OBITUARY

Roxanne Kaitlyn Whaley

July 28, 1988October 25, 2019
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WHALEY, Roxanne Kaitlyn, 31 passed away peacefully to her heavenly home on October 25, 2019 at Advent Health Hospital, Sebring, FL. Roxanne suffered from Cystic Fibrosis and was ventilator dependent from birth at Bayfront Hospital born July 28, 1988 She progressed well and obtained freedom from ventilator at age 13. She attended school and graduated from Nina Harris High School in 2011.

Roxanne resided at Crossroads ALF and attended Creative Clay until December 2017, when pneumonia placed her back on the ventilator. Roxanne was a social butterfly who loved interacting with others. She loved music, church and eating.

Roxanne was preceded in death by Rani Jo Whaley (stillborn twin) and sister, Reanna Kay Whaley (2018). Roxanne is survived by, sister, Rochelle Whaley, mother, Rita Whaley, father, Ron Whaley and grandmother, Dorothy Milks (TX).

A funeral mass will be celebrated for Roxanne 1:30 pm Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at St Jerome Catholic Church, Largo. She will be sorely missed by all. A reception will follow in the Parish Center.

Arrangements were held under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home 7940 131st Street N., Seminole, FL 33778 / 727-391-0121.

  • FAMILY

  • Ronald E. Whaley, Father
  • Rita Whaley, Mother
  • Rochelle Whaley, Sister
  • Rani Jo Whaley, Sister (deceased)
  • Reanna Kay Whaley, Sister (deceased)
  • Dorothy Milks, Grandmother

Services

  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 16, 2019

Memories

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Joan Johnstone

November 15, 2019

Roxanne came into my life 3 years ago. I feel humbled and honored to have known such a beautiful person. When you walked into her room, she had the most beautiful and loving smile. If only this could be passed on to the rest of us, the world would be a much better place.
I will miss her and our fun trips to Sebring with her Dad, Mom and sister to spend a few hours visiting with this angel, and earlier our church times with the choir. I am so blessed to have had Roxanne be a part of my life.
Love to Ron, Rita & Rochelle

Ron Whaley

November 15, 2019

It is only right that I say these words, from her Father: Ron Whaley

Roxanne was always a gift to us, to teach how to live and respond to God’s LOVE. Her Smile would direct us upwards not thinking of ourselves but how simple WE should be, how simple SHE was. If a Saint is one who reflects God’s Love to us, well then ,
A SAINT SHE IS,
Though performed no miracle on record, yet her life was just that, a miracle of love and smiles and radiance of God’s LIGHT , the touch
of God’s mighty finger, as on the Sistine Chapel.

Apostle Paul said: This is the mystery:
“Christ in you, the hope of glory “
This is my song:

Christ In You, the Hope of Glory
Not just him, not just you
It takes two to tell one story
Let Christ live in all you do
it takes two

Roxanne did it, but did WE ever know💜

Edie Bradley

November 13, 2019

I have known Roxanne for 23 years when I met rita running her consignment store. Rox was always smiling. I remember when she sneaked back to the fridge to get another pudding. She loved her music. Always happy. I am blessed to have known her. I will always remember her. GF, my heart goes out to you. You are the strongest person I know. You have sp many great memories. Hugs!

Sue Porter

November 11, 2019

I had the honor and pleasure of being Roxanne's teacher at Nina Harris School for many of her high school years. She was always such a happy and and positive young lady who was always willing to try every activity that we did! She participated in our work program for several years and enjoyed going out with her class. She had the most beautiful smile and delightful laugh and always greeted me with a hug! So sorry to hear of her passing but know that she is now healthy and happy in Heaven! Sincere condolences to her family--we all loved her! Sue Porter, Retired Teacher from Nina Harris ESE

Jeanne Rodesiler Bolz

November 7, 2019

I have known Rita and the Milks family for a very long time.
My heart breaks for Rita and the family at this time. My thoughts and prayers to all. Hugs! ❤️

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Biography

WHALEY, Roxanne Kaitlyn, 31 passed away peacefully to her heavenly home on October 25, 2019 at Advent Health Hospital, Sebring, FL. Roxanne suffered from Cystic Fibrosis and was ventilator dependent from birth at Bayfront Hospital born July 28, 1988 She progressed well and obtained freedom from ventilator at age 13. She attended school and graduated from Nina Harris High School in 2011.

Roxanne resided at Crossroads ALF and attended Creative Clay until December 2017, when pneumonia placed her back on the ventilator. Roxanne was a social butterfly who loved interacting with others. She loved music, church and eating.

Roxanne was preceded in death by Rani Jo Whaley (stillborn twin) and sister, Reanna Kay Whaley (2018). Roxanne is survived by, sister, Rochelle Whaley, mother, Rita Whaley, father, Ron Whaley and grandmother, Dorothy Milks (TX).

A funeral mass will be celebrated for Roxanne 1:30 pm Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at St Jerome Catholic Church, Largo. She will be sorely missed by all. A reception will follow in the Parish Center.

Arrangements were held under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home 7950 131st St. N., Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.