Mrs. Lovene T. Watts
Mrs. Lovene T. Watts, was born on August 20, 1930 to Mr. Lewis H. and Blanche L. Temple (Deceased).
Lovene attended Volusia County Public Schools and later married Mr. David C. Watts, Sr. (Deceased).
She was retired from the State of Florida in 1992, where she had served as an employee of the Division of Health & Human Services.
She was the mother of 7 children and was preceded in death by her daughter, Carolyn Watts Hill.
She is survived by: daughters: Norma Tillman, Lake Helen, FL; Johnice Whites, Columbia, SC; Annette Watts, Daytona Beach, FL; sons: Charles Davis, Bradenton, FL; David Watts, Jr., DeLand, FL; Benjamin Watts, Lake Helen, FL; grandchildren: Shavon Watts, Anterrio Watts, Antiqua Watts, Jessica Kaigler, Antigone Vanderpool, Raekwon Watts; sisters: Helen Culpepper, Lake Helen, FL; Gladys Butler, Dayton, OH; brothers: Lawrence Temple, Daytona Beach, FL; Alphonso Temple, Lake Helen, FL; sisters-in-law: Bernice Temple, Marion June Watts, Constance Brinson and Louise Akins; special friends, Mrs. Vivian Griffin and Ms. Juanita Edwards; devoted friends and adopted children: Mitch and Betty Cody; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.
Ralph Willard Norton
10/20/1937 - 10/26/2005
Life was given to Mr. Ralph Willard Norton, from the late Mr. Will Norton and Mrs. Arlean (Campbell) Whites. He was called to sing in God's choir October 26, 2005. He attended Lake Helen Elementary and was a graduate of Euclid High. He gave his life to the Lord 56 years ago and was an active member of Mt. Olive AME Church of Lake Helen and sang in the male choir. He worked as a foreman in construction from the age of 17 until the age of 58. During this time, he married Pinkie Robinson and to this union three children were born.
Leaving to mourn and cherish his memory: Pinkie L. Norton of Miami, FL; two sons: Ralph Bernard Norton of Miami, FL; one devoted daughter: Sheilda Renee Norton of DeLand; loving and devoted mother: Arlean Campbell Whites of Lake Helen, FL; four sisters: Juanita Adkins (Archie) of Miami, FL; Mamie Whites of Lake Helen, FL; Charlotte Jones, Iris Whites of Daytona Beach, FL; three brothers: (the late Jerome Norton) (Juanita), Kevin Whites, Javar C. Whites, Sr.; 4 grandchildren, Shawante Norton of Atlanta, GA; Nasheika Norton of DeLand, FL; Demario Norton, Atlanta, GA; Shenique Johnson (Frank) of DeLand, FL; three aunts: (the late Luella Artimus), Mary Rivers of Deerfield, Corrine Small of Miami, FL; 5 brothers in law, 3 sisters in law, all of Miami, FL; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends; special and close friends, Ernestine Adams, Mrs. Kelly and Paula Johnson. Special thank you to Hope Perry, Joseph Wesley and the staff of Hospice (Mrs. CeCe).
Irvin C. "Pete" Huff
08/26/1955 - 11 December 2005
A Time to Be Born: On August 26, 1955, Irvin & RuthHuff were blessed with a baby boy, named Irvin Campbell Huff, Jr., known as "Pete".
A Time to Learn: Pete attended elementary school in Orange City, Florida, High School at DeLand High School, graduated in 1973.
A Time to Marry: Pete met and married Dianne in 1983.
A Time for Fatherhood: Pete was the father of f0ur children: Carlos, Shundel, Serena & Sharonda.
A Time of Worship: Pete was a member of Mt. Barrien Primitive Baptist Church, Orange City, Florida.
A Time to Leave: Pete departed this earth on November 12, 2005 at Halifax Hospital.
He leaves to cherish his memories, a loving wife, Dianne Huff, Orange City, three daughters, Shundel Little, Tucker, GA; Serena (Julian Miller), and Sharonda Huff, Daytona Beach, FL; one son: Carlos Huff, Orange City, FL; parents: Irvin & Ruth Huff, Orange City, FL; sisters: Emma Williams (William) and Delphenia Bartee (Samuel); mother-in-law: Addie Dixon, Daytona Beach, FL; six sisters-in-law: Shirley Stronger, Patricia Dixon, Brenda Franklin (Hozie), Lithonia, GA; Ruby London (Eddie), Margaret Blake (Anthony) and Arleatha - deceased (Warren) Jackson, Daytona Beach, FL; one brother -in-law: Frank Dixon (Wanda), Palm Bay, FL; five aunts: Betty Johnson (Fred), Geneva, NY; Anna Mae Jones, Osteen, FL; Agnes (Phil) Phillippe, Orlando, FL; Gertha King, Columbus, GA; Pearl Smith, Jacksonville, FL; two uncles: Sherman Tillman (Norma), Lake Helen, FL; Herbert Huff (Tommie), Sumter, SC; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Lawrence "Jabo" Pugh
08/08/1948 - 11/23/2005
Lawrence was known as "Jabo". He worked at Halifax Medical Center for many years on and off. He was also a worker in the fern industry. His family and many friends look forward to seeing him again in God's New Order.
"While we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting." 2 Corinthians 4:18
Born: Waldo, Florida
Residence: Daytona Beach, Florida
One brother: John Henry Pugh of Pierson, Florida
Two sisters: Gwendolyn Cummings and Katurah Pugh of Pierson, Florida.
One brother-in-law: Lawrence Cummings of Pierson, Florida
One sister-in-law: Barbara Pugh of Crescent City, Florida.
Two aunts: Daisy Bell and Alberta Nelson
Three Uncles: Charlie Nelson, Charlie Pelham and Ellis Pelham
A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, sorrowing friends and wife-to-be, Dorothy Robinson.
Douglas Lewis Reeves
December 1, 1957 - December 15, 2005
Douglas Lewis "Deke" Reeves was born December 1, 1957, the fifth son of Calvin & Annie Reeves in DeLand, Florida. He was raised in Seville, Florid. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Taylor Middle-High School, Pierson, Florida, where he played sports. He served four years in the United States Navy as a submariner and was honorably discharged as a Petty Officer Third Class.
As much as ws in him, Douglas loved life and was equally loved by all he met. He committed his life to Christ at an early age. If a thing was broken, he would fix it. On many festive occasions, his visits to his mother, father and family were times that reflected his inner character and love. He also spent much time with his legal guardians and acquaintances in Sanford.
Deke enjoyed sports and playing with his many nieces, nephews and friends. He loved everyone and had a "big heart" of caring for others. Although his physical stature was great and some called him "Bear" because of his size, he was always caring, gentle and a kind son, brother and friend to everyone.
He leaves to cherish his memory: parents, Calvin (Bay) and Annie (May) Reeves, Seville, FL; brothers: Calvin, Jr., Lt. Cmdr. USN Ret. (Sheila); Raymond 1st Sgt. USMC, Ret., (Sabrina), Atlanta, GA; Earl, Lt. Col. USA Ret. (Sharion), St. Petersburg, FL; Randall, Sgt. 1st Class USA Ret., Fayetteville, NC; sisters: Barbara Ambrister, Rochester, NY; Mahalia Johnson (Lewis), Pierson, FL; Maria Maddox, Marilyn Johnson (Robert), Seville, FL; Carole Reeves, DeLand, FL; He also leaves to mourn in-laws: Leo Armbrister, Jr., Sandra Green, Annie Ruth Harris, Patricia Ann House, Sheila Reeves and Bob Maddox; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Crancy "Crab" Scrivens
4/3/1917 - 9/6/2004
This today is not a goodbye, but a farewell until I see you again in the eternal life.
My life on earth began on April 3, 1917. I was born to a very loving a devoted mother and father, the late Munn and Eliza Scrivens in Brooksville, Florida.
I enjoyed attending the public schools of Hernando County. As my life began as a young man I was affectionately nicknamed Crab. I worked as a laborer in the rural Hernando County area where I met and married the late Bessie Hopkins. To our union four children were born.
After deciding to leave Brooksville, I moved to DeLand, FL where I met my life companion, the late Mary Reddick. Life was enjoyable in DeLand where I met many friends and became well known.
I will miss it all, but on September 6th, I heard His call. But as I turned away, a tear fell from my eye. For all my life, I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die. I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do. It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, the good one and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, just even for awhile, I’d say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized, that this could never be, for emptiness and memories would take the place of me and when I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow, I thought of you and when I did my heart was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through Heavens gate, I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me, from His great golden throne, he said, “this is eternity, and all I’ve promised you.” Today your life on earth is past but life here starts anew.
I promise not tomorrow but today will always last. And since each day’s the same way there’s no longing for the past. You have been so faithful, so trusting and so true. Though there were times you did some things you know you shouldn’t do, but you have been forgiven and now at last you’re free. So won’t you come and take my hand and share my life with me? And, God’s hand I took.
But I remembered all those special people, whom I love…my two sons, Andrew “Mook” Scrivens and wife, Allie of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Clarence “Bee” Mobley of Brooksville, FL; three daughters: Linda Scrivens-Clarke and husband, Arthur of Brooksville, FL; Mary Burnside and Geraldine Ross of DeLand, FL; grandchildren: Thomas, Fred, Frankie, Clarence, Jr., Deon, Ray, Eric S., Jonathan, Dominic, Lee, Oscar, Anthony, Jessica, Tracy, Shawn, Lisa, Tiffany, LaTanza, Scherrie, Ivory, Phillip, Eric B., Melissa, Shaonda, Diahann, Andrew, Clarence R., Debbie, Laverene, William, Keith, Sara, Jake, Jr., and special grandchild and caregiver: Pansey; one sister: Viceola Scrivens Grover, Tampa, FL; a very devoted friend: Edward Bostic; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
My son, Crancy Scrivens; brothers Troy Scrivens and Henry B. Scrivens, Sr.; granddaughters: Maria Scrivens and Bessie LaPam Scrivens, all preceded me in death.
So when tomorrow starts without me don’t think we’re far apart, For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart. When the sun rises and shines bright, remember a big smile from me to you and when the wind blows ever so gently that a hug I’ll be giving you.
Love You Always, your father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend.
Dr. Noble Augustus “Thin Man" Watts
2/17/1926 - 8/24/2004
Internationally known and respected jazz and blues saxophonist Noble Augustus Watts was born in DeLand, Florida February 17, 1926 to John & Agnes Watts, the fourth of six children. His musical interest came at an early age. As a child, he would beat on the piano or pots and pans while his mother did her household chores. Recognizing that his son was intent on becoming a musician, John Watts approached Glenn Swann, a member of the Stetson University music faculty, about providing lessons for his son in exchange for yard work.
By age 14, Noble Watts had impressed his teachers and classmates at Euclid Elementary School with his proficiency on the violin. He then became fascinated with the trumpet, practicing day and night, going door-door to solicit money for the school’s band instruments. A state band clinic at Florida A & M University was a transforming experience for the young musician.
Orlando provided a rich musical scene for Noble Watts. He met many promising musicians, including the soon-to-be famous Julian “Cannonball” Adderly. He also acquired a new nickname. Because he was so skinny, an older band member dubbed hi “The Thin Man”, a name he has carried ever since.
In 1943, Mr. Watts left DeLand to attend college at FAMU and became a part of a hugely successful 13-member dance band. He was also was one of the original member of the famous A & M Marching one hundred. When he subsequently strained a muscle in his lips, preventing him from playing the trumpet, Mr. Watts withdrew from school and returned to DeLand, where his younger brother, David showed him how to play some scales on the saxophone. He quickly taught himself to play and created a reputation for himself on that instrument.
As a band leader, Mr. Watts backed such famous vocalists as Dinah Washington, Jackie Wilson, Fats Domino and Diana Ross as, as well as Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry. When he was tired of living in New York and his career seemed at end, Mr. Watts returned to DeLand. He was then rediscovered in the 1980’s and recorded his appropriately titled album, “Return of the Thin Man”. His latest recordings, “Noble and Nat” and “King of the Boogie Sax” have won him renewed respect from fans everywhere.
Mr. Watts’ work has been mentioned in People Magazine and in 1996, the NAACP presented him with an award “in recognition for his outstanding contribution of five decades of immeasurable sound in the world of music”. In recent years, he has won the title of Best Blues Performer” in the Orlando Music Awards ceremony for three consecutive ceremonies.
The African American Museum of the Arts honored him by initiating an annual jazz festival in his name and naming the amphitheater on South Clara Avenue, “Dr. Noble “Thin Man” Watts Amphitheater.
He is survived by his wife, June Batemon Watts; daughter: Natalie Watts Brown, DeLand; son Robert Hill (Vickie); sister: Constance Brinson, Orlando; four grandchildren; Shandris Irene Hinson (Denny), Naomi, Robby and Natalie Hill; two great-grandchildren: Evan and Blake Hinson; mother-in-law: Margaret Story; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
2/10/1910 - 9/3/2004
Elizabeth Epps was born February 10, 1910 to the late Henry & Ella Thomas in DeLand, Florida.
Elizabeth Epps has lived a long and full life; and she moves unto the Heavens, she shall live on through her family.
She was the lovely wife of the late Samuel Epps; the dedicated mother of Mary Louise Epps Rolle and Lawrence Epps; sister to Maggie, Rubina and Blanche Thomas; she was a devoted grandmother of five grandchildren: Roger, Elizabeth, Patricia, Paula and Laura Rolle; she has sixteen great-grandchildren and sixteen great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Gene Oliver Crawford, Sr., M. D.
7/16/1943 - 8/20/2004
On Friday morning, August 20, 2004, Gene Oliver Crawford, Sr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend and physician entered in to rest and after a sudden and brief illness.
He was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 16, 1943 to the late Otis L. Crawford and Celesta Blanks Crawford. His early childhood years were spent in Detroit, Omaha, Chicago and Indiana. He received his elementary education at Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church School in Chicago. The family then moved to Milwaukee, where he graduated from high school.
A year later in 1961 he was on his way to Huntsville, Alabama with Elder Jonathan Roache and a group of young people to enroll Oakwood College. A whiz at math, he matriculated with a double major in math and chemistry and graduated with the Class of 1965. While a budding scholar, he was also a versatile student participating in all sports, and campus activities serving as a Class officer and a member of the Science Club. He enjoyed reading, current events, trivia, tennis and card games. He was a friend to everyone.
At Oakwood, he met and later married Rozena Graham and to this union three children were born – Deirdre Michele, Gene Oliver, Jr. and Kristen Celeste.
After graduation he worked as a mathematician for Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. in Huntsville. He was drafted into the Army toward the end of 1965 and went on to successfully complete Officer Training School. Upon completion he served in Korea as a company commander during the Vietnam era. He returned to the United States in 1968. Shortly afterwards he moved his family to the Washington, DC area and made their home there. In Washington, he served in the Army Reserves and attained the rank of Captain in the US Army.
During his first five years in DC he worked for IBM as a systems engineer and later as a marketing representative. It was during these years that he decided to change careers and enrolled and completed medical school art the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He completed an OB/GYN residency at the Washington Hospital Center in DC. Meanwhile, the family had grown to three children. Upon completing residency he moved his family to Huntsville, Alabama where he began his medical practice specializing in OB/GYNB medicine. While there he also he also taught at his alma mater, many pre-med students went on to become physicians. During these years he served Oakwood as a physician in the Student Health Services. Additionally he became active in the Huntsville Chapter and the National Chapter of the Oakwood Alumni Association. He remained in Huntsville for three years then returned to Washington, DC.
Back in Washington, he continued the practice of OB/GYBN medicine with offices in DC and Maryland. The family returned to their church home – Dupont Park where the children were enrolled in church school. Christian education was an ever-growing cause with Dr. Crawford. He was elected president of the DC Chapter of the National Alumni Association and each year sponsored academy seniors to Oakwood College Days. He continued to be supportive of Christian education seeing that his own children attended Dupont Park School and Oakwood. He would often tell them “You can go wherever you want to go for college, but my money goes to Oakwood.”
All three children received their undergraduate degrees at Oakwood College and we went on to receive advanced degrees at other institutions. Many students at Dupont and Oakwood received benefits of his benevolence through tuition assistance. He was a charter member of the Committee of 100 for Oakwood College. During the Centennial Celebration in 1996, he was made a lifetime member.
On September 28, 1993, Dr. Crawford suffered a massive stroke, which left him with left-side paralysis, which he lived with courageously through good times and not so-good times. When asked how he was doing he would always reply, “God is good!”
In 1995, he and his wife, his sole caregiver, moved to Deltona, Florida where they have lived for the last nine years. Dr. & Mrs. Crawford joined the Mars Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church shortly after arriving in Florida. He served as a Pathfinder Counselor. He also completed Prison Ministry Training Program. He particularly enjoyed Sabbath School lessons and often participated in the discussions.
In the Deltona community, he was a member of the Different Strokes Club, an officer with the VIPS (Vision Impaired) Group, a member of the YMCA Handi-Capable Gym, the Sunshine Center and the DeLand Activity enter. He continued to bean avid reader, keeping up with current events through Talking Books.
During these remaining years, he became an avid Bible scholar and Heaven became his obsession. He witnessed wherever he found an opportunity. He was truly “not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ”.
In the end, on August 20, 2004, he succumbed to a previously undiagnosed illness, which took his life in three brief weeks. However, he died peacefully and fearlessly in Christ.
On his last admission to the hospital as we closed the Sabbath, he told us the July 30th devotional reading from Solid Ground written by Mark Finley. He told us that he had read it three times. The family shares this with you below in the hope that we will know as Dr. Crawford did that God is our salvation, therefore we do not need to fear. He went to sleep with this assurance, surrendering and trusting God to the end – tired of this world but looking forward to Heaven.
He leaves to cherish his memories here and to meet him again in Heaven, his wife of 38 years Rozena; daughter, Deirdre Michele (Samuel) Robinson, Orlando, FL; son, Gene (Dionne) Crawford, Jr., Bowie, MD; daughter, Kristen Crawford, Orlando, FL; brothers: Dr. Otis (Valerie) Crawford, Jr., Detroit, MI; Robert Crawford, Milwaukee, WI. He became a first time grandfather in March 2003 with the birth of granddaughter, Kendall Reece in Maryland. Sisters-in-law: Elouise (Jesse) Johnson and Lynn (Von) G. Ash (Special “Daughter”); Brothers-in-law: Stephen T. Graham and Elsworth (Janice) Graham; special Niece & Nephew: Candace and Brandon Ash; Special “Sister” Ella Bryan; devoted friend: Edison Ible; special caregivers – Tressa Robinson, Gloria Grimes, Victoria King, Shalonda Harris, Masarette and Bonnie. His extended family survivors include the Crawford-Strickland, Blanks and Graham families scattered throughout the United States.
He was genuinely loved and will be truly missed by his friends from Oakwood College and the College Church, Dupont Park, Breath of Life and Mars Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church families and by a multitude of family and friends. Let us plan to meet Dr. Crawford in Heaven where we shall see Him face to face.
George Allen, Jr.
3/31/1952 - 8/18/2004
George Allen, Jr. was born March 31, 1952 in DeLand, Florida to the late George & Betsy Allen. George graduated from DeLand High School in 1970. Afterwards, George enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal as well as the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Once completing his tour of duties in Vietnam, he returned to the States and attended Indiana University.
George returned to DeLand, Florida where he reunited with his loving wife, Florence Allen. George was a very well known individual throughout DeLand as well as many others all over the United States. He had a vibrant, lively personality that will be missed by all who knew him.
George is survived by a very large family and will be missed by: his wife: Florence; children: Cordett (Michelle), Edna (Andre’), Jamesha (Jeffrey), Lakeisha, Lameisha (Chris); grandchildren: Blake, Caleb, Garbresha, Shanae, Dariyana, Jamal, Amar, Darius, Dariyana, Ariyana, Cassidy, Amber & Cameron; sisters: V. Lee Frazier, Janice Allen, Rhonda Allen, Betsy C. Jean and Yolanda Spearman (Perry); a host of nieces and nephews; two uncles: James Birch (Carolyn), David Birch, II; two aunts: Geneva Williams and Johnnie Birch; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
Annie King Bryant
04/02/1920 - 9/18/2004
Annie Willie King Bryant was born April 2, 1920 in Mount Vernon, Georgia to the late Joe King, Sr. and Lillie Bell Dallas King. She moved to Baldwin, Florida and then to DeLand, Florida in 1973; from there to Pierson, Florida in 1986.
While living in Baldwin, she was an employee of the Jacksonville Crate Company.
She married Virgil Bryant, Sr. (deceased) on June 15, 1938. To this union was born three children, one preceding her in death, Virgil, Jr.;
Mother Bryant was a member of Pentecostal Full Gospel Crusade Church, where she served faithfully as an Usher. Mother Bryant will be best remembered for her dutiful and faithful service as an Usher. She also held memberships with Queen of the South Chapter # 141, Order of the Eastern Star, West Volusia Branch of the NAACP, Community Fellowship Ushers Board and was an active Volunteer with Duval County Public Schools.
Mother Bryant enjoyed cooking, gareding and participating in community outreach projects.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories: daughter: Cornelia Bryant Barrett, DeLand; son: Charles J. Bryant (Janet Elam), Daytona Beach, Florida; brother: Deacon Joe King, Jr. (Nevonia), Baldwin, FL; sister: Laura King Logan, Pierson; grandchildren: Donald R. Bryant, Daytona Beach, FL; Ronald R. Bryant, Daytona Beach, FL; Jacqueline Shannon, Baldwin, Rosalyn Bryant, Greenville, MS; Lacy Bryant, Greenville, MS; Stacy Bryant (Latwonza), DeLand; Miranda Barrett (Charles Williams, Jr.) Tallahassee, FL; Virgil Bryant, III, Arlington, TX; Michael Earl (Tasha), Miami, FL; Kairon Hill (Latoya), Palatka; 19 greta grandchildren; godson: Julius Waldon (Jean), Pierson; goddaughter: Dorothy Gibson, DeLand; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Special friends: Francis Buckles, Pierson, Ruby Fuller, Pierson and Emma Givens, DeLand.
Latoyia Michelle Solomon
06/0January 1973 - 9/20/2004
Latoyia Michelle Solomon (Ingram), known to her family as "Lucy" was born June 1, 1973 in DeLand, Florida. Latoyia's formal education began with her attendance at Presbyterian Pre-school. Latoyia attended Dempsie Brewster's gifted program in Volusia County leading to graduation from DeLand High School in 1991. She later received an Associate of Science Degree from Daytona Beach Community College.
While still in high school, Latoyia was employed by the DeLand News Journal. After ten (10) years of employment, she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where she was united in Holy Matrimony to Adrian Ingram. Latoyia was a member of Maceodnia Missionay Baptist Church, where she served as Youth Director; sharing her talents with the children of the church. Latoyia was employed by GNB Technology Corporation, until her health began to fail her.
Left to cherish her memories: a devoted mother: Dorothy R. Solomon and father: Sammie Solomon; stepmother: Ruby Solomon; daughters: Cierra R. Weaver and Jaide A. Ingram; spouse: Adrian Ingram; brothers: Darrel L. Solomon and Marco W. Solomon; uncles: George (Ruby) Stokes, Maryland; Sammie L. Singleton, Jacksonville, FL; Robert (Yvonne) Singleton; James (Kaye) Fedd, Orlando; Ronnie (Ola) Solomon; aunts: Rosa Gibson, Jessie (Ernest) Harris, Marjorie Ross, Althea (Larry) Chavers, Rosie L. Williams, all of DeLand; Frankie (Nat) Birch, Orlando; great aunts: Evelyn Deloach and Lillie M. Curry, Jacksonville, FL; Henrietta May, DeLand; mother-in-law: Jennifer Murphy; special friends: Pearl Weaver and Sylvia Miller; a host of loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
Priscilla Jackson Hayden
06/26/1951 - 10/1/2004
Priscilla Ann Jackson Hayden was born n Orange City, Florida on June 26, 1951. She was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant for the Faith Foundation. She departed this life on Friday, October 1, 2004 at Florida Hospital - DeLand.
Priscilla was a member of New Beginings Freewill Baptist Church where she was an announcement clerk. She enjoyed cooking and taking care of others.
She leaves to cherish her memories: sons: Melvin Jackson, DeLand; Wilbert Brown, Jr., Daytona Beach and Lavonia White, Orlando; daughters: Treasa and Barbara Brown, both of DeLand; grandchildren: Latoria, Kawmane, Wilbert, III, Dalevesha and Dania; one great grandchild; godschildren: William Black, Lakesha Spencer and Jamerica Spencer, all of Tallahassee, FL; Berchum Martin and Akeem Harris, both of DeLand, Florida; sisters: Katrina Davis (Michael) and Elouise Owens, all of DeLand; Elizabeth Barthel, Orlando; Angela Jackson, Blackshear, GA; Joy Durant, New York; Lutretia Williams; brothers: Rufus Barkley (Katie), John Jackson (Eula) and Curtis Jackson, all of DeLand; Cornelius Jackson (Eunice), Daytona Beach; Freddie Stafford (Margaret), Sanford; Roger Jackson (Joann), Birmingham, Alabama; David Jackson (Linda), Melbourne; Alsturgis Jackson, Hudson, NY; special nephew: Steve Williams (Louease), DeLand; special niece: Tenisha Barkley, DeLand; best friends: Debra Black and Ernestine Walker, Tallahassee, FL; Debbie Stafford, DeLand; special friends: Dale Thomas, Jr., Iris Whites, May Martin, Monica Yarn, Betty Marks, Debbie Maddox, Barbara Martin, Jackie Parnell, Victor Jones, Mike Murphy, Limuel Yarn and Tymon Ross, all of DeLand; William Black, Tallahassee; Santanna Myles, Lake Helen; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and many sorrowing church family and friends.
Juanita G. Marshall
01/28/1943 - 10/11/2004
Juanita G. Marshall was born January 28, 1943 in DeLand, Florida to the late Lawyer & Susie Pitts.
She attended local schools and later graduated from Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach.
Juanita was employed with Volusia County Schools as an Adult Education Teacher. She was also a poll worker for the Department of Elections.
She departed her journey for life everlasting on Monday, October 11, 2004 at Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Green.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her sisters: Betty Thorn and Thelma Giles; devoted nieces: Linda Walker and Angela Haws; devoted nephew: Roderick Green; a loving cousin: Helen F. Smith; caregiver: Charlotte Hamblin; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, neighbors and sorrowing friends.