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Leona Renae Ellis, 38, a Musician
Leona, was born May 26, 1980 in DeLand, FL. to Bernadine Henry and Leon Sylvester Ellis, Jr. She was educated in the
Volusia County Public School System, graduating with the DeLand High School Class of 1998. After graduating she
attended Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, where she studied International Business.
While in elementary she was tested and proven gifted. In High School, she was placed in Honors and IB Classes. In Middle
and High School, she played numerous instruments with the Marching Bands. She was also Drum Major. Leona later
decided to pursue her Music Career, and became a Renowned Musician. Leona was a member of the Beta Club, Director
of The DHS Chorale (Alumni), Manager/Booking Agent for Daughters of Destiny, Recording Artist, previously known as
"The Barkley and Company", and Stetson University Gospel Chorale with Allen Cusack. She also shared her musical
gifting with many churches in this area as a Minister of Music. Her last project was with "The Matt Burke Band", as Music
was her passion... "The Pianolady".
Leona had a Spiritually enriched life, raised in the church at Pillar Ground Outreach Church under the Leadership of
Bishop W. C. Kelley. A few years ago, when she became Minister of Music at Unity of God's Manna Ministries under Pastor
Don L. and Prophetess Angela Dallas-Johnson she and her sister April became members of the Unity Family. She was
also a very dedicated and proud member of the United Sisters "US" of Unity.
On Friday Evening, August 17, 2018, Leona transitioned into eternity, joining her paternal grandmother, Emma Jean
Washington and maternal grandmother Erma Jean Blakley-Henry.
Her precious memories remain with those she left behind, including her loving and devoted mother, Bernadine Henry;
father, Leon Sylvester Ellis, Jr.; sisters, April Barkley-Williams (Auther), Crystal and Jessica Ellis; brothers, Leon III and
Dianta Ellis; paternal grandfather, Leon S. Ellis, Sr. (Marion); maternal grandfather, Rev. Eugene Henry (Mary),
special nephew, Oni Lobban; uncles, Chester Henry, Larry, Leroy (Natasha), Lloyd (Cariane) and Lawrence Ellis (Lois)
and Booker T. Washington (Jessica); aunts, Dorothy Henry-Percy, Velma Ellis Noel (Selwyn), Debra Ellis, Diane Ellis
Jackson, Denise Ward, Nedra Robinson, Sabrina Williams (Douglas) and Victoria Britt (Clifford); god children, David
Bruner and Eygpt Henry; god sisters, Tylacia Miller and Lydia Stringer; and a host of great uncles and aunts, cousins
and sorrowing friends.
Tony Berrizabal, 28, a Landscape Professional
Tony Berriozabal was born July 2, 1990 in DeLand, Florida to Lorena and Gilberto Berriozabal. He
transitioned into eternity Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in DeLeon Springs, FL.
The Celebration of Life: 11am Saturday, September 15, 2018 at ADJ Unity Funeral Home Inc.
Public Viewing Hours: 4-7pm Friday, September 14, 2018 at ADJ Unity
Kelvin D. Simmons, "Derek", 58
Mr. Kelvin "Derek" Simmons, transitioned into eternity Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at Community
Hospice Care in St. Augustine, Florida.
The Home Going Celebration with be 11am Saturday, September 22, 2018 at New St. James MBC, 135
N. Rodriquez St., St. Augustine, FL. Interment will follow the Celebration at Craig Memorial Park, St.
Augustine, FL. Visitation hours are 5-7pm Friday, September 21, 2018 at New St. James Church. Derek
leaves to mourn, his father Harold M. Simmons, Sr., his mother Rose E. Simmons (Deceased)
daughters: Debra Ann (Michael) Smith, Demetria M. Simmons, Shamika Simmons, and Michelle Simmons;
sons: Kelvin Derek Simmons, Jr. (Deceased), and Melvin Simmons; sisters: Dr. Shirley (Wray) Stevens,
Edith (Kenneth) Corbett, Dr. Denise (Carlton) Walker, Gwendolyn (Chris) Cunningham, and Charliemae
(Darrell) Davis; brothers: Harold (Deborah) Simmons, Jr., and Dr. Tony (Cherry) Simmons; F ourteen
grandchildren: De’Asia Simmons, Malachi Smith; Diego Simmons, Tayshaun Simmons (Deceased), D’
Angelo Simmons, Octavus Dean Jr., Tyler Simmons, Jamari Hollimam, Lavajiah Harris, Marcus Gunter,
Marquez Gunter, LaChyna Noltion, Denise Noltion, Te’Vontaye Simmons, and Mariyana Simmons; aunts:
Bettye Maddox, Judy and Charlotte Mask, and an uncle: Charles Mask; devoted cousin: Louis Howell, III,
(47) nieces and nephews, and a host of cousins. Childhood friend: Pastor Jerry Blount;