Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Janet Orfanello Fontano

On July 12, 2021, Janet (Orfanello) Fontano died at her home in Orlando, FL just shy of her 74th birthday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Janet is survived by her children, Luke Fontano and his wife Suzanne of Framingham, MA, Matthew Fontano of Orlando FL and Emily Fontano and her partner Adam Lind of Orlando FL. She also leaves her sister Julia Orfanello of Apollo Beach FL and her grandchildren Kelly and Connor. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Dennis Fontano and her parents Louis Orfanello and Beatrice (Fisher) Hutchins.  


Janet was a loving mother, grandmother, and wife, A wonderful sister, and a loyal friend with a boundless joy for living. An endless supporter of her children’s endeavors. Ball games, plays, musicals, rock shows, Janet would always be there laughing, cheering, dancing, and smiling. A zest for travel, art, film, and music, Janet’s tastes were varied and passionate. 


 A private ceremony will be held later this year.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to her favorite charity St. Jude’s Children's Hospital. 

Friday, July 9, 2021

Nicholas Carioti, Sr.

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Nicholas Carioti, Sr.  He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle.  He was a rare man that had purity of both heart and soul.  He was admired and loved by all that knew him even briefly.  Nicholas passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Monday, July 5, 2021 of heart failure.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rose Carioti, three sons, Alphonso, Nicholas Jr. and Albert as well as five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Nicholas Carioti only saw the best in anyone he met and always wore a smile.  He was always ready with a story to tell or a joke to make.  He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.  His passing leaves a large, irreplaceable void in our family.  Goodbye Dad, Alphonso Carioti.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 10:00a until 12:00p, followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home with Deacon Spencer Silvers officiating.


Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Sarah Huckeba Mann

Sarah Huckeba Mann, 99 of Winter Park, passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 12, 2021.  Sarah was born in Rome, Georgia on October 26, 1921 to Delia Zuber Couch and Ralph A. Couch.  She was married for 42 years to John P. Huckeba, Sr. until his passing February, 2004.  She was the proud mother to three sons all residing in the Orlando area (John, Jr., James C. and J. Steve Huckeba) and had four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She moved to Orlando with her family in 1954 from Marietta, Georgia.  For most of her life, Sarah was a traditional housewife and mother.  When her sons were in high school, she took a part-time job at Jordan Marsh in Orlando where she worked for several years.  Several years after the passing of her first husband, she married Homer Mann who passed away in 2000.  Sarah loved to cook, read and raise Orchids.  She was pre-deceased by her sister and six brothers.  She will be interred next to her first husband at Woodlawn Cemetery in West Orange County.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Marco Antonio Hernandez Tobias

Marco Antonio Hernandez Tobias, age 21, of Orlando, FL passed away Sunday, June 27th, 2021.  He was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, the son of Claudia (Hernandez) Tobias and Saturino Hernandez-Garcia.  He was employed in construction.

Marco is  survived by his parents, Claudia Tobias Hernandez of San Luis, Mexico, Saturino Hernandez Garcia of Raleigh, North Carolina; two sons Alexis Hernandez Vasquez, Dilan Francisco Hernandez Vasquez, both of Mexico; a sister Jessica Hernandez Tobias of Mexico; two brothers, Miquel Tobias, Jose Luis Tobias and companion Yesina Vasquez Arriaga all of Mexico.

Calling hours will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 1st, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The service will be held at 7:00 pm with Deacon Spencer Silvers officiating.  Interment will be in Mexico.

Eric Eugene Lutes

Eric Eugene Lutes, known to everyone as “Rick”. Passed away unexpectedly on June 27, 2021. Rick was born on January 14,1960 in Connersville Indiana. He was the oldest of six children born to Richard & Eileen Lutes.

Rick graduated from Connersville High School in 1978. He found his passion for carpentry while taking building trades in High School. He would later move to Florida to own & operate Rick’s Framing Incorporated for 35 years. He was by far one of the hardest working men we will ever know. Rick had an outstanding ability to read a blueprint and navigate the project to completion even when pertinent information was left off the blueprints. Rick inspired many to pursue their own dreams just as he did.

Rick enjoyed spending time with family, deep sea fishing, and foraging through the woods for Morell Mushrooms.

Rick will be lovingly missed by his father Richard Lutes, his wife Tammy Lutes, his children: daughter Tara Spalding (Jason), sons Joshua and Austin Lutes. Stepdaughter Amy Sailor and Mother-in-Law-Betty Marshall. Sister Lorie (Chauncey) Springer, Brother Troy (Stacey) Lutes, Brother Kevin (Cathy) Lutes, Sister Lisa (Dale) Bloom. Grandson Brady Spalding and Step Grandsons Brandon Faber and Trevor Backer and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother Eileen Lutes Nichols and his youngest brother Michael Lutes, both of Connersville, Indiana.

Rick will be remembered for his integrity, work performance, and his generosity.  Rick’s memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.  The funeral service will follow visitation on Friday, July 2, 2021 at The Lakeside Church with Pastor Jason Hitte officiating.  The church is located at 100 County Line Court, Oakland FL 34787.  


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Donna Marie D'Agnenica


Donna Marie D'Agnenica, 53,  Jesus called her home at Orlando Regional Medical Center, with her family by his side, on Sunday, June 20, 2021.  She was born on October 20, 1967 in Fort Knox, Kentucky.She was the daughter of Carroll D'Agnenica and Doreen D'Agnenica.

She's Survived by her mother Doreen D'Agnenica, her sister, Sherry Faughnan-D'Agnenica and her husband Robert Faughnan, nephews Micheal Faughnan and Christopher Faughnan, Uncle Robert Hammond and his Companion Mary Fisher, cousins Patrick Hammond and  Robin Hammond and spouse Blake and their children.Uncle Jack Hammond, Aunt Tamma, cousins Mark Hammond and Christopher Hammond. Aunt Patricia Freeman , cousin Tina Hammond and her son Alexander Hammond .

Donna was a devoted daughter, sister , family member and friend. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She was the kindest person you could ever meet. She opened her heart to everyone that crossed paths with her in life . She had the most beautiful smile that could light up your soul. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who knew her. When you think of Donna, celebrate the good memories you have of her. Remember that life is fragile and short and should be lived to the fullest.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Windermere with Pastor Ray Lloyd officiating.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Orlando Memorial Gardens in Apopka, Florida.


Thursday, June 17, 2021

Maria Lisa Calixte

Maria Lisa Calixte, age 39, of Orlando, passed away Monday, June 7th, 2021.  She was born in Barbados, West Indies,  on September 28, 1981, the daughter of Romana Calixte and was employed as an insurance claims representative.

Maria leaves to cherish her memory, mother Ramona Calixte; two sisters, Leann  Calixte,  Afia Calixte; and brother  Jason Calixte all of Orlando; nephew Jaden Mason and niece Anamarie Ringer, both of Bridgetown, Barbados.

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 until 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at Church of the Cross, located at 700 Good Homes Road, Orlando with Pastor Dexter Johnson officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Orlando Memorial Gardens in Apopka.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Hilda Leticia Ubiles


Hilda Leticia Ubiles, age 79 of Winter Garden, passed away on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 at Colonial Lakes Health Care.  She was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Carla (Rivera) and Marcelo Acosta and was employed as a hairdresser.

Hilda dedicated her life to spreading the Gospel of Jesus.  She served in various children's ministries in Paterson, New Jersey as well as in Orlando, Florida.   She leaves to cherish her memory, husband Julio Ubiles, Sr.; son Julio Ubiles, Jr. and daughter Barbara Cazel; 3 grandsons Caleb A. Ubiles, Sean & Ethan Cazel.  She was loved by many and will be missed.  

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm on June 22, 2021 in the Henry Chapel at First Baptist Church of Orlando.  The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations to Edgewood Children's Ranch in Orlando will be appreciated.  

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Jean Gernier Jean Felix

Jean Gernier Jean Felix, age 67, of Orlando, passed away Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.   He was born in Benait, Haiti,  on June 5, 1953, the son  of the late Manina St. Felix  and Lemonier  Jean Felix.  Jean was employed as a residential carpenter.

Jean leaves to cherish his memory, wife Nicolle Jean Felix Dalexis of Orlando; two daughters, Jeanine Jean Felix, Carline Jean Felix; son Jones Jean Felix;  sister Yvonne Jean Felix; two brothers Aneville Jean Felix, Amonville Jean Felix all of Haiti and  is also survived by 3 grandchildren.

Calling Hours for the family will be held from  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, June 11th, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando.  The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 12th, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by interment at Washington Park Cemetery.


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

George L. Davis

George L. Davis of Orlando, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 5, 2021.  He was born in Clarksville, Tennessee and moved to Orlando when his parents relocated.   He is predeceased by his mother Mary, his father George and sister Libby.  He is survived by his loving wife Josephine, brothers Floyd(Tracy), Robert(Mary), sister Mildred Clark, step children, Debbie(Ken), Sharon, John, Joey, several nieces & nephews.

George worked for many years at Elmers Paint and Body Shop.  He was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Andrews Catholic Church.  He was a proud 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.  George loved to dance, break out in song, make lots of fun animal sounds and his infamous Donald Duck quack quack to children.   George loved fishing, shrimping and his stories about wrestling alligators were always such fun.  He loved being a Clown and love to travel on Cruises.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 10th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N Kirkman Road, Orlando.  His mass will be on Friday, June 11th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church, 801 North Hastings Street, Orlando.  Interment will be at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 2300 Temple Drive, Winter Park at 2:30 p.m.   There will be a reception following mass before Interment at St. Andrews Church, Parish Center then we will process to Glen Haven Memorial Park for Interment.

 

 

Monday, June 7, 2021

Pierre Genard Harris

Pierre Genard Harris, age 29, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, June 6th, 2021. A lifelong Floridian, he was born in Orlando, the son of Angela Harris and was employed  as a driver in the trucking industry.

Pierre leaves to cherish his memory, mother Angela Harris; two brothers, Rashid  Bradley, Malachi Jones of Orlando; and maternal grandparents Pearl Calhoun and Eddie Harris all of Orlando.

Calling hours will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 pm on Friday, June 18th, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 in the Henry Chapel of First Baptist Church of Orlando located at 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando Fl 32805.


Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Jacqueline A. Clark

Jacqueline A. (Grippin) Clark passed away Saturday, May 29th, 2021 after a courageous 3 year battle with ovarian cancer.  She passed peacefully and surrounded by her loving family.  Jackie was the middle daughter of Jack and Phyllis Grippin.  She grew up in Middlburgh, NY where she made lifelong friendships.

In 1979 she met her soulmate Peter Clark.  For 39 years Jackie and Peter built a life together in New Windsor, NY.  They enjoyed their children, their grandchildren vacations to Cape Cod, going to the movies, but they especially enjoyed just being together.  Their adoration for each other will live on for generations to come.

Jackie also started working at West Point Tours in 1979.  She started as a bus driver and then went on to running the dispatch office where she stayed until her early retirement in 2018.  She was a leader, a teacher, a mother to some, a friend to all.  Her heart was huge.  Her laughter - contagious.  She loved Halloween and Christmas.  And her "Peter" stories would crack the whole room up.  She was larger than life.  And she will be painfully missed.

She is predeceased by her parents and her loving husband Peter.  Jackie is survived by her 2 daughters Stephanie Bartholomew and Corinne (Simon) Uht.  Grandchildren: Ashley (Eli) Jacobson, Alecia (Andrew) Seletsky, Riley Uht and Simon Uht.  Great grandchildren Cooper and Olive Seletsky.  Her sisters Barbara (Carmen) St. George and Pam (Kevin) Stock.  Her nieces and nephews: Nick, Patty, CJ, Todd and Nicole. As well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and great nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on August 5th, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm at Brooks Funeral Home in Newburgh, NY.  A celebration of life will be held immediately at the Temple Hill Tavern in New Windsor.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jackie's name to The Green County Women's League, Cancer Patient Aid, PO Box 341, Round Top, NY 12473.

Professional Services were done by Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, Florida.  A special thank you from our family to yours.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Gerald "Jerry" Pavlovsky, Jr.

Gerald "Jerry" Pavlovsky, Jr. passed away on Friday May 21, 2021 at the age of 75.  Born in Chicago in 1945, he grew up in Orlando after his family moved there in 1948.  He attended St. James Catholic School and Edgewater High  School.  After high school, he served three years in the United States Marines and fought in the Vietnam War.  He was a life member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion.

Following his honorable discharge from the military, he graduated from Florida Technological University (now UCF).  He worked at Southland Corporation in Orlando for nearly 20 years, then at Sysco Food Services in Ocoee for over 25 years.

After retiring from Sysco, he moved to Cape Canaveral where he could enjoy all his favorite things.  He loved to fish, golf, and relax at the beach.  He also had a great love for animals, and he enjoyed telling people about his grand-dog Red.

He is preceded in death by his parents Jerry and Elsie and his sister Eloise.  He is survived by his son Nick Pavlovsky; daughter-in-law Jamie Pavlovsky; Nancy Pavlovsky (Nick's mother); brothers Norman, Arthur, and Phil; sisters Charlotte and Dolores.

The family will be holding a funeral mass at 10:00 am on May 28, 2021 at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Internment will follow the mass at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 2:00 pm.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Steven Malkowski

Steven Malkowski, age 95 of Orlando, died on May 18, 2021. Mr. Malkowski was a retired engineer from Lockheed-Martin.  Born in Chicago, IL he moved to Orlando in January 1959.  He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church,  He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, an advocate for social services, a former chairman of the Department of children and Families, District 7 ADM planning council which covered Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Brevard counties, served on the state ADM planning council, was on the executive board of Florida NAMI and NAMI of Orlando.  He also served on the advisory board for Northeast Florida State Hospital, and the Florida Center in Avon Park.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran.  His love for athletic excellence resulted in placing highly in the entire U.S. Naval aviation strength, speed and agility tests during WW2.  As a naval cadet he rose to battalion commander of his class.  The end of the war ended his flight training.  He was also a registered lobbyist for social services in the State of Florida.  In the 1990s he initiated a drive to achieve equitable funding for Central Florida ADM programs resulting in a 5.5 million dollar yearly, recurring increase.  During his years before becoming and engineering graduate from the University of Illinois.  He worked as a professional entertainer doing circus acts on various early television shows, as well as in nightclubs, theaters, and fairs.  In Central Florida he also served as vice president of cub scouting while his sons were members.  His main hobby was bowling at which he became exceptionally accomplished as evidenced by numerous 300 games and an 800 series.  He also raised exotic plants, mainly orchids and bromeliads.

He is preceded in death by his wife Imelda "Millie", He is survived by sons David of Oviedo, Steven T and John both of Orlando; daughter Ruth Rauenzahn of Orlando,  five granddaughters, Sarah, Jamie, Amy, Anna and Kyra all from the Greater Orlando area; sisters Alice Klecker (deceased) from St. Petersburg, FL, MaryAnn Cluggish from Boston, Mass. 

The family will be receiving friends at 9:45a, followed by a funeral mass at 10:30a on May 26, 2021 at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Bart Garcon officiating.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Gerald Byron Beckham

Gerald Byron Beckham, age 54, of Orlando, passed away Wednesday, May 5th, 2021.  He was born in Victoria, TX on August 24, 1966, the son of Geraldine (Weidemann) and the late Robert Eugene Beckham and was employed as a Stock Market Day Trader.

Gerald is  survived by his mother Geraldine Beckham of Orlando and his brother Daniel Beckham of Clermont, Florida.

A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 21st, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home.

Raghunandan Ramlagan

Raghunandan Ramlagan, 84, of Orlando passed away Sunday, May 16th, 2021 at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando.  He was born in Enterprise, Guyana,  and employed in warehouse packing and shipping.

Raghunandan leaves to cherish his memory, wife Socilla (Saumber) Ramlagan; sons Besham Ramlagan, Nardeo Ramlagan, Brian Ramlagan, and Rajpaul Ramlagan, all of Orlando; daughter Soma Joseph of Ocoee; 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021  followed by the funeral service from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL .  Cremation will follow the service on Thursday at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

Ronald Richard Scarpato

Ronald Richard Scarpato, age 79, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, May 9th, 2021 at Cornerstone Hospice at Health Central in Ocoee.   He was born in Philadelphia, the son  of the late Veronica (Orr)  and Salvatore  Scarpato.  Ronald served in the US Army and was employed as an Iron Worker.

Ronald is  survived by wife Victoria (Coletta) Scarpato of Orlando; three sons Ronald Scarpato of Virginia, Salvatore Scarpato of Springfield, PA, Frank Scarpato of Philadelphia, PA; sister Elizabeth Piccone of Longport, NJ.;  and is  also survived by 1 grandchild Nicholas Scarpata.

Calling hours will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando with Deacon Armand officiating a Wake Service at 7:00 pm.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Noreen Geyer Burroughs

Noreen Geyer Burroughs, 1927-2021, peacefully passed away on May 11th, 2021 in Orlando, FL.  

She is survived by her son, Donald Anthony Burroughs, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; her daughter, Penny Robinson, of Orlando, FL; grandsons Steven, Bryan, and Jonathan Burroughs and Richard Danese, granddaughters, Mariellen Batchelor, Kellianne Robinson &  April Danese; eight great grandchildren; her brother, Russell I Geyer, Jr. (Elizabeth Dixon) of Miami, FL and the many hearts she touched through education, mentoring, and friendship. 

She is predeceased by her beloved Husband, Donald A. Burroughs Sr., two of her four children, Annette Danese Williams and Mary L. Burroughs; and her parents, Russell I. Geyer and Mamie K Geyer.  

Noreen was born in Tampa, FL.  She graduated from Miami High School and attended Stetson College in Deland, FL where she met her Partner in Life for 59.5 years, Donald Anthony Burroughs. Noreen and Don were married September 1946 at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Miami. 

Noreen went on to earn her Masters in Education at Barry College. She had a 25-year teaching career with the Miami-Dade Public Schools teaching kindergarten and first grade. 

After retiring, Don, Noreen, and Penny moved to Sautee-Nacoochee where she became known to many as “Nana”. Spending much of her time volunteering in her Granddaughter’s (Mariellen Batchelor) classrooms as a reader, tutor, and all around classroom Nana. 

Noreen proudly served as the President of the Daughters of the King at Grace Calvary Episcopal Church, for the Atlanta Diocese of the Episcopal Church and as President of the Nacoochee Women’s Club at the Sautee-Nacoochee Community Center.

Nana spent her later years in Orlando, FL surrounded by sunshine, her great-granddaughters, Kiley Dawn & Aubri Lane Batchelor, and Mickey Mouse. 

A memorial service and celebration of life  will be held on her 94th birthday, June 30th 2021, at the Grace Calvary Episcopal Church in Clarkesville, Georgia. 

 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Johnson Akinniranye


Johnson Akinniranye, age 60, of Orlando, passed away at 2227 pm, Wednesday, April 28th, at AdventHealth Winter Park,  Johnson was born in Nigeria,  on December 21, 1960, the son  of the late Agnes (Adeniyi)  and Moses  Akinniranye and was employed as a driver.  

Johnson leaves to cherish his memory,  daughter Courtney of Minnesota;  he is also survived by two sisters, Wura Ogunbodede, and Jumoke Babalola, both of Nigeria; and 1 grandchild along with other sorrowing family members and friends.


The family will have a Song Service on Friday, May 14, 2015 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.

Calling hours will be held at 9:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL .  Interment will follow the service at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Apopka, FL.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Altagracia Claudio-Santos

Altagracia Claudio-Santos also known as Mimi, 57, of Bronx, NY peacefully passed away at home with family in Orlando, FL on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 after 5 valiant years of battle with lung cancer.  

She is survived by her mother Altagracia Santos, her siblings Edith Claudio, Mariel Claudio, Felix Correa, her children, Jeanette Santos, Jennifer Rodriguez, Jessica Santos, Jesus Claudio-Santos, and Jasmin Dorsett. She was also survived by her 8 grandchildren: Jeremyah Rodriguez, Novaley Santos, Germain Santiago, Luis Berrios, Gizel Santiago, Diamond Berrios, Zion Rodriguez, and Chasity Rodriguez. 

 

Mimi lived a free spirited and fun life. She was and is always loved and embraced her family and friends to the fullest. She was known as the life of the party, and enjoyed helping others. Mimi loved music, dancing, spending time with those she loved and loved traveling with her children. 


She is well known in her hometown of Bronx New York,  Allentown, Pennsylvania and Orlando, FL and she will deeply be missed. 

 

Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home 430 N Kirkman Rd, Orlando at 12:00pm, Service is at 2:00pm and her final resting place will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, FL. 

 

“Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once more.”

Psalms 71: 20-2

Earl Maurice Barnett


Earl Maurice Barnett was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, the son of Earl Barnett Sr. and his late mother Arlene Moore Barnett on May 11, 1969.  He unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021.  Not only was Earl the eldest brother to his sister Arvis Grier and late brother Shawn LaDon Barnett; he was the younger brother of his older sisters Bonita Ghant and the late Sharon Moore Pillot.  He was also the loving fiance' and soulmate of Denisse Henriquez, a wonderful father to Eric Barnett, and an admired father figure to Angel Morales.

Even though Earl's life was too short for many, but those who were touched by his wisdom understood his strength and knew that the quality of his existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives.  He was a man who would push others to strive for more in their lives and not to listen to those who would tell you that you could not do something.  He would say, "Research what you want to do and obtain the education you need for that area of expertise.  Then, be whomever you wanted to be in life".

Earl was a very smart man who had many goals and was very talented.  He was a basketball, football, and track and field star from elementary school all the way through his college years.  While at Valdosta State  University, he became a proud member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and from there on he was known as "Avalanche" to his fraternity brothers and his Zeta Phi Beta sisters.

Earl played many roles throughout his life but being in the educational field was such an inspiration for him that he wanted to share his passion for learning with others.  He would always say, "We have to keep moving forward.  We have to keep pushing to make things happen in our lives.  If we don't who will".  His one priority was to make sure his family and students were taken care of and were provided the same opportunities as everyone else.  He was incredibly tough in laying down the law on the first day of school.  Then, from that point forward he changed lives and gave his kids the confidence that normally would have been pushed by the wayside.  The impact he had was legendary.  Earl was probably the most well-beloved educator in history.  His memory and legacy will forever be cherished in the lives of the loved ones he left behind.  

Earl will always be remembered as a devoted fiance', loving father, brother, brother-in-law, caring uncle, thoughtful great uncle, cousin, best friend, friend, father figure, grandfather, coach, and inspiration to many.  He will be greatly missed by all.

The family will be receiving friends at 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 pm on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Tyrone Thompson officiating.

The service can be viewed by following the link below:

fb.me/e/1obyp5oNn   or call Earl Barnett at 386-682-7345

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Roopnarine (Ram) Kissoon

Roopnarine (Ram) Kissoon of Clermont Florida passed away on May 3rd 2021 at the age of 80. He was born in Trinidad on February 6th 1941 to Kissoon Bissessar and Popo Kissoon.  He immigrated to the United States in 1987 where he built an amazing and successful life for his family in Jamaica, Queens NY. Kissoon was a dedicated small business owner who ran his own construction company for many years.  However at retirement age, and since he never loved the cold weather, he decided to move to Clermont Florida to enjoy the sun and spend time with his grandchildren.


Kissoon is survived by his devoted wife Florence, to whom he was married for 56 years.  He is also survived by his seven loving children: Leena Mangroo (Lincoln), Rena Kissoon-Udit (Rueben), Nalini Humphrey (William), Devi Sookram (Sas), Naipaul Kissoon (Caroline), Kamla Arnold (Gary), and Ravi Kissoon (Tenneille).  He was also dearly loved by his sixteen grandchildren: Dylan Sookram, Ryan Sookram, Kymberli Humphrey, Elizabeth Humphrey, Kirsten Udit, Ethan Udit, Eric Kissoon, Jonathan Kissoon, Kenneilla Carter, Jayden Kissoon, Ariyah Kissoon, Brandon Mangroo, Jason Sukhu, Emily Sukhu, Sophia Arnold, and Colby Arnold.

Kissoon was a devoted Hindu who belonged to Sri Vishnu Sahastranam Mandir (Dharma Inc.) in Kissimmee, under the guidance of his spiritual leader Pt. Rabidutt Maharaj. He enjoyed going to Mandir and loved listening to satsang, especially the Ramayana.
We are forever grateful for the many sacrifices our father made to ensure the absolute best livelihood for our mother, his children, and his grandchildren.  Where there was despair he found hope.  He was the guiding light of our family and his memory will live on forever in our hearts.

Viewing for Roopnarine Kissoon will be held on Monday, May 10th from 8:30am-9:30am immediately followed by a service in Hindu Rights at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 North Kirkman Road, Orlando Florida.  After service, a procession to the cremation site at Metro Crematory, 715 South Bluford Ave, Ocoee, to follow.

In compliance with Florida State Covid guidelines, social distancing and mask will be required.          

Monday, May 3, 2021

Judith "Judy" K. Greene

Judith “Judy” K. Greene, 74, of Brandon, FL passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021.  She is survived by her children Tracy Greene, Travis and wife Karin Greene, Trenton and wife Courtney Greene, four grandchildren Tyler, Logan, Bennett and Charlotte, her sister Janice Rushing, her brother Jeff and wife Jane Wilson, and many beloved nieces and a nephew.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger P. Greene in 2009, her parents Claude Olan and Vivian Maxine Wilson, and her brother, Jay Wilson.

 A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 8th at 2:00pm at Bell Shoals Baptist Church, 2102 Bell Shoals Rd, Brandon, FL, 33511, in the Multipurpose Room (original worship center).

Judith Kay Wilson was born on June 29, 1946 in Aransas Pass, Texas but was raised in Grand Isle, Louisiana, a close-knit community of oilfield workers and their families. She married her high school sweetheart, Roger, in 1969 after graduating from Louisiana State University (LSU) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in history. They then began their love affair with big game fishing. Although she served as a teacher in New Orleans, they spent much of their summers pursuing blue marlin and sailfish in tournaments in the Bahamas, Mexico, the Virgin Islands, Hawaii, and the south pass of the Mississippi River.

After their twins graduated from high school, Roger and Judy moved to Florida, settling in Key West where she served with the Department of Children and Families and with the 16th Judicial Circuit Court as an Operations Manager/Emergency Coordinating Officer. She volunteered for many organizations while in the Keys, including the United Way.

Retiring in 2008 and moving to Brandon, FL, she spent much of her time with her beloved Bell Shoals Baptist Church family in the choir, in the Shepherd’s Ministry and in serving others.  If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to the United Way of Collier and the Keys, P.O. Box 2143, Key West, FL 33045, or by going to their website at www.keysunitedway.org

Thursday, April 29, 2021

John Lee Nielsen

John Lee Nielsen, was born on December 19,1962 and peacefully passed from this Earth on April 20, 2021, following a valiant year and a half long battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer.

John was lovingly welcomed into this world by father John Lawrence Nielsen and mother Esther Nielsen in December of 1962, in Southern California. He spent his teenage and young adult years in the great state of Texas.

John enjoyed a distinguished and accomplished career in the automotive industry, understanding the intricacies of the business from turning a wrench, to writing technical service bulletins, speaking to congress and advocating legislation, to giving radio and television interviews on all matters automotive related. In addition to his technical skills, he gained a skill for public speaking and leadership, and took great pride in his work while posturing those around him for success.

He exhibited a passion and exuberance in learning and teaching, both through academic and autodidactic endeavors. He enjoyed sharing this found knowledge with anyone and everyone. This thirst of knowledge and self-improvement was exhibited in many of the activities in which he immersed himself, including cooking, music, fishing, orchids, and of course, cars (always the cars). John was an avid boater and had a love of the water, where he would captain his boat with his wife, family, and friends aboard. John expressed great love for many aspects of his life, but none more so than for his friends, family, and faith.

John is survived by his wife Rachel Nielsen; daughters Rachael Gentry, with husband Jayson and children Ava and Jaycob; and Sarah Bronson, with husband Chris and son Colt; sons Nathaniel Bayliss, with wife Stephanie and children Nicholas, William, and James; Robert Bayliss, with wife Krystle and son Everett; brother Mark “Ben” Nielsen, and sister Tawnya Wren.

The funeral service will be held at noon, Saturday, May 8, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 4950 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32819.  Please see link below for Zoom.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5397456263

Reception to follow at: Orange Tree Country Club, 7540 Woodgreen Dr, Orlando FL 32819.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to PanCan.org 

or the Boys & Girls Club of Seminole County

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Thomas I. Carlile


Thomas I. Carlile, age 77, of Winter Garden, FL passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 25 in Clermont with his family by his side.   Tom was born in Miami, FL on July 29, 1943 to George and Mary Carlile and was the youngest of 3 children (George & Ray).  Tom was a self-taught musician from the age of 14 and at age 17 began a career as a professional singer and songwriter that would last his entire life. 

Tom’s career started in Miami which quickly led to headlining at the popular Miami Beach Newport room for several years.  His popularity led to appearances all around the Miami club scene from the Fountainbleau, The Deauville, Marco Polo and others throughout the area.  Tom took his stage show on the road, touring all across the country for many years, from concerts and shows to appearances in Las Vegas.  All this led to releasing several albums with all original songs that played on radio stations from the West coast to the East coast.  Tom wrote and performed over 200 original songs in genres from Pop, Rock, Blues, Holiday, Christian, & Country music that are all streaming today across the world. 

Tom’s career accomplishments were numerous and his talent and passion for music showed in his performance and songwriting.  But it was family that he cherished the most and everything he did in life he would always say he did for them.  Tom married Laraine on Nov 20, 1960 and together they raised 6 children.  Tom’s amazing life and legacy will continue through his family.  Tim (son) and Suzanne, Debbie (daughter), Tommy (son) and Judy, DeAnna (daughter) and Peter, Kim (daughter) and Brian, Chris (son) and Nikki.  Tom adored his “amazing” grandchildren as he often said.  Timothy, Michael, Ashton, Summer, Meghann, Ryan, Olivia, Kylee, Logan, Ashley, Emily, Dylan, AnaLuna, Rece, Laney, Hayden, Malley, Macayle, and Mackenzie and most recently his bonus-grandchildren, Kaylen and Jaidynn.

Tom passed away peacefully, early Sunday morning, April 25 at 2:25 am with his family by his side, finishing his “last show” for the evening, which he had done his entire career.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home from 9:00 until 10:00 am followed by the funeral service on Friday, April 30th, 2021 with Pastor Ray Lloyd officiating.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Donations can be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association.  See link below:

https://www.apdaparkinson.org/0000d4l/?gclid=CjwKCAjwj6SEBhAOEiwAvFRuKJhn4z8fQ1EfQVLf3w1yrlyn9IatDJu2PzppzLSus3PEnftzXIml1BoCpqYQAvD_BwE 

 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

John D. Shaw, Jr.


John D Shaw Jr. age 47, spirit departed his body April 22, 2021 at 11:50 AM in Orlando Florida.

The second oldest of four children, John graced this earth on December 5, 1973 to father John Shaw and mother Berthina (McKinney) Shaw.

A Beloved father/grandfather and a proud auto mechanic, John enjoyed spending quality time with family, appreciated delicious food and was fascinated with working on cars, to which he often offered his services for free all throughout Orlando.

Though he is physically no longer with us, his memory lives on through his siblings; Berthina “Dee Dee” Shaw, Tammy Shaw, and James Shaw,  his  children; Jasmine Shaw, Charmaine Shaw, Shakira Shaw, Rayshad Shaw and Na’Isha Shaw, and his granddaughter Kendi Boyd.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm, followed by reflections.  There will be a chapel service at 1:00 pm with Pastor Ray Lloyd officiating.

 Gone from our sights but never from our hearts, rest well John.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Earnest Green

Earnest Green, age 58 left us on April 18th, 2021 at 10:11 am in Orlando, Florida with his wife Connie D. Tarver Green by his side.  

Earnest was born on February 26, 1963 in Covington County, Alabama to his father, Willie Findley Green and his mother, Rosa Loucile Green.  He was the youngest of 15 children.

Earnest enjoyed life.  He enjoyed, travel, fine food, and family.  Earnest loved to eat, having fun and making you laugh.

He is preceded in death by 7 brothers and 3 sisters and leaves to cherish his memory wife Constance (Tarver) Green of Orlando; daughter Mareshea Foster and her spouse James Foster; 2 sons Findley Green and Lamar Green, all who live in Rochester NY; brothers Curtis Green , Jack Green, Kennith Green all of Alabama; sisters Annie Faye  Smith of Rochester NY, Minnie Green of Texas;  sister-in-law Charlene Harris, a special aunti Eulays Tarver; 4 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving friends at 2:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 3:00 pm on Friday, April 23, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Elder Jeffrey Scott, Officiating.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Maria de Lourdes Valim De Oliveira

Maria de Lourdes Valim De Oliveira

February 25 1947 - April 13 2021

We lift our voices in prayer to celebrate the life of Maria de Lourdes.

Maria de Lourdes was born in Cambuquira, MG Brazil to her parents Jose Valim and Zelina Ferreira dos Santos Valim. Her brothers and sisters are José, Dulcelina, Maria da Glória, Paulo Afonso and Antônio.

Maria de Lourdes was the beloved wife of Ariel for 52 years, and the loving and devoted mother of Gilson, Ariani, Adriana, and Rafael. She was the adored  grandmother of William, Victor, Phillip, Christopher, and Stephanie. An inspiration for her daughters-in-law Alice, Ana, and Khadine. Maria de Lourdes exemplified an example of Faith and God's love to her congregation.

She lived her life in strength and nurtured her family in love. She was a constant pillar of inspiration for those around her.

Through the love she felt in her heart and life for Jesus she cared for, loved, and embraced everyone around her. No matter the circumstances,  she never stopped smiling.

The family will be receiving friends at 1:00 pm followed by the funeral service at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Igreja Assembleia de Deus em Orlando, located at 4151 W. Oakridge Road, Orlando FL 32839.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Francisca Perez (Paquita)

Our precious mother Francisca Perez (Paquita) age 89, passed away on April 9, 2021. She is survived by her five (5) children, Juan Antonio Acevedo, Paula Rosa, Rafael Acevedo, Maria R. Francis, and Maria del Lourdes Cruz. She was preceded in death by: children Nelly M. Encarnacion and Wilfredo Acevedo.

Besides her children, Francisca is survived by twenty-six (26) grandchildren, fifty-four (54) great grandchildren and more than ten (10) great-great grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 17th, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Gregory Allen Wheatley

Gregory Allen Wheatley, age 73, of Debary, Florida passed away Sunday, April 4th, 2021.  He was born in St. Augustine, Florida, the son of the late Catherine Janette Natale (Hannon)., and was employed as a HVAC Coordinator.  

Gregory is  survived by his daughter, Beth Wheatley of Orlando; brother Thomas Wheatley.   A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 8th, 2021 at Oakdale Cemetery in Deland, FL  with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating. 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Michael Keith Nelson

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Michael Keith Nelson announce that he passed away on April 1, 2021.  

Michael (Mike) was born in Walnut Creek California on August 11, 1988.   He started elementary school in Santa Cruz Bolivia, then went on to attend school in Sugar Land, Texas, Danville, California, and then graduated High School in Sugar Land, Texas.  He started college life at the Rosen School of Hospitality at the University of Central Florida.  After a year at UCF he then transferred to Full Sail University in Winter Park Florida, where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Audio Engineering. 

Mike moved to Denver Colorado in 2013 to pursue his dream of being an audio engineering technician.   He had jobs with multiple companies there including ESPN Radio and the Comedy Club (where he met and ran sound boards for multiple high profile comedians).   He decided to continue his education in Denver by obtaining an AA degree from the Community College of Aurora in General Business, and then started working towards his degree in Finance/Accounting at the University of Colorado-Denver.  In 2019, he moved back to Orlando, FL to be closer to family and friends. 

Once back in Orlando, he started to work as a volunteer at First Orlando Church by helping them with their streaming services for their Monday night service.  He then landed a part time job at Disney as an Entertainment tech in early 2020.   When COVID hit, he was furloughed from Disney, but remained a cast member until the end of 2020.   In the meantime, he finished up more Finance classes at Valencia and was in the process of transferring back to UCF to finish his Bachelors Degree in Finance.  

Mike had two real passions, sports and music.   He was a Varsity Basketball Player in High School and set a school record for 3 pointers in a single game.   He was an avid football fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (we watched the Super Bowl Video they put out in 2002 more times than you can imagine), the Oklahoma Sooners and the UCF Knights.   He managed to attend several Sooner and UCF games over the years.   But the latest thrill was seeing his beloved Buccaneers win another Super Bowl in 2021.   But it wasn’t only football, he loved Premier League Soccer (or properly “football” in the UK), NBA basketball (an avid Warriors fan), hockey, UFC, you name it, he knew more about it than anyone we could imagine.   He had discussions going with all his friends and family on all of those sports.  

His music passion started at a young age.   We realized at the age of about 5, while taking piano lessons, that he had “perfect pitch”.   He could hear a note and know what it was.   That carried into his desire to do audio engineering at Full Sail University, where he learned how to mix, and he did some independent mixing for various musician friends as he pursued other careers.   His favorite band was 311.   He traveled multiple places in the US to see them and always tuned into “311 Day” on March 11 every year.  His real career desire was to be hired back into Disney as an entertainment tech in a post Covid world.

In addition to all of this, Mike was an avid reader.   One of the most intellectual and knowledgeable people you could ever meet.   His room was full of books on every subject you can imagine, and he could carry on a competent conversation on just about any of them. 

But more than any of his passions, Mike was a compassionate soul.   His legacy was being able to help people, and he understood the downtrodden people whose life was not so good. He was able to meet and identify with people of completely different backgrounds and strike up a friendship.   He had a spiritual sense to him from a very young age (he memorized Psalm 91 at age 5) and he confirmed his faith in Christianity when he arranged to be baptized at First Orlando in December 2018 when he was at a particularly low point in life. 

Mike passed away peacefully while working on his laptop on April 1, 2021.  Mike had been dealing with a lot of serious medical issues over the past years and was determined to find the cause of his pain.  Mike never quit in pursuing his dreams even while being frustrated with doctors being unable to diagnose his pain.  Mike lived life with a positive attitude and truly had a desire to make others happy.  He was also a great proponent for mental health.  He would want anyone reading this to live with a positive attitude and to enjoy life to the fullest.

We miss him dearly, but know he is not suffering any longer.  We know he is in heaven with Grandpa Sunday (trying to find a way to beat him in chess) and Grandma and Grandpa Nelson (we are sure Granny is fixing him more of his favorite mac and cheese) and other family members.  We know we will see him again.  

Mike is survived by his parents, Kenneth Nelson and Glenda Sunday-Nelson, and his brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Zoe Nelson. 

A small immediate family and close friends Memorial Service will be held at First Orlando on Friday April 9 at 11AM.   You can use the link below to watch the service being streamed. 

In lieu of flowers, we ask everyone to donate to a local Mental Health foundation in Michael Nelson’s name.  He was a big advocate of Mental Health issues.   

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Esther Kodwiw


Esther Kodwiw, age 49, of Longwood, Florida, passed away on Monday, March 29th, 2021 at South Seminole Hospital.  She was born in Accra, Ghana, the daughter  of Felicia (Korley), of Ghana and the late Henry Laryea.

Esther was employed as a banker and was a member of First Baptist Church of Orlando.  She leaves to cherish her memory, husband Anthony Kodwiw of Longwood; mother Felicia Korley of Ghana; brothers Jimmy and Harold Laryea and sister Gifty Laryea all of Manchester, UK.

The family will be receiving friends in the Henry Chapel at First Baptist Church of Orlando at10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in the Henry Chapel.  Interment will follow the service at Orlando Memorial Gardens in Apopka.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Michael Boyd Ellis, Sr.

Michael Boyd Ellis, Sr., age 69 of Winter Garden, Florida, passed away Friday, March 19th, 2021 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.  He was born in Denton, Georgia, the son of  the late Syhla Louise (Trowell)  and Marcus  Ellis.  He was employed as a forklift operator for 42 years at Louis Dreyfus Citrus in Winter Garden.  

Michael leaves to cherish his memory, wife Martha S. Humphrey-Ellis of Winter Garden and son Michael Boyd Ellis, Jr. of Alabama.   

Monday, March 22, 2021

James Alexander Rhyne, Sr.

It is with deep regret and heavy hearts that the family of James Alexander Rhyne Sr. of
Clermont, Fla. announce his passing on March 21, 2021.  He was born March 4, 1936 to the late Herman A. Rhyne and Eva R. Babb.  Jim grew up in Palm Beach County, graduated from Palm Beach high school and Palm Beach Junior college where he was active in all sports and De Molay fraternity.  While serving in the US Marine Corps Reserve, he attended the University of Florida earning his degrees in Forest Management (1960) and civil engineering (1962) where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

Throughout his professional engineering career he held many offices and received many honors and awards in his professional organizations.  He was an active, member of the Georgia Engineering Society (named engineer of the year in 1980) and served as vice president of the national society of professional engineers.  During his career he built many roads and bridges in the U.S. and Turkey and mentored many young engineers.

Though he loved his chosen career his priorities were always the love of his life Marilyn and his children.  He spent precious time coaching his children in their many sports.  Camping in the motor home at the beach was a favorite activity as well as golf, fishing and boating and travel.

Jim's special family and friends has made possible a life filled with love and joy.  Jim's memory will be cherished by his best friend and loving wife, Marilyn, of 62 years and their children.  James A. Rhyne Jr. and wife Lesley, Kimberly Rhyne Cantu and husband Mark, Kristen Rhyne Booth and husband Matthew.  He was blessed with 7 grandchildren and 1 great grand child.

Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery following a memorial Mass at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 801 N. Hastings, Orlando FL. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 10:00 am.   In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to: Shriners Children's Hospital, 855-661-5683, www.loveshriners.com  

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Hollis Rudolph Smith

Hollis Rudolph Smith passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Parkview Rehabilitation Center in Winter Park, Florida at the age of 83 from colon cancer. He was born Rudolph Smith on May 1, 1937 in Chaguanas, Trinidad, West Indies to Alexander Smith and Lauretta Smith (Marlow). He migrated to New York City in 1968 where he worked in a vinegar factory. Hollis married Justina Lynn Joseph on October 5, 1968. The following year, their daughter, Judy, was born on October 4, 1969. In 1974, Hollis and his family moved to Jersey City, New Jersey. He obtained his GED at Martin Luther King High School which he was very proud of; and he tutored  adults in Math and Reading. He encouraged many adults to continue their education and earn their GED. 

Hollis worked in the textile industry for Shoreland Textile and Eldridge Textile as a sales representative. After retiring from the textile industry, he became a school bus driver for Jersey City Board of Education. Eventually, Hollis moved to Central Florida and worked for Payless Shoes and Old Tyme Pottery. After retiring from retail, he moved to Trinidad to live for a short time. He then moved back to Central Florida and settled in Orlando. 

Hollis made many friends. He enjoyed having long conversations about his family, politics and religion. He loved listening to Calypso, Steelpan, Reggae, R&B, and classic music, He also enjoyed watching good movies and reading good books including Astrology. 

Hollis leaves to mourn his daughters, Judy Belton (Clarence), Kendra Cooper; stepdaughter, Victoria Justice (William); sons, Hollis Vankummer (Paula), Hollis Smith Jr.; Stepson, Winston Braithwaite; grandchildren, Sharmaine, Jenelle, Dominic, Natalie, Kamieo and Fanaka; step-grandchildren, Lisa, Diana, Winston Jr., Jermaine (Crystal), Christopher, Amanda; step-great-grandchildren, Valerie and Nicole; siblings, Edith Boyd, June Layne (Esau), Alexander Smith Jr., Jennifer Jones, Arthur Smith-Baptiste (Elizabeth), Judith Ann Scott (Roger) and Debra Ann Smith-Baptiste; nieces and nephews, Ruth, Francesca, David, Lisa, Gerard, Ayesha, Atiba, Meesha, Khalil; nine great-nieces and great-nephews and several step nieces and nephews. Hollis also leaves dear and close friends to mourn especially Bertrand and Joan Moore, James and Rosemary Babb, Carl Pinder Jr., Esther Arthur and Pamela Rock.

His funeral will be held on Friday, March 19, 2021 at St. Andrews Church, 101 N. Hastings St., Orlando, Fl. 32808. Viewing will be at 10:00AM followed by the Mass at 11:00AM. His final resting place will be Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Florida. For live stream: http://standrew-orlando.org/