GASQUE, Flo 95, born Flora Mae Blan in Birmingham, AL. She was relieved of her earthly body for a heavenly soul on Aug. 7, 2014. The youngest of 9 children she was an original "Southern Princess". She married Bradford Gasque II and after his tour in the Navy they moved to Tampa to make a home. Brad ran the family pawn shop on Franklin Street and Flo was a homemaker. She loved to tell stories of the early years in the "old farmhouse" on Memorial Highway and her boys and their constant mischief. The family moved to Dana Shores, Brad opened his company Bee Realty and they lived there for many years. Flo was a great hostess and her Christmas parties were a memorable family event. She loved to travel and take cruises, dance and her favorite "visit Home Shopping". Mom was graceful, loving and had a caring heart known for giving a home to someone in need or hosting exchange students from Spain. She is predeceased by husband Bradford, son Skipper and was the last surviving sibling. She leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Brad Gasque III (wife Victoria), Douglas Gasque (wife Shirley), Russell Adams (wife Maureen). As well grandchildren, Christopher, Jena, Amanda, Michael, Mark, Clinton, Cody and Mary. She also had many great-grandchildren. Precious memories how they linger, How they ever flood my soul. In the stillness, of the midnight. Precious sacred scenes unfold. Precious father, loving mother Fly across the lonely years and old home scenes of my childhood in fond memory appears Services will be held at grave side Friday, Aug. 8 at 3pm. Gonzalez Funeral Home Dale Mabry providing care. Thank you to Fletcher Healthcare as well as the Hospice Team.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 8, 2014