Celia Ann (Vowell) Driggers, a lifetime resident of Pensacola, FL, passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Pensacola.
She was born on November 25, 1945 in Milton, FL then grew up in Pensacola where she graduated from Escambia High School. Celia worked at the Pensacola News Journal; she also was credited a Real Estate Commission from University of Florida in 1974.
After retiring from Pensacola News Journal, a career change led her into Florida State Corrections where she retired a second time as a Sargent at State of Florida, Century Correctional Institution. All throughout her life she enjoyed good food, family, friends, gardening, flowers, music, dancing, and always kept an honest true loving heart to all.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Driggers; parents, Novis Calhoun Vowell and Joe Tom Vowell; brother, Tommy Vowell; and sister Judy Vowell.
Those left to cherish Celia’s memory are her children, Tommy Smith, Timmy Smith, Troy Smith, Todd Smith; her grandchildren, Travis Smith, Teri Smith, Tristen Smith and Savannah Smith; Siblings, Jeffrey (Jackie) Vowell, Rocky Vowell and Bobbie Bailey; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as lifetime best friends, Brenda Givens, Brenda Williams and Fay Barrett.
A memorial service will be held at Trahan Family Funeral Home, 419 Yoakum Court, Pensacola, FL 32505 on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Visitation at 2:00 PM with service to follow at 3:00 PM.