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Obituaries
Mr. Xavier Fitzroy Gordon, 30, of Kingston, Jamaica, transitioned into eternity on Friday, May 5, 2017 at
Halifax Health Medical Center Daytona Beach, Florida.

The Home Going Celebration will be 4pm Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Unity Memorial Chapel at Unity Funeral
Home Inc.  
Visitation hours:  2pm until 4pm at Unity Funeral Home.  The final rites for Xavier will be in
Kingston Jamaica.

Xavier Fitzroy Gordon otherwise known as his alias “Rookie”, was born on the 2nd of January 1987 at the
Kingston Public Hospital in Kingston Jamaica. Xavier's educational journey started at the Pear tree river basic
school in 1990 then later transferred to Calabar Infant and Primary School from 1990-1999 and Kingston
College at the high school level from 1999-2004.  After high school he went to The HEART TRUST NTA Jamaica
to do a course in computer technician where he was later sent on job training at Morant Bay at the Ministry of
Labour and Social Security Branch, where his Good work ethics led management to hire him fulltime where he
spent 10 yrs. In the10 years he was promoted to a supervisory position and therefore went back to school in
2014 where he completed a course in business management. Xavier left the Ministry of Labour and Social
Security and started travelling aboard in different countries to work. While on his last travel he met in a road
accident on Thursday May 4 2017 and succumbed to injuries on Friday the next day May 5th 2017. Xavier
Fitzroy Gordon died leaving mother, Linnette Brown; sister, Sandreen Clarke; fiancé, Sherice Brown; aunts
uncles and other relatives and friends.
Frances Leonard-Footman, 70, of DeLand, Florida, transitioned into eternity on the during the evening
hours of May 11, 2017 at her residence.

The Home Going Celebration:  1pm Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 514 W.
Beresford Ave. DeLand, FL. 32720. Rev. Melvin L. Young, Sr. Pastor.
 Visitation hours:  4-7pm Friday, at Unity
Memorial Chapel.
Interment:  Community Cemetery.

Alpha:  October 16, 1946 in DeLand, Florida
Omega:  May 11, 2017 in DeLand, Florida
Parents:  The late William “Bill” Taylor and Maggie Leonard
Education:  Euclid High School Class of 1964
Occupation:  health Unity Coordinator (36 years)
Church Affiliation:  Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
Military Affiliation:  United States Army
Hobbies:  Playing cards and dominoes with family
She was preceded in death by:
Her brothers, Alphonso Robinson and James “Fred” Ross,
Sisters: Katherine Leonard-Washington,
Shirley Mitchell and Erma Gillis Lee
She leaves to cherish her fond memories,
Husband of 20 years: Donald L. Footman
Beloved & Devoted daughter:  Meka Lee
Brother:  Jimmy Allen
Sister:  Estelle Hill
God children:  Ivy Fletcher and Zachariah Fowler Jr.
Nephews and Nieces she raised as her own:
Keith Leonard, Anthony Smith Laverne Frazier and Frshan Ross
Best Friend:  Brenda Taylor
Devoted Friends: Victoria Woulard, Elizabeth Graves and Betty Thomas
Favorite Cousin:  Adam Thomas
Special Niece:  Sonya Leonard
A host of loving Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Supportive Friends
Pearline Wright Jackson, 78, of Sanford, Florida, transitioned into eternity during the early morning hours
of Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Central Florida Regional Hospital, Sanford, Florida.

Celebration of Life:  11am Saturday, may 20, 2017 at Calvary Temple of Praise 2020 McCraken Road,
Sanford, FL. Elder Paul Wright, Pastor.
 Visitation: 5-7 pm Friday, May 19, 2017 at New Jerusalem Glorious
United Pentecostal Church of God, 541 Osteen Maytown Road, Osteen, FL.. Elder Barbara J. Gainey, Pastor.
 
Interment:  
Osteen Memorial Gardens, Deltona, FL.

On May 5, 1939, a precious daughter, Pearline Wright, was born to the late Mr. Jake Jordan and Ms. Annie Bell
Wright in Folkston, Georgia. Pearline’s family moved to Deland, FL during her early childhood years. Pearline
was educated through the Volusia County Public School system. In 1954, Pearline married Oscar Ray Jackson,
Sr., (deceased). From this 29-year union they were blessed with seven children five of whom 5 preceded her in
death—Doris Chavers, Nathaniel Jackson, Cheryl Jackson, Ray Jackson, Jr. and Sarah Jackson. Her sisters,
Wilhelmina Carter and Geraldine Jordan also preceded her in death.
Responding to the call of God Pearline rededicated her life to Christ in the year 2000 and reunited with New
Jerusalem Glorious United Pentecostal Church of God, (GUPCOG), Osteen, FL, under the leadership of her
niece, Elder Barbara J. Gainey, where she served faithfully until her demise. Several years after her
rededication, Pastor Gainey appointed her as Church Mother—a position she took with great pride and one in
which she exemplified godly wisdom and authority.
Pearline worked various jobs through the years—some physically demanding—in order to provide for her
children. Her last job, however, was with Seminole County Public Schools in the “Foster Grandparent” program.
She thoroughly enjoyed working with the children and imparting her wisdom into their lives. Pearline enjoyed
cooking for her family and friends. Her favorite hobby however, was fishing. Whenever she wasn’t fishing, she
loved working with flowers and beautifying her yard. She also loved people and sharing her experiences and
wisdom with all.
On Saturday morning, May 13, 2017, as her body weakened, God lovingly called her to her eternal home.
Pearline’s love, joy, wisdom and laughter will truly be missed.
Family she leaves to cherish her memory: one son, Timmy Ray Jackson, Sr., (Sanford, FL); one daughter,
Debbie Chavers (Frank), Sanford, FL; a loving and devoted niece Sandra Spain, Sanford, FL; two daughters-in-
law: Leslie Jackson,(Winter Springs, FL), MaryAnn Jackson, (Sanford, FL); fifteen grandchildren: Darlene McGill
(Donavon), Richard Jackson (Marsha), Tedric J. Jackson, Terrell Jackson, Timmy Ray Jackson, Jr., Isaac
Chavers, Isaih Chavers (Brittney), Nathaniel Jackson, Jr. (Ebony), Terrence Bush, Tenesha Bush, Russell Bush,
Natasha Bush, RayShaun Jackson, Diante Dingle, Kadijah LeSaine; 30 great grandchildren; one great great
granddaughter’ one sister-in-law, Annie Mae Jackson (Sanford, FL); two godchildren: Brenda Hampton and
Sherrie Ann Campbell, both of Sanford, FL and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and sorrowing friends.
Pastor Herry Edwards, 89, of Deltona, FL. transitioned  into eternal rest  Friday, May 19, 2017 at Halifax Health
Hospice of Volusua/Flagler Care Center, Orange City, FL.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Mrs. Jasmine M. Eccleston, 68, of Orlando, FL. transitioned into eternal rest early Sunday morning of May 21,
2017 Vitas Hospice of Winter Gardens.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Baby Kamya Gainey, (newborn), was born and later transitioned to eternity on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Florida
Hospital Orlando.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Rashad Williams, "Ray Ray", 25, of DeLand, FL. transitioned into eternity Sunday, May 21, 2017 in DeLand, FL.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.