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West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, Jun. 22, 2021 7 months ago

Obituary: Ella "Alice" Adamson Lanterman

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Ms. Lanterman, 71, a longtime resident of Winter Garden, died June 17, 2021.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

Ella “Alice” Adamson Lanterman, 71, entered heavens gates June 17 at 11:10 p.m.

to reunite with Larry. Born April 14, 1950, in rural Ariton, Alabama, to Curtis and Exton Adamson. Alice lived in Winter Garden since she was 2 years old and spent her life loving this community and knowing everyone’s name.

Alice was preceded in death by Larry, her beloved husband of 42 years, in 2012.

Alice leaves behind her son, Joshua (Amy) Lanterman; daughter, Rebecca Lanterman (Jeremiah Bradford); and two grandchildren, her granddaughter, Skye Lanterman, and her grandson, Dominic Gaudious III. She is also survived by her sister-in-law in love, Ruth Ann Adamson; and numerous brothers and sisters in Christ, neighbors, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and her beloved caregivers from Winter Garden Senior Home Care who cherished her.

Alice’s courage and bravery through her battle with dementia shined through until the very end. Alice’s desire to help others never faded and expressed wanting to help others who are living through dementia. She wanted to bring hope not only to the people suffering from this disease, but family members with a loved one living this reality every day.

In Alice’s honor, a not-for-profit is being created “Alice’s Journey; The Reality of Dementia Immersion Experience” to educate, give hope and teach people what it is like to live with this disease. In lieu of flowers we ask that you consider making a donation to Alice’s dream so that she may continue her gift of helping others understand an impossible situation. Donations can be

made via Zelle to (321) 440-5888, “Alice’s Dream,” or a branch deposit at Chase Bank account number 753870242. During the days when Alice was feeling lost, confused and unsure, her kindness, love for life and innate ability to bring joy to others continued and was undeniably profound in any situation. Her life’s work was bringing others together to love, celebrate and create lifelong friendships.  During her last days on earth that were spent in the home she and Larry built, under the care of VITAS Hospice, she was able to use her gift one last time.  She brought people together from all across the country and from just down the street — friends and family who hadn’t seen one another in years.

She and Larry are smiling upon us at peace knowing they will now watch over us until we all join them in heaven. Alice will undoubtedly have a Coca-Cola waiting when we see her again.

Come join us for a Celebration of Life at 5 p.m. Friday, June 25, at First Baptist Church Winter Garden, where Larry and Alice married in 1969. All are welcome to a BBQ “Fellowship” at The Lanterman Home immediately following.

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