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Rafael Antonio Monagas, Jr.

Rafael Antonio Monagas, Jr., of Chipley, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on March 7, 2019 in the comfort of his home.  He was 53 years old and a native of Brooklyn, New York. 

Rafael was born on May 12, 1965 to Sonia Mirella Merriel and Rafael Antonio Monagas, Sr. in Brooklyn, New York.  He was a jack of many trades, helping anyone in the community.  He will be truly missed. 

He leaves to cherish his memories his parents: Sonia Merriel (James) of Chipley, Florida and Rafael Monagas, Sr. of Orlando, Florida; daughter: Alicia Monagas of Brooklyn, New York; son: Antonio Monagas of Chipley, Florida; three grandchildren; three sisters: Joann Monagas of Brooklyn, New York, Wanda Jenkins (John) and Milagios Monagas, both of Centereach, New York; along with a host of other relatives and friends. 

A Celebration of Rafael’s Life will be held 1 PM CST, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from the sanctuary of the Grace Assembly of God Church in Chipley, Florida with pastor, Rev. Dallas Pettis, officiating.  Committal Services will be held Monday, March 18, 2019 in New York with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, and Borinquen Memorial Funeral Home of Brooklyn, New York, directing. 

The remains will lie in repose 1hr prior to services at the church on Tuesday.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com.  

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Ryan Darius Kirby

Ryan Darius Kirby, of Chipley, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on March 2, 2019 in the Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center of Panama City, Florida.  He was 41 years old and a native of Tallahassee, Florida. 

Ryan was born on September 11, 1977 to Eddie R. Kirby and Claude Brown in Quincy, Florida.  Ryan had a deep love for the country and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was an energetic, free-spirited, adventurous, and kind-hearted person who enjoyed his family and making people laugh.  Ryan loved lie and lived it to the fullest.  

Survivors include a son: Ryan Kirby, Jr., Tallahassee; 4 daughters: Alexandria Kirby, Tara Coring, both of Tallahassee, Aneeka Butler & Naleah Kirby, both of Chipley; grandson: Jaiden Butler; mother: Eddie Kirby-Bland, Tallahassee; father: Claude (Lillian) Brown, Sr., Crawfordville; grandparents: Virena Brown, Tallahassee, & George Kirby, Sr., Havana; 4 brothers: Darwin (Elizabeth) Kirby, Claude (Eureka) Brown, Jr., Jason, Brown, all of Tallahassee, & Desmond Ford, Crawfordville; along with a host of other relatives & friends.

A Celebration of Ryan’s Life will be held 2PM CST, Saturday, March 9, 2019 from the sanctuary of the St. Joseph A.M.E. Church with pastor, Rev. Delanor Myrick, Rev. Lina Ellis, Rev. Larry Brown, and Min. Linda Sheffield, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the church cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. 

The remains will lie in repose at the church 1hr. prior to services at the church.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com. 

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Joyce L. Brown

Mrs. Joyce L. Brown, of Bonifay, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on February 9, 2019 in the Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center of Panama City, Florida.  She was 66 years old.   

Joyce was born on October 11, 1952 to Eugene and Amanda Brown in Bonifay, Florida.   She was a life-long resident of Holmes County, Florida and a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Bonifay, Florida.  She was a dispatcher for Holmes County Sheriff Office and the Highway Patrol Office for many years.    

She leaves to cherish her memories a son: Cesare’ Radames Brown (Celeste); two (2) grandchildren: Rian Shelda Brown & McKenzie Taylor Brown, all of Trussville, Alabama; cousin: James Blackshear (Mary Ann); a special friend: Gloria Eskiridge; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

A Celebration of Joyce’s Life will be held 11AM CST, Friday, February 15, 2019 from the sanctuary of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Bonifay, Florida with Pastor, Rev. Clevelando Wedderburn, Elder Kevin Johnson and Rev. Dr. Andrew Davis officiating. Committal Service will follow in the Bonifay Cemetery, Bonifay, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.  

The remains will lie in repose 1hr prior to services at the church on Friday.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com 

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