March 27, 1931 - January 28, 2022
Florence May Marsh, age 90, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away peacefully with family at her side on January 28, 2022, at McGraw Center for Caring. She was born in Dunkirk, New York on March 27, 1931, to the late Jesse Burl Higginbotham and Blanche McGrew Higginbotham. Florence was raised in New York and graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School in Elmira Heights, NY. Following graduation, Florence married the love of her life, Harry E. Marsh and they lovingly raised their 4 children together. She enjoyed her time as a school bus driver with Horseheads School System as well as assisting in the chocolate production at the A&P Plant. Florence was able to help many with their skin care needs by selling Avon products. She also was a Hospice volunteer as she was a kind person who loved helping others. Some of her hobbies were sewing, swimming, and reading. She especially loved reading her Bible and was continually active in Hillcrest Baptist Church and Elmwood Baptist Church in New York where she was a long time member. More than anything, Florence loved being with her family and enjoyed family gatherings. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of many years, Harry E. Marsh; brothers, James Higginbotham, Robert Higginbotham, and Ray Higginbotham; and her sisters, Fay Schlick and Marie Schultz. Florence is survived by her loving children, Gary Marsh of Jacksonville, FL, Carolyn Marsh of Leesburg, VA, Marilyn (Larry) Marsh Longhi, and Sherry (Rob) Marsh Fischer, both of Jacksonville, Fl; grandchildren, Terri (Joe) Ruggiero, Lana Longhi, and Lila Longhi; and her great grandchildren, Joey Ruggiero, Bella Ruggiero, and Maggie May Haag. A Celebration of Florence’s life will be held in New York at a later date. Her final resting place will be Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY alongside her husband, Harry E. Marsh. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES at Beaches Memorial Park, 1500 Main Street, Atlantic Beach, FL, 32233. 904-249-1166.
Florence May Marsh, age 90, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away peacefully with family at her side on January 28, 2022, at McGraw Center for Caring. She was born in Dunkirk, New York on March 27, 1931, to the late Jesse Burl Higginbotham and... View Obituary & Service Information
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