Saying Goodbye to Three Saints
This coming Saturday (October 22), we will be celebrating the homegoing of two of the important past members of our RUMC Church Family.
At 11:00 AM, the funeral service for Clare Bryington will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Zephyrhills, 5510 19th Street in Zephyrhills. Nearly 10 years ago, Clare was one of three ladies (along with Muriel Harris and Linda Bauer) who began our RESTORE food pantry and clothes closet. Eventually Clare, with the help of her husband Jim, managed RESTORE for nearly five years. Jim and Clare moved to Zephyrhills about five years ago to be closer to the care of their daughter. Jim predeceased Clare two years ago. Both Jim and Clare received Volunteer of the Year awards from RUMC, and they will be deeply missed by many in our congregation.
The funeral service for Harmon Robinson will be held at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home in the afternoon. Harmon was the long-time head usher and until recently an extremely active member of the church and the United Methodist Men. He was always available to help out on a church workday or to sell Christmas trees, or to assist in whatever needed doing. He passed away a few days before his 88th birthday. He was survived by his wife of 67 years, Lucile, and an extensive family that lives throughout the area.
Serenity Meadows is located at 6919 Providence Road, Riverview. The visitation will begin at 1:00 PM, with the funeral at 2:00 PM. After the service, a reception will be held in Crichton Fellowship Hall.
Doug Boring’s mother, Jesse Strain, also passed away recently. Jesse has long been a home-bound member of our church, living with Doug and Cheryl and another longtime home-bound member, Johnny Jones. Jesse’s funeral will be held at Southern Funeral Home, 10510 Riverview Drive, Riverview on Saturday, October 29th. Visitation will begin at 10 AM with the service to start at 11 AM.