Ms. Root, 92, of West Orange County, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017.
Mary B. Root was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1925, the daughter of Curtis William and Caroline Strohecker Braswell. Mrs. Root grew up in Kentucky and graduated from Columbia College in Missouri.
She moved with her family to Winter Park, Florida, in 1950. Mrs. Root taught kindergarten and was a secretary, homemaker and a loving Mom.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Root. She was a member of Oakland Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder. She was a member of the Calico Club, a square dance group, and the Bloom & Grow Garden Society.
Her survivors are: son, Clyde “Skip” Hughes (Robin) in New Smyrna Beach, Florida; daughter, Linda Bridges (Gary); three grandchildren, Danielle Dotson, Carson Bridges and Christopher Hughes; and four great-grandchildren, Eric and Nacole Dotson and Nixon and Taggart Bridges.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oakland Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 38, Oakland, FL 34760; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.
Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.