Monday, May 16, 2022

Sharon E. Celcis

Sharon E. Celcis, age 61, of Orlando,  passed away on Saturday, May 14th, 2022.  She was born in Kingston, Jamaica, the daughter of the late Joy (Norton)  and Leroy  Ebanks and was employed in law enforcement as a Crime Prevention Specialist .

Sharon leaves to cherish her memory, husband Philippe  Celcis; two sons Kristopher Celcis,  Patrick Celcis, all of Orlando; three sisters, Marcia Mathis of Orlando, Joanne Ebanks of Orlando; Marva Lynch, of Orlando-Longwood; two brothers Andrew Ebanks of Virginia,  David Ebanks of Hawaii; and 6 grandchildren.

Funeral Service details are pending.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Robert Scott Springer

Robert Scott Springer, age 54 passed away on April 30, 2022 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.  He was born in Troy, New York, the son of Robert J. and Madelyn (Kapuscinski) Springer. Robert graduated from West Orange High School and Valencia Community College.  He was a certified paramedic and previously worked for Rural Metro Services.  He was also a news stringer who worked for Cross News.

Robert is survived by his daughter, Hannah Springer, his mother Madelyn (Madge) Springer, preceded in death by his father Robert J Springer, his sisters, Wendy S Springer, Tammy Marcotte and brother G. Timothy Springer. He is also survived by 5 nieces and nephews. 

Friday, May 6, 2022

Alma Iris Almodovar-Toro

Celebrating a life so beautifully lived.

Alma Iris Almodovar-Toro went to be with the Lord peacefully surrounded by her son and daughter-in-law in the early morning hours of May 4, 2022, at the age of 92 years young.

She was born on January 1, 1930, in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico. The daughter of Melanio Almodovar and Carmen M. Toro.

She spent all her childhood growing up and attending school in Puerto Rico and later relocated to New York city where she worked for many years. She married Jovino Borrero and had three children Egbert, Elliott, and Harold (Harry). She moved back to Puerto Rico in 1981 where she worked diligently in improving community services in the community of Vista Mar. She moved to Orlando, FL in 2001.

She was a homemaker, very independent and had an amazing eye for home d├ęcor. Each Christmas she would decorate her home with elaborate decorations, trees, and all sorts of Christmas decorations. It was something she enjoyed the most.

It brought her so much joy when she spoke with her children and grandchildren and when she had family and friends visit with her. She enjoyed listening to Marc Anthony and praying every night.

She is survived by her three children, Egbert, Elliott, Harold and Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nephew and Nieces

Mom, your death has impacted me in ways I didn’t expect, but the years we spent together has impacted the most.  Love, your son (Harry)

“Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43)

The family will be receiving friends from 11:00am until 12:00pm, followed by the funeral service at Tabernacle Baptist Church, located at 6000 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando FL 32808 on Saturday, May 14, 2022 with Pastor Steve Ware officiating.


Monday, May 2, 2022

Etta Mae Eller

Etta Mae Eller, age 60, of Orlando,  passed away Friday, April 29th, 2022 at her residence. She was born in Spencer  County, KY the daughter of the late Nancy (Ellegood)  and Billy Don Reynolds and was a homemaker.

Etta is  survived by four daughters, Tasha Eller, Chasity Eller, Brittany Rendon, Ashley Eller all of Orlando;  five sons Shawn Eller, John Robert Brisbee, Terry Brisbee, Ronald Eller,  and Michael Eller; three sisters, Nancy Reynolds, Debbie Reynolds, Mary Harman, two brothers, Billy Reynolds, Darrel Reynolds; and 17 grandchildren

The family will be receiving friends from 10:30 until 11:30 am, followed by the funeral service on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will follow the service at 1:00 pm Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Gotha, Florida.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Marlene Anne Lease

Marlene Anne Lease, beloved Wife, Mom, Nonnie, Daughter, Sister, Aunt and Friend, passed away peacefully at her new home in Winter Park, FL on April 19, 2022.  She spent the last two weeks of her life surrounded by her family. 

Marlene was born on December 13, 1938 in Janesville, Wisconsin to Olaf and Alvilda Anderson and attended Janesville High School. She met her husband Roy Lease in Milwaukee, they married in 1964 and lived in Milwaukee, WI and then Minnetonka, MN until 1976 when they moved to Jacksonville, FL.  They were married 50 years and had three daughters, Heather, Meredith & Stephanie.  

Marlene went back to college at the age of 40 while raising her children and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Education.  She opened Circles of Learning preschool and Kindergarten in Jacksonville with her dear friend Jill Atter, which they operated together for 25 years. Marlene was a devout follower of Jesus and spent her life in service to others.  She was full of joy and loved God, family, friends, animals, music, prosecco, traveling, gardening, boating, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Green Bay Packers.

Marlene is predeceased by her husband Roy Lease, daughter Meredith Lease, brothers David and Robert Anderson and parents. She is survived by her daughters, Stephanie Lease and Heather Alexander Speight (Roy), grandchildren Tonya Long (Cliff), Taylor Glore, Alexandra Speight, Collin Speight and Haley Lease and numerous nieces and nephews. Her celebration of life will be held at Isle of Faith Methodist Church (1821 San Pablo Rd, Jacksonville, FL) on May 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm and a reception will follow.

The family invites you to leave a memory in her guestbook at  Donations in her memory may be made to The Winter Park Playhouse( or Isle of Faith Methodist Church (

“I am not gone; I have crossed over into my eternal home. I’ll see you all later!”


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Cecily I. Harvey




Celebrating the life of Cecily Idona Harvey, who was born on May 5, 1949 in Phillips’ St. Kitts. She was the first born of nine children by Viola Brownbill Warner & Stanley Sharry, but was raised by her grandmother Jane Ceaser. Cecily attended the Molineux & Estridge primary schools. Cecily relocated to St. Thomas US Virgin Islands at and early age where she worked in the hospitality industry for many years.

                Cecily accomplished becoming a naturalized United States citizen on October 2, 1998. She later relocated to Orlando, FL where she worked in the cafeteria at Postells Daycare. Cecily began to fall ill and as a result ended up residing at the Lake Bennett Rehabilitation Nursing Home, until her untimely passing. Cecily is survived by her seven kids; Steve Sharry, Courtney, Avril, Monique, Jackie, Glenville and Ebony Harvey. As well as her grand and great grandchildren which there are too many to mention.

Cecily will have a visitation service on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm; followed by a Funeral Ceremony on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 11:00am in the Dobbs Funeral Home chapel. 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Innocent Dumornay

Innocent Dumornay, age 83 of Orlando, FL beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, peacefully at home surrounded by family. He was born in Cap – Haitian, Haiti. The son of Pierre Dumornay and Anne Gina Pascade.

Innocent immigrated to the United States in 1971 along with his wife Immacule Dumornay. He was employed as a foreman for Superior Printing INC. NYC. He retired to Florida in 2010.

Innocent preceded in death by his father Pierre, Mother, Anne Gina and Grandson Ethan. He leaves to cherish his memory, wife Immacule (Alsaint) Dumornay; three sons, Reginald and his wife, Jo; Romann and his wife Zhivka; Rollins; daughter Megina Mateo. Seven grandchildren, Diarra, Tatyana, Xavier, Alanna, Brianna, Noah and Rhian.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home (430 N Kirkman Rd, Orlando, Fl 32811) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm Friday, April 29, 2022. The funeral mass will be held at 9:30am on Saturday, April 30th, 2022, at St. Andrews Catholic Church, (801 N Hasting St, Orlando, Fl 32808). Interment will follow the service at Orlando Memorial Gardens, Apopka, FL.