OBITUARY

Lottie Mae Bresler

February 18, 1926March 8, 2019
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Lottie Mae Land Bresler, 93, of Homosassa Florida, joined hands with Jesus as she passed on to her heavenly home March 8, 2018. Lottie was a mother adored by all her children. She was admired by all who knew her for her joyful and servanthood spirit. She was a mighty woman of God and faithful prayer warrior who could be called upon by all looking for comfort and a listening ear. Lottie was a lifelong resident of Citrus County and attended school at both Homosassa Elementary and Crystal River High. She and her children were members of “The First Church of Jesus Christ” in old Homosassa and later she a member of Christian Progression Center. She was a 4th generation descendant of the early settlers of this area through the Head and Spires families. She was born February 18, 1926 to James Audrey Land of Crystal River and Laurena Head Land (later McLeod) of Homosassa. Of note, during World War II, Lottie moved to Mobile, Alabama to work in the weapons factory at the then named Brookley Army Air Field base which employed more than 17,000 civilians. It was there while working in the war effort at “Brookley Field”, as she always liked to call it, that she met the love of her life and husband to be, Arthur (Curly) Talmadge Bresler, of Bessemer, AL. After seeing each other in a local Toddle House restaurant Lottie and Curly soon knew and later admitted it was true love at first sight. Shortly after being married they lived 7 years in Johns, AL eventually making Homosassa their lifelong home together. She especially loved Red Roses and growing showy flowers.. Lottie was a lover of nature. She especially loved red roses and growing showy flowers. She enjoyed the natural wildlife just outside her back door, including Grey Fox, Raccoons, Opossums, Armadillos; Waterfowl including Wood Ducks, Blue Heron, Egrets, Ibis, and White Cranes. She was an avid bird watcher noting Cardinals, Wrens, Titmouse, Woodpeckers, Chickadees, and many others. She loved fish and..hush puppies…lol, but she certainly enjoyed seafood too. Lottie loved waitressing and serving people. In the1960’s, she worked with her two sisters at “MacRae’s Homosassa Inn”, later waitressing at “Riverside Villas Yardarm” and “Homosassa Springs Attraction” restaurants. She worked with her husband (Curly) for many years as the bookkeeper and secretary for Protane Gas Co. aka Norgas in Crystal River. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Arthur (Curly) Bresler (1984), mother, Laurena Head McLeod, of Homosassa, father James Audrey Land of Crystal River, step-father Byron Johnny McLeod of Mississippi, Brother James McLeod, brother-in-law Raymond Williams; two infant sisters, two infant brothers, son-in-law Raymond L. Arnold, and grandson James Arthur Stevenson. Lottie is survived by her four children, Betty Jo Arnold Crystal River, Harriett Bresler-Peardon, (Richard) Crystal River, Karen Johnson (Billy), Crystal River and Kurt Bresler, Homosassa; Two sisters, Francis Cooper and JoAnn Williams, Homosassa; and Brother Lucky McLeod, Apalachicola. ; Grandchildren; Ray Arnold Jr (Jessica) St. Petersburg, FL; Don Arnold, Panama City, FL; Rachael Moss, LA, CA; Talmadge and Jeromy Bresler, Homosassa; step grandchildren Lori and Greg Schmidtberger, Lawrence, KS; Angel Brogan, Gainesville, FL; and Lisa and Rich Peardon, Los Angeles, CA; Great-Grandchildren, Madelyn and Ben, St Petersburg, FL; Josh, St Petersburg, FL; Peyton, N.Y; Zuzu Maylan and Griffin, LA, CA; Angel, Gainesville FL Natalie, Aryana, Homosassa, FL and step great grandchildren Joseph, Jacob and Natalie, Lawrence, KS. Family and Friends will be received from 5-7 pm Friday, March 22, 2018 at Wilder Funeral Home, 4890 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL 34446 The Funeral service will be held Saturday March 23rd at Christian Center Church (Hwy 19) 7961 W Green Acres St. Homosassa, FL 34446. The Celebration service, all invited, will begin at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Stage Stand Cemetery, Homosassa Springs. Celebration luncheon will be served immediately afterwards back at Christian Center Church. Please join us in remembering Lottie Mae Land Bresler by visiting our Memorial at www.WilderFuneral.com. Through this site, we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christian Center Church and/or Vitas Health Care Hospice House Lecanto FL

  • FAMILY

  • Arthur "Curly" Bresler, Loving husband, who passed in 1984
  • Laurena Head McLeod, Mother, of Homosassa, FL
  • James Audrey Land, Father, of Crystal River, FL
  • Byron Johnny McLeod, Stepfather, of Mississippi
  • James McLeod, Brother, who passed in 2013
  • Raymond Williams, Brother-in-law, who passed in 2015
  • Raymond L. Arnold, Son-in-law, who passed in 1998
  • James Arthur Stevenson, Grandson
  • Betty Jo Arnold, Daughter, of Crystal River, FL
  • Harriett Bresler-Peardon, Daughter, of Crystal River, FL
  • Richard Peardon, Son-in-law, of Crystal River, FL
  • Karen Johnson, Daughter, of Crystal River, FL
  • Billy Johnson, Son-in-law, of Crystal River, FL
  • Kurt Bresler, Son, of Homosassa, FL
  • Frances Cooper, Sister, of Homosassa, FL
  • JoAnn Williams, Sister, of Homosassa, FL
  • Lucky McLeod, Brother, of Apalachicola, FL
  • Ray Arnold Jr., Grandson, of St. Petersburg, FL
  • Jessica Arnold, Granddaughter-in-law, of St. Petersburg, FL
  • Don A. Arnold, Grandson, of Panama City, FL
  • Rachael Moss, Granddaughter of Los Angeles, CA
  • Talmadge Bresler, Grandson, of Homosassa, FL
  • Jeromy Bresler, Grandson, of Homosassa, FL
  • Lisa Peardon, Stepgranddaughter, of Los Angeles, CA
  • Lori Schmidtberger, Stepgranddaughter, of Lawrence, KS
  • Greg Schmidtberger, Stepgrandson-in-law, of Lawrence, KS
  • Madelyn Arnold, Great granddaughter of St. Petersburg, FL
  • Ben Arnold, Great grandson of St. Petersburg, FL
  • Josh Arnold, Great grandson of St. Petersburg, FL
  • Peyton Arnold, Great granddaughter of New York
  • Zuzu Maylan Booth, Great granddaughter of Los Angeles, CA
  • Griffin Booth, Great grandson of Los Angeles, CA
  • Angel Brogan, Great Granddaughter of Gainesville, FL
  • Natalie Bresler, Great granddaughter of Homosassa, FL
  • Aryana Bresler, Great granddaughter of Homosassa, FL
  • Joseph Schmidtberger, Step great grandson of Lawrence, KS
  • Jacob Schmidtberger, Step great grandson of Lawrence, KS
  • Natalie Schmidtberger, Step great granddaughter of Lawrence, KS
  • Lottie was also preceded in death by two infant sisters and two infant brothers

Services

23 March

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm

Christian Center Church

7961 W. Green Acres Street
Homosassa, Florida 34446

23 March

Interment

2:30 pm

Stage Stand Cemetery


Homosassa Springs, Florida

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Friends Will Be Received Friday, March 22, 2019
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Lottie Mae Bresler

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