Mrs. Gloria M. Jones Markham, 87, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Suwannee Valley Care Center (Haven Hospice). She was born in Georgia to the late Coy and Lola [Dupree] Jones. Gloria was a loving mother, grand and great grandmother who enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking and working in the garden, but she was most passionate about being a nurse and helping people in need. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Katherine Duck, and her loving husband of 63 years, Lewis Markham in 2007.
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Survivors include her son, John (Cheryl) Markham of Lake City, FL; daughter, Barbara (James) Reed of Port St. Johns, FL; brother, Carl (Cecile) of CA; Billie (Bill) Maddox of Columbus, MS, Becky (Perry) Lawrence of Anderson, SC; grandchildren, Patrick (Heather) Markham, Nancy Oxendine of Oviedo, FL and Michael (Stacey) Markham of Port St. Lucie, FL, 5 great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in the chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Butler officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Lake City, FL. Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday evening, August 27, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be made to the Suwannee Valley Care Center, (Haven Hospice) 6037 US Hwy 90 West, Lake City, FL 32055.
GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 South US HWY 441, Lake City, FL 32025. (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of love and encouragement for the family online at www.gatewayforestlawn.com
Published in Lake City Reporter on Aug. 26, 2014