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

Saturday, April 4, 2015
True Foundation
Crescent City, Florida

Friday, April 3, 2015
Jethro Frewill Baptist Church
Crescent City, Florida

The Life and Legacy
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.
Franklin Givens, Sr.
Mr. Franklin Givens was born May 4, 1941.
He entered into eternal rest on March 27, 2015.

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

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
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.
Willie Mae Covington

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

Friday, April 10, 2015
Unity Funeral Home, Inc.

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.

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Unity Funeral Home, Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

6 pm
Friday, April 24, 2015
Blake Memorial Church
134 North Euclid Avenue
Lake Helen, Florida
Pastor Tony Wishon
Barbara Beldo
Mrs. Barbara Belso, 82, of DeLand, Florida, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at
Florida Hospital DeLand.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time