ESSIE MAE CLIFTON
*** A Centenarian ***
Essie Mae Clifton Rones, age 110, said goodbye to this old world and began life anew with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 22, 2018 following a brief stay at Shands Hospital (of Gainesville, Florida).
A native of Saint Petersburg, Florida who moved to Gainesville from Alachua, Florida in the 1960's following many years of traveling extensively as a Migrant Worker throughout Florida and Georgia, she was a fixture in the Fifth Avenue/Pleasant Street Community possessing a sweet disposition, sunny smile, the energy of a youth, and a love for collecting cans.
Mrs. Rones was a Member of Old Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church.
The Homegoing Celebration will be held 11:00AM Friday, August 3, 2018, at Old Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church (Monteocha Community/ Gainesville, FL) with her Pastor, Reverend Tommy L. Brantley, delivering the Eulogy. The Burial will follow at the Grass Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Rones will be viewed at the Funeral Home on Thursday 2:00-7:00PM - And at the Church on Friday with the Processional. The Procession will form at the residence of Mrs. Mary Butler, 601 NW 4th Street, Gainesville, at 10:00AM.
Endearing thoughts will remain in the hearts of those who were: as her daughters - Beatrice Enoch (who was also her Caretaker), Gussie Williams and Dorothy West; nephew - Michael Fair; Friends (with a special friend & caretaker - Mary A. Butler & Family) all of Gainesville, FL.
Arrangements Entrusted To DUNCAN BROTHERS'
428 NW 8TH St
Published in Gainesville Sun from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2018.