Bonita Joy Karmie, 67, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021.
Bonita (Bonnie) Joy Karmie, 67, passed away peacefully in her sleep after a protracted illness on April 9, 2021, Gulf Breeze, FL.
Bonnie was born on November 14, 1953 in Chicago, IL, to Alvin and Geraldine Karmie. She was Baptized on September 13, 1964, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Oaklawn, IL.
Bonnie graduated with honors from Oak Lawn Community High School in 1971, and graduated Cum Laude from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, with a BAED majoring in History. She was a member of Kappa Delta Pi. Bonnie received her Master in Ed with an emphasis in Private School Administration from California Lutheran College in Thousand Oaks, CA, in 1984.
Bonnie’s church family are incredibly impressed with the accolades that she received during her professional life and how she touched so many young lives during her teaching career. Bonnie enjoyed learning and taking classes to increase her knowledge of her favorite subjects: History, Social Studies, French and Science. She travelled extensively to many Asian countries, Africa, and France, etc.
Her parents preceded her in death, as well, as her sister Darlene Carol Karmie.
Bonnie is survived by a sister, nieces, nephews and a host of her church friends.
Please join us celebrating her life Saturday April 24, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gulf Breeze, FL.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bonnie’s name can be made to Bonita Joy Karmie Endowment Fund, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105
James I. Long, 84, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
He was a quiet and private man who spent most of his time at home with his family, especially in his later years never wanting to leave his wife’s side.
While his passing saddens us and we will miss him, his surviving family and friends rejoice in his accomplishments and a life well lived and look forward to seeing him again.
Special thanks to everyone for your love and support, especially to hospice, his hospice nurse and many others behind the scenes.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a local hospice, or to your favorite charity.
William “Bill” Ard, 63, was called home to be with the Lord on April 8th, 2021.
Bill was a loving son, brother, and father. Bill was born to his parents, Odest and Naomi Ard on August 8th, 1957 in Pensacola, Florida.
He was a graduate of Escambia High School and resided in Pensacola until his passing.
He was always adventurous, and as a young adult enjoyed karate. He loved to compete in tournaments and successfully achieved his 3rd degree Black Belt.
His love of the ocean leads him to work on a cruise ship and earn his Captain’s license. Later in life, his path was on land as a pipe fitter.
In his mother’s final years, Bill moved in and assisted with her daily care so she could remain in her home until her passing.
Bill is preceded in death by his loving parents, and sister, Linda Ard McIntosh. Bill is survived by his son, William “Joey” Ard; stepson, Mike Mallon; surviving sister, Faye Cibula, and his niece and several nephews.
His family invites all to his Celebration of Life on Thursday, April 15th at 2:00 pm visitation followed by the service at 3:00 pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation.
Fernando Santillan Cabrera, 75, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
Burton Daniel Rumrill, 86, of Milton, Florida passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
Shirley Mae Boyd, 58, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
Shirley loved her family, friends, and cats. She was always helping others in need. Shirley loved going to garage sales and estate sales with her mom and daughter. Shirley was independent, strong, and fought until the very end. She battled lung cancer (and other new cancers that grew) that was metastatic on and off for six years. She went through a lot of radiation and chemo treatments. Her oncologist gave her the nickname "Bulldozer" because she would not let the cancer win and she kept living. She was his longest patient with lung cancer. You could tell that he really cared about his patients. Shirley will be missed by all that loved her smile, her crazy, funny sense of humor and her straight-forwardness.
Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Ethel (Meers) Boyd and her sister, Jackie Boyd.
Shirley is survived by her son, Richard W. Boyd Chupp of Pensacola, FL, and her daughter, Sarah (Michael) Hughes of Pensacola, Florida; her brother, Bill (Kathy) Meers of North Canton, Ohio; her sisters, Connie (John) Snyder of North Canton, Ohio, Vickie Preston of Pensacola, Florida, and Barbara Domer of Mineral City, Ohio. She is also survived by six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and their families.
Cremation will take place and there will be no services.
Gary Wayne Booe, born February 12, 1942 in Winston-Salem, NC to Luther and Vassie Booe, has gone home to be with the Lord on April 7, 2021. Gary was the youngest of 17 loving brothers and sisters.
Gary was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Linda Booe, by only 10 days. They will now walk together for eternity.
Through their 61 years of marriage was born three children, Shelbra Kendall (spouse, Don), Mark Booe (spouse, Glynis), and Tonya Chastain (spouse, Alan); three grandchildren, David Webb, Tosha Pitcock and Tyler Chastain; five great-grandchildren with one great-granddaughter on the way; and two great-great grandchildren. Gary was a member of the Church of Christ in Murphy, NC.
Gary loved his dog Freddie and his cat CoCo. He loved to fish, golf and spend time with his family. Gary spent many years working overseas as an electrical superintendent which allowed him and Linda to travel the world together.
Gary will be missed by his family and friends and loved for eternity by his children and grandchildren.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 with visitation from 1:00-2:00pm and service at 2:00pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 5627 North Davis Highway, Pensacola, Florida 32503.
Imogene Smith Kennedy, 81, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Rev. Willie Manley, Jr., 59, of Cantonment, Florida passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Willie was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 5, 1961 to parents, Willie (Bill) Lee Manley, Sr. and Evelyn Mabry. He was a graduate of Central High School in Detroit, Michigan.
He was a Christian Baptist Minister who gave his life to God at the early age of 19. He attended Olive Baptist Church here with his wife, Bonnie, in Pensacola. He had resided in Detroit, Arizona and in Texas.
Willie is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Bonnie Stevens Manley; son, Willie Lee Manley, III; stepchildren, Brent, Paul and Nikki; father, Bill Manley; mother and stepfather, Evelyn and Eddie Mabry; brothers, Tyrone, Robert, Timmy and Tony; sisters, Angela Jones, LaToya Allen and Kathryn Ramsey; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Willie proudly served six years in the U. S. Army. He was responsible for training new recruits and proper use of radio equipment. He required a high security clearance and was stationed at Fort Dix, Fort Gordon, Fort Kellogg and Fort Hood.
Willie was a longtime employee of McDonald’s Corporation. He was a huge Vikings fan, loved his bowties, and had a very strong faith which he took every opportunity to share with others.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to your local Ronald McDonald House Charities (www.rmhc.org).
Harry “Dale” Nowlin returned home on April 6, 2021 unexpectedly. Dale was born on May 10, 1966 in Pensacola, Florida and remained native to the area for his entire life. He worked at Monsanto for a number of years and was a part of the local band, Stepchild. Dale loved to make people laugh by telling jokes and playing music for anyone who would listen.
Dale is preceded in death by his mother and father, Jane and Harry Nowlin. He leaves behind his son, Dylan Nowlin (Taylor) and six brothers, Dofin (Marlise), William (Jeanie), Robert (Teresa), Paul (Belinda), Joey, and Steve (Denette); and beloved Uncle Johnny (Betty) and Aunt Nancy. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many cherished friends.
Dale had a big heart and kind soul. He cared so much about the world and those around him. He was the kind of person to give you the shirt off his back. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed playing his guitar and reading novels. He had a deep love for animals, especially his dog, Atticus. Dale lived his life to the fullest and he lived exactly how he wanted to. We will miss him and the light he brought into our family and world.
A Memorial Service for Dale will be held on April 24, 2021 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 6915 Highway 29, Molino, Florida 32577 at 11:00 A.M. A reception will immediately follow the service. Due to Covid-19, a mask and social distancing are highly encouraged by the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Waterfront Mission Addiction Recovery of Pensacola/Mobile (waterfrontmission.org) or the GoFundMe, if you would like to contribute to the cost of the memorial arrangements: https://gofund.me/43c2152b.
Glayds Jeannette Wilkinson, 86, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Donald Len Coffman passed away on April 5, 2021. Donald was born on January 16th, 1935 to Nolan Coffman and Irene Burson.
Donald was a decorated Marine Corp Combat Veteran of the Korean War.
Donald was owner operator of an oilfield equipment business, Tong Service, Inc.
He is preceded in death by his father, Nolan Coffman; mother, Irene Burson; brothers, Nolan Jr., Waymond, Billy Ray, Herbert, and sisters, Helen and Betty; stepdaughter, Cecilia Anne Baus.
He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Anne Bugey Coffman of 53 years; daughters, Donna, Sherrie Sperry, Brent Gregurek, and Cara “Missie” Coffman; stepchildren, Frederick, Eugene, and Carol Baus; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Donald Coffman will be forever missed by all his family members.
A Committal Service will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2:30pm at Barrancas National Cemetery, 1 Cemetery Road, Pensacola, Florida 32508. The procession will meet at 2:00pm at Olive Baptist Church-Warrington Campus, 103 W. Winthrop Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32507.
Ronald Rickey Higgs, 41, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Anthony Desmond Baggett, 32, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
With great sadness we announce Anthony D. Baggett, 32, passed away on April 1, 2021 unexpectedly at home. Anthony was born on August 11, 1988 in Pensacola, FL. He was the third child of the family with two older brothers, a younger sister, and younger brother. He attended Pensacola High School and worked in the construction industry for most of his adult life.
Anthony had a larger than life attitude and was an amazing father, son, brother, and friend. He loved fishing with his baby girls and spending time with his family. His brothers and sister have such great memories of Anthony. His sister Victoria said “When my father passed away it was such a tough time for me and my brother Kenneth. Anthony would pick us up and let us stay the night with him and buy us ice cream and M&M’s for breakfast. He was definitely a role model for me growing up.” His brother Hillary said “Tony was my baby brother but most of all my best friend. Where you found one you found the other. I hope he knows how much I loved him and knows I will continue to make sure his daughters are cared for and always know how much their daddy loved them.” His brother Quint said “I want Tony to know I am going to keep holding things down. I am going to miss him. He will never be forgotten.”
Anthony was preceded in death by his uncles Ernest David Geri, Hillary Nicola Geri Jr, Richard Geri and his paternal Grandmother Joyce Aldridge and many more loved ones.
Anthony leaves behind his two beautiful daughters Hannah (7) and Laila (4) and Fiancé Kayla Young. His Mother Jennifer Geri Baggett and Father Harold “Tony” Baggett. His Brothers Eugene Quint Geri, Hillary Geri (Amanda), Kenneth Heinke, and his sister Victoria Heinke. Grandmother Kathie Moon (John), Nephews Kayden Geri and Jeremiah Weatherspoon, several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins who will miss him dearly.
A Funeral Service will be held on April 22, 2021 with visitation from 1:00-2:00pm and service at 2:00pm at Family Funeral & Cremation, 5627 North Davis Highway, Pensacola, Florida 32503.
Audrey Myrick, 90, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
Albertina Aarts, 96, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021.
Mary Elizabeth Handy, peacefully passed away March 29, 2021.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Stephen and Anna Palmer, her sister, Martha Maliske, her son Michael Watson, nephew Stephen Lagotte, and grandson Joseph A. Watson.
She is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Paul Handy Sr., son Paul Michael (Sharon) Handy Jr, son John R. Watson and friend Natalie Misalko, daughter Karen (Andrew) Terrell, her brother Louis “Bud” Palmer. Also, many grandchildren, nieces and nephews, plus great grandchildren and dear friends and neighbors, Mrs. Shirley Kelly and her family were always there to help in any way.
She was a hard worker all her life. She stood out as very dependable and efficient in every job she worked. She was retired from Escambia County Corrections Department.
She possessed a lovely singing voice and would sing with her children while traveling or cleaning house. She was very fond of all animals. Animals would instinctively come to her. And if any stray animals entered her yard, they came to the right house. They would be taken care of as if a member of her family. She enjoyed playing cards all her life, and if alone, solitaire was a favorite. We have to mention that her cooking was outstanding. When the food was placed on the table—she never had to call the family twice. Forget leftovers, it would all be gone.
Each year on her birthday, her children would come to celebrate with her. One year, her children put her in a helicopter to fly over the beautiful shoreline in the gulf. She and her husband Paul enjoyed the flight. The family would always find ways to surprise her on her special day. One birthday she went cruising in antique cars provided by Tom and Donna Notaro. She brought great joy to the family and will be missed very much.
A Catholic Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 5200 Saufley Field Road, Pensacola, FL 32526.
The family is asking if you wish to send flowers, instead of flowers please make a donation to St. Anne's Church at the above address and designate for Bell Tower repairs. There will also be a place at the funeral if that is easier to make donations to the same thing. Thank you and God Bless.
Interment will be at Pensacola Memorial Gardens, 7433 Pine Forest Road, Pensacola, Florida 32526.
Jesse Colin Davidson, 37, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
Jo Anne Garrett, 83, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
Jo Anne Garrett lived in Pensacola, Florida for over sixty years.
Jo Anne was an Accountant by profession and was the “Best Mom Ever”.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Allen Garrett Sr.; her son, Allen Garrett Jr.; and son-in-law, Dan Ocain.
Jo Anne is survived by her loving daughters, Donna Holt (Larry), Peggy Ocain, and Renee Garrett; her grandson, Jacob Garrett (Valerie); sister-in-law, Thelma Lanton; Best Friend, Martha Cawthon and multiple nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on April 15, 2021, visitation at 10:00 AM with services to follow at 11:00 AM at Beulah Freewill Baptist Church, 7561 Mobile Highway, Pensacola, FL. 32526.
Parker Alanson Atwood, Jr., 82 of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
Cherylann Nita Harrelson, 59, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
Linda Gray Booe, 76, of Lillian, Alabama passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
Linda Gray Stilley Booe went home to be with Jesus, March 28, 2021 at the age of 74 years old, after a long battle with Dementia.
Linda was born to William and Rebecca Stilley on April 19, 1944, in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Linda married the love of her life, Gary Booe on August 29, 1959, and went on to have three children:
Shelbra (Don) Kendall, Mark (Glynis) Booe, Tonya (Alan) Chastain; three grandchildren: David Webb, Tosha Pitcock and Tyler Chastain; five great grandchildren: Jacob Webb, Heaven Wedd, Joseph Pitcock, Elijah Green and Aleah Dumas: two great-great grandchildren: Dio and DJ.
Linda was a loving wife to Gary for 61 years and loved her children and family.
Linda was a nurse for 30 years and had a compassion for others. She was a Christian and member of the
Church of Christ in Murphy, North Carolina.
She loved the beach, music, and she sang like an Angel.
The family would like to invite you to join them for a Memorial Service at Family-Funeral & Cremation,
5627 North Davis Highway, Pensacola, Florida 32503 on Thursday, April 1, 2021, with visitation from 1-2 PM and services at 2 PM.
Kenneth John Metz, 26, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
Harvie Junior Daughtry, 89, of Virginia Beach, Virginia passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Visitation is April 3, 2021 at 12:00 PM with services at 1:00 PM, at First Pentecostal Church, 6485 Pensacola Boulevard, Pensacola, Florida 32505. Interment will be at Pensacola Memorial Gardens. Family-Funeral & Cremation is in charge of arrangements.
Katie Elizabeth-Ann Potoczek, 32, of Molino, Florida passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021.