Florine Walden Obituary
Maternal Grandparents (Betty and Elijah Graves) Paternal Grandparents (John and Edna Simmons)

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Florine R. Walden

January 17, 1917 - May 28, 2014
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WALDEN, Florine Simmons (Granny), 97, a descendant of pioneer Florida families, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at home. Born in Orlando, Florida, she moved to Antioch as an infant and lived most of her life in Hillsborough County. As a homemaker, she used her talent as a seamstress to make clothes for herself, her children and others. She also loved gardening. She was a member of the First Thonotosassa Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, worked with the youth, held various positions, and occasionally played the piano. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lem and Edna (Graves) Simmons; her son, Ronald...
WALDEN, Florine Simmons (Granny), 97, a descendant of pioneer Florida families, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at home. Born in Orlando, Florida, she moved to Antioch as an infant and lived most of her life in Hillsborough County. As a homemaker, she used her talent as a seamstress to make clothes for herself, her children and others. She also loved gardening. She was a member of the First Thonotosassa Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, worked with the youth, held various positions, and occasionally played the piano.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lem and Edna (Graves) Simmons; her son, Ronald Stanley; and her husband, Harvey Walden. She is survived by her daughters, Glenda (Mitchell) Messer and Janis Crews; granddaughters, Ronda (Bob) Baer, Laurie (Ben) Kidd, Cathy Briscoe, Janell Anderson (John Gonzalez), and Karen (Larry) Mosburg; grandsons, Mitch (Lisa) Messer, and Jason (Nichole) Crews; 13 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at First Thonotosassa Missionary Baptist Church at 3pm, May 31, 2014 with Pastor Tommy Burrus officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. The family wishes to thank Cindy Garrett for her love and care given to our mother and grandmother and a special thanks to Lifepath Hospice (Aqua Team) for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Thonotosassa M. B. Church, 10650 McIntosh Rd., Thonotosassa, FL 33592 or to Lifepath Hospice, 12470 Telecom Dr., Ste. 300, W. Temple Terrace, FL 33637.

"Dearest Janis Crews and Family, We join you in spirit as you rejoice in the comfort of knowing that Mrs. Walden lived a full life and is now eternally at..." Barbara & Ingrid Bethel (Tampa, FL)

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