Obituaries for Wed., Oct. 10, 2018

Published 4:44 pm Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Carl Lee Johnson

Carl Lee Johnson, 62, of Atmore, son of Lucille B. Johnson and Paul L. Johnson, passed away on Sept. 28, 2018, in Jersey City, N.J. He was born on Aug. 20, 1956.

A memorial service will be held at Gaines Chapel AME Church this Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, at 1 p.m.

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Family and friends are invited to celebrate the late of the deceased.


Brendon Juana’e Jackson

Brendon Juana’e Jackson was born on March 6, 1995, to Natalie Jackson and James Dennis Brendon in Brewton.

He was a believer in Christ and one who kept the faith and trusted in God’s word. In the midst of his illness and trials, he remained strong and encouraged through the word as he exclaimed to others of his promise and of his healing power.

He walked his Christian journey with the right hand of fellowship with McCullough Christian Center under the leadership of Pastor Cornelius Phillips. Brendon was a proud 2013 graduate of Escambia County High School. In his leisure he ultimately enjoyed basketball (Golden State) and football (Auburn) and the pleasure of his peers, friends and most of all, his family.

Brendon exited from the earthly dwellings on Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, to encounter a home not built by man hands, but promised by God.

Upon laying down his cross and picking up his crown, he was preceded in transition by his great grandparents, Wilson and Geneva Williams; grandfather, Nathaniel Jackson; sister, Sayyidah Jenkins; and great-grandparents, Mary and Richard Jackson.

Brendon will forever be remembered and cherished by a loving and caring mother, Mrs. Natalie (Darrell) Coates; devoted brothers, Trae Thompson, Darion Jackson, Neiko Williams, Denard Stephens, Adaryl Eubanks, Darrell J. Coates, Marsell Stoudamire and T.J. McReynolds; sisters, Emerica Sinkfield, Piccola Hill, Keyyona McGough, Secoya “Toi” Jackson, Jaella Coates and Crystal Coates; grandmother, Margaret (Sam) Hudson of Atmore; great-grandparents; step-grandparents, Dwight and Annie Bettis of Foley; devoted aunts, Nicki Jackson, Paula Logan, Angela Russell, Pamela Thames and Jill Layton; a favorite uncle, Wilson “Tookie” Williams III; devoted family and friends, Dan York III and Robert Earl Thompson; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Wed., Oct.10, 2018, at McCullough Christian Center in Atmore. Public visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral hour. Cornelius Phillips, pastor and Apostle Tony McAroy, will preside. Inhumation will be held in the Pierce, Rabb and Montgomery cemetery in Atmore.

Pallbearers will be Brendon George, Imani Gray, Justin Smith, Todrick Dale, Detrez Jones, Addan Jackson and TyJustine Brown.

Flower bearers will be the Class of 2013 and friends.

Arrangements are being held by Christian Memorial Funeral Home.


Mary Frances Qualls Alverson

Mary Frances Qualls Alverson left this world on Oct. 4, 2018, at 8:25 p.m., and was born July 14, 1933. She was 85.

She began her married life as a military wife, being transferred to various bases. She was shipped out to Korea, and as a child, returned to Uriah. She then began her career with Vanity Fair.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William G. Alverson; parents, A.E. (Jack Qualls) and Stella (Greer) Qualls; and a brother Juby Qualls.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Joyce (Billy) Lambert of Atmore and Charles (Lenny) Alverson of Atmore; grandchildren, Dennis (Janet) Jarrell of Atmore, David Jarrell of Atlanta, Ga., Sherry (Terry) White of Atmore, Michael Alverson of Uriah, Jamie Alverson of Uriah and Ashley (Bryan) House of Excel; 16 great-grandchildren; special nieces and nephews, Cindy (John) Brown of Monroeville, Melissa Ezella of Daphne and Joey Qualls of Mobile; and numerous, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Memorial services will be at a later date.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC is in charge of all arrangements.


Mary Ann Riley

Mrs. Mary Ann Riley, 69, of Atmore, entered sweet rest with Jesus on Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope.

A native of Wilcox County, Ms. Riley was reared and grew up in Atmore. She was a graduate of Escambia County Training School in 1968 and had grown up a member of Second Mt. Triumph Baptist Church in Atmore. After graduating from high school, she began her work career at Vanity Fair Corporation, where she was employed for over 25 years.

Those whom she has been united with on the other side are her husband, Samuel Riley Sr.; her parents, Ben Edward and Sylvia Boykin Martin; her sisters, Martha Ann Martin and Alice Brown; her brothers, Walter Lee “Dank” Boykin, Roy Martin, and Albert Lee Haynes; her grandparents, Moses Boykin Sr. and Matilda McMillan; two grandsons, Samuel Riley II and Samuel Dewayne Riley; her father in law, Narvie Lee Riley; and mother in law, Rosa Mae Wallace.

Those left to cherish memories of her life are her daughter, Alisa Annette Riley of Century, Fla.; four sons, Samuel Riley Jr., Darrell (Sharon) Riley, Vernon Lee Riley, and Quentin Riley, all of Atmore; a brother, Geno (Linda) Martin of Atmore; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews, in laws, Bishop Dashwood (Nancy) Riley, Bobby (Mary) Riley, Michael (Annie) Riley, Nelson Riley, Jimmy Riley, Rosa (Waman) Davis, Carline (Ronnie) Smalls and friends.

A funeral service was held on Oct. 6, 2018, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church (Freemanville Community) with Bishop Dashwood Riley as eulogist and the Rev. Michael Wilson Sr. as host pastor. Inhumation was in Fairview Cemetery with Turner Funeral Chapel directing.


Fannie Lee Brown

Mrs. Fannie Lee Brown, 86, of Atmore (Nokomis Community) feel asleep in the Arms of Jesus on Tues., Oct. 2, 2018, at Atmore Community Hospital.

A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Brown had been a resident of Escambia County (Nokomis Community), for most of her life.

She was a homemaker who had attended school in Clarke County. She had a love for cooking, growing flowers and listening to gospel music. Mrs. Brown was a member of Mt. Shiloh Baptist Church (Nokomis) where she had worked on the Missionary Society.

Those whom she has joined in Eternal Rest are her husband, Homer Brown Jr.; her parents, Roosevelt Burrell and Martha Bradford Burrell; and her brothers, Joseph Burrell, David Burrell, Peter Burrell and Andrew Burrell.

Those left to embrace the beautiful memories of her life are her five daughters, Martha (Alfred) Ingram, Elizabeth Hazley and Shirley Brown, all of Atmore, Demetris (Robert) Fountain of Pensacola, Fla. and Chennelle Beacham of Montgomery; six sons, Willie Brown and Caleb (Linda) Brown, all of Moss Point, Miss., Roosevelt (Betty) Brown of White Hall, Az., Homer (Doritha) Brown III of Montgomery, Dewonzo Brown of Clark, Philippines, and Andre Brown of Lakewood, N.J.; three sisters, Channie Roberts, Mary Curry and Agnes Wilson, all of Atmore; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends.

A funeral service will be held this Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, at noon at Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Center with the Rev. Austin Kidd as eulogist and Bishop Darryl North as host pastor. Retirement of her remains will be in Mt. Shiloh Church Cemetery, (Nokomis Community). Public viewing will be held this Friday from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home and her remains will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the funeral service with Turner Funeral Chapel LLC directing.