Dorette Joyce "Mickey" Roquemore, 88, longtime resident of Chiefland died Monday, March 24, 2014, in the Haven Hospice Care Center, Chiefland, following a long illness.
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Mrs. Roquemore was born Dec. 24, 1925 in Slidell, La. to the late Harry and Maude Peterson. She moved to Okeechobee as a child, and then moved to Miami, where she spent many years.
Mickey had worked for Winn-Dixie for over 25 years, until retiring in 1981 as a deli manager. After retirement she came to Chiefland, where she had been an active member, along with her husband, the late John A. Roquemore, of the Chiefland Lions Club.
Granny, as she was known to all of her family, took an active role in the lives of all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Edna "Tootsie" Fazekas; a brother, John A. Peterson and a stepson, Gene Rogers.
She is survived by one daughter, Jo Dean of Chiefland; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Diane Dunn, of Seattle, Wash.; two stepsons, Jerry (Jackie) Rogers, of High Springs and Wayne Rogers, of Ft. Pierce; grandchildren, Alan (Shannon) Dean, of Gainesville, Joanna (Kevin) Beck, of Chiefland, Jennifer Joyce, of Palm Coast; great-grandchildren, Cameron Simmons, Justin Dean, Jordan Dean and Sadie Beck.
Graveside funeral services were held Thursday, March 27 in the Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Ga.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606.
Please visit her memorial page at www.williamsthomasfuneralhome.com
Published in Chiefland Citizen on Apr. 3, 2014