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March 4, 1927 ~ August 25, 2018 (age 91)
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A homegoing celebration for SSGT. Ozell Tolbert, of Ruskin, Florida who passed away peacefully on August 25, 2018, on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Maranatha Church of God, 55 6th Avenue SE, Ruskin, FL 33570 where Don Tanner is the Pastor, and Pastor Ernest R. Howell, Jr. of Grace and Truth Fellowship International will be officiating. The interment will be in Sarasota National Cemetery. Mr. Tolbert was ordained as Reverend by Rev. Dr. Bartholomew Banks, Pastor of St. John Progressive M. B. Church during his membership there. Mr. Tolbert became a member of Grace and Truth Fellowship International in 2008. Mr. Tolbert was born on March 4, 1927 to Pernetta Love Tolbert and William Tolbert. He was the eldest of six children. He met his future wife, Doris Dean Allen while they were attending school and they married on January 17th, 1945, their marriage of 59 years parted after the passing of Doris. Mr. Tolbert spent 2 years (1944-1946) in the Navy, he joined the Army in 1948 and retired in 1967. He was a three-war veteran: WWII, Korean, and Vietnam. Mr. Tolbert received many wartime medals including a Purple Heart. After his military retirement, Mr. Tolbert worked for Sears and Roebuck and retired after 20 years. His last job was at a distributing company before becoming slightly ill. Mr. Tolbert was preceded in death by his wife: Doris Dean Tolbert, his parents: Pernetta Love Tolbert and William Tolbert, brothers: William Perry “Newt”Tolbert, Elroy Tolbert, sister: Windelon “Muddy” Seymore, and grandson: Travis D. Tolbert. He leaves a loving family to cherish his memories, daughters: Nan A. Tolbert, Jan K. Abrams (Abe), and Doris P. Mack (David), brother: Rudolph Tolbert (Lillian), sister: Audrey Black, grandchildren: William J. Walker, Jr., Jacenta D. Walker, Jonathan A. Walker, Joy C. Walker, Kevin Abrams (LaShunda), Angela Abrams, Anthony Mack (Eve), Lakeia James (Jahmal), greatgrandchildren:  Lagarius Walton, Jamarcus Hall, Brianna Walker, Somer Bryant, Ja’Niyah Walker, Kaden K. Abrams, Kaci K. Abrams, Nayeli Mack, Niara Mack, Caleb Walker, (special cousins) Altamese Coleman and Walter Smith, and many, many loving relatives in the Tolbert, Black, Sims, Scrivens, and Timmons families. The visitation will be held on Thursday, September 6th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Maranatha Church of God. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Thursday for the visitation and funeral service.      


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