We, at Swilley Funeral Home, wish all of our nations veterans, past and present, a Thank You for your service.
LEHMANN, Timothy J, 68, of Tampa, passed away February 2, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife, Dianne Lehmann; daughters, Cara Lehmann and Marty Alderman. Tim was a retired professor of psychology at Valencia Community College in Orlando. He is predeceased by his parents, Bernard and Margaret Lehmann, and daughter, Teresa Michelle Lehmann. A Celebration of Life will be held February 24, 2018, 11:00am at Bayhope Church, 17030 Lake Shore Rd, Lutz, FL with visitation from 10:30 am until service time. A luncheon will be provided by the church immediately following service. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Suncoast Kids Place at Bayhope Church.
VALDES-RODRIGUEZ, Gonzalo A. 75, of Tampa passed away, February 1, 2018. He is survived by his wife Sandra Valdes; 9 children, Deeann Martinez-Sanchez, Chery Capdevila, Joey Martinez, Olga Lydia Valdes-Rodriguez, Gonzalo "Cuqui"Valdes, Victor Rivera, Delia Valdes-Diaz, Cary Valdes and Gonzalito Valdes; 24 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 12:00 noon, Friday, February 9 at Abundant Love Worship Center, 5808 E Hillsborough Ave with visitation one hour prior to service time. Interment will follow at Centro Espanol Cemetery, Tampa.
WOMBLE, Mary Lucille, "Mary" "Lucy" went to meet her Savior, Jesus Christ, February 6, 2018. She leaves behind her son, Steve; his wife, Glenda; their three daughters, Evangel, Jerusha, Bethany; and 10 great-grandchildren, She was a great lady, a dedicated Christian, and a faithful friend. She used her many talents to bless many, young and old, and will be much missed, especially by her family. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Monday, Feb 12 with services from 7:00 - 8:00 pm, both services will be at Gateway Christian Center, 14205 N. Florida Ave. Interment will be 2:30 pm Tuesday, Feb 13 at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery, Thonotosassa, FL
FELIPE, Sammie, 67, of Tampa passed away, February 8, 2018. She is survived by her 2 sons, Michael Felipe and Nicolas Felipe; 3 daughters, Amy Aceto, Jillian Perez, Andrea Felipe and 9 grandchildren. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by her family. Visitation for family and friends will be from 6:30-8:00 PM, Thursday, Feb 15 at the funeral home, 1602 W. Waters Ave with a funeral ceremony at 6:00 pm.
DERENCHES, Margaret "Peggy", 69, of Tampa, passed away February 24, 2018. She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Filor and Suzanne Allen (Larry); grandchildren, Samantha, Travis and Alexis Filor; great-grandchildren, David, Grace and Jayden; brother Frank McLaughlin; sister, Mary McLaughlin and Kathleen Veneski. She is predeceased by her husband William. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11:00 am March 8 at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 10110 N. Central Ave, with a celebration of life to following the service at the church.
DISON, Grace Juanita, 85, of Tampa went home to be with the Lord February 26, 2018. She is survived by her son Jack W. Dison Jr and wife Kay; daughters, Carolyn Cardinale and husband Rod, Sandra Lucas and her husband Rod; brother, Charlie E. Snow; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and loving aunt. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Jack W. Dison Sr; brother, Marvin Snow and Fred Snow. Grace was a devout Christian and was the church secretary at North Rome Baptist Church and worked for J.C. Penney's for 15 years. Visitation for family and friends will be from 6-8 pm Thursday, March 1, with funeral service 1pm Friday at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens, Thonotosassa, FL
ALBURY, June, 78, of Tampa passed away, February 28, 2018. She is survived by her sons, Charles L. Bagent and Michael Albury; sister, Patricia A. Wynn; 3 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. June was owner-operator of Kiddie Korral for 45 years. After retiring she enjoyed meeting and greeting people especially the little children while working in the gift shops at Busch Gardens for 10 years. A visitation for family and friends will be from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Friday, March 9 with funeral service at 12:00 noon, Saturday, March 10. Both services will be at the funeral home, 1602 W. Waters Ave. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
MATHIAS, Mildred "Millie", 90, of Tampa, Florida, passed away surrounded by family, March 5, 2018. Millie was born in Richmond, Virginia. She had a wonderful 56 year marriage to the love of her life Richard B. "Dick" Mathias. She had unwavering faith in the Lord, boundless love for her husband and family, enjoying time with her family, boating with her husband, vacationing on cruises and stayed heavily involved serving in the Tampa community. She graduated from George Washington University. At George Washington University, Millie was named May Queen, involved in Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and honor board. She was named the first recipient of the Dorothy Shaw Leadership award in Alpha Delta Pi for her outstanding service and leadership on a collegiate level. After college, she worked at the U.S. State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency. Most of her career was a proud, full-time mother raising her four sons. She later worked and retired from the University of South Florida in the Medical Technology Program. She continued to stay very active and involved in the Tampa community working for Weight Watchers, serving on the Owls Hostess Committee of the Northdale Owls, as a Hillsborough County poll worker, and as an usher for the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. She was on the Board of Directors at Straz Performing Arts and was a member of LMMC involved in many of it's ministries. She volunteered at University Community Hospital and taught Weight Watchers for 30 years. She is survived by her four sons, Tom and wife Debbie, Jim, John and wife Angela, and Rik and wife Carla; grandchildren, Morgan and husband Matt, Claire, Mitchell, Andrew, Brett, Alexa, Hunter and wife Alyx, Devin, Serryn. Millie is preceded in death by her husband, Richard B. "Dick" Mathias, her beloved sister, Marge and husband John Wydro, and her parents, Thomas J. and wife Margaret McDowell. Millie never met a stranger, and made everyone feel special and loved. Millie will be dearly missed by many and remembered with love. Visitation will be 1:00 pm, March 17 at Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church followed by a celebration of her life at 2pm. Reception following services at 3pm. Burial arrangement will be at Florida National Cemetery where she will be placed with her husband. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Seasons Hospice of Tampa, 813-607-2630.
BATTEN, Ardith I, born, December 4, 1923 and on March 16, 2018 with a song in her heart and a spring in her step she ran into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ardith was the longest continuously attending charter member of Northgate Baptist Church. She faithfully served as church musician for over 25 years. She was a great cook and loved spending time with her family around the table. Every summer found the family camping throughout Florida and as far west as Yellowstone. After retiring she and her husband Johnnie visited every Canadian Providence and every state including the 18,000 mile road trip to Alaska three times. Her favorite Bible verse was Isaiah 41:10 "and He did". She is survived by her sons, Wes and wife Debbie, Randy and wife Sherry; grandchildren, Elizabeth Lee Batten and Kelly Michele Batley and husband Lane; great-granddaughter, Emerson Grace Batley; sister Opal Lee Reynolds. She is preceded in death by her husband Johnnie and her sister, Doris Mays. Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Wed. March 21 at Northgate Baptist Church, 1301 W. Linebaugh Ave, Tampa with visitation from 10:00 am until service time. Interment will be 2 pm at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery, Thonotosassa, FL.
WATTS, Robbie, Jean, 71, of Tampa passed away, March 18, 2018. She is survived by her son, William Earl Kinnard III; daughters, Marie Grooms and Cassandra Griffith; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Edward, Faulkner, Thomas Faulkner and Bill Faulkner, sister, Nancy Bardin; A memorial service will be 6:30 pm Monday, March 26 with visitation for family and friends from 6:00 pm until service time. Services will be at the funeral home, 1602 W. Waters Ave. She will be interred with her late husband Jimmy Lee Watts at Florida National Cemetery at a later date.
LUNDY, Kathryn Marlene Robarts, 77, of Tampa passed away March 22, 2018. She was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother and friend. Kathryn leaves behind her children, Patricia "Patsy" Lundy, Arthur Lundy Jr and Sherry Smith; grandchildren, Stephen McWhirt and wife Amanda, Rhonda McWhirt and by love Sara Smith and Aaron Smith; great-grandchildren, Elijah, Tyler, Brianna, Cheyanne and Kyle; sisters, Mary Nell Puglisi and husband Frank, Lynn Shidler and husband Mike; sisters-in-law, Esther Robarts, Donna Robarts and Sheila Robarts; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends whom Amar loved very much. Services will be held at a later date.
PIMENTEL-BONANO, Carlos Iran, 37, of Tampa formerly of Fajardo, Puerto Rico, passed away at home March 26, 2018. He is the beloved son of Iran Pimentel and mother Mayra Bonano; he is also survived by his daughter, Yalean Pimentel; brother Louis Pimentel and sister, Yadlin Pimentel. Visitation for family and friends will be from 6:00-8:00 pm, Thursday, March 29 at the funeral home., 1602 W. Waters Ave.
VARGAS, Evelyn, 63, of Tampa, formerly of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, passed away March 25, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Angel Vargas-Castro; sons, Carlos Santiago (Betty), Felix Santiago (Stacie), Miguel Santiago (Tina), David Santiago (Diana), Ricardo Santiago (Ana); sisters, Elsie Dejesus, Magli Rodriguez, Aida Rodriguez; brothers, Enrique Rodrigues, Rafael Rodriguez, Tali Rodriguez, Oscar Rodriguez and Miguel A. Vargas; 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation service will be from 6:00-8:00 pm, Friday, March 30 at the funeral home, 1602 W. Waters Ave.
WOODDALL, Vicki Lynn, 70, passed away the morning of March 24, 2018 at ManorCare Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center under the care of LifePath Hospice following a brief illness. Vicki was born in Atlanta, GA, January 21, 1948 and moved with her family to Florida at an early age. She was preceded in death by her parents Chester and Myrtis. She is survived by her sister, Pennie Stribling and husband Mark; nephew, Douglas Stribling and wife Karen and great niece and nephew Addison and Jacob, all of whom she loved very much. Vicki spent most of her adult life in food services, retiring in 2015 from Wendy's after many years of loyal service. Vicki's family would like to extend a very special thank you to Laurie and her team of dedicated caregivers from The Home Care Team, LLC, for all the help she was given during her illness. They were and truly are the very best. Graveside services will be 3:30pm, Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4207 E. Lake Ave, Tampa, FL 33610. In lieu of flowers please consider, in Vicki's memory, a contribution to the charity of your choice.