Mathilda Ann Bill
October 16, 1926 – May 8, 2019
M. Ann Bill was born in Marche, Arkansas, and died May 8th at age 92, in Longwood.
She was the second youngest of eight children of which, now, only the youngest, Julian Szymanski, survives. At 18, she married Carl Sr in 1944 and they moved after the war to Orlando in 1946 where they started a retail tropical fish shop, Sunnyland Aquarium, in their home a few years later. Name changed to C. Bill Aquarium Supplies which included wholesale supplies and closed in 1990.
Ann is survived by a son, Bobby, and a daughter, JoAnn, but her son, John, predeceased her in 1995. She had five grandchildren, all of whom live in Florida, and five great-grandchildren.
She loved to cook, garden, quilt and was an avid walker. She also loved to give her time to charitable causes; i.e. meals on wheels and church organizations.
Ann had a huge, generous heart, was respected by all and will be sorely missed.