Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Donial Jeryl Roberts, Sr.

Donial Jeryl Roberts, Sr., age 70, of Orlando, passed away Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He was born in Bristol, VA the son of  of the late Leona Blanchard and James C Roberts.  He was employed in the maintenance department of Lockheed Martin.

Donial is preceded in death by his brother James C. Roberts (2006) and leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters Donna Varghese of Gainesville, Deanna Dowling of Casselberry; two sons Donnie Roberts of Montverde, David Roberts of New Enterprise, PA; sister Ramona Schwartz of Gainesville;  brother  Russell Roberts of Live Oak; and 13 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends at 4:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL  with Dr. David Peacock officiating., of Bible Believers Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida.  Interment will be at the Sharrett Cemetery in Bristol, Virginia.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Jose Vicente Alvarez

Jose Vicente Alvarez, age 44, of Orlando, passed away Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 5, 1971, a son of Mercedes (Sanchez), of Orlando and Jose Alvarez and was employed as a transportation welder.

Jose leaves to cherish his memory, mother Mercedes Sanchez; wife Nancy Alvarez; daughter Jalaeh Alvarez; two sons Joshua  and Jaden Alvarez,  two sisters Maryuri Alvarez, Virginia Matos all of Orlando; and brother Christian Matos of Columbus, OH.

Service schedule is as follows:
Friday, September 9, 2016 
 2:00 until 9:00 pm

Saturday, September 10, 2016 
9:00 am until 12:00 pm
Dobbs Funeral Home
Pastor Diana Quintero, Officiating

Interment will follow the service on Saturday at Winter Garden Cemetery

Bharatie Mannie

Bharatie Mannie, age 58, of Orlando, passed away Monday, September 5th, 2016 at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She was born in Skeldon, Guyana the daughter of  Seetawattie (Samlall) and Budhnarine.  She was employed as a seamstress in the fashion industry.

Bharatie leaves to cherish her memory, husband Roopcharrand Mannie of Orlando;two sons Yashpaul Mannie (Darcie) of Orlando, Vicram Mannie (Devi) of Queens, NY; daughter, Stephanie Mannie of Orlando; two sisters, Vidyotama  Dhani of Queens, NY,  Sunita Teeka of Guyana; three brothers Rabi Budhnarine, Shraddand  and  Anand Budhnarine all of Guyana and 3 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 9:00 pm on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held 9:00 AM on Friday, September 9th, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home followed by cremation at Metro Crematory in Ocoee. 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Ruta Malidoma Some

In loving memory of Ruta Malidoma Somé who was born to her father Goitom Mielik and mother Ghidey Araya Emnetu on November 12, 1977 in the city of Maytemenay, Asmara, Eritrea, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Orlando. Ruta was raised alongside siblings; Efram Goitom, Felmon Goitom, Anna Goitom and Robel Goitom.    

Ruta was a loving and proud mother and generous friend. Ruta’s three children, one son and two daughters, are Meron Teame, age 21, Paula Somé, age 15, and Lula Somé, age 10. She walked beside her husband Malidoma Patrice Somé as the backbone of their marriage and surrounding village. 

Ruta cared and she cared deeply. She loved and she loved deeply. She was a mother and protector and embraced all as village. Ruta exemplified dedication, beauty, radiance and an ancient feminine energy that only she could bring to her husband, family and to all.  

In the loving words of her children….

“My best friend, my mother, my father, my back bone, my supporter, my healer, my chef, my comfort zone, and now my Guardian Angel…. My mom is all these things to me! A task that had to be carried on by so may people but she was able to be all these things for me on her own…. That’s the definition of a “super woman” she is and always will be my HERO.”

Paula words
My mom wasn’t someone you could describe with a couple of words. Sure, she was beautiful, kind and strong. But that’s not enough. My mom was like a day when the sun is shining as bright as ever but the rain is still falling. She was one who reminded you day after day that life is fair because it’s unfair to everyone. She was the only person I knew who was the perfect bible verse. “Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. My mom was the physical form of love and always will be. She was the ray of light in everyone’s darkness. My mother sacrificed everything she had to put her family first but never herself. My mom is looking down at all of us from heaven smiling. She is finally getting the life that she deserves that earth couldn’t even offer her. 

Lula words to mom:
"I love my mom more than anything. I will always love her more than anything and anyone. I know she wouldn’t want me to be upset about her passing though. She’d want us to be happy that she’s at peace and she can always watch us even when she’s not with us physically."

Service Schedule

Friday, September 2, 2016
4:00 until 6:00 pm
Dobbs Funeral Home Chapel

Saturday, September 3, 2016
10:00 am
Church Prayer Service
Debre Mewie Abune Aregawi Eritrean Orthodox Church
4836 La Grange Avenue ~ Orlando, Florida 32808

Greenwood Cemetery
1603 Greenwood Street ~ Orlando, Florida

Celebration of Life Gathering
3:00 pm
Path Light Event Center
3200 West Colonial Drive ~ Orlando FL 32805

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Herpha Marie Henry

Herpha Marie Henry, age 52 of Ocoee, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016.  She was born in Portland, Jamaica the daughter of Edwin McLeod and Evadne Anderson. Herpha was employed as an automotive business owner.

She leaves to cherish her memory husband Dave Walter Henry of Ocoee and daughter Britney.  The family will be receiving friends at Mt. Olive Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 3350 Claracona Road in Apopka from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 1st, 2016.  Interment will be in Scotts Runn Jamaica.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tyler Thomas Williams

Tyler Thomas Williams, age 2 months and 1 day old, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, August 28th, 2016 in Altamonte Springs, Seminole County. Tyler was born in Winter Park, FL on June 27, 2016, the son  of Malinda Gwynn of Orlando  and Kyle Williams of Altamonte Springs.

Tyler leaves to cherish his memory along with his parents;  two brothers Kaleb Williams, Kayden Gwynn both of Orlando; maternal grandparents Terrance Gwynn and Sherri Pennington; paternal grandparents Karen and Victor Roye.

The family will be receiving friends from 9:30 - 11:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Deacon Larry Herbert officiating. Interment will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Geraldine Prebee

Geraldine Prebee, age 72, of Ocoee, FL passed away Sunday, August 14th, 2016 at her residence, She was born in Pike County, Kentucky on September 25, 1943, the daughter  of the late Ora Carter and John Metzker and was employed as a retail clerk for Walt Disney World for 31 years.

Geraldine leaves to cherish her memory, son George Prebee of Campbellsville, KY;  daughter  Beth Evans of Ocoee; sister Marylou Justice of Tennessee; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren as well as a host of other living relatives and friends.  
The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 until 11:00 am on Friday, August 19, 2016 followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am at Dobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Shearouse officiating.  Interment will be at Deland Memorial Gardens.

Rudolph George Roberts, Sr.

Rudolph George Roberts, age  63, of Orlando, FL, passed away Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at Florida Hospital Orlando. He was born in Jamaica, West Indies, the son  of the late Irene (Brady) and Arnold  Roberts.  Rudolph was a member of Grace Bible Church of Central Florida and was employed as a trucking operator.

Rudolph leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Latoya Elcock of Ft. Lauderdale, Tatijana Lightbourn of Tallahassee; three sons Rudolph Roberts, Jr.,   Lauran Roberts  and Ryan Roberts, all of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; five sisters Gretel Roberts of Jamaica, Margaret Goldbourne, Joan Goldbourne, both of Bermuda, Lileth Occened of Apopka, Carol Dorsett of the Bahamas; four brothers, Clinton Roberts of Orlando, Owen Roberts of Gainesville, Peter Roberts of Maryland, Donald Roberts of Ft. Pierce, FL; and 6 grandchildren.

Public visitation will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at Grace Bible Church of Central Florida in Orlando, FL followed by the funeral service with Pastor Gene Pritchard officiating. Interment will follow the service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Dennis Michael Buice

Dennis Michael Buice born to Marie Buice on December 31, 1980 in Miami, FL where he lived until 2006, passed away August 10, 2016 in Orlando, FL.  At St. Louis Catholic Church in Miami, Dennis was an altar server for 11 years and an assistant teacher in Sunday School.  As a child, he was blessed with the companionship of Randy Lascody of Big Brothers and Sisters in Miami.

Dennis earned his Boy Scout Eagle rank at age 15. His Eagle project greatly benefited St. Louis Church.  Dennis was also a Chapter Chief in the Scout Order of the Arrow.  He then served as an assistant Scout Leader in Coral Gables, Troop 7 where he taught boys safe canoeing.

In high school and college, Dennis was a trombonist in marching bands and participated in Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, and many Orange Bowl performances.  Dennis was a skilled PADI Master Scuba Instructor who certified over 100 persons in open water diving and life saving techniques.  He loved being in the peacefulness of the ocean. Dennis (known by his middle name Michael to his co-workers worked for Disney for 10 years in various departments.  He also worked for Sea World and Universal Studios.  But his main passion in Orlando was volunteering at Give The Kids The World in Kissimmee as "Murphy, the Gingerbread Man".  

Dennis Michael Buice is survived by his mother Marie Buice of Orlando; his grandmother Faith Schaefer of Coral Gables; his uncle Michael Turnball of Sugar Grove, NC; and his Burmese Mountain Dog Silas.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 10:30 am with Father Ed McCarthy officiating.  

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Give The Kids The World in Dennis' name are appreciated.