Thursday, March 30, 2023

Rajkumar "Donald" Barasatie

Rajkumar was born on November 05, 1954 to Boris and Sookraje Barasatie in Dinsley Village, Trinidad and Tobago. Rajkumar was one of seven siblings. His brothers and sisters include: Dilip, Nimni, Dawa, Bonnie, Sharmin, Carmen and Clyde.  Rajkumar was an avid cricket player in his youth and played for the Dinsley Cricket team. In June 1981 he married his wife Sooroojdaye Barasatie in a traditional Hindu wedding in Trinidad. In 1983 Rajkumar had his first child, Camille Barasatie, his daughter. In 1986 they left Trinidad and moved to Lauderhill, Fl. Rajkumar became a truck driver for Builders Square and Home Depo. He was a dedicated employee and always strived to do his best. In 1989 he welcomed his second child, Kerry Barasatie, his son.  Rajkumar was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather.  He was very kind and humble. He always put family and his friends first. He never complained about anything. He was a lover of all sports and was one of the biggest fans of the Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, University of Miami and the Panthers. His knowledge of his favorite sports teams was unsurpassed in his community.  He passed away at a young age of 68 on March 24, 2023. He was surrounded by his wife and family.

Rajkumar is survived by his wife, Sooroojdaye of 41 years, his daughter Camille and her husband Michael. His son Kerry and his 2 sons Dominic and Josh and his wife Kendra and her 2 sons Juhseyeus and Isaiah and they have one daughter Payton. Rest in Peace Juju Warrior!

Viewing will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on April 1st 2023 at the time of 6pm-8pm.  Service and followed by Cremation will be at Dobbs Funeral Home on Sunday April 2nd, 2023 from 7:00 am to 9:30 am.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Sherlene Carter

Sherlene Carter, age 73, of Orlando, FL passed away Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 at her home.   She was born in New York, NY, the daughter  of the late Matte (Johnson)  and Sylvester  Shepard.  Sherlene was employed as a school cafeteria worker for public schools.

Sherlene leaves to cherish her memory, husband Henry Carter, two sons Roderick Cannon, Eric Cannon; two sisters, Sharon Tyson, all of Orlando, Gayle Richardson of Atlanta;  two brothers Kenneth Richardson of Orlando, Sylvester Shepard of Tallahassee.   She is also survived by 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, March 31st, 2023 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 at the Funeral Home with Pastor Alex Richardson officiating.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

William "Rob" Hurd

William “Rob” Hurd, 70, passed away peacefully in his home on February 19, surrounded by his family. 

Rob was born in Orlando, FL and built friendships that lasted a lifetime. In his teen years, Rob found the two most important things that would shape his life forever…his Jesus & his June. He lovingly walked with them both his whole life. 

Rob served as an Orange County fire fighter for 20 years and owned and operated a business he was proud of for 23 years. Later in life, he became a proud team member at Caliber1 Construction for 10 years. But Rob’s life was never defined by his occupation. He lived a life devoted to Jesus & his family. Rob was a great friend, an amazing father and a firm foundation for all who knew him. When asked about his bucket list, Rob smiled, held back tears, and pointed at his 5 grandkids. Being “grandaddy” was his best accomplishment and his greatest joy. 

He is survived and will forever be cherished by his wife of 49 years, June, son Robby, daughter Heather, son in law Ian, and his 5 grandkids Laney, Branson, Georgia, Hayes & Pierce. 

We will celebrate his life on March 18 in Henry Chapel at First Baptist Church Orlando at 2pm. A reception to gather with the family and enjoy stories of his life will follow in Faith Hall from 3:30-5:30pm. 

In leu of flowers, please consider donating to St Jude’s children’s hospital. Rob fought cancer with great strength, but it was not easy. He often said “children should never have to go through this.” 

While we will miss him forever, we are so grateful that he is healed & in his forever home with his Savior

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Jorel Aime

Jorel Aime, age 52, of Orlando, FL, Tuesday, February 14th, 2023 at his residence.   He was born in  Les Cayes, Haiti,  on August 10, 1970, a son of the late Saintima (Oscar)  and Charites  Aime.  He was employed as a public transportation driver. 

Jorel leaves to cherish his memory, wife Marie Angeline St. Hubert;  two daughters, Catrina Aime, Diana Aime all of Orlando; five sons Mackenley Aime, of Winter Springs,  Jorel Aime, Jr., Joel Omar Aime, Joel Faris Aime,  Oliver Donald Aime, all of Orlando and 4 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends at 10:00 am followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, March 10th, 2023 with Pasteur Jocelin Brun officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Orlando Memorial Gardens.


Monday, February 27, 2023

Betty Phulbas Singh

Betty Phulbas Singh, age 93 of Orlando, FL, passed away Tuesday, February 21st, 2023.  She was born in Belfield, Guyana the daughter of the late Jinnu and Mulri and was employed as a dental technician.

Betty leaves to cherish her memory, daughters Sandra Smith of Leicester England, Elizabeth Singh of Orlando, Ramona Singh of Queens, New York, Nerupa Singh of New York, New York; sons  Sobharam Singh of Bristol Connecticut, Russell Singh of Orlando; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Monday, February 27th, 2023 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm.   A traditional Hindu service will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 7:30 am until 9:30 am.  At 10:00 am interment will be held at Metro Crematory in Ocoee, FL. 

Bissoon Dial Singh

Bissoon Dial Singh, age 78, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, February 26th, 2023 at AdventHealth Winter Park.  He was born in Bartica, Guyana,  the son of the late Sancharie (Beharry)  and Dourbeja  Singh and was employed as a delivery driver.

Bissoon leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, Navana Sing;  two brothers Mohabeer Singh, Hanoman Singh, all of Orlando; sister Keawley Singh of New York; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  

The family will be receiving friends at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 followed by the funeral service at 3:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home. 

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Roscoe Harrison Smith

Roscoe Harrison Smith, age 69, of Orlando, FL passed away Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, FL.  He was born in West Point, NY  the son of Sylvia (Jellison) Smith, of Sanford, Maine and the late Ernest Smith.  He served in the United States Navy and was a Rigger in a Naval Ship Yard.

Roscoe is predeceased by his daughter Cynthia Allaire (2016) and leaves to cherish his memory, his mother Sylvia Jellison Smith of Sanford, Maine; wife Donna DeMotte Smith of Orlando; daughter Renee Allen of Orlando; son Nathan Smith of Lebanon,  ME; brother Holland Smith of Lebanon, ME;  six sisters, Christine Valentine, of Rochester, NH; Kathy Roberts, of Dover, NH; Sandra Clough, of North Berwick, ME; Sylvia Healy-Knox, of Wells, ME; Ernestine Place, of North Berwick, ME; Gladys Murry, of North Berwick, ME; and 8 grandchildren.  He will be interred at Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale, Maine. 

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Virginia Elaine Edmonds Young

 Virginia Elaine Edmonds Young, age 73, loving wife of Anthony “Andy” Young, went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ February 13, 2023 after a two year epic fight with cancer.

Elaine was born September 23, 1949 in Asheville, North Carolina to the late Reverend Oscar S. Edmonds, Jr. and Ellen Landreth Edmonds. She earned her high school diploma from T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. After high school, Elaine attended the Institute for Christian Service at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. After BJU, she graduated from the Anderson School of Practical Nursing, Anderson Memorial Hospital in Anderson, South Carolina.

She met Andy while living in Anderson and they were married on August 18, 1973 in Travelers Rest, South Carolina at Bethany Baptist Church where her father pastored.

Elaine accepted Jesus as her personal Savior as a young girl during a revival meeting under the preaching of evangelist Bill Piper at Rocky River Baptist Church, Iva, South Carolina where her father was pastor.

She and Andy lived in South Carolina, Tennessee, and eventually settled in Florida in 1985. Prior to moving to Florida she worked as a lead reviewer/auditor with the Peer Review Organization (PRO) with the South Carolina Medical Foundation. After moving to Florida, she was employed with the Florida PRO in the Orlando region. She began her career at Orlando Health/Health Central Hospital in 1988 as the UR Coordinator/Nurse Case Manager and retired from Orlando Health/Health Central in 2018 after 30 years of service.

Over the years, Elaine served in her local church teaching children in Sunday School and Children’s church and volunteering at the Center for Pregnancy of First Baptist Orlando.  She loved teaching the Bible and telling Bible stories with great enthusiasm. Serving at First Baptist Orlando since 1990, she and Andy volunteered in 2018 to move to the new campus at Horizon West to teach in the KIDS ministry. At her retirement in 2018 she also volunteered at the Mike Conley Hospice House of Cornerstone Hospice Foundation in Clermont, Florida.   She was also active up until the last month of her illness with the Pillow Project ministry ( to the homeless in Orlando. She stuffed pillows for the ministry when she was not physically able to go to the streets and distribute sandwiches, hygiene kits, pillows, and Bibles.

Elaine is survived by her husband of 50 years, Andy Young and one son, Nathan (Carrie) Young of Orlando, Florida. She has one precious granddaughter, Ella Celeste. One brother, Ret. Col. George (Charlene) Edmonds of Salem, Ohio. Also, a nephew Robert Jason (Elizabeth) Parris of Milton, Vermont, and nieces Katie Elaine (Michael) Catlow of Gaffney, South Carolina, and Julie (Chris) Colquitt of Peachtree Corners, Georgia. A brother-in-law, Sam Parris of Gaffney, South Carolina. She was pre-deceased by her sister Deborah Annabelle Parris of Gaffney, South Carolina.

Pallbearers for Elaine are men from the Peters E-Life Group and the Souldiers for Christ Life Group.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to The Horizon West Church KIDS Ministry, 3000 John Young Parkway, Orlando, Florida, 32805 or The Center for Pregnancy of First Baptist Orlando, 3000 John Young Parkway, Orlando Florida, 32805 or

The family will greet friends on Wednesday, February 22nd, from 10 until 11 am at the Marie Williams Chapel located on the campus of First Baptist Church of Orlando, 3000 John Young Parkway, Orlando Florida 32805. The Celebration of Elaine Young’s life will be at 11 am in the Chapel, followed by a reception in Faith Hall 3rd Floor.

The burial will be at 2:30 pm at Oak Hill Cemetery, 901 East Avenue, Clermont, FL 34711.

Arrangements entrusted to Dobbs Funeral Home, Orlando, Florida.