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A Homegoing Celebration for Mr. Marquis Thornton “Bo Gen- eral” of Tampa, Florida, who passed away on Saturday, Febru- ary 6, 2021, will be held Satur- day, February 20th, 2:00 p.m. at Exciting Faith Alive Church, 5705 E. 32nd Ave., Pastor Antonio Hawkins, officiating. The inter- ment will be held in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.
Marquis Thornton was born September 29, 1979, in Tampa, Florida. He loved working and baseball.
He leaves to cherish his pre- cious memories: with his chil- dren, Marquis Thornton, Jr., Marquis Thornton, Jr., “Gen Gen,” Markessia Thornton, Mar- quessia Thornton, MaKiyla Thornton, Marquis Thornton “Lil Bo,” Marcellus Thornton, Torrie Thornton and Milan Thornton; grandmother, Mary Teems; stepdad, Michael Capers, Sr.; parents, Gwendolyn Thorn- ton (Lorenzo Girven); brothers, Marvin Thornton Capers, Anto- nio Thornton and Michael Ca- pers Thornton; aunts, Louise Bennett, Lisa Jones, Janetta Jones and Patricia Teems; un- cles, Lester Jones, Jimmy Jones, Fredrick Williams and Ricky Jones; nieces, Mya Thornton and Harmony Thornton; nephews, Marvin Thornton, Jr., and Cin- cere Thornton; cousins, Selena Bennett, Roland Sims, Roger McKay, Linda Jones, Lamont Philion, Keila McKay (Vern), Brandy Smith, Demitruis Williams, Calvin Dumas, Lisa Jones, Devin Jones, Vanitha Jones, Laquita Proctor, Lester Jones and Nika Jones; special friends, Tamera Williams, Ida Mathis, Dip and Ronnie Dee; a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives.
The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, February 19th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service. We are following the CDC guidelines.
A Homegoing Celebration for Sister Creola T. Morgan, who passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021, will be held Saturday, February 20th, 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of College Hill, 3838 N. 29th Ave., with Pastor S. Evan Burrows, officiating.
There is limited seating for this service. The interment will be held in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Sister Morgan was born on July 14, 1927, in Kendricks, Florida. She was the ninth of eleven children born to Robert and Anna Thomas, all of which pre- ceded her in death. Sister Morgan was also preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Deacon Robert L. Morgan and her son, Thomas L. Morgan.
Sister Morgan was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of College Hill for more than 70 years. She served on many min- istries and committees including, the Deaconess Ministry, Senior Adult Choir, 12 Little Angels, Sun- day School Class, and Jolly Seniors Ministry. She loved her church family and they loved her. The 13th Chapter of first Corinthians was her favorite Bible reading.
She will be sorely missed by her loving family which includes, son, Lawrence Morgan; daughters, Evelyn Ransom, Deborah Wallace (Donald) and Diane English (Ronald); grandchildren, Edythe Ransom, Roger Ransom, Robert Morgan, II, Thomas Morgan, II, Archie Harrison, II, Trena Smith, Jaynean Langley, Brian Ransom, Tiffany Morgan, Corey George, Michael Mack, Derrick George, Iesha Morgan, Lorraine Morgan, Briyana Aiken and Diamante Mor- gan; her favorite nephews, Jimmy Lee Pew and C. Tyrone Taylor; a host of great grandchildren, great, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and her church family. Her Sisters in Christ are in abun- dance. Some of those relationships span over 50 years. They include, Sister Willie Mae Williams, Sister Evelyn Brookins, Sis. Almeeta (Baby Sister) Williams, Sister Hazel Matthews, Sister Jackie James and Sister Hazel Fields; Sis- ter Morgan formed close relation- ships and provided guidance to many others over the years.
Her daily hour-long conversa- tions with Cornelia Griffith and or Pearl James were not uncommon. As her interaction and communi- cation with younger women in- creased, she adopted many as her daughters, Carol Nelson-Taylor, Vicki Nickerson, Michel Samuels, Karen Mintor, Pat Pitt and Carol Brookins, just to name a few.
The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, February 19th from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. The invited family and friends are asked to meet at the church at 10:45 for the service. We are fol- lowing the CDC guidelines.
Mr. Adell Montgomery, Sr., age 82, passed away February 12th, 2021 at Seasons Hospice in Tampa, FL.
Mr. Montgomery was a member of Friendly Missionary Baptist Church in Tampa, FL and employed as a Truck Driver.
He was preceded in death by: his daughter, Sheila Mont- gomery.
Mr. Montgomery is survived by: his children, Adell Mont- gomery, Jr., Todd Montgomery, both of Tampa, FL, Trena Mont- gomery, Orlando, FL; siblings, Larry Montgomery (Vera), Jef- fery Montgomery, Janice Mont- gomery Ogwada (Richard), Gail Montgomery, all of Gainesville, FL; twenty-two grandchildren, and thirty-seven great grand- children.
Graveside Services for Mr. Montgomery will be held at 11 a. m., Saturday, February 20th, 2021 at Newnansville Cemetery, Alachua, FL, Apostle Teric Nat- tiel, Officiant.
Mr. Montgomery will repose in the Chestnut Memorial Chapel on Friday, February 19th, 2021from2p.m.until7p.m. and on Saturday at Graveside from 10 a. m. until the hour of service. Family and friends are asked to meet at Graveside at 10:30 a. m.
Social distancing and wear- ing facial masks are recom- mended by the CDC and the Alachua County Emergency Order, 2020-50. If you do not have a facial mask, one will be provided for you by a Member of Chestnut Funeral Home Staff
Arrangements entrusted to Chestnut Funeral Home, Inc., 18 N.W. 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL.
Mr. Irving Lee Ward of Tampa, Florida passed away on February 2, 2021. Funeral serv- ices will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1 p. m., at The Center For Manifestation, 3102 E. Lake Avenue, Tampa, FL 33610, with Reverend Bryant Fayson, Sr., officiating. Inter- ment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Please follow the CDC Guidelines. Mask Are Required.
Mr. Ward was born on Au- gust 6, 1941 to the late Israel and Aggie Ward in Wylam, Alabama. He was raised in Westfield Ala- bama and was educated in the Jefferson County School System in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Ward graduated from Westfield High School and continued his education at Tuskegee Institute, presently known as Tuskegee University where he graduated with a double major and earned his Bachelor and Master De- grees.
Mr. Ward relocated to Tampa, Florida, where he resided until his demise.
Mr. Ward was a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with the Health and Rehabilitative Services (HRS) for the State of Florida for over 33 years. He al- ways had a passion for cultivat- ing his community and giving back. He began his philanthropy efforts with the Tampa Jaycees and Big Brothers of Tampa, where he gave countless hours volunteering and helping in the community. He continued to vol- unteer throughout his life and had a special place in his heart for volunteering with youth. He began tutoring elementary school children, and enjoyed it so much, he assisted in the class- room full-time and worked with Kindergartners at Sheehy Ele- mentary School. Mr. Ward was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award for his amazing ef- fort and dedication in working
with these children.
He was a volunteer with the
We Care Team for Hands of Hope - Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation, Inc. and Bridges Over Troubled Waters Organi- zation, and an honorary mem- ber of McDonald Training Center Business Advisory Council for Employment for Disabled Individuals.
Mr. Ward was a faithful and dedicated member of Greater Mt. Carmel AME Church for many years. He was involved with SAM (Seniors Action Min- istry), The Male Chorus, Sons of Allen, Lay Organization and The Greater Mt. Carmel CDC, Board of Trustees, Lay Organi- zation.
Mr. Ward was preceded in death by: his son, Keith E. Ward (from the union of his previous wife, Mary Bryant Ward), Cyril Bellamy and Cheryl Bellamy- Scott; brothers, Morris and Connie Ward, and sister, Dollie Ayers.
Mr. Ward leaves a legacy of love and memories with: his wife, Ethel Louise Bellamy- Ward, his children, Irving Leslie of Lawrenceville, GA; daughters, Tiffany Ward Hill (Craig) of Decatur, GA; Cecelia” Cece” Mitchell of Tampa, FL; granddaughters, Kaylen, and Kierra Ward of Snellville, GA; Kiante’ Ward, Travia Anderson (David), ShaRonda Williams of Tampa, FL; grandsons, Cooper Hill of Decatur, GA; Edwin An- derson, Authur Young, Justin Carswell of Tampa, FL; one brother, Edward Ward, Sr. De- mopolis, AL; brothers-in-law, Leon Bellamy (Alessi) and Chester Harrelson (Carol) of Tampa, FL; first cousin, MaeDell Leonard of Birming- ham, AL; one godson, Ralph Davis of Tampa, FL; special and devoted friends, Reverend Dr. Shafter (Evalina) Scott, Rosalyn Mitchell, Harold Hall (Patricia), Chester White (Allison), Wilton Day (Shirley), John Paris of Tampa, FL; he also leaves be- hind a host of great grandchil- dren, Tampa, FL; nieces and nephews of Birmingham and Demopolis, AL; and extended family and friends. Mr. Ward genuinely loved his family and everyone that he came in con- tact with.
There will be no repast after the service.
The visitation will be held from 5-7 p. m. on February 19, 2021 at Harmon Funeral Home, 5002 N. 40th St., Tampa 33610. We are asking family and friends to please follow CDC Guidelines. Masks are required.
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