Thursday, October 17, 2019

Joseph Ciceron

Joseph Ciceron, age 78, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at Advent Health Orlando.   He was born in Laaperriere, Haiti,  the son of the late Susanna (Saintil)  and Sylvenor  Ciceron and was employed as a farmer.

Joseph leaves to cherish his memory, wife St Therese  (Ade'ka) Ciceron of Orlando; son Jonel Cicerone; grandchildren, Davidson Ciceron, Joslet Henry, Woudlet Henry, John Elbenson Ciceron, Josue Henry, Mama Ciceron, Ariel Ciceron, Sidney Ciceron, Wilet Henry.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the First Haitian Church of Nazareth, located at 220 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at the First Haitian Church of Nazareth with Pastor Marc Adophe officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Bonnie Irene Yeaton


Bonnie Irene Yeaton, age 86, of Orlando, FL, passed away Monday, October 14th, 2019.   She was the daughter of the late Emma and Rhoden Davis and the wife of the late Howard Yeaton, Sr.

She was born in 1932 in Fairbanks, Alaska and later moved with her family to Jacksonville, Florida where she met and married her husband Howard whom she was married to for 45 years.  She and her family moved to Orlando in 1972.  She was a lifelong Catholic and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Orlando.  She retired from Lockheed Martin in 1993 and later worked part time in the Nursery at St Lukes Methodist Church, in Orlando.

Bonnie leaves behind her four children; Howard Yeaton, Jr and his wife Kathy Yeaton of Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ,  Susan McDonald and her husband Clement McDonald of Oviedo, William (Bill) Yeaton  of Charlotte, NC and  James (Jim) Yeaton and his wife Sherri Yeaton  of Orlando.  She also leaves five grandchildren Mathew Yeaton of New York, Hunter Yeaton of North Carolina, Jeremy Yeaton, currently living in France, Taylor Yeaton of North Carolina and Jennifer Yeaton of New York.

Bonnie will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, Mother, Grandmother and Aunt. She will be greatly missed by everyone whose life she touched.

 The viewing for Bonnie Yeaton will be Thursday, October 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home located at 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando, Florida 32811. Bonnie’s Celebration of Life service will be held at the same location at 2:00 on Friday, October 18th, 2019.


Sunday, October 6, 2019

Dawn Carolyn Pfaender


Dawn Carolyn Pfaender passed away September 29th, 2019.  She was 67 years old.  Born in St. Augustine on August 17th, 1952, she and her family later moved to Winter Park.  She graduated from Winter Park High School in 1970 (where she met her high school sweetheart and future husband, Bob) and moved to Atlanta to attend the Fashion Institute of America.  The school folded after she was there a year and she returned to Winter Park. 

She married Bob Pfaender on December 29th, 1972.  They had been married for 46 ½ years.   She and Bob decided to follow an opportunity in New Jersey in 1973 and lived there until 1979.  She found a job as a legal secretary for two elderly attorneys doing estate work in Montclair, NJ.   In late 1979 she, Bob and their newborn baby Jaime, moved to southern California for Bob’s work.  She worked hard as a stay at home Mom and in 1982 Lindsey was born.   In late 1984 the family had an opportunity to return to Florida and did so in Tampa, FL.  There in 1986 Christine was born.  Now with her hands full as a Mom, the family relocated to St. Cloud, FL to be close to her parents who lived there.  They remained there for 20+ years as the children attended elementary, middle, and high school and made friends for life.   Dawn decided to go back to work and earned a position as executive secretary to the director of Public Works and Engineering at the City of Kissimmee.  She excelled in that job for 10 + years.   Following that experience, Dawn secured a position as the admin at the Osceola county government complex for the Auditor’s department where she worked for several years before retiring in 2008.  During that time the family moved to Lake Mary, FL where they presently reside.  Her volunteer experience during those years included founding the St. Cloud Youth Football Cheerleaders organization that had not previously existed for girls in St. Cloud prior to her doing so.  She also founded the Osceola chapter of the IAAP organization (International Assoc of Administrative Professionals) and was the President of that organization for several years.  Today her hard work is still present in both of these organizations.

Dawn's total passion and focus was her family, her children and grandchildren.  She is survived by her husband Bob 67 of Lake Mary - daughter Jaime Lawrence, 40 and her husband Matt Lawrence also 40 of Lake Mary - daughter Lindsey Tomaszewski 36, her husband Matt Tomaszewski, 41 of Windermere - daughter Christine Hamilton 32 , her husband Drew Hamilton 35 of Lake Mary - grandchildren Katie Lawrence, 10 - Carter Lawrence, 6 - Jack Hamilton 16 months - Gavin Tomaszewski 12 months.  Dawn will be greatly missed.


A memorial service will be held on October 19, 2019 at 2pm at the Church of Ascension 4950 S. Apopka Vineland Road Orlando, Florida 32819.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers  donations can be made in Dawn's name to the following link.   https://secure.lcfamerica.org/dawnpfaender



Thursday, October 3, 2019

Beverly Joan Mroczka

Beverly Joan Mroczka, age 89, of Oakland, FL passed away Tuesday, September 24th, at Advent Health Hospice Care in Orlando.  She was born in Greensboro, NC the daughter of the late Alta (McNally) and Hilbert  Helman and was employed as a legal librarian for the US Government.

Beverly leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Karen Russo of Oakland, FL; Ann Waite, of Altamonte Springs, FL; son,Robert Mroczka of Casselberry, FL.; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 3, 2019 a Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando, FL  with  Fr. Kerber officiating followed by interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Gotha.

Shawnta Ladon Barnett


Shawnta Ladon Barnett was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, the son of Earl Barnett Sr. and his late mother Arlene Moore Barnett on April 20, 1977. He unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Shawn was not only the baby brother to his brother Earl Barnett Jr. and his three sisters Bonita Grant, Arvis Grier and the late Sharon Moore Pillot. He was also the loving husband and soulmate of Amanda Barnett and a wonderful father to his only daughter Yesenia Barnett.

Shawn was such a romantic that he joined hands in marriage with his loving wife on Valentine’s Day on February 14, 2007. Even though Shawn’s life was too short to many, but those who were touch by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. He was a very protective father who always encouraged his daughter to be independent, and to pursue a future career doing something that would make her happy.  

While at Dr. Phillips High School he realized his passion for video games and Asian inspired themes. So, when he graduated high school in 1995, he attended Valencia College where he majored in Computer Science to pursue his dreams. Throughout his life, he has worked in several positions in the Amusement and Entertainment Industries.  When speaking with Shawn, he would tell you his favorite position was when he worked with a well-known video game company as an attendant but was quickly promoted to a supervisor.

Shawn lived and breathed spending time with his family and playing video games since he was a little boy and played on his first Atari 2600 console. His memory and legacy will forever be cherished in the lives of the loved ones he left behind.

Shawn will always be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, brother, caring uncle, thoughtful great uncle, cousin, best friend, friend, father figure, and inspiration to many. He will be greatly missed by all.

Shawn’s Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Dobbs Funeral Home located at 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando, Florida 32811. The viewing will be held at 2:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 3:00 pm.

Emory Jerome "Jerry" Hammonds

Emory Jerome “Jerry” Hammonds, 86, died Monday, September 30, 2019 at home in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

He leaves his wife of 66 years, Barbara Pair Hammonds, son Mark Hammonds and Shawn Sharbaugh, daughter Melinda (Mindy) Hammonds and Mike Conlon. He is also survived by sisters Martha Hammonds Bates and Risa Hammonds Fielder and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He is predeceased by parents Emory Howard Hammonds and Geraldine Richardson Hammonds, and brother Dr. Richard Lee Hammonds Sr.

Born in Rockdale County, Georgia, he lived many years in Austell, Georgia, before moving to Central Florida in 1981.

He graduated from Georgia State University.  He enjoyed a forty-year career in the aerospace industry with Lockheed Martin in Marietta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida.

He was a deacon and served faithfully in the children’s ministry as well as many other ministries throughout his years at Austell First Baptist Church and First Baptist Orlando.

He was an avid golfer and reader. He loved to watch his Georgia Bulldogs and the Orlando Magic.

There will be a celebration of life service in the Henry Chapel at First Baptist Orlando on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow in Faith Hall. In lieu of flowers the family welcomes donations in his memory to the Music Ministry of First Baptist Orlando.


First Baptist Orlando, 3000 South John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 425-2555

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Robert Martin Duncan

United States Air Force Tech Sergeant, Robert Martin Duncan, age 88, of Orlando, passed away Friday, September 27th, 2019, at the VA Medical Center at Lake Nona, FL. He was born in Kansas City, MO the son of the late Emma Shafer and Leslie  Duncan. He served and retired from the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force and was employed  as a Federal Protective Officer after his tour of duty in Vietnam.

Robert is predeceased by his son Scott Dunan (2011) and leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters, Jennifer Temming-Metz and husband Eric Metz of Coco Beach, FL.; Rachel Supan and husband William Supan of Pleasanton, CA; sister, Mary Jo Mixon of Floral City, FL.; 6 grandchildren, Emily Chu of San Francisco, Sam Henry Temming of Woodland, CA, Austin Chu, Mitchell Supan, Noah Supan all of Pleasanton, CA, Robert Duncan of Texas and 1 great grandchild.

A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, at the Lake Nona VA Community Living Center in Orlando, FL. Interment will be at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia at a later date.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Bernice W. Fuller


August 3, 1932 - August 19, 2019


Bernice Winstead Fuller  was born in Elm City NC  Aug. 3, 1932 the second child of Elizabeth (Lizzie) Boykin and Jerome (G) Winstead.

She spent her early years in Wilson NC and moved to  Brooklyn, New York City in 1941 at nine years of age to live with  her mother and brother Jerome Jr. (Snook).

She attended elementary , High School through college in NYC earning Nursing credentials  of LPN (1965) and RN (1986) degrees with additional certifications. 

She was married to the late Mr. Willie H. Fuller for several years before he passed away.

In 1989 she relocated to Wilson NC enjoying a wonderful twenty-three years re-meeting her family and enjoying meaningful times with her maternal & paternal aunts / uncles and other relatives. She continue to work in the field of Nursing earning additional certification from the University of NC in Public Health Nursing (1992).

In 2012 she moved to Orlando FL spending her final seven years with her daughter and son-in-law. She was an active member of the Victoria Place community. She was known and well liked because she walked around her block at least five times daily and her neighbors came to love her for her friendly disposition.

She leaves to cherish precious memories her daughter and son-in-law, L. Grey and Ken Sturgill of Orlando.  Five Grandchildren - A. Danyiel Winstead,  Fatima Watson,  Nyesha Watson,  
L. Tuesdai Winstead, five great-grand children, one great-great grandchild Myracle, daughter -law Darcella J. Winstead.

She is also survived by her special cousins Rev. Roosevelt Winstead, Ms. Joan Boykin, Ms. Jean Ballard, Mr. Ricardo Winstead* as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Special cat Izzy.
She was preceded in death by her son Gregory S. Winstead (2010), Brother Jerome (Snook) Winstead Jr. (1982).

A Memorial Service will be held:
Sunday 2pm, September 29, 2019
Tar River Holiness Church
9229 Tar River Church Rd.
Elm City, NC 27822


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Michael R Rhodenbeck

Michael R Rhodenbeck, age 65, of Orlando, passed away Friday, September 20th, 2019 at Advent Hospice in Orlando.  He was born in Linton, IN the son of Helen (Moehlmann) Rhodenbeck and the late Butler Rhodenbeck and was employed as a commercial construction carpenter.

Michael leaves to cherish his memory, wife Pamla  (Wallace) Rhodenbeck of Orlando;  two daughters, Amy Gray of Savannah, GA; Sarah Lareans of Windermere, FL;  son Calvin Rhodenbeck of Maitland, FL;  sister Melynda Reichart of Linton, IN; brother Brian Rhodenbeck, of Linton, IN; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM on Thursday, September 26th at First Baptist Church of Orlando in the Henry Chapel.

Kenneth Paul Colbert


Kenneth Paul Colbert, age 67 of Orlando, FL passed away, Friday, September 13, 2019.  He was born in Miami, Florida on June 21, 1952.  The youngest child of the late Frank and Irene (Vaughan) Colbert.

Ken passed away after a short battle with brain cancer.  He was amazing during the past 3 months never complaining or saying “why me”, but handled it with strength and humor. 

Ken was a loving, caring man who was a Christian, who loved life, his family and friends.  He had many passions; fishing, motorcycle riding, snorkling/scuba diving, snow skiing but most of all, he loved music.  He had a wonderful singing voice and preferred playing his guitar over other instruments.  He especially enjoyed listening to classic Rock N Roll.  

Ken graduated from Rollins College and was a Winter Park Police Officer during the mid 70’s.  His greatest career accomplishment was with Delta Air Lines.  He started in December, 1978 and for 27 years worked in the airline industry spending most of his time as a Airport Customer Service Agent.  He left Delta in 2006 and started driving for several transportation companies.  Ken retired in March of 2019.  Ken will be terribly missed by all.

He is survived by his Soulmate and Best Friend, Janice Manzella, Step Children;  Lisa Schoonmaker (Scott), Louis Manzella, Sheri Hametz (Mark) and Julie Manzella-Foster (Josh).  His Brother, Stephen Colbert (Janice), His Sister, Kathleen Thornton (Russell), 11 Step Grandchildren, 2 Nieces, Carrie Colbert Eggers, Lyndsey Thornton, 2 Nephews, Brian Colbert, Matthew Thornton, 3 Great Nieces and 5 Great Nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Glioblastoma Foundation, P.O. Box 62066, Durham, NC 27715, glioblastomafoundation.org.