Margie (Elaine) Blessington |
December 15th, 1940 - August 24th, 2015 74 Years
Margie (Elaine) Blessington
Margie (Elaine) Blessington, age 74, went to her Heavenly Home on Monday, August 24, 2015.
She was born on December 15, 1940, in Richland Parish, Louisiana, to Stephen and Oma Curry.
Her family moved to Lakeland in 1977. She worked at Davis and Davis CPA in Lakeland for over 15 years.
She loved her 11 cats, enjoyed word-seek puzzles and helping others, and was actively involved at the First Alliance Church of Lakeland. Margie also loved being with her fam ... Read more
Bob W. Stanley |
April 27th, 1927 - August 24th, 2015 88 Years
Bob W. Stanley, 88, passed away Monday, August 24, 2015 following a brief illness. Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy Lou Stanley; three daughters: Jennell Thornton (Richard), Barbara Stewart (Bill), and Nancy Stanley-Crowson (John); three grandchildren: Shanna Hunt (Heath), Michael Scott, and Allison Gray Stewart; and two great granddaughters: Carson Marie and Harper Gray Hunt, all of Lakeland.
Born in Copperhill, Tenn., on April 15, 1927, Bob was the oldest of four brothers a ... Read more
Dr. Malcolm B. Burris |
January 28th, 1918 - August 22nd, 2015 97 Years
Dr. Malcolm B. Burris, 97
Lakeland- Dr. Malcolm B. Burris, Age 97, passed away on August 22, 2015. Malcolm was born January 28, 1918, in Liberty, Mississippi and grew up to age twelve in the Mississippi Delta. He then moved with his family back to Amite County, in southwest Mississippi and graduated from Liberty, MS high school at age 16. He graduated first in his class at Mississippi College and second in his class at Tulane Medical School.
Malcolm served in the Navy during WW II a ... Read more
Daniel Philip Foley |
May 18th, 1937 - August 19th, 2015 78 Years
Daniel Philip Foley, 78
Daniel Philip Foley, 78, died Wednesday August 19, 2015 at his home.
He was the husband of Eileen Hackett Foley. Born 18 May 1937 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
He was the son of Philip and Caroline (Cutts) Foley.
Dan was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was a graduate of the University of Maine and received his Masters from University of South Florida.
He was a retired Chemical Engineer.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two children ... Read more
John William Powers |
March 1st, 1950 - August 17th, 2015 65 Years
Zephyrhills- John W. Powers, 65, a longtime resident of Zephyrhills, passed away Aug. 17, 2015 in his home.
Born March 1, 1950, in the District of Columbia, his academic ability combined with an insatiable curiosity to know how things work led him to study engineering at the University of Michigan. He pursued a variety of interests throughout life including motorcycles, ham radio, the study of space exploration and science fiction writing. He was a passionate animal lover.
Burial at Oak ... Read more
Aurora Sky Dickerson |
August 14th, 2015 - August 14th, 2015 0 Years
Aurora Sky Dickerson
Born an Angel August 14, 2015 at 1:34pm but met the eyes of Jesus shortly before birth. She was the daughter of Trisha Stevens and Billy Dickerson of Lakeland, FL.
She is survived by two siblings Aiden Stevens and Nathan Young.
Her grandparents are Bobbie and Mike Giddens of Plant City, FL and Tammy and Luke Dickerson of Lakeland, FL.
IF LOVE COULD HAVE SAVED YOU, YOU WOULD HAVE LIVED FOREVER
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Carolyn Barbara Smith Lowe |
August 9th, 1942 - August 13th, 2015 73 Years
Carolyn Barbara Smith Lowe 8/9/1942 - 8/13/2015
Survived by loving husband Edward Lowe
Sister: Marilyn Murray
Brother: Donald Ray Smith
Children: Theresa Lowe Purse , Dede Lowe Dean , Lee Lowe , Dean Lowe , Craig Lowe
Grandchildren: Dewayne Purse , Miriah Dean , Wesley Lowe , Hunter Lowe , Megan Lowe, Brandon Lowe , Destiny Lowe
6 Great Grandchilderen
A plethora of niece's and nephews
A Family Generation of christ and givers of the established school and church of Medulla.
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Morag Gardner Pridgen |
March 30th, 1926 - August 12th, 2015 89 Years
MORAG GARDNER PRIDGEN, 89
Lakeland - Morag Gardner Pridgen, 89, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.
She was born in Cambuslang, Scotland on March 30, 1926. She briefly lived in England during World War II. Morag moved from Scotland to Lakeland, Florida in 1949. There, she met the love of her life, Thomas D. Pridgen. They were married for 30 years until his death in 1981. She resided in Lakeland until her death.
She enjoyed traveling with her family and friends and had been to ... Read more
Tracey Diane Becker Wibirt |
September 2nd, 1963 - August 9th, 2015 51 Years
Lakeland - Tracey Diane Becker Wibirt met our Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 9, 2015.
Tracey was born on September 2, 1963 in Kansas City, MO. She was the fourth child of six to Sunnee Rhoades Becker and Wayne Becker. She graduated from Santa Fe Regional Catholic High School in Lakeland, FL and worked for the state of Florida, retiring from the Department of Citrus in Lakeland.
Tracey loved her animals, having many throughout her life. Her biggest loves were the Lord, her husband and ... Read more
Geraldine Payne West |
April 4th, 1922 - August 6th, 2015 93 Years
Geraldine Payne West
Lakeland - On August 6, 2015, Geraldine Payne West died, surrounded by family.
She was born April 4, 1922 in Louise, Texas to Jessie Mae Heard and Frederick Orin Payne.
She will be remembered for her servanthood to all and her love of family and community. She always had a kind thought about people and a quiet way of helping those in need.
Growing up on the family ranch, two of her favorite things to do were to barrel race her horse Ole Dun in the rodeo and t ... Read more
Michael J. Adamson |
November 2nd, 1941 - August 5th, 2015 73 Years
Michael J. Adamson
Lakeland - Michael J Adamson, age 73, of Lakeland, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 after a long illness.
Originally from St. Paul, MN, Michael has lived in Tampa-Lakeland area with his wife Donna since 1978.
He was retired from Merrill Lynch where he was a manager and Senior Vice-President, Financial
Consultant with Merrill Lynch where he worked for over 30 years.
Michael was an avid golfer, world
traveler, and devoted, passionate Minnesota sports fan.
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Barbara Joan Martin |
December 20th, 1939 - July 31st, 2015 75 Years
In Loving Memory
Barbara Joan Martin
12/20/39 - 7/31/15
Barbara Martin (75) of Schalamar Creek in Lakeland, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2015.
Barbara was born in Brooklyn, NY and resided in upstate NY before retiring to Lakeland, FL.
Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Ronald, and their three children, Daphne (Jeff) Hilt, Deborah Howard, and Ron (Lori) Martin, Jr. She is also survived by twelve loving grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the ... Read more
Sharon Audrea Witt |
August 1st, 1930 - July 30th, 2015 84 Years
Sharon Audrea Witt, 84
Lakeland - Sharon Audrea Witt, age 84, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, in Lakeland, Florida. She was born on August 1, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, to Israel and Edith Levine.
She was married for 53 years to Harry Witt, until his passing in 2001. She is survived by her daughters; Linda Speizer, Debi Mikovich, and Kathy Brannen; brother, Walton Levine; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.
She was a personal secr ... Read more
Major Robert M. Japinga |
June 9th, 1924 - July 28th, 2015 91 Years
Major Robert M. Japinga USA (Ret), age 91, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Born June 9, 1924, to Martin and Marguerite (DeFouw) Japinga.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Sally.
He is survived by his children: son Richard and Andrea Japinga of Bridgewater, New Jersey; son William and Jean Japinga of Ardsley, New York; daughter Katherine and Derek Whiteman of Douglas Michigan; grandsons Ian, Brian and Christopher Japinga; and brother Norman a ... Read more