Georgia L. Furlong
December 13, 1944 - March 2, 2023
Georgia L. Furlong, age 78, of Bear, Delaware, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2023.
Born in Dallas, Texas, on December 13, 1944, she was a daughter of the late George and Frankie Mae (Hansen) Lloyd. Raised in Blue Mound, Texas she graduated from Boswell HS in 1963. Four years later she graduated from the University of North Texas with a BA in Education.
Georgia was a teacher and florist. She taught middle school and high school English in both public and Catholic school systems. She was the owner and operator of her own flower shop in St. Petersburg, Florida for a number of years.
She enjoyed cruising, traveling, skiing, reading, playing the piano and crafting. She was also a great animal lover. She enjoyed caring for and loving on all her furry friends. During her lifetime, she raised and cared for more than ten dogs and one cat. Her last furry friend (Shorty Magoo) was able to visit her at the hospital several times as he was a certified therapy pet.
Most of all, Georgia’s greatest joy in life was her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister who loved nothing more than spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, Georgia was preceded in death by her daughter, Erika L. Chambers; brother, Robert Lloyd; sister, Betty Ann Peck; and grandson, US Army 1st Lieutenant Raymond L. Gleaton. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 52 years, Daniel T. Furlong; sons, Matthew Patrick Furlong (Leslie Klehammer) and Christopher Sean Furlong (Jodilynn Castagnaro); daughter, Catherine Michele Furlong; brothers, Richard and Mark Canterbury; and grandchildren, Avery Chambers, Isabella Furlong and Rebecca Furlong.
All services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to PAWS for People, ATTN: Development Director, PO Box 9955, Newark, DE 19714 or online by clicking here.