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Cooper Funeral Home

Cooper Funeral Home

Winston Sherwood Robinson

Mr. Winston Sherwood Robinson, of Chipley, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on February 1, 2019 in the Northwest Florida Community Hospital of Chipley, Florida.  He was 51 years old.   

Winston was born on September 1, 1967 to Gwendolyn Robinson-Rouse in Chipley, Florida.   He was a life-long resident of Washington County, Florida and a member of the Mt. Ararat First Missionary Baptist Church of Chipley, Florida.  He was a logger in the pulpwood industry.    

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 19 years: Tammy Finklea-Robinson of Chipley, Florida;  one (1) daughter: Annie Robinson of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; five (5) sons: Tyrone Dawson of Panama City, Florida, Antonio Dawson of Bonifay, Florida, Lafayette Dawson, Ryan Dawson, and Keith Robinson, all of Chipley, Florida;  five (5) sisters: Antonite Robinson-Peak (Phillip), of Ft. Pierce, Florida, Loraine Walker of Sacramento, California, Cynthia Ward (Willie) of Panama City, Florida, Rosalind Crolle (Walter) and Tisha Johnson-Pierre (Edouard), both of Jacksonville, Florida; seven (7) brothers: Tommy Kitterll (Sandy) of Miami, Florida, Eddie Clyde Robinson of Ft. Pierce, Florida, Norris Robinson of Sacramento, California, Wallas Yates (Shirley) and Steve Yates (Vera) both of Altamonte Springs, Florida; uncle: Joseph Gray of Lakeland, Florida; one (1) sister-in-law: Brenda Killings (Bishop Michael) of Chipley, Florida; two (2) brothers-in-law: Carl C/V/ Finklea of Chipley, Florida, and Quincy D. Carter of Bonifay, Florida; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

Winston was preceded in death by his sister: Pamela Holmes; two (2) brothers: Arles Yates and Clinton Robinson.

A Celebration of Winston’s Life will be held 11AM CST, Saturday, February 9, 2019 from the sanctuary of the Mt. Ararat First Missionary Baptist Church of Chipley, Florida with pastor, Rev. Dr. H.G. McCollough, Rev. Willison Yates, Bishop Michael Killings, and Rev. Thomas Smith, officiating. Committal Service will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery of Chipley, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.  

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

Angela Shaunta (Jennings) McGriff

Angela Shaunta (Jennings) McGriff, of Marianna, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in the Flowers Hospital of Dothan, Alabama.  She was 41 years old.  

Angela was born on March 9, 1977 to Eloise Chaney Pope and the late Charles Earl Jennings in Donaldsonville, Georgia.  Being raised in a Christian home, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was a faithful member of the St. James A.M.E. Church of Marianna, Florida.  Angela was united in Holy Matrimony to Paul McGriff on November 13, 1998.  

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband: Paul McGriff of Marianna, Florida; three (3) daughters: Tyra J. Pittman, Jayhda McGriff, and JayRiah McGriff; three (3) sons: Tommy F. White, Tyler D. White, and Jaylon P. McGriff, all of Marianna, Florida; grandson: Derrick Harvey;  mother: Eloise Pope of Marianna, Florida; grandmother: Emma Bell Jennings of Marianna, Florida; sister: Monica M. Ardely of Killeen, Texas; brother: Robert L. Merritt (Tiffiny) of Marianna, Florida;  grandfather: John Chaney of Chipley, Florida; nine (9) aunts: Evelyn Harmon (Clifton) of Chipley, Florida, Tamika Chaney of Quincy, Florida, Irma Simpkins (Victor) of Columbus, Ohio, Sadie Dixon of Birmingham, Alabama, Mary Darby (James), Yvonne Milton (Sunny), Margaret Bell, Juanita Bell, and Loise Bell, all of Marianna, Florida;  six (6) uncles: John Chaney, Jr. (Rita) of San Diego, California, Ben Scott of Chattahoochee, Florida, Melvin Jennings (Mary) of Columbia, South Carolina, James Chaney (Carolyn), Jimmie Lee Jennings (Betty), and Robert Bell (Nellie), all of Marianna, Florida; two (2) great aunts: Essie Mae Brown and Dorothy Brown-Hamilton, both of Orlando, Florida; two (2) great-uncles: Benny Ray Brown of Bonifay, Florida and Randy Brown (Carolyn) of Malone, Florida;  along with a host of sisters & brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.   

A Celebration of Angela’s Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, January 26, 2019 from the sanctuary of Evangel Worship Center of Marianna, Florida with Rev. George Williams, Rev. Lavon Pettis, Rev. Walter Caldwell, Jr., and Rev. Dovie Lewis, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the New Hope Cemetery of Two Egg, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. 

Public Viewing will begin on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 12 Noon – 9 PM CST in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of Chipley, Florida.  The remains will lie in repose 2hrs. prior to services at the church on Saturday.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com.

Arthur Clyo Brown, Jr.

Deacon Arthur Clyo Brown, Jr. was born on November 15, 1951 to the late Clara and Arthur C. Brown, Sr., in Vernon (Millers Ferry), Florida.  On Monday, December 31, 2018 in the Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center of Panama City, Florida, Arthur answered the Master’s call and exchanged his earthly life for an eternal one.

Arthur was educated in the public-school system of Washington County.  Before his injury he worked several years with the City of Panama City Beach, Florida. 

Being raised in a Christian home, he accepted Christ at an early age and strayed away but later returned back to the Lord and joined McQueen’s Temple First Born Church of the Living God where he served faithfully as the Chairman of the Deacon Board under the leadership of Jr. Bishop John O. Brown until his death. 

Arthur lived a blessed life even with his challenges.  In one of his last conversations, he said “I am still fishing for souls”.  He was a man full of wisdom, knowledge, and a jack of all trades with a big heart. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; son: Jamie Brown; and his sister: Josie Brown-Bell.

He leaves to cherish his memories three (3) loving sisters: Susie Igles, Clara McDonald, all of Vernon, Florida, and Blonde Siples of Ebro, Florida;  a brother : Robert Brown, Sr., of Vernon, Florida;  a loving significant other/caregiver: Ms. Evelyn Daniels aka “His Boo” of Panama City, Florida;  Two (2) aunts: Arlene Butler and Hilda Burns (Josh) of Panama City, Florida; three (3) uncles: Clarence Brown, Willie Junior Brown (Betty), both of Vernon, Florida, and Leonard Brown (Phyllis) of Melbourne, Florida; loyal and loving caregiver until his death: Stevenson Edwards and Sylvia; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.  

In his life Arthur assisted in raising three children along with their children as well.  He was a wonderful father, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend.  

A Celebration of Arthur’s Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 from the sanctuary of the McQueen’s Temple First Born Church with pastor, Jr. Bishop J.O. Brown and Jr. Bishop W.A. Potter, Sr., officiating. Committal Service will follow in the St. Luke Memorial Gardens of Vernon, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. 

Public Viewing will begin on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 12 Noon-9 PM CST in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of Chipley, Florida.  Remains will lie in repose at the church 1hr prior to services on Saturday.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com.  

Madie (Peterson) Brown

Mrs. Madie (Peterson) Brown, of Vernon, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on December 26, 2018 in the Washington Nursing & Rehab. Center of Chipley, Florida.  She was 89 years old.  

Madie was born on October 16, 1929 to the late Frazier and Lela Peterson in Ebro, Florida.  She was of the Holiness faith and faithful member of McQueen’s Temple First Born Church of Vernon, Florida.  

She leaves to cherish her memories five sons:, Alfred Peterson (Gloria Mae), Eddie Brown (Debra), Willie Brown (Cathy), John Brown (Erica), and Timothy Brown (Alice); six daughters:  Susie Potter  (Willie Lee), Lottie Mike (Bishop Edward), Gloria Peterson (Rev. Richard, Sr.), Brenda Peterson (Thomas, Jr. ), Debra Conner (Elder Don), and Connie Hawes;  along with a large host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

A Celebration of Madie’s Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, January 5, 2019 from the sanctuary of the McQueen’s Temple First Born Church with pastor, Jr. Bishop J.O. Brown, and Elder Don Conner, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the St. Luke Memorial Gardens of Vernon, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.  

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

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