|105 W. new hampshire ave. * deland, fl 32720
Minister Betty Jean Cody
The Home Going Celebration will be 11am Saturday, July 8, 2017 Mt. Zion Baptist Church 282 Church St. Lake Helen,
FL. Rev. Thomas Maultsby, Pastor. Interment will follow the service at Suber Memorial Gardens, Lake Helen. Visitation
hours are Friday, (today) 4-7 pm at Unity Funeral Home.
Minister Cody was born January 1, 1957 in Lake Helen, FL. to Celestine Galloway and Willie Phillips. She was a graduate
of DeLand High School Class of 1974, and received higher learning through the University of Central Florida, Orlando,
FL. and Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL. Class of 2015 receiving the Bachelor of Applied Science in
Supervision & Management.
Minister Betty J. Cody, was a dedicated, loving and encouraging servant in the Kingdom of God. She served as Assistant
Pastor under the leadership of Pastor Thomas Maultsby at Mt, Zion Baptist Church. Her employment path included the
State of Florida Department of Corrections, Volusia County Sheriff Department, burger King Corporation and Volusia
County School District.
On Friday, June 30, 2017 at approximately 3:36pm at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, FL. the very beloved
and respected servant of God surrendered to the beckoning of her Master to enter eternal rest. Family members who
preceded her in eternal rest includes her parents; children, Christian, Amanda and Arthur; grandson Raymond “Ray Ray”
Cody, Jr., brothers, William Phillips and David Williams; sister, Ester Williams.
Minister Cody leaves to cherish her memories, her loving husband of 38 years, Mitchell “Mitch” Cody; children,
Annette Bright (Trevis), Mercedes Daley, Cecilia Perry (David), Caroline Cody, Melvin Cody (Belinda), Raymond Cody,
and Edgar Davis (Alicia); sisters, Martha Whites, Josephine Lowry, Delores Phillips, Mary Gibson and Gale Williams;
brothers, Manual Appling (Cora), and Richard Phillips.
She also leaves to cherish great memories, moments of encouragement, words of wisdom and a multitude of love beyond
measure with her most prized possessions outside of Jesus Christ, her grandchildren, Shaheim, Trevon,
Tremon, Samiah, Alexis, E’lasia, Jennifer, Melvin Jr., Quaisha, Joanna, Chelayna, Cecelia, Von, Tamara, Donald (Pete),
Takenya, Tony, Jessica, Benjamin, Johnathan, Charmen, Marcelina, Laquinta and a host of great-grandchildren;
devoted cousin, friend and mother figure, Johnetta Redmond and uncle, Earl Famer (Gail); and a host of nieces,
nephews, relatives and friends.
Doris Douglas, 68, of Deltona, FL. transitioned into eternity Sunday, July 2, 2017 at her residence.
The Service of Honor will be 12pm Thursday, July 13, 2017 in the Main Chapel of Unity a Unity
Wallace Thomas, 81, a retired Mechanic, and resident of DeLand, FL. transitioned into eternity on Saturday, July 8,
2017 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, FL.
The Home Going Service will be 2pm Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Macedonia Baptist Church 514 West Beresford Ave.
DeLand, FL., Rev. Melvin L. Young, Pastor. His nephew, Rev. Adrian B. Washington, Sr. of Jethro First Baptist Church,
Crescent City, FL., will deliver the main eulogy. Interment will follow the service at Community Cemetery, W. Beresford
Ave., DeLand, FL.. Visitation hours are 4-7pm Friday, July 14, 2017 at Unity Funeral Home.
Scrolling of Life
Alpha: August 22, 1935 in DeLand, Florida
Omega: July 8, 2017 in DeLand, Florida
Parents: The late Will and Eunice Thomas
Education: Volusia County School System/United States Air Force
Occupation: Truck Driver and Mechanic
Church Affiliations: Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
Military Affiliation: United States Air Force
Hobbies: Motorcycle Riding, Fishing and Watching Sports
In Addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lawrence Wesley, Peter Thomas and Jerome Winn;
Sisters, Scharles McArthur and Mary Jackson
He leaves to cherish his fond memories:
Wife: Gloria Thomas
Beloved and Devoted daughters: Pamela Thomas, Deltona,FL., Joanne Robinson, Sanford, FL., Sons: Terrance
Thomas, Sr., and Vincent Thomas both of DeLand, FL., and Wallace (Angie) Thomas, Boston, Mass; Step-Children,
Veronica Rogers and Jamal Watkins, Jax. FL., Lakiesha Watkins and Elisha Watkins, New York;; Sister, Gwendolyn
Thomas, DeLand, FL.; Brothers, Robert Thomas, and Adam (Betty) Thomas, DeLand, FL.; Sister-in-law, Lillie Mae
Thomas, DeLand, FL.; grandchildren, Shavon Watts, Anterrio Watts, Anterrio Bryant, Terrance Thomas, Jr., Keenan
Thomas, and Terri Thomas, all of DeLand, FL.; 12 Great Grands, 10 Step Grandchildren, Devoted friend, Rose
Thomas, Special friend, Stephanie Allen; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other loving relatives and
Juanita Johnson, 96, of East Palatka, Florida, departed this life on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Putnam Community
Medical Center in Palatka, Florida.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time.