Zila Odessa Sapp Douglas
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Zila Odessa Sapp Douglas (February 10, 1952) of Crawfordville, FL lost her battle with cancer and went home to the Lord on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Zila had lived in Crawfordville for almost 30 years, having previously lived in Texas, Tennessee and Alaska.
Zila worked as a nurse for 35 years but her true passion was her family. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Kenneth W. Douglas, her three children: daughter, Christina Thomas and husband Kevin Thomas; daughter, Shelly Thomas and fiancé, Jamie Kinsey, and her son, Shannon Douglas and fiancé, Kim Smith.Her four grandchildren and the light of her life, Kevin L. Thomas, Shaylyn M. Barwick, Travis J. Thomas and Hunter W. Douglas and one great-grandchild, Chayston L. Thomas. Zila also leaves behind three sisters, all of Texas: Eddie Kay Adams and husband Jack; Mable Durrio and husband Carroll; and Sybil Hamscher and husband Mike: Zila had many nieces and nephews and countless friends however she will hold a special place in heaven for her best friend of over 30 years and sister by choice, Betty Barton.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel, in Crawfordville, Florida. Bevis Funeral Home is assisting family with arrangements. (850-926-3333 or www. bevisfh.com)
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Apr. 16, 2013