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Peoples Funeral Home

Peoples Funeral Home

5441 Cooper Street Graceville, Florida 32440 (850) 263-6834

Website URL: http://www.pittmanchristianmemorial.com/

Dorothy Lee Johnson

Mrs. Dorothy Lee Johnson of Marianna, Florida, the Evergreen Community entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 6th in Jackson Hospital.  She was 77 years old.

Born August 4, 1940 to the late Ernest and Rosie Lee Bulloch Williams, she was of the Baptist faith and a member of Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church.

She was retired from the Jackson County School Board.  She worked in the Culinary Department at  Marianna Middle School for many years.

Precious memories will linger with her husband, Harold S. Johnson of Marianna, Florida; three daughters, Barbara Pierre’ (Charles) of Marianna, Florida, Brenda Williams (Tyrone) of Tampa, Florida and Pamela Thomas of Marianna, Florida; three sons, Paul Lettinhand, Rev. Wallace Godwin and wife Vickie, and Lester Thomas and wife Deborah all of Marianna, Florida; 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mary Johnson of Tallahassee, Florida and Angela Johnson of Quincy, Florida; one brother-in-law, Gerald Johnson and wife Martha of Tallahassee, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, April 14th at 11a.m. at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Wallace Godwin, Rev. Henry Forward, Minister Larry Bush, Elder John Lampley, Rev. Samuel Everett and Rev. Randy McMillan officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the caring staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna, Florida.

The remains will lie-in-repose for one hour prior to the 11a.m. funeral time on Saturday at Evergreen.

Refroe Earl Long

Mr. Refroe Earl Long of Marianna, Florida, the Mt. Tabor Community entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 5th in the Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center at Northwest Hospital in Maryland.  He was 77 years old.

He was born October 13, 1940 to the late Earl and Allie Leslie Long.  His only brother, DeFlynn preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Hannah Bell Long.

He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church.

He earned his B.S. and Masters degrees in Education and was employed as a teacher for the Jackson County Public School System.  He taught at Marianna Middle School for many years before retiring.

Precious memories will linger with one daughter, Refronia Nicole Long (Derrick) of Baltimore, Maryland; three grandchildren, Earl Griffin of Marianna, Florida, Devon and Alannah Jones both of Baltimore, Maryland; step-son, Eric Mann and children of Marianna, Florida; two sisters-in-law, Lucy Tabb of Marianna, Florida and Eotree McClain of  Miami, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, April 14th at 11a.m. at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Dwingt Cockerham, Sr. officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the caring staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna, Florida.

The remains will lie-in-repose for one hour prior to the 11a.m. funeral time on Saturday at Mt. Tabor.

Nellie M. Burns Wilson

Sister Nellie M. Burns Wilson of Grand Ridge, Fl the St. Rose Community entered into eternal rest on Sunday morning, March 18, 2018 in the Marianna Health and Rehab Center.

She was born November 30, 1924 the fourth child of the late Rettie and Walter Burns.  She was the widow of King D. Wilson all of the St. Rose Community in Grand Ridge.

She along with her parents and husband were all members of the St. Rose African Methodist Episcopal Church.  Nellie joined St. Rose at the age of 13 years old and continued her loyal membership until her demise.  She served as a choir member, a class leader and also served on the Steward Board and the Trustee Board.

She earned her B.S. and Masters degrees in Education from Florida A & M University.  She was employed as a teacher for the Jackson County Public School System.  She taught at Jackson County Training School, Lilly Blanks Elementary and Golson Elementary before retiring in 1980 after 37 years of service.

Precious memories of Nellie’s life will forever linger in the hearts of her loved ones to include her two sons, Mr. Ronald Wilson (Annette) of Grand Ridge, Fl and Elder Gregory Wilson (Robbie) of Atlanta, Ga, four grandchildren, David Wilson of Grand Ridge, Fl and Reese Wilson, Taylor Wilson and Bethany Wilson all of Atlanta, Ga; one sister Veatrice Harding of Grand Ridge, Fl, several nieces, nephews cousins other relative and sorrowing friends also survived.

Graveside Funeral services for Sister Wilson will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 12:00 noon at the Sunset Memory Gardens located at 660 Holmes Court in Grand Ridge, FL. with Rev. Linda Nickles-Dukes, Sr. Pastor officiating.  Services have been entrusted to the caring staff of Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna, Florida.

Viewing and visitation will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 4 pm until 6 pm at the Peoples Funeral Home Chapel in Marianna, FL and on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 11:30 am until 12:00 noon at the sanctuary of the St. Rose African Methodist Episcopal Church in Grand Ridge, FL.

Pearletha Merritt Harris

Mrs. Pearletha Merritt Harris of Cypress, Florida, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 10th at home with her caring and loving family at her side.  She was 76 years old.

 A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, she was of the Baptist faith and a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.  

 Her love and legacy will live on with her husband of 56 years, Rev. James Harris of Cypress, Florida; three children, James Harris Jr. of Panama City, Florida, Tommy Harris and wife Melissa of Cocoa Beach, Florida  and Susan Harris of Cypress, Florida; two sisters, Geneva Brown and husband George and Elnora Sainthill and husband Hamilton both of Cypress, Florida; one brother, Albert Merritt and wife Sylvia of Slocomb, Alabama; and a host of grands, great grands, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 The family will receive friends at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church on Friday, February 16th from 5-6p.m.

 A homegoing celebration will be held Satruday, February 17th at 11a.m. at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. David Cobb, Pastor, Rev. Wallace Godwin and Rev. Matthew Speights officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.

 The remains will lie in repose for one hour prior to the 11a.m. funeral time on Saturday at Bethel.

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