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A Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Dorothy Jean Shipp “Dot” of Tampa, Florida, who passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, will be held on Saturday, February 27th, 10:00 at Aikens Funeral Home, Rev. W.D. Sims, officiating. The interment will be held in Rest Haven Memorial Park Ceme- tery.
Dorothy Jean Shipp was born September 5, 1934, in Woodbury, Georgia. She was a member of St. Matthew M.B. Church, and in the Deaconess Ministry and member of the choirs. She enjoyed bargain shopping, working with her hands, creating flower arrange- ments, traveling, cooking and interior decorating.
She was preceded in death by: her grandsons, Andre Cole- man and Ronnel Slaton and sons-in-law, Bobby Morrow and William Hardnett.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories with: her husband, John Shipp; children, Patricia W. Morrow, Diane Hardnett, Terry F. Slaton, Larry D. Slaton, Micheal A. Slaton, Tracey M. Shipp and Robert L. Shipp; grandchildren, Latwanda McGee (Shawn), Micheal Slaton, Antonio Davis, Sr., Tiffany Pan- nell (Kye), Ashley Hooks, Miguel Slaton, Shannon Hickman (Greg), Mikila Pannell, T’Sha Slaton, Patricia Slaton and Larry Slaton, Jr.; 21 great-grandchil- dren; mother, Eugenia Howard; brother, James Brooks; sister, Evelyn Crouch; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; brothers- in-law, Robert Shipp, Irvin Shipp and Pastor Ronnie Shipp (Lena).
The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, February 26th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the chapel on Saturday for the service. We are following the CDC guidelines.
A Homegoming Service for Mrs. Ernestine Porter-Borders, who passed away Friday, Febru- ary 19, 2021, will be held on Sat- urday, February 27, 2021, at 11 a. m. The service will be held at First Baptist Institutional Church with Pastor Jimmie L. Downing, Sr., of New Jerusalem Baptist Church, officiating. The interment will be held at Seren- ity Gardens Cemetery located at 3350 Mall Hill Dr., Lakeland, FL 33810.
Mrs. Ernestine Porter-Bor- ders was born and raised in Tampa, FL, and relocated to Lakeland, FL in her later years.
She was a loving and kind soul. She enjoyed attending church functions, catering, sewing, and singing. During her leisure time she enjoyed social- izing with family and friends, reading, singing, and visiting thrift stores for fun. She retired from Maas Brothers Warehouse and the City of Tampa Water De- partment.
She was preceded in death by: her mother, Elease Robin- son; father, Raymond Green; daughter, Rosalyn Porter; and son, Larry Porter.
Mrs. Ernestine Porter-Bor- ders leaves to cherish memories with: husband, Robert Allen Borders; sons: Wayne Porter, Eugene Porter (Beverly) (SC), Craig Porter (Diane); daughters: Pamela Porter and Kimberly Hopson; grandchildren: Nina Young, Shina Jackson (Jason), Tameka McMillan (Willie), Ken- neth Jackson (VA), Parthenia Green, Kerria Porter, Siobhan Porter (VA), Andre Porter (SC), Endia Speights, Applonia Porter, Tiffany McDowell (Ange- los), Craig Porter, II (Faith), Kiara Porter, Kenya Telfaire, and Edward Wilson, III; broth- ers-in-law: Jimmie Borders (Laura), Willie Borders (Adel), Charles Borders (Veronica); sis- ters-in-law: Etha William (Jean), Lossie Gibson (Wilber), Joyce Harvey (John); step-chil- dren: Tony Borders (Deborah) (TX), James Sheals (Nale), Va- lynda Lockwood (GA), and Ale- sha Robinson (Tommy); she had 30 great-grandchildren and 26 step-great grandchildren.
The visitation will be held on Saturday, February 27, from 10 a. m. to 11 a. m. at First Baptist Institutional Church. The church family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service. We are following the CDC guidelines.
A Celebration of Life Service for Deacon Lonnie Stokes, 87, of Tampa, FL, who passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021, will be held on Saturday, February 27th, at 10 a. m., at The Center For Manifestation, 3102 E. Lake Ave., Elder Lonnie Jones, offici- ating. The interment will be held at Sunset Memory Gardens, 11005 North U. S. Highway 301.
Lonnie Stokes was born Oc- tober 30, 1933, in Gainesville, FL. He was a standing Deacon at Brown Memorial Church of God in Christ, under the late Bishop Matthew Williams.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories with: his wife, Annie Stokes; his daughters, Jacque- line Stokes, Judy Caldwell (Harold), and Patricia Dorn- quast; his sons, Lonnie Stokes, Jr., (Susan), Waldo Stokes (Geri), and George Howe (Patri- cia); and a loving brother, Robert Burris; as well as a host of cherished grands, great grands, great-great grands, nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, cousins, and loving family and friends whom he treasured dearly.
The visitation will be held from 5 – 8 p. m., on Friday, Feb- ruary 26, at Gonzalez Funeral Home, 7209 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33614. We are asking family and friends to please follow CDC Guidelines. Masks are required.
RUBY B. HART 2-23-1999
Each soul leaves a legacy of love...each memory a bridge to comfort and connect one heart to another forever.
Love always, daughter, Martha Thompson and grands.
Deacon Roosevelt Hill, of Tampa, FL, passed away Thurs- day, February 18, 2021. Funeral services will be conducted Satur- day, February 27 at 2:00 p.m. at Exciting Faith Alive Church, 5705 E. 32nd Avenue, Pastor Antonio Hawkins, officiating with Pastor Gregory Hill, Eulogist. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memo- rial Park.
Please follow the CDC Guide- lines. Masks are required.
Deacon Roosevelt Hill was a native of Silas, Alabama. He was educated in the public schools of Choctaw County, AL and last at- tended Shady Grove School. He was a resident, of Tampa, Florida for over 60 years.
Deacon Hill was a faithful and founding member of First John Missionary Baptist Church, where he proudly served as the Chair- man of the Deacon Board until his death. He retired as a laborer from Martin Marietta Asphalt Company after many years of ded- icated service.
He was preceded in death by: his loving wife, Thelma Hill; par- ents, George Hill and Mary Bend Hill; siblings, Mary Pearl Hill, Racheal Philon, Will Hill, West Hill, Homer Hill, John Hill, Allen Hill, Clinton Hill and Juri Hill; and four stepchildren.
He leaves to cherish his mem- ory: his loving children, Geraldine Hill, Roosevelt Hill, Jr., George Hill, Darrell Hill, Pastor Gregory Hill, Tawanda Hill, Yolanda Hill, Sheila Smith, Cynthia Berry, and Shawn Fraizer; a host of grand- children, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, other sor- rowing relatives, his church fam- ily and friends.
The remains will repose from 3 – 7 p.m. Friday, February 26 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606.
We are asking family and friends to please follow the CDC Guidelines. Masks are required. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners.
Mr. Gerald K. Bolton, of Tampa, passed away Tuesday, Feb- ruary 16, 2021. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Febru- ary 26 at 1 p.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue, with Reverend Emagene Mann, officiating.
Please follow the CDC Guide- lines. Masks are required.
Mr. Gerald K. Bolton, affec- tionately known as “Kevin” was a native of Tampa, Florida. He at- tended public schools in Hillsbor- ough County. He loved his family and to laugh. His favorite pastime was eating pickles, fried chicken and hot sauce and potato chips.
He was fondly known for say- ing, “Just give me a dollar.” He will forever be known for walking barefooted with a smile on his face and laughter in his heart. Most of all his family will always remem- ber his happy, joyful spirit even in his darkest days.
He was preceded in death by: his mother, Geraldine Ash-Kelley; two brothers, Anthony Washing- ton and Jerome Bolton, Sr.; ma- ternal grandparents, Solomon and Mary Alice Floyd; and paternal grandparents, Walter and Lucy Bolton.
He leaves to cherish his mem- ory: his father, James Bolton, Sr.; six brothers, Robert Kelley, Jr., Reginald Kelley, Rudolph Kelley, James Bolton, Jr., (Rhonda), Ceasar Bolton, Sr., Keith Jusimon, Sr., (Cynthia), and Mario (Da- lene); four sisters, Valerie Kelley- Herron, Margie Kelley-Morris (Chris), Karen Kelley-Black (Artis) and Emagene Mann; nephews, Robert Kelley, III, (Eldrena), Ro- drick Kelley, Davonte Kelley, Re- shae Kelley, Roy Herron, Anthony Herron, Frederick Harris, Jr., (Sheika), Franklin Harris, Alexan- der Harris (Jasmine), Victor Kel- ley, Rudolph Kelley, Jr., (Ebony), Ricardo Kelley, Lamar Kelley, James Bolton, lll, Terry Mann (Nickie), Julius Daniels IV, Ra’Shad Daniels, Sr., Antoine Col- bert, Sr., Sylvester Mann, Keith Jusimon, Jr., Elijah Jusimon, Jerome Bolton, Jr., and Dessen (DJ) Bolton; nieces, Robbin Kel- ley, Karen Kelley, Regina Kelley, Renetta Herron, Carla Herron, Joy Herron, Tquowanda Kelley, Taroon Kelley, Justine Kelley, Shantel Bolton, Terrisha Mann (Dennis), Saniya Bolton, Shakei- tha Jusimon, Jasmine Jusimon, Lauren Jusimon, Kiera Jusimon, Keisha Jusimon, Synia Riley, Jer- rica (Shay) Bolton and Amber Bolton; a host of great nephews and nieces, cousins; his closest friends, Reggie Rivers Rap, KayKay, Linda Donaldson and Darryl Mathis.
We are asking family and friends to please follow the CDC Guidelines. Masks are required. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners.

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