KORNMAN, Elsie Canady Varnadoe, 83, of Tampa, passed away on December 1, 2012, after an incredible fight with Alzheimer's. Elsie was born in Dothan, Alabama on July 4, 1929.
Elsie is survived by her husband of 41 years, Gene; her wonderful children, Bruce (Alice) Varnadoe, Carol Varnadoe Arthur ( Bruce Walsh); grandchildren, Cindy (Bill) Fitzgerald, Kevin (Carrie) Varnadoe; great grandchildren, Scott and Sarah Fitzgerald, Keaton and Camryn Varnadoe; brother's and sister's, Myers (Ginger) Canady, Devon (Nancy) Canady, Annette (Jimmy) Gardner, Shirley (Willie) Moats and many wonderful nieces and nephews and all their families.
Elsie was truly a firecracker her birthday suited her well, she was an amazing individual who will be remembered for her outgoing personality, strong independent spirit, and ability to light up a room with her smile. She had a caring heart and always wanted to do anything she could to help others. She truly loved all her family and friends.
All who had the pleasure of meeting her will dearly miss her; but the happy memories that she shared with so many will always be in all our hearts.
Elsie worked for The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department, back in the late 60's she also was an Interior Decorator for many years with Belk Lindsey at Britton Plaza.
Elsie loved to do crafts and truly loved to travel everywhere and she did.
The Family would like to Thank Superior Residences of Brandon Memory Care for All their love and support for the last 3 years.
Without them, our family could not have done this journey alone.
God Bless each one of them.
A Very Special Thank you to Aurelia Baker, Head Nurse at Superior, Our Angel.
In addition, Sun Coast Omni, Stascha Nelson another Angel on this earth, also to LifePath Hospice for their services, especially the Continuous Care Nurses the last 6 days.
Words cannot express the depth of our loss nor our joy in the fact that she has been reunited with all of our heavenly relatives.
God Bless Our Dear Sweet Mother, she will be forever in our hearts and memories.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Guestbook www.hillsboromemorial.com.
A Rose has such beauty, which is easily seen
It can be any color, but its stem's always green
Nothing else can compare, to its sweet lovely smell
When God made the Rose,
He planned it so well!
So it's easy to see, from her head to her toes,
When God made Our Mother, he just looked at the Rose
Her green eyes are stunning and that's just the start,
Her smile is so kind it will capture your Heart!
You know we feel blessed,
and, yes, honored too,
We know we are lucky
because Our Mother is You!
We will love and miss you forever and a Day
Our Dear Sweet Mama