Douglas Lee Davis, 88, of Clinton Township, Michigan passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021.
Sharon Faye Jones better known as “Nana” was granted her angel wings on January 28, 2021. Nana passed away after a tremendous battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Her final days were spent surrounded by her husband, her children, her grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of whom she loved more than life.
Nana was born on February 1, 1947 in Arab, Alabama and later married the love of her life, Randy Jones, on April 30, 1967 and became an endearing military wife. Nana was best known for her love for her husband Randy better known as PawPaw, her love for her babies, and her amazing cooking. If you were with her she was going to feed you. Nothing made her smile more than having her grandbabies and great grandbabies around and making sure everyone was taken care of. Nana was one loved lady and will be missed dearly by all her family and friends.
Nana is survived by her loving husband of just shy of 54 years, Randall Palmer Jones; her three daughters and their spouses, Tina (Leroy) Allgyer, Paula (Rickey) Bridges, Tammy (Daniel) Johnson; her seven grandchildren Randy Jones, Ashley (Skyler) Weekley, Dillon (Lauren) Stroud, Amber Stroud, Michael Johnson, Alyssa (Caleb) Ladner, and Chase Johnson; and her great grandchildren Bentley Jones, McKynleigh Jones, Lakelyn Stroud, Ryland Stroud, Joey Claire Ladner, Bailee Weekley, and Connor Weekley. Nana is also survived by her brothers Robert “Buck” (MaryAnn) Tanner, Paul Tanner, Tim Tanner, and Keith Tanner. She is predeceased by her mother, her father, a sister, and three brothers.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Nana’s caregivers who loved on Nana and took such great care of her throughout the difficulties. Dr. Ethan Gore, her neurologist from the Medical Center Clinic was a tremendous caring and compassionate doctor that cared about our dad as much as Nana throughout this process. Aubranee, Shay, Rose, and Quanisha from Carestaff loved on Nana and became a part of the family during these last few months. They laughed, they cried, and they comforted our family as needed. Samantha with Covenant Hospice walked us through the final days keeping us informed and comforted through each step. All of these fine people blessed us and took such great care of “Our Nana” and loved on her while in their care. We pray God’s blessing over each of them.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE:
At Nana’s request, there will not be a funeral but rather a celebration of her life. The family would like to invite their family and friends to celebrate the life for Nana on Sunday, January 31, 2021 between the hours of 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the residence of Randy & Faye Jones located at 11560 Mobile Highway, Pensacola, Florida 32526. This will be a very informal drop by bbq catered celebration of who Nana was to each and everyone of us.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association in hopes of helping other families prevail in the fight against this horrible disease:
Lewy Body Dementia Association
912 Killian Hill Road, S.W.
Lilburn, GA 30047
Anbree Davarn Erves Washington, 64, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021.
Anbree Davarn Erves Washington was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 18, 1956 to the late Easton Moore and Aldonia Erves Franklin (Murton). She was a native of Vicksburg, MS and a resident of Pensacola, FL.
She was a devoted wife of Lester Washington; dedicated mother to Jocquelyn (Victor) Smith, Yolanda Carter, Patricia Carter and Michael “Chris” Wallace. Anbree was the adored sister of Kenneth (Phyliss) Bolden and the late Columbus Bolden. She was a grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, niece, cousin and a friend.
As a child, her family moved to Vicksburg, MS, where Anbree would eventually get baptized and become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on July 7, 1973. Over the years, Anbree had served as an auxiliary and regular pioneer. She enjoyed conducting studies with her bible students and talking to as many people as she could about Jehovah and his promises.
Anbree was a graduate of Alcorn State University and worked as a Job Coach for GCE, Inc. Project Search.
The temporary loss of Anbree deeply pains us. However, we take comfort in Jesus’ words at Matthew 5:5, “Happy are the mild-tempered, since they will inherit the earth”.
Anbree has “fought the fine fight” and “run the race to the finish”. (2 Timothy 4:7).
We are confident that Jehovah remembers Anbree so clearly and in such vivid detail that it is as if she is “living to him” (Luke 20:38). Our God will soon resurrect Anbree to eternal life on a paradise earth.
In the meantime, we will turn to Jehovah and trust in him so that we may be there to see Anbree again.
Christopher Matthew Ward, 79, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
Danny Earl Padgett, 65, of Milton, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
Felipe Waldino Ramos-Inay, 32, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
Nona Jean Reiter, 86, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
Janet Billy Entwistle passed Wednesday, January 27, 2021 in Navarre, Florida surrounded by her loving family.
She was born November 12, 1935 to John and Julia (Kingdeski) Billy in Syracuse, New York. She settled with her family in Florida in 1978 but her heart never left her beloved home town of Syracuse. Nicknamed “Spike” by her husband, she was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed playing golf, bridge and spending time with her family. She will always be remembered for her wit and kindness by those who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her husband William Entwistle, Sr. They were married for 56 years and their honeymoon never really ended.
Janet is survived by her son, William Entwistle, Jr. of Pembroke Pines, Florida; daughters, Katherine and her husband, Fred Burkett of Pace, Florida; Amy and her husband, Derek Barningham of West Palm Beach, Florida and Julie and her husband, Jeff Westrich of Navarre, Florida. She is also survived by two sisters, June Phillips of Baldwinsville, New York and Patricia Flynn and her husband, Joe of Waterford, Michigan; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the future in her home town of Syracuse for both Janet and her husband, William followed by interment in the family plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The family welcomes donations to the Council on Aging of West Florida at P. O. Box 17066, Pensacola, FL 32522-7066 or www.coawfla.org. This agency provides direct services such as Meals on Wheels for aging seniors.
Robert Wayne Eads, 56, of Cantonment, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
Louise F. Baggett, 95, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 with visitation from 10:00-11:00am and service at 11:00am at Clear Springs United Methodist Church, 27889 County Road 112, Robertsdale, AL 36567. Interment will be held immediately following the service at the Clear Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Carla Maria Davis, 72, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
Frances (Fran) Taylor Bannon of Azalea Trace Retirement Community in Pensacola, Florida, passed away on January 25, 2021.
Fran was born into a large, loving family and raised on a farm in Elba, Alabama. The seventh of ten children, she graduated from Elba High School and Troy State Teachers’ College (Troy University). Upon graduation from Troy, she married Michael (Mike) Bannon of Edgewater, New Jersey whom she had met at the college. They started their teaching careers in Ashford, Alabama.
Later in her career she earned a M.A. degree in Elementary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City as well as a M.Ed. in Reading from West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Her certification as a Reading Specialist was earned from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During her 41-year teaching career, she taught in public schools in Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In particular, she spent many years with the West Chester, Pennsylvania Area School District and the Downingtown, Pennsylvania School District.
Fran loved to travel. She and her husband visited most of the 50 states and spent a sabbatical year travelling around the world to 34 countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Fran also enjoyed travelling to China with her sisters.
Frances is survived by her only child, Kathryn Bannon Dyess, of Pensacola, Florida, whom she loved very much. She is also survived by two sisters, Cupidean Taylor Clark (Frank) of Enterprise, Alabama, and Jean Taylor Payne (Ladell) of Pomona, California. Surviving are also 20 nieces and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pinnie Bell Taylor and Bonnie Parish Taylor of Elba, Alabama. Her husband, Dr. Michael F. Bannon passed away in 1979. In addition, she was pre-deceased by seven of her siblings, Royce Taylor (Inez) and Edward Taylor (Louise) of Orlando, Florida, Lucille Taylor Mayo (Lawrence) of Daphne, Alabama, Elmer Taylor (Grace) and Annie Laurie Taylor Wright (Aubrey) of Elba, Alabama, Olene Taylor Farrell (Richard) of Arlington, Virginia, and Annette Taylor Farris (Harold) of Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Frances was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pensacola, Florida and also attended ecumenical services at Azalea Trace on many Sundays.
Due to the Covid pandemic, there will be no memorial service. A private, family service will be held later to disperse of ashes. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Azalea Trace Heritage Fund, Pensacola, Florida or the American Kidney Fund.
Donald D. Jordan, 70 of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021
Robert Franklin Patterson, 76, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021.
Carl Edwin Brady, 91, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021.
Randall Wayne Coulter, 56, of Pace, Florida passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021.
Randall (Randy) Coulter was from Pace Florida and lived there for 25 years.
He went to Woodham High School and he became an Electrician. Randy loved fishing, camping, hunting and raised two daughters.
He is preceded in death by his father, Thomas Lee Coulter and his wife, Dayna Coulter.
Randy is survived by his two daughters, Heather Nicole Massey and Heather Christine (Derrick) Jimenez; one son, Nathanael Coulter; grandchildren, Addison Massey, Daevyon Jimenez, McKayla, Mason, Brayden, Wyatt, Kylee Foley, Isabella Jimenez, Zayde Jimenez; Mother, Vivian Coulter; Siblings, Robert (Tina)Coulter, Ronnie (Crystal)Coulter, Roy(Jennifer)Coulter and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021 with visitation from 11:00-12:00pm and service at 12:00pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 5627 North Davis Highway, Pensacola, Florida 32503.
Langdon Johnson, 69, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021.
Beverly Jean Strong, 84, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021.
James Anderson Mott, 77 of Pensacola, Florida passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021, peacefully surrounded by family.
James was born on April 16, 1943 to Alpha and Lessie Mott. He was in the Army and then worked Civil Service for 29 years until he retired. James was an active member of Northview Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a Deacon and any other place he was needed.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Howard Mott, Carl Mott, Hazel Huggins, Judson Mott, Donald Mott and Violet Bitzer.
James was a loving and kind husband, dad, grandpa, and brother. He loved his family and would do anything for them. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Bonnie; his daughter, Kristine (Dave) Taylor; his son, Jason (Laura) Mott; his brother, Lamar (Bonnie) Mott; his sisters, Evelyn (Jack) Barrow, Thelma Bowdoin and Marguerite Van Nostrand; grandchildren, Justin (Brook) Devries, Westley (Jessica) Devries, McKenzie Mott and Madisyn Mott and great grandchildren, Jaiden, Jordan, Autumn and Jackson.
Graveside services will be Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 2:30 pm at Barrancas National Cemetery with Pastor Keith Mott officiating. The procession will meet at 1:30 pm at Olive-Baptist Church Warrington Campus, 103 West Winthrop Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32507.
Jesse Wayne Williams, 66, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021.
Richard Edgar Fillingim, Jr., 49, of Milton, Florida passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021.
Kate Luise Rhoads, 87, of Pearl, Mississippi passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021.
Margaret Ann Fitch, 65, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021.
Carolyn Jean Barnett, 84 passed away at home on Friday, January 22, 2021.
Carolyn was born in Pensacola on August 2, 1936. She left behind her husband, Calvin N. Barnett and four sons, David, Richard, Gregory, and John.
Carolyn attended the Church of God in Pensacola.
Carolyn graduated from Pensacola High School. She worked for Olan Mills Photo at University Mall in Pensacola, Florida. Carolyn also worked in the bakery-deli at Food World in Pensacola.
Carolyn’s legacy was that her four sons are followers of Jesus.