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Mary Elizabeth Douglas

February 19, 1923 — May 18, 2024

Mary “Elizabeth” Polk Douglas, age 101, of Trenton, Florida went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 18, 2024. Mrs. Elizabeth was born on February 19, 1923 to John Aaron Polk and Alice Lord Polk of Trenton, Florida. She graduated from Trenton High School in 1940 at the top of her class. After graduation, she married the love of her life, Argie Edward Douglas on February 3, 1946. They made their home in Trenton, Fl where they raised their four children. They were married 48 years. Mrs. Elizabeth retired from the Gilchrist County Clerks office after over 30 years of dedicated service, retiring as a deputy clerk. She had been an active member of Bethel Baptist Church, where at 101 years old, she enjoyed the honor of being the oldest living member, an honor once held by her father. Mrs. Elizabeth served many years as the church’s pianist, Sunday School teacher and dedicated deacon’s wife. One of her greatest joys was going to church and serving the Lord. Known to her family as Granny, she will especially be remembered for her love of Jesus, her kind and gentle spirit and her love of cooking, particularly her lemon meringue pies. Her greatest accomplishment was that she taught her family about Jesus and the Christian example she set for them. 
Mrs. Elizabeth is survived by her daughters Harriet Bachle (Larry), Kate Burch, Sandra Sherman (Ronnie), and son Rance Douglas. Ten grandchildren, Jerry Jr., Jennifer (Roger), Beth (Byron), Mary Alice (Billy), Aaron (Amie), Renee, John (Scarlett), Brooke (Thomas), Kandace (JR), Matthew (Beth) 23 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren 
She is preceded in death by her parents John Aaron and Alice Polk, her beloved husband Argie Douglas, her son in law Dailey Burch, sister Hazel Thomas, brother Hilbert Lord.
A funeral to honor Mrs. Elizabeth’s life will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Bethel Baptist Church, Trenton. The family will receive friends for a visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. She will be laid to rest following the service at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Watson-Milton Funeral Home, Trenton, FL 352-463-8888 www.watsonmilton.com
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