Analene McColloch

October 13, 1946February 18, 2021
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Analene P. McColloch, 74, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior February18, 2021.

She was born in Douglas, Georgia, one of three children born to the late Cleon and Alice Harrell, and was raised in Tampa, Florida. Analene was a member of Hillsborough High School class of 64. She met Mel McColloch a visiting service man, during a church service. She was a devoted wife, mother grandmother, sister, and friend. Family was most important to her, second only to Jesus. The light of Christ shone thru Analene in all aspects of her life. She was a faithful member of Mission Hills Church and served alongside her husband at First Baptist Church of Gibsonton, was involved with many music and youth programs at church. She was a member of Classroom Teachers Association and Temple Terrace Friendship Club. She worked at Jim Walters Homes, retired from Hillsborough County School System, and was currently employed at Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories.

Analene is survived by Mel, her beloved husband of over 53 years, children; Melody Strickland husband Doug their children Gracie and Lex, son Melvin McColloch ll, wife Yvonne their children Max and Ian, daughter Misty Kelly husband John, their children Juliana, Jenna Jaxson, Jayson, sister Gloria Harrell, brother Jerome Harrell, along with a multitude of extended family members and numerous friends.


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    Tuesday, February 23, 2021


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Patricia Griffin

February 25, 2021

Dear Mel and family,
Doug and I had such heavy hearts when we saw the announcement in the paper of Analene’s passing. As you know, we became friends while working together...and then discovered that you and Doug worked together as well. I think the Lord has a way of doing those little surprises!
Even though this is a sad time for you and your family we can rejoice in knowing that Analene loved our Lord Jesus and has begun her forever journey.
We will meet again one day.
Prayers for you and your family.
Pat and Doug Griffin

Barbara Hall

February 24, 2021

My love to the family.

donna kelley

February 23, 2021

We have known Analene for Seven Years and have many wonderful memories, she took our information when we joined the church,
she ordered Christmas shirts and vests for us. Working with her on their 50th wedding anniversary celebration and vow renewal, what a beautiful day seeing their love for God and each other.
She had such a sweet, loving spirit and she shared her love for our Lord with all she came in contact with.
We will remember her for a life well lived and joy filled.
Mel and her family, you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
Donna and Harry Kelley
First Baptist Church of Gibsonton

Tori Bernhardt

February 23, 2021

Analene was such a blessing at Tampa Palms. My son adored her and she was always so kind to my family. I am so sorry for your tremendous loss and your family will be in my prayers.

Jennifer Rodriquez

February 23, 2021

What an amazing and sweet lady. I worked with her at Tampa Palms Elementary and remember her kindness and tender ways. She would chat with me when we would see one another and always left me with huge smiles. She had such a way of brightening a room and capturing people’s attention. She was super sweet to my son when he attended the school and he would always refer to her as “the sweet older lady”. May you Rest In Peace and may your family find comfort and peace.

Joseph Caravella

February 23, 2021

To Mel and the extended family:
It was my honor, my treasure and my gift for the opportunity to work alongside Analene. She always conveyed happiness wherever she went. She was very giving and considerate. She was a role model for good character and great devotion. I will miss her, but her legacy and spirit will live on.
God bless
Joe Caravella

Anne Phifer

February 23, 2021

My condolence to the family. Love to everyone.

Peggy Yeager

February 23, 2021

I will never forget how helpful she was in the choir. I will miss the hugs and fellowship she so truly loved. Rest my dear, you are in his loving arms.

Susan Ekle

February 23, 2021

Analene was the 1st person I met when I walked into my 1st day as a Kindergarten teacher at Tampa Palms Elementary in 2000. I had just moved to Florida after college and it ends up that we worked together side by side in the classroom for the next 6 years. She was so sweet to work with! She absolutely loved the kids and boy did they love her too! I will always remember her voice, her smile, her laugh, her brightness all around and just the comfort she would bring to everyone in the room.
She saw me through everything from dating to losing my grandma to meeting new friends to learning alot about teaching and life along the way. Analene really was a great role model and advice giver on all of the topics.
Her love for the Lord and ability to share it along with her love for her family were two of the greatest things that stand out to me about Analene. She truly had a gift and passion and wasn't afraid to share it with anyone. I can't think of anyone who was more dedicated, involved, and openly and wholeheartedly in love with her husband, children, and grandchildren than Analene. I know she was such a blessing to all of you as well...May her legacy live on through each of you for generations and the memories you have of her last a lifetime.
Susan Ekle

Elizabeth (Libby) Mercado

February 22, 2021

I worked with Analene at Tampa Palms Elemetary many years ago. She was always so kind and sweet to me. I learned a lot from her and enjoyed her sunny personality and funny wit. I always admired her for her love of Jesus, her precious family and many friends. I enjoyed so much her postings and pictures on Facebook. You are truly missed sweet Analene. Love, Libby Mercado