Gertie Poole – Duval County Writer

Gertie Poole (Children’s Fiction)
Jacksonville, Florida
Passed Away March 2011
Books have been re-released on High-Pitched Hum

Realm – Oct 2007
Magic Trash – April 2008

POOLE Gertie Poole, 56, of Jacksonville, FL passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011. She was born June 1, 1954 in Paramus, NJ, the daughter of Joseph and Charlotte Ferreira. She was a devoted Navy wife, beloved mother, avid volunteer in her community association, and most recently, an award-winning author, despite her blindness. Her two published novels, Realm and Magic Trash, bring joy and inspiration to all who open them and marked the beginning of a bright literary career cut far too short. All who met Gertie were struck by her fierce independence, generosity and kindness, her sense of humor, and an amazing personality. She was preceded in death by her mother, Charlotte Ferreira, and her brother, Nick Ferreira. Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Jim Poole; daughter, Tiffiny Poole; father, Joseph Ferreira, all of Jacksonville, FL and sister, Karen Mockel of Summerfield, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in her name to the Florida State College Foundation for the ILAB (Independent Living for Adult Blind) who changed her life and that of so many others: 632-3237


I am a retired medical office worker who sold everything, bought an old RV and began traveling around the state of Florida with her mother and youngest daughter. We have settled down in the Lake City, Florida area for now as I am writing another book and have began taking on website design and social media content creator clients.

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