Lena Younglove Ferris, 86, of Keystone Heights, FL passed away on January 14, 2021 in Palatka, Florida after a long illness. Visitation will be held at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23 rd Ave., Gainesville FL on January 19 at 12:00 pm.
Lena was born in Tampa, FL to Joseph and Mary Ippolito on August 21, 1934. She went to high school at Hillsborough High and graduated in 1953. She went on to earn a license in Nursing from Santa Fe Community College. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for various employers for a number of years. She also worked in Sales for several employers for many years. She was engaged in community and charitable activities, and enjoyed helping others.
Her life passions were music and singing. She was a regular in her church choir, and often sang at talent shows and local musical events. She uplifted those around her with song throughout her life, and the lyrics and melody remained in her heart until death. We suspect she is now auditioning for a heavenly choir for a new musical director.
Lena is preceded in death by her son, Mark Younglove, and by her husband Robert Ferris, and her sister Mary Vondruska. Lena is survived by her children Jeffrey (Brenda), David, and Douglas
(Shannon) Younglove, sisters Nancy Brennan and Frances Worden, grandchildren Jesse Clayton, William Younglove, Austin Younglove, and Braden Younglove, and many nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be left in Lena’s online guestbook at forestmeadowsfh.com .
Funeral service will be held at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23 rd Ave., Gainesville FL on January 19 at 1:00 pm. Burial/Interment will follow at Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central.
Arrangements under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW
23 rd. Ave., Gainesville, FL, 32609. 352-378-2528.