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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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Jayson Louis Jolley

Jayson Louis Jolley, 29, of Dothan, formerly of Graceville, FL went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Dothan.

He was born to the late Sylvia Denise White and Louis Jolley on February 5, 1988, was chosen to partake in one of God’s most Glorious choirs early Sunday afternoon, June 25, 2017 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.

Jayson, at 6 months old, began his raising with who became his mom and dad, Samuel and Virginia Henderson.  He attended school in Graceville, FL.  Jayson completed his senior year in 2007 and was overly relieved that, “IT WAS OVER!”

Soon after school he began his career in the medical field, serving as a medical tech.  He was always so proud to speak on some of the days he’d had at work, both good and bad. One of his PROUDEST MOMENTS was the day his daughter was born, Madyson Denise Jolley.  She instantly became the “Apple of his Eye.”  Talk about spitting image……….there is no way anyone can see Madyson and not see Jayson staring back atcha.

Jayson leaves behind, to cherish his memories,  his parents, Virginia and Samuel Henderson and Louis Jolley; his children: Madyson Jolley and Kamerin Mills: his companion: Angela Hollis and her children: Angelica and Allison Hollis; his sisters and brothers: Gwen Watford (Joseph) of Graceville, FL, Bobby Deriso (Edith) of Cocoa, FL  Tracy Martin (Liz) of Parrish, FL, Sam Henderson (Kara) of Kansas City, MO, LeManuel  Allen (Rachel) of Fayetteville, AR, and Thera Allen (Thomas) of Titusville, FL; maternal siblings: LaKiesta Collier Childs (Germaine) of Orlando, FL, Dominique  Alderman of Orlando, FL and Dauntaye Alderman of Cocoa, FL; paternal siblings: Shieva Jolly of Orlando, FL, Cedric Bouey of Altamonte Springs, FL, Empress Smith (Jadon) of Orlando, FL, Monica Murray of Orlando, FL, LaKeisha Greenwood (Jaques) of Minneapolis, MN and Ashanti Jolly currently stationed in TX; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

It brings his family great comfort knowing that just before his transition, he personally requested the Chaplain visit his hospital bedside.  He acknowledged the fact that he needed to know the Lord on a more personal level and that day he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior.  May he forever rest in the Land of the Lord.

Visitation will be 3-7 PM, Friday, June 30, 2017 at Christian Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, FL.

A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, July 1, 2017, Mt. Calvary Holiness Church, 1320 Highway 2, Graceville, FL 32440 with Elder J. M. Bighem, pastor/teacher officiating under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, FL.

Daniel “Dan” Davis, Jr.

Mr. Daniel “Dan” Davis, Jr., 83, of Orange, NJ, formerly of Panama City, FL went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

He was born to the late Daniel Davis, Sr., and Dora Davis, Sr., on January 14, 1934.

The Davis family relocated to Panama City, FL from Baltimore, MD, in 1941. Receiving his education in the Bay County School system, Dan graduated from Rosenwald High School in the class of 1954. During his working years, Dan was employed by, Dr. Morrison Sr., (Bay County Health Department) and Captain Anderson’s Restaurant; there, he embraced his love for cooking and was proud to work alongside Alonzo Keys, Sr.

He also worked at Christian Memorial Funeral Home, where he teamed with the late Bishop Arthur Cutler, Sr.

A dedicated member of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church, he was involved with all choirs but his greatest love was the male chorus. Dan continued his love of singing for the Lord after he relocated to Orange, NJ and joined the Messiah Baptist Church along with their male chorus.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Dora; sisters, Dora Davis, Jr. and Mary E. Davis-Lee; nephew, Richard B. Davis and daughter, Marilyn Lee-Mitchell.

Dan leaves many family members to cherish his memories including: his wife, Rocell Davis of Orange, NJ; brother-in-law, Roy Humphrey of Orange, NJ; sons, Ray Davis (Peggy) of Panama City, FL and Eric Mitchell of Panama City, FL; daughters, Jeannette Clark (Gilbert) of Yeadon, PA, Helen Andrews (Bobbie) of East Orange, NJ, Anita Brown, Lynn Haven Florida and Dana Lynn Hughes (Charlie) of Alexandra, VA; other family members, his nephew, Arvester L. Davis of Panama City, FL; niece, Toni Lee Cummings of Panama City, FL as well as twenty grandchildren, forty-three great-grandchildren and many great nieces, great nephews, relatives and dear friends.

Funeral services will be 11 AM, Saturday, July 1, 2017, Saint John Missionary Baptist Church, 1021 N Cove Blvd, Panama City, Florida with the Reverend Delwynn Williams, pastor/teacher officiating.

He will be laid to rest in the Hillside Cemetery in Panama City, Florida under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, FL. Additional information can be obtained at

Melvin Clayden Henderson

Mr. Melvin Clayden Henderson, 57, of Jacob City, FL went home to be with the Lord on June 21, 2017 at the Bay Medical Center in Panama City, FL from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

 He is survived by his mother: Annie Lee Henderson of Jacob City, Florida; his children: Quentin Van Shaun Henderson (Andrea) of Tallahassee, FL and LaToya Aleshia Lowe (Melvin) of Richmond, Georgia; siblings: Eunice Faye Henderson of Jacob City, Florida, Kimberly Taylor (Sherman) of  Charlotte, North Carolina, Kayla Davis (Nathaniel) of Jacob City, Florida and Thomas Jerome Pittman, Panama City, Florida and Cynthia Barber of California; ten grandchildren;  numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Public visitation will be 2-7 PM, Friday, June 30, 2017 in the M. Sue and Rodney D. Pittman Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, FL.

Funeral services will be held 10 AM, Saturday, July 1, 2017, Second West Missionary Baptist Church, 4110 Herring Street, Marianna, FL.

He will be laid to rest in the Saint Mary Cemetery in Jacob City, FL under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, FL.

Donna Marie Spates

Donna Marie Spates was born January 4, 1964 in Donalsonville, Georgia to the late Willie Mae and Harold Earl Spates.

She was a member of Saint Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church of Malone, Florida.

Donna departed this life on June 21, 2017 in Marianna, Florida.

She is survived by her daughters: Shanese Spates and Lizzie Spates Newton (Curtis) all of Malone, FL; companion: Willie James Mount; siblings: Earl Spates of Malone, FL, Harold Spates, Jr. (Zinda Bailey Spates) of Bascom, FL, Morris Lee Spates (Starla Butler Spates) of Dothan, Alabama, Veronica Spates of Malone and Carol Lee Dickens (Joe) of Cottondale, FL; two grandchildren: Curtis Lee Newton, Jr. and Bryce Marie Newton; special niece: Satoya Spates; niece and nephews: August Spates, Morris Spates and LaQuinta Dixon; other relatives and friends.

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