Ms. Alice Dicks Mangle, 91, of Lake City, passed away on Wednesday evening, June 13, 2018 at the Shands University of Florida Hospital in Gainesville, after a sudden illness. She was born in Lake City on December 5, 1926 to the late R.P. and Ruth Jones Dicks. She was a member of the Columbia High School graduating class of 1945, attended the Jones Business College in Jacksonville; earned her AA degree from Lake City Community College with Honors, briefly attended the University of Florida and was a Licensed Real Estate Agent. She worked in Jacksonville and Miami prior to working for the State of Florida, where she worked for 20 years with the Department of Public Welfare, a session with the Florida Legislature, and retired as the District Right of Way Acquisition Supervisor with the Department of Transportation after twenty years. She was a Bible studies teacher for over 60 years, and served in numerous other positions. Served several years each on the Board for Manna House Ministries (a precursor to Christian Service Center), with the Columbia County Literacy Program, and the Board of Pregnancy Crisis Center.
In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling to nearly every state in our country including Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, England, the Holy Land, The Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Central and South America. Many of the travels were for missions for the Lord, meeting and loving people from all walks of life. Her main focus in life was her Lord, but she also loved her children dearly, her church family, grandchildren, all her extended family, friends home and work. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Freda Crawford; sister, Shirley Markham and brother, Bob Dicks.
She is survived by her son, Ronald “Ron” Mangle (Phyllis) of Lake City; son-in-law, Dr. Gary Crawford (Ingrid) of Gainesville; sister, Bertie Pursley of Lake City; sister-in-law, Frances Dicks of Lake City; two grandchildren, Christa Crawford Latham (Bill) and John G. Crawford (Tina), seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews and friends also survive.
Funeral services for Ms. Mangle will be conducted on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in the Hopeful Baptist Church with Dr. Gary Crawford and Rev. Zeb Cook officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 A.M. (one hour prior to the services) at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be considered to the Christian Service Center, Pregnancy Crisis Center, Hopeful Baptist Church Cemetery, or the Established Missions Trust with the Florida Baptist Foundation in memory of her precious daughter; Freda Mangle Crawford.
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