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Pittman Christian Memorial Chapel

Pittman Christian Memorial Chapel

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

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Len Earl Roberts

Mr. Len Earl Roberts, 57, of Graceville, Florida went home to be with Lord on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at his residence.

Earl was born on Monday, December 21, 1959 to the late Joseph and Mittie B. Roberts.

He was a native of Graceville, Florida. Earl joined the United States Army on Friday, December 1, 1977 and was honorably discharged on Wednesday, September 16, 1992. He then began a career as a truck driver.

Earl loved to spend time with his three grand boys. They loved their beloved “GG”. Some of his best days were spent on the porch in the Patterson Circle, relaxing with friends and family.

He was preceded in death by three brothers: Edward Johnson, Tyrone Johnson and Terry Johnson; and a sister, Julia Lawrence.

He leaves to cherish his memories his daughters: Ashley Roberts of Dothan, Alabama and Jaleesa Roberts of Graceville, Florida; his grandsons: Jayden of Dothan, Alabama, Jordan and Julius of Graceville, Florida; a sister: Kathryn Johnson of Graceville, Florida; a brother: Josh Smith of Delray Beach, Florida; mother of his children: Lola Curry Roberts of Graceville, Florida; special cousin: Herman Wilson of Dothan, Alabama; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Public visitation will be 3-7 PM, Friday, August 4, 2017 at the M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, Florida.

A celebration of life will commence at 11 AM, Saturday, August 5, 2017, at New Easter Missionary Baptist Church, Hope Avenue, Graceville, FL with Elder James M. Bighem officiating and the Reverend Earnest Parker, Jr. Pastor.

He will be laid to rest in the Graceville Community Cemetery, with military honors, under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, FL.

Samuel Lee Henderson

Mr. Samuel Lee Henderson, of Campbellton, FL went home to be with the Lord on July 28, 2017 in Graceville, FL.

He was born to the late Thera Mae Henderson and Jack Johnson.

Sammy, as he was so preciously called, joined in Holy Matrimony with Virginia “Faye” Henderson, forty-three years ago.  Together they raised seven children and three grandchildren.

Samuel has been a long time resident of Jackson County, but before here, he and Faye lived in Titusville, FL.

He worked in construction; he loved it and was good at it!  He and that hammer became the best of friends, but nothing could compete with the love he had for fishing. If fishing could pay the bills, that would have been his full time occupation.

Samuel is preceded in death by his sister Sylvia White and son, Jayson L. Jolley.

He leaves behind to cherish his loving memories, his wife, Virginia Faye Henderson; his children: Gwen Watford (Joseph) of Graceville, FL, Tracy Martin (Liz) of Parrish, FL, Bobby Deriso (Edith) of Cocoa, FL, Samuel Henderson Jr. (Kara) of Kansas City, MO, Thera Mae Allen (Thomas) of Titusville, FL, LeManuel Allen (Rachel) of Fayetteville, AR, Davianna Sadousky (Christian) of Washington State, Khneka Brown of Titusville, FL and Andre Brown of Kansas City, MO; his sister: Rose Mary Dickson of Apopka, FL; two brothers: Raymond Henderson (Felicia) of Florida and Willie White (Ruby) of Fayetteville, NC; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, loving in-laws and friends.

Public visitation will be 3-7 PM, Friday, August 4, 2017, at the M. Sue and Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, FL.

A home going celebration will commence at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the M. Sue and Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, Graceville, FL.

Cora Pittman

Mrs. Cora Pittman of Saint Petersburg, FL, formerly of Campbellton (Springfield Community), FL went home to be with the Lord on July 16, 2017 in St. Petersburg, FL.

Mrs. Pittman was born November 26, 1941.

Funeral services will be 1 PM, Saturday, July 29, 2017, Saint Paul AME Church, 5180 Hwy 273, Campbellton, FL. Burial will follow in the Springfield AME Cemetery, Marianna, FL. Smith Funeral Home, Saint Petersburg, FL and Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, FL directing.

 Christian Memorial Chapel M. Sue Pittman & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel 5441 Cooper Street P.O. Box 504 Graceville, Florida 32440 (850) 263-6834 (Office) (850) 263-1985 (Fax) “A Pittman Service Makes the Difference”

Evelyn Brown Hendrix

Mrs. Evelyn Brown Hendrix, age 69, of Bonifay, FL went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at her residence.

She was a native of Holmes County and the wife of the late Marvin Hendrix.

She is survived by her children: Janet Hampton and husband Ted of Dothan, Alabama, Marvin Wayne Hendrix and wife Connie of Bonifay, Florida and Christopher Daniel Hendrix and wife Kim of Enterprise, Alabama; grandchildren: Bethany Gulledge and husband Josh of Midland  City, Alabama, J. R. Hendrix of Crestview, Florida, Jaxon Hendrix and Jadyn  Hendrix both of Enterprise, Alabama; one great granddaughter, Ara Lai Gulledge of Enterprise, Alabama; numerous other family and friends.

Memorialization will be by cremation, under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.

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