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.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Maria Del Rosario Rivera Rodriguez

Maria went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on August 14th, 2021.  She was born on November 14, 1950 in Puerto Rico. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose’ Rivera and Amparo Rodriguez and her brother, Angel Rivera. 


Maria leaves behind her beloved husband, Enrique Cruz of Orlando, FL and several nieces and nephews in North Carolina. Although Maria never had children of her own  she loved children and worked as a teacher. 


Maria was a godly woman that lived her life by the Bible. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved a good laugh. Maria enjoyed watching Spanish soap operas, Westerns, beautiful flowers and her two chihuahuas. 

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm followed by a 6:00p funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home with Deacon Spencer Silvers officiating.


James Thomas O'Neal Jr.

James Thomas O’Neal Jr passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on August 11, 2021.   Jim is the son of Eileen Higgins O’Neal and James Thomas O’Neal Sr, both deceased. He is survived by his wife, Sally McCracken O’Neal; his four children, James Thomas O’Neal III, Kelly O’Neal Kisla, Kathleen O’Neal Wells and Patrick Riley O’Neal; his siblings, Peggy O’Neal Weisenberger, Eileen O’Neal, and John “Doc” O’Neal; and his eleven grandchildren.

Jim was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 1st, 1945. He grew up in Carmel, Indiana, attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School  and graduated from Carmel High School. He played four years of varsity football and he was President of the Student Council. During his time at Butler University, he was in the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. On August 26, 1967, he married his high school sweetheart, Sally McCracken. 

He was in the newspaper and automobile businesses. He was a founding member of Holy Family Catholic Church for forty five years. Jim enjoyed golf, attending PGA events, travel and most importantly time with his family. He never missed a family celebration. 

 Visitation will be held at Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Carmel, Indiana on August 19th, 2021 at 3:30pm. Funeral mass to follow at 4:30pm.


Monday, August 16, 2021

John Charles Rackers, II

John Charles Rackers, II passed away on August 6, 2021 at the age of 85, in Orlando, Florida.  John had battled a serious illness for over a year and there were a number of times where his family thought they lost him.  But John always fought back, and always with a smile.  While God granted his family some borrowed time, He ultimately called John back home.

John was born on January 20, 1936, on a dairy farm in Jefferson City, Missouri, and grew up surrounded by a loving family.  Even before the rooster crowed, John would get up, get dressed, and work with his father (Poppy) - morning til night - milking the cows, feeding the chickens and pig, plowing, bailing hay, and generally tending to their 200+ acres.  He went to high school in Jeff City, where he played football and ran track.  John attended the University of Missouri and graduated in Civil Engineering.  With his work ethic from the farm, and an ethos from another era, he spent the next 40 years with the same company selling construction products.

John met the love of his life, Marlene, in Nassau, Bahamas at a Catholic Alumni Club retreat - the "CAC" or what Marlene ("Boo") thought John looked awfully handsome in his plaid Bermuda shorts and she was hooked.  They would marry, live first in Edina, Minnesota and then move to Atherton, California, where they raised three children.

John and Boo were married for 54 years.  John was devoted to Boo.  While not much of a cook, unless you liked your steaks well done, when Boo was recovering from knee surgery he cooked her pasta every night and made her pancakes every morning.  John was an amazing father.  Always the athlete, he coached his kids' soccer and baseball teams.  He taught them to golf, play tennis, and ski in Lake Tahoe, holding them steady between his legs, which had to be exhausting.  John was also an incredible grandfather.  He never missed a Baptism, First Communion, or graduation; and would travel the country at a moment's notice to spend time with his grandkids, even at a rain-soaked Michigan football game.  And John did it all with a smile and an infectious laugh.  No one remembers John saying a harsh word about anyone.  He was kind and welcoming, a pillar of his church and community, and always generous with his time and treasure.  John didn't have to know you to strike up a conversation, which he did often, sometimes to his family's embarrassment.  But that did not matter to John.  To him, everyone had worth and everyone had a story.

John loved his family, his church, his rose garden, and the family farm in Jeff City.  He loved watching sports, any sport really, but particularly his Golden State Warriors.  He loved John Denver, Harry Belafonte and Fiddler on the Roof, and singing (not always well) to their songs.  John loved to travel and he loved good food, especially vanilla ice cream with Baileys Irish Cream.  And John loved being spoiled by Boo.  In the end, while the hospital said no to the Baileys, John passed peacefully surrounded by his loving wife, his children and grandchildren, red roses , and John Denver's "Back Home Again" playing in the background as he journeyed home to heaven.

John is survived by Boo, his three children: Megan Morris (Craig), John Rackers (Vanessa), and Mark Rackers (Molly); nine grandchildren: Lennox, Luca, William, John Kelly, Miles Mia, Eliana, Emilia, and Jacob, his siblings: Lucille Krummen, Edwin (Mary) Rackers, Betty Boyd, Fred (Susan) Rackers, and Evelyn (Conrad) Rehagen; and more -than-you-count nephews, nieces, and cousins, who all loved John and will miss him terribly.  John was predeceased by his mother and father, and his brothers-in-law Delbert Krummen and Ron Boyd.

John will be honored at a funeral mass on August 20, 2021 at the Chapel of the Holy Family Catholic Church on 5125 S. Apopka Vineland Road in Orlando, Florida.  There will a biewing at noon, followed by the mass at 1:00 PM.

Friday, August 13, 2021

William Edward Weckbacher

William Edward Weckbacher (Bill)

Bill, age 81, of Orlando, FL passed away into Jesus’ arms on Monday, August 9, 2021.  He was born in Warren, Ohio and graduated from Cortland High School in 1957.  After graduating from Youngstown University he landed a job with Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas where he was a design engineer assigned to the Apollo program.  While raising his two children alongside his late wife of 58 years Susan Weckbacher, Bill spent the better part of his career working at Lockheed Martin in Orlando, FL.  Many of the systems he designed or lead had a significant impact on the country’s defense systems.

He enjoyed hunting , fishing, gardening and a general love of the outdoors. His special love of growing Bromeliads lead to developing hybrids, which ended up registered in the Smithsonian.  Bill enjoyed collecting coins, fishing lures, rocks and guns. He was an expert at flint napping of arrow and spear heads. Whatever activity he took on, he would go all in with dedication to perfection.  Above all these hobbies he took great pride in his kids and his grandkids. He will be forever missed by all.

Bill leaves, to cherish his memory, son Thomas Weckbacher with his wife Julie Weckbacher and Daughter Jeanne Atalski with her husband Kevin Atalski.  Grandchildren Michael Watson, Ryan Weckbacher, LeeAnn Weckbacher, Tayler Weckbacher, Kelsea Hallberg, Kayla Wright, and Alexa Trull.  Bill had two loving sisters Linda Totten and Marilyn Picuri who currently reside in Cortland, OH.

Family welcoming guests to a Chapel service on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Dobbs Funeral Home

430 N. Kirkman Road

Orlando, FL  32811


And immediately following all Family and Friends welcome at Celebration of Life visitation anytime between 2:00 – 5:00 pm at

6843 W. Livingston St.

Orlando, FL  32835


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Eudena McKoy

A legacy Worth More than Gold

The Eulogy of Eudine Hinds-McKoy

Eudine Hinds-McCoy embarked on her journey in mortality on Monday December 14th, 1942.  She was the first child born to parents, Albert Hinds and Urinthia Curtis, in the farming community of Orange River, St Mary. The young family was of humble circumstances and both Albert and Urinthia labored diligently to provide the necessities of life for their new born. With the passage of time, Eudine was joined by a younger brother, Lloyd. However, the family union was short lived as a result of the premature separation of her parents. The sting of these circumstances, no doubt, provided much tutelage for Eudine in her formative years relative to the realities of life. Through her interactions with both parents, close family members, and community she was schooled in matters of the heart, religion, moral agency, hard work and discipline. As Eudine grew, these life lessons concretized into a fixed determination to better her circumstances and that of her future family.

Eudine’s ambition in life was no secret to those who knew her. Like most young ladies, she desired to one day have her own family and be able to provide appropriate circumstances befitting the rearing of children. Around 1958, she met and fell in love with Milford Clarke, a farm worker from her community. She was hopeful that this union would be the means by which her dreams of rearing the ideal family would be realized. The union produced her first child, Julette Clarke. She was overjoyed about the prospect of curating her own family, but this was short lived due to unforeseen eventualities. Though not the result she was expecting, Eudine gathered courage and with a fixed determination tried again, when a certain handsome fellow in the person of Lloyd Jackson called on her. The two courted and in time their union produced five children: Denzel, Joan, Owen, Junior and Wayne. The two settled their family in a humble community in Hopewell, St Mary. As a team, Eudine and Lloyd laboured tirelessly to satisfy the demands of their family. Eudine was especially keen on reinforcing the dos and the don’ts of life to her children. She insisted that their lessons at school be taken seriously and that their obedience and respect towards authority figures be forth coming in exactness. She further insisted that her children’s behaviour abroad was an exhibition of the values taught at home. Eudine spared no chance at reinforcing the idea that the gazes of her children should not linger towards the pitfalls that befell so many young people at the time.

After a valiant fight and admirable persistence to maintain the dignity of her family, the slowly brewing and ultimately unforgiving challenges of life took its toll, and waged some crippling blows to the relationship between Lloyd and Eudine. This resulted in the two separating.  Broken hearted, sad, and a little discouraged she found solace in the company of a kind friend, Noel Lee. The two grew fond of each other and in time this relationship produced her last child, Craig Lee.

Eudine’s love for her children could not be denied. After surveying their circumstances, and the difficult prospect of supporting them in achieving the kind of education that would make a sustained difference in their lives, she determined to seek opportunities outside of her present situation and space. In 1980 she travelled to Canada to seize the means by which her carefully calculated plans for her children’s success would be realized. While in Canada she obtained a job as a house keeper. This Job provided the means for her to send the needed resources for her children and pay her tuition for a dental course she was pursuing. In time, Eudine’s longing to be with her children triumphed and she resolved to return home to be with them in 1985.

 It was indeed a joyous reunion for Eudine and her children who were all now grown and certainly past the worst. Eudine’s labour of love was not in vain and she was able to find comfort and hope in the prospect of her children realizing a brighter future.

After the grand reunion with her children, Eudine started a business where she sold clothing and grocery items. It was during this time that she met and fell in love with Neville McKoy. The two got married and became business partners where they manufactured and sold scented and pastoral candles to churches and hotels on the island. The love between Eudine and Neville was unflinching and admirable, she was his lady and the love of his life and he, the apple of her eyes. The two lived happily for many years together while they served their community as devote members of the Roman Catholic Church. During this time of relative peace, tragedy struck the family with the loss of her fifth child, Junior Jackson in 2002. It was a difficult time, however, united, the family was able to bolster through this time of trial. Subsequent to this time of grief, it would be many years before the passing of her beloved husband Neville. Though difficult, she handled the circumstances with dignity and grace.

The Latter years of Eudine’s life marked a time of quiet reflection. After her best efforts, the dust had settled and the vision which she dreamed of as a little girl was now clear for all to behold.  All her children are now professionals in their respective careers. The effects of her push have now transcended generations, with each generation achieving more and more success academically and professionally. Some of whom have served in national and international capacities.

The path to the realization of Eudine’s dreams was certainly unconventional, yet in the end they were all realized.

On Thursday, August 5th 2021, 79 years to the time of her birth, she departed mortality with a legacy that is sure to stand the test of time. She died leaving: 8 siblings, 6 children, 23 grand children, 14 Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She might be gone from us for a season but her influence lives in and through us. Rest in peace Mama Eudine, God be with you till we meet again.      

Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando.  The funeral mass will be held at 4:00 pm with Deacon Armand officiating.  A second service will be held on August 27, 2021 also at the funeral home.  The time will be posted at a later date.      

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Hilma May Walker

Hilma May Walker (Hee Spencer), born July 30th, 1933, in Malvern, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica.  Joseph Spencer and her mother Florence Smith both deceased.  She attended school in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica.  She got married in 1969 to Herelio Antonio Walker, she welcomed openly and two stepdaughters, Joy Findley and Sharon Morris, who loved her endlessly.  She was formally employed in Jamaica as a domestic worker, thereafter she migrated to Fort Lauderdale in 1966 and later moved to Poughkeepsie, New York and later resided in Mount Vernon, New York.  In 1989 Ms. Hilma and her husband made their final move to Orlando, Florida.  She worked as a house keeping staff at Peabody Hotel until she retired.

Ms. Hilma was very caring, loving, with a sassy sense of humor.  She was the life of the party and loved by all.  Ms. Hilma loved the Lord and worshipped at Grace Bible Church here in Orlando, where she was a member of the Women's Group and very active in her Church and the community.

Ms. Hilma maintained good health up until 2017 when her health started to decline.  Ms. Hilma got progressively worse, and for the past three years was cared for by her loving husband Herelio at home.  Ms. Hilma unfortunately passed away on Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 at 8:06 am at home surrounded by her family and caregiver.

Ms. Hilma leaves behind her husband Herelio, stepdaughter Joy (New York) and Sharon (Canada), sisters Joan and Gwendolyn (Jamaica), brother Roynell (Jamaica) and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

The family would like for all to remember her vibrant laughter, her peculiar jokes and friendly nature, always welcoming everyone with open arms.

Public visitation will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  A second visitation will be held at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 at Grace Bible Church, located at 801 Dorscher Rd, Orlando FL 32818 with Pastor Gene Pritchard officiating.  Entombment will follow the funeral service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  

Due to the increase in cases of the COVID 19 virus the family has decided not to engage in a repast after the burial.