Rosalind "Rose" Louise Lee, age 74, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017.
She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Rose; her mother, Margaret Lee; brothers, Joseph Rose, Terry Rose, Ronnie Rose and Clifford Rose and sister, Jeannie Rose Moore.
She is survived by her daughters, Susan Martin of Tampa, Florida, Mary (Ray) McDuffie, New Ulm, Tx; sons, Harold Clifford Goodwin, Pensacola, Florida, Eugene (Tonia) David Goodwin, Pensacola, Fl; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; brother, David (Judy) Rose; sisters, Mary Jane (Larry) Pitts and Pat (Darryl) Brown.
Our mother went home to be with the Lord and the rest of her family. I found a prayer she had written in her journal asking the Lord to "see what you can do". In her prayer, she talked to him about missing her family.
My mother was strong in her faith and I always admired her for that. She loved everyone and she loved giving gifts and making everyone smile. Since her illness, everything I touch or see reminds me of her. In all her pictures, she always had the biggest smile or funny face. She had a trying life, but because of her faith, she was happy and had no fear and lived life to the fullest. She loved Americas Funniest Home Videos and would laugh so hard, we all cried with her. She would get so upset at the bad guys in movies. It was so funny to watch her.
She loved working with her hands making crafts for everyone or helping chop or put up vegetables. She loved poetry, reading and writing. She was so precious and everyone loved her. She loved children and they were drawn to her. In her last days, she managed to make faces at them to make them laugh. She was so determined and such a fighter. I found several pictures of Angels cut out of magazines and filed away. I found this in other clippings she saved:
"I'll Be There"
When the days wane long and dreary
And the nights are longer still
Trust I'm watching over you -
And I always will.
Sonnets of Love are sweet refrain
But none can ever compare
To simple vows from the heart -
I promise I'll be there.
I am your guardian angel.
She will always be in our hearts and her precious memories will be with us forever. I know she's at peace now.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, July 7, 2017 at Central Chapel Church, Pensacola, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Chapel Church, 405 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, Florida 32505.
Michael Omar Portillo, age 26, died unexpectedly on June 29, 2017 from injuries sustained in a car accident.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Mike sadly leaves behind the love of his life, his wife, Alexa; his parents, Omar & Liliana Portillo; brother, Christopher Portillo and parents-in-law, Kevin & Margaret Dubois and a host of uncles, aunts and cousins.
Mike was born in Miami, Florida on June 26, 1991. At the age of 13, the Portillo family relocated to the Panhandle of Northwest Florida. Mike is a graduate of Gulf Breeze High School, Class of 2009. Upon graduation, Mike pursued an early career off shore spending five years as an able-bodied seaman.
Mike was a devoted husband, son, brother, son-in-law and friend. Mike valued his family with utmost importance and believed they should always come first. While working offshore, Mike’s heart could not bare the time spent away from his love, Alexa. Soon after their engagement in 2015, Mike chose to find permanent employment in Pensacola, allowing him to spend each day forward, living life with Alexa. The couple recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary, creating life long memories while traveling aboard a cruise ship.
Mike worked hard at every task he pursued. When Mike made the decision to find work in Pensacola, he quickly earned his CDL license as an employee at the Lewis Bear Co. later working as a distributor at Ben E. Keith. Mike was also a valuable member of the cook team at Cordova Crawfish Co. where he could be seen working countless hours, always wearing a smile.
In his spare time, Mike enjoyed his hobby as a self-taught carpenter. Mike and Alexa loved working together on projects, where Mike would build whatever Alexa designed. The collaborated hobby resembled how the duo lived life. The two would effortlessly find ways to relish spending time together.
Their home is a reflection of the joyous time spent together. From handcrafted furniture pieces, to wall hangings, to the numerous photos of the couple scattered about table tops and walls. As you enter the home, the warmth of love and affection is present and can be felt heavy in the air. Just over one week prior to Mike’s untimely death, Alexa posted a picture to one of her social media accounts. The image, which portrayed the couples most recent woodworking project, where Alexa would credit Mike by saying, “I really doubt my husband envisioned all the home projects that would be in his future when he married me, but I’m so thankful. He’s always up for whatever DIY mayhem I have up my sleeve. I’m so appreciative he makes all my visions come to life, another job well done, babe”.
Thank you to everyone who has reached out during this tragic time for our family. Your love and support is greatly appreciated. The loss of Mike will leave an irreplaceable void in our lives. Although a life taken from us way to soon, we are forever grateful to have been part of his journey while here on earth.
We love you Mike, and you will never be forgotten.
Love, Portillo and Dubois Families
Visitation will be held at 11:00-1:00pm on Thursday, July 6, 2017 with service at 1:00pm at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, 75 Fairpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the gofundme account in memory of Mike Portillo organized by Cindi Bear Bonner.
Doris J. MacIntyre, age 84, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Doris was born in Detroit, Michigan to Blanch and Frederick MacIntyre on October 25, 1932. She moved to Pensacola, Florida forty-five years ago and was employed by Escambia County for six years as a Social Worker. She studied Graphic Design and Computer Science at Pensacola State College and enjoyed volunteering at several local libraries.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Blanch Helen and Frederick Alfred MacIntyre. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela MacIntyre; sons, David Gene Gossett and Dean Arthur Gossett; children’s father, Gene Elwood Gossett; twenty granddaughters; nine grandsons; five great-granddaughters and three great-grandsons; sisters, Betty Lou Knecklin and Ethel Lang.
A Memorial Service will be held at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504, Friday, July 21, 2017. Visitation will be held at 10:00-11:00am with service at 11:00am.
Charles Gail Rainey, age 92, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017.
Eugene Hinton, age 85, of Milton, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017.
Norma Louise Ellerman, age 85, of Milton, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017.
Mr. Aric Bork, age 34 of Clarksburg, West Virginia, went to be with the Lord at 1:18am on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Florida.
Aric was born on November 3, 1982, the son of the late David E. Bork and Becky Bork Gambill. Aric is survived by his son, Damaeon Bork, Clarksburg, WV; two sisters, Bridget Wolf, Hardeeville, SC and Tammy (Louis) Aragona, Bridgeport, WV and three nephews; Michael Wolf, Hardeeville, SC, Louis Anthony and Nicholas Aragona, Bridgeport, WV and several aunts, uncles and cousins in West Virginia and Ohio.
While living in Clarksburg, Aric was employed with Marty’s Bakery, Greenbrier Restaurant and Royal Cab Company. As Aric’s diabetic condition deteriorated, he moved to Pensacola, Florida to reside with his mother, Becky.
A memorial service will be planned at a later date in Clarksburg, WV.
Debra Jean Lamberti, age 57, of Milton, Florida passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
John Thomas Wagner, 50, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
James Edward Rector, age 70, of Pace, Florida passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017.
Joyce Ann Cox, age 67, of Miramar Beach, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017.
Thomas Sheridan Cordier, age 71, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017.
Paul Matthew Kemmeling, age 54, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017.
Johnny Melvin Hunter, age 70, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017.
Steven Ray Hatch
Steven Hatch, a native of Mobile, Ala. and a longtime resident of Pace, Fla. died Thursday, June 22, 2017. He was an employee of Santa Rosa County Clerk of Courts. Steve was the former general manager of Roche-Belmany Mortuary in Mobile, Ala., and owner of the first gay pride store in Pensacola, Fla. “JUST FOR US” located at 120 South Palafox Place.
He is survived by his life partner of more than 20 years, Earl Melvin, Pace, Fla. Other survivors include one daughter, Heather Elizabeth Hatch Hodge (Rusty), Mobile, Ala.; one son, Clifford Warrington Hatch, Houston, Tex.; their mother, Marry Anna Hodge Hatch, Mobile, Ala; and one grandson Grayson Samuel Hodge, Mobile, Ala.
The family will receive friends at Family-Funeral & Cremation Thursday, June, 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Covenant Care Hospice.
A private interment will be held at a later date.
Debra Ann Miller, age 63, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017.
Vanessa M. Sexton, age 49, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00pm, Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Northridge Church, 2075 East Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, Florida 32514.
Elizabeth W. Fuhrman, age 73, of Milton, Florida passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
Nancy J. Marsh, age 69, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
Anna Catherine Young, age 33, of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida was born on April 9, 1984 and passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
Roy C McIntyre II
April 25, 1955- June 20, 2017
Pensacola, FL-- Roy C McIntyre II, passed away Monday, June 20, 2017 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.
He leaves his loving wife of 25 years, Joanne (Frank) McIntyre; his three beautiful children, Michael (Gloria Torres) McIntyre, Katrina (Matthew) Smith, and Karyn (Alex Short and children) McIntyre; his mother, Patricia (Sheldon) McIntyre; his sister Bonnie (Richard) Houtz; many close friends; and his faithful cocker spaniel, Buddy. He is preceded in death by his father, Roy McIntyre I.
Born in Mineola, New York, the son of Roy and Patricia McIntyre, Roy was raised in Oil City, then raised his own family in Beaver, Pennsylvania. Roy attended Penn State University. He never missed a Nittany Lions or Steelers game. While he was a very caring man, he did have his selfish moments when he filled up the DVR with NASCAR and college football. He and his wife recently retired to Pensacola where they have been enjoying the sunshine, beaches, tornado warnings, and watching the Blue Angels fly for the past 2 years.
Through his life, he always left his light on for family and friends to attend his back porch psychiatry sessions, but now he left them with unforgettable memories, stories, and his way with words that will last a lifetime. While he was never rich, he always had money for beer and bait. He left his children with his love for boating, fishing, literature, and sunsets. Roy was a true friend, a wonderful husband and father, and touched more people than he would ever realize.
At his request, no service will be held. His ashes will be scattered in the Allegheny River and the Gulf of Mexico at a later date.
Captain Roy finally found God in the Gulf of Mexico.
In lieu of flowers, please consider drinking a cold one or drowning a worm in his memory.
John Knight Hord, age 78, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
Charles “Chuck” Albert Darden (1937-2017)
Charles “Chuck” Albert Darden, 80, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on June 20, 2017 after a battle with Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Chuck was born on February 18, 1937 in Dallas, Texas to Leona Mildred McKinzie and Steve Leslie Darden. He had five half-sisters and one half brother.
Chuck served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from East Texas State University (which is now Texas A & M University) in August, 1964 and subsequently obtained his State of Texas Teaching Certificate and taught for one year in Houston, Texas. Chuck then moved to Miami, Florida, obtained his State of Florida Teaching Certificate and began teaching High School Shop Class.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen “Ellie” Spradlin (Darden) whom he met in 1970 in Miami and then married in July, 1971; his children, Carrie Moore, Charles Albert Darden, Jr. and his wife Rebecca, David Allen Darden and his wife Jennifer (Jenny), and Daniel Andrew Darden; his grandchildren, Wendy Moore Shea, Samantha Moore-Martinez, Hollie Moore Carlisle, Jessica Moore, Dallas Moore, Austin Moore, Brisa Darden, Cayden Darden, Logen Aldrich, Connor Darden, and Liam Darden; and several great-grandchildren, family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the lounge at the White Sands Bowling Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Wilfred Martin Doucette, age 80, of Shalimar, Florida passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017.
Ruthann K. Duncan, age 72, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017.