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Claudia Mitchell Botts, 90, of Quincy, Florida, formerly of Milton, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017.
Claudia was born May 8, 1927, in Ashland, Alabama, to parents, Jiles J. Mitchell and Nora Lee Mizzel.
Claudia retired from Monsanto, working the “graveyard shift”, as she called it, with twenty-eight years of service. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary #3040, American Legion, and VFW #706. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking and Blue Grass music. She and her late husband, Pasco, never missed an opportunity to participate in or attend a Blue Grass event within a 200 mile radius of Milton.
Probably, one of her greatest pleasures in life was fishing at Lake Talquin. She has invited so many, many of her friends, relatives, and family to come stay with her at the “camp house” and go Crappie fishing. She often spent her vacation time fishing, or any other time she could find a reason to go fishing. She won several Crappie and Blue Gill fishing tournaments. She was an excellent fisherman of Crappie, Blue Gill and Striped Bass. She has even been known to lose one of her best rod and reels while trying to “catch the big one!” But that did not upset her, because she knew that when she got back to the camp house there would be friends or family to sit with on the back porch, picking and playing some Blue Grass or Gospel songs loud enough for all the neighbors to hear, whether they liked it or not, but mostly, they liked it.
Moments before she passed, Chaplain Edward Lyon from Big Bend Hospice, came into her room and began to sing an old gospel hymn, and at that time, even though she couldn’t speak, she opened her eyes to the familiar gospel sound. Chaplain Lyon began to pray, knowing Claudia was aware not only of his presence, but of God’s presence. Shortly afterwards, Claudia left this world to be in a much better place, a place where there is no more pain, no more suffering…
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pasco Botts; son Donald Wayne “Bo” Hart; and two sisters, Grace Noles and Thelma Gilmore.
Mrs. Botts is survived by her son, Billy A. (Jo Ann) Hart of Quincy, Florida; daughter, Elva J. (Lee) Myers of Milton; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in Memory Park Cemetery, in Milton, with Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel, directing.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in her name, to Big Bend Hospice of Quincy.
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Big Bend Hospice
1723 Mahan Center Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32308
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