Monday, July 30, 2012

Elvernest Goring

March 28th, 1914 – July 27th, 2012

Elvernest Goring was born in Georgetown, Guyana, South America on March 28th, 1914 to Tom and Mary Goring. On July 27th, 2012, the Lord called her home. While in Guyana, Gran, as she was commonly known, was a Seamtress and Homemaker. Her main job was caring for her family. In 1975, Gran immigrated to the United States of America to be with her Daughter Lynette, Son-in-law Raymond and her grandchildren in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1980, Raymond and Lynette  moved once again to Geneva, Florida and once again, Gran was there with her family.

Gran was preceded by her Son-in-law Raymond in 1994 and Daughter Lynette in 2006. Gran is survived by her Grandchildren Simeon Goring/Tonya, Raymond Permaul, Jr. / Marilyn, Russell Permaul, Tarlalyn Permaul-Brown, and Rafael Permaul / Vanessa . She is also survived by 13 Great-grandchildren and 15 Great, great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Oviedo, Florida on Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 9:00 - 11:00a .  The service will be held at the church at 11:00a with Pastor Charles Jones officiating.  A repast will be held at the church following the service.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Danny Justus Burleson

Danny Justus Burleson, age 61 passed away on July 21, 2012.  He was born in Detroit Michigan, the son of Justus Calvin and Betty (Heath) Burleson and served in the U.S. Army.  He was employed as a driver for a trucking company.  Danny leaves to cherish his memory wife Carol (Curtis) Burleson of Orlando; sons Paul Cartor of San Antonio texas, Gavin Burleston of Orlando; daughter Marie Burleson of Michigan; sisters Martha Kaitner and Carrie McCormick both of Ann Arbor and 4 grandchildren.

A Birthday Celebration will be held in his honor on Friday, July 27, 2012.  Interment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

Margaret Jacks McNair

Margaret McNair, loving wife and mother, died July 22, 2012 following an eight year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was 88 years old. A stay at home mom, she stayed busy raising three children before retiring with her husband, Bill, to Homosassa, Florida in 1977. Margaret was a long time resident of Sugarmill Woods until 2006 and one of the earliest members of the Sugarmill Woods Country Club. She was an avid bridge player and was instrumental in the formation of many of the bridge groups that are still in play today. She also enjoyed golf and remains the only member of her family to ever score a hole in one. She was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Bill, three children, Ed McNair (Charlotte), Jean Smith (Terry), and Lee McNair, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Cornerstone Hospice, Orlando Lutheran Towers Foundation, or The Alzheimer's Association.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Leopoldo Segundo Fernandez

Leopoldo "Mike" Fernandez
June 10, 1935 - July 21, 2012

Was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Leopoldo Fernandez and Rosaura Andreu. Raised by his beloved maternal grandmother, Cecilia Cavero. He was a child actor and an outstanding Volleyball player. He represented Puerto Rico in Pan-American Games and Olympic Games.  Always expressed that those were the happiest days of his life. Volleyball was truly his passion and in his eyes his biggest success.  He was a Real Estate Broker in Puerto Rico for many years, worked with The Charles H. Shaw Co. for about 10 years leasing & managing high rise office buildings and later becoming a Vice President of that company in San Juan, P.R. Those years were happy and fruitful for him and his family.

Through out his life he traveled to many countries for work and pleasure made many friends and business acquaintances. He was a people person. He loved to be able to help others and in his later years liked to pray for the healing of the sick. In 1990 he started his walk with the Lord Jesus Christ, he knew how much Jesus loved and cared for him, and had no fear.

Moved to Orlando, FL in 1992 with his wife Sandra and his two boys, Miguel Jose and Cesar Alejandro. Orlando was their home for 20 years. He worked for Westgate Resorts Corporate offices in Orlando, FL.
Compass Investments in Winter Park, FL and Tempus Resorts, in Kissimmee, for 7 years, as Verification Officer, and received many awards.  Retired in 2010, because of failing health. Never lost his sense of humor and hope for the future.  

Since December 2011 he was living at Ocoee Health Care & Rehab Center, following surgery and declining physical & mental health. He made many friends there and we want to thank his roommate Raul Gutierrez and family for their kindness and love towards Leopoldo, He was very grateful for that.  His family would like to extend a special and heartfelt thanks to Ocoee Health Care & Rehab Center and Hospice of the Comforter, to their wonderful Administrative staff, Doctor’s, Nurses and Nurses Aides for their wonderful care, love and support of our husband and father. You are truly appreciated.

He is survived by his wife of 36 yrs. Sandra O. Fernandez, his daughters Lina Marie Fernandez and Patricia Ann Fernandez, his sons Miguel Jose Fernandez and Cesar Alejandro Fernandez. His brother Carlos Cervantes & Sandy Cervantes. His nephew Hector L. Fernandez & Firy Fernandez,  As well as many other family members through out the United States and abroad.

His brilliant mind, his wonderful sense of humor and loving kindness will surely be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is now at Peace, where there is no more pain or sorrow. His family wants to thank everyone for all their prayers, love and support. Families are Forever, until we meet again!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Joy M.E. Norton Ebanks-Sorensen

Joy Ebanks-Sorensen, age 77, passed away on Monday, July 16th, 2012 in Altamonte Springs, Florida.  Joy was born in Savannah-LA-Mar Westmoreland, Jamaica West Indies, the daughter of Eddie and Delta Godden Norton.  She was employed as a registered nurse. 

Joy leaves to cherish her memory, children Marva (niece), Phillip, Marcia, Sharon, David, Joanne; her grandchildren Stephen, Faith, Charity, Philip, Stephen, Sacheen, Sophia, John, Westley, Jazzmeen, Kristopher, Patrick, Lauren, Taylor, Chelsea, Chance; 7 great grandchildren, Sister Pansy, Brother O'Brien, Caregiver Donna, and many, many dear friends near and far.

The family will be receiving friends on Monday, July 23rd from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 11:00 am with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating.  Interment will be at Washington Park Cemetery followed by repast at Washington Shores Presbyterian Church located at 3600 Rogers Drive, Orlando Florida 32805. 

Should you wish to honor Joy, the family encourages you to make a donation to one of her favorite charities, The American Heart Associations or the Diabetes Society.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Dr. William C. Rankin

Dr. William C. Rankin., 74 , a Winter Park resident over the past 40 years, left us on July 7th, 2012. Born in Maryville, MO, “Bill” earned his PHD from Texas Christian Univ., was a member of ROTC, served in the National Guard and worked for the Department of Defense for 30 years. As a Psychologist, he taught at S.C.C., Lake-Sumter C.C., Univ. of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, T.C.U., and OK. St. Univ. Bill or “Grampy” as his beloved grandchildren called him, loved to listen and perform jazz music and also enjoyed gourmet cooking. He is survived by sons James (Kerri) and David (Denice) Rankin; daughter Katherine (Adam) Halstead; six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother Ben Rankin. A memorial will be held at the Casselberry Veterans Inc., 200 Concord Dr., Casselberry, FL on Thursday, July 19th at 6:30 pm. Bill was loved by all and will be greatly missed.