Unity Funeral Home Inc.
105 W. new hampshire ave. * deland, fl 32720
386*740*1891
We continue to mourn the loss of...
Carlos Ja'von Sanders, 21, of Palatka, Florida

The Home Going Service will be 12pm Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Flagg-Serenity Memorial Chapel, 2400 Madison St. Palatka, FL.  Visitation hours
are 5-8pm Friday (today) and 11am until 12pm Saturday at Flagg-Serenity.
 Interment will follow the service at Oakhill West Cemetery in Palatka, FL.
Robert Louis Gibson, Sr.

The Home Going Service will be 11am Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Greater Union First Baptist Church, DeLand, FL. Troy Bradly, Pastor, Bishop
Eugene Collier, Officiating  
Visitation hours are 4-7pm Friday.  Burial will follow the service at Union Cemetery, W. Euclid Ave. DeLand, FL.
Mrs. Tathlyn V Beason

Mrs. Tathyly V. Beason, 87, of Deltona, Florida entered eternal rest Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Hospice Care Orange City,
Florida.

Celebration of Life:  Saturday, August 6, 2016
Charles Oliver, Jr. "Pooka", 22

Charles Oliver, Jr., the son of Oliver, Sr. and Marion Feaster-Oliver, of DeLand, FL. transitioned Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Halifax Hospice Care Center
in Orange City, FL.

The Home Going Celebration:  11am Saturday, July 31, 2016 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 514 W. Beresford Ave. DeLand, FL.  Rev.
Melvin Young, Pastor.
Visitation:  4-7pm Friday, Unity Memorial Chapel of Unity Funeral Home. Interment:  Union Cemetery W. Euclid Ave.
DeLand, FL. Immediately following the Home Going Celebration.
Akeem Yao Smith, 26

Akeem Yao Smith, of DeLand, Florida Transitioned into eternity Sunday, July 31, 2016 in DeLand, FL.

The Celebration of Life:  11am Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the Unity Memorial Chapel of Unity Funeral Home Inc.
Interment:  Community Cemetery, W Beresford Ave. DeLand, FL.

The public visitation:   9-11am Saturday at Unity Funeral Home.
Mr. Raleigh James Hall, 40

Raleigh James Hall, of DeLeon Springs, Florida transitioned Sunday, August 7, 2016 in DeLeon Springs, Florida as a result of injuries sustained in a
motorcycle accident.

Private arrangements will be announced by his family.
Ogletha Henley, 79

The Celebration of Life Service:  11 am Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Unity Memorial Chapel of Unity Funeral Home Inc. 105 W. New Hampshire
Ave., DeLand, FL. Evangelist Stella W. McRae will deliver the main eulogy.
Ollie Bee Jackson, 82,

The Home Going Celebration for Ollie Bee Jackson, 82, of Palatka, Florida who transitioned into eternity on Monday, August 22, 2016 will be 11am
Saturday, August 27, 2016 a Unity Ministries Inc. 200 4th St. East Palatka, FL. Pastors Don and Angela Dallas-Johnson Officiating. Visitation hours are
4-7pm Friday at this location. She will be laid to rest 11am on Monday, August 29, 2016 in her home town of Millen, GA.
.
Lenton Charles Bates, 75

The Homegoing Celebration for Mr. Lenton C. Bates, 75, who transitioned into eternity on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, will be Monday, August 29,
2016, 11am at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 514 W. Beresford Ave. Deland, Florida 32720, Rev. Melvin Young, Pastor. Rev. Melvin Young
will deliver the main eulogy. Burial will follow at Community Cemetery. Visitation hours are 5-7pm on August 28, 2016 5-7pm at Unity Memorial
Chapel of Unity Funeral Home, Inc., 105 W. New Hampshire Ave. Deland, FL.
Robert Cummings, 62
The Home Going Celebration for Robert Earl Cummings, 62, of DeLand, Florida who transitioned into eternity on Monday, August 29, 2016 will be
2pm Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Unity Memorial Chapel of Unity Funeral Home, Inc. 105 W. New Hampshire Ave. DeLand FL. Pastor Don L.
Johnson of Unity Ministries Inc. will deliver the eulogy. Visitation will be Friday, September 2, 2016, from 3-6pm at Unity..
Johnny Lee Denton, Sr., 72

The Home Going Celebration of Deacon Johnny Denton, Sr., will be 11am Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church 710
Cincinnati Ave. DeLand, FL. Elder Terry Brown, Pastor.
Johnnie Mae Morgan, 60
The Homegoing celebration for Johnnie Mae Morgan who transitioned into eternal life on Friday, August 26, 2016, will be 2pm Saturday, September
10, 2016 at Church of God in Christ, 395 Church Street Lake Helen, Florida. Bishop David S. Beacham, Jr., of New Church of Faith Orlando,
Florida, will deliver the eulogy. Visitation will be Friday, September 9, 2016 from 4-7 at the Unity chapel.
Willie Ralph Williams, Jr., 59
The Home going celebration for Willie Ralph Williams, Jr. who transitioned into eternal life on Friday, August 26, 2016, at Halifax Medical Center,
Daytona Beach, FL., will be 4pm Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Unity Memorial Chapel of Unity Funeral Home, Inc. Visitation will be Friday,
September 9, 2016 from 4-7 at the chapel.
Oscar A. Colbert, Jr. "Buck", 68
The Home going celebration for Oscar A. Colbert, Jr., 68, who transitioned into eternity on Wednesday, August 31, 2016., will be 11am Saturday,
September 10, 2016 at Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, 710 W. Cincinnati Ave. Deland, FL, Elder Terry Brown. Pastor Franklin Brown of St.
Paul Community Baptist Church Deland, FL, will deliver the eulogy. Visitation will be Friday, September 9, 2016 from 4-7pm at the Unity chapel.
Eugene Copeland, 57
The Home Going Celebration for Eugene Copeland, 57, who transitioned into eternity on Friday, September 2, 2016, will be 11am Saturday,
September 17, 2016 at Unity Memorial Chapel of Unity Funeral Home, Inc. Visitation will be Friday, September 16, 2016 from 6-7pm at the chapel.
Sabrina D. William
The Home Going Celebration for Sabrina Devette Williams, 49, who transitioned into eternity on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Florida Hospital
Deland, will be 3pm Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church, 333 S. Clara Avenue, Deland, Florida, Dr. Wendell
Raulerson, Pastor. Pastor Angela Dallas-Johnson of Unity Ministries, Inc. will deliver the eulogy. The public visitation will be Friday, September
30, 2016 from 4-7pm at the chapel.
Jesse Beauford, Jr. "Chubby"
The Home Going Services for Jesse “Chuby” Beauford, 62, of East Palatka, Florida will be 11am Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Bethel A.M.E
Church 719 Reid St. Palatka, FL. Rev. J. McGriff, Pastor. Rev. Titerian Fields, Pastor of Mt. Olive A.M.E Church, East Palatka, FL. will deliver
the main eulogy.  The Visitation will be from 5-7pm and a wake from 7-8pm Friday, September 30, 2016 at Mt. Olive A.M.E Church 115 Pine
Street, East Palatka, FL.
William G. Williams "Billy"
The Home Going Service  for Mr. William Grailey Williams, "Billy", 61, of Orange City, FL. who transitioned into eternity Sunday, October 23,
2016 at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, FL will be 11am Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Orange City United Methodist Church, 396 East
University Ave., Orange City, FL. Rev. Raphael Dessieu, Pastor.  Pastor, Rev. Richard E. Jones, of Mt. Barrien Primitive Baptist Church 289 E.
Blue Springs Ave. Orange City, FL., will deliver the eulogy.  Burial will follow at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Orange City, FL.. Visitation hours
are 4-7pm Friday, October 28, 2016 at Unity Funeral Home Inc. and 10am until time of service at the church on Saturday.
Clayton Vernon Lowery "Checkmate"
The Home Going Services will be 1pm Saturday, December 10, 2016, at Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church 333 South Clara Avenue, DeLand, FL.
32720. Dr. Wendell Raulerson, Pastor. Mr. Lowery will be laid to rest at Suber Memorial Gardens, Lake Helen Florida. Visitation hours will be
4-8pm Friday, December 9, 2016 in the Unity Memorial Chapel at ADJ Unity Funeral Home Inc.

     
        
Infant Isaiah Lamar Lacey
Delivered December 20, 2016 at Florida Hospital DeLand, FL. to Kellie E Reid and Darius L Lacey. The Memorial Service, Saturday, December
31, 2016 at Unity Memorial Chapel of Unity Funeral Home Inc. Evangelist Stella W. McRae delivered the words of
encouragement.                                                  
Mr. Michael Haynes, 49, formerly of  DeLeon Springs FL. transitioned into eternity on Monday, February 6, 2017 in Sanford, FL.

All final arrangements are private
Infant, Juelz Torres was delivered on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Florida Hospital Altamonte.                                                
Mrs, Dorothy Loraine Gibson "Dot"
The Celebration of Life for Dorothy L. Gibson, 58,of DeLand, FL, will be 3pm Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Saint Annis Primitive Baptist
Church, 502 S. Orange Ave., DeLand, FL. Elder Wilbert A. Ridgley, Jr., Pastor. Rev. Reginald Johnson of Bethel A.M.E Church,
DeLand, FL. will deliver the eulogy.

Visitation hours are 4-7pm, Friday, February, 10, 2017 at Unity Funeral Home.
Missionary Maybelle Zow  Miller,

The Home Going Celebration:
11am Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Apostolic Faith Temple, 300 Milford Place,
New Smyrna Bch
., FL, Bishop Robert B.Thomas, Pastor. Elder John H. Lawson will
deliver the eulogy.  
Interment will follow at  Glencoe Geiger Endowed Cemetery, New
Smyrna Bch., FL. Visitation hours
are 5-7pm, Friday, February, 10, 2017 at Helping Hand
Ministry of Hope (Oak Grove) 441 Sheldon St., New Smyrna Beach, FL.
Mrs. Sandra Marie Williams-Davis

The Home Going Service will be 11 am Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Unity Memorial Chapel of Unity of Unity Funeral Home.  Bishop
Stephen Tyler, pastor of Kingdom Builders Church, DeLand, FL. will deliver the main eulogy.
  Visitation hours are 4-7pm Friday, February
24, 2017 and one hour prior to service on Saturday at Unity.
Kevin Lee Mosely, Jr. "Kalico"

The HomeGoing Service will be 2pm Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Master's Domain Church, 511 Fremont Ave., Daytona Beach, FL. Pastor
Derrick Harris.
 Burial will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery in Daytona Beach, FL.  Visitation hours will be from 4-7pm Friday,
February 3, 2017 at the church.
The beautiful Little Ms. Keilani Love Pickett


The Memorial Service will be 6pm, Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Unity Memorial Chapel of Unity Funeral Home  
Mr. David Nathaniel Lane, 68,

The Home Going Service will be 11am Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Unity Memorial Chapel of Unity Funeral Home Inc., DeLand, FL. Host
Pastor Leo Aiken, Overseer H. Aiken, officiating.
Interment will follow the service at Community Cemetery, DeLand, FL. Visitation hours
will be from 4-7pm Friday, March 24, 2017 at Unity.
                        
                     Tommie Lee Pettus "Man" 77 - DeLand, FL.
Mr.Pettus was self employed in the logging industry.  He transitioned on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in DeLand, FL.

The Home Going Celebration will be 2pm Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Pillar Ground Outreach Ministries, 208 W. Voorhis Ave. Deland, FL., Bishop
Walter C. Kelley, Pastor.  
Interment will follow at Community Cemetery, W. Beresford Ave. DeLand, FL.  The Visitation will be 4-7pm Wednesday,
March 29, 2017 at Unity Funeral Home.
Mother Juniel Gillins Reed

Celebration of Life:  11 am Saturday, April 8, 2017
Mt Tabor First Baptist Church (South Campus)
608 Randolph Street, Crescent City, FL.
Rev. Karl N. Flagg, Pastor

Visitation and Wake:  6-8pm Friday, April 7, 2017
Jethro First Baptist Church
101 Cedar Street. Crescent City, FL.
Rev. Adrian B. Washington, Sr., Pastor

Interment:  Evergreen: Evergreen Cemetery * Crescent City, Florida
The Beautiful Life and Legacy of Frances Virginia Taylor

Celebration of Life:
 3pm Saturday, April 8, 2017           
Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church
710 West Cincinnati Ave * DeLand, FL.
Pastor Terry L. Brown, Pastor
Dr. Wendell Raulerson, Sr., Officiating

Interment: Union Cemetery * W. Euclid Ave.DeLand, FL.

Visitation:  4-7pm Friday, April 7, 2017 ~ ADJ Unity FH
Mrs. Daphrin Northover-Oconnell 55 - Deltona, Florida

Mrs Daphrin Northover-Oconnell, transitioned into eternity Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital Regency Hospital, Daytona Beach,
Florida.  She was born on March 31, 1962  in West Indies, Jamaica, to Alice and Timothy Northover.

The Home Going Service will be 10:30am Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Unity Memorial Chapel of Unity Funeral Home Inc. (105 W. New Hampshire
Ave. DeLand, FL. 32720).
Interment will follow the service at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Orange City, FL.  Visitation hours are 5-7pm Friday,
April 21, and Saturday 9-10:30am at the chapel.
Mrs. Rosemarie Sieglinde Gutgesell, 87, Deltona, Florida

Mrs. Romemarie Sieglinde Gutgesell, 87, or Deltona, Florida, transitioned into eternity Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society
-Florida Lutheran, DeLand, FL.

No local arrangements are scheduled
Mrs. Willie Mae Coleman-Williams, 70 - DeLand, Florida

Home Going Celebration:  11 am Thursday, April 27, 2017 at St. Annis Primitive Baptist Church, 502 S. Orange Ave. DeLand, FL. Rev. Wilbert
Ridgley, Pastor.
The Visitation: 2-6 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Unity Funeral Home.
Interment:  Community Cemetery, West Beresford Ave. DeLand, FL.  
Mrs. Earther M. Smiley-Cherry, Lake Helen, Florida

The Home Going Celebration:
 12 pm Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church. 710 Cincinnati Ave. DeLand, FL. Elder Terry
Brown, Pastor.  Rev. Reginald Johnson will deliver the eulogy.
 Interment:  Suber Memorial Gardens, Lake Helen, FL. following the Home Going
Celebration.  
Visitation Hours:  4-7 pm Friday, May 5, 2017 at Unity Funeral Home Inc. 
Mrs. Alda Rebecca Layne-Edwards, 87 - Deltona, Florida

Mrs. Alda Rebecca Layne-Edwards, transitioned into eternity Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler Care Center,
Orange City, FLorida.

Mrs. Alda Rebecca Layne-Edwards, was born January 27, 1930 in Bellview, Jamaica, to Ethel and Cecil Layne.

Home Going Celebration:  11am Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Unity Memorial Chapel of Unity Funeral Home Inc.
The Visitation:  4-7pm Friday, April 28, 2017 at Unity.
Interment:  Community Cemetery, West Beresford Ave. DeLand, FL.
Mr. Xavier Fitzroy Gordon, 30, of Kingston, Jamaica, transitioned into eternity on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Halifax Health Medical Center Daytona
Beach, Florida.

The Home Going Celebration will be 4pm Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Unity Memorial Chapel at Unity Funeral Home Inc.  Visitation hours:  2pm
until 4pm at Unity Funeral Home.
 The final rites for Xavier will be in Kingston Jamaica.

Xavier Fitzroy Gordon died leaving mother, Linnette Brown; sister, Sandreen Clarke; fiancé, Sherice Brown; aunts uncles and other relatives
and friends.
Frances Leonard-Footman, 70, of DeLand, Florida, transitioned into eternity on the during the evening hours of May 11, 2017 at her residence.

The Home Going Celebration:  1pm Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 514 W. Beresford Ave. DeLand, FL.
32720. Rev. Melvin L. Young, Sr. Pastor.
 Visitation hours:  4-7pm Friday, at Unity Memorial Chapel. Interment:  Community Cemetery.

Alpha:  October 16, 1946 in DeLand, Florida     ~      Omega:  May 11, 2017 in DeLand, Florida

She leaves to cherish her fond memories, Husband of 20 years: Donald L. Footman; Beloved & Devoted daughter:  Meka Lee; Brother:  Jimmy
Allen; Sister:  Estelle Hill; God children:  Ivy Fletcher and Zachariah Fowler Jr.; Nephews and Nieces she raised as her own: Keith Leonard,
Anthony Smith Laverne Frazier and Frshan Ross; Best Friend:  Brenda Taylor
Devoted Friends: Victoria Woulard, Elizabeth Graves and Betty Thomas; Favorite Cousin:  Adam Thomas; Special Niece:  Sonya Leonard; A
host of loving Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Supportive Friends
Pearline Wright Jackson, 78, of Sanford, Florida, transitioned into eternity during the early morning hours of Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Central
Florida Regional Hospital, Sanford, Florida.

Celebration of Life:  11am Saturday, may 20, 2017 at Calvary Temple of Praise 2020 McCraken Road, Sanford, FL. Elder Paul Wright, Pastor.  
Visitation:
5-7 pm Friday, May 19, 2017 at New Jerusalem Glorious United Pentecostal Church of God, 541 Osteen Maytown Road, Osteen,
FL.. Elder Barbara J. Gainey, Pastor.
 Interment:  Osteen Memorial Gardens, Deltona, FL.

Family she leaves to cherish her memory: one son, Timmy Ray Jackson, Sr., (Sanford, FL); one daughter, Debbie Chavers (Frank), Sanford,
FL; a loving and devoted niece Sandra Spain, Sanford, FL; two daughters-in-law: Leslie Jackson,(Winter Springs, FL), MaryAnn Jackson,
(Sanford, FL); fifteen grandchildren: Darlene McGill (Donavon), Richard Jackson (Marsha), Tedric J. Jackson, Terrell Jackson, Timmy Ray
Jackson, Jr., Isaac Chavers, Isaih Chavers (Brittney), Nathaniel Jackson, Jr. (Ebony), Terrence Bush, Tenesha Bush, Russell Bush, Natasha
Bush, RayShaun Jackson, Diante Dingle, Kadijah LeSaine; 30 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter’ one sister-in-law, Annie
Mae Jackson (Sanford, FL); two godchildren: Brenda Hampton and Sherrie Ann Campbell, both of Sanford, FL and a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, and sorrowing friends.
Baby Kamya Gainey, (newborn), was born and later transitioned to eternity on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Florida Hospital Orlando.

All services are private
Little Mr. Alexander Wade Johnson IV, 7 Hrs., was born May 13, 2017 at Florida Hospital Orlando South

Parents: Dominique J. Graham & Alexander Wade Johnson III; Twin Sibling: Alexa Janai Johnson; Maternal Grand Parents: Letetia
Graham (Will), Terrence Graham (Lakisha);
Paternal Grandparents: Renee McQueen, Alexander Wade Johnson, Jr.; Great-Grandparent:
Rev. Barbara T. Powell; A
unts: Danielle J. Graham, Alexandria N. Johnson; Uncles: Terrence Jr., Travis, and Tyrique Graham Winston Smith;
And a host of other loving family.

Service of Remembrance:
11am - Saturday, May 27, 2017
Unity Memorial Chapel of
Unity Funeral Home Inc.
105 W. New Hampshire Ave.
DeLand, FL. 32720
Pastor Herry Edwards, 89, of Deltona, FL. transitioned  into eternal rest  Friday, May 19, 2017 at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler
Care Center, Orange City, FL.

The Home Going Service:
3pm - Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Unity Memorial Chapel - 105 W. New Hampshire Avenue 32720

Visitation Hours: Friday, June 2, 2017 - 4-7pm Unity Funeral Home

Pastor Herry was born September 11, 1927 in St. Mary, Jamaica to Edith McKenty.

He was the devoted Pastor with Holy Mt. Zion International Church in Jamaica and Holy Mt. Zion in Deland, FL.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Alda, and son, David Layne.

He leaves to cherish his memories, one daughter and son-in-law, Thelma and Haward Norris; daughter-in-law, Betty C. Layne;
grandchildren, Claudette, Howard, Winsome, Marcus, Yonique, Melissa, and Alexis; granddaughters-in-law, LaKiya and Pauline;
grandson-in-law, Johnny; 20 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren, and a host of loving nieces and nephews, other family, and
friends.
Mrs. Jasmine M. Eccleston, 68, of Orlando, FL. transitioned into eternal rest early Sunday morning of May 21, 2017 Vitas Hospice of Winter
Gardens.

The Home Going Services:
7pm - Friday, June 2, 2017 at Victory Worship Center - 335 Geneva Drive, Oviedo, FL 32765 and
11 AM - Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Mission Road COGIC - 151 Mission Road, Oviedo, FL 32765

Jasmine was born in St. James, Jamaica on November 26, 1948 to Myrtle and Jasper Lawson.

She leaves many family members to cherish her precious memories.
Rashad Williams, "Ray Ray Bandz", 25, of DeLand, FL. transitioned into eternity Sunday, May 21, 2017 in DeLand, FL.

The Home Going Service:  11am - Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Mt. Calvary FWBC 710 W. Cincinnati Ave. (Elder Terry L. Brown, Pastor)
Interment:  Community Cemetery
Visitation Hours:  Friday,
June 2, 2017 - 4-7pm Unity Funeral Home
                   
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10am until service time at Mt. Calvary FWBC

Rashad was born on April 21, 1992 to Hope Williams and Harold King.  He attended public schools in both Sumter and Volusia County,
graduating for DeLand High School.

Rashad loved his family, and friends, and was loyal to his community and his homies.  He loved spending time with the kids in the
neighborhood.  He loved playing basketball, cards and listening to his music.  He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need.  His
smile will always be remembered.

Rashad leaves to cherish his memories, his parents, Hope Williams, Harold (Betty) King; siblings, Patrice Williams, Chauncey Williams,
Shanay Jenkins and Harold King, Jr.; grandparents, Patricia Williams and Dorothy King; loving and devoted aunts, Joy Faison, Deatra
Newton, Pamela Williams, Sharonda Faison, Ebony King and Carla King; uncles, Tyrone, Dwight, Jean, and Jamel; extended family,
Marjorie Jones and Family; a special friend, Natalie Mitchell; he was reared as a brother with cousins, Melinda Williams, Quanika
Hernandez, Kevin and Kelvin Kelly, and Sierra McCray