Obituaries for Wed., March 30, 2016
Addie Nelson was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on March 19, 1960, to Mary and Eddie McKibben. She later moved to Atmore, where she married the late Charles Nelson. She was a member of second Mt. Triumph.
Addie gained her wings at the age of 56 on March 20, 2016, at 5:33 p.m., at Mobile Infirmary in Mobile. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mary and Eddie McKibben; and a brother, Jamie Lewis.
She leaves to cherish her memories and legacy four daughters, Mary (Gregory) Thames of Bay Minette, Margaret (Marvin) Nelson of Spanish Fort, Marie (Anthony) Brown of Bay Minette and Charnele (Kenny) Nelson of Atmore; one brother, Jessie (Ardis) Carmichael of Buffalo; two devoted nieces, Ann (Kelvin) Owens of Atmore and (Maitai Lawrence) Ison of Atmore; four nephews, Anthony (Vonette) McKibben of Buffalo, James Ponzo of Atmore, Jamie Lewis Jr. of Buffalo and Eric Lewis of Buffalo; nine grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family was held Tues., March 29, 2016, from the chapel of Mayberry Funeral Home. Services will be held today, Wed., March 30, from Holy community Church in Atmore at 2 p.m. with Bishop Charles Johnson of New Jerusalem Holiness Church of Bay Minette, eulogist, and Apostle Jimmie C. Wilson, host pastor. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery with Mayberry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Darlene Lett, 48, of Century, Fla., fell asleep in the arms of Jesus on Mon., March 21, 2016, at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola.
A native of Century, Lett worked in the healthcare field and was a 1986 graduate of Century High School. She was an avid Los Angeles Lakers fan. She also enjoyed cooking. She was a member of Damascus Baptist Church in Flomaton. Her dream car was a Lamborghini.
Those whom she joins in Heaven are her father, Bernel Lett, Sr.; a brother, Bernel Lett, Jr.; her grandparent; and nephew.
Those left to cherish her legacy and life are her three sons, Dusean Phifer, Terrance Phifer and Kartrez Lett, all of Century; her mother, Doshia Lett of Century; four sisters, Brenda and Melissa Lett, both of Century, Rena Davison of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Edna Grice of Pensacola, Fla.; three brothers, Sam Davison of Okeechobee, Fla., Lorenzo Davison of Ft. Lauderdale and Alfreco Lett of Century; and three grandsons.
Celebration of Life service will be Sat., April 2, 2016, at 1 p.m. from Damascus Baptist Church in Flomaton with the Rev. Henry Hawkins, pastor, officiating. Inhumation will be in Century Cemetery with Turner Funeral Chapel LLC directing.
Frances E. Black
Frances E. Black, 87, of Canoe, passed away on Sun., March 20, 2016, in Pensacola, Fla.
She was a homemaker, born on April 30, 1928, in Canoe to the late Emmett Luther and Janie Lee McNeill Mixon Sr. She was a member of the Canoe United Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William Black; her brothers, Emmett L. Mixon Jr.,
Charles R. Mixon and William R. Mixon.
She is survived by a daughter, Wanda (Randy) Clark of Canoe; a granddaughter,
Daphne Clark of Canoe; and one great-grandchild, Braiden Peebles.
Graveside services were held March 23, 2016, in Canoe Methodist Cemetery with Bro. Larry Renfore serving as officiant. Interment followed in Canoe Methodist Cemetery.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.
James “C. Jimmy” Johnson Jr.
Mr. James “C. Jimmy” Johnson Jr., 67, passed away on Tues., March 22, 2016, in Flomaton.
He was a native of Fort Bragg, N.C., former resident of Jay, Fla. and resided in Flomaton most of his life. He was a Gideon, retired from Exxon with 25 years of service, was a mechanic at Stokes Small Engine, worked with Johnson Brothers Pumping and was a member of the Moyeville Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a baby sister, Marilyn Denise Johnson; and a brother, Wayne D. Johnson.
He is survived by his parents, the Rev. James “Jim” and Lecia Johnson of Flomaton; wife, Susan Dianne Johnson of Flomaton; three sons, Matt Johnson of Flomaton, Marc (Lynne) Johnson of Riverside and Luke (Renee) Johnson of Brewton; one daughter, Marilyn Johnson (Chuck) Day of Flomaton; one brother, Glenn (Charlotte) Johnson of Flomaton; one sister, Deborah (Joe) Golden of Flomaton; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Fri., March 25, 2016, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Carnley serving as officiant.
Burial followed at the Moyeville Cemetery.
Visitation was held Thurs., March 24, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Isaiah Day, Cody Johnson, Joshua Day, Chandler Johnson, Buddy Morris and Lamar Byrd.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC of Atmore was in charge of all arrangements.
Jillianne Faith Klinger
Jillianne Faith Klinger, 31, of Atmore, passed away on Wed., March 23, 2016, in Mobile.
She was employed by the post office as a mail carrier, born in West Chester, Pa., on Nov. 6, 1984, to Stephen C. Klinger and Theresa E. Morris.
She was a past member of Grace Fellowship as well as enjoyed attending services at various church’s in the area.
She is survived by a daughter, Alanjha Kayleen Boswell of Atmore; her mother,
Theresa Morris Scott of Atmore; her father, Stephen (Danna) Klinger of Nokomis; siblings, Jennifer Klinger of Colorado Springs, Co., James Klinger of Elmore, Joel (Erica) Klinger of Atmore, Sarah Klinger of Clanton and Christian Scott of Athens, Ga.; aunts and uncles, Dottie Morris of Lawrenceville, Ga., Cindy (Dan) Brasher of Athens, Ga., Melodie (Larry) Paulsen of Rapid City, S.D., Roy (Virginia) Klinger of Gardners, Pa., Laurie Chmielewski of Baltimore, Md. and Lucy Klinger of Carlie, Pa.; and a great aunt, Eloise Long.
A celebration of life was held Sat., March 26,2016 from the Grace Fellowship Church with Pastor Gene King and Pastor Glenn Weber officiating.
Family received friends Fri., March 25, 2016, at the Graces Fellowship Church.
Johnson-Quimby funeral Home INC was in charge of all arrangements.
Kaleb Kameron Wilson
Kaleb Kameron Wilson passed away on March 24, 2016, at University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He is the infant son of Pastor Kelvin and Sherwanda Maye Wilson of Mobile. Grandparents are the Rev. Dr. Clyde (Brenda) Maye Jr. of Mobile and Dea Willie (Neomia) Campbell of Mobile. He has three sisters, Schylar Wilson, Mikhaila Wilson, Kaliyah Wilson, all of Mobile; and one brother, Kelvin Wilson Jr.
Funeral services will be Sat., April 2, 2016, at 11 a.m. from Liberty Missionary Baptist Church located at 1761 MLK Drive in Mobile with eulogist by his father, Pastor Kelvin Wilson Sr. and the Rev. Clyde Maye Jr., pastor. Interment will be held in Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Theodore with Mayberry Funeral Home presiding.
Mary Elizabeth Davis Edwards
Mary Elizabeth Davis Edwards, 66, of Longville, La., died at 8 p.m. on Tues., March 22, 2016, in her residence.
Edwards was born on Aug. 3, 1949, in Atmore. She was a 1968 graduate of Escambia County High School, graduated from Troy State University with a bachelor’s degree and later from McNeese State University with her degree in early childhood education. She served her country in the U.S. Army from 1976-1980. Edwards lived in Germany and Pennsylvania for a number of years before moving to Longville, La. in 1993, where she resided until January when she moved to Moss Bluff. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She enjoyed collecting knick knacks, loved her family and grandchildren dearly, and also her dog, Rascal. She was a God fearing woman who was full of love and always gave advice to those she loved.
Edwards is survived by her husband of 36 years, Charles Francis Edwards; daughter, Annisha Hunt; and husband, Charles Edward Hunt of Monroe, La.; son, John Ernest Edwards of Cleburne, Texas; mother, Elsie Gerald; and husband, Pete of Atmore; brothers, Carvin Thomas Davis, Jr. of Birmingham and John Davis of Robertsdale; sister, Elsie Tillery and husband, Buddy of Foley; and her grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Connor and Jordan Hunt.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carvin Thomas Davis Sr.
Her funeral services were held on Mon., March 28, 2016, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Charles, La. Deacon Leo Hebert officiated. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Monday.
Graveside services will be held in Mothershed Cemetery in Atmore today, Wed., March 30, 2016, at 1 p.m. Visitation will today from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in Atmore.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Verle Schneider
Raymond Verle Schneider, 92, of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away on Tues., March 22, 2016, in Pensacola, Fla. He was born in Ithaca, Mich., to the late Edward and Ada (Bates) Schneider. He moved to Walnut Hill in 1946 to farm. He was a member of the Walnut Hill Mennonite Church.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; son, Kale Schneider; and four brothers and three sisters.
Survivors are his son, Royce (Marilyn) Schneider of Walnut Hill; four daughters, Sally (Robert) Toews, of Kingsville, Ontario, Polly (Lyle) Wiebe, of Kirkton, Ontario, and Rose (Carlos) Koehnand and Susan Schneider, both of Walnut Hill; daughter-in-law, Donna Schneider of Bratt, Fla.; one brother, Edward (Gerry) Schneider; one sister Nadine Unruh of Stapleton, Ga.; 22 grandchildren; and 54 great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Sat., March 26, from the Walnut Hill Mennonite Church with Rev. Mike Koehn serving as officiant. Interment followed in Walnut Hill Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends Fri., March 25, at the Walnut Hill Mennonite Church.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Inc. was is in charge of all arrangements.