Unity Funeral
Home Inc.
105 W. new hampshire ave.
deland, fl 32720
386*740*1891
           Emma Grace Durden

The Celebration of life Service:  2pm Saturday,
August 23, 2014, Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church 4909 St. Johns
Ave. Palatka, FLorida, Pastor Karl N. Flagg.
Visitation:  4-7pm Friday, August 22, 2014, Unity of God's
Manna Ministries 200 Fourth Street, East Palatka, FLorida,
Pastor Don L. and Angela Dallas-Johnson.
Interment:  RestHaven Cemetery, SanMateo, Florida.
Emma Grace, was born December 21, 1933 in Perry, Florida to Ethel Simpkins and
Lonnie Green.  She was educated in the public schools of Perry, FL., and later moved
to Palatka, FL. area where she met and married Mr. Frank Durden, Sr. on March 11,
1958, a union of fifty-six years and blessed with fourteen beautiful children.
Mother Durden, as she was affectionately referenced, was a devoted Church Mother
and Prayer Warrior at Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev.
Karl N. Flagg for many years.  She dedicated her life to caring for her family and
others.  She loved gospel music, and was very well known by many for her mastery of
cooking.

When she departed this life during the afternoon hours Thursday, the Fourteenth day
of August, Two thousand Fourteen at Palatka Health Care Center, She was welcomed
on the peaceful shores by her parents, sons, Theodore Johnson, and Freddie
Durden, Sr.; daughters, Paulette Durden and Sharon Durden; brother, Oscar Lane.
Mother Emma Grace Durden leaves a cherished legacy with her devoted husband,
Frank Durden, Sr.; six sons, John (Geri) Johnson, Fredrick Johnson, Frank Durden,
Jr., James Durden, Paul Durden, Robert (Elona) Durden; four daughters, Patricia
(Eric) Bell, Frankie Mae Durden, Beverly Durden, and Annette Durden; a host of
beautiful grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other loving family and devoted friends.
Mrs. Larcell Tobler
Alpha                                   Omega
February 2, 1946             August 19, 2014

Parents:
Wilbert and Maude Edwards

Education:
Public Schools of DeLand, Florida

Employment:
Her work ethic spoke for itself, she touched
many lives during her tenure with Ero Industries Inc. Hazlehurst,
Georgia

Preceding in death:
Wilbert and Maude Edwards, Parents
Berthina Edwards, Vivian Edwards, and Cynthia Edwards,
Sisters; Alphonso Edwards, Brother; Willie Wooten, and Lester
Taylor, Brothers-in-law;

She leaves to cherish his memories:
Her loving son, Gary Edwards;  granddaughter, Precious
Edwards; two great-grandkids; sisters, Rose Wooten, Martha
Edwards and Leona Taylor; brothers, Wilbert “Hot Rod” Edwards,
Jr., Abraham Edwards and Joseph (Gloria) Edwards; special
friend, Soloman Williams; close friend, Claudine Ware;
and a host of other sorrowing family, friends and colleagues.
The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Larcell Tobler 68, who transitioned from
labor to reward August, 19, 2014 in Savannah, GA. will be 1pm Saturday,
August 30, 2014 in the Unity Memorial Chapel at Unity Funeral Home 105 W.
New Hampshire Ave. DeLand, FL. Pastor Marvin L. Scott, Sr. will deliver the
main eulogy.
 Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, DeLand, FL. Visitation
hours are 4-7pm Friday, August 29, 2014 at Unity Funeral Home.