Reta L. (Gregory) DeSear of Bradenton, FL, went to be with the Lord on May 12, 2019. She was 89. She was born in Batavia, New York on March 25, 1930 to Sherman and Nida E.(White) Gregory.
Reta attended Samoset First Baptist Church.
She was retired. She was a bookkeeper. She later worked as a paraprofessional at Daugherty Elementary.
She was preceded in death by her husband Laurence DeSear and daughter Laurinda "Rendi" (DeSear) Kelly.
She is survived by two daughters, Sonja (Timothy) Hoggard of Bradenton, FL, Yvette (Floyd) Thormodson of Bradenton, FL; son-in-law Richard Kelly of Bradenton, FL; four grandchildren, Jenna (Troy) Moore of Lutz, FL, Floyd Thormodson II of Melbourne, FL, Reine Thormodson of Tallahassee, FL, Storm Thormodson of Bradenton, FL; two great-grandchildren, Maxwell and Collynns Moore of Lutz, FL.
A memorial service was held Sunday May 19, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at Samoset First Baptist Church, 3200 15th St. E., Bradenton, FL 34208. A graveside service was held Monday, May 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Ellenton-Gillette Cemetery, 8996 Ellenton Gillette Rd, Palmetto, FL 34221.