Dear Friends of the Center – Last night, around 6:30 pm, our President/CEO, Roxann Bonta’s mother suddenly and unexpectedly passed away at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was 77 years old. As we all know when one part of the family hurts, we all hurt and over this past year, Roxann has been embraced and widely welcomed to Central Florida. We have become a big part of her life and like family to her. She sends her sincere thanks and appreciation to those who have called, sent text messages and emailed.
There will be a visitation for her mother, Ruth Smith, on Thursday from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Heath Funeral Home located at 328 South Ingram Avenue, Lakeland. The funeral service will be held on Friday, June 26th at 10:00 am at Heath Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center in memory of Ruth Smith. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.