Lake Butler, FL - Rosa Lee Padgett, age 86, of Lake Butler, Florida went home to be with the Lord on October 20, 2013. She was born in Statesboro, Georgia on October 15, 1927 to the late Rufus Allen and Vera Surrency Allen. Rosa was a member of the First Baptist Church of Starke and enjoyed spending time helping others. She loved quilting, painting, cooking and canning, which was shared with family and friends, and won ribbons at the County Fair just about every year for her gardening efforts. She'll be remembered for her generosity. Rosa was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Dewitt Padgett, and by all her siblings including Ruby Scott and Mary Padgett.

Rosa is survived by her children, Susan (Pete) Quick of Bennettsville, South Carolina, Vera (Paul) Hamner of Jacksonville, Christy Brace of Jacksonville, Buddy (Nancy) Padgett of Starke, Billy (Terry) Padgett of Crestview, Jennifer (Steve) Hoffman of Ocean Springs, Mississippi and George Padgett of Starke; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren and her gentleman friend of many years, Jack Whitehead.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Starke with Pastor Ben Bryant officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Music Department of the First Baptist Church of Starke, FL.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of ARCHIE TANNER FUNERAL SERVICES, Starke, FL. 904-964-5757. Visit to sign the family's guest book.

Funeral Home

Archie Tanner Funeral Services
14397 Us Highway 301 S Starke, FL 32091
(904) 964-5757

Published in Gainesville Sun from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2013