|105 W. new hampshire ave. * deland, fl 32720
|Mildred Valrie, 88
Mildred Valrie, 88, of DeLand, Florida transitioned into Eternity on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Parkside Health and Rehab.
Center, DeLand, FL.
Visitation hours will be 2-7pm Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at ADJ Unity Funeral Home
Celebration of Life
1929 --Mildred Valrie—2017
Mildred Valrie was born July 8, 1929 in Deland, Florida. She is preceded in death by her parents Horace Monroe and Bonnie
Davis. Mildred was educated in New York City and Deland. She accepted Christ into her life at an early age and became a
member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Deland.
In 1947 she met and later married her husband Theodore “Thedo” Valrie (deceased). To this union
two children were conceived; Dwight T. Valrie and Lynette Nephew, both children
preceded their mother in death.
Mildred was a domestic worker in the Deland Community for many years. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends at family
gatherings. She especially enjoyed time spent with her great grandchildren, collecting family photos and reminiscing about the
Mildred was a loving, caring and devoted mother, grandmother and friend. She touched many lives through her love, her smile.
The joy she shared with all those who loved and knew her will be greatly missed. We were all blessed to have had her in our
She is survived by sisters; Ethel Lee Townsend, Glen Cove, New York and Elizabeth “Betty” Ryoland, Melbourne, Florida. One
granddaughter Kendrial Wilson, a great granddaughter Chartress Harkness, and devoted niece Sarah Sanker and a friend
Eunice Cox and Oddessa Ferguson. In addition to a host of other nieces, nephews and great-great grandchildren; other loving
relatives, neighbors and friends.
Preceding her in death long time companion John Bellamy “Sonny”
Tracy Yevette Adams, 39
Ms. Tracy Y. Adams, 39, of Pierson, FL., a resident of DeLand, FL. transitioned into eternity on Saturday, September 9,
2017 at Orlando Health Medical Center, Orlando, FL.PAID OBITUARY
The Home Going Celebration will be 1 pm Friday, September 22, 2017 at Sanctuary Chuch 401 E. Taylor Rd.,
DeLand, FL. 32724. Rev. Mark Schrade, Pastor. Bishop Willie J. Riley, Reddick Church of God, Reddick, FL. will deliver
the Main Eulogy. Interment will follow the service at DeLeon Springs Cemetery, DeLeon Springs, FL. The Visitation
hour will be 12-1pm, Friday at the Church.
A time to be born: Ecclesiastes 3:2
Tracy Yevette Adams was born August 17, 1978, at West Volusia Hospital in DeLand, FL., to Marily
and James Calvin Adams.
A time to Live: Isaiah 38:16
She attended Pierson Elementary and Taylor Middle High School; later attended Daytona State College. Tracy loved
her family and she had a love for the elderly. She enjoyed taking care of them. Her love for the elderly was so great she
pursued and became a Certified Nursing Assistant as her profession. She was employed at Alliance.
A time to Die: Ecclesiastes 3:2
On September 9, 2017, Tracy Yevette Adams took flight to be with her Heavenly Father and received her wings. Tracy’s
quote, “This is not bye, I will see you later.”
A time to Mourn: Ecclesiastes 3:2
She leaves to cherish her memories, her precious children, Danesha Rochella Adams, Quanasia Janea Heath-Adams,
Jazaria Diamonique Heath, Jonathan Rolle, Devon Smith, and Whitley Whitter. A devoted and loving mother Marilyn
Adams; Just like mother, her aunts, Sarilyn Dobson, Carilyn Dobson, and Lisa Guzman (Pete); A loving father James
Calvin Adams; brothers, Arrick Christopher Adams (Sandra) who was not only her brother but her friend, and Derrick
Adams; one sister, Mattie Adams; To list every one that knew and loved her would take a book, so I will conclude with a
host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and extended family members.
Alma Frances Porter Kines, 82
12/17/1934 - 09/13/2017
The Home Going Celebration will be 11am Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Pillar Ground Outreach Ministries, 208 W. Voorhis Ave.,
DeLand, FL. 32720, Bishop Walter C. Kelley, Pastor. Interment will follow the service at Union Cemetery, W. Euclid Ave. DeLand, FL..
The Visitation hours are 6-8pm Friday, September 22, 2017 at Unity Funeral Home
Mrs. Alma Frances Porter was born on December 17, 1939 in Cuthbert County, GA. And the eldest of five children born of the late Mr.
John Pitman and Mrs. Parelee Jenkins. She departed this life on 2:00pm September 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her
Parents, Brother Mr. Joseph Jenkins, Her Sons Mr. Randolph Dexter, Mr. Gregory Allen Bush, Mr. Mack Brooks II.
Alma was introduced to Christ at a young age through her Grandmother (Lizzie Porter “Big Ma”) and served on the Usher Board at Pillar
Ground Outreach Ministries. Alma believed in the power of prayer and its ability to change a situation.
Alma was a proud alumna of Euclid High School and graduated with honors from Palm Beach Community College as a Nursing Assistant.
Alma worked extensively in agriculture as a bookkeeper.
The epitome of a strong black woman, Alma was truly a force to be reckoned with. Never one to mince words nor backed down from a
fight, Alma stood tall in her convictions but was never short on love. Alma lived life with beauty, charm, and all the will of a lioness. She
felt most at home being with her friends in Pahokee, her classmates of Euclid High, or talking on sharing memories with her best friends
(Barbra , Mildred, Mary Kelly, Mary, Alice, Bernadine, and Robert Lee)
Alma leaves to cherish her precious memories: Her sons, Mr. Jerome (Linda) Porter, Mr. Willie Henderson, Mr. Michael Henderson, Mr.
Curtis Bush, Mr. Author Lark Jr., Mr. James Bush (grandson); Her daughters, Mrs. Barbra (Kenny) Porter, Ms. Sandra Porter, Ms.
Gwendolyn Bush; One Brother, Amos (Beverly) Jenkins; and two Sisters, Mrs. Retha (James) Nance, Ms. Elizabeth Jenkins; Grand
Children, LaTonya Porter, Azareeya Anderson, Bruce Cooper, Charnett (Rod) Jackson, Lashandra (Ali) Porter, James Bush, Satarra
Cooper, Lareveia Henderson, Qiana Porter, Andrea Henderson, Brandon Chapman, Michael Henderson Jr., Curtis E. James Jr. ,
Markess Brooks, Mack Brooks II, Chase Brooks, Anthony Brooks; a host of great grand children, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Antoinette Cassandra Mitchell, 50
Antoinette Cassandra Mitchell, 50, a native of San Mateo, FL., resident of Interlachen, FL. transitioned into eternity
Monday, September 18, 2017 at North Florida Regional Hospital, Gainesville, Florida
The Celebration of Life will be 3pm Sunday, September 24, 2017 at The Lighthouse Miracle Deliverance Church,
Summit Street, Crescent City, FL.
|Donald Eugene Shead, 65
Mr. Donald E. Shead, 65, a Software Engineer, of DeLand, FL. transitioned into eternity Tuesday,
September 19, 2017 at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time