lakeland – Robert V. Ingram passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 of natural causes.
Robert worked for Great Lakes Steel and later for U.S. Steel for 39 years. He moved to Lakeland after his retirement.
He was member of the Multi Gallon Blood Donor Club, a Volunteer at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, and an active member at the Church of the Resurrection. He was an avid Detroit Tiger fan and was known for his selfless acts of kindness to ... Read more
James "Jim" David Robinson |
January 13th, 1936 - March 18th, 2014 78 Years
James “Jim” David Robinson, Sr., 78
Lakeland - CW4 (ret.) James David Robinson, Sr., a resident of Lakeland, Florida, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 18th at Lakeland Regional Medical Center at the age of 78, due to complications resulting from Rheumatoid Arthritis.
He was born in Lenox, Georgia, on January 13, 1936 and grew up as a farm boy. He moved to Highland City, Florida in 1954 and was drafted into the US Army in 1959. James (Jim) was career military and proudly served h ... Read more
Sara Holm Elkin |
May 10th, 1935 - March 18th, 2014 78 Years
SARA HOLM ELKIN, 78
LAKELAND - Sara Holm Elkin, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, due to heart failure.
Sara was born on May 10, 1935, in Lakeland, FL., where she lived most of her life embracing her significant role as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Sara’s greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially holiday celebrations, but she also enjoyed colorful manicures, making crafts, Bible studies, and services at church.
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Doris Cameron Griffin |
December 28th, 1931 - March 17th, 2014 82 Years
Doris Cameron Griffin, 82
Lakeland- Mrs. Doris Cameron Griffin died on March 17, 2014 at Lakeland Hospice House from complications due to a fall. She was born December 28, 1931 in Dothan, Alabama. Mrs. Griffin was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Chris B. Griffin, Lakeland, daughter, Gale (Gary) Lasky, Lakeland, 3 sons, Greg Griffin, Lakeland, Doug Griffin, Clearwater, Les Griffin, Atlanta, Ga., 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildre ... Read more
Cadence Ann Melby |
November 5th, 2005 - March 16th, 2014 8 Years
Cadence Ann Melby, 8
Lakeland – Cadence Ann Melby passed away on March 16, 2014 due to Neurofibromatosis Type 1.
Her favorite things included music, movies, laughing, Ninja Turtles, Sponge Bob, playing with her favorite dolls, and eating.
Cadence had dreams of becoming a chef and owning her own restaurant. She wanted to get married and have 2 kids and live in a 2-story house.
Cadence was very brave her whole life and never gave up fighting. She loved life and her family. She to ... Read more