A celebration of life service for Mother Voncile Althena Dry, will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mount Sinai AME Zion Church, 2909 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, Florida, Rev. Jimmy R. Caldwell, Pastor with Rev. Dr. Mozella Mitchell, Presiding. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4207 E. Lake Avenue Tampa, Florida
Miss Dry was born on April 24, 1907 to the parentage of Willie and Missie Dry in Milligan, Fl. She came to Tampa at an early age.
Many members of her family have preceded her in death. Her only child and son, Charles McCaskill Sr., six sisters, two brothers and four grandchildren.
She leaves to cherish her memories with loving grandchildren, granddaughter Vernita McCaskill, and grandson Gary McCaskill; great granddaughters, Kella McCaskill, Amaya Javen, Nyanna and Kirsten McCaskill.; great grandsons, Tavares McCaskill and Jimari Hicks, all of Tampa; nephews, David Hicks (Barbara) of Tampa. Fred Young Jr. (Daisy) of Pensacola, FL, Earnest Ellerby of Syracuse, NY; great nephews, Melvin Young, Kenny Young, Douglas Young (Cheryl) and David Young all of Pensacola, FL; nieces, Laurie Dubois of Summerset N.J., Juanita and Bonita Dry of Tampa; great nieces, LaTonya Smith-Williams (Al) and Mintoria Smith of Pensacola, FL; great nephews, Ralph Williams III, Eric Williams of Tampa. Michael Young (Felicia) of Orlando, FL, Darryl Dry (Stacy) of Raleigh, NC; cousins, Juanita Tate of Atlanta, Ga, Henry Tate of Baltimore, MD and William Tate of Cincinnati, Ohio; long time and devoted friends, Mrs. Hattie White, Mrs. Curtiss Wilson, Ms. Maxine Douglas, Tonya Lewis, Diajuana Brown and the entire Living with Friends family.
Miss Dry was a faithful member of Mt. Sinai AME Zion Church for over 50 years. She served on the Usher Board and many other boards and auxiliaries over the years until her health no longer permitted her to do so.
Miss Dry has served her community being a part of several organizations throughout her life, some of which included, the Lily White Organization, Red Hatters, a chartered member of the Young at Heart Ministry at St. Luke AME and a chartered member of the Senior Adults Ministry (S.A.M.) at Allen Temple AME Church.
Mother Voncile Dry was loved by many and touched countless lives during her lifetime. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and neighbors.
There will be a viewing on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, Florida from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.