|105 W. new hampshire ave. * deland, fl 32720
Mother Juanita Williams-Barkley, 87
SUNRISE: APRIL 20, 1930 SUNSET: FEBRUARY 21, 2018
The Home Going Celebration will be held 12pm Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Greater Refuge Of Our Lord 316 S. Adelle
Ave. DeLand, FL., Bishop James Darby, Pastor. Bishop Walter C. Kelley of Pillar Ground Outreach Ministries, Deland, FL.,
Officiating. Mother Barkley will rest at Community Cemetery, W. Beresford Ave. DeLand, FL. Visitation hours are 4-
7pm Friday, March 2, 2018 at ADJ Unity Funeral Home.
Juanita Williams was born and raised in Barberville, Florida to the proud parents of Mrs. Rosa Lee and James Williams on
April 20, 1930
Juanita Williams met the late Dempsey Barkley Sr. whom later married and had a host of children and grandchildren. Juanita
Barkley became a Devoted Mother to Deland Holiness Deliverance Church. She then became a member and Mother to Pillar
Ground Outreach Ministries. She was also known as the “Mother” of the community in which she affectionately received the
name “Mother Barkley”.
On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at University Center West “Mother Barkley” was called home to eternal rest with her
parents Rosa Lee and James Williams, Her husband Dempsey Barkley Sr., her brothers James Williams Jr, Andrew Williams,
Frank Williams, and Leroy Williams, her two sons Willie James Barkley and Lorenzo Barkley, her grandchildren Arnisha
Barkley, Laron Barkley, Terrell Barkley, and Charles Oliver Jr.
The Family She Leaves To Cherish Her Memories:
Her sons: Dempsey Barkley Jr, Larry Barkley, Norman Barkley (Mary), Vincent Barkley (Belinda), Randy Barkley, and
Charles Oliver (Marion). Her daughters: Joann Barkley Dennis and Patricia Cadore. Sisters: Jeanlee Cadore and Berthina
Bob. Brothers: Wilbert Williams (Stella), Stanly Williams, Charles Williams. Sister-in-law Gloriajean Barkley Johnson, and a
host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends
who will miss her dearly.
Gena M. Cooper, 54
Gena Michelle Cooper was born on December 10,1963 and passed away on February 22, 2018 in DeLand, FL at age
54. She was the daughter of Ellen Cooper and the late Thurman "Bo" Hull Sr. She was educated in the Public School
System of Volusia County, DeLand, FL. Gena enjoyed cooking, singing, and caring for children. She leaves to cherish
precious memories; Two daughters, Shawnqel Cooper, DeLand, FL and Shavanity Cooper (Ashley), McKinney, TX;
Grandchildren, Jaquarius Merrick, DeLand, FL, Ta'Shiyah Hill, DeLand, FL and A'lijah Cooper, McKinney, TX. She was
preceded into eternal rest by her grandson Shane Cooper; Siblings, Willie Cooper (Leetia), DeLand, FL, Elliott
Ravanell, Rochester, NY, Falesia Taylor, DeLand, FL, Katrina Taylor, DeLand, FL, Cora Hull, DeLand, FL, Debra Hull,
Daytona Beach, FL, Clarence Hull, DeLand, FL, Donna Hull, Daytona Beach, FL, Tony McNear (Ruby), Conway, AR,
Kimberly McNear, DeLand, FL, Willie Hull (Leila), Daytona Beach, FL, Matthew Hull, Daytona Beach, FL, Leila Hull,
Daytona Beach, FL, Tonya Toby (Larry), Daytona Beach, FL, and the late Gregory Hull and Thurman Hull Jr. A host of
beloved nieces, nephews, great- nieces, great-nephews, cousins, other relatives, and sorrowing friends.
The public viewing will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018, from 4:00PM-7:00PM. The Home Going Service will be
held on March 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Unity Memorial Chapel of ADJ Unity Funeral Home Inc. 105 West New Hampshire
Avenue,DeLand, Florida 32720.
Mrs. Minnie May-Phyfer, 66
The Celebration of Life will be 1pm Saturday at Mount Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, 710 W. Cincinnati Ave.
DeLand, FL. Elder Terry L. Brown, Pastor. Bishop Walter C. Kelley, Pastor of Pillar Ground Outreach Ministries,
Officiating. The Visitation hours are 4-7pm Friday, March 9, 2018 at Unity Memorial Chapel of ADJ Unity Funeral
Home Inc. The Interment will be 11am Monday at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, FL.
A Time To Be Born:
Mrs. Minnie May-Phyfer was born in Douglas, GA to Henry May Sr. and Mary Lou May-Miller.
A Time To Learn:
Minnie attended Public School in Volusia County and was a CNA.
A Time To Serve:
Minnie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was loved by everyone she encountered.
Minnie was very dedicated and had a passion for working with children and the elderly. She served as a CNA for
most of her life. At a later date she became an Aide in the clinic at various Volusia County Public Schools with the
Volusia County Healthcare Department where she retired.
A Time To Leave:
On Wednesday February 28, 2018 Minnie was welcomed home by the Angels of Heaven. Minnie was preceded in
death by her parents Mary May Miller; Henry May Sr; parents-in-law Joseph and Katie Gilbert; Daughter Veronica
Denise Henry; Sister Debbie Buckley; Granddaughter Erica Shavone Smith.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories:
A loving and devoted husband John Phyfer, Deltona, FL; loving daughter Kesha Phyfer; Son in Law, Devon
Smith; Four grandchildren, Natisha Henry; Michael Henry; Tyrone Smith; John Smith; Three great
grandchildren, Denise Henry, Derek Henry, Amory Harkness; Six sisters, Gloria Young, Emma May, Louise
Douglas, Louease May, Sharon May; Hazel May; Four Brothers, Tony May (Mattie), Henry May Jr. (Laura), James
May (Cerleen); Dariel May (Nita); Three sisters-in-law: Mary Carlye, Connie Adams; Vasser Baldwin (Lee Grande);
Two brothers-in-law: Delven Jakes; Joseph Gilbert; One Aunt: Dorothy King; A loving best friend and sister
Lillie M. Bigby, Cheraw; Two God Sons: James Bigby, Jalareian Bigby, Cheraw; A close and special niece
Diyonna Dukes; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and sorrowing friends.