Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Mildred Lenora Hawthorne

Mickey as she was known by all was born Oct. 2, 1920. She was One of 9 children. Mickey had two children, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  She was here with us for 101 years, not many people get to stay that long. What a life she lived and the things she saw. She graduated from Oviedo High and was salutatorian of her graduating class. After graduation she attend a business school in Tampa. While in Tampa she meets Carl Sokolitsky was married and had two children Gary and Carla. Her husband Carl was in the Air Force and was sent overseas. Mickey and children followed, Mickey told me stories of her and her sister’s trip from Orlando to California for their trip overseas to join her husband. The family spent time in the south pacific mainly Japan. After Carl retired from the Air Force and they moved back to Orlando Mickey lost her husband Carl a short time later, and she had to provide for her two children which of course she did. A few years later she meets James Hawthorne.  Mickey met James when she was working at the Orlando Vital Statistics office in Orlando. It got to be a joke with the other ladies that worked in the Vital Statistics. When James would come in for a death certificate, they would let Mickey know her Bow was here. A relationship blossomed and they were married. Once married Mickey helped James at Hawthorne Funeral Home. Mickey and James had a great life together until his passing. As always after his death Mickey carried on.

When I told my wife Carla, I would do the Eulogy for Mickey I thought back to the first time I meet her. From my every first time she struck me as a kind caring person. After have the pleasure of knowing her for almost 50 years that feeling and thought never changed. I never missed the chanced to set and talk with her. The conversation was always interesting. If you did not want a question honestly answered you should not have asked. Mickey never missed a chance to get the while family together. Every holiday was at her house there was always plenty of good food and good times with the family. I think her favorite was her annual Christmas party. Right after Thanksgiving lunched was cleared away up went the Christmas tree. That was the start of her getting things ready for her Christmas Party. Family and friends were all invited. It was a whole day of people coming in and out. Some people would be being their favorite dish for all to enjoy. Mickey just loved having everyone getting together and talking about what was going on or reminiscing about old times. It was always a good time for all, but no one enjoyed it more than Mickey.

On Mickey’s 100th birthday she was honored by the City of Oviedo. Oct. 2 2020 was proclaimed Mildred Hawthorne Day. That was due to the efforts of Katie her granddaughter and Katie’s personal connection with the Mayor of Oviedo. Katie put out the word to family friends and on social media all her 100-year-old grand-mother wanted was a birthday cards and she received a bunch.

I asked several people what word or words they would use to describe Mickey. I asked Kathy how would describe Mickey. Her word was welcoming. She automatically felt like part of the family. The other when I ask Jen what word she would use without much though her word was welcoming.  I heard thankful, honest, always wanting to help instead of being helped, caring & aperitive I heard the word love a lot as well. In all the time that I had the honor to know her I never heard anyone have a ill word to say.  We all know in our hearts that she is in a better place today in the presents of God surrounded by love and family.

A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 11:00 am with Hospice Chaplain, Rev. Leslie McReady officiating.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Rodney Bridgemohan

Rodney Bridgemohan was, 38, passed away at home on October 3rd, 2021, in Orlando, FL.

He was born in San Fernando, Trinidad and grew up in Brother’s Road, Tabaquite, Trinidad.  At the age of 4, he migrated to New York City. He attended John Adams High School. There, he made many friends and created lasting impressions on everyone. 


He moved to Florida when he was 19 in 2002. He began working at Walgreens, started as a cashier and transferred to the Photo Lab. With his love for photography, he stayed working in the photo lab, where he gained experience with photos. As the years passed, his passion for photography grew bigger and bigger. He became a photographer and enjoyed taking pictures of nature and portraits.  


He was married to Vidyia Ragoonanan on January 26th, 2007 in Orlando FL. Five years later, he was the proud father to a beautiful boy Roshan Arjun Bridgemohan. The day his son was born, he promised to love, protect and provide for his family, no matter what, and he did just that. He lived and breathed for his son, Roshan. He was a great husband to Vidyia and the perfect father to Roshan. 


As the years passed, he moved from photography to sales. He started working at Honda in 2007 as a parts specialist. He enjoyed his work there and took pride in everything he did. He created bonds with his coworkers, some became family to him. This job became an enjoyment for him because he gained knowledge about car parts. In 2021, he moved direction to Ford, hoping to gain experience for better things in life. 


He enjoyed going to Hindu temples and taking his son to music class. He extended his time and effort to anyone who needed help. He loved watching Roshan learn how to play the dholak and tabla. He invested a lot of time practicing with his son to be better at drumming. He was very respectful, caring and loving. He loved listening to religious songs and soca music. He enjoyed photography, taking long drives, going to the park, and watching Marvel movies. He loved family time and gatherings with extended family for holidays. He loved museums, playing video games, going to different restaurants but above all, he had a massive love for electronics. He was so diverse in knowing so much about different types of electronics and at times, people would turn to him for electronic help because he was very knowledgeable. He was a noble and humble man, who was loved by many. 


Survivors include ex-wife: Vidyia Ragoonanan, son: Roshan Arjun Bridgemohan, Mother: Savitri Bridgemohan. Brothers: Darren & Ravi Ramkissoon. 


Viewing of the body will be held on October 11th, 2021 from 6pm to 9pm

Funeral service on October 12th, 2021 from 7am to 9am. 


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Linda June (Ellison) Lockman

 

Linda June (Ellison) Lockman was born on July 24th 1953 in Miami, FL to Wanda June Ellison and Daniel Henry Ellison, she passed away on September 15 2021 at the age of 68. Linda is survived by her parents , daughters Iris Stucky, Pamela Jeffreys, and grandchildren Zachary Lockman(Emily Lockman) Jesse Stucky, Matthew Stucky, and Dean Jeffreys .Limda had a very full childhood and moved around alot due to her father's work as a truck driver. Linda graduated high school from Graham high in North Carolina and attended Lee University Tennessee. Linda worked at CVS as a pharmacy technician. Linda was a  devoted, daughter, mother, grandmother  and friend and she loved her animals Linda's greatest past times  was spending time with her grandchildren and going on cruises.

A memorial service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:00 am.


Monday, October 4, 2021

Krishnadeo Rambhajan

 

Krishnadeo Rambhajan, at the age of 75, passed away peacefully at home on September 28, 2021, in Orlando, FL.

Funeral services: October 6, 2021. 7:00am at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pandit Krishna officiating. 

Krishnadeo Rambhajan was born in Siparia, Trinidad and Tobago to Rambhajan Sadhu and Muniya Rambhajan on January 18th. He grew up with eight fun loving siblings. He married his beautiful wife, Tara Motilal on April 17th, 1970, and moved to St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. He lived in St. Croix for 25 years, then moved to Orlando, Florida. He worked construction for over 40 years before retiring, which after he decided to sell watermelon for over 10 years. He was the famous “Watermelon” man.

He was heavily involved in the Hindu temples and volunteering services. He loved throwing parties at the home and inviting everyone in the community.  He considered everyone family regardless of if they were related to him or not.  He loved attending weddings and especially enjoyed listening and dancing to tassa music.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards and dominoes. He loved family time especially celebrating birthdays with cake. He loved trying different types of foods and introducing his kids to various cultural cuisines. 

He was a proud father of five beautiful ladies, Ann, Babita, Lisa, Kristendaye and Keshma. He was honored by how successful, independent, and hardworking each of his girls are.  He wanted the best for his girls and no matter how hard he had to work, he always made time for them. His favorite pastimes were spending the day at the beach and taking drives through the mountains to pick mangoes and plums. All his girls love to party, dance, and have a good time just like him. 

Survivors include his wife Tara Rambhajan and children with their spouse and grandchildren: Ann and Roger Surjan, Babita and Cedric Weeks, Lisa and Antonio Henley, Kristendaye and Jason Gomez, and Keshma and Scott Hardy, grandchildren: Kenny and Karishma Surjan, Aidan and Anissa Henley, Nathaniel Hardy and Asher Gomez, and great-grand daughter Alaia Surjan. Siblings include Deokie Ramsundar, Ramnarine Rambhajan, Sieunarine Rambhajan, and Ramgattie Rambhajan.


                                                 A Note of Thanks

Words cannot express how grateful our family is for your generous support, encouraging words, and thoughts and prayers. Thank you for thinking of us in our time of need.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

James Wiley Powell

             James Wiley Powell, 76, of Ocoee, Florida stepped into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 25, 2021.

James was born in Montgomery, Alabama on June 18, 1945 to Daniel Jackson Powell and Margaret Haygood Powell.  The Powell family moved to the Orlando area when James was very young and he attended Lake Como Elementary, Lake Silver Elementary, Robert E. Lee Jr. High and graduated from Edgewater High School in 1963.

He worked for his Dad in the moving and storage business while attending Orlando Junior College.  James "Jim" worked in the electrical supply industry for over 50 years.  James served in the United States Army Reserve from 1966 to 1972. 

James married the love of his life, Beverly Bilbray, on October 1, 1966.  They settled in the Pine Hills area, where they joined Pine Hills Baptist Church in 1973.  They lived in this area for 53 years and moved to Ocoee two years ago.

James was a faithful member of Church at the Cross for 48 years.  He served as an ordained deacon, children's bus driver, Sunday school teacher and Building committee member.  James was very instrumental in the purchase of the church property on Good Homes Road.  He was very involved with Pine Hills Christian Academy, where his two sons attended school.

James had an amazing "green thumb."  He loved working in the yard, in his beautiful flower gardens and has passed this love onto his granddaughters.

James is survived by his cherished wife of 55 years, Beverly Powell; son, Jeff and wife Cirene Powell and two beloved granddaughters, Emilia and Camila.  James was predeceased by a son, Timothy Powell, leaving his wife Amanda Powell and grandson Bryant.  He also leaves behind a brother, George and wife Marsha Powell of Lake Mary, FL; a sister, Margaret Foss of St. Augustine, FL and several nieces and nephews.  James was predeceased by his oldest brother Jack Powell of Lake Lure, NC.

A memorial service will be held at Church of the Cross on Saturday, October 9, 2021  at 11:00 am.  The church is located at 700 Good Homes Road, Orlando Florida 32818.

 

Annette Pinon

 Annette Piñón

Obituario

 



Me encomiendan que escriba el obituario de la que en vida fue Annette Piñón.  Mi hermana esta encomienda es fácil, pero escribir las palabras es lo más difícil.


Annette Piñón nacida como Annette Diaz Córdova era una de 11 hermanos hijos e hijas de Ramona Ester Córdova.


No vamos a lamentar su partida, aunque nos duele grandemente.  Sino que vamos a celebrar su vida.  Fue una madre ejemplar a su hija Jackie Ocasio.  Jackie era todo para ella.  Sus nietos Dominic Jordán Ocasio, Niveya Jocelyn Ocasio, Xavier Eric Ocasio la hacían sentir viva.  Fue una mujer que amaba a Dios por sobre todas las cosas y su pasión servirle y cantarle a su Señor Jesús.  Era muy querida de todos los que la conocían.

El vacío que deja es imposible llenar lo.  Ella era siempre alegre y no le gustaba ver a nadie serio.  Siempre tratando de ayudar al prójimo.

Nunca la olvidaremos, pero si la extrañaremos. 

Te veremos mañana por la mañana. 

 

Te Sobreviven Tus Hermanos y hermanas:

 

Teresa Fernandez Córdova

Elsie Fernandez Córdova

Pedro Pagan Córdova

Nancy Pagan Córdova

Lorraine Diaz Córdova

Miriam Diaz Córdova

Robert Diaz Córdova

Samuel Diaz Córdova

Nelson Cosme Córdova

Ruben Cosme Córdova


Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 10:30 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am at Dobbs Funeral Home.



Friday, September 24, 2021

Carole Breeden Dwyer

Carole Breeden Dwyer was born in Gainesville, Florida on the 25th of February 1939 to Barney and Lorene Breeden.  She was the second of five children, survived by her sister Nancy Faulkner, who lives in Terra Haute, Indiana; and joining her brothers Robert, Kenneth and Frank Breeden who have gone before her.  Carole grew up in Punta Gorda, Florida, where she attended Girls State, was high school cheerleading captain, homecoming queen, editor of the school newspaper and participated in multiple other activities and organizations.  It was also there that she met and married James Dwyer in 1958 and gave birth to her four children who survive her: James Jr of Orlando, Judith of Orange City, Catherine of Deland and Marjorie of Daytona Beach.   She is also survived by her six grandchildren, who she was very proud of:  Eddie Senez Jr, Braden and Brock Dwyer, Amanda and Emily Rose, and Steven Cochran; and five great grandchildren.  Carole’s passion was caring for and encouraging her children and grandchildren, and she devoted her life to them.  After moving to Orange City, Florida in 1964, she worked briefly for the Mackle Brothers, before a 20-year career with Deland High School as Administrative Assistant to the Principal and Activities Director.  In 1984 she met and fell in love with Roy Peterson of Deland.  They enjoyed a wonderful life together, with Roy always by her side.  A small service with the immediate family will take place to celebrate her in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Cherlie Jacquet

Cherlie was born in 1989. She started her elementary studies in l’Azile and at the age of 11, she moved to St Marteen, where she completed middle school and high school. Shortly after her graduation, she got hired as a Bank teller in St Marteen. In 2010, she decided to move to Miami, and later to Orlando where she joined the First Haitian Baptist Church of Orlando in 2011. In 2012, she met Johnny Ilceus, the father of her daughter Ashley. Cherlie sacrificed herself to make sure her daughter was well taken care of. Cherlie was truly loved. We know that she would not want to see any of us crying; that is why, we keep her angelic and contagious smile in our memories. Cherlie has gone now to her Savior, for she loved the Lord with all her heart, mind and soul, but Cherlie will never be forgotten.

 Our sincere condolences go to Ashley Shelby, her daughter; Johnny Ilceus: Ashley’s father; her parents: Smarthe Lapaix and Holnord Jacquet; her father-in-law: Mondesir Ramsais; her brother: Jean Bernard Lapaix; her uncle and aunt: Kenold and Yvrose Lapaix; her nephews: Jacy and Jaylen Lapaix; her sister-in-law: Kadie Smith; Family Decembre and Family Charles.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from at 9:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 10:00 am at the First Haitian Baptist Church of Orlando, located at 4701 Lennox Boulevard.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Mary Janet (Allgood) Hartman

Mary Janet (Allgood) Hartman entered her eternal rest on Monday, September 13, 2021.  

Born on December 31, 1935, in Bastrop, Louisiana to Sam Sylvester Sr and Minerva Iles Allgood. The youngest and only daughter of four children, the family moved to Lake Charles where Janet lived until she met a young (however, eight years her senior) Air Force officer, Sam Hartman. The two wed on June 1, 1957. They remained happily married for forty-seven years until Sam’s passing in 2004. 

A teacher by profession, she taught at Goldsboro Elementary School in Sanford, Fl She was most happy at home and her church. Janet was a lover of the Lord Jesus Christ and people, with a particular bias toward her family (with an even more particular bias toward her grandchildren). To walk in her door was to become family. One was rarely around Janet when food was not involved. A meal usually meant an opportunity to serve and fellowship with those she cared so much for. 

An ardent fan of the Florida Gators and Atlanta Braves, Janet never missed her sons’ sporting events. 

A member of Forest City First Baptist Church for over 45 years, she taught a woman’s bible study for most of that time. 

Along with her husband, Janet was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers (Glen, Frank, and Sam Jr), a daughter who was stillborn, and grandson, Jonathan.  

Survivors include three sons, Lee (Angela), Steve (Sue), and Billy (Kim). Grandchildren, Jessica (Jason), Amanda (Jess), Sarah (Richard), Kelsey (Jeremy) and their mother Melissa. Other grandchildren, Kara (Josh), Quinn, Karla (Chris), Alaric, Katie (Matt), Sam, and Amelia, and seventeen great-grandchildren. 

Services will Tuesday, September 21, at Forest City First Baptist Church with visitation at 9:00 followed by funeral service at 10:00. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fl at 1:30. Reverend Matt Groce will officiate. Pallbearers will be Quinn Hartman, Sam Hartman, Nick Hartman, David Shore, Will Beach, and Jess Register. 

The family requests that any donations be made to Forest City First Baptist Church, 721 W Lake Brantley Rd, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714.

 

 

Lynda Jones Aldridge

Lynda Jones Aldridge, 68, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on September 12, 2021, after a valiant fight against complications from COVID. She was born on July 1,1953, in Orangeburg, South Carolina, to Wade Thomas Jones and Mary Lineback Jones, who both preceded her into eternity. Left to cherish her legacy of love and faith are her children, Wade Aldridge and Leah (Joffred) Mercado; brother, Stephen (Llewelyn) Jones; sister, Beth Herndon; grandchildren Zachary Hunt and Maryana Aldridge; granddogs Stella Mercado and Jake Aldridge; her blonde bonus daughter, Shelley Bradford (Darren); and her godsons, Thomas and Meyer Bradford. 

Lynda graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She was very proud of her service in the United States Navy; she was active 1978–1982, and remained in the reserves until 1993.

Lynda lived out her testimony by sharing the love of God with everyone she met through encouragement, prayer, and deeds. She was kind, selfless, and generous in all facets of her life. When someone would make the comment “Who knows?” Lynda would always answer, “God.” 

Lynda enjoyed her diversified career from an upstart business in “offsite” administrative support (well before its time, such as working from home today) to HD Supply. She finished her career at First Baptist Church of Orlando (FBCO) children’s ministry. Her mission and outreach extended beyond any clock. 

Lynda worshipped as a member at FBCO for more than 40 years and enjoyed serving on the creative arts stage management team, where she brought balance and peace to any situation. In the past few years she was introduced to Matthew’s Hope, a local homeless ministry, where she served in any area needed, always wanting to know people’s stories, from guests to staff members. Lynda preferred being behind the scenes, and she called herself an elf.

Those who had the privilege of knowing Lynda found her a loyal friend. She was smart, funny, and joyfully dedicated to serving others. Her love for the word of God and turning any situation “spiritual, never judgmental” was a gift that would leave those around her in awe. Lynda regularly handed out Bibles, and when she found a book that blessed her (most recently Threadbare Prayer), she bought copies in bulk to share. Her love for watermelon (which she called “birthday cake”) was well known to those who knew her. She walked through this life with outstretched arms and a gentle touch of grace, and even now she continues to bring people together.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 19, at First Baptist Church, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL, 32805. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Orlando children’s ministry, 3200 John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL. 32805 or Matthew’s Hope, 611 Business Park Blvd #101, Winter Garden, FL, 34787.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Louise Martha Westbrock

Louise Martha Westbrock "Louie", of Orlando Florida, was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left us peacefully on September 1, 2021 at the age of 86.

She was born to Joseph and Martha Mechavich on December 27, 1934, in St. Cloud, Minnesota. After high school, Louie became an X-ray Technician. While working, she met her future husband, Donald Westbrock, a Naval aviator . After a long-distance courtship and a convincing letter, she agreed to marry him in Madrid, Spain. They began their 64-year journey on August 17, 1957. They experienced a true Navy life by living in Rota, Spain, San Diego, San Francisco, & Monterey, California, Alexandria, Virginia, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Virginia Beach & Springfield, Virginia, and Orlando, Florida.

She was a remarkable wife to Don…as well as the Navy. There is a phrase in the military; "The toughest job in the Navy ... a Navy wife.". It's true. She experienced the stress and uncertainty of all military spouses when her husband and father of her children was deployed on 5 missions to Vietnam, the Pacific & Mediterranean Seas.

She had a passion for family, laughter, and friendships. She created a nurturing and active homelife in every community across the country. Throughout her life, she enjoyed playing tennis, golf, and cards. She was a passionate artist, and she was determined to exercise and/or take Zumba classes daily. In addition to Don, she loved Johnny Mathias & Sam Elliott.

Louie was a great mom to her three children, Donald "DJ" (Dinda), Katherine "Kate", and Christine "Chris" (Mike). She was also a loving GramJam to her eight grandchildren Joe, Jake, Ben, Jack, Sam, Sadie, Grayson, and Elliot. She is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren and her brother, Joe. She is preceded in death by her parents, and siblings Sylvester, Josephine, Larry, and Delores.

A celebration of Louie's life will be held at 1:00 PM on September 17, 2021 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 5129 South Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL, 32819. Thank you for considering a donation to a fund established for Louie at The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.  Please go to the link below.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Noel T. Vold

Noel T. Vold died August 12, 2021.  Noel was born March 26, 1936 in McVille, ND to Carl and Louise Vold.  Noel graduated from McVille High School.  After high school he graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN with a BA in Biology with minors in Education and Psychology.  He taught 2 years Biology in Ruthton, MN, and became commencement speaker of his 1st Biology class.  He then graduated with honors with a Masters of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN.  On August 6th, 1966, Noel was united in marriage to Sharon Arlene Christensen at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Belview, MN.  Following marriage, Noel served the following churches:  Bethany Lutheran- Viborg, SD, Our Savior's Lutheran- Flandreau, SD, Hope Lutheran- Sioux Falls, SD, Our Savior's Lutheran AFLC-Dickinson, ND, Advent Lutheran-Winchester, VA.  He was in ministry for over 50 years.  This included a radio ministry, 21 preaching missions, first person Biblical portrayals, part-time counselor for Alcoholics and Drug Addiction Center, counselor, teacher, led group to the Holy Land and various leadership positions in the church conference.  He was widely known for his singing ministry in hospitals, nursing homes and wherever he went. Noel's life was characterized by preaching, teaching, relationships and reaching people for Christ.  Matthew 28:18-20.  His emphasis was always a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  The only authority in all of life is God's Word.  He also enjoyed outdoor activities and spending time with his wife, Sharon, his 4 children and 14 grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sharon.  They lived in Stephenson, VA.  Also, their 4 children: Dr. Steven Vold-Arkansas, John Vold-Japan, Julie Stephenson-Florida, Heidi Mondesir-Florida and 14 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Carl Vold.


Monday, September 13, 2021

James William Coup

James William Coup (76) passed away from cancer on September 01, 2021 at his home in Gotha, Florida.

Jim was born in Lewisburg, PA on November 24, 1944. In February of 1962 he enlisted and became a Photographer's Mate in the US Navy. He served 4 Tours of Duty in Vietnam. He eventually traveled the world serving on both ships and shore duty. He received several Awards and Commendations to include the Navy Achievement Medal. He retired after 25 years as a Chief Petty Officer.

After separation from the Navy, in 1986 he began his second career as a Crime Scene Technician with the Orlando Police Department. His wartime photographic experience helped him excel at working major crime scenes. That experience also allowed him to take care of his co-workers from a personal point of view. His dry sense of humor was a source of fun and support for many of the officers and detectives working those scenes. He was instrumental in transitioning the Department Photo Lab from Film to Digital photography. When he retired in October 2003, he was a Court Certified Expert Witness and Chief Forensic Photographer. He received Awards and Letters of Commendation from Police and civilians alike. He is remembered as someone who could strike up a conversation with anybody.

He is preceded in death by his father Leroy, mother Emily, his sister Darla, and brothers John, Butch, and Homer. He is survived by his wife Pat, his sons James, Dale and Dave. His brother Lee and his sisters Sylvia, Mary and Edith. He has 3 grandchildren.

The viewing and funeral will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd. Orlando, FL. 32811 on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Viewing at 1100. Service at 1200. He will be interred on Monday September 20, 2021 at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, 5525 US Highway 1, Mims, FL. 32754

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society in his name.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Frank Scelta

Frank Scelta passed away on September 8, 2021 at his home in Winter Garden, Florida.  He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., son September 13, 1950, the beloved son of the late Frances and Joseph Scelta.

Frank was the loving brother of Linda Jandrasits; Brother-in-law and dear friend of Edward Jandrasits; Wonderful Uncle, confidant and friend to his niece Diane Jandrasits Osacar and great-nephew Caleb.

Devoted husband to his late wife of 42 years Victoria.  A graduate of St. Francis College, Frank exhibited a Tremendous sense of humor and had a sparkling personality.  He will be dearly missed.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Linda Jean Warren

Linda Jean Warren, gained her Heavenly Wings on September 3, 2021 at the age of 73. At Health Central Hospital Ocoee Fl. She lived in Clermont FL. She was Born June 12,1948 to Clifford and Nellie Farley. She loved to spend time with all of her family and friends. Going on vacation with her sister Elaine. Her favorite holiday was Christmas. She was preceded in death by her Father and Mother Clifford and Nellie Farley, Husband Vern Warren , Daughter Becky Warren, Son Bobby Warren and Brother Benny Farley. She left behind her Daughter Barbara Neeley and Son Christopher Warren  ( Maria Garica). Grandchildren Jacob Warren ( Alisha Roman), Amber Neeley, Dalton Neeley, Hunter Warren, Matthew Williamson, Zackary Williamson, Kyle Williamson, Jessica Winn  ( Jr Hughey). Great grandkids Phoenix Webb, Annabelle Webb, Paislee Hughey, Delilah Hughey. Daughter in laws Jenny Sims Grey, and Marcie Warren. Brothers Jim Farley, Allen Farley (Sherry), Jerry Farley (Vivian), Fred Farley. Many nieces and nephews. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Stephen J. Plunkett, III

Stephen J. Plunkett, III, 79, died after a short illness on August 20, 2021 at an Orlando hospital.  He was born March 19, 1942 in Nyack, NY to Stephen J. and Naomi M. (Davies) Plunkett, Jr.

Stephen graduated from Clarkstown High School in 1960 and went on Siena College in Loudenville, NY where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History. After moving to Rochester,NY he attended the Visual Studies Workshop where he studied photography and received a Masters in Fine Arts through the University of New York.  While in Rochester he also taught photography at Monroe Community College where he met the love of his life, Karen.  He worked in the food and beverage industry until taking his skills to the hospitality industry, where he worked in Indiana and Orlando until his retirement. After retirement, Stephen turned his interest of fine art into contemporary art on canvas.  He created many beautiful pieces and attended trade shows throughout the east and mid-west.  He loved good food and drink, fine art, cooking, reading and current events.  He also truly loved his nieces, nephews and three grandchildren and found great joy in their visits and spending time with them.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 36 years, Karen (Kelberman) Plunkett; son, Aaron Plunkett; brothers: Richard W. Plunkett, Thomas M. Ryan, and Michael C. Plunkett.  He is survived by son, Jeremey Plunkett of Rochester, NY; brother, Terry (Donna) Plunkett of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Noah, Adam and Carem all of Rochester, NY and many nieces and nephews.

 The family wishes any memorial contributions be made to the charity or organization of your choice in Stephen’s name. 

 

 

Michael Dean Ragsdale

Michael Dean Ragsdale (Orlando) was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.  Michael went home to be with his savior on Thursday, Sept 2, 2021 at the age of 58.

Michael was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease – Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) in December 2015.  He fought a long, hard, and courageous fight, he always had a very positive attitude in his battle with this debilitating disease. He had an extensive career in the staffing industry for over 35 years that spanned from Florida, Georgia, and Texas.  He was a laid back, quiet man devoted to his family and friends, and a true animal lover.  He enjoyed a robust political conversation as he was an avid follower of the political stage.

Michael was born to Vonda Lee Taylor and Harry Louis Ragsdale on September 29, 1962 in Key West, Florida.  Predeceased by his parents and brother Tim, he leaves to mourn his wife Fran (Orlando), son Bryan, stepson Wesley Nott (Tannia), granddaughters Aurora and Viviana, brothers Robert, Chris, and Harry (Susie).  

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or a charity of your choice.  According to Michael’s wishes, there will be no funeral service.

 

Rest eternal grant on him, Oh Lord
And let light perpetual shine upon him
May he rest in peace

 

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Esther Ann Maness

Esther Ann Maness, age 80, of Yalaha, Florida passed away Tuesday, August 31st, 2021 at Southlake Hospital, in Clermont.  Esther was born in Ferndale, Michigan, the daughter  of the late Elsie (Vincent)  and Otto  Johnson.  She was a homemaker and member of Church at the Cross in Orlando.

Esther leaves to cherish her memory, daughter, Debbie McGlothlin of Winter Garden;  two sons Guy Maness of Yalaha,  and David Maness of Cocoa;  6 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 9th, 2021 at Church at the Cross in Orlando, located at 700 Good Homes Road,  with Pastor Clayton Cloer officiating.  Interment will follow the funeral service at  Oak Hill Cemetery, in Clermont.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Sylvester Elliott

Sylvester Elliott, age 57 passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Florida. He was born in Smithfield, North Carolina, the son of Waddall and Janie Mae (Sanders) Elliott and served in the Army National Guard.  He is preceded in death by both parents and his brother Johnny Lewis Holliday.

 He attended Benson Chapel Church in his early life and was the youngest of 6 siblings. Sylvester graduated from Lake Wales High School. He was a hard worker for many years until his health declined.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife Phenia (Ramsey) Elliott of Alabama; daughter Samantha Elliott Merriweather (Anthony), son Sylvester Elliott Jr. (Tiffany) both of Alabama, sisters Janie Surran (Jeffrey) of Louisville, KY and Georiga Elliott Gainey of North Carolina. Three brothers William Earl Sanders, of Four Oaks, N.C., Daniel Sanders of Benson, N.C., Wendell Elliott of Orlando, FL., and a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. He will be dearly missed.

The memorial services will be held at Dobbs Funeral home on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 10:00 am. 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Cindy Darsan

On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Cindy Darsan passed away at the age of 34. Cindy was born on January 13,1987 in Bronx, NY. She leaves behind a loving mother Lachmie Shantie Darsan, sister Sandy Darsan and father Samnarine Darsan. 

 Cindy always had a passion for dancing since she was a little girl.   She enjoyed listening to music, watching movies, going to the beach and having a great time with her loved ones. She was known for her wisdom, strength, kind heart and quick wit. She never failed to make those around her feel cherished and loved. She will always be remembered by her loved ones as they carry her memories forward.

Viewing will be held on Tuesday, August 31st, 2021 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811.   Masks Required

Services will be Live on Zoom 

 Viewing of Cindy Darsan

Tuesday, Aug 31st, 2021 - 6:00PM-9:00PM

Meeting ID: 897 2331 1804

Meeting Passcode: 271502

 

Funeral & Last Rites of Cindy Darsan

Wednesday, Sept 1st, 2021 - 6:30AM-8:30AM

Meeting ID: 816 7657 5250

Meeting Passcode: 991091



Monday, August 30, 2021

Ruth (Tubby) Marilyn (Underwood)Price

Ruth (Tubby) Marilyn (Underwood) Price, born in Columbus, Ohio, July 2nd 1927, baptized May 21st 1972, and died August 19th 2021, in Orlando, Florida, to be with the Lord. Preceded into eternity by her beloved husband of 65 years, James Edward Price, father and mother Charles and Ida Underwood, all six of her siblings and great-granddaughter, Jillienne Marie  Price. She leaves her five sons, James "Mike" (Susan), Keith, Jeffrey, Charles (Ann) and Matthew (Elaine), twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Ruth graduated West high school in 1945, worked as many jobs as the places she lived. She loved to play golf, especially with her husband. Her final requests included cremation, placement next to her husband at Miramar National Cemetery and no showing or funeral service.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Betty LeBlanc Wilroy

Betty LeBlanc Wilroy, age 90 of Orlando, Florida, passed away August 26, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her mother Nora Bond Rushan, father Arvey Leon and his wife Eleanor LeBlanc, brother Shirley LeBlanc and nephew Richard.  She is survived by her husband, Robert Avery Wilroy; daughter Ava Sims; son Rex and wife Liz Wilroy; granddaughter Christina; nieces Sandy, Linda, Mickey and Debbie; plus many Stuffed Bears!  Graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:00 am at Dr. Phillips Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 pm - 8 pm, at Dobbs Funeral Home.

Betty was born July 24, 1931 in Mobile AL. She learned early to grab her own destiny when she taught herself to drive with the family’s car in the front yard.  A young Betty was a Beauty Queen and loved watching her dad compete in boat races.  She ran the custodial operations at the Naval Training Center Orlando. Her true love of beautiful old furniture became “Humbugs Antiques”, first in a shop near downtown Orlando and then in Mount Dora.  Working till the end, she just finished completely rebuilding a beautiful chandelier a few months ago.  We will miss her dearly!

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Ramon Jaime Lopez

 

Ramon (Jimmy) Jaime Lopez was a caring husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend. He went home to be with Jesus on Thursday August 19th 2021 at the age of 78. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family members. 
Ramon was born to Francisco and Lorenza Lopez on July 22nd 1943 in Manati, Puerto Rico. After the passing of his mom he was raised by his dad till the age of 11. Together they enjoyed his favorite pastime - fishing. 
In 1954, he left his beloved island in “El Campo” to move in with his oldest sister, Isabel. She had an apartment in the “projects”, which was located in a section of the Bronx. New York City would change his life forever.
In 1960, he met his wife and courted her for 5 years before getting married on November 27th, 1965. After enjoying their life as newlyweds, they went on to have two children. 
Ramon and Theresa moved the family to Orlando, Florida in 1979. This is where he would reside for the rest of his days. 
Ramon had many jobs, but he had a big heart for the elderly. He was blessed to be a part of Split Rock Nursing Home in the Bronx, as well as Central Park Village in Orlando.
Ramon was a lifelong boxing fan and rarely missed a fight. His love for Spanish music and avocados were undeniable. Most of all, he loved his family. They adored him and he was very fortunate to always be encircled by them.
Ramon leaves to mourn: his faithful wife Theresa, son Raymond (Yadira), daughter Anna Marie (Daryl), grandchildren; Thomas, Olivia, and Alex; his sisters Lydia, Ramonita, Constancia, and Maria Del Carmen. Also mourning him are many nieces, nephews, devoted family, and friends. 
He is predeceased by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters. Ramon left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He will be missed dearly. Ramon was a warm-hearted man and our love for him will live in our memories forever.
The family would like to express our gratitude for the wonderful help and tender care given by Cornerstone Hospice. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks for all the prayers, kind words of encouragement, and support during this difficult time. Thanks to Dobbs Funeral Home for excellent service with making all of the arrangements, and to Jeff Thompson at First Baptist Church of Orlando for graciously meeting with us to make the service such an honorable day for Ramon. 
A viewing will take place at 1pm on Wednesday, August 25th 2021 at Henry's Chapel, located at First Baptist Church of Orlando (3000 South John Young Parkway Orlando, Florida 32805). A service will begin promptly at 2pm at the same location. The service will also be livestreamed for family and friends unable to attend. This can be viewed on both Facebook and Instagram. Further information on the matter can be found on Anna Marie Lopez-White  and Theresa Saavedra Lopez’s social media accounts.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Thelma Kate Birmingham

 

Thelma was born on March 5, 1939, in Scott County, VA to Orban and Bessie Barnett.  She was graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, TN and attended the Salvation Army’s School for Officers’ Training.  She and her husband David,  were officers with The Salvation Army with over 30 years of service with assignments in the Kentucky-Tennessee Division, Florida Division and Atlanta Territorial Command.  She is survived by her sons Greg (Justine) Birmingham, of Ocoee, FL, and Mark (Lisa) Duke of Louisville, KY, two sisters Mildred Height of Dayton, OH and Rose Castle of Maysville, GA, one brother Bill Barnett of Rockford, TN, one grandchild, seven nieces, three nephews, and one great-nephew.


Thelma lived at the Grand Villa Assisted Living facility in Altamonte Springs, FL since 2016. She held Sunday worship services there and taught a weekly Bible class and enjoyed making beads and designing jewelry with friends.  She loved playing cards, board games, and working jigsaw puzzles, as well as coloring complex pictures.


About 15 years ago, Thelma was stricken with stage four ovarian cancer.  She survived, surprising her doctors, but has suffered greatly from the side effects of chemo and radiation.  In 2019 she learned that the cancer had returned.  She chose not to have chemo, radiation, or surgery.  She was under the care of hospice since October 2020 and was Promoted to Glory on August 7th, 2021. 


A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at the Salvation Army Citadel Corps, 244 W Colonial Drive, Orlando,FL.