Friday, September 29, 2017

Aldorah Anne Black

Aldorah Anne Black, age 87 of Orlando passed away on September 27, 2017.  She was born in Fort Smith Arkansas, the daughter of George Washington (and Rosa (Dueber) Dodd.  A retired cafeteria worker, Aldorah moved to Central Florida from Arkansas in 1959 and was a member of First Baptist Church of Orlando.  

Aldorah is preceded in death by her husband Edward Eugene Black (2002 and leaves to cherish her memory, daughters Connie Black and Vickie Jordan, both of Orlando; brother Charlie Black of Princeton, W. Virginia and 3 grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Gotha, Florida, on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm .  A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Orlando at  4:00 pm on Saturday .

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to:

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Harry Irwin Avery

Harry Irwin Avery, lifelong mechanic and gearhead, went to the big garage in the sky at age 78.  When not enjoying RPMs, Harry was a devoted spouse for fifty-five years; loving father of four; grandfather to the “Easy Does It” pit crew, and dedicated parishioner at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando.  

Sundays were a contrast to Harry’s work days: Mondays through Saturdays, he was never afraid to get his hands dirty and work from sunrise to sunset, then managed to find a beer or two (often warm) with his cronies while watching his beloved sports.  On Sundays, he would “clean himself up,” put on a jacket and tie, and serve his Lord and Savior as a devoted usher for fifty years at his family parish. “He was a real piece of work.”  
Harry is survived by his wife, Paula (Grein) Avery, sister, Mary Bergman, brother Richard Avery (Oscar), daughter Karen Dorr (Brad), son Eric Avery (Shana), daughter Laura Drapcho (Don), son Daniel Avery (Benson Willis); grandchildren Bradley Dorr Jr., Bailey Dorr, Amanda Avery, Grace Avery, Nicholas Avery, Kristin Drapcho Gernaat (Ryan), Lucas Drapcho, Matthew Livesay Jr., and Alycia Drapcho; and great granddaughter, Marina Gernaat. He is joining his parents, Harry and Hortence (Irwin) Avery, brother-in-law, Clayton Bergman, and grandson, Christopher Avery, in Heaven.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday,  September 29, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held  at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  "In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the  Parkinson's organization which Harry belonged to."

If you could see where I have gone,  The beauty of this place.  And how it feels to know you're home,  To see the Savior's face.  To wake in peace and know no fear,  Just joy beyond compare.  While still on earth you miss me yet, You wouldn't want me there.  
If you could see where I have gone,  Had made this trip with me.  You'd know I didn't go alone.  The Savior came with me.  When I awoke, He was by my side,  Reached down His hand and said, "Hurry, child, you're going home  To a grand and glorious land! Don't worry over those you love,  For I'm not just with you.  And don't you know with you at home,  They'll long to be here, too?"  
If you could see where I have gone And see what I've been shown.   You'd never know another fear Or ever feel alone.  You'd marvel at the care of God,  His hand on every life.   And realize that He really cares  And bears with us each strife.  And that He weeps when one is lost,  
His heart is filled with pain.  But, oh, the joy when one comes home,  His child is home again.  
If you could see where I have gone And stay a while with me To share the things  That God has made to grace eternity.  But, no, you could never leave Once Heaven's joy you've known.  You couldn't bear to walk earth's paths Once Heaven was your home.  

If you could see where I have gone,  You'd know we'll meet someday.  And though I'm parted from you now,  That I am just away. And now that I am home with Him,  Secure in every way,  I'm waiting here at Heaven’s door  To greet you some sweet day. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Betty June Willis Conine

Betty June Willis Conine, a long-time resident of the Panama City area, passed away Monday, September 18 in Orlando, Florida at the age of 85. Born September 7,1932 in Hartford, Alabama, Betty was a 1950 graduate of Bay High School and long-time civil servant, retiring in 1997 from Tyndall Air Force Base.

Known simply as “Granny” or “Aunt Bet” by her loving family, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, she was a genuine caretaker to all whose supportive and rational advice was sought out and cherished. Betty loved to dance, especially at The Hangout in old Panama City Beach. She was also a voracious reader, avid cruciverbalist, intense follower of politics, and enjoyed researching and sharing family history with the other "First Cousins" of the Shields family.

Betty is preceded in death by father Grover Willis and mother Lena Shields Willis, brothers Earl and Henry, and sisters Gaynell Klein and Sue Swanson. She is survived by her three children, Sherry (Ted) Czupryk of Memphis,TN; Don (Sabrena) Conine of Ballwin, MO; and Beth (Ron) Otts of Ocoee; six grandchildren, Tara Czupryk of New York, NY; Candise (Michael) White of St. Louis, MO; Derek Conine of St. Louis, MO; Josh (Bailey) Czupryk of Memphis, TN.; Ashley (Paul) Saitta of St. Louis, MO; and Morgan (Steven) Tucker of Ocoee, FL, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren Breanna, Tinley, Grayson, and Gavin, and her loyal dachshund Coco.

The family will be welcoming friends and loved ones for the visitation on Thursday, September 28th from 5pm-7pm at Wilson Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday at 1pm at Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Luther Stanford officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Pedal the Cause, an organization close to her heart. 

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

Ruth F. Austin

Ruth F. Austin, age  87 of Orlando, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at Orlando Lutheran Tower.  She was born in St Thomas, Virgin Islands,  on August 5, 1930 daughter of the late Clarita (Blyden)  and William  Macks.  Ruth was employed in the Division of Licensing for the US Government and was a member of Sanctuary of Praise Ministries, Church of God by Faith of Orlando.  

As a result of her generous spirit and pleasant personality, she was loved by many.  Her Christian life and spirit will remembered in the lives of all who knew her.   Ruth's life will forever be cherished by her son Deane Austin of Orlando;  three sisters Inez and Mae Marks both of the Bronx, NY; Grace Roberts, of Orlando; niece Kishma Vincent of Jacksonville and special friend Ada L. Figueroa of Atlanta.

The family will be receiving friends from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm, followed by the funeral service on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Michael James Chmielewski

Michael James Chmielewski,  age 59 of Winter Park, FL passed away Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at Florida Hospital Orlando, Orlando.  He was born in Hartford, CT the son of Muriel A. (Kurz)  and Raymond S. Chmielewski.  Michael served in the U.S. Navy and was an elevator mechanic.

Michael leaves to cherish his memory wife Vanusa Cristiana (Santos) Chmielewski; two daughters Christine Lucas, Julia Chmielewski; three sons Shane KroegerAlex Kroeger, James Chmielewski; four sisters, Carolyn Stefaniw, Lori Miller, Theresa Carterm  Renee Flores; two brothers, Mark Chmielewski, Roy Chmielewski; and 7 grandchildren

A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando at 10:30 AM, on Friday, September 29, 2017 followed by interment at 2:30 pm at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Martha Robles

Martha Robles,  age 60, of Orlando passed away Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at Florida Hospital Orlando.  She was born in Havana, Cuba the daughter of the Juan and Delia (Izquierdo) Rosendo and was a homemaker.

Martha is survived by her husband Raymond  Robles; daughter Jacklyne Robles; two sons Christopher and Eric Robles all of Orlando; brother Jean Carlos Rosenda of Miami; aunts Hayde Izquierdo of Miami and Ophelia Roca of New York.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home  on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm and on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 4:00 until 5:30 pm followed by the funeral service at 5:30 pm with Deacon Laurence Herbert officiating.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Vikkie Michelle Cora

Vikki Michelle Cora was born on August 14, 1971 in Orlando Florida to the late Mitchell and Lorene (Dale) Sapp.  She was the last born out of 4 children (2 boys and 2 girls).  Vikki graduated from Early High School on June 19, 1990 in Barkley, Georgia and started working when she was 17 years old.  At the age of 20, on March 6, 1991 she gave birth to a set of twins (girl and boy) Adrienne and Adonnis.  She made her career as a nursing assistant Courtyard Orlando for almost 20 years before retiring due to illness, and was an active member of New Jerusalem City of God for the past 2 ½  years  until she became ill and went to the nursing home. 

She was a sweetheart of a young woman who would help anybody in need.  She would feed you if you were hungry and give you her very last.   Vikki loved going to the movies, reading her Bible, writing in her journal, going out to eat, cooking and assisting the needy.  She wanted to buy/own her own house, travel around the world, own her own business either a restaurant, a salon or nursing home.  She also wanted to start charities to help others and people with help problems.  On August 27, 2017 at 9:30 am., God saw that she could no longer carry the burden of suffering in silence, so He called her home peacefully in her hospital bed at Florida Hospital in Orlando.   She will be greatly missed.  Words can’t describe how great of a woman she was, just incredible.

Vikki is preceded in death by brothers Joe Louis Cora (1962-2015), Ray  Timothy Cora (1966-1998 and sister Lisa Cassandra Cora,  and leaves to cherish her memory, twins Adrienne and Adonnis Cora; sister Lisa Cassandra Cora; nieces Malvia, Patrice, Jessica, Cristal, and her nephew Patrick.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Emil Saint-Vil officiating.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Jake Matthew Tansley

Jake Matthew Tansley, age 20, of Orlando passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.  He was born in Kingslynn, UK the son of Nick and Julie (Spalding) Tansley.  Jake was employed in the restaurant industry. and leaves to cherish his memory mother Julie Dettmer (Steve) of Orlando; father Nick Tansley (Julie) of Kinglynn, England; brothers Alex Tansley of Orlando; Karl and Toby Tansley both of England, Steve Dettmer of New York; sisters Ashley Tansley of England, Cailyn Dettmer of Orlando; paternal grandparents Bernie and Susan Tansley; maternal grandparents Jeff Spalding and Jonquil Worfolk all from England.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Richard Rodriguez

Richard Rodriguez, age 33 of Orlando, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017.  He was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Zoraida Hernandez and Jorge Rodriguez.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 6 until 9:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:00 am at the funeral home followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Ellen Elizabeth Mee

Ellen Elizabeth Mee, age 36, of Orlando, FL passed away Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at Florida Hospital Orlando. She was born in Sevierville, Tennesse, the daughter of Ann (Hut)  and Clarence Hill.  Ellen was employed as a Food Sensory Scientist at Coca Cola and was a member of First Baptist Church of Orlando.  

Funeral Services will be held at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in the Marie Williams Chapel at First Baptist Church of Orlando located at 3000 John Young Parkway, Orlando with Pastors Chris Ogden and Jeff McLaighlin officiating.

Visitation in Tennessee will be held from 12:30 until 2:30 pm on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, located at 6200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville,  Tennessee followed by the funeral service at 2:30 pm and interment at Edgewood Cemetery.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Billie Ann Croft-Klementowski

Billie Ann Klementowski, age 60 of Orlando, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 31, 2017.  Billie was born in Zwolle, Louisiana and was employed as a logistics manager and member of Church at the Cross in Orlando.

She leaves to cherish her memory, loving husband Deacon Adam Klementowski of Orlando; sons Aaron Klementowski of Seminole, FL, Jason Marchello of Las Vegas, NV,  Robert Marchello of Satellite Beach, FL; granddaughters Juliana Marchello, Alexa Marchello both of Satellite Beach, FL, Annalisa Marchello of Las Vegas, NV; Victoria Campos of Satellite Beach; grandson Kevin Campos also of Satellite Beach, FL; sisters Kay Bearden of Little Rock, AR, Alice Faye of Las Vegas, NV;  daughters in law, Olga Marchello of Satellite Beach, FL, Meagan Klementowski of Seminole, FL, and Nikki Marchelllo of Las Vegas.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Church at the Cross, located at 700 Good Homes Road, Orlando 32818.  The funeral service will follow visitation at 11:00 am with Pastor Dexter Johnson officiating.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.