Mari C. Fielding, M.D.
July 7th, 1954 - August 10th, 2013 59 Years
Mari C. Fielding, M.D., 59
Lakeland-Mari passed away at her home on Saturday, August 10, 2013 of heart failure.
Mari was born in Lakeland, Florida July 7, 1954.
Following graduation from Lakeland High School in 1972 she attended the University of Southern Mississippi on a music scholarship.
She was a member of the Golden Eagles marching band where she played the coronet.
She was also on the varsity tennis team. She received her Bachelors of Science and Masters in Athletic Administration and Coaching in 1978.
She was a teacher and Athletic Director at Hattiesburg Preparatory School focusing on tennis and other sports.
It was then that she made a decision to attend medical school.
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Patrick Bowers on November 4th, 2013 - 11:43 pm said:
My thoughts and prayers go out to Mari's friends and family. I have fond memories of Mari and I playing tennis at my apartment complex during medical school. She would occasionally let me beat her:) She was always so quiet, gentle and nice. We lost touch after medical school, but I will always fondly remember her as a friend.
Lolly Renfroe on October 7th, 2013 - 7:58 pm said:
So sorry for your loss. I remember so many fun days spent at your house on Prado. Love, Lolly
Robert Moots on August 13th, 2013 - 9:35 pm said:
My thoughts and prayers go out to Mari\'s family and friends. She will be greatly missed. Thank you for your time and dedication to LHS tennis, your efforts are appreciated.
Rita Rose Berger
January 1st, 1925 - August 9th, 2013 88 Years
Rita Rose Berger passed away on August 9, 2013. She was born on January 1, 1925 in Bronx, New York to Jack and Helene Abrevaya. Rita taught elementary school for many years.
Rita is survived by her son, Carl and his wife Patricia; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on August 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM at Oak Hill Burial Park, Lakeland, Florida.... Read more
April Robbins on August 11th, 2013 - 1:09 pm said:
Mrs Berger was my teacher at John Cox back in the late 60\'s and she was a huge influence on my life. Mrs. Berger taught us the value of a person by who they are and not by the color of their skin. She was way ahead of every adult I knew at that time in that respect. Her obituary deserves to be more than 3 lines...she was much more than that.
Ofelia A. Carralero
November 30th, 1924 - August 5th, 2013 88 Years
Lakeland- Mrs. Ofelia A. Carralero died on August 5, 2013 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center of respiratory failure. She was born November 30, 1924 in Holguin, Cuba. She attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mrs. Carralero was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Crescencio Carralero. Survivors include daughter, Nelda Vidal, Lakeland, 3 grandsons and 5 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Thursday August 8, 2013 from 5-7 pm at the Tribute Center of Heath Funeral Chapel and funeral services will be held on Friday August 9, 2013 at 10:00 am at Heath Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Burial Park.
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Sandra Rivas on May 16th, 2014 - 3:22 am said:
My condolences to your family. My mother is Carmen Carralero born in Holguin Cuba 1933 I would like to know if Ms. Ofelia was my aunt?
Elia Carralero on September 14th, 2013 - 3:09 pm said:
Sentimos mucho tan irreparable perdida
William E Soper
October 21st, 1932 - August 4th, 2013 80 Years
Lakeland - William E. "Bill" Soper, 80, was born October 21, 1932 in Hammond, NY and passed away on August 4, 2013 due to heart failure.
He was a carpenter. William is survived by his wife, Shirley, sons, Kevin and Kris Soper, daughter, Kimberly Muse, nine grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and his brother, Donald Soper. A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 8 from 10-11 am at Heath Funeral Chapel with a service to follow at 11 am. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Burial Park. ... Read more
Yati S. Patel
September 19th, 1988 - August 3rd, 2013 24 Years
Yati Patel passed away on August 3, 2013 due to an auto accident. Yati was born on September 19, 1988 in Lusaka, Zambia. She came to the US in 1997 with her family.
She graduated from USF with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Yati was working on completing her master’s degree and obtaining her CPA licensing while working at Polk State College as an accounting specialist.
Yati always greeted you with a smile and loved life. She was filled with joy and happiness. She was adored by all who knew her.
Yati was deeply spiritual and loved to meditate. We will miss her forever.
A funeral service will be held on August 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Heath Funeral Chapel.
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Cindy Monk on August 11th, 2013 - 9:07 am said:
My prayers are with all who are hurting including my own heart - Yati will be missed. I am forever changed for having her in my life. Love and miss you my sweet you g friend. 💝
Sai,Jigna, Tithi and Poojan Raval on August 8th, 2013 - 9:17 am said:
Dear Shaileshbhai, Naynaben and Nikesh I know that we all be traumatised over the tragic loss of young Yati. We were all devastated when we received the news. My family want you to know that we are thinking about you and here to help if you need us.You all are in our prayers. She had such a happy bubbly personality. it is hard to accept we won’t hear that infectious laugh again. She certainly will never be forgotten. She brought such joy to everyone around her. It must be a comfort to have your families around you. Our family is with you in this hard time and we pray to the god allmighty that we all get strength and courage to accept this reality of the life. SAI & JIGNA RAVAL, Atlanta
Jos Thomas on August 8th, 2013 - 7:09 am said:
My deepest sympathy and prayers.
Ruth Catherine Smith
December 11th, 1924 - July 26th, 2013 88 Years
Ruth Catherine Smith, 88
Lakeland-Ruth Catherine Smith was born on December 11, 1924 in Atlantic City, New Jersey and passed away on July 26, 2013 in Lakeland, FL due to a stroke. Ruth was the loving wife of Hilbert Smith who passed away in 2003. She is survived by her four children: Gary Smith and wife, Pat; Barbara Lineberger; Patricia Ehrle and husband, Ken; Beverly Rousseau and husband, William; five grandchildren: Kyle Lineberger and wife, Kristin; Craig Blackburn; Ryan Lineberger and wife, Jessica; Katie Rousseau and Beth Rousseau; one great-grandchild, Simone Lineberger. Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished her role as family matriarch. Rut... Read more
Patrick John Iannone
September 14th, 1934 - July 26th, 2013 78 Years
Patrick John Iannone, 78
Lakeland - Patrick Iannone passed away peacefully July 26, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family.
Patrick was born in 1934 in New York where he graduated from Power Memorial Academy, after which he served in the Army from 1956 to 1958. He relocated to Florida in 1959 where he met the love of his life, Marie. They were married in 1960 and spent 50 happy years together in Lakeland.
Patrick was a production operator for the phosphate industry. He was friendly and helpful to everyone he knew. He enjoyed helping out his son at a local auction house and was a joy to everyone around him. He was an avid sports fan, especially footbal... Read more
February 20th, 1918 - July 23rd, 2013 95 Years
Theodora Viola “Pat” Wood Edwards Safford, 95
Pat Safford passed away July 23, 2013 at Lakeland Regional Hospital from complications of a stroke.
Pat was born in New Haven, Connecticut on February 20, 1918 to Edward B. Wood and Viola Louise Schermeir Wood.
The family moved to Lakeland in 1926 and lived here until her death.
Upon arriving in Lakeland, she joined All Saints’ Episcopal Church where she served 30 years on the Altar Guild, and was a member of the Vestry and St. Margaret’s Guild.
She graduated from Lakeland Senior High School in 1936 where she was a cheerleader and Salutatorian of her class.
As a graduate of the Florida Southern Class of 1940, she was a member of A... Read more
Charlene D. Greene
February 5th, 1925 - July 23rd, 2013 88 Years
Charlene Greene, 88
Lakeland - Born on February 5, 1925 in Murphy, NC, Charlene Dare Bowles Greene "danced" into heaven on July 23, 2013. Her death was due to cancer. Her early years were challenged by attending 12 schools; however, she met the challenge and excelled in scholastics, made great friendships & developed a strong creative flair. Her life was a picture of inspiration & determination.
Married for 68 years to Charles H. Greene she is survived by her 4 children: Joy & Muts Yasumura, New York. Jack Greene, Houston. James Greene & Jeff Greene, Lakeland, 4 grandchildren & 8 great grandchildren.
In addition to the immediate family, she is survived by her dear, dear sisters &... Read more
Dennis and Sheryl Hollingsworth on July 26th, 2013 - 1:41 pm said:
\"Dittos\" to all said in the Obit. I witnessed most all of this from Boy Scouts, College Heights, Sertoma awards. What a true servant to the Lord. Well done Charlene, well done. Your faith and service will be rewarded. Amen!
Lynn&Bob Dewey on July 26th, 2013 - 12:04 pm said:
Charlene was a wonderful woman and will be missed by many.
Rhea Theresa Miller
July 29th, 1932 - July 19th, 2013 80 Years
Rhea Theresa Miller, 80
Lakeland – Rhea Theresa Miller, 80, was born July 29, 1932 and passed away on July 19, 2013 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
Rhea resided in Lakeland but was formerly from Polk City for 33 years. She was a homemaker, a loving wife of 63 years and also a wonderful mother.
Rhea is preceded in death by her son, Keith R. Miller.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Miller, son, Richard Lee Miller, daughter, Lynne Miller Penzien, son, Robin K. Miller, daughter, Sue Miller Hogan, five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
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Sherry M. Miller on August 9th, 2014 - 3:16 pm said:
I loved Rhea very much. I will always remember her with love. She was my mother-in law for over twenty-one years and we all ways had wonderful times together. I really missed her when she left Mo. I was praying for her and wished that I could have seen her when I came back to Florida. She was very good to me and I will all ways cherish her and remember her forever. I love you Rhea.
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