|105 W. new hampshire ave. * deland, fl 32720
Donald Cornelius Smith "Que"
The Home Going Service will be 12pm Saturday, July 18, 2015 at St. Annis Primitive Baptist
Church 502 South Orange Ave, Deland, Florida. Wilbert Ridgley Jr., pastor, will deliver the main
eulogy. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, W. Euclid Ave. DeLand, FL.
Donald was born January 19, 1972 in DeLand, Florida to Willie C Sr. and Johnie Mae Smith.
Growing up, he enjoyed baseball, football and fishing. He played football at DeLand Senior High
He was preceded in death by his father, Willie C. Smith, Sr.
He is survived by his daughter, Destine ”D” Jones; son, Travares Smith; mother, Johnie Mae Smith;
siblings, Ada lee Chambers, Willie C. Smith Jr., Charlene Crawford, Rodney Smith, Michael Smith,
and their spouses; and host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
The Guest Book will be available at the church 11am on Saturday.
Mrs. Janet M. Golden
Mrs. Janet Marie Golden, 79, transitioned into eternity Sunday, July 12, 2015 at her residence in
No local services are arranged. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, July 19, 2015 in New Jersey.
Levon Cooper, Jr. "COOP"
Loving Husband, Loving Father, Man with a Huge Heart, Full of Wisdom
The Home Going Celebration for Levon Cooper Jr., “Big PaPa”, who departed this life on Friday,
July 31 a DaKalb Medical Center in Decatur, Ga., will be 2pm Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Greater
Refuge Church of Our Lord, 316 S. Adelle Ave., Deland, F. 32720 Bishop James B. Darby, Pastor,
officiating. Burial will follow at Community Cemetery, W. Beresford Ave. DeLand, FL.The visitation
will be 4-7pm Friday (today) at Unity Funeral Home, 1pm until service time at the church on Saturday.
Levon was preceded in death by his mother, Gracie Cooper, and sister Carolyn Cooper.
Levon’s precious memories will remain with his wife, Natasha; children, Dineasha, Levon, III,
Lavontra and Domonick Cooper, and Glonekia (Leland) Sims; 11 grand children, Jeffery Jr.,
Jaquavion and Jeremiah Millings, Devon, Leland, Jr, Levell, Zae'Sha and Xzavier Sims, Levontionna,
Levon Cooper IIII, and Le'Niyah Cooper; father, Levon (Dorothy) Cooper, Sr.; step children, Devin
Hough, Malik Goodwin, Natashiana Green and Andre Overstreet Jr.; siblings, Janice (William)
Pierson, Jabori (Chaka) Jackson and Timothy (Marie) Cooper; step siblings, Tamara , Chandra, and
Rodrick (Gladys) Johnson, and George Leach; mother-in-law, Joyce (Timothy) Jamison; sisters-in
law, Dominique (Correy) Warren, Shawnt'a Pierce, and Cherrail Underwood; devoted cousins,
Quinn and Larry Cooper; devoted best friends, Nay Hill and Tony Byrd; devoted friends, Henry
Curry, Terrance Miler, John Demps, Rico Johnson, Kowain Harris, Felton Hill, Newjack, Turon and
Devin Hough, Jermaine Hartsfield, CJ Roberts and Smook; devoted pastor, and teacher, Pastor
Pearl Pierce of Kingdom Life, Stone Mountain, Georgia; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
The Celebration of Life: 12pm Saturday, June 27, 2015 at True Foundation Ministries, 608 Randolph Street, Crescent City, FL.
32112, Pastor Gwendolyn Geroge. Pastor Angela Dallas-Johnson, of Unity of God’s Manna Ministries Inc. Eulogist. Burial will follow
at St John Cemetery, Seville, FL.
Visitation hours: 4-7 pm Friday, June 26, 2015 at Unity Funeral Home.
The Unforgettable Journey of the Late
“Tammie Lorraine Reese”
Tammie was born in Seville, Florida to the late Alfritz Rolle Sr. and Ruth Reese Rolle on January 06, 1961. She was a loving, caring
and sharing mother of 2 girls, whom which she adored. She was educated through the Volusia County School District. She was a
loyal and devoted employee for many years of Sherwood. She was a member of Unity of God’s Manna Ministries under the
leadership of Pastor Don L. and Angela Dallas-Johnson. She enjoyed praise and worship, shopping, decorating, cooking and
spending time with her loved ones.
On Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8:11 pm; God choose his angel to rejoice with her grandparents John and Myrtle Reese; her
father and mother Alfritz and Ruth Rolle, her sister Cynthia Reese; her aunts Juanita Washington, Lillian Rogers, and Lula Reese;
her uncles: Otis Reese, Lewis Reese, Earnest Reese, William Reese and Carl Reese.
Her memories will be forever treasured by her two daughters: Kanotra Bruten (Deland, FL) and Jasmine Bradley (Sanford, FL); her
granddaughter Milan English and her unborn grandson; Her Godchildren: Audrey Irwin, Jo’Vonne Collier and Terrane Gillion Jr.;
five brothers: Vendor Rolle (Satsuma, FL); Alfritz Rolle Jr. (Lithonia, Ga); Richard Reese (Gloria) (Gainesville, FL); Timothy Rogers
Sr. (Jacksonville) and Kirk Rolle (Nassau, Bahamas); three sisters: Alfreda Rolle (Seville, FL); Lisa Washington (Deltona, FL); and
Mary Rolle (Kissimmee); one uncle Robert Reese (Idella) (Seville, FL); Carton Rolle (Cat Island Bahamas): seven aunts: Lois Jacob
Colet (Harford, CT), Pearl Reese (Rochester, NY); Adline Burrows (Nassau, Bahamas); Monica Hart (Cat Island Bahamas); Erma
Reese (Lake Wales), and Bernice Reese (Jamaica, NY) Special friends: Carnetta (Ann) Holiness, Joe Louis Bacon, Selestine
George Grant and Jeanette Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
George Henderson, Sr.
The Home going Celebration will be 12pm Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Unity Memorial Chapel of Unity Funeral
Home. Pastor Angela Dallas-Johnson will deliver the main eulogy. Visitation hours will be 5-7pm at Unity.
George Henderson, Sr. was born December 12, 1937 in Greenville, FL. to the late Lloyd and Ruby Henderson.
He was educated in Madison County Schools. He worked with McMan Construction for 13 years.
George was preceded in death by his parents; son, Rubin Coggins; sisters, Nellie Mae Mills, Louise Poole,
Gwendolyn Young, and Marjorie Smith; brother Maxcell Bletcher.
He leaves to cherish his memories, a beloved wife of 17 years, Henrietta Allen Henderson; children, Sylvester
Henderson (Sylvania), Agnes Simpson, George Henderson, Jr. Robin Henderson, and Melissa Wynn; a host of
grandchildren; siblings, James Bletcher, Jr. (Stiney), and Julia Mae (Otis) Fleeton; in-laws, Rosetta Payne,
Margaret Allen Frances, William Best and Lewis Reed; he was caregiver to David Shadine and Demetrius
Trikalitios; a host of other loving relatives and sorrowing friends.
Vesta Dorthea Lee-Gillins
Deaconess Vesta Dorothea Lee Gillins, was born July 20, 1964 in Richman Virginia, to Willie and Dorothy Lee. Her
family moved to Crescent City during her childhood, where she attended Putnam County Public Schools. She is the
wife of Deacon Isiah Edwell Gillins, Sr. she was a Certified Nursing Assistant over 25 years, the owner and provider of
Gillins Family Childcare for 19 years, and a Florida State Certified Foster Parent.
Deaconess Gillins was a member of Jethro First Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Adrian Washington.
She served over the years in numerous ministries, including Choir Director, Hospitality and Praise and Worship
Leader. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family, her goodwill shopping trips, and all of her daycare and
foster care activities. She never met a stranger, and loved meeting new people.
Deaconess Gillins was preceded in death by two brothers, Willie D. Lee and her twin Victor D. Lee; maternal
grandmother, Nazaree Batts and paternal grandmother, Maggie Haine Ross. At 1:00pm, Saturday, June 27, 2015 at
Putnam Medical Center in Palatka, FL., she peacefully entered eternal rest.
Cherished memories remain in the hearts of husband; daughters, Valentina (Calbert) Douglas, and Inisha (Craig)
Merchant; sons, Valerius Paul, Isiah Gillins, Jr., and Quejaun Gillins; grandchildren, Valton and Vallencia Douglas
and Jakye Melton; mother, Deaconess Dorothy Lee; sisters, Valerie Lee, Vevvy Smith, Valtina Lee, Vandie
(Broderick) Gordon, Tina, Trina, Theresa and Jewel Lee; brother, Vernard (Donna) Lee; aunts, Natasha Batts and
Nicole (Vincent) Oliver; uncles, Randolph (Marjorie) Hill, John Hill, and Horace (Betty) Hill; mother-in-law, Juniel
Reed; sister-in-law, Marie Gillins; brother-in-law, Ronnie (Shirley) Gillins; stepchildren, Ashley Martine and Dexter
Mims; godchildren, Ziomanah Sloan, Lafahara Mims, Vevvy Summerall and Floyd Morris III; A host of loving
nieces, nephews, cousins other loving relatives and friends.
The Home going Celebration will be 11am Saturday, July 4, 2015 at True Foundation Ministries 608 Randolph St.,
Crescent City, FL.. Rev. Gwendolyn George, Pastor. Rev. Adrian B. Washington, Sr., Pastor of Jethro First Baptist
Church, Crescent City, will deliver the main eulogy. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Crescent City. Visitation
hours will be 4-6pm and wake from 6-7pm Friday, July 3, 2015 at Jethro First Baptist Church 101 Cedar Street,
Crescent City, FL.
Mr. Bobby Neal Robbins
Mr. Bobby N. Robbins, 57, of DeLand, FL., transitioned Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Daytona
Health and Rehab. Center, Daytona Beach, FL.
The Home Going Service will be 11am Friday, August 21, 2015 at Unity Funeral Home. Burial
will follow at Community Cemetery, W. Beresford, DeLand, FL. Visitation hours will be 9am -
Bobby was born February 7, 1958 in Alabama to Joel and Ethel Mae Robbins.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at Daytona Beach Health and Rehab Center, Bobby entered eternal
rest with his grandmother, Ethel Lee, brother, Desmond Robbins and uncle, Barney Lee.
Bobby leaves to cherish his memories a daughter, Vanessa Robbins; mother, Ethel Robbins;
father, Joel Robbins; sisters; Hazel Thomas and Jean (Curtis) Jackson; brothers, Rondale
(Helen) and Joel (Whitney) Robbins; uncles, Grant (Ruth), Edward and Terry Lee; aunts,
Barnette (Charles) Jones and Helen Bogan; nieces, Tameka Hopkins, Phaedra and Tiffany
Graham, Jordan and Jaida Robbins; nephews, Michael (Christy) Graham, Aukeem Robbis and
Jarrett (Shekinah) Waldon; and a host of other relative and friends.
Mr. Clyde S. Harris
The Home Going Celebration will be 11am Saturday, August 29, 2015 at St. Annis PBC, 502
South Orange Avenue, DeLand, Florida 32720, Rev. Wilbert Ridgley Jr., Pastor. The Visitation
will be 4-7pm Friday at Unity Funeral Home Inc.
Clyde Harris peacefully passed away on August 14, 2015. Clyde was born on February 14, 1950
in DeLand, FL to the late Mose and Eunice Harris. He was educated in Volusia County schools
and was a 1970 graduate of DeLand High. Clyde enjoyed fishing, building and spending time
with family and friends. Clyde was a fun loving, caring and kind man who will be missed by all
who knew him.
Clyde was preceded in death by parents Mose and Eunice Harris; sisters, Warnell Mobley,
Earlie Cox and Colleen Harris; brothers, James Harris, James Sharpe and Mose Harris III.
He leaves to cherish his memory: Devoted companion Joyce Allen, Daughter Mekell Harris and
Stepson Michael Allen both of DeLand. One Aunt Mozella Thomas (Tampa). Two sister-in-laws,
Ila Mae Harris (Pembroke, GA) and Evelyn Sharpe (Springfield, Mass). Close friend and mother
figure Altamease Gordon and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him