Friday, September 27, 2019

Bernice W. Fuller

August 3, 1932 - August 19, 2019

Bernice Winstead Fuller  was born in Elm City NC  Aug. 3, 1932 the second child of Elizabeth (Lizzie) Boykin and Jerome (G) Winstead.

She spent her early years in Wilson NC and moved to  Brooklyn, New York City in 1941 at nine years of age to live with  her mother and brother Jerome Jr. (Snook).

She attended elementary , High School through college in NYC earning Nursing credentials  of LPN (1965) and RN (1986) degrees with additional certifications. 

She was married to the late Mr. Willie H. Fuller for several years before he passed away.

In 1989 she relocated to Wilson NC enjoying a wonderful twenty-three years re-meeting her family and enjoying meaningful times with her maternal & paternal aunts / uncles and other relatives. She continue to work in the field of Nursing earning additional certification from the University of NC in Public Health Nursing (1992).

In 2012 she moved to Orlando FL spending her final seven years with her daughter and son-in-law. She was an active member of the Victoria Place community. She was known and well liked because she walked around her block at least five times daily and her neighbors came to love her for her friendly disposition.

She leaves to cherish precious memories her daughter and son-in-law, L. Grey and Ken Sturgill of Orlando.  Five Grandchildren - A. Danyiel Winstead,  Fatima Watson,  Nyesha Watson,  
L. Tuesdai Winstead, five great-grand children, one great-great grandchild Myracle, daughter -law Darcella J. Winstead.

She is also survived by her special cousins Rev. Roosevelt Winstead, Ms. Joan Boykin, Ms. Jean Ballard, Mr. Ricardo Winstead* as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Special cat Izzy.
She was preceded in death by her son Gregory S. Winstead (2010), Brother Jerome (Snook) Winstead Jr. (1982).

A Memorial Service will be held:
Sunday 2pm, September 29, 2019
Tar River Holiness Church
9229 Tar River Church Rd.
Elm City, NC 27822

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Michael R Rhodenbeck

Michael R Rhodenbeck, age 65, of Orlando, passed away Friday, September 20th, 2019 at Advent Hospice in Orlando.  He was born in Linton, IN the son of Helen (Moehlmann) Rhodenbeck and the late Butler Rhodenbeck and was employed as a commercial construction carpenter.

Michael leaves to cherish his memory, wife Pamla  (Wallace) Rhodenbeck of Orlando;  two daughters, Amy Gray of Savannah, GA; Sarah Lareans of Windermere, FL;  son Calvin Rhodenbeck of Maitland, FL;  sister Melynda Reichart of Linton, IN; brother Brian Rhodenbeck, of Linton, IN; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM on Thursday, September 26th at First Baptist Church of Orlando in the Henry Chapel.

Kenneth Paul Colbert

Kenneth Paul Colbert, age 67 of Orlando, FL passed away, Friday, September 13, 2019.  He was born in Miami, Florida on June 21, 1952.  The youngest child of the late Frank and Irene (Vaughan) Colbert.

Ken passed away after a short battle with brain cancer.  He was amazing during the past 3 months never complaining or saying “why me”, but handled it with strength and humor. 

Ken was a loving, caring man who was a Christian, who loved life, his family and friends.  He had many passions; fishing, motorcycle riding, snorkling/scuba diving, snow skiing but most of all, he loved music.  He had a wonderful singing voice and preferred playing his guitar over other instruments.  He especially enjoyed listening to classic Rock N Roll.  

Ken graduated from Rollins College and was a Winter Park Police Officer during the mid 70’s.  His greatest career accomplishment was with Delta Air Lines.  He started in December, 1978 and for 27 years worked in the airline industry spending most of his time as a Airport Customer Service Agent.  He left Delta in 2006 and started driving for several transportation companies.  Ken retired in March of 2019.  Ken will be terribly missed by all.

He is survived by his Soulmate and Best Friend, Janice Manzella, Step Children;  Lisa Schoonmaker (Scott), Louis Manzella, Sheri Hametz (Mark) and Julie Manzella-Foster (Josh).  His Brother, Stephen Colbert (Janice), His Sister, Kathleen Thornton (Russell), 11 Step Grandchildren, 2 Nieces, Carrie Colbert Eggers, Lyndsey Thornton, 2 Nephews, Brian Colbert, Matthew Thornton, 3 Great Nieces and 5 Great Nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Glioblastoma Foundation, P.O. Box 62066, Durham, NC 27715,

Friday, September 13, 2019

Antoinise Pierre

Antoinise Pierre was born on June 13, 1969 in Cap-Hatian, Haiti. She was the youngest child of Destilia Estinoble and Lorius Pierre. Antoinise left home with her sister and spent years living in Sosua, Dominican Republic. In 1994, she set off and venture to Florida. Antoinise was a remarkable cook and an influential business woman. There were many hardships in her life, but also profound blessings. She was a fighter and her incredible tenacity was displayed through her strong will to persevere.

Antoinise’s life seems too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives.  Her beautiful smile, comical personality, and selflessness brought so much joy to her loved ones around her. She was loved by so many. She was a vibrant soul, one who lit up the room whenever she entered. She will continue to light up the lives of the ones she loved as our angel.

On September 1st, 2019, Antoinise passed away unexpectedly during a rapid decline in her health. She was surrounded by family and loved ones during the last moments of her life. Her life and legacy will forever be cherished in the lives of the ones she left behind. Antoinise is survived by her children Watson Pierre, Jameslyne Eustache, and Erica Charles;  her two brothers: John Francillon Pierre and Lemercier Pierre. Today we celebrate her life, her legacy and her rising. May God bless you. Always.

I Thessalonians 4:13-18

The family will be receiving friends at Philadelphia Haitian Baptist Church on September 14, 2019 at 10:00 am., followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am with Pastor Tchillar Gochera officiating.  The church is located at 800 N. Pine Hills Road, Orlando FL 32808.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Winter Garden Cemetery, located at 13636 Lake Butler Blvd, Winter Garden, Florida.

Iris Genice Lockhart

Iris Genie “Neicy” (Henry/Nelson) – Lockhart, was born March 16, 1950 in Alton Illinois.  She was the daughter of the late Rev. Marvin James and Rowena (Sims) Henry.  Neicy had 12 years at Sparta High School, and went to Lewis & Clark Community College, Belleville Community College and Duquoin Beauty College.  She was a certified beauty culturist, certified mental health assistant, certified nursing assistant, certified habilitation teacher’s aide and certified HFAM Geriatric Training program.  She was superintendent of Sunday School, President of the Missionary Board, President of the Women’s Department and President of the Ministers and Deacons wives.

She united in marriage to the late Larry Donald Nelson; born to this union was a daughter, Yolanda Elaine Nelson” Goodman.  On January 21, 1977 she was united in Holy Matrimony to William Leon Lockhart, her childhood sweetheart.  Out of this union came many Godsons and Goddaughters.  Co-Pastor Lockhart and husband established Temple of Faith OGIC, Inc. in 1990, with a name change, The Florida Cry A Loud International, Inc. Orlando, Florida.

To my daughters, Yolanda, Cassie, Shenkie, Jonique, Melaine, Stacey, Faith, Adrriene and to my sons, Troy, Traye, James, Family and Friends.  When I was in the hospital in October, 2010 for congestive heart failure, I left my body and I stood before the Lord Jesus Christ and I said unto the Lord: “No One Likes My Husband, Who is going to love my husband, who is going to stand with my husband in the ministry?”

The Lord sent me back into my body because of the concerned questions I asked him.  In February 2017, the Lord told me to be ready because he is coming for me.  November 2017, I heard this evangelist speak at the church and the Lord told me it was her, so I told her to say yes, so I can go to heaven.  She said yes to the will of the Lord in 2019.  The Lord answered my questions that I asked of him when I stood before him in October 2010.

When this happens, daughters, sons, family and friends, love her as you loved me.  To my best friend, Bishop William Leon Lockhart, do not wait no long time, Go find your chosen evangelist from the Lord Jesus Christ and you both obey the Lord Jesus Christ.  When she died on September 1, 2019, Mom Lockhart was escorted by angels to her heavenly home, the Holy City.  She answered God’s call at 8:30 am in Orlando, Florida.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Marvin and Rowena (Sims) Henry, mother Hattie Mae Lockhart – Scott and Superintendent Cornelius B. and Mother Bertha Mae (Casey Brown, two sisters, Juanita Henry and Doretha C. (Henry) Wraggs, Two brothers, Marvin D. “Jay Henry and Richard L. “Ricky” Henry.

She leaves to cherish precious memories, Husband Bishop William Leon Lockhart of 43 years of Orlando, Florida; Daughter Yolanda (Terry) Goodman of Fairview Heights, Illinois: Pastor Troy (Jonique) Lockhart of Iowa; Dr. Cassie Lynn Lockhart of Arizona; Traye Lockhart of El, Arizona, God daughter Melanie (Brian) Ward of Florida; God Son Assistant Pastor James Johnson Jr., of Florida; God daughter Stacy Delgne of Florida; God daughter Faith Lettman of Florida; God daughter Adriene Davis; sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Of the late Superintendent Cornelius B. and Mother Bertha Mae (Casey) Brown of Alton, Illinois, who on January 30, 1999 adopted Bishop William Leon Lockhart, Brother John Henry of Alton Illinois.

She will be missed by a host of nieces, nephews, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandchildren, aunts, cousins, church families and friends in Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Ghana, Norway, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Liberia.

She fought a good fight.  She kept the faith and finished her course.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00 am followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am at Advancing The Kingdom Ministries, located at 601 W. Columbia Street, Orlando FL 32805.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.  The Repast will follow interment at Meetings Weddings located at 3307 Gardenia Avenue, Orlando 32805 for fellowship with the family.