|105 W. new hampshire ave. * deland, fl 32720
Ms. Gennifer Louise Myers-Smith, 52, of Daytona Beach, FL. transitioned
on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.
Visitation Hours are 5-7pm Friday, April 5, 2019 at ADJ Unity Funeral Home .
The Home Going Celebration will be 12pm Saturday, April 6, 2019 in the main
chapel of Unity at 105 W. New Hampshire Ave. DeLand, FL. 32720.
Soraya Herbert, 50, of Deltona, FL. transitioned on Friday, March 29, 2019 at
Advent Health Fish Memorial, Orange City, FL.
The service honoring her beautiful life will be held 4pm-8pm Saturday, April 6, 2019
in the chapel of ADJ Unity Funeral Home 105 W. New Hampshire Ave. DeLand, FL.
32720. Soraya will be interred in her Puerto Rico.
The Celebration of Life will be 11am Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 210 E.
Howry Ave., DeLand, FL.. Rev. Reginald Johnson, Sr, Pastor. Bishop Walter Kelly, Officiating.
Visitation Hours are 4-7pm Friday, April 12, 2019 at Pillar Ground Outreach Ministry, 208 W. Voorhis Ave., DeLand,
FL. Bishop W. Kelly, Pastor.
Thomas was born to the late Thomas and Mary Denton on June 24, 1938 in manor Georgia.
Thomas was reared in a large & loving Christian family. He enjoyed reading and studying the bible. He was educated in
the Florida & Georgia school systems, completing his education in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He was employed with the
Broward County School System, retiring after more than 30 years of service. His favorite pastime after retiring included
spending time with his family & friends, talking on the phone and watching western movies. Thomas was a loving
devoted husband to Bernice Denton
Thomas was a dedicated member of New Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. where he served on several
boards, participated in the Power Pool class, prison ministry, Sunday school and several ministries at the church. He
relocated to DeLand, FL. and transferred his membership to Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, DeLand, FL. where he
was ordained as a Deacon under the leadership of Elder Terry Brown. He later moved his membership to Pillar Ground
Outreach Ministry and served until his demise.
On Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 1008am, Thomas was called home from his earthly journey to eternal rest. He was
predeceased by his parents, sister, Bertha Moore (Eddie), Classie M. Jefferies (Archie), Elois White (Moses), brother,
Johnny Denton Sr., brother-in-law, Franklin Givens Sr.
He leaves behind many family and friends to cherish the memories of his loving legacy. His devoted wife, Bernice
Denton; daughters, Annie Carter, April Denton, Catherine Stewart (Lincoln), Lakisha Graham (Terrence) and Shasta
Williams (Fred); sons, Craig Denton Sr., Freddie Smith Jr., Adjew Gaskin (Renea), Artavias Carter (Melissa) and
Maurice Carter, grandchildren, Laquita Mitchell (Gary), Chablis Bailey (Tyrone) Ricky Parks Jr., Kamiesh Denton,
Meagan Jones, Kichelle Sheppard (Cody), Kenyan Davis, Craig Denton Jr., Austin Gaskin, Lincoln Stewart Jr., Rikkia
Rellford-Lillard (Pheotto), Eric, Dwaymon and Chelbias; sisters, Betty Givens and Sylvia Reed, brother, Gene Denton
(Bonnie); sisters-in-law, Deloris Denton, Hazel Montgomery, Barbara Thomas, Merita Gibson (Ray), Deloris McCoy,
Nancy Montgomery and Jacqueline Goosby; brother-in-law, Charles Montgomery (Sabrina); best friends, Louis Reed
Sr., Dominic Edwares and Julian McVain and a host of other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews,
cousins, relatives and sorrowing friends