Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Scott Woodruff

Scott Woodruff was born September 13,1971 and passed away December 15, 2021.  He was a kind loving man. He loved his family and friends with all his heart and was a firm believer that "family helped family".

Scott worked at Sea World Orlando for more than 20 years. He loved sharing his park tickets and showing friends around the park.  Scott also loved to fish it didn’t matter if it was in a small pond or out on the ocean.

Scott and I reconnected in 2004. Our families have known each other since Scott was 3 and I was 5. I never expected to meet such a loving caring compassionate faithful man, but I am thankful I did and it was Scott.

Scott had several medical conditions, when we first reconnected he told me of his rheumatoid arthritis and how it he was in pain all the time. Even though he was in pain everyday it never stopped Scott from getting up and going to work everyday. In 2018 Scott had a massive heart attack. This changed our lives as we knew it.

We were married in the hospital and I was by his side all the way. Scott hated being in the hospital because it was never a quick stay.. but he found a way to laugh and make others laugh as well and it usually involved scaring a nurse or even a Dr. This was something he continued at home with the nurses as well. It was what he loved to do most.

Scott has gone on to a better place where he no longer suffers from his arthritis, heart condition or infections. Although he left us way too soon, we have a life time of memories to share.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Ruth Ard Giddens

Ruth Ard Giddens passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughters in the early morning hours on December 11, 2021, at the age of 86 years young.

Ruth was born to James and Lillie Mae Ard on February 18, 1935, in Damascus, Georgia and moved to Orlando at a young age.

 Ruth and her husband, Earl, raised their four children in Orlando, Florida. She also raised up many grand and great grandchildren thought-out her years, always affectionally known as Granny to them. Ruth had a way of taking anyone in and many neighbors have come to know and love her. She had a close relationship with all of her children, and she will be dearly missed. 

Ruth was preceded in death by her mother, farther, husband, all of her brothers and sisters as well as her beloved Son Ronald E. Giddens. 

Ruth is survived by her three daughters, Patricia Diane Patton, Shirley Ruth Lay, Connie Sue Foley, as well as her 6 Granddaughters, 3 Grandsons, 10 Great Granddaughters, and 7 Great Grandsons

The family will be receiving friends at 10:00 am followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Florence Frana

Florence Frana, age  83, of Clermont, FL passed away Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Florida.  She was born in Nanticoke, PA , the daughter  of the late Mary (Drazba)  and Stanley J. Wasilczyk. and employed as a clerical worker at Disney. 

Florence is preceded in death by her parents Stanley and Mary; husband Bobby, sons Robert, James and Michael and brother Stanley.  She is survived by daughter Lynda Frana of Groveland; and son Joseph Frana of Clermont; daughter-in laws Missy and Lisa; grandchildren Trevor, Shelby, Alyssa, Logan, Hope and Jacob; and great granddaughter Stella.

The family will be receiving friends at 10:30 am on Monday, December 20, 2021, followed by an 11:30 am funeral mass at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Bob Kurber officiating.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Reba M. Clinton

Reba M. Clinton, age 98, of Winter Garden, passed away Sunday, November 28th, 2021.  She was born in Wrightsville, GA  the daughter a  of the late Lizzie (Eady)  and Archie  Tanner and was employed as a railroad clerk.  

Reba leaves to cherish her memory, daughter, Clarice Clinton-Davis, of Winter Garden;  grand daughter Victoria Williams of Winter Garden; grandson Benjamin Williams, III of New York; great grandchildren - Crystal Williams, Benjamin Williams IV both of Orlando, Keilyn Solomon of Winter Garden; 9 great-great grand children,

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 at City of Destiny Church in Apopka, FL .  Interment will follow the funeral service at Orlando Memorial Gardens.

Dear Mom,

 Thank you, Mom! Thank you for loving me. Thank you for all those words of     wisdom   that  are  resonating in my ear and providing solace during this trying time.

You prepared me for life and for your death. You said that when God called you that you would answer, and you did. You told me that you loved me, that you would regret leaving me, but your higher duty was to God!

You left me that night and I turned my head to shed a tear. When I turned back to look at you, I saw my Godmother. She was just smiling. I realized that she was reminding me of the deep enduring friendship that you shared. I turned away again and when I looked at you, I saw my aunts and uncles. It reminded me of the familial relationships that I grew up observing. By now, the tears were streaming down my face, and I turned away.

When I turned back there was a peaceful smile on your face that soothed my aching heart and dried up my tears. I saw you as a little girl growing up in Dublin, Georgia romping and playing. I saw the good times and the hard times: the loss of your brother under mysterious circumstances and the time that you were violated, and no one was held accountable. I saw the hunger for a better life that led you at age 16 to leave home, after graduating from high school, for greener pastures in Harlem, N.Y.

I saw you falling in love and marrying my father, which resulted in the birth of five children, with only1 surviving. Through the losses and the heartache, you were a caregiver for your mother, a loving wife and mother and Transit Authority Clerk.

You took great pride in the fact that you were a faithful member of Emanuel A.M. E. Church for over 40 years. You served as an usher and a senior class member to assist new members and assist the church in raising money and spreading the gospel to those outside the faith. Your reasonable service brought you joy and peace in leading others to Christ.

So, today I salute you for your strength and courage, for never giving up and instilling these qualities in me. Thank you. I love you, until we see each other again.

Your Loving Daughter,


My Grandmother:  By   Benjamin F. Williams, Ill

My maternal grandmother was not just a grandmother, she was grandmotherly. She was a fount of wisdom and knowledge that was not gained from just sitting behind a desk for hours upon hours in an institution of higher learning. Her perspective was gained by living through the Jim Crow south, World War 11, the Al Capone era, the civil rights movement, #Me too, Black Lives Matter, and the covid pandemic. So, when she shared her views and opinions, it came from the blood, sweat and tears of life.

She lived 98 years which meant that she saw more than all of us, she never judged. She told you what she thought and why, then let you decide what to keep and what to discard. She understood that her idiosyncrasies and opinions could be shared but not always adopted by the listener.

If life was a hardship, church provided support and joy. The gospel was her cane. Spirituality  washer most enduring pleasure. Grandma loved Sunday service. When I did not pray, she prayed for me. When I embarked on my own spiritual journey, she did not judge me, but merely stated, "as long as you believe in something baby."

No matter where I was in my life's journey, I always sought my grandmother's opinion. Good, bad, or indifferent, she imparted the truth. She was my Rock of Gibraltar, steady unmovable. I could not fathom life without her. We are a small family, that has now been decreased by one. But I know that she is looking down on us, as our guardian angel, making sure that we are all okay. No matter what I may have done, what may have been said about me, or how many times I may have been scolded, Grandma always came to see about me to make sure I was all right in every capacity, day after day, and week after week.

From here on out the months of my remaining years will be aptly renamed June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March April and Reba-May, RIP.

Your Loving Grandson,


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Beverly Ann Hall

A true native Floridian, Beverly Ann Hall was born in Orlando on March 16, 1943 to parents Troy Garvin and Lottie Mae Myers Garvin. She was predeceased by her two older sisters, Kay Frances Garvin King and Norma Jean (Toby) Garvin Fryer. Beverly grew up on the west side of Orlando and graduated from Maynard Evans High School.

After living most of her life in the Orlando area, Beverly moved to Deland, Florida in 2001. She was active in the Garden Club in Deland and was an avid butterfly lover, searching out milkweed, creating waystations, protecting caterpillars and releasing new butterflies into the sky.

She was a homemaker, loved to shop and had an amazing eye for home décor. She had a green thumb and loved adding extensive flower beds all over her yards. She was a foodie, spending hours in the kitchen trying new recipes and cooking with her husband. Nothing made her happier than hosting parties and spending time with family and friends. She was known for her festive Christmas displays, filling her homes with multiple elaborately decorated trees.

Beverly moved to Clermont, Florida in 2019 after the death of her husband. She passed away on November 18, 2021. She leaves behind her daughter, Stacia of Winter Garden, FL and two grandchildren, Elysse of Miami, FL (husband Jorge) and Thomas of Winter Garden, FL.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Gabrielle Justine Shipe

Gabrielle Justine Shipe, age 28, of Orlando, FL, passed away on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 in Miami.  She was born in Orlando, the daughter of Barbara (Gillum), and Timothy  Shipe, of Bell Isle, FL.  Gabrielle was employed in Product Development for Veterinary Health Care.

Gabrielle leaves to cherish her memory, parents Timothy and Barbara Shipe,  a sister, Danielle Shipe; a brother Samuel Shipe, all of Belle Isle; maternal grandmother - Jenny Gillum of Lake Nona; companion Bryan Snell of Miami and Stella her pet dog.

Calling hours for the family will be held at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 27th, 2021 in the Henry Chapel of First Baptist Church of Orlando.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

John Kevin Lane

John Kevin Lane was born on December 4th, 1963, and passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021. As he was greeted at the heavenly gates, he was surrounded by his wife of 35 years, Rosa Lane, two children, Anthony Lane and Amanda (Lane) Decker, and close friends as they sang “It Is Well with My Soul.” Kevin cultivated a loving and safe home not only for his family but any friend who had the privilege to know him. John Kevin Lane was a man who loved God and loved others deeply. After 9 years of building a business with his son, he was able to semi-retire and he enjoyed frequenting theme parks with his wife and grandchildren, and playing golf on the weekends with his golf buddies in The Villages where he won every game. He is also survived by his favorite Aunt, Mary Lane Wheatley, and his sister, Angela Joransen. A Celebration of Life will be held on Kevin’s birthday, Saturday, December 4th, at 2:00 pm at Concord Street Church of Christ, 626 East Concord Street in Orlando, Florida.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Cirilo Roldan

Cirilo Roldán was born in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico on August 8, 1925 to Maria Cos and
Celedonio Roldan. He and his many siblings grew up on a farm where he cultivated an appreciation for all God’s creatures. At 18 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was deployed as a member of the 65th Infantry known as The Borinqueneers to Panama and the Pacific Islands defending our Nation during World War 2. 

After the war he returned home to the enchanting island of Puerto Rico to claim the hand of his beautiful sweetheart, Maria Gonzalez. They wed on July 17, 1942. Their oldest daughter Margarita (“Margie”) came along soon after, followed by Pedro (“Pete”).  Within a few years the young couple set off to New York City along with their two children and a third – William (“Willie”) on the way in search of greater opportunities for their growing family. They settled in the Bronx where Cirilo found work in a factory and Maria as a hotel maid.

Having grown out of the small apartment where baths were taken in a metal tub in the kitchen (common for the time/place) they packed up and headed across town to a four bedroom apartment in the then brand new Soundview housing projects on Seward Ave. in the Clason    Point section of the Bronx.

The blessings continued as Eneida (“Terry”), George, Helen, Ernesto (“Papo”), and Judy became the circle of love that was the Gonzalez-Roldán family of the Holy Cross Roman Catholic parish. Ever committed to faith and family, Maria and Cirilo put most of their children through Catholic school at Holy Cross. The children made many happy memories playing along the banks of the sound and hunting rabbit in the (then) wild fields of the Bronx.  Prayer and hard work paved the way for progress. After some time the couple purchased their first home where the children grew into adulthood and set off to to make their own mark on the world.   

During this time Cirilo worked a night shift as a yellow cab driver in New York City as his wife worked as a “salad girl” at Rockefeller University, the very jobs they would each retire from after over twenty plus years. With retirement the pair bid farewell to the cold, snowy winters of New York and headed for the warm sunshine of Orlando Florida where for over twenty years they enjoyed their dream home in the constant companionship of a bossy little Daschund named Charlie. In their nineties they moved to Grand Palms Assisted Living facility (Orlando, FL) where they lived out the rest of their days together through seventy two years of marriage.

He leaves us to find his bride in heaven where they no doubt will both lovingly look after those of us who remain behind to carry on their legacy of faith, hard work and dignity. They include their first grandchild, Annette Roldan Sanabria (Orlando, FL) whose proud mother Margarita (New York City) was their first born. Following that were two more granddaughters Veronica Roldan and Vanessa Acevedo (both of Orlando, FL) from their second born, Pete, and his wife Evelyn Roldan (Orlando, FL).

Shortly after that their daughter Helen and husband Nelson Carrero (Jacksonville, FL) added two boys to the family tree-Nelson II and David Carrero, both of Jacksonville, FL.  George and Faith (who precedes him in death) of Washington state welcomed daughters Melissa and Jennifer (Washington state) closely followed by two more boys, Yanni and Alex Stefanidis (both of California state) thanks to Terry and her husband George Stefanidis (Nee York City).

Youngest daughter, Judy and husband José Rosa (New York state) brought the “grand” total to twelve with three additions: Michael (Vietnam), Olivia, and Angelina (both of New York state). The family tree continues to branch out with great grand children Derek, Aryana, Claudia, Nicholas, Sean, Alina, and Liana.

The family would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to Maria Roldán Gonzalez, Father Jerry, and the staff at Grand Palms Assisted Living as well as Vitas for their care of our parents in life and their compassion as they crossed over.

Calling hours will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a wake service at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November17, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at St. Andrew Catholic Church located at 801 N. Hastings, Orlando.  Interment will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL with military honors.


Thursday, November 11, 2021

Mary Glenn Barton Pruitt

Born August 24, 1929 to Wesley and Rettie Barton in Nauvoo, Alabama and later moving to Rome, GA. She was the 9th of 12 children and at the age of 14, met Herb Pruitt, the love of her life. In Highschool, she was quite the  basketball player. She and Herb married May 25, 1947, a week after her high school graduation and were married for 73 years until the Lord called Herb home last year. Mary is survived by daughter, Linda Vaughn and husband Ronnie of Orlando, Robin Pruitt and wife Kathy of Orlando, Brother,  Foy Barton of Windermere, 6 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and one more that will be born next week.

She was a homemaker, a clothing and fabric store owner, a seamstress like no other (she made clothes for herself, her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and cheerleading uniforms for countless girls in the Ocoee and Winter Garden area). 

She had a passion for sewing, spending time spoiling grandchildren and serving others. She taught Sunday school, was a wonderful elder’s wife and church worker. She loved everyone and was a very giving and selfless child of God. 

The family will be receiving friends from 9:30a until 10:00a followed by the funeral service on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Concord Street Church of Christ.  The church is located at 626 E. Concord Street, Orlando FL 32803.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to: 

Central Florida Bible Camp - Barton Chapel expansion 

23813 CR-44A

Eustis, FL  32736

Friday, November 5, 2021

Peter John Fippinger

Peter John Fippinger, age 70, of Leesburg, FL passed away Friday, October 29th, 2021 at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando.  He was born in Hartford, CT on June 4, 1951, the son of the late Lucille (Buckley)  and Fred Henry Fippinger and was employed as a driver in the trucking industry.

Peter leaves to cherish his memory, wife Elizabeth (Hersey) Fippinger of Leesburg; sons Anthony Hersey and wife Joan Tang Hersey, of Tarrytown, NY, Bryan Fippinger and wife Jennifer, of Orlando; sister Susan Carey of Stuart, FL; and 3 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends at 2:00 pm, followed by the funeral mass at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando, FL .

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Vivian Smith Hopkins


Viv (Smith) Yeomans, Hopkins

Sebastian Florida,

Vivian (Smith) Yeomans, Hopkins passed away quietly at home on October 29, 2021 after a long illness. Born on September 29, 1940, she was 81. She was a member of SS Cyril and Methodious Byzantine Catholic Church in Ft Pierce FL and a daily communicant at St Sebastian Catholic Church in Sebastian FL.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 34 years, Christopher Hopkins and her sons Paul Yeomans of East Longmeadow; Kenneth Yeomans and his wife Suzie of Wales; Brian Yeomans and fiancée Destiny Carruthers of East Longmeadow and seven grandchildren, Sean, Ryan, Christopher, Shelby, Stephen, Zachary, and Nicholas; two great grandchildren, Trevor and Madyson and two stepchildren Aimee Hyland of Springfield and Michel and Meghan Hopkins of Stafford Springs CT and three step-grandchildren Hannah, Paige, and Nicole.

She was predeceased by her father and mother the late Roger and Elizabeth Smith of East Longmeadow. She is survived by her sisters Marilyn and her husband Jud Pooler of East Longmeadow, Betty and her husband Bill Clark of North Naples Florida and her brother Roger Smith and his wife Elaine of Concord, New Hampshire.

While raising her family Viv was a volunteer teacher assistant at Mountain View School in East Longmeadow.  Viv was a member of the St Mary Church choir in Hampden. She was employed at Farm Credit Banks, Springfield as the chief telephone operator. Viv was featured in an article from the First District Times published by Farm Credit titled, “Vivian Hopkins, The Voice of Farm Credit in that Voice an Image”.   It stated that “Viv’s voice creates, for many (in the banks associations), the very ‘image’ of Farm Credit and may even establish the caller’s perspective of the business and all its associates. She may handle as many as 700 incoming calls a day. And she hasn’t yet told anyone to “fly a kite” though the thought has, says she, “…occasionally crossed my mind.”

Viv went on to be an Executive Assistant and chief receptionist at Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company, home office in Springfield. That smile, larger than life and welcoming grace treated all with the highest professionalism. She was known as ‘Miss Mass Mutual’ to all. In an excerpt of a letter it stated: “When I think of the thousands of clients, customers and associates who have passed through the front door during your tenure as the “first face” of the Company, I can’t think of a better person to have been there to greet them all. Your energy, enthusiasm, and diligence are contagious, and have quietly provided valuable lessons to all of us in our day-to-day dealings with others.”

Viv was a fierce athlete and competed in the Senior Olympics as a “Race Walker” garnering a silver medal in the 1500-meter race and bronze medal in the 3000-meter race in 1999.

After moving to Florida, Viv’s desire to stay fit, motivated her to organize morning neighborhood walks. That was not enough. After the warmup walk, off to the National Training Center in Clermont. Open to local residents this facility to trains potential Olympians. Spinning, Zumba, Aerobics, no challenge to Viv – she loved it all and thrived on the challenges. Once Viv’s illness had progressed her friends rallied around her to show their love and support.

No matter where she was, church, work or at play her warm, cheerful smile endless energy inspired everyone.


There will be a Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial at:

St Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church

5135 Sand Lake Rd

Orlando, FL 32819

November 8, 2021

 Viewing in the church from 9 - 11AM

Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11AM

Reception immediately following Liturgy in the social hall.

 In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the following:


SS Cyril & Methodious Byzantine Catholic Church

1001 Bahama Av

Ft Pierce, FL 34982


Eternal Word Television Network

5817 Old Leeds Rd

Irondale, AL 35210


Divine Mercy Radio 920AM

1800 Turtle Mound Rd

Melbourne, FL. 32934

 The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

2700 Horizon Dr Suite 120

King of Prussia, PA 19406

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Isabel J. Marsh

Isabel Marsh, the devoted wife of George B. Marsh and mother of Kenneth and Glenn, died peacefully on October 13, 2021, at 5:15 in the morning. She was 96 years old. Born February 10, 1925, in QuezaltenangoGuatemala, she was the youngest daughter of Rosario Maldonado and Benjamin Jaramillo. Her fondest childhood memories were of the time she spent on the family farm, La Mosqueta. While in grammar school, she met Aida, and their friendship lasted more than 80 years. Isabel came to the United States when she was 22, accompanied by her cousins Annie and Helen.  She lived in MediaPennsylvania, and took business classes, but she had plenty of time for fun. While at the Chez Vous ballroom in Philadelphia, she met the love of her life, George. They loved each other, and loved to dance. They wanted to spend every moment together, so they married December 15, 1951.  Isabel and George kept the flame of love alive for the 62 years of their marriage. Two years after they married, they welcomed their first son, Kenneth. Young and adventurous, Isabel and George set off for Guatemala, where they lived on a small farm from 1957 to 1960. Life in Guatemala, however, presented many frustrations, so they returned to the US with a parrot and their young son in tow. They settled in Richmond, Virginia, where Glenn was born. In 1962, they moved to Orlando. Isabel loved the warm weather and her new home in Pine Hills. She especially enjoyed regular family trips to the beach. Isabel was a stay-at-home mother, devoted to her two sons and committed to sharing her Catholic faith with them.  She lived her faith not only at home, but through volunteer work, taking meals to homebound people, feeding the homeless, and counseling female inmates. While taking English classes at the Orlando First Baptist Church, in the early 1960s, she met Bertha Fox, Vilma Mackenzie and Susie Rudy, who became lifelong friends. Isabel and George took many trips to Europe, and Spain—the birthplace of her favorite singer, Julio Iglesias—was among her favorite destinations.  She never tired of dancing to his songs and singing along. Isabel was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pine Hills for 60 years. In her later years she received loving care at home from Yari, Nancy, Yelitza, Silvia and Elizabeth.  A neighbor and close friend, Jeff, would come to the rescue when needed, and she often called him her “third son.” Isabel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; brother, Benjamin; and sisters Delia and Martha. She is survived by her two sons, Kenneth and Glenn, and their spouses, Luma and Cheryl. May she rest in peace and soon be reunited with her loved ones to enjoy all God’s blessings for eternity.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.  The funeral mass will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 11:00 am., followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Monday, November 1, 2021

Isabel J. Marsh (Spanish Version of Obituary)

Isabel Marsh, la devota esposa de George B. Marsh y madre de Kenneth y Glenn, murió en paz el 13 de octubre de 2021 a las 5:15 de la mañana. Tenía 96 años. Nacida el 10 de febrero de 1925 en Quezaltenango, Guatemala, era la hija menor de Rosario Maldonado y Benjamín Jaramillo. Sus mejores recuerdos de la infancia fueron el tiempo que pasó en la finca familiar, La Mosqueta. Mientras estaba en la escuela primaria, conoció a Aida y su amistad duró más de 80 años. Isabel llegó a Estados Unidos cuando tenía 22 años, acompañada de sus primas Annie y Helen. Vivía en Media, Pensilvania, y tomaba clases de negocios, pero tenía mucho tiempo para divertirse. Mientras estaba en el salón de baile Chez Vous en Filadelfia, conoció al amor de su vida, George. Se amaban y les encantaba bailar. Querían pasar cada momento juntos, así que se casaron el 15 de diciembre de 1951. Isabel y George mantuvieron viva la llama del amor durante los 62 años de su matrimonio. Dos años después de casarse, le dieron la bienvenida a su primer hijo, Kenneth. Jóvenes y aventureros, Isabel y George partieron hacia Guatemala, donde vivieron en una pequeña finca de 1957 a 1960. La vida en Guatemala, sin embargo, presentaba muchas frustraciones, por lo que regresaron a los Estados Unidos con un loro y su pequeño hijo a cuestas. Se establecieron en Richmond, Virginia, donde nació Glenn. En 1962, se mudaron a Orlando. Isabel amaba el clima cálido y su nuevo hogar en Pine Hills. Disfrutaba especialmente de los viajes familiares regulares a la playa. Isabel era una madre que se quedaba en casa, dedicada a sus dos hijos y comprometida a compartir su fe católica con ellos. Vivió su fe no solo en casa, sino a través del trabajo voluntario, llevando comidas a las personas confinadas en casa y los sin casa y dio consejo a mujers encarceladadas. Mientras tomaba clases de inglés en la Primera Iglesia Bautista de Orlando, a principios de la década de 1960, conoció a Bertha Fox, Vilma Mackenzie y Susie Rudy, quienes se hicieron amigas de toda la vida. Isabel y George hicieron muchos viajes a Europa. Su pais preferido era España, el lugar de nacimiento de su cantante favorito, Julio Iglesias. Ella nunca se cansaba de bailar y cantar sus canciones. Isabel fue miembro de la Iglesia Católica St. Andrews en Pine Hills durante 60 años. En sus últimos años recibió cariñosos cuidados en casa de Yari, Nancy, Yelitza, Silvia y Elizabeth. Un vecino y amigo cercano, Jeff, ayudaba cuando era necesario, y ella a menudo lo llamaba su "tercer hijo". Isabel fue precedida en la muerte por sus padres; su esposo, George; hermano, Benjamín; y hermanas Delia y Martha. Le sobreviven sus dos hijos, Kenneth y Glenn, y sus cónyuges, Luma y Cheryl. Que descanse en paz y pronto se reúna con sus seres queridos para disfrutar de todas las bendiciones de Dios por la eternidad.

La familia recibirá amigos en Dobbs Funeral Home el miércoles 10 de noviembre de 2021 de 6:00 a 8:00 pm. La misa fúnebre se llevará a cabo en la Iglesia Católica St. Andrew el jueves 11 de noviembre de 2021 a las 11:00 a. M., Seguida del sepelio en el cementerio Winter Garden.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Tina Marie Howell

Tina Marie Howell, age 65, of Christmas, Florida passed away Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 at AdventHealth Hospital in Winter Park,  She is a lifelong Floridian, born in Orlando, the daughter of the late Leah E. (Maines)  and Marvin Eugene Howell.  She was employed in residential construction.

Tina leaves to cherish her memory, son Billy Sawyer of Christmas, sister Norma Tucker of Deltona; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Friday, October 29th, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The service will follow visitation at 1:00 pm with Pastor Jerry R. Forrest officiating.  Tina will be interred at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Robert Allen Dean

Robert Allen Dean, 59, peacefully passed away on October 13, 2021 in Orlando Florida.  Bobby Dean was born to Robert J. Dean and Carol Ann Dean in Montgomery, Alabama on August 15, 1962 at St. Margaret’s Hospital.

He resided in Millbrook Alabama, graduating from Stanhope Elmore High School and in his later years moved to Orlando Florida. 

Bobby worked as a shop fabricator and installer at Rose Fence Company since 1995 until his passing in October 2021.

He loved his job and all the people he worked with. His boss, whom became family to Bobby over the years, speaks highly of him as the most Loyal & Trustworthy

person to work with his company. 

He was very talented, meticulous, and generous of himself and his time. it showed in everything he did. We were always amazed at the things he created

and always proud of the caring person that he was. He never met a stranger & was willing to help them in any way.

He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, hanging out, fishing or just being together doing nothing. 

On the Top of his list of favorite things was definitely jamming on his drums, He would play for hours solo or with his friends…

Our most common phrase with him was “Bobby Dean Rocks!” And now he is rocking with the angels... 

Bobby Dean was predeceased by his parents, Robert Jackson Dean & Carol Ann Dean, and his brother, Kevin Michael Dean.  He is survived by his daughters Summer & Lauren; and  granddaughter, Isabella; sisters, Teresa (husband, Dennis Hasey) and Tracy (husband, Victor Aguayo); and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Robert will truly be missed by all his family and friends. 

Till we see you again,  Rest In Peace ❤