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Elizabeth Webb was born December 14, 1946, in Jackson County hospital in Marianna, FL to the late Lillie Lettinghand Webb and Richard Henry Webb. She was the youngest of seven children. She attended public school in Marianna, FL. She moved to Saint Petersburg, FL and graduated from Gibbs High School in 1965.
She was employed as a CNA for two years at the Swann Nursing Home in Saint Petersburg, FL. She joined the Job Corps and moved to Clinton, Iowa for two and a half years. Elizabeth moved to Philadelphia, PA in 1969, where she was employed by the Department of the Navy as a Data Processor until 1984.
While in Philadelphia, she was an active member of Ebenezer Seventh-day Adventist Church. She volunteered as a Sabbath School teacher in the Cradle Roll and Primary Classes and was an active member of the Dorcas Society, now known as the Community Services Department.
In 1986, she left Philadelphia and returned to Saint Petersburg, FL, and for six years Elizabeth was a caregiver for her mother. She was a member of Elim Seventh-Day Adventist Church, where she was a Sabbath School teacher in the Cradle Roll Class.
February 1990, Elizabeth moved to Houston, TX to seek medical attention. She became a member of Houston International Seventh-day Adventist Church. She also worked on the weekends in the nursery departments at several churches in the Houston area.
Every church she attended, she always enjoyed and loved working with the children. The children would always gather around her after church to get their Sabbath candy treats. Elizabeth’s hobbies were studying her Bible and her Sabbath School Lessons, being on the prayer line, putting together puzzles, and of course TALKING. She would embrace you, and she never met a stranger.
Elizabeth was very thoughtful and considerate of others, always giving of herself, and sharing resources to help others. She was stubborn and headstrong and very dedicated to her convictions. Elizabeth was our modern-day Job. No matter the situation with her health, she persevered, holding on to her strong belief that it was all in God’s hands. She fought a good fight, she finished her course, and she kept the faith. Her favorite scriptures were Psalm 19:14 and Jeremiah 17:14, and her favorite songs were “Midnight Cry,” and “I Can Only Imagine.” When ending our phone calls, it was always, “I love you,” and she would respond, “I love you more.” We will truly miss our sister, our aunt, our cousin, and true friend.
Elizabeth leaves to cherish her memories:
Siblings: Juanita Coleman of Orangeburg, SC; Henry Webb, Jr. of Saint Petersburg, FL; and Eunice Brown of Houston, TX. Lottie Green, Willie Webb, Sr., and Verlean Merritt preceded her in death.
Elizabeth never married or had any children, but she played an active role in helping raise her nieces and nephews. She did not forget any of their birthdays, she would either send a card or most definitely you would receive a telephone call from her on your birthday.
Nieces & Nephews: Shelly Carita Brown, Sherry (Wayne) Brown, Patricia Frederick, Merrell (Leroy) Duncan, Marvin (Angel) Green, Sr., Willie Green, Ola Morris, Dr. Cynthia Myatt, Danny (Kim) Webb, Gregory Webb, Sr., Gwendolyn Webb, Mershon Webb, Michael Webb, Sr., Quentin Webb, Tony (Kimberly) Webb, Sr., Valarie Webb, and Willie Webb, Jr. Catherine Green, Tommy Merritt, Sylvester Harris, Larry Green, Charles Batson, and Aaron Johnson, all preceded her in death.
Great Nieces & Nephews: Christopher Allen, Jae’lyn (Joshua) Gilbert, Janelle Batson, Vernechia Batson, Hendrix Brown, Lennox Brown, Yuri Brown, Quentin (Deana) Brown, Stephanie (Watson) Cleckley, Damieon Frederick, Yolanda Gary, Marvin Green, Jr., Tameka (Lorenzo) Griffin, Edward Jones, II, Erikca Jones, Ian Morris, Marcellus (Anita) Morris, II, Rashaad Morris, Sr., Fred Noble, III, Desurae Pittman, Shayla Rodriguez, Ashley (Julian) Stephens, Briana Webb, Daphne Webb, DeSean (Porsha) Webb, Gregory Webb, Jr., Kourtney Webb, Larry Webb, Lorenzo Webb, Makyla Webb, Mykeira Webb, Myron Webb, Michael Webb, Jr., Miracle Webb, Naomi Webb, Tekiya Webb, Tyrell Webb, Tyree Webb, Tyjanique Webb, and Yaniyah Webb. KeShon Webb preceded her in death.
Great- and Great-Grand Nieces & Nephews: Rozayvion Albert, Chrisiah Allen, Kamili Brown, Cassidy Cleckley, Christian Frederick, Caliya Frederick, Aaron Holloway, Ernest Halloway, Cameron Morris, Elijah Morris, Isiah Morris, Marcellus Morris, III, Maximus Morris, Nathan Morris, Rashaad Morris, Jr., Solomon Morris, Fred Noble, IV, Salah Smith, Amarian Webb, Anthony Webb, Ashyla Webb, DeSean Webb, Jr., Diona Webb, Gianna Webb, Jerrick Webb, Kimora Webb, Larry Webb, Miracle Webb, Sy’Liah Webb, Tamir Webb, Tatyana Webb, Tomia Webb, Natika Wilkerson, Zacko Wilkerson, and Tyerell Wilkerson.
Godchildren: Raheim Atkins, Steven Atkins, Peter Green, Jacquelyn Johnson, and Cheryl Lettinghand
Devoted Cousins: Louise Franklin Dawkins and Clara Rouhlac
Devoted Friends: Sheila Bigalow, Margaret Lowe, and Mavin Samuel and many others