April 12, 1922 - January 24, 2013
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Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, Your might to all who are to come. Psalms 71:18
Lois Mildred Wheeler Register, known as "Granny Lois", died at the Haven Hospice in Lake City, Florida. She was born April 12, 1922 in Needmore, Florida, located in the North Florida area near Oak Grove. She lived her entire life in Columbia County. Lois was the daughter of the late John Henry and Huron Robinson Wheeler. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters: Carrie Bell Register, Avvie Mae Bryant, Ola Kapes, Pauline Harden, BM Wheeler, Marvin Wheeler, Buster Wheeler, Elmer Wheeler, Milton Wheeler, Bill Wheeler and Curtis Wheeler.
Lois considered herself the richest woman in the world because of the love for her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, along with her nieces and nephews and all the extended family and friends she acquired through her walk in life. Lois loved to cook and feed anyone who came into her home. Her most loved dishes were fried chicken, fried venison and homemade biscuits, along with her chocolate cream cheese, coconut, hard chocolate and pound cakes.
Granny Lois was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, William Bill Register, their 3 children, James Register, Mike Register and Grace Register Sirkis and son-in-law, Don Suhl.
She is survived by her 6 children: Dr. Jerry (Pam) Register; Sonya Suhl, Cindy (Howard) Spradley, Patty Register, daughter-in-law, all of Lake City; Steve (Teresa) Register of Dade City, FL; Vicky (David) Estep of Yulee, FL; Phyllis (Ralph) Douglas of Providence, FL.; special nieces, Diana Snelgrove (Wayne) and Anna Mae Puttere. Twenty-four grandchildren: Jay Register, Kelly Register, Andy Register, Gordon Register, Lynn Register, Tiffany Register, Terri Bowdoin, Jeff Estep, Amy Chapman, Chris Register, Matt Register, Levi Register, Jessica Register, Will Douglas, Allison Chamberlin, Tony Creel, Andy Creel, Cindy Lynn Lang, April Register, Crystal Register, Jennifer Bedenbaugh, DJ Suhl, Ashley Register, and Candace Register. 34 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren also survive.
Visitation with the family will be held at Christ Central Ministries of Lake City from 1pm – 2pm with services beginning at 2pm on Monday, January 28, 2013. Dr. Robert Harden (nephew) and Andy Register (grandson) will be officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers , donations may be made to Oak Grove Cemetery, 249 SE Mohawk Way, Lake City, Florida 32055 or to the Suwannee Valley Care Center (Haven Hospice) 6039 U.S. Hwy 90 West, Lake City, Florida, 32055.Arrangements are under the direction of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 3596 S US Hwy 441, Lake City FL (386-752-1954). Please send words of comfort to the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com
Published in Lake City Reporter on Jan. 27, 2013