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Arline Mary Dize


Dize, Arline Mary Jones 76, of Saint Petersburg, Florida passed away on March 17, 2020 surrounded by her loving family and is now resting in the arms of Jesus.

Arline, who was a true Florida Cracker, was born in Jacksonville Beach, Florida in 1943, and soon moved residence to Clearwater, Florida where she grew up, and was a graduate of Clearwater High School.  Soon after graduation Arline met the love of her life on a blind date, Thomas “Wes” Dize, while working at the Burger King on Gulf to Bay in Clearwater.  A year after courtship they tied the knot on August 24, 1963 and were married for 56 years.  Arline was a wonderful mother raising 3 boys of her own and a mother figure to so many others.  She was active in her faith and was a member of The Church of God of the Union Assembly.  Her smile, joy, and laughter reflected her dedication to the Lord, family and friends.

Arline was predeceased in death by her parents Carl and Margaret Anderson, Peryl and Opal Jones, sister Juanita “Nita” Dubay, brother in laws John Dubay and Francis “Bud” Weber.  She is survived by her loving husband Thomas “Wes” Dize (St. Petersburg, FL); sons Shane & Hope Dize (Greenville, SC), Jason & Jennifer Dize (Port Richey, FL), Creston & Crystal Dize (Clearwater, FL); sisters Jenny & George Meers (Lutz, FL) and Phyllis Weber (Auburndale, FL); (6) grandchildren Amber, Wesley, Mariska, Kaitlyn, Starlyn, and Olivia; many nieces and nephews; countless friends who she considered family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to The Church of God of the Union Assembly 4751 46th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33714

Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 23, 2020

Location: The Church of God of The Union Assembly 4751 46th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33714

***Please review special instructions below concerning the viewing & funeral service***

-In an effort to comply within the state and local government health guidelines concerning COVID-19. This funeral has been modified to fall within the CDC guidelines.

Public viewing walk-thru 9:30am -10:30am

Private viewing 10:30am

Private Service 11:00am

Laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL

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  • Scott Kiser says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this but I know that my friend is in a much better place. I wish I could be there for you but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you guys Scott and Rhonda Kiser and family

  • Sharon and Johnny and Nola and Jr says:

    We are so sorry for your loss but we know that she had run the race and kept the faith and she has received her crown. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bro Wes and family. Sorry we won’t be able to make it due to our medical issues. Will be praying for you and we will miss her very much. Oceans of Love Sharon and Johnny

  • Stephanie says:

    This is heart breaking to know that she is gone and that we will never see her smiling face at Church. But knowing she is in Heaven make it a lot sweeter. Love and prayers to all her family and our Church family she will be missed greatly.

  • Michael, Joyce, Amber Pirson says:

    Creston, Crystal, and family our deepest sympathies. We’re so sorry and sad 😢 for you and your families. Your Mom lived a great life and left a beautiful Legacy. She is at Peace and has entered a wonderfully Blessed life with Christ Our Lord. Keep Faith and Hope in God’s Creation and His Holy Word. Please look forward to seeing her again when you make it to Jesus. That’s what we’re living, working, striving, and Faithful for in our Spirit, Soul, and Core…God’s Blessings of Love, Mercy, Grace, Forgiveness, Perfect Health, Happiness, Joy, Peace, Prosperity, Care, Everlasting Life, and all of our needs. We pray this comforts you and your families-God and Jesus Said “the faith of a mustard seed” “I am way, Truth, Life” “in my Father’s House are many mansions” “everlasting life” “He Who started a good work in you” “Freedom In Christ” John 14 NIV, Philippians 1, Philippians 4, Galatians 5, Galatians 6.

    In Christ Love and Prayers, Michael, Joyce, Amber Pirson

  • Bob Bowers says:

    Sister Arline,what a gem. She will always be a precious memory. That smile and kind word just when you needed it. Her, mom and Janet are cracking ’em up in heaven. Praying for Bro.Wes, Shane,Jason and Creston.

  • Tammy Trepanier says:

    my heart and prayers go to this wonderful family. Arline was a wonderful lady and always welcomed everyone with open arms. She always made our family feel welcome. She will be greatly missed but she is not suffering anymore and she is home in heaven.

  • Anita Summers says:

    Bro Wes and family, we are so sorry for your loss, Heaven surely gained a precious angel. She was a true friend to us and I am so happy that we got to know her on this side of life, and look forward to seeing her again. “Droopy” as she called Drew and I are praying for comfort for your sweet family. She will be greatly missed. Love you all!!

  • Klidell Radney says:

    Arline became your friend the moment you met her. She became my daughter’s hero and mother-in-law. She was a good Christian and is now whole once more in the presence of her Savior. I can only imagine the celebration that Heaven had when this dear lady entered the gates. “Well done thou good and faithful servant”!

  • Eamonn Kneeshaw says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. These are hard times for us all please please forgive me for not attending in person, but believe me when I say I’m am there in heart. My thoughts are with you and the whole family

  • Abby Marshall says:

    In loving memory of a most wonderful Aunt and daughter of God ❣️

    Aunt Arline was a second Mom to me! She was so loving, kind, giving, caring, compassionate, empathetic, humble and a faithful servant of God!

    She is a Queen and treated everyone like they were royalty!
    Aunt Arline is now a jewel in God’s crown!

    Whenever my daughter and I would visit with Uncle Wes and Aunt Arline, we always felt like we were home! We will always hold very fond memories of joy laughter and love with Aunt Arline ❣️

    See you soon our darling Aunt ❣️❣️

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