Thursday, May 16, 2024

Kimberly Chimber

Kimberly Chimber passed away from her body on this Earth on May 9th 2024, before crossing over to a euphoric dimension of serene peace free of pain and suffering. 

She was born in the Wild West of Wyoming but her soul found its forever home on the tranquil beaches of Florida. 

Kimberly is the youngest of her mother’s daughters and is the favorite little sister to her big sister. Kimberly brought 5 beautiful souls into this world and being their mom was her heart’s devotion. 

While we continue our journey through life we will cherish every visit that we have with Kimberly in the realm of sleep making new memories as we dream.

Elisa Tyson

Elisa Hertha Louise Tyson (nee Gabel), born on October 13, 1941, passed away on May 5, 2024. She is survived by her husband J. Gordon Tyson; daughters Jessica Tyson and Cassandra Dawn Wright (nee Tyson); sons-in-law Kevin Gonzalez and Charlie Wright; grandsons Alexander Frazier and Pierce Wright; and siblings Bernadine "Ol" McMurray (nee Gabel), Hans Gabel, David Gabel, and their families. 

 She was preceded by her parents, Jean L. Gabel and Wilhelmina Gabel (nee van Beemdelust); brother Kees Gabel; sister Jeanne Jagdeo (nee Gabel); parents-in-law Pierce Tyson and Renee Tyson (nee Lyons); and sister-in-law Denise Tyson. 

 Elisa was born in Djember, Indonesia, to a Dutch father and Indo mother (mixed European and indigenous native) and was raised Catholic. After WWII, they stayed in Indonesia for several years as their family grew, and Elisa earned the nickname "Bob/Bobbie" due to her tomboyishness.  Forced to relocate to Holland due to post-war upheavals, they eventually moved with help from The Church to California in the '60s, where her father had a waiting job with Minute Maid/Coca Cola. They moved several times, including to Houston, Texas, then Orlando, Florida. When her family moved back to Houston, she stayed in Florida. 

 During their time in Orlando, Elisa and her mother joined a local international women's organization called the Cosmopolitan Club, where she first met her future mother-in-law, and then her soon-to-be husband, Gordon. They were married September 29th, 1974 at St. James Catholic Cathedral in Orlando. 

 With Gordon away in the Navy, Elisa stayed in Orlando with the girls, fostering independence, literacy, and the arts. Though not always rich in funds, she made sure to encourage knowledge, through her women's club, public libraries, art and history galleries, nature parks, music, crafting, thrifting, and finding outlets for the myriad curiosities of her girls. When she retired, she delighted in her grandchildren and traveling stateside and abroad with Gordon when possible. She obtained her U.S. citizenship in 2012.

 Her memorial service is set for Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 3:00pm at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 North Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL, 32811.  In lieu of flower offerings, please consider a donation to your local Scouting troop and/or public library/history center.

Monday, May 13, 2024

Cynthia Schneiderwind


1961 --------Cindy --------2024

Cynthia Lou Schneiderwind, age 62 of Orlando, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2024.  

Cindy leaves to cherish her memory her loving family, daughter Samantha (Gary) Gratz, grandchildren Kyla & Logan Gratz, Mother, Darlene Schneiderwind, brothers Todd Schneiderwind, Louis “Scott” Schneiderwind, Erik Schneiderwind, Mark (Paula) Schneiderwind, sisters Krista (Rafael) Davila III, Trena (Jim) Younglove, Godfather & Uncle Raymond Nielsen and numerous nieces and nephews


Cindy was preceded in death by her father, Louis M. H. Schneiderwind, Jr and her grandparents Raymond & Irene Nielsen


She was born in Desplains, Illinois, Cindy was a free spirit who loved cooking, singing, & dancing.


The family will be receiving friends at Salem Lutheran Church, 7900 Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL. 32819 on Saturday, May 18th, 2024 from 

12:00 pm until 1:00 pm followed by the Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 pm with Pastor Derrick Hoven Officiating.  There will be a reception immediately following the service.  

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Sonya Ramsay Young

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Sonya Ramsay Young, born on March 28, 1938 in the parish of Hanover, Jamaica and passed on April 28, 2024.

 We will remember her forever.

Children: Allyson(Patrick) Prince, and Camille(Chris) Gabay and Safron Ramsay(Deceased).

Grandchildren: Sean-Patrick(Anniki), Adrian(Corina), Danielle(Chad), and Nicholas(Bryony)

Great-Grandchildren: Chloe, Gabrielle, and Sienna

 Service Information:

Funeral Service is being held Saturday May 11, 2024

 Service: 1:00pm

 Quest Church:

1450 Citrus Oaks Ave

Gotha, FL 34734

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Dianne Simpson

 In Loving Memory of Dianne Simpson

Dianne Simpson was born December 10th 1954(69yrs)
to the Parents of Billy Simpson(Deceased) and
Maryann Simpson.

On April 11th 2024 Dianne Simpson passed away peacefully

She gave her life to Christ at a early age
She was very Educated and Sophisticated always loving, giving, sharing and very out spoken. She is survived by her son Jerry Barney(Sonya) her Mother Maryann Simpson, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Brothers, Billy Simpson and Kym Simpson ..Sisters Donna Simpson, Darlene Gordon, Tammy Simpson and Denise Terry.

She was precious in God's sight and in our sight
She was Dearly Loved and will be very missed.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there should be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away....Revelation 21:4

Special Thanks for all the many, calls, cards and Love shown to our Family.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Rosena Dumas

 Her children arise and call her blessed”-Proverbs 31:28


“Mama, Mommy, Grandma, Rose, Rosey, Tati, Friend, these are some of the names of our precious Rosena Dumas.


Born on August 29, 1946, in Cap-Haitian, Haiti, to Seide Dumas and Francoise Dumas. The fourth child of 11. She was always a protector of those she loved.


Her love for the Lord was incredible. Even in her sickness, she would raise her hands and give Him praise.  Even with her failing eyes, she had her Bible next to her reading.  She lived out her faith in God by how she treated others. She always made sure you were okay.  She would literally give her last. Even in her last days, she was always asking her grandchildren and her daughter, “Did you eat?”.


She always put others before herself, just as the Bible says we should.


She was full of life! She loved to take rides in the car just to look at different places. One of her favorite words was “wow”. She had this child-like joy when she looked at the world. It didn’t take much for her to be happy and to appreciate the little things in life.


She was the mother to her only child, Josie Cinalien. Their bond was indescribable. Josie was the pride of her life. The love between them was unshakeable. Even in her last days, she was making sure that Josie was okay. She held her face as she whispered her blessings to her.


She was a “mother” to many, whose lives she has touched beyond this life.  It was the way she cared about you that made you felt important to her.


She was the grandmother to Yvonika, Kahlea, and Amerh. They were the loves of her life. She would make sure each of them felt loved in a special way. She walked them to school each day and would have conversations that taught them life lessons that will carry them through their journey in life.


She was an amazing cook and she would always make sure to fix a plate for you. She also loved to work in the yard doing gardening and taking care of the plants.  She had that special touch that could bring a dying plant back to life.  She was an interior decorator. You would leave the house one way and when you came back, everything would be rearranged and you wondered how she managed to move all that heavy furniture by herself. 


She loved to look at the sunset. While she was in the hospital, she would make sure that her blinds were open so that she could look at the beauty in the sky, and just say “Wow.”


She loved her family and those she called friends.  She has left behind her beloved siblings, a host of nieces and nephews and a village of people who loved her beyond this lifetime. 


There is no one who could call your name like she would to make you feel so special as she did.


The sun set on her life, April 23, 2024, but her memories live on forever. Our hearts will forever have a missing piece that will never be replaced. We find strength in knowing that we will see her again. We know that she is dancing in heaven happily and has no more pain.


Thank you for the borrowed time you spent with us and the footprint you left on our hearts.  We will miss you forever, our forever angel, Rosena Dumas.

The family would like to thank all those have surrounded us during this time.  WE ASK INSTEAD OF FLOWERS, MONETARY DONATION IS APPRECIATED VIA CASH, ZELLE, VENMO OR PAYPAL AT 4076979416

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024 Church at the Cross- 700 Good Homes Rd., Orlando, FL 32818

Viewing 930 to 1030AM. Service 1030 to 1130.  Cemetery at 12:30 at Orlando Memorial Gardens 5264 Ingram Rd., Apopka, FL 32703

The family will receive guests at the Repast at Church at the Cross following the burial at 700 Good Homes Rd., Orlando, FL 32818

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Alice Davis Mackenzie


Alice Davis Mackenzie, 95, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and long-time Winter Park resident died at home April 15, 2024.

Born in 1929 and raised in Katonah, New York, Alice graduated Bedford Hills High School at 16 and attended Russell Sage College and the Maryland College for Women earning a B.A. in 1949.

After raising her six children, she pursued her love of running, completing four marathons, including the infamous New York City Marathon in 1988 at age 59, and the inaugural Walt Disney World Marathon in 1994. A familiar participant in Central Florida road races, she celebrated her 90th birthday at the Winter Park Road Race and enjoyed a huge crowd rendition of happy birthday.

Running, hiking, and traveling were Alice’s passions and she participated in many Road Scholar programs. In 1992, she met Jack Burns and together they navigated much of the Appalachian Trail. With family and friends, Alice traveled to Germany, Spain, Israel, and had extended stays in England and Italy.

Alice loved her garden.  We will always think of her when we “deadhead” our plants. Her yard was truly a paradise of native plants.  She also served as a regular volunteer in the Winter Park Library’s New Leaf Book Store for 15+ years.

Survived by Margaret “Marti” Mackenzie (George) of New York, NY; John Mackenzie (Sandi) of North Salem, NY; James Mackenzie of Sterling, VA; Betsy Hughes (Jon) of Orlando, FL; Kit Mackenzie of Dubuque, IA and Mary Hooper (Duane) of Atlanta, GA as well as 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Alice was a devoted member of St. Richard’s Episcopal Church in Winter Park where a Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 10th at 4 pm with a Remembrance Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of Alice’s favorite non-profits.

Track Shack Youth Foundation

Track Shack Youth Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that supports health and fitness programs for our youth. Track Shack - TrackShack Foundation

Saint Richard’s Episcopal Church, Winter Park, Florida

We are a church on a mission to discover God’s Grace, change ourselves, and change the world.

Mead Botanical Garden,

Mead Botanical Garden Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to connecting people with nature. Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift – Mead Botanical Garden

Monday, March 25, 2024

Teresita Telleria-Herrero

Teresita (Tere) Telleria-Herrero passed away peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2024.  Tere was born on September 27, 1951, in San Antonio de los Banos La Habana, Cuba to Jorge and Haydee Herrero.    Tere didn’t live an extraordinary life, but she did manage many obstacles that would have broken a lesser person.  She fled Cuba to Spain to be freed from communism, emigrated to the United States to New Jersey and made her way with her young family to Florida.  She was funny, sharp, and witty; loved art, music, obsessed with crime dramas, and would talk off your ear, if you let her.  She is survived by her former husband and close friend Jorge, parents Jorge and Haydee, her siblings, Esther, Norma and Jorge, her children Raul, Teresita and Natalie, and her grandchildren, Nathan, Sadie, and Violet.  While she will be desperately missed, we find solace in knowing that she’s now in heaven with her granddaughter Gianni.  Services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at 11AM-1PM at Dobbs Funeral Home at 430 North Kirkman Road, Orlando Florida 32811