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Sophie Mcgiffin

February 11, 1925 — November 28, 2020

Sophie McGiffin passed away November 28th at Signature Healthcare in Port Charlotte, FL under Tidewell Hospice care.  Sophie was born in Detroit, MI on February 11, 1925, and passed just short of her 96th birthday.  She graduated from Chadsey High School Detroit in 1943.  Was married to Carl in 1949 and spent several years as an executive secretary and later as a homemaker, stay at home mom.  She received her Cosmetology instructor license and worked part-time in that field before moving to Florida.  Sophie was of the protestant faith.

Sophie was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years Carl, parents Martin and Mary, brothers Joe and John, and sister Stella.  She was also preceded in death by her stepson Carl and stepdaughter Thelma.

She moved to Florida in 1973.  She enjoyed traveling to their cabin in the Onaway area of northern Michigan during the summer for a lot of years.  Sophie volunteered as a Pink Lady at the St. Joseph Hospital in Port Charlotte, now Bayfront, for 15 years.  After her husband Carl passed she took up golf, bowling, and tennis to fill the void.  Tennis became her passion and she became a member of the Port Charlotte Tennis Club in the over 50 league.  She was team captain for many years.

Sophie is survived by her loving daughter Pamela Long (Kenneth),  Her loving sister Rose in Colorado, her grandchildren Kenny (Elizabeth), Kelly (Chinita), and Kameron (Megan) Long, and her 6 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.  Thankfully she was rich with friends, preceded in death by many, survived by some, such as dearest friends Phyllis and Cookie.

Sophie's ashes will be interned at her plot in Howell, MI next to her husband Carl next summer.

To express condolences to the family and share in celebrating the life of Sophie, please visit www.JohnsonTaylorFuneral.com and sign the online guestbook.  Arrangements are by Johnson Taylor Funeral and Cremation.

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