Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Rogelio (Roger) Correa


Rogelio (Roger) Correa

Born Aug 12, 1949-Died May 25, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rogelio (Roger) Correa, on May 25, 2023, in his home in Orlando, FL.  He was a beloved husband, grandfather, and great grandfather who filled void in all of our lives in a time when it was needed most.

Roger was born on August 12, 1949, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  He grew up with his siblings and attended university at Colegio Technologico de la Comunidad del Municipio de San Juan Colegio in Puerto Rico where he obtained a degree in Electronics in Technology.  He went on to work for Xerox where he made lifelong friends.  Roger worked for Xerox for 45 years where he retired from in 2014.

Roger was a devoted husband to his wife, Miriam, for 29 years. From the day they met they were inseparable. They had four children, 13 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren, whom he adored. Roger was a kind and generous person. He’s love was unmeasurable and infectious. Through his life we learned how to love and overcome life’s challenges.

Roger was an avid camper and enjoyed spending time outdoors with his wife and friends.
He loved to travel and explore new places with his wife.  Roger had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. He always helped with fixing his family’s electronic devices and cars.  He spent many days teaching his kids how to drive and fix our cars. He said he was not a mechanic, but the car made him act like one. He will be remembered for his infectious smile and kind heart. He lit up every room he walked into.

He is proceeded by his Parents, sister Rose, grandson Elijah Correa and grandson Josiah Correa.   

He is survived by children Rachel Rivera, Alberic Correa, Peter (Chris) Fontanez, three children-in-laws David Rivera, Anita Correa, Pamela Fontanez, grand children Yosmanni (Anthony) Reeves, Samantha Diaz & Daniel, Destiny Diaz & Eric, Jasmine Rivera, Anaiza Correa & Joseph, Sarai Correa, Israel Fontanez, Isabel Fontanez, Deante Lindo, Yazirah Jones, Xavier Jones, and great grandchildren Sofia Ramirez, Mateo Ramirez, Valentina Ramirez, Mia Melendez.

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Gaston "Crazy" Davis


Gaston Davis was born to the last Florence Davis and Nathaniel Huggins in Nevis on December 26th, 1959. He departed this earthly life on April 26th, 2023. He is survived by his 2 children Carla and Gaston Davis, his 8 beautiful grandchildren, and brothers: Robert (Dude) David, Emile (Smith) A. Smith, Carlisle (Bassie) Davis, and Winston (Merchie) Davis. Many loving Nieces and nephews and his countless friends.

              Gaston grew up in Cotton Ground where his love for fishing sparked his passion for travel. This leads him across many oceans from St. Kitts to Anguilla and St. Thomas where he then loved for over 20 plus years working in Industrial and residential construction. Gaston lived out his last years in Orlando with his children and grandchildren here he traveled to 15 countries and cruised on the Caribbean and Pacific oceans. He also got to attend 2 live WWE events which we all knew he loved, him some wrestling.

              He enjoyed traveling, dancing, swimming, wrestling and we can’t forget his love for food. He would take on projects and be very helpful to anyone who asked for his help. A lover of Soca & Calypso. It was always a movie watching him dance.

              Gaston lived his life to the fullest. A great Dad, that would do anything for his family & loved ones. He made everyone that knew him laugh, cry, and clap at all the stories he shared. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Wilma James

Wilma Matilda James, born in Colihaut Dominica, the daughter of Morille and Rosie LeCointe, whom predeceased her. Wilma left this earthly realm on May 10th, 2023, at the tender age of Seventy Seven after a long illness.

It would be wrong to say that Wilma lost the battle because she never stopped fighting no matter how bad her pain, she was always determined.  Through her, we know what resistance and perseverance truly looks like. Just because she is no longer here doesn’t mean she lost the fight.

Wilma comes from a family of 14, where 3 siblings predeceased her. She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth and Lolita, Son-In-Law Phil, Five (5) grand-children, Two (2)great grand’s, Five(5) brothers, Five (5) sisters and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 2nd from 6:00pm – 8:00-pm at Dobbs Funeral Home located at 430 North Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811.

Final viewing scheduled for June 3rd from 10:30am to 11:25am, with Celebration of Life immediately following at St. Andrews Catholic Church   801 N Hastings St Orlando, FL. 32808


Friday, May 19, 2023

Rogelio Datuin

Rogelio Datuin, a Journeyman electrician, passed away at the age of 59 on April 28, 2023. For 30 years, he became a good electrician, and father to a loving wife and son. He’s made many friends throughout his life and carved out a life for his family. A fisherman and religious Roman Catholic, he valued friendship and never asked for more than anything.  Even during his final moments, he had no regrets and wanted anyone and everyone to know he was a good man.

Rogelio leaves behind his wife of 55 years years, Anelyn Datuin, and his only son, Emanuel Datuin. The funeral service with be held at Dobbs Cremation & Funeral Services, 430 N Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811 on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 12PM—5PM. All are welcome to attend. There will be packaged food to take home after the service. We hope to see you there.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Noelia Rosario Cruz

A woman of faith who loves going to church to worship Jehova God. She raised 5 responsible loving fearful women of God. She enjoyed her time sitting at the edge of the beach reflecting how wonderful God’s creation is, it was a peaceful place for her. Her first daughter Noemi De Leon born when she was only 15 years old followed by Isabel De Leon, Sandra De Leon, Mayra De Leon & her baby girl Grisel Barbosa. She was a protector & loving mom & grandma of 9 grandkids & 12 great grandkids. She has 4 surviving brothers Cesar Rosario, Felix Rosario, Oscar Rosario & Jesus Rosario. Her sister is Magdalena Rosario. The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm.  The funeral service will be at 8:00 pm.  Visitation and the funeral service will be held at Solid Rock Temple of Faith on Friday, May 19th, 2023.  The church is located at 2160 N. Hiawassee Road, Orlando FL 32818.

Mujer de fe, temedora del Altísimo Omnipotente Jehova Dios y su hijo Jesucristo, quien disfrutaba de ir a la iglesia para disfrutar de la hermandad cristiana todos los fines de semana aunque estuviera enferma. Mujer sufrida, luchadora y protectora de sus hijas y nietos. Madre de 5 mujeres ejemplares trabajadoras comenzando con su hija mayor Noemi De Leon, Isabel De Leon, Sandra De Leon, Mayra De Leon y Grisel Barbosa. Sus hermanos Cesar Rosario, Félix Rosario, Oscar Rosario y hermana Magdalena Rosario. Con 9 nietos y 12 bisnietos.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Zanipha Jokhan

 Zanipha Jokhan, age 61, of Davenport, FL, passed away on, Monday, May 1st, 2023 at AdventHealth Care Center Celebration, in Kissimmee FL.  She was born in Trinidad,  on January 24th, 1962, daughter of the late Zuliakha Balkaran and Esack  Mohammed.

A public viewing will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando at 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 pm with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating on May 3rd, 2023

Friday, March 31, 2023

Siara Nichel Jones

Siara Nichel Jones, age 30, of Clermont Florida, was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She is the beautiful daughter of Darryl Jones, Sr. and Lisa Clarke. She is the fourth of five children from this union.  She was preceded in death by: Charles Jones, grandfather and Mary Clarke, grandmother.

Siara moved to Orlando, Florida with her family at the early age of one. She matriculated through the Orange County and Seminole County Public School Systems. She received her High School Diploma from Kaplan University Preparatory High School. Siara, self-motivated, continued her post-secondary education. She attended Florida College of Natural Health and received her Massage Therapy Diploma. She attended Southern College and received her Medical Assisting Certification. Siara attended Purdue University Global and received Degrees in Associates of Applied Science in Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Forensic Psychology. Siara received many certificates from and became Certified by The Department of Children and Families. She received Christ at an early age and began her spiritual journey at Radiant Life Prophetic Ministries.

Siara projected the Love, Compassion and Understanding of God as a Spiritual Counselor. She enjoyed engaging in conversations with her clients, friends and family to determine feelings and apprehensions, to help them deal with realities and develop coping skills. Her guidance, motivation, encouragement and positive disposition helped everyone. She always made herself available to help regardless of the day or hour. Her comforting words gave strength, and her smile gave assurance.

Siara loved spending time with her son, nieces, nephews and siblings. She always made short video clippings of them and kept everyone laughing. She enjoyed nail care, lashes and hair day outings with her mom, (Dr. Lisa). Siara loved the beach. The beach was her serenity, relaxation and rejuvenation time. She enjoyed taking her son, Isaiah, niece, Jazlyn, nephew, Devonte, and mom (Dr. Lisa) and Anthony with her to the beaches. She viewed the beach as a cleanser. The beach and its water brought peace and tranquility to her soul and cleansing to her spirit. In her quiet time, she would read books and watch her favorite movies (The Woman King, Conair, Harriet, and Cinderella). Siara also loved spending time with her family and friends barbequing, laughing and having a great time at movie theaters, theme parks and restaurants. Her unconditional nurturing, outgoing, free spirit, and positive vibes made it easy for her to attract and keep many friends.

 On March 25, 2023, God whispered in Siara’s ear and said, “Well done, my good and faithful servant." Her beautiful life will be forever cherished by her Son: Isaiah Jones, Parents: Dr. Lisa (Anthony) Williams and Darryl (Tonya) Jones, Sr.; Siblings: Jyna’ Jones, Darryl (Yaleeth) Jones, II., Eryka Jones, Tiara (Siara’s Twin) Jones, Daquion Williams and Larrisa Estill; GrandParents; Willie Clarke, Sr, Francis Williams, and Bernice Jones; Nieces: Jazlyn Stroman and Juliette Jones, Nephews: Devonte Shuler, Christopher Jones, Julius Jones, and Jasiel Jones; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

David J. McDaniel

David J. McDaniel, age 69, loving husband of Kathie McDaniel, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 22nd at 8:48am in Orlando Fl. He was surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the son of the late Louie J McDaniel and Juanita Nolan McDaniel and was a retired bus driver for Disney Transportation. 

He was a devoted member of Church of the Ascension Episcopal Church in Orlando Fl, where he was a Lay Eucharistic Minister, Reader, and Head of Acolytes and was a friend to everyone. He loved sports and was a devoted Tennessee Volunteer fan and also loved the Atlanta Braves.

David was survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Kathie L. McDaniel, sons Jonathan D. McDaniel (Mallory McDaniel) and Zachary McDaniel, Sister Dianne McDaniel Medley, Four Grandchildren, Aubree McDaniel, Peyton McDaniel, Neyland McDaniel, and Jackson McDaniel. He was a very loving father and grandfather and cherished every moment he had with them. He had several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and tons of friends! 

The funeral service will be held in the Church of the Ascension Sanctuary at 2:00pm on April 1, 2023, starting with a visitation at 1:00pm. Following the interment in the Memorial Garden, there will be a Reception in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to the Church of the Ascension. 

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the McDaniel family.


Thursday, March 30, 2023

Rajkumar "Donald" Barasatie

Rajkumar was born on November 05, 1954 to Boris and Sookraje Barasatie in Dinsley Village, Trinidad and Tobago. Rajkumar was one of seven siblings. His brothers and sisters include: Dilip, Nimni, Dawa, Bonnie, Sharmin, Carmen and Clyde.  Rajkumar was an avid cricket player in his youth and played for the Dinsley Cricket team. In June 1981 he married his wife Sooroojdaye Barasatie in a traditional Hindu wedding in Trinidad. In 1983 Rajkumar had his first child, Camille Barasatie, his daughter. In 1986 they left Trinidad and moved to Lauderhill, Fl. Rajkumar became a truck driver for Builders Square and Home Depo. He was a dedicated employee and always strived to do his best. In 1989 he welcomed his second child, Kerry Barasatie, his son.  Rajkumar was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather.  He was very kind and humble. He always put family and his friends first. He never complained about anything. He was a lover of all sports and was one of the biggest fans of the Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, University of Miami and the Panthers. His knowledge of his favorite sports teams was unsurpassed in his community.  He passed away at a young age of 68 on March 24, 2023. He was surrounded by his wife and family.

Rajkumar is survived by his wife, Sooroojdaye of 41 years, his daughter Camille and her husband Michael. His son Kerry and his 2 sons Dominic and Josh and his wife Kendra and her 2 sons Juhseyeus and Isaiah and they have one daughter Payton. Rest in Peace Juju Warrior!

Viewing will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on April 1st 2023 at the time of 6pm-8pm.  Service and followed by Cremation will be at Dobbs Funeral Home on Sunday April 2nd, 2023 from 7:00 am to 9:30 am.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Sherlene Carter

Sherlene Carter, age 73, of Orlando, FL passed away Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 at her home.   She was born in New York, NY, the daughter  of the late Matte (Johnson)  and Sylvester  Shepard.  Sherlene was employed as a school cafeteria worker for public schools.

Sherlene leaves to cherish her memory, husband Henry Carter, two sons Roderick Cannon, Eric Cannon; two sisters, Sharon Tyson, all of Orlando, Gayle Richardson of Atlanta;  two brothers Kenneth Richardson of Orlando, Sylvester Shepard of Tallahassee.   She is also survived by 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, March 31st, 2023 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 at the Funeral Home with Pastor Alex Richardson officiating.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

William "Rob" Hurd

William “Rob” Hurd, 70, passed away peacefully in his home on February 19, surrounded by his family. 

Rob was born in Orlando, FL and built friendships that lasted a lifetime. In his teen years, Rob found the two most important things that would shape his life forever…his Jesus & his June. He lovingly walked with them both his whole life. 

Rob served as an Orange County fire fighter for 20 years and owned and operated a business he was proud of for 23 years. Later in life, he became a proud team member at Caliber1 Construction for 10 years. But Rob’s life was never defined by his occupation. He lived a life devoted to Jesus & his family. Rob was a great friend, an amazing father and a firm foundation for all who knew him. When asked about his bucket list, Rob smiled, held back tears, and pointed at his 5 grandkids. Being “grandaddy” was his best accomplishment and his greatest joy. 

He is survived and will forever be cherished by his wife of 49 years, June, son Robby, daughter Heather, son in law Ian, and his 5 grandkids Laney, Branson, Georgia, Hayes & Pierce. 

We will celebrate his life on March 18 in Henry Chapel at First Baptist Church Orlando at 2pm. A reception to gather with the family and enjoy stories of his life will follow in Faith Hall from 3:30-5:30pm. 

In leu of flowers, please consider donating to St Jude’s children’s hospital. Rob fought cancer with great strength, but it was not easy. He often said “children should never have to go through this.” 

While we will miss him forever, we are so grateful that he is healed & in his forever home with his Savior

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Jorel Aime

Jorel Aime, age 52, of Orlando, FL, Tuesday, February 14th, 2023 at his residence.   He was born in  Les Cayes, Haiti,  on August 10, 1970, a son of the late Saintima (Oscar)  and Charites  Aime.  He was employed as a public transportation driver. 

Jorel leaves to cherish his memory, wife Marie Angeline St. Hubert;  two daughters, Catrina Aime, Diana Aime all of Orlando; five sons Mackenley Aime, of Winter Springs,  Jorel Aime, Jr., Joel Omar Aime, Joel Faris Aime,  Oliver Donald Aime, all of Orlando and 4 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends at 10:00 am followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, March 10th, 2023 with Pasteur Jocelin Brun officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Orlando Memorial Gardens.


Monday, February 27, 2023

Betty Phulbas Singh

Betty Phulbas Singh, age 93 of Orlando, FL, passed away Tuesday, February 21st, 2023.  She was born in Belfield, Guyana the daughter of the late Jinnu and Mulri and was employed as a dental technician.

Betty leaves to cherish her memory, daughters Sandra Smith of Leicester England, Elizabeth Singh of Orlando, Ramona Singh of Queens, New York, Nerupa Singh of New York, New York; sons  Sobharam Singh of Bristol Connecticut, Russell Singh of Orlando; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Monday, February 27th, 2023 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm.   A traditional Hindu service will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 7:30 am until 9:30 am.  At 10:00 am interment will be held at Metro Crematory in Ocoee, FL. 

Bissoon Dial Singh

Bissoon Dial Singh, age 78, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, February 26th, 2023 at AdventHealth Winter Park.  He was born in Bartica, Guyana,  the son of the late Sancharie (Beharry)  and Dourbeja  Singh and was employed as a delivery driver.

Bissoon leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, Navana Sing;  two brothers Mohabeer Singh, Hanoman Singh, all of Orlando; sister Keawley Singh of New York; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  

The family will be receiving friends at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 followed by the funeral service at 3:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home. 

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Roscoe Harrison Smith

Roscoe Harrison Smith, age 69, of Orlando, FL passed away Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, FL.  He was born in West Point, NY  the son of Sylvia (Jellison) Smith, of Sanford, Maine and the late Ernest Smith.  He served in the United States Navy and was a Rigger in a Naval Ship Yard.

Roscoe is predeceased by his daughter Cynthia Allaire (2016) and leaves to cherish his memory, his mother Sylvia Jellison Smith of Sanford, Maine; wife Donna DeMotte Smith of Orlando; daughter Renee Allen of Orlando; son Nathan Smith of Lebanon,  ME; brother Holland Smith of Lebanon, ME;  six sisters, Christine Valentine, of Rochester, NH; Kathy Roberts, of Dover, NH; Sandra Clough, of North Berwick, ME; Sylvia Healy-Knox, of Wells, ME; Ernestine Place, of North Berwick, ME; Gladys Murry, of North Berwick, ME; and 8 grandchildren.  He will be interred at Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale, Maine. 

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Virginia Elaine Edmonds Young

 Virginia Elaine Edmonds Young, age 73, loving wife of Anthony “Andy” Young, went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ February 13, 2023 after a two year epic fight with cancer.

Elaine was born September 23, 1949 in Asheville, North Carolina to the late Reverend Oscar S. Edmonds, Jr. and Ellen Landreth Edmonds. She earned her high school diploma from T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. After high school, Elaine attended the Institute for Christian Service at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. After BJU, she graduated from the Anderson School of Practical Nursing, Anderson Memorial Hospital in Anderson, South Carolina.

She met Andy while living in Anderson and they were married on August 18, 1973 in Travelers Rest, South Carolina at Bethany Baptist Church where her father pastored.

Elaine accepted Jesus as her personal Savior as a young girl during a revival meeting under the preaching of evangelist Bill Piper at Rocky River Baptist Church, Iva, South Carolina where her father was pastor.

She and Andy lived in South Carolina, Tennessee, and eventually settled in Florida in 1985. Prior to moving to Florida she worked as a lead reviewer/auditor with the Peer Review Organization (PRO) with the South Carolina Medical Foundation. After moving to Florida, she was employed with the Florida PRO in the Orlando region. She began her career at Orlando Health/Health Central Hospital in 1988 as the UR Coordinator/Nurse Case Manager and retired from Orlando Health/Health Central in 2018 after 30 years of service.

Over the years, Elaine served in her local church teaching children in Sunday School and Children’s church and volunteering at the Center for Pregnancy of First Baptist Orlando.  She loved teaching the Bible and telling Bible stories with great enthusiasm. Serving at First Baptist Orlando since 1990, she and Andy volunteered in 2018 to move to the new campus at Horizon West to teach in the KIDS ministry. At her retirement in 2018 she also volunteered at the Mike Conley Hospice House of Cornerstone Hospice Foundation in Clermont, Florida.   She was also active up until the last month of her illness with the Pillow Project ministry ( to the homeless in Orlando. She stuffed pillows for the ministry when she was not physically able to go to the streets and distribute sandwiches, hygiene kits, pillows, and Bibles.

Elaine is survived by her husband of 50 years, Andy Young and one son, Nathan (Carrie) Young of Orlando, Florida. She has one precious granddaughter, Ella Celeste. One brother, Ret. Col. George (Charlene) Edmonds of Salem, Ohio. Also, a nephew Robert Jason (Elizabeth) Parris of Milton, Vermont, and nieces Katie Elaine (Michael) Catlow of Gaffney, South Carolina, and Julie (Chris) Colquitt of Peachtree Corners, Georgia. A brother-in-law, Sam Parris of Gaffney, South Carolina. She was pre-deceased by her sister Deborah Annabelle Parris of Gaffney, South Carolina.

Pallbearers for Elaine are men from the Peters E-Life Group and the Souldiers for Christ Life Group.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to The Horizon West Church KIDS Ministry, 3000 John Young Parkway, Orlando, Florida, 32805 or The Center for Pregnancy of First Baptist Orlando, 3000 John Young Parkway, Orlando Florida, 32805 or

The family will greet friends on Wednesday, February 22nd, from 10 until 11 am at the Marie Williams Chapel located on the campus of First Baptist Church of Orlando, 3000 John Young Parkway, Orlando Florida 32805. The Celebration of Elaine Young’s life will be at 11 am in the Chapel, followed by a reception in Faith Hall 3rd Floor.

The burial will be at 2:30 pm at Oak Hill Cemetery, 901 East Avenue, Clermont, FL 34711.

Arrangements entrusted to Dobbs Funeral Home, Orlando, Florida.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Zephiniah Lee Exume'

Zephiniah Lee Exume', age 22 of Orlando, passed
away on Monday, January 30, 2023.  He was a native Floridian and the son of Zephiniah Callwood and Casandra Coulanges and was employed in the food industry.  

Zephiniah leaves to cherish his memory,  Adoptive mom Marise Woolley; Grandmother: Gladys Exume; Brothers: Zachariah Exume, Gregory Woolley; Sisters: Chelsea Exume, Marlene Woolley; Niece: Skky St.Louis; Aunt: Mona Michel, Betty Exume; Uncles: Bernard Exume, Fritz Exume, Ernest Exume; Cousins: Reggie Boucicaut, Shinah Exume, Daniel Exume, Natalie Exume, Sterling Shakespeare, Spencer Shakespeare, Sydney Shakespeare; Father: Darrell Callwood Jr. (Deceased), Brothers: Maliki Callwood-Capers, Te'Sijah Callwood-Weeks (Deceased) Grandmother: Sandra Gaton Todman, Grandfathers: Darrell Callwood Sr. (Deceased) Aunts: Shenell Callwood-Williams, Kymisha Callwood- Dawson, Shantell Callwood- Willams, Nicole, DaResha, Kymora, and Zephaniah Callwood, Keishelle, Kurell, Krystal, and Kierra Todman, Uncles: Keshawn and Isaiah Callwood, Kevin Todman Jr., Cousins: Shacoi Williams Sr. (Shacoi Jr., Sariah), Shamoi Clemmence, Sha-coya Williams (Anari McCoy, Akyra Pariall), Shamoya Clemmence (Kyaire Sparrow), Hamishee Jr. (Deceased), Hamisha, and Harmony Williams, Guyani Williams (deceased), G’Mari Williams, SeKya Williams, Ky'Marli, Ky'Mahl, Ky' Andre and Ky’Asia Dawson, Ke' Ami Callwood, Jahzara and Kiziah George, Jamiah McCurvin, Ma'Kai Hardrick, Mi'kael Bryan. 

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 9:30 am, followed by the funeral service at 10:30 am with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Orlando Memorial Gardens in Apopka. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Elenore Carr Granville


      Retired Nurse Administrator Stephanie Elenore Carr Granville age 79, of Orlando, FL., passed away
 January 12, 2023 in St. Petersburg, FL.

     Elenore (as everyone knew her) was born on June 30, 1943 in the New York Hospital in New York City.  She is the daughter of the late John Climpson Granville, her father and to Mildred Agatha Granville, her mother whom preceded mom in death.

     They had 5 children, Elenore’s 3 brothers Winston, Stromme and James Carr Granville whom also preceded her in death.  She is survived by 1 sister Julia A. Pegram;  Elenore is also survived by her 3 children, Stephanie E. Meo, Henry John Jackson and Ajewel Granville; daughter-in-law Rose Wesonga Jackson; 10 grandson, 2 granddaughters, 2 great-granddaughters and 1 great-grandson.

     Both her parents were born in Jamaica, West Indies, the family took residence in Harlem to raise their children.  She graduated from Commerce High School in New York and went to St. Francis College for nursing, nursing health administrator where she graduated with both Bachelor of Science degree and her Masters degree. She became a registered nurse and worked at these hospitals to name a few: Bellevue, Elmhurst and New York Hospital where she worked as a charge nurse and retired from her nursing career as a Nurse Administrator.  Elenore also lived in Jamaica West Indies with family and later Los Angeles, California Where she continued to excel in her career as a nurse before returning back to New York.

     She was very loyal to her staff and patients.  Never wanted to leave both and patients without encouraging them and sharing about her (our) Lord Jesus Christ when she had a moments chance.  Mom said, “no patient ever died on her watch while she was their nurse”.  She was loved by her staff and every patient she cared for.  Indeed, she was truly a nurse; this was her true calling.  Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse.   Momma said that God called, chose her to be His very special nurse.  Well Done My Good and Faithful Servant, Come on Home. 

  Our mother’s life touched the hearts of every person she ever came in contact with; family, dear friends, family of God, nursing co-workers, superiors, patients.  Those that were touched by mom understood that mom was very strong, independent woman, in all that she did.

     Her greatest call of all was her relationship with the true and living God Almighty through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit.  Her light shone wherever she went, shared her faith with all those she came in contact with, never ashamed of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Even to her final days in the hospital mom was able to share her faith.

     Elenore and her daughter Ajewel moved to Florida in the 90’s to be joined several years later by her daughter Stephanie and her children.  Also her son Henry John (Johnny) and his family.  She enjoyed the years she lived in Florida until she moved to Marietta, Georgia, October 5, 2012.  Mom resided 10 years in Georgia and in her final months relocated back to Clearwater, Florida hoping her next move will be back to Orlando: City Beautiful which she would live until God called her Home

     Elenore accomplished as a little girl, playing the piano to where she played in Carnegie Hall and was well recognized for her talent.  In her adulthood she worked on a charitable organization “International Childcare Conference “The Womb” to feed and care for mothers and children in need of assistance with food, shelter, and healthcare.  She wrote a book “The Cry of a Nurse” re: shortage of nurses, and how important nurses are.

     Her biggest venture is when she went on her 2 favorite game shows, “Let’s Make A Deal”, Wayne Brady “The price Is Right” Drew Carey for her 70thbirthday with her family.  Drew Carey came to her personally and wished her Happy 70th Birthday, hugged and kissed momma.  What a birthday!  Mom continued on through the years to enjoy her game shows.  We would sit and watch them with her especially when Stephanie, her older daughter came to visit.  What joy would come over her to have her game show buddy with her: Stephanie.  They also watched Christian T.V., had great times in the Lord rejoicing. Prayers were very important, reading, studying the Word.

     Mom enjoyed a couple of other shows such as  TLC – 90 days where she and her younger daughter Ajewel watched and had good laughs with. Our brother Johnny would watch more action movies with her. The best is when the grandchildren, great grands visited and enjoyed and spoiled them.  Her children, grandchildren, great-grands, her sister Julia’s family was most blessed and valuable gift to her from God. 

     When mom transitioned home to Heaven my sister Ajewel and I were with her.  Mom held on waiting for Ajewel and to get to the hospital.  We were blessed to have a few hours with her where we loved all over her still believing and praying mom would make it through and she did: God’s Way!  He has other plans for mom.  Well done my Good and Faithful Servant, come on Home.

     We love you Momma, Grandma, Sister, Auntie, Cousin, dear Friend and will never forget you. You’ll always and forever live in our hearts, minds, memories. Mom taught us her children, grandchildren to great grandchildren to love God, yourself and others.  To be strong, independent, educated, career, compassionate, kind, be a blessing to others, never forget our African American, Caribbean, Cuban, European heritage, but most of all our heritage in Christ Jesus; most important!  Our spiritual life just like all areas in our lives is very important. Jesus the way, the truth, the life!


We Love You Momma! Sleep In Heavenly Peace Momma!  

Till that blessed day, we all meet again in Christ Jesus, our Lord. Amen!

The family will be receiving friends at Church of the Ascension located at 4950 Apopka-Vineland Rd, Orlando FL 32819 from 9:30 am until 11:55 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 28th, 2023 with Father Christopher Brathwaite officiating.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Orlando Memorial Gardens in Apopka.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Harlan Christopher Squier

Harlan Christopher Squier, 27, passed away on January 16, 2023. He was born on November 6, 1995 to Graham and Melissa Squier in Orlando, Florida.  Christopher, or Chris, as we called him, was always a big personality. He was born into this world in a matter of 35 minutes and never stopped his full speed. Chris was a wonderful child, 98th percentile the doctors would say as he grew. Then, school began and he carried his caring heart to the younger students, especially to the students who needed more. He was always achieving high scores and in the top of his classes. Chris danced competitively, he wrestled on his high school team, he played football and loved all the activity and connections these sports gave him. He couldn't be just a little personality, he was always a big personality, touching as many people as he could with his heart. High School was a challenge for Chris. On the outside he fit in, he looked good, he spoke well and was highly intelligent... but on the inside he was in pain. His addiction began and sadly took his life in the end. Chris went to Asheville, North Carolina and found recovery. Chris' "family" in Asheville meant the world to him, the 8 years he spent in Asheville helped him discover so much about himself. Chris was sober for almost 6 years, but around year 4 he started letting the addict start making choices for him. They were just small choices and they couldn't hurt. If you know addiction, give an inch and it takes a mile. He couldn't stop, it wouldn't let him. His addiction finally took his life, at 27-years-old, for which we are heartbroken, saddened, and shattered.

Christopher is survived by his mother and father Graham and Melissa Squier, his brother and sister in law, Ted and Betsy Coderman, his sister and brother in law, Brittany and Steve Trumbull, and his sister Abbie Squier. He has two nieces, Mae and Maliena and three nephews, Steven, Kane and Witin. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother (Nana), Vernice Andriotis, his paternal Great Aunt, Margaret Johnson and her children and grandchildren, his uncles, Pete Andriotis, Jon Andriotis, Greg Andriotis and his wife Wendy, Alan Squier and his Aunt Susanne Armentrout. He is also survived by his maternal 1st cousins, Pete IV, Gary, Tony, Anita, Gregory Michael and his wife Alisha, Lindsay and her husband Jon, Nicholas, Caroline, Camden and his fiance Hannah, Eric and his wife Anastasia, Jesse and his paternal 1st cousins, Eric and Haley and her husband Steve and second cousins.

A family viewing will take place at Dobbs Funeral Home 430 N Kirkman Rd, Orlando, Florida 32811, Monday evening, January 23rd, at 5:00 pm followed by an open viewing at 6:00 pm for those who cannot make the service on Tuesday.

Services will be provided by Dobbs Funeral Home and held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on 801 Hastings Street, Orlando, Fl 32808 on January 24th. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Catholic service begins at 11:00 a.m.

Come as you are, Chris wouldn't want it any other way. This has been very painful to write so we hope we haven't missed anyone. A memorial service for Chris will be held later in Asheville, date/time will be announced once finalized.

We have a zoom option for those that cannot attend. Link found here: Zoom meeting code: 895 3831 2323, Passcode: 123456 The zoom link is open from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Jason E. Guarino

Jason E. Guarino, 47 unexpectedly passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday January 6, 2023 in Orlando Florida. As a father, son, brother, and husband, he was loved by us, and was a vital member of our family as to those that had the privilege to know him and call him friend. His passing has left a hole in our hearts and souls; he will be missed but never, ever forgotten.

Jason was born in Denville N.J., lived in Vernon and graduated Vernon H.S in 1993. He attended Lincoln Technical School majoring in Heating and Air Conditioning. Once H.V.A.C. Certified he worked in the Vernon area before moving to Orlando Florida with his life long friend Alan Puzio. (Jason always hated the cold!) In Orlando he started a successful contracting / remodeling business specializing in Kitchens and Baths in and around the Orlando area. His design skills, craftsmanship, work ethics and attention to details earned him a reputation as one of the best craftsmen in the area. He took pride in making sure the customer was always happy with the finished job and will often work weekends and nights to complete a job on time as promised.

Jason when not working enjoyed being outside, camping, fishing, skeet shooting, quiet time at the beach and playing his guitar with Alan and friends in their band “Maryanns Jacket.” He especially looked forward to his yearly meet up to relax, ride his Harley and camp with his close friends during “Daytona Bike Week”. (You all were and are valued friends of Jason and Teresa. Thank You). Jason passed on his love of Harleys to his son Chase. He loved riding together with him by his side. Sharing the road, his friends, the culture and traditions with his son gave him great joy, pride and the biggest smile.

Jason is survived by his parents Anne Marie and Anthony Guarino, his son Chase Guarino, his wife Teresa Garrigan, brother Lee Guarino, sister in-law Carita Guarino, nephew Townsend Guarino, Uncle Glen and Aunt Marie Guarino, Aunt Deborah Guarino, Aunt Sharon and Uncle James Pendorf and Aunt Adriane Guarino (deceased). Cousins Elaine Gay, James, Lucas, Justin, Joshua, Daniel, Brianne and Dale. He also cherished the company of his fur baby Roxy a 127 lb Rottweiler who still thinks she is and supposed to be a lap dog.

 A memorial service to celebrate Jason’s Life will be held at 11:00 am Saturday February 18, 2023 at the Church of the Ascension, 4950 Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando 32819


Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Guerrier Pierre

Guerrier Pierre, age 57, of Orlando, passed away January 6th, 2023 at Adventhealth  in Altamonte Springs.  He was born in Lagunave, Haiti,  the son of the late Delcame (Paul)  and Fils Aime Pierre and was a retail business owner.

Guerrier leaves to cherish his memory, wife Zilemie (Saimpre) Pierre of Orlando;  five daughters, Guerlite Pierre of Haiti, Guerda Pierre of Paris, Guerdy Pierre, Princess Pierre, and Guerlinda Pierre all of Orlando; three sons Guerson Pierre,  Jean Pierre both of Paris and  Guerrier Pierre of Orlando; 

The family will be receiving friends from 9:00 am until 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service on Saturday, January 21st, 2023 at Christ Sanctified Church of Orlando located at 5717 N. Pine Hills Rd, Orlando with Pastor Marckson Noel officiating.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Orlando Memorial Gardens located at 5264 Ingram Road, Apopka FL.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Robert Charles Sklenka

On Friday, January 06th, 2023, Robert Charles Sklenka of Orlando, Florida passed away at the age of 100 years old. He was a veteran of the 2nd world war. He was born in 1922 in Springfield, Illinois.  He leaves behind several nieces and nephews in Springfield, Illinois . His family is saddened by the loss. He will be buried at our Lady of Mercy Cemetery in Miami, Florida on Monday, January 16th at 12:30 pm.

Monday, January 9, 2023

Zenilda "Zenny" Hewitt

Zenilda Esther Hewitt, 80, of Orlando, Florida, passed away peacefully on December 29th, 2022 from a Wonderful Life and Family.  

MomMom Zenny was a force to be reckoned with in many ways.  She had a strong and loving heart, but she could bring the hammer down in a minute when she needed to.  She aged so beautifully and gracefully, she was like an Angel on earth.  Her faith in our Catholic religion was unwavering and she was extremely dedicated.  When you visited, there was no way you'd get to leave without her beating you in a game of rummy.  She was strong-willed, loving, faithful, and beautiful human being inside and out.  She loved her great grandchildren, grandchildren, sons and daughter, and she adored PopPop.  She will be missed on earth, but now she is with the rest of our heavenly family, probably beating them in rummy.

Zenny was predeceased by her parents Lionel and Maria Zamora, her husband Darrell W. (Butch) Hewitt Sr., her son Dale Wyatt Hewitt and her grandson Jeffrey Allan Cuda. She is survived by six of her siblings, four of her children Wayne, Robert, Nancy and Kevin, along with nineteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.


Thursday, January 5, 2023

Nancy Gayle Hurley Calhoun

Nancy Gayle Hurley Calhoun passed away on January 1, 2023, in Orlando, Florida, of cardiac arrest after a 20-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 5, 1942, Nancy was reared in upstate New York and the Washington, D.C. area, where she developed a great love for her country.  While attending Ohio Northern University, she met and married Jim Calhoun, the love of her life, who brought her to Mansfield, Ohio where she loved the people but struggled with the weather.  Active in her faith, garden club, drum and dance lessons, Nancy taught her five children to live with faith, humor, humility, curiosity, and service to others. Quick to laugh and bring a smile to everyone, Nancy made every encounter a joy.  She loved the beach, fresh cut flowers, shopping, all things sweet, root beer, entertaining and dressing to the nines. She was the epitome of grace and class.  Her skills and leadership in church positions inspired many and ranged from serving the children, youth and women while keeping the men on their toes.  Her creative talents extended to “Somebunny’s Baskets,” a creative company she began in the 1980’s out of her basement art studio.  Widowed young, she reared her five children in strength and dignity coupled with a lot of  love laughter. Nancy had exceptionally strong faith and gladly shared her witness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with everyone she met.  She is survived by her five children, William (Pargie) Calhoun and their three children (James, Abbie and Liza), Elizabeth (Rob) Rahter (Madeline, Colton, Bryce, Nathan and Aston), Alyssa (Tyler) Jolley (Emma, Jacob, Jack, Kacelyn, Jaycee and Kade), Holly (Christian) Walker (George, Calhoun and Ella), and Curteis (Tisha) Calhoun (Adley, Anneke, Samuel, Ezra and Truman).  A funeral will be held in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. (viewing at 10 a.m.) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3000 South Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, FL 32835.  There will be a live stream of the services at the following link A long awaited and sweet reunion, Nancy will be laid to rest in Mansfield Memorial Park next to her beloved Jim. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Snyder Funeral Home located at 350 Marion Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio followed by a graveside service at noon.