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Lois Whitaker

Lois J. Whitaker

1940 - 2019
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Lois J. Whitaker, 79, died from end stage Alzheimer’s at her home in Leesburg, FL. She was born June 20, 1940 in Hornell, New York, the daughter of Karle H. and Helen Mae (Guild) Zeltwanger.
Lois graduated and was top of her Beauty School Class for cutting hair. After school she married Kenneth Whitaker and they settled in Leesburg, Florida. They celebrated 59 years of marriage on July 3rd. Lois loved music and loved to sing. Her first job as a Director of Music was at Fruitland Park Baptist Church. She sang for years on Channel 55. She traveled to teach and sing in the Phillipines. She sang with her dear friend in the largest church of the world in Korea. Lois was a loyal member of Women’s Aglow International for over 30 years. She served on the board for 5 years and served as President for 9 years. Most people don’t know that while visiting her sister in Palatka, Lois rescued a little girl from a kidnapper in the Walmart parking lot. She was presented the Medal of Honor as a Hero, by the City of Palatka.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Tom, and her sister, Chris. Surviving in addition to her husband, Kenneth Whitaker, are her daughter, Dawn (Pat) Kennedy of Leesburg; her son, Steve (Susan) Whitaker of Leesburg; two brothers, Don (Debby) Zeltwanger, Chuck (Joni) Zeltwanger; six grandchildren, Josh(Renee) Kennedy, Aaron Kennedy, Chrisy (Shawn) Sterner, Matt (Olivia) Whitaker, Kylar (Alexa) Whitaker, Shelly Whitaker; six great grandchildren, Avery, Olivia, Eleanor Lois, Haylee, Jennifer and Daniel and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held with viewing from 10-11 am, service at 11:00 am–12:00 pm, Saturday, July 20th at Heritage Community Church, 509 Berckman St., Fruitland Park, FL. Her interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Leesburg, FL. The family suggest memorials be made to Cornerstone Hospice. Arrangements by Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory in Leesburg, FL.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Heritage Community Church
    Address
    509 W Berckman St
    Fruitland Park, Florida 34731
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Heritage Community Church
    Address
    509 W Berckman St
    Fruitland Park, Florida 34731
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    Officiant
    Rev. Alex Holloway
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  • Interment

    Location
    Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
    Address
    CR 25A
    Leesburg, Florida 34748
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Donations are being accepted for: CORNERSTONE HOSPICE FOUNDATION INC.

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Molly McKinley

Posted at 10:21am
I met Lois as a teenager. She was the music director for our youth group at Westside Church. Her laughter, joy and leadership kept a large group of teenagers following her and travelling over Florida sharing the songs she taught us. Her love for all of us was evident so that we gladly obeyed and learned the songs. Personally over the years as I grew up, she became friend also.
I will miss her hugs and smiles but most of all that open heart filled with Jesus' love.
God give all her family peace and comfort during this time.
JS

Jeanne Sullivan

Posted at 05:57am
My deepest sympathy for the family. That beautiful voice will be heard in the choir of angels

Judith Herron Avera

Posted at 02:51pm
I remember her beautiful singing voice, but most of I remember her laughter. She and I used to laugh together ❤
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