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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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Gladys Abbitts

Mrs. Gladys Abbitts, age 99, a resident of Graceville, FL went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Signature Healthcare of North Florida, Graceville with her family at her bedside. 

She was the widow of the late Reverend George Abbitts.

Sister Abbitts loved the Lord. She was an active member of New Easter Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully in several auxiliaries, including the Adult Choir, the Mother Board, Pastor Aide Ministry, Kitchen/Hospitality Ministry amongst other ministries in her church, community and the Second West Missionary Baptist Church.

Sister Abbitts loved spending time with her family and creating many memories where there was much laughing, cooking, and enjoying each other’s company. She always expressed the importance of having a relationship with Jesus, and she shared that with them throughout their lives. She had a loving spirit, was kind to everyone, always had a smile on her face, and an encouraging word to whomever she encountered. She was faithful in her daily devotion, and enjoyed praying for those in need of prayer. She will definitely be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Although we are saddened by her passing, we rejoice in knowing that she’s’ in a land “where she’ll never grow old.”

Many will always be cherish and remember Sister Abbitts including her caretaker and family, Lola Roberts of Graceville, FL; numerous other family, church family and friends.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 16, 2018, 4-7 PM, in the M. Sue and Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, FL.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 17, 2018, 11 AM, in the New Easter Missionary Baptist Church, Graceville, FL with the Pastor/Teacher Earnest Parker, Jr., officiating.

Sister Abbitts will be laid to rest beside her husband, Reverend George Abbitts, in the Graceville Community Cemetery under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.

Cleveland Bailey, Sr.

Deacon Cleveland Bailey, Sr., affectionately known as “Rockjaw” departed his life on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 3:30 am. God dispatched His Heavenly angels to take His servant home, whispering, “well done My good and faithful servant”.

Deacon Bailey was born on Tuesday, April 26, 1927 in Jackson County, Florida to the late Equillar Brown Bailey and the late Abraham Pittman. At an very early age he and his mother moved to Port St. Joe, where he was reared by the late Jeff Bailey.

He was converted at an early age, he joined New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church where he served as Sr. Deacon until his health declined.

“Rockjaw” was known as a “jack of all trades”. After completing an eight hour shift at the Saint Joe Paper Company where he retired in 1992, he could often be found remodeling homes or providing plumbing services throughout the North Port St. Joe community. He taught those skills, not only to his sons, but to other young men throughout the community. Circumstances forbade his acquisition of a formal education, but God’s grace provided him with an innate intellect surpassed by none. He, his late uncles, Crawford and Jay Bailey, along with Pastor McCray worked diligently adding to and remodeling New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

Deacon Bailey was active in his community. He was a member of the St. Joseph Masonic Lodge #99. He served as Worthy Patron with the Order of Eastern Star. In addition, he worked with several local gospel quartet groups. “Rockjaw” was also founder of “Big Rock” male softball team.

Cleveland Bailey, Sr., was preceded in death by his loving mother and fathers; along with several of his children.

He left to mourn his passing a devoted and loving wife of seventy-two (72) years, Dorothy Russ Bailey; sons: Cleveland Jr. (Tonya) of Clearwater, Florida, the Reverend Carle (Victoria) of Jacob City, Florida, Leonard “Raye” (Jennifer) of Port St. Joe, Florida, Richard of Jacob City, Florida and Quamaine of Port St. Joe, Florida; daughters: Era of Jacob City, Florida, Bertha (Michael) of Port St. Joe, Florida, Brenda of Port St. Joe, Florida and Florence (Keith) of Atlanta, Georgia; siblings: Willie James Pittman, Sr. (Mildred) and Joe Pittman (Evelyn) and Lena Malone all of Jacob City, Florida and Anna Tanner of Ocala, Florida; sisters-in-law: Lorene and Lois Pittman both of Jacob City, Florida; thirty-one grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Public viewing for Deacon Bailey will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 4-5 PM (CST) at the funeral home.

On Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 4-5 PM (EST) at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Port St. Joe, FL.

Robert Earl Reynolds, Sr.

Robert Earl Reynolds, Sr., was born November 7,  1946 in Graceville, Florida to Katie Maude Reynolds Gordon and the late Woodrow Watson. 

He departed this life on September 6, 2018 in Jackson, Georgia. 

Robert graduated in 1965 from Phyllis Wheatley High School in Apopka, Florida.

Robert was preceded in death by his loving grandparents: Willie C. and Ressie L. Reynolds and his step-father, Julius B. Gordon, Sr.

Robert  leaves to cherish his memories: his mother, Katie Maude Gordon of Orlando, Florida;  one son: Robert Earl Reynolds, Jr. of  Colorado Springs, Colorado and one stepson: Angelo Thomas of Orlando, Florida; four sisters: Joann Latson and husband Lewis of Orlando, Florida, Edith C. Chapman and Helen C. Gordon both of Eatonville, Florida and Laurene D. Gordon of  Fern Park Florida; three brothers: Jeffery D. Gordon of Casselberry, Florida, Julius  B. Gordon, Jr. and wife Sandra of Apopka, Florida and Miguel E. Gordon and wife Shirley of Orlando, Florida; three granddaughters: Celena Freeman of Tacoma Washington, Jasmine Freeman and Mikaylah Reynolds both of Vancouver, Washington; one great grandson: Jayden Freeman of Tacoma, Washington; several nieces, nephews and other sorrowing relatives.       

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11 AM, in the New Easter Missionary Baptist Church, Graceville, FL with the Pastor/Teacher Earnest Parker, Jr., officiating.

Robert will be laid to rest in the Graceville Community Cemetery under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.

Romel Cody

Mr. Romel Cody, 62, of  Cottonwood, Alabama went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 21, 2018 in the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in  Dothan.

He was born July 12, 1956 to the late Connie B. and Jessie Pearl Taylor Cody.

He accepted Christ into his life and was a member Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Romel served his country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. He went on to gain employment with Perdue-Wayne Farms for many years.

Romel was a person who never met a stranger. He had a giving and forgiving heart, who helped anyone in need.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Cody; children: Tiffany Brown, Shunta Brown (LaToya), Demetris Brown and Chase Brown (Melissa); he is also survived by his sisters, brothers, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 3 PM, Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Cottonwood, AL with Reverend Thomas Dawsey, Pastor/Teacher and the Reverend James Cody, eulogist.

Romel was laid to rest in the Church Cemetery, with full military honors, under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville.

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