Mary Etta (Rosser) COMER

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COMER, Mary Etta (Rosser)

our matriarch and gentle spirit, passed away at home Sunday, September 2, 2018. At Mary's request, age will not be revealed. She was born to Edgar and Mazie Rosser in Hopewell, FL. Mary was the youngest and last survivor of 15 children.

Mary is survived by her husband of 54 years, Syd Comer; two daughters, Terry Skrimshire and Kelly Comer Donegan (Tom); three grandchildren, Tamara Owens, Denise Luscan, and Finn Donegan; three great-grandchildren, Brett Owens, Kade and Ella Luscan; and her two beloved dogs, Toby and CoCo. Mary was predeceased by her eldest daughter, Kathy Newbrey, in 2014 and by her grandson, Shane Donegan in 2010.

Mary had many interests and talents. She loved to travel, loved all living flora and fauna, and was a master gardener. She was a highly skilled crocheter, and cross-stitcher, creating intricate and gorgeous heirlooms that will be cherished forever. She loved all her pets over the years and could not physically bear to watch animal abuse stories on TV. She loved to shop, going out to eat, Hershey Kisses, digging in the quiet sanctuary of her garden, and most importantly, she adored her family.

Mary loved her Jehovah's Witness faith and found strength through her brothers and sisters in the Truth. Prior to Mary's declining health, she was devout in attending the weekly meetings and going out in the service of Jehovah.

The family would like to thank our PCP of some 35 years, Dr. Kenneth Martin D.O., for his devoted and thoughtful service. We think he is the best around. We would also like to thank doctors and providers who treated Mary over the years such as Robert Karp, J.L. Hedrick, Mofitt Cancer Center, Thomas Bernasek, Marc Bloom, Ed Gandhi, Rakeesh Shah, Divyang Sorathia, Farooque Dastigir, Farrukh Saeed, Mazen Kattih, Fransisco Itriago, Daniel Lorch, David Wright, Florida Cancer Institute, George Dermarkar, Hassan Bitar, Adrianus de Ruijter, TGH, BRH, and many hospitalists, nurses, and CNAs there. Please forgive us of any oversights, but know that we are so grateful for your kindness.

Mary was loved by all and will always be loved by all. In her youth, she was a beautiful woman who loved passionately and unconditionally. She was a strong spitfire, and was always forgiving. As she aged, that strength served her through so many serious medical issues, that we expected her to win this last battle, also. She saw beauty in everything and everyone and is now at peace.

Mary's Celebration of Life will be at 10:30 am, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 in a private, family-only ceremony at Hopewell Memorial Gardens, Plant City. Mary's Memorial Service will be held at 12 pm, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at the Taylor Road Kingdom Hall and all are welcome to attend. Her last cross-stitch was that of 1 Corinthians 13. "...And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love". Expressions of condolence at
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Sept. 9, 2018