|105 W. new hampshire ave. * deland, fl 32720
|Linda D. Lane, 66
The Home Going Celebration will be 11am Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Mt Calvary Free Will Baptist Church,
710 W. Cincinnati Ave., DeLand, FL. 32720 Elder Terry L. Brown, Pastor. Interment will follow the service at
DeLand Memorial Gardens, E. Beresford Ave. DeLand, FL. Visitation hours are 4-7pm Friday (today) at Unity
Linda Lane’s life story began on Saturday, March 10, 1951 in DeLand, FL. Born the middle child to Robert
“Preacher” lane and Rosa Mae Earl Lane Branan. Both preceding her into eternal rest.
Linda attended the public schools of Volusia County, Euclid Elementary and South Western Jr./Sr. High Class of
1969. She played the clarinet in the Marching Tiger Band. She was also a member of the girls’ basketball team.
Linda met William E. Austin Jr. and together they had two children, Patronda Renee and William E. Austin, III. Later
years, Linda relocated to Joliet, Ill., where she was employed as a Correctional Officer at Statesville Correctional
Penitentiary for eight years. She later returned home to DeLand to help care for her mother. She was employed
by Sherwood Medical, now known as Covidiell where she retired after 31 years. She was converted at an early
age and attended St. Annis Primitive Baptist Church. Later she joined Mt. Calvary FBC.
On Thursday, July 27, 2017 surrounded by her loving family, Linda transitioned into eternal rest. She leaves to
cherish her memories 2 sons, William Erskin Austin, III (Tawana) and Richard Austin; 2 daughters, Patronda Renee
Austin and Sharonda Williams (Chris); sisters, Patricia Lane, Cynthia (Kenneth) Smith, Lisa lane, Vastilla Gordon
and Jeanett Lane; brothers, Larry Lane, Robert Lane, Timothy Lane and Ray (Traunisha) Lane; grandchildren,
Chayla (De’Terion) Padgett, Demetrius and Tequila Rowson, Taylor Echols, T’ara Austin, Antoneya Veasy and
Edgerrin Austin; five great-grands, De-Niya Padgett, Kamron Curry, De-Kyra Padgett, Kingston and Arlonni
Solomon; nieces, Latoshia (Marquise) King, Kim Johnson, Trinisha Austin, Chechena Austin Nichols, Shayla and
Ebony Austin and Alanna (Christien) Correa; nephews, Keith Williams and Jesse Johnson (deceased); sisters-in-
law, Bettye Gavin (Archie) and Karen Scruggs; brother-in-law, Wayne Austin (Nora); devoted aunts, Althea
Bevels, Alberta Williams and Beatice Brown; best friend, Robbie Temple Watson; devoted friends, Jackie Jones,
Louese may, Margaret Wright and Patricia Alexander; and a host of other devoted relatives and friends.
Linda D. Lane, 66, of DeLand, Florida transitioned into eternity Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Florida
Hospital DeLand, DeLand, Florida.
| Evangelist Maxine C. Pettus, 73
The Home Going Celebration will be 11am Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Greater Refuge Church of Our Lord 316 S. Adelle Ave.
DeLand, FL. 32720 Bishop James Darby, Pastor. Interment rites will follow the service at Community Cemetery, W. Beresford
Ave. DeLand, FL.. Visitation hours are 4-7pm Friday, Aug. 4. At Unity Funeral Home.
Maxine was born October 22, 1943 in Stateline, Miss to the late Cecil “NJ” Clark & Flora Garret-Clark. She was married to the late
Tommie Lee Pettus who preceded her on March 25, 2017.
Evangelist Maxine Clark Pettus loved God with all of her heart. She loved singing with the Singing Angels for many years.
She was preceded by her husband, parents, and brothers, Johnny and Randy Clark; sisters, Francis Grice, and Queen Ester
On Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Florida Hospital DeLand, God called her Home leaving precious memories with her daughters,
Annie Givens (Kevin), Patricia May, and Rose Pettus; grandchildren, Latrecia Kennedy, Kevin Givens Jr., Kenon Givens, Michael
Brown Jr., Darryl Thomas Jr., Latroya Harris, and Troy Harris Jr.; goddaughter, Michelle Johnson-Harris; godson, Charles Small Jr.;
sister, Narver Jones; brothers-in-law, Jolly Lee Gandy, Robert Earl Pettus (Sandra); sisters-in-law, Lullie (Rosie) Donetra and
Patricia Clark; and a host of other loving relatives and sorrowing friends.
Danielle Briana Titus Llewellyn, 14
The Home Going Service for Danielle Briana Titus Llewellyn will be 2pm Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Orange City United
Methodist Church, 396 E. University Ave., Orange City, FL. 32763, Rev. Janet Chilcote, Pastor. Interment will be Sunday August
13, 2017 at Forest Lawn South Cemetery in Davie, FL. Visitation hours are 4-7pm Friday, August 11, 2017 at Unity Funeral
On May 17, 2003, Danielle Brianna was born to parents, Floyde and Nina. Bright eyed and extremely beautiful Danielle
immediately lit up our lives. Like a candle we watched her Glow. Danielle Brianna, affectionately known as Dan Dan, was much the
delight to many. Many years of Diapering, Clothing, Jewelry, Perfumes and Make- up, this BEAUTIFUL LIFE developed. Every
stage of her development more BEAUTIFUL and BRIGHTER than the other.
Danielle spent her early years with her Grandparents Norma and George who nurtured her and grew her up in the love of God.
From a very early stage Danielle knew Christ was an important part in her growth and development. Before her second birthday,
she was reciting “Gentle Jesus” (her bedtime prayer), The Lord’s Prayer, and the 23rd Psalm, of course mixing them up a little,
but was always very proud at the end. Danielle was extremely active in church she attended Sunday School every Sunday
morning, never missed Vacation Bible school, an active member of the Children’s Formation Class, and each year received a
prize for attendance, and a trophy for ‘Young Member of the Year. She enjoyed every aspect of Church life, and is always
instrumental in inviting her peers to church.
Danielle at a very tender age knew what she wanted and had a passion for Dancing and Singing.
At the age of two (2), she was enrolled in Dance Classes and became a Premier Dancer. She performed in many recitals, and
many times was the lead.
As she danced, so she sang. Danielle loved singing and was often referred to as the “Baby Nightingale”. Danielle started singing
in Church and soon became one of the lead Soloist in her Church and School Choirs. At the age of 9, during an audition at her
school she caught the attention of the judges, and was immediately enrolled in “Young singers of Atlanta Chorale.” During her
tenure she went on many tours and performed on many stages. It was a joy to hear her sing.
In addition to her love for the Arts she enjoyed Sports. Danielle was a Gymnast, Swimmer, Basketball Player and Tennis Player.
She was a member of her school sports team at Youth Christian Academy and Powder Springs Elementary, in Powder Springs,
Georgia, in all the above mentioned sports. She represented her schools with pride and enjoyed “suiting up” for competition. In
her own words, while dressing for any competition, she always recited, “let me get my “Game Face”on. Tired she was, but she
enjoyed being active, and competitive. Along with Sports and Arts, Danielle excelled in Academics and always made the Honor
Roll. Danielle changed residence from Georgia to Florida, and attended River Springs Elementary in Orange City, and was
recently enrolled in University High, and was looking forward to being in High school.
Danielle had a passion for Animals, Drawing, and Taking Pictures, she was proud “mom” to her Dog Barry, whom she
affectionately called piggy, her Cat Tipsy, her Bird Birdie, and her Fish Goldie. She cared for them, and wanted to volunteer in at
an animal shelter. She was disappointed when they told her she was too young. She took it up on herself to feed stray cats. No
cat in her sight went hungry.
Danielle loved life and wasn’t afraid of challenges. She enjoyed helping seniors, and got involved in as much charity work as she
Danielle had 14 years of bliss, 14 years of laughter, 14 years of love and joy. Many ups and a few downs. She enjoyed every
moment of life. We her family and friends watched our light Grew n Glowed, we enjoyed many Birthdays, Christmas, Holidays, Ice
Cream Parties, Vacations and Applebee’s, (her Favorite restaurant).
Her favorite color- pink and turquoise, her favorite makeup Mac, her favorite food Zaxbys, her favorite Restaurant Applebee’s, her
favorite body spray, Bath n Body Japanese Cherry Blossom. Her favorite song, God on the Mountain. Her favorite moments, her
third Birthday Party, 1st Dance Recital, and 1st trip to Disney World.
Unfortunately on August 1, 2017, her life came to a tragic end that shocked and saddened our entire family, her friends, her
School and Church Community, as the light we watched glowed for 14 years flickered out of sight.
Danielle lived with the saying “An Angel protects people.” She’s now an Angel, and I know she is protecting us.
Danielle is survived by her parents Dad Floyde, Mother Nina, Brother King, Grandparents, Norma and George, Grand Aunt
Babette Grand Uncles Tony and Michael, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Best Friends Thomas, Savannah, Brianna and Dijon,
classmates and Church Community.
Danielle Brianna RIP. Sunrise May 17, 2003 Sunset August 1, 2017
Jimmy Allen, "Sonny"
Jimmy Allen "Sonny", 83, of DeLand, FL. transitioned into eternal rest on Friday, August 19, 2017 at Halifax Health
Hospice Care Center, Orange City, FL.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time