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IRESON, Lavonda Ward, 69, of St. Petersburg, FL, died September 7, 2008.  Born in Wise County, VA, she moved to Cross Creek, FL in 1979, where she resided for 25 years.  She had recently moved to St. Petersburg to be close to her children and grandchildren.  She was a 1959 graduate of Appalachia High School.  She worked as a dental assistant in her native Virginia, an orthodontic lab technician for the University of Florida, and owned/operated Ortho Dental Lab until the time of her passing.  She was a Christian who chose to share her belief in God with many faiths.  She was a wonderful mother, wife, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  She is survived by her husband, Eugene D. Ireson, Jr., son, Jason Ireson, daughter, Lisa Suzanne Ireson, step-sons, George Ireson, Jeff Ireson, and Sam Ireson, step-daughter, Barbara Williams, and nine grandchildren.  There will be a memorial service held at Church By The Sea, 13701 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, FL on Saturday, September 13th at 4:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association in her honor.  On line memorial & guestbook @

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