Obituary: Jane Briley Voss

Obituary: Jane Briley Voss, of Oakland, died Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

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Voss, Jane Briley of Oakland, Florida, died peacefully at her home, on May 8, 2024. Jane was born in Orlando, Florida, on May 14, 1935, to the late Byron Rich Briley and Ada Knight Briley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jefferson P. “Jake” Voss, and her grandsons, Robert A. Sanders and Gregory J. Hayes.

She graduated from Lakeview High School in Winter Garden, Florida, and Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.

On August 6, 1960, she married the love of her life, Jefferson P. “Jake” Voss, and they built their home on Briley Avenue, where her family has lived since the early 1900s. Together, Jake and Jane raised four children. As a wife, mother and grandmother, Jane was passionate in her love, loyalty and devotion for her family. Her faith in God was immense and evident in her every action.

After her children became school age, Jane began a successful teaching career at Tildenville Elementary, where she taught for many years. She was a dedicated and loving teacher who touched the lives of many children.

Jane is survived by her sons Jefferson R. of Oakland, Florida, and John B. of Allentown, Pennsylvania; her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer J. and Robert A. Sanders of Kinston, Alabama; her daughter, Janet J. Voss Hughes of Clermont, Florida; her grandchildren, Joseph and Jodi Sanders, Sarah Jane Sanders and Sarah Brennan; and her great-grandchildren, Jaise Brennan, Gregory J. Hayes Jr. and Willow Akins. The visitation and service will be held on Saturday, May 18, at the Oakland Presbyterian Church at 218 E. Oakland Ave. Oakland, FL 34760. The visitation will begin at 10:15 a.m. with the service immediately following at 11 a.m. The family asks you to join them in supporting the Florida Baptist Children's Home, 1015 Sikes Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815; (863) 688-4981, link: Condolences may be offered at


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