Brundidge Florist purchase continues a legacy

Published 3:00 am Thursday, May 31, 2018

When Tony Wood came home and told his wife, Lindy, “I bought Brundidge Florist,” she was overcome with love for him and for her mother.

“Tony and I had talked about buying the florist but I didn’t know that he was going to do it,” she said. “All I could think about was it was our chance to continue my mother’s legacy. Nobody has ever loved Brundidge more or wanted to see it prosper as much as my mother. What we did is for her. We want her legacy to continue.

Lindy’s mother, Delatha Mobley, died on February 11, 2018. She owned bookkeeping business in downtown Brundidge, was an active and contributing member of the Brundidge Business Association and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. She was a longtime member of Salem Baptist Church and a dedicated supporter of community events and activities. She had recently been named the BBA’s Woman of the Year.
“I stand here at the Brundidge Florist window and look out and see mother walking down the street, smiling and speaking to everyone she meets,” Lindy said. “That’s what Tony and I hope to do – be a part of the community and provide hometown service with a personal touch to our customers.”

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Tony Wood said he purchased Brundidge Florist for his wife.

“This is for Lindy,” he said. “She has really grieved the loss of her mother. But, here in Brundidge, in this business, she is happy and has renewed vigor. Our children see that in both of us.”

Tony said he wasn’t deterred in his decision to buy the florist by the number of vacant buildings in the Brundidge downtown area.

“I was looking at the potential here and the opportunity to continue the legacy of a lady that was loved by the entire Brundidge community,” he said. “The businesses in the downtown area are offering the personal service that people appreciate. And, that’s what we are offering – hometown customer service.”

Lindy said Brundidge Florist will meet the floral needs of the Brundidge area.

“We are a full service florist,” she said. “We have fresh flowers and cut flower arrangements for all occasions. We have dish gardens and arrangements that can be purchased off the shelf. We’ll take special orders and call in orders from out of town.”

Brundidge Florist also offers delivery service, including churches, local cemeteries and schools.

“We want to meet the needs of the community, whether it’s funerals, weddings, anniversaries or proms or graduations, we will have what people want and will gladly work with our customers to make those events special. We will also have gift selections.”

The Woods have hopes that their investment in the Brundidge business community will inspire others to join them in their efforts to revitalize the downtown area.

“We want to honor God with what we are doing,” Tony said. “We know there are those who also want to see Brundidge grow and prosper. With all of us working together it can happen.”