Frances ‘Skippy’ Englebright

Published 11:52 am Monday, March 6, 2017

Frances “Skippy” Englebright died on March 5, 2017.

She was a kind and caring person who welcomed others into her home with the intention of ministering to their needs. A graduate of Miami Edison High School, she studied cancer cytology at the Cancer Institute in Miami Florida and graduated in 1958 as a cancer cytotechnologist. She received a diploma from the Pan American Cancer Cytology Society as a cytologist screener in 1960. She worked as a nurse in the Mayer Clinic in Miami for 36 years. Born October 31, 1926 in Avon Park, Fla., she traveled many places in her lifetime. From the Philippines, Hawaii and China in the 1940s after World War II, to England, Ireland and Scotland in the 1980s. She returned to Hawaii in the 1970s with her square-dancing group.

Preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Donald G. Englebright; she is survived by: 4 children, Diann Burgess and husband Joe of Advance, Peggy DuFresne of Miami, Richard Englebright and wife Terry of Ocala, Fla. and Susan Henry and husband Jay Abramson of Ocala; 7 grandchildren, W. Joe Burgess and wife Jodi of Winston-Salem, Michelle Burgess Perkin and husband John of Concord, Hallie DuFresne of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Kristy Englebright Taylor and husband Stephen of Ocala, Richard Englebright Jr. of Orlando, Jonathan Richard Ellis of Los Angeles, Calif. and Russell Henry of Ocala; 7 great-grandchildren; 6 brothers and sisters, their spouses and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25 in the Bermuda Village Chapel.

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