Providence; Mrs. Gladys Elizabeth Bielling Bivins, age 90, of Providence, passed away peacefully Sunday morning September 15, 2013 at the North Florida Regional Medical Center after an sudden illness. Mrs. Bivins was born in Jacksonville, Fl on April 27, 1923 to the late Addis Ashley and Clara Brooks Bielling. Mrs. Bielling lived most of her life in Providence and was a faithful member of the Providence Village Baptist Church. Mrs. Bivins was a homemaker and she worked for Lake Butler Apparel some ten years until they went out of business. Mrs. Bivins never met a stranger; in fact Mrs. Bivins always put her friend's needs before her own. She loved to read; she also loved gospel music and her church; if you were ever hungry and needed a meal, Mrs. Bivins always had that special home cooked meal at her house for you. Mrs. Bivins is preceded in death by her loving husband of 41 years: Mr. F.M. Bivins; her daughter: Laura Hilton and five brothers.
Mrs. Bivins is survived by her daughters: Linda Clara Kent of Providence; Ann Tanner (Duck) of Ft. White and Marilyn Bivins of Providence; son-in-law: John Hilton of Lake City; brother: Leroy Bielliing (Cynthia) of Titusville; sister-in-laws: Billie Bielling of Micanopy and Hazel Bivins of Lake Butler; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Bivins will be conducted on Thursday September 19, 2013 at 11 A.M in the Providence Village Baptist Church with Rev. Bo Hammock and Rev. Dax Summerhill officiating. Internment will follow at the Philippi Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler is in charge of arrangements, 386-496-2008. Please sign the guestbook at www.archerfuneralhome.com.