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Jimmie Mozelle Tisdale Shaw

Ms. Jimmie Mozelle Tisdale Shaw of Marianna, Florida entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 25th at Jackson Hospital.  She was 65 years old.

 A native of Jackson County, she was of the Baptist faith and a member of New Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church.

 She was preceded in death by her daughter, Estelle Stephens; mother, Loubennie Tisdale Long, the mother that raised, Alice Jackson; sister, Correne Tisdale;  brother, Bernard Tisdale.

 Precious memories will forever remain with her caring family; one son, James Stephens of Marianna, Florida; two sisters, Ann Barnes and husband Eddie of Holiday, Florida and Linda Palmer and husband Joseph of Hinesville, Georgia; one uncle, Clyde Tisdale and wife Winnie of Clearwater, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 A Service of Remembrance for Mozell will be held Saturday, August 4th at 10 a.m. at Peoples Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Crushall Swilley officiating.  Memorialization will be by cremation with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.

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Josephine Garrett-Gray

Life began for Mrs. Josephine Garrett-Gray, affectionately called Big Joe, Big Mama and Ms. Josie, of Marianna, Florida on November 2, 1935, to the late Coley Sr. and Alma Garrett.  She entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 16th at home.  She was 82 years old.

 A native of Jackson County, she was of the Baptist faith and a member of Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church.  She retired from the Florida State Hospital as a UTR Specialist after many years of employment.

 She was united in holy matrimony to the late Ben Gray.  They shared many wonderful years together. 

 Precious memories will forever remain with her sister, Nellie Garrett Black of Marianna, Florida; one brother, Coley Garrett, Jr.(Mary) of Miami, Florida; five grandchildren, Jenella Garrett Brown (Edward, Jr.), Natalie Garrett, Sylvia Garrett, Carlishia Garrett and Christy Garrett (Rashad); three grandson’s, Cedric Adams, James Barkley and Nathqrones Mullins; great grandchildren, JaVoris Garrett, Nakista Mobley, O’deisa Orange, Otis Orange, Precious & Brianna Manning, Radashia & Tytianna Peace, Adrian Washington, Elijah Brown, Edward Brown, III, Tony Brown, Micaiah Spence, Zion Perkins and Rashad Perkins Jr.; two nephews she raised as her own, Earl Smith and Kenderick Barkley; special goddaughter, Heather Johnson and children, Nykeem, NyKavian and Ny’Marion; special step daughter, Shirley Gray; special friends, Cleoa Johnson, Mable Leonard and Martha Baker; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 A homegoing service to celebrate Ms. Josie’s life will be held Saturday, July 21st at 2p.m. at  Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Dwight Cockerham, Sr., Rev. William Harvey, Rev. Freddie Roulhac and Rev. Lucious Williams officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.

 Ms. Josie’s remains will lie-in-repose for one hour prior to the 2p.m. funeral time on Saturday at Mt. Tabor.

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Don Walter Peace

Mr. Don Walter Peace of Marianna entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 1st in Jackson Hospital.  He was 63 years old.

A native of Jackson County, he was of the Methodist faith and a member of Jerusalem African Methodist Episcopal Church.  He worked in the construction industry before becoming disabled.

Precious memories will forever remain with two sons, Tyrus Peace (Tori) of Charleston, South Carolina, and Reggie Leon Peace of Miami, Florida; three daughters, Jasmine Peace (Marvin Lewis) of Miami, Florida, Dwanna Newsome of Palm Beach, Florida and Kesiza Straker of Miami, Florida; 14 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three sisters, Deloris Peace Merritt of Miami, Florida, Jennifer Pittman (Otis) and Bobby Dixon both of Marianna, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A service celebrating Don’s life was held Saturday, July 14th at 11a.m. at Jerusalem African Methodist Episcopal Church where Pastor Carlos Redding is pastor and Rev. Jordan officiated.  Memorialization was by cremation with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.

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