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Funerals/Card Of Thanks
A Graveside Service for Mr. Roscelle Gudes, Jr. will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 11 a. m. at Rest Haven Memo- rial Park Cemetery, 4615 E. Hanna Ave., Tampa, FL 33610. (Bring a chair if you can’t stand long).
Roscelle was a loving, giving, kind-hearted husband, father, uncle, granddad and friend. He had a big heart that would help those who were in need. He loved to drive trucks, work on cars, tell jokes, make people laugh and hang out with friends at McDon- ald’s. Roscelle will be greatly missed and will never be forgot- ten.
Mr. Roscelle Gudes, Jr., was born in Blakely, GA on September 11, 1948 to the late Willie Pearl Gudes and Roscelle Gudes, Sr.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Willie Pearl and Roscelle Gudes, Sr.; his sister, Shirley Austin (Larry); and brother, Henry (Happy) Mallard.
He leaves to mourn his pass- ing and cherish precious memo- ries: a loving wife, Barbara Gudes; children, Orlando Gudes, Robert Gudes (Debbie), Marilyn Gudes-Smith (Marion), Deidre Gudes Brown (Timothy), and Ronell Gudes (Venita); siblings, Odell Gudes (Carrie), Annie Sim- mons (Lewis), Marcellus Gudes, Martha Gudes, Eddie Pearl Gudes and Willie Gudes; grandchildren, Devaughta, T’kela, Mario, Quin- tara, Brittany, Andrew, Raniyah, Darius, Nicole, Kai’lee, and Janae; goddaughters, Alexis Nel- son and Pamela Williams-Jones (Johnny); 14 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other sorrowing relatives and friends.
The visitation will be held at Light of the World Church, 4701 E. 15th St., Tampa, FL 33610 on Friday, February 19th from 5 p. m. to 8 p. m. Family and friends are asked to meet at the graveside on Saturday, February 20th at 10:45 a. m. for the service. Serv- ices will follow the CDC Guide- lines.
Gudes Funeral Home “A Temple of Service”
A Homegoing service for Mrs. Cassandra Marie “Sandy” Powell will be held on Saturday, February 20th, 2021 at 11 a. m. at Exciting Faith Alive Church, 5705 E. 32nd Avenue, Tampa, Florida, Pastor Antonio Hawkins, with Pastor Robert Powell, Officiating. Inter- ment will follow in Rest Haven Me- morial Park Cemetery, 4615 E. Hanna Avenue, Tampa, Florida.
Mrs. Cassandra Marie “Sandy” Powell was born on February 21, 1960, in Tampa, FL to the late Robert and Esther Morgan. She at- tended school in the Hillsborough County system, graduating from East Bay High School, Class of 1978.
In 1976, Sandy married SP/4 Anthony Powell, Sr., and to that union, two children were born. She had a vivacious soul, loved to sing and dance, and had a smile that would light up any room. Her spirit was contagious and she could put a smile on anyone’s face.
“Sandy” was smart and tal- ented. This was evident when she landed child acting roles in the films: Smokey the Bear and Romper Room. She also worked as a Dental Assistant in Tampa, FL and Heilbronn, Germany, where she and her late husband were sta- tioned while he served in the United States Army.
“Sandy” was a selfless person giving her last and ensured her
family and friends would have ever- lasting memories of her. She fought a long battle with her sickness, but she still continued to support her family until her health would not allow her to do so. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that she had touched throughout her life. Sandy departed this earthly realm and entered into eternal rest on February 11, 2021.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Specialist Anthony Powell, Sr.; parents, Robert and Es- ther; and great grandson, Ri’Meir Watson and father-in-law, Robert Powell, Sr.
Sandy leaves her cherished memories with: daughter, Eureka Davis (Willie); son, Anthony Powell, Jr., (Lashaunda); grandchildren, Quantasia Watson (Ricardo), Alize James (Dontray), Nikeita Powell, Anthony Powell, Anashia Powell, Rochelle Hall, Angel Stokes, Joshua Powell, Destiny Woods, Serena El- ston, Tavares Jones, Shakeem Davis, Carmelo Davis, Joshua Davis, Talisia Davis, and Jordan Davis; great grandchildren, Ri’Cara, Jalia, Ri’Myiah, Malia, Malani, Jamelvin, Arianna, Isis, Alan and Ayden; sis- ters, Ouida Baldwin (Walter) and Glory Anderson (Elijah); aunts, Julia May and Betty Jean; a host of nieces, including special niece, Kim- berly Jones; nephews; cousins; mother-in-law, Annie Lee Powell; brothers-in-law, Felix Powell, Sr., (Lisa), Robert Powell (Geraldine), Eddie Dee Powell (Patricia), Regi- nald Powell, Sr., (Tara); sister-in- law, Cheryl Banks (Teddy); godchildren, Chanel Williams, Zabrien (Cris), and Tonya Mann Walker (Q); special friends, Betty Joe, Veda, Phyllis, Diane, Gwen, Yalonda Britten, Nicole Lewis, Anita; and a host of other relatives and friends.
There will be a viewing on Fri- day, February 19, 2021, from 3-8 p. m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, Florida. Due to the current CDC restrictions, we are asking that you use the visitation as an opportunity to pay your final respects. For your convenience and safety, we have extended our visita- tion hours.
“A Wilson Service”
A Funeral Service will be held for Mr. William Robinson on Sun- day, February 21st, 2021, in Citra, Florida. Mr. William Robinson will be laid to rest at Willow Plant Cemetery in his hometown of Citra, Florida.
Mr. William Robinson was born on November 17th, 1942 to the late Harvey and Mittie Robin- son in Citra, Florida.
William received his educa- tion through the Marion County School System. William later moved to Tampa, Florida and met his longtime companion of more than 60 plus years the late Mary Robinson who preceded him in death.
William worked at the Gulf Tampa Marine for more than 50 plus years until he retired. In his spare time, he loved playing cards being a handyman/carpenter and hanging out with his friends until his health began to fail. He was loved by his many nieces and nephews who affectionately called him “Uncle Jr.”
Mr. William Robinson was called home to eternal rest on Feb- ruary 13th, 2021.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Harvey and Mittie Robinson; sister, Roberta Ran- dolph; brothers, Sam Robinson and Billy Robinson; stepdaughter, Virginia Jenkins and stepson, Calvin Robinson.
Those left to cherish memo- ries of him are: his children, Sylvester Jenkins (Elaine), Leroy Robinson (Betty), Jannie Smith (Shelton) and James Robinson (Marian); sisters, Arvana Turner and Arlene Robinson; brother, Obie Robinson and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, other rel- atives and special friends.
There will be a viewing on Fri- day, February 19th, 2021, from 3 – 8 p. m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, Florida. Due to the current CDC restrictions, we are asking that you use the visitation as an oppor- tunity to pay your final respects. The funeral service will be private.
For your convenience and safety, we have extended our visi- tation hours.
“A Wilson Service”
A private funeral service will be held for Mr. James “Spote” Mar- quez Young on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Ceme- tery.
Mr. James “Spote” Marquez Young was born on the evening of February 12, 1973, at 12:47 p.m., in Tampa, Florida. He was the first child born to Rose C. Hadley and Rufus J. Young.
At the age of 1-1⁄2, he was intro- duced and raised by his stepfather, Leslie Brooks, III, alongside his mother. At an early age he was bap- tized at New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Young gradu- ated from Hillsborough High School, Class of ‘91 and resided in Tampa his entire life.
He was known in the city as humble, good-hearted, loyal, one of the realist, a gentle giant, and most of all a loving father. Spote will for- ever be missed and never be forgot- ten of the legacy he leaves behind.
He was preceded in death by: 6 aunts, Doris, Viola, Beatrice, Jan- ice, RoseAnn, and Blanche; 4 un- cles, Thomas, George, II, George, III, and Wayne; 1 god aunt, Sara Wright.
He leaves to cherish the best memories of him with: 3 daughters, Chamaiya, Brooklyn and Jayla; 1 son, Stacy; 1 grandson, Keion Causey; 3 sisters, Ericka Gilchrist and husband Tim, Shamonya Young, and Clantha Brooks and fi- ance Dontavio; 7 brothers, Jerrell, Courney and wife Kayla, Keon, Ke- Juan, Jovaun, Jai Young and Leslie A. Brooks and wife Yvette; fiance, Yomirris Mesa, all of his pride, joy, his homies, and heirs to his throne.
He also leaves 4 aunts, Gloria Bradnox, Mary Ruth Marshall and husband Bob, Deborah Williams- Scott and husband Larry, and De- loris Hilliard; 2 uncles, Walter Young and Willie Brooks and wife Patricia; 2 great uncles, Albert and Edward Young; 6 nieces, 5 nephews, 1 god aunt, Vera James, 1 god sister, Jamika King. He will be missed by a host of cousins, rela- tives, and very close friends.
There will be a viewing on Fri- day, February 19, 2021, at Wilson Funeral Home from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Due to the current CDC restric- tions; we are asking that you use the visitation as an opportunity to pay your final respect. For your convenience and safety, we have ex- tended our visitation hours.
“A Wilson Service”
We honestly can’t say ‘thank you’ enough. Your condolences truly helped lift a deep burden off our shoulders. We are so appreciative.
Thank you for caring and it really made a difference to us in this diffi- cult time.
Special thanks to Rev. Dr. Florence Parra and the Ray Williams Staff. Respectfully, Luedester and Ronald.

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