Jodie Giles, 51, of St. James City, Pine Island, passed away Sept. 22, 2012, at home surrounded by her loving family. Jodie was born with Downs Syndrome in 1961 in Hialeah, Fla. She moved with her family in 1980 to Pine Island.
Jodie led a happy life, spending many weekends sailing with her family aboard their sailboat in and around Miami and also sailing on longer voyages through the Bahamas and Caribbean. She possessed a strong but sweet personality and loved to boss around her siblings, cats, nephews, sister-in-laws, and nieces.
She is survived by her parents, Paul and Beverly; her brothers, Carl, Shad, and Paul (Edmund); her sister, Cindy; and many nephews, nieces; and grand nephews/nieces.
She will be greatly missed.
The family would also like to express their eternal gratitude to the caring staff of Hope Hospice in Cape Coral for the gracious and tremendous support given to Jodie and her family at home over the last several months.