Essie Mae Clifton Rones
Duncan Brothers Funeral Home
428 Nw 8Th St
Gainesville, FL
*** 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
Gainesville, FL

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Published by Gainesville Sun from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2018.
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Beautiful woman. Inside and out. Missed and loved.
Lee Santilli
November 4, 2018
My Greeting to her was a Hey Momma, then I would give her a hug. She would smile. This lovely lady will truly be missed.
Janice Gainey
August 6, 2018
To God be the glory. Family you have my deepest sympathy. I will forever remember Mother Rones smile, encouraging words and shout.
Clement and Minister Geneva Doby
August 2, 2018
Deepest sympathy to The Family of Mrs. Essie Mae. I have known This sweet lady for years. First, from crosstown, then @ Duncan Brothers. She always had a sweet, pleasant, personality. She always had something good to say to you. She then moved to The Porters Area. She moved down the street from my townhouse . She took her daily walk with the family little gray dog. She would always have a big smile on her face. She enjoyed picking up her cans, or just talking to neighbors. I never seen her in a bad mood. She was always, smiling, and always was thinking God for her long life. I am going to truly miss Mrs. Essie Mae. I think God needed to pick a beautiful rose for his Gardin in Heaven, and chose to pick Mrs. Essie Mae. May God Bless The Family, and all of her Friends. I know she was a friend to me. Keep memories of her in Your Hearts & Minds.
Jacquelyn Williams
August 2, 2018
With Deepest Sympathy you will truly be missed.
Diana Warren
August 2, 2018
Miss Essie you will be greatly missed here at Family Medicine Main Street, you brought a light and a smile every time you came which brighten up our day.
August 2, 2018
Eleanor Boston
August 2, 2018
You have our deepest sympathy.
Nathaniel and Ruth Strawder
August 2, 2018
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