Mollie Priscilla Read

12 June , 193926 October , 2019

Mollie Priscilla Read, age 80, of Temple Terrace, Florida passed away on Saturday October 26, 2019. Priscilla was born June 12, 1939 in Lakeland, Florida.

Mrs. Read was co-owner/ operator of Preferred CMS in Tampa for over 32 years, with her husband Paul D. Read. She was a member of Mission Hill Church in Temple Terrace.

She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Gafford (Jeffrey) and Paulette Kelley (David), grandchildren, Lauren Kipper (Adam), Erin Swartz (Eric), Hayden Kelley, and Hanna Pivacek (Andrew), great granddaughters, Kennedy & Peyton Kipper.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband of 60 years, Paul D. Read.

A visitation for Mrs. Read will be held Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Mission Hill Church, 10002 N. 56th Street, Temple Terrace, Florida. Funeral Service will occur Tuesday 11:00 AM at the church.

A burial will occur at Sunset Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Mission Hill Church in her memory.



  • Visitation Tuesday, 29 October , 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, 29 October , 2019


  • Burial


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Wanda Holyoke

30 October 2019

What an elegant and gracious woman. Priscilla was definitely a positive influence for all the girls, women, actually anyone who knew her. I worked with Mr. Read (Paul) for many years and he was definitely a mentor in my life. At the same time while I didn't have daily contact with Priscilla as I did Mr. Read, she always presented herself with poise, elegance and grace and was an example to me.

To be honest I think that Priscilla was Mr. Read's anchor and kept him in line (which he needed from time to time). I know Priscilla and Mr. Read treasured their family and were blessed to be so close to their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

May Priscilla be reunited with her soul mate of 60 years (and continue to keep him in line) and may they forever rest in peace.

Betty Willis

29 October 2019

We are so very sorry for your great loss. We will miss Priscilla so
very much. Valentines Day will never be the same. We have many wonderful memories of our time with Paul and Priscilla. Please know that your family is very much in our thoughts and prayers as
you walk through these difficult days.
Love and Prayers,
Larry and Betty Willis

Donna Hencke Teague

29 October 2019

Thank you to Paul and Priscilla for your love for the Lord and guidance when I was in the youth ministry at Seminole Heights Baptist... You have always been kind and loving and will be greatly missed by all.