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Velma Gibble Summerall

Velma Gibble Summerall was 92 years young when she went peacefully to the Lord on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 surrounded by her daughters and son-in-law. Velma was born in Mastersonville, Pennsylvania on May 14, 1923 to the late David and Sallie Douple Gibble and had lived in Gainesville for the past 56 years. She retired from the Department of Surgery, Shands Teaching Hospital to take care of her husband after he fell ill. She was a long-time member of North Central Baptist Church which became her second family after her husband passed away. She found great joy and comfort in the outdoors and spending time with family. She thought it was therapeutic to hang wash on the clothes line instead of using the dryer; and often in the afternoons you could find her outside watering her many flowers or taking her dog, Susie, for a walk. She also enjoyed cross-stitching, reading and traveling to Pennsylvania and Iowa to visit family. She is survived by her two loving and devoted daughters, Debbie (Keith) Hultgren and Kim Summerall; her grandsons Stephen (Cassandra) Hultgren and Scott (Amanda) Hultgren; five great grandsons, John, Garrett, Thomas, Jameson, and Harrison; a niece, Lura Rixman and nephew Jerry Poff; and her great nieces, Demie Adams, Kelly Salzmann, and Angie Mahoney. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Everette Burson Summerall, two older brothers Clarence and Roy Gibble and a sister, Mildred Poff. The family will receive friends from 10-11am on Monday, February 22, 2016 at North Central Baptist Church, 8001 NW 23rd AVE, Gainesville, FL 32606, with the funeral service to follow at 11 o’clock. Burial will take place in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell privately. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Velma’s name to North Central Baptist Church.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!