Violet Green Seay

January 26, 1920 ~ November 11, 2022 (age 102)
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Violet Green Seay, 102, was born on January 26, 1920 in the Greenfield area of Lake City, Florida to George W. & Arie B. Green. She passed away in her sleep in November 11, 2022 under Hospice Care at Solaris Healthcare in Lake City, where she had been recovering from a broken leg since last November.


She came from a very close family of 8 siblings, sisters, Elsie North, Maude Hurst, Fanny Barton, Nellie Coffee and brothers, Julian Pierce “J.P.” Green, Arnold “Jack” Green and William “Calvin” Green. All including her husband of 63 years, Sam W. Seay, Sr., preceded her in death.


She leaves behind her son, Sam (Carole) Seay, Jr. of Titusville; grandson, Michael (Meagan) Seay of Titusville; numerous nieces & nephews and her special friend and caregiver, Donna Hattaway of Lake City.


She graduated from Columbia High School, class of 1937, and went on to get correspondence certificates in Book Keeping, short hand and others. During WWII, she & her sister, Nellie, moved to Jacksonville to work in the war efforts as Book Keepers where in 1945, she met her future husband returning from Europe and started her small family. Over the years, she moved with her husband from Jacksonville to Myrtle Beach, SC to Fitzgerald, GA to Titusville, FL, then back to Jacksonville before returning to Lake City in 1983 to retire.


She dearly loved her family and family reunions, her church, reading, studying history and flowers. She never had ill will against anybody or anything. She never wanted to bother anyone else with her problems, even to the use of 911 calls. She was an inspiration to all of us on how to lead our lives with God. Not many people can live as exemplary a life as she did for 102 years. She will be missed.


A Graveside Funeral Service for Mrs. Seay will be conducted on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. in the Corinth Cemetery with Pastor Robert Bass officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 1:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. at the funeral home prior to the service. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, that donations please be made to the Memorial Fund of First Baptist Church, 182 NE Justice Street, Lake City, FL, 32055 or to the Corinth Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1212, Lake City, FL, 32056.

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November 19, 2022

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
3596 South Highway 441
Lake City, FL 32025

Graveside Service
November 19, 2022

3:00 PM
Corinth Cemetery
336 NW Corinth Drive
Lake City, FL 32055

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Violet Seay

January 26, 1920-November 11, 2022

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