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Mildred Audrey Tortoriello

Mildred Audrey Tortoriello

Mildred Audrey Tortoriello, 96, passed away on January 18, 2020 in Ocala, FL. She was born on April 20, 1923 in Birmingham, Al to Hugh and Audrey Bandy.

She is preceded by her parents; and husband, Frank A. Tortoriello.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Ragsdale (George); sons, Donald Tortoriello(Lisa) and Frank Tortoriello Jr. (Beth); brother, Hugh Bandy (Jean), and four grandchildren, Elizabeth Christine, Stephanie Lynn, Frank III and Kara and five great-grand children, Madison, Jack, Ella, Kylie and Kasey.

Mildred was a wonderful homemaker and companion to our Dad. She received Christ during the Billy Graham Crusade in March 1961. She was a great part of our Dad’s ministry in all he did to serve the Lord and helped teach Sunday School, sang in the choir, was very active in soul-winning visitation and hospital visitation and participated in two nursing ministries here in Ocala.

Mildred and Frank were members of Maranatha Baptist Church in Ocala, FL for 20 years and for the past 3 1/2 years during her change of address, was attending church at West Marion Baptist Church.

She made so many wonderful friends in both churches to which we are grateful. She will be missed greatly but we know where she is. To be absent in the body, when you are a Believer in Christ, is to be present with the Lord.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at West Marion Baptist, Ocala, Fl. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Dr. George Ragsdale will be officiating the service. Interment will follow after the service to Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fl.

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