Paul Edsel Register, age 81 and a resident of Lakeland, Florida passed away in the evening on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. His daughter, Karen Register Holland, read the Psalms to him upon his peaceful transition.

Paul was born in Dade City, FL on October 8, 1939 to James Cenic Register and Alma Stone Register. He was a gentle, quiet man and treasured his beautiful Chihuahua companion, Coco. He loved the piano and was especially gifted in playing gospel hymns. He had a passion for the medical field and had a dream to one day become a registered nurse; he was an orderly at Lakeland Regional Medical Center before going to work for the family business, Bonita Flower Shop in Dade City, FL.

A special person and missed by all, he is survived by his daughter, Karen (Leland Norman) Holland and son, Alan (April) Register, and their mother, Olif Elizabeth Register; grandchildren, Alexandria Holland, Caleb Holland, Joshua Holland, Austin Register, Alexzander Register, and Aliyah Register; siblings, Richard Register, and Ophelia (Gene) Williams, and many nieces and nephews.

Several days before his passing, Paul mentioned that he loved the rain and hoped it would persist throughout his departure. Upon leaving the facility, Paul’s hospice nurse, Carol, witnessed a rainbow, which had appeared immediately following his passing. The family considered this event as a sign of God’s presence during the evening (Genesis 9:16).

There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.

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