Unity Funeral Home Inc.
105 W. new hampshire ave. * deland, fl 32720
386*740*1891
Obituaries
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Ms. Sheila D. Johnson, 63, of Deltona, Florida, transitioned Friday, January 11, 2019 at Florida
Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00am on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Mt. Calvary Free Will
Baptist Church 710 W, Cincinnati Ave., DeLand, Florida. Elder Terry L. Brown, Pastor.

Please deliver all floral arrangements and resolutions to ADJ Unity Funeral Home
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Shauntiana Autrice Stafford, "Shaunti" 17, a resident of Flagler Palm Coast, and former resident of
DeLand, Florida, transitioned into eternity Monday, January 14, 2019 at her residence.

The Celebration of Life will be 1pm Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Holly Hill Church of Christ 1725
Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill, FL. 32117. Rev. Victor Pruet, Pastor.

Visitation hours are 4-7pm Friday, January 18, 2019 at ADJ Unity Funeral Home.
Interment:  Lincoln Cemetery, Orange City, FL.
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Gregory Hill 53, "Greg" of DeLand, Florida, a resident of DeLand, Florida, transitioned into eternity on
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Florida Hospital DeLand.

A Memorial Service will be held 1pm Saturday, January 26, 2019 at ADJ Unity Funeral Home
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Juanita Adell Rochell White, 55, transitioned into eternity on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at
Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Georgia.

The Service commemorating her life will be held from 12-1:30pm on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at
The House of Unity, 200 4th Street, East Palatka, FL. 32131.
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Alfred Lee Brinkley, “Patch Head”
May 26, 1945 - February 11, 2019

Celebration of Life Services ” A Memorial Tribute,” will be held 2:00pm on Saturday February 16,
2019 at Palatka High School 302 Mellon Rd. Palatka Fl. 32177. Floral tributes will be accepted at Palatka
High School beginning @ 10:00am.  Floral Tributes may also be sent directly to Angela Dallas-Johnson
Unity Funeral Home 105 W. New Hampshire Ave. DeLand, FL. 32720. 386-740-1891.
Commander Charles Edward Williams will repose from 5-7pm Friday, February  22, 2019 in the Memorial
Chapel of ADJ Unity Funeral Home.  
The service honoring the life of this committed Servant, Soldier, and
Community Activist will be 2pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Greater Union First Baptist Church. 240 S.
Clara Ave., DeLand, FL. Rev. Troy Bradley, Pastor. His son, Elder Anthony Williams, Pastor of New Life
International Church, DeLand, FL. will deliver the main eulogy.  
Final Rites will commence immediately following
the Service of Honor at Suber Memorial Gardens in Lake Helen, FL..


Born October 27, 1945 to the late Minnie Bell Lott Williams and Edward William  Deacon Charles E. Williams
attended Euclid Elementary and Southwestern Junior and Senior High Schools, graduating with the class of
1963.  He played the trumpet under the band direction of Mr. Edward Middleton. Upon graduation he attended AT
& T State University where he played in the band. He was also a civil rights activist along with Jesse Jackson in
North Carolina.

In 1965 he enlisted into the United States Marine Corp.  He received his training and boot camp at Parish Island,
S. C. and from there went to Vietnam where he received the Purple Heart Medal.  Edward was eligible to receive
another Purple Heart, but he declined it.  His tour of duty also included Guantanamo Bay Cuba.  After his service
to our country, he worked as an engineer at the Kennedy Space Center for fifteen years.

Charles was a graduate of Bethune Cookman College and then continued a teacher in the Volusia County School
System and Daytona Beach Community College.  He used his engineering knowledge to work as the first African
American Building Inspector.  In his leisure time he enjoyed barbecuing and catering for families and special
events.

Deacon Charles E. Williams gave his life to Christ and was baptized at an early age under the leadership of Rev.
Cole, and he joined Greater Union Baptist Church.  He served on the Deacon Board and led the recent
restoration project to restore the floors.  Deacon Charles E. Williams was also the President of the NAACP and
during his tenure, he wrote and received several grants for the chapter.

Deacon Williams was a Commissioner for the City of Lake Helen, and worked for the Daytona Beach Community
Development Department.

Angels were dispatched to Advent Health DeLand on Friday, the morning of February 15, 2019, to transport the
soul of Deacon Charles Edward Williams to his heavenly home.  Deacon Charles E. Williams was preceded in
death by his wife, Phyllis H. Williams; parents; brothers, Karl Spencer Williams and Henry Lott Williams; sister,
JoLynn Green and son, Lanier Williams.

He leaves to cherish his memories, sons, Tyrone Williams (Adrian), Richardson, Texas, Charles E. Williams, III,
Macon, Georgia, Elder Anthony N. Williams (Dana), DeLand, FL.  and Lavon Williams (Tonja), Orlando, FL.;
daughters, Jolynn Hill (Felton), DeLand, FL., Liza Marie Williams, DeLand, FL., Latwania Williams, DeLand, FL.
and Nikki Williams (Rena), Baltimore MD; 16 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild;
brothers, Gary Williams, Lake Helen, FL., and Harold Williams, Crestview, FL.; sister, Karleen Taylor (Kenneth),
Jacksonville, FL.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family and friends.