Unity Funeral Home Inc.
105 W. new hampshire ave. * deland, fl 32720
386*740*1891
Emmer D. Williams
Evangelist Emmer Davis Williams was born August 12, 1945.
She entered into eternal rest on March 26, 2015.

Service:
11am
Saturday, April 4, 2015
True Foundation
Crescent City, Florida

Visitation:
4-7pm
Friday, April 3, 2015
Jethro Frewill Baptist Church
Crescent City, Florida

The Life and Legacy
Of
Evangelist Emmer D Williams

“Create in me a clean heart, O God: and renew a right spirit within me.”
Psalms 51:10

Emmer C. Davis was born August 12, 1945 to the late Mildred Davis and Ulysses Eichelberger in Crescent
City, Florida.    Evangelist Williams was a life long residence of Putnam County, FL and was educated in the
Putnam County School District.   At an early age she gave her life to Christ and faithfully committed herself
to the work of the Lord and was not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ.   In her spare time she enjoyed family
and friends, especially her grandchildren, church and more church.  Every chance she got she was always
willing to share the word of God.  In 2004 Evangelist Williams founded and started Word of Wisdom
Outreach Ministry giving to the youth school supplies, clothes giveaway and annual conferences.   She
enjoyed attending conferences, seminars, revivals and fellowshipping anywhere she could learn more about
the Lord.   Evangelist Williams loved Crescent City and was a community activist serving on many boards in
the city and always encouraging members of the community to get involved in their local government.  
Emmer was united in marriage to Samuel Williams on April 27th 1975.  In 2012 she renewed her
membership at Jethro First Baptist Church under the leadership of Adrian Washington where she served
until her health failed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mildred Davis and Ulysses Eichelberger, and son Willis Ira
James Glover, Sr.  

She leaves to cherish her memories- A devoted Husband: Samuel Williams; Daughters: Veronica (Joe)
Bacon, Lolether (Charles) Crooms, Samantha Williams,  and Pamela (Grant) Ashe; sons Samuel Williams,
Jr. and Steven Williams (Mary); Brothers: Charles Eichelberger (Cynthia) Gilbert Evans, Sr, Lemar Evans,
McKinnley Evans, Jr. and Theodore Evans (Brenda); Sister Gloria King, Josephine Blocker, and Betty Smith
(Carl); Uncle Roosevelt Davis; Aunts Nancy Cooper (Mike) and Lydia Davis; Grandchildren: Kendria
Gillespie, Dominique Steward, Tyree Glover, Robert Jones, Tara Taylor, Zacchaeus Williams, De’Erra
Glover, Javahal Wright, Charlita Crooms, Jarrell Wright, Sarah Crooms, Willis Glover, Jr., Timar Rogers,  
Evine Shelton, Randy Powell, Kaysey Ashe, Steven Williams, Jr. Mikai and Mikael Bailey; Sister-in Law:
Louise Rutledge; 15 Great-Grands, a devoted cousin: Shree Long, God-daughter Zanella Nixon and Shirley
Crooms, Spiritual children: Bruce and Alice Barnes, Mahalia Johnson, Mae Whipple, Darlene Cook, Virginia
Walker, TaKela Harris, Leaher Norris, Adrianne Myers, Janice Gooseby, Cathy Floyd, Deidra Moore and
many more.  Dedicated neighbors: David (Lynette) Johnson and Zandra Nelson (niece), special care takers
Bobby Harris and Talena Brinson, a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Willie Mae Covington

Service
:
11am
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses
713 West Cincinnati Avenue
Deland, Florida

Visitation:
4-7pm
Friday, April 10, 2015
Unity Funeral Home, Inc.

Interment
DeLeon Springs Cemetery

Her journey began May 28, 1947 in DeLeon Springs, Florida, as the 2nd child of Four born to Willie and Fannie
Mae Davis.   She attended the public schools of Volusia County.   She worked as a Fern Cutter for many years, and
when she wasn't at work she absolutely loved and enjoyed spending time with her family

Willie Mae was a faithful member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses where she was baptised June 5, 1992.

On Friday, Mary 27, 2015 at Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford, Florida, she departed this life. She was
preceded in death by her parents, son, Charles Wilks and sister, Mary Louise Martin.

Beautiful memories of Willie Mae will remain in the hearts of her beautifu
l children, Kimberly, Sharon and Kevin
Bennett; grandchildren, Erika (Rasheen) Cuthrell and Roichell Bennett whom she raised as her own, and Andre,
Sherece, Shantravia, Emmanuel, LaPorsha, Shanice, Kevin, Jr. and Nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Bobby
(Hazel) Moses and her very loving and devoted sister, Betty Graham; her aunt, Donnella Gilbert and a host of
nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends
Melissa Valentin
Melissa Valentin was born January 25, 1980.
She entered into eternal rest on March 28, 2015.

Service:
6pm
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Unity Funeral Home, Inc.

Visitation:
5-6pm
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Unity Funeral Home, Inc.
Melissa Quinones Valentin died in her home from breathing complications on the
morning of March 28th 2015. She left behind a husband, Elvis Valentin, a son, Elias
Rivera (11), and two daughters, Tatianna Sosa (14) and Destiny Valentin (4). She
was born on January 25th, 1980 in Brooklyn, New York to her loving parents, Carmen
and Justino Quinones. She was the youngest of her siblings, David Quinones, Selenia
Martinez and Beatrice Rosario.  Along with her siblings are her 16 nieces and
nephews she leaves behind. They include; Steven Rosario, Samantha Mercado
Boileau, David Quinones Jr., Michael Mercado, Alisha Quinones, Nicole Munoz,
Amanda Munoz, Angel Albarran, Sabrina Quinones, Stacey Quinones, Sarah
Quinones, Darnell Fussel, Sabrina Fussel, Carlos Albarran, Isaiah Quinones and
Justin Quinones. She also has great nieces she loved dearly; Anabelle Pinel, Evani
Pagan, Bailee Boileau, and a 4th on the way. Melissa will be remembered for her
amazing personality as well as her optimism in life. She was funny, caring, kind,
patient and understanding. Melissa had a heart of gold and will truly be missed
immensely by all her family and friends.
.
Gloria Collier Williams

Service
2pm Saturday, April 11, 2015
Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church
710 W Cincinnati Ave
DeLand, Florida 32720

Elder Terry Brown, Pastor
Rev. Shirley Carr Myrick, Officiating
Elder Franklin Brown, Eulogist

Visitation
Friday, April 10, 2015 4-7pm
Unity Funeral Home Inc.

Glorian  Collier Williams was born March 24, 1953 in DeLand, Florida to the late James and Pauline Collier. Glorian
attended public school in DeLand; graduating from DeLand High School in 1971. She was affectionately known by family
and friends as "Glo". "Glo" worked for many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant in both Connecticut and Florida.
Eventually she retired after dedicating many years at Brunswick Corporation in DeLand, FL.

After leaving Brunswick Corp. Glorian continued to work in her community as a cook and a Special Needs Case
Manager. She was an active member of DeLand's Noon Day Prayer and Community Outreach Ministry Inc.; heading the
food ministry. Glorian found the most pleasure in cooking and taking care of her family, friends, and the less fortunate.

Glorian earned her wings on March 30, 2015 and was proceeded in death by one son; Michael Williams (1976). She
leaves to cherish her memories: for children; Denise Williams (Fort Walton Beach, FL.), Samantha Williams (DeLand),
Brenton Williams (Octavia) (California), and Miranda Williams (DeLand), Seven grandchildren; Montrez, Drew, Daria,
Dasani, Elijah, Elariyah, and Elora, One great grandson; Kingston, Sisters; Barbara Bruten, Mary Collier Eleman (Ekayi),
Patricia Collier Spatcher, James C. Collier Jr., Patricia Green (Ricky), brothers John C. Shingles (Evelyn), and the
Jackson brothers of Immokalee, FL., a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, family, and
friends including her lifetime friend Betty Johnson and her adopted Stacey, Cooper Poole families.

Ruth Elizabeth Johnson Stevens

Service
1pm Saturday, April 18, 2015
Unity Memorial Chapel
Unity Funeral Home Inc

Visitation
4-7 pm Friday, April 17, 2015
Unity Funeral Home Inc

Interment
Community Cemetery
W. Beresford Ave. * DeLand, FL.

Ruth E. Johnson Stevens, a loving mother and devoted aunt, was born April 23, 1943 in Pierson, Florida.  Marie
Johnson and Copeland Crosby.  She was educated in the public school system of Volusia County. She was a
Patient Care Technician with a local Assistant Living Facility, and when not at work, she loved attending church
under the leadership of Elder Leroy Lovett.
She joined her parents, a brother, Leslie Crosby; sisters, Tina Johnson and Joyce Williams in eternal rest on April
4, 2015 at Florida Hospital DeLand.

She leaves precious memories with her son, Eugene Copeland; one grand; a sister, Wonesta Bush; brothers, Artis
and Kenneth Bush; and a host of very devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends
Margaret B. Reeves

Margaret Baldwin Reeves, 91, of Seville, Florida entered eternal rest on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at
Halifax Hospice of Port Orange, Florida.

Service
11am
Saturday, April 25, 2015
St. John's Missionary Baptist Church
1835 Barton Street
Seville, Florida 32190
Pastor James Vickers, Officiating

Visitation
5-7pm Friday,
St. John's Missionary Baptist Church

Interment
St. John's Cemetery
Seville, Florida

Margaret Baldwin Reeves was born in Yulee, Florida on November 2, 1923, to the late John Baldwin and
Maggie Plowden Worthen.

She was educated in the Volusia County School System.  She received additional training in life skill
classes from community leaders.

Margaret was employed for over thirty years as a housekeeper.  She was a loyal member of Saint John
Missionary Baptist Church, Seville, where she served as Sunday school teacher, deaconess,
church mother, and a loyal volunteer in all church affairs.  She enjoyed sewing, cooking, fishing, gardening,
arts and crafts and spending time with friends and family.

Family members that preceded her passing are:  Her Husband, Jessie W. Reeves; Brothers: Timothy
Baldwin, Robert “Bob” Plowden, Sr. (Jeanette), Luke Plowden, Sr.; Sisters: Elizabeth Parham (Ike), Alice
Plowden (Pat), Mary Frances, Johnnie Curry (Willie) and Flora Lee Tyler; and a Grandson, John Maurice
Smith.

Left to cherish her memories is her Daughter: Phyllis O. Allen (Jackie): Grandson: Philip J. Smith (Future
granddaughter-in-law: Ebony); Great Grandson: Maurice J. Smith; Sister:  Willie Inez Plowden; Sisters-in-
laws:  Shirley Plowden, Juanita Reeves and Annie Mae Reeves; Brother-in-laws: Isaiah Reeves and John
Lewis; Caregivers: Jeannette Johnson and Bernard Parham(nephew): and a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, church family; and a long time employer and friend, Mrs. Norma Jones and family.
Charles Philip Quenneville
Charles Philip Quenneville 27, transitioned into eternity Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Service
6 pm
Friday, April 24, 2015
Blake Memorial Church
134 North Euclid Avenue
Lake Helen, Florida
Pastor Tony Wishon
Barbara Addie Beldo

Service
11am Saturday, May 2, 2015
Greater Refuge Church of Our Lord ~ Bishop James Darby, Pastor
316 S. Adelle Ave * DeLand, FL. 32720

Bishop Henry James, Sr. Officiating ~ Tabernacle of Praise
330 S. Thompson St.  * DeLand, FL. 32720

Visitation
5-7pm Friday,
Unity Funeral Home

Interment
Calverton National Cemetery * Calverton, NY


Barbara Addie Beldo (ne: Mitchell) was ushered lovingly into this world by her parents Addie and George Mitchell on
November 12, 1932 in Harlem, New York. She was the last child born to the family; the only girl of 4
brothers

She grew up with her brothers George Jr., John Edward, Benjamin and Otis (all who have preceded her in death) along
with many friends who would become family as well. She was a product of the New York City Public School system
graduating from Wadleigh High School.   Barbara was always popular, loved to dance and had an infectious smile that
embraced all who met her. “Bobbie” was her nickname around the neighborhood.

Being the only girl, she was fiercely protected by her brothers. It’s a wonder she ever got married but fell in love with
Ernest Jones.  They were secretly married but still living with their parents until they could get the courage to tell them!.
They moved to the Bronx and began their lives together and shortly after starting a family. On May 4, 1956 they welcomed
their only child, a daughter, Arlene.

She continued to work and thrive in New York she was a member of St. Phillips Episcopal Church and worked as a
keypunch operator for E. J. Korvette’s department store. She survived the death Ernest in 1965 and continued to raise
her daughter as a single parent, eventually taking on the care of her aging mother until her death in 1977. She was very
social and was part of a few women’s clubs fundraising for various causes

Barbara met Robert Beldo at Masonic dances and summer trips that she would take her attend with her mother right by
her side. Robert was impressed with the care she showed to her mother, he decided to get to know her better. After
being a bachelor his entire life, he and Barbara married on October 28, 1978 moved to Brooklyn, N.Y.   She contracted
work in various positions with temporary employment agencies throughout New York City. She volunteer as Auxiliary
police woman for the N.Y.P.D, she wore that uniform with pride! Barbara became an active member of The Order of the
Eastern Star and during their tenure they made a striking and influential couple!

In 1991 they relocating to Deltona, Florida!   A friend introduced her to the Deland Central Church of God led by Bishop
James Turner.  In 1996 Bishop Henry James Jr was appointed pastor and the name officially changed to the Thompson
Street Tabernacle of Praise and Barbara  has been a staunch and faithful member ever since! Her years spent in service
to this church grew from parishioner, to usher, teaching Sunday school and ultimately becoming one of the official church
mothers, however, she was “mother” to most even before the title was bestowed upon her! She never lost her strong
“New York” sensibilities and was not afraid to let you know what she thought whether asked her not!

“Mother lost her soulmate Bob to cancer on October 31, 2002. She chose to remain in Florida where she’d cultivated
many friendships; friendships that grew into family in the name of Bishop Henry James Jr. and his wife Lesha.  Over the
years Barbara adopted the James family as her children and they accepted that honor happily. They looked out for mother
as if she were their own.  As she grew older, Lesha and Henry (her “son and daughter”) took on the responsibility of
caring for her when her daughter, granddaughter and family were so far away in New York and could not always be there
for the day to day events. She embraced her church life and her family every day. She was especially proud of her
daughter Arlene and her granddaughter Kyra. When her great grandson Tristan was born, it was all we could do to hold
her down from walking to New York to meet him!

Mother Beldo found herself isolated in Deltona without Bob and decided to move to Deland where she would be closer to
her church family and friends. She took up residence in the Hugh Ash Manor Senior living complex.  She took on the role
of volunteer representative on the Hugh Ash Manor council and was a member of the Wii Bowling team. She continued to
be an active and vibrant participant in all aspects of her life with the help of “Sister James and Pastor”!
Once her physical situation progressed and as her health deteriorated, she was welcomed to take up residence at the
James’ home on a regular basis where she was known to recoup after surgical procedures and lengthy
hospital stays.

On Tuesday, April 22, 2015 Barbara’s struggle with diabetes came to an end.
She leaves behind to mourn her daughter Arlene (Aj) Jones (Kym States) of N.Y.,  granddaughter Kyra Noelle Jackson
(NY), great grandson Tristan Jayden Gibbs, adopted children  Lesha James(Bishop Henry James, Jr.), 3 sisters-in-law
(Vera Mitchell Bailey, Pauline Mitchell and Marion Beldo, (N.Y. ), brother-in-law Ronald Beldo (Ca.), nephews Craig
Mitchell (Mich.) and Mark Mitchell (N.Y.), cousins Karen Henry (Kansas), David Jenkins (N.Y.) and Sheila Mitchell (Deland),
long-time friend Thelma Fuller (N.Y.), 2 goddaughters Cheryl E. Fuller and Kimberly Jackson in addition to a host of
cousins, nephews ,nieces and friends too numerous to mention.

Her strong undeterred faith showed her never wavering spirit. As it’s mentioned in one of her favorite scriptures; “…for
he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you….The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; “ (Hebrews 13:5-6)
She will be missed desperately. Our hearts are broken but strengthened by the knowledge that she is with her King,
fitted with her wings and soaring all over heaven catching up with those who’ve gone before her; reprising her role of
guardian angel now sitting on high watching  over all she loves and has left behind, guiding us on the path to
love and light.
                                                              Shirley Ann Mitchell

                                             The Home Going Celebration
                                                11am Saturday, May 9, 2015
                                           Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
                                         514 West Beresford Ave. DeLand, FL.
                                             Rev. Melvin L. Young Sr., Pastor, Officiating.

                                                            Visitation
                                                  Friday, May 8, 2015
                                               Unity Funeral Home Inc.

                                                            Interment
                                           Community Cemetery, DeLand, FL.

Shirley was born August 25, 1939 in Deland, FL. to Willie and Maggie Leonard.  She was a graduate of Euclid High
School, and was employed by Brunswick Corp for 25 years.

Shirley was a member Macedonia MBC, and loved singing and gardening.

During the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 29, 2015, at her residence, she slipped away to be with her
husband, Mickey Mitchel;  parents, son, Carl Leonard, Sr.; sister, Kathryn Leonard-Washington; brothers,
Alphonso Robinson and James “Fred” Ross; and great-grandson, Rakivon Adams in eternal rest.

She leaves to cherish her fond memories,
daughters, Sonya Leonard and Judi Barkley; sons, Keith (Adrienne)
Leonard, Sr. and Sean (Connie) Mitchell;
brother, Jimmy Allen; sister, Frances (Donald) Footman; sister-in-law,
Betty Ross;
16 grandchildren, Nicole, Shatell, Carl, Jr.,  Keith, Jr., Monteri, Akechia, Acheia, Devonte’, Shaunta
and Shauniqua Leonard, Paul Bigby, Courtney Jefferson, Chad Cover, Allen Reid, Sean Mitchell, Jr., and Michael
Harris;
10 great-grandchildren; a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and supportive friends;
special cousins, Rose Thomas and Lillie Mae Thomas; loving caregiver, Robert Washington, special friends,
Barbara Bruten, Alfreda Williams, Norma Tillman and Celestine Covington.

                                       
Sherri Lynne Dopson-Ford
1957-2015

The Memorial Service:
5pm Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Unity Memorial Chapel
Unity Funeral Home Inc.

Reverend Angela Dallas-Johnson, Officiating ~ Unity of God's Manna Inc.

Sherri will live forever in the hearts of her
children, Jabari (Karey), Tremisha Ford, and Charles Anthony Harden
Ford,
grandchildren, seven (7) boys; parents, Margie (Clements) and james Dexter Dopson Sr.; brothers,
Jimmy Dopson and Edd Dopson;
sisters, Maxine Loadholtz and Patsy Regan; and  mumerous nieces and
nephews
.  Her siblings, Tony Dopson and Jenny Jackson preceded her in death.
Franklin Givens, Sr.
Mr. Franklin Givens was born May 4, 1941.
He entered into eternal rest on March 27, 2015.

Service:
2pm
Saturday,April 4, 2015
First Baptist Church of DeLand
725 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, FL. 32720

Visitation:
4-7pm
Friday, April 3, 2015
Unity Funeral Home, Inc.

To everything there is a season:
A Time To Be Born
Franklin Givens Sr. was born on May 4, 1941 in DeLand, Florida to the late Dan
and Arneather Williams Givens. He wa preceded in death by his parents, his son
Stephen, his daughter Valerie; brothers, Dan and Johnny Givens and his sisters,
Sarah Helen Williams and Mary Alice Spaulding.
A Time To Live
Franklin was educated in the public schools in DeLand, Florida and was employed
with Florida Hospital-DeLand (West Volusia Memorial Hospital) for
over 34 years and also worked at the former Log Cabin Restaurant for over 20
years as an awesome and highly praised commercial cook. He was known all over
DeLand and West Volusia for his “Off the Charts and Chain Sweet Potato Pies
and his Gotta Beg Fo’ Mo’ Cornbread Stuffing”. He was known for never burning
anything!
A Time To Love
Franklin was joined in Holy Matrimony to his loving wife Betty Jean Denton,
whom he lovingly and affectionately called “BettyHunny” on January 12, 1961.
They celebrated 54 years of love, laughter, and building a legacy. Nine children
were lovingly born, Franklin Jr., Kevin Sr., Cassandra, Valerie, Stephen, Eric,
Shonda, Shelby, Damon, and one nephew(like son) Ricky Jefferies.
A Time To Mourn
On Friday March 27, 2015, Franklin took flight at 3:28 P.M. to be with the
Lord. Franklin leaves to remember, cherish and continue his legacy, his loving
wife Betty, devoted daughters, Cassandra, Shonda, and Shelby (Michael).
Dedicated sons; Franklin Jr.(Flora), Kevin Sr.(Annie), Eric, Damon Sr.(Belinda)
and Ricky (Wendy). Four granddaughters, eleven grandsons, Six great-granddaughers and Five great-
grandsons. Sister, Lavern Brown (Bobbie) and
Brother, Mitchel Givens (INell). Sister-in-laws: Sylvia Reed and Emma Givens.
Brother-in-laws: Thomas Denton (Ola Mae) Johnny Denton (Deloris) , Gene
Denton (Bonnie), devoted friend Andrew Betsy and a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, other relatives and sorrowing friends.
.
                Anne Marie Kareen Marie-Claude Anglade

                                      Ann “Mouchie” Anglade

The Funeral Mass will be 10am Saturday, May 16, 2015 at St Peter Catholic Church
359 W. New York Ave. DeLand, FL.  Visitation hours are 5-7pm Friday, (today) at
Unity Funeral Home.

Ann was born December 27, 1966 to Adeline and Jean-Claude Anglade.  She was a
Licensed Cosmetologist, and loving person who always took care of others before
herself.  She enjoyed singing, acting and spending quality time with her children and
family.

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Hospital, Orange City,
FL., Ann transitioned.  She was preceded in death by her mother.

Memories of Ann will remain in the hearts of her loving children, Michael and
Christopher Monge, Jack “Alex”, Tishana “Tasia” and Suleika Anglade;  father, Jean-
Claude Anglade;  siblings, Marie Anglade Mills, Marjorie and Gregory Anglade;
brother-in-law, Michael Mills; many aunts and uncles
                                     Andranique Woods

The Celebration of Life will be 2pm Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Morning Star
Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Madison Avenue. Daytona Beach, FL. Rev. Evans Smith,
Pastor.
 Visitation hours are 6-8pm Friday at this location.  

Andranique was born January 7, 1978, at Fish
Memorial Hospital, New Smyrna Beach,
FL. to Waltine Woods.  She was a graduate of Mainland High School Class of 1996, and
Daytona Beach Community College as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Andranique loved life and family. She transitioned Friday, May 8, 2015 at Florida
Hospital Ormond Beach.

Her memories will remain in the hearts of her
son, Brenton Black; daughter, Breonna
Black;
 godson, Ayden King Woods; mother, Waltine Woods, significant other of 20
years
, Yancey Axon;  grandmother, Joanne Woods, great aunt, Berndetta George;
brothers, Jerome and Jerald Walker, Fredrick (Marissa) and Farrion Hankins; sisters,
Felisha Hankins and Catina Johnson;
uncles, Otis, Albert and David Woods (Devoted);  
aunts, Josiebell McDonald and Valerie Woods; cousins, Monique and Alleica
McDonald, Latoya Murphy, Latrice Walker, Jalisa Woods, Erica Baker, Andrew, Jr.,
Andrea  Anquanette, Christopher, Michael, Edger, Niagara and Verndella George, Fred,
Jr. Devon and Fatema Scott;
dearest friends, Renee Lee, Katrina London Ridgeway,
and Jeannette Moore; and
a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and
sorrowing friends.