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Brenda Gail Poole

October 2, 1953 — November 23, 2023

Lake Butler

Brenda Gail Poole, of Lake Butler, has passed away at the age of 70. She was born on October 2, 1953, in Lake City, Florida, to Ervin and Pauline McCullough Taylor. Gail's vibrant personality was reflected in her fiery red hair and feisty spirit. Her career began as a correctional officer for the Department of Corrections until her retirement. Her commitment to her work was admirable, and she approached every task with unwavering determination. After retirement, she took care of her mother Pauline, after the death of her father Ervin, until her passing. Gail then went back to the Department of Corrections, but this time as a food service professional. Gail will be remembered for her culinary skills. Her dishes brought joy and contentment to those fortunate enough to savor them. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Gail had a deep love for nature. She found solace in the presence of flowers and birds, which brought an undeniable spark of joy to her life. Her fondness for these creatures was evident to all who knew her. Gail possessed an extraordinary ability to love others unconditionally. Her kindness knew no bounds as she embraced every person she encountered with warmth and empathy. However, you didn't mistake her kindness for weakness; Gail knew how to stand her ground. It is impossible to overlook Gail's unique fondness for chicken decor—a testament to her charmingly eccentric character. 

Gail is preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Pauline Taylor; her grandchildren, Abby and Colten Davis; and her siblings, Jerry Taylor and Patricia Parrish.

Brenda Gail Poole is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, Robert Poole of Lake Butler. Together they built a beautiful life filled with cherished memories and enduring love. She is also survived by her three daughters: Michelle (Bobby) Poole of Worthington Springs, Tonya Thornton of Bell, and Heather Poole of Lake Butler; her grandchildren: Brett Wilson, Robert (Jodi) Wilson, Zachary Wilson, Ciara (Nate) Thornton, Kevin Thornton, Mikayla (T.J.) Speer, and great-grandchildren: Rhett Wilson, Knox Wilson, Raelynn Mitchell, Thomas "Hutch" Hutchinson III, and Warren Hutchinson; siblings Katie Feagle, Faye (Gary) Luke, Gary (Rosemary) Taylor, Greg (Debbie) Taylor, Yvonne (Keith) Osborn, Ronald (Maryann) Taylor, and Teresa (Charles) Tomlinson and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

The visitation service to honor Gail will take place on November 27th, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Archer-Milton Funeral Home, Lake Butler. The funeral service will be held the following day at 11:00 AM at Johnstown Baptist Church in Lake Butler. Gail will be laid to rest immediately following the service at Mt. Zion/Swift Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer-Milton Funeral Home. 386-496-2008

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." Revelation 21:4

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, November 27, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Archer-Milton Funeral Home

55 N Lake Ave, Lake Butler, FL 32054

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Johnstown Baptist Church

11859 FL-121, Lake Butler, FL 32054

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Immediately following the service

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