Monday, January 31, 2022

Elliott Cleveland Williams

Elliott Cleveland Williams, age 74, an Environmental Services worker for Orlando Health for over 21 years, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.  He resided in Winter Garden for 23 years.

Elliott is survived by his sister Pauline Williams: brothers Gregory Williams, Nowell Williams; nephews Nowell Williams, Jr., Jonathan Williams, Michael Williams, Gregory Williams, Jr., Dwayne Williams, Abraham Williams, Jr., David Jr; nieces Christin Williams, Desiree Williams, Tammy Williams, Brandi; great nieces Lexi Williams and Ava Williams; 

He was born in New York, NY the son of Hensel Williams and Melvin Dalton.  He moved to Florida in 1991 and lived there until his death.

Elliot was an amateur chess player and enjoyed bowling.  His favorite music was by the Four Seasons, Spinners, and the Stylistics.  He loved playing video games and eating pizza and drinking soda.

He will be greatly missed by his friends, family and all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, February 4th, 2022 at Dobbs Funeral Home.

Danny Lane Howell

Danny Lane Howell of Ocoee, Florida went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at the age of 71.  Danny was born on September 22, 1950, in Clarksdale, MS to Curtis Dewitt Howell and Hazel Marie Franklin.

He was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Howell and his sister, Sandra Carter.

He is survived by his mother, Hazel Howell; Brothers, Wayne (Marie) Howell, Rickey (Linda) Howell, Mark (Kathy) Howell; Children, Kimberly (Danny) Motes, Kelley Hudson, Scott (Erin) Howell, Austin (Brittany) Howell; Grandchildren, Dana (JT) Allred, Sarah Hudson, Jacob Motes, TJ Howell, Samantha Hudson, Nycole Cheney, Kori Howell, Miranda Howell, Maelynn Howell, Reagan Howell; Great Grandchildren,  Camden Allred, Kensley Gibson, Kade Allred.

Danny loved people and he loved to make you laugh.  He always had a joke to tell, a funny song to sing or to impersonate someone.  He was loved by so many.

He served as a city commissioner for the city of Ocoee from 1997 – 2006.  He coached little league baseball, umpired little league baseball, coached a boxing club, loved playing pool, golfing with his friends, hanging out with his brothers singing and playing the guitar, and watching his favorite football team, the Gators play.  But most of all he loved spending time with his family. 

Services will be held Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Glad Tidings Church, 2009 Fullers Cross Road, Ocoee, FL 34761.  Public viewing will begin at 11am with the service to follow at 12 noon.  He will be laid to rest at Orlando Memorial Gardens in Apopka, FL.

To all who loved our dad…. We thank you !

Laura Bishop Legeai

Laura Bishop Legeai, age 65, of Orlando, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 28th, 2022 after a hard-fought battle with Stomach Cancer. She was born in Baton Rouge, LA, the daughter of the late Jackie (Myers) and William Edward Bishop. 

A prayer warrior, she loved Jesus with her whole heart and was an example to anyone who knew her of a godly and generous woman. Her strength and grace were unmatched; she was thankful for each and every day with her feet firmly rooted in her unwavering faith. 

She delighted in her grandchildren and time spent with her dearest friends and family. Many considered her a best friend and confidant - the one to call for advice, the one to trust with your biggest secrets. She loved without reserve or judgment. 

Laura is survived by her husband of 44 years, James J. Legeai, Jr. (Jay) of Orlando; two daughters, Laura “Michelle” (Jeremy) Hill of Madison, MS, Elise Legeai of Orlando; two sons James (Brittany) Legeai of Pflugeville, TX, Steven (Catherine) Legeai of Thomasville, GA; two sisters, Susan Kees of Daphne, AL, Deborah Johnson of Greenwell Springs, LA; brother, Terry Bishop of Baton Rouge, LA; and 5 grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, February 5th, 2022 in the Henry Chapel at First Baptist Church of Orlando in Orlando, FL.

Donations can be made to World Vision or Donate Life Florida.

Her children stand and bless her; Her husband praises her. There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all! Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised. Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.  ~ Proverbs 31:28-31


Thursday, January 27, 2022

Ronald Ray McDowell, M.D.

Ronald Ray McDowell, M.D. was taken into the loving arms of Christ Jesus, his Savior on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.  Dr. McDowell was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.  His parents were Charles Raymond McDowell and Rosemary June (Campbell) McDowell from Arcola and Chesterville, Illinois respectively.

He attended Indianapolis Public School #51 (James Russell Lowell) through the eighth grade.  Dr. McDowell was selected to play trumpet in the Indianapolis Public School All-City Symphony.  He participated in football, basketball, and track.  He was crossing guard Captain.

He graduated from Danville High School in 1966 as Salutatorian.  The family had relocated to Danville, Indiana in 1962 because of his father's employment for the New York/Penn Central Railroad.  He was class Treasurer, Band Captain, and President of the Latin and Science clubs.  He won multiple awards for solo trumpet, and band music competitions.  He frequently helped in the worship services and MYF at Danville, United Methodist Church.

In June 1970 Doctor McDowell graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.  He was fortunate to play first trumpet in the Purdue University Marching Band for Professor Al Wright, and marched in the 1967 Rose Bowl Parade and Game.  Dr. McDowell graduated from Indiana School of Medicine earning a Doctor of Medicine Degree in February 1974.  He was a Life-Time Member of both the Purdue University and Indiana University Alumni Associations.

He moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in early 1974 for a Family Practice Residency at Bayfront Medical Center.  After becoming Board Certified in Family Practice he had a solo private Family Practice for eight years.  Dr. McDowell relocated to The Hobe Sound and Jupiter Florida area.  He helped open five Ambulatory Care Facilities for Martin Memorial Hospital.  He then helped open the new Fast Track facility of the Emergency Department in Munroe Regional Hospital in Ocala, Florida.  He then similarly helped open the new Fast Track facility in Lakeland Regional Emergency Department, Lakeland, Florida.

After moving to Orlando in 1990, Dr. McDowell provided medical care in Ambulatory Care Facilities in Lake Buena Vista, Florida owned by Orlando Health and later Centra Care owned by Florida Hospital.  At different times he was on the Medical Staff at both hospitals.  For a brief time he was Medical Director for the Wellness Center at the Darden Corporate office and the Reedy Creek Fire Rescue Services.

In January 2001, Dr. McDowell and his wife, Lisa, opened Windermere Family Practice and enjoyed treating and becoming friends with thousands of great Orlando residents.  In 2014 the medical practice was sold to Physicians Associates (Orlando Health).  He retired in July 2014.

Dr. McDowell was fortunate to be raised in a strong Christian family by loving parents.  He was raised a Methodist but after relocating to Orlando, he became a member of First Baptist Orlando where he was privileged to know a great number of the church members and staff, both as friends and patients, including Dr. David Uth and family.  He loved playing golf, especially with Brother Jim Henry and his wife, Jeanette.  He also enjoyed boating, and traveling to Key West.

Dr. McDowell is survived by his wife, Lisa Lloyd McDowell, and four children Matthew Ray (Land O'Lakes, FL), Melinda Anne (Steamboat Springs, CO), Ryan Christopher (Key Biscayne, FL), and Jennifer Leigh (North Bay Village, FL); Siblings, Richard (Jan) McDowell (Evansville, IN) and Renda (Roger) Riggs (Danville, IN). He was the proud grandfather of nine grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends on Monday, January 31, 2022 from 1:00 until 2:00 pm, followed by the funeral service in the Henry Chapel of First Baptist Church of Orlando.  Interment will follow the 2:00 pm service at Dr. Phillips Cemetery.

The family requests that any donations should be made to First Baptist  Church of Orlando.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Adonnis DeAndre Cora

Adonnis DeAndre Cora, 30, of Orlando, passed away Monday, January 10th, 2022 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.  Born March 6, 1991, to Vikki M. Cora & Robert Early. He was born a twin to Adrienne Cora at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando. He worked as stocker for Walmart & porter at burger king giving them the best service. 

Adonnis would also assistant his sister Adrienne with her project such as providing service at Valencia Film Festival & Orlando film festival. He kept his sister focused and organized and made sure the home was taken care of. He would feed and help those in need because he watched his mother Vikki do it. He gave his life, love, and time to his family & friends. His laugh, smile, personality, and spirit will dearly be missed.

Calling hours will be held 10:00 am until 12:00 pm on Thursday, January 27, 2022, followed by the funeral service with Pastor Darrel Rewis officiating at Dobbs Funeral Home.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Anthony Phillip Pernice

Anthony Phillip Pernice, 33, of Winter Springs, passed away unexpectedly on January 17th. 2022.  He was born in Kansas City, Missouri to loving parents, Phillip and Valerie (Mayer) Pernice, and he filled their lives with joy.

Anthony graduated from Winter Springs High School in 2006 and later successfully completed a degree in Mathematics at the University of Central Florida. He was passionate about music and had an affinity for animals. Anthony was loving, loyal and kind to his family and friends and he was excited for his future. His family was proud of his growth and was hopeful for all that life had to offer him. His presence is sorely missed and his loss deeply felt. 

Anthony was a loving brother to his sister, Alexandra (Pernice) Etayo, brother-in-law to Edward Etayo and doting uncle to his niece, Annalise Etayo. He leaves his maternal grandmother, Beverly Mayer and his paternal grandmother, Rosetta Pernice, as well as his many aunts, uncles and cousins. Anthony is predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Bill Mayer and maternal uncle, Lynn Mayer as well as his paternal grandfather, Rudy Pernice.

A private funeral service will be held per the family’s request.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Anthony's honor to: Orange County Animal Services, Pet Rescue & Adoption Center, 2769 Conroy Road, Orlando, FL 32839.


Saturday, January 22, 2022

Emiro Ojeda Fernandez

Emiro Ojeda Fernandez, 74, of Maracalbo Venezuela, passed away Saturday, January 15th, 2022 at Health Central Hospital in  Ocoee,   He was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela,  the son of the late Luzmila (Fernandez)  and Emiro  Fernandez and was employed as a beverage sales manager.

Emira leaves to cherish his memory, wife Ana Luisa  also of Venezuela; daughter Ana Monica Ojeda, of Orlando; son,Alfredo Ojeda, of Chile'; 3 grandchildren; Santiago Govea, Laura Govea both of Orlando and Paula Ojeda of Chile'.

The family will be receiving friends from 4:00 until 6:00 pm with the funeral mass at 5:00 pm on Monday, January 24th, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home, with Father Heitor Castoldi officiating.


Oh Dios, cuya Misericordia es infinita y cuyos tesoros de compasion no tienen limites, miranos con Tu favor y aumenta Tu Misericordia dentro de nosotros, para que en nuestras grandes ansiedades no desesperemos, sino que siempre, con gran confianza, nos conformemos con Tu Santa Voluntad,  la cual es identica con Tu Misericordia, por Nuestro Senor Jesucristo, Rey de Misericordia, quien con Vos y el Espiritu Santo manifiesta Misericordia hacia nosotros por siempre.  Amen.

Lall Beharry

Lall Beharry, age 72, was a caring husband, loving father of three children and an affectionate grandfather of four grandchildren. Lall was born on July 5, 1949 in Bath Settlement, Guyana and grew up surrounded by his large family where he had 9 brothers and 3 sisters.

He was known for being a kind man with a warm spirit. He had a passion for playing cricket when he was in high school and even went to the extent of scoring well over a century (187 runs) in a single game!  As a cricket player he had the position of being a top end fast bowler along with being an excellent batsman. In his village, he was acknowledged as being the most feared cricket player they had ever seen.

While Lall resided in Guyana he took on the job of being a carpenter as well as working on an estate. From there he decided to move to the United States on May 17, 1979 along his family and ended up in Cleveland, Ohio. From here now, he worked long hours as a machine operator in which he took the responsibility of taking care of his wife and kids. Lall was influenced by his family to be a loving and caring man, always giving his time for others, and he incorporated that into his fatherhood. He was known for spoiling his kids along with his grandchildren with anything they wanted. When it came time to having breakfast or dinner he would prepare his famous dishes for the family.

In his leisure time, he loved working in his garden planting various plants, playing ball with his grandkids and fishing. Aside from all of this he was a dedicated Hindu who followed his religion to the best of his abilities. Lall even when on to teach his kids and grandkids about the Hindu faith and had them engaged in religious service. 

Lall was known for having nicknames such as Nemo. He is a devoted and well respected individual that will be greatly missed by his family and friends. In addition, he will be dearly missed by his wife, children and grandchildren and will continue to live in their hearts and minds forever.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Monday, January 24, 2022, followed by the funeral service on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 9:00 am until 11:15 am at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will follow the service at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.


Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Luis Fernando Velez

Luis Fernando Velez Restrepo, 65, of Orlando FL, passed away, Sunday January 9, 2022 at his home with the love of his life, his wife. 

A celebration of life service will be held on  Wednesday January 19 at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811.

Luis was born July 28, 1956 in Colombia. He lived most of his youth in Medellin, Colombia. Were he married the love of his life Miryam (Vargas) Velez in 1982. In 1983 they welcomed their first child, a son, Johao Fernando Velez.  It was later that year that they decided to make a change, and they migrated to the United States. A few years after in 1987 they welcomed their second child, a daughter, Kelly Velez. They settled in Port Chester, NY and lived their until 2018. When they finally retired and moved to Florida.

Luis loved sports, especially soccer, where his favorite teams were the Colombian National soccer team and Athletico Nacional. He worked as a maintenance manager for 20 years. He spent his free time watching various sports games live and on TV; and he played soccer, ping pong and swam on the weekends. He also enjoyed movies and playing on his tablets. Luis was always there to spend time with relatives and friends and help with household projects.

Luis is survived by his wife Miryam of 40 years, son Johao Fernando Velez, daughter Kelly Velez, and 5 grandchildren Luis, Elyjah, Faith, Leyah, and Isaac. Luis was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to everyone. He brought a smile to everyone’s face with his laugh and his charismatic way of life.