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Willie Earl Booker

Mr. Willie Earl Booker, 67, of Campbellton, Florida formerly of Graceville, FL went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at his residence.

He was a member of Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church in Jacob City, Florida. He serviced his country in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Tony Jr. and Turner Mae Reynolds Booker; and his grandparents, Willie C. and  Ressie Reynolds.

He is survived by his children: Felica Tucker (Roy) of Monroe, Georgia, Rodrick Booker of Dothan, Alabama and Scherrie Booker of Campbellton, Florida; sisters and brothers: Glory Jean Booker Reynolds of Orlando, Florida, Tommy L. Booker of Pensacola, Florida, John Booker (Mattie Pearl) of Campbellton, Florida, Reginald Booker (Doris) of Pensacola, Florida, Rosemary Blue (Elder Jerald Blue) of Morriston, Florida, Carolyn Booker of Williston, South Carolina, Ronnie Booker of Jarrett, Virginia, Elizabeth B. Lee of Pensacola, Florida, Charles Booker (Armeda) of Zellwood, Florida and Willie Knight of Zellwood, Florida; a grandchildren; one aunt: Katie M. Gordon of Orlando, Florida; several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A celebration of life will commence at 2 PM, Saturday, November 3, 2018 in the sanctuary of the Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church in Jacob City, FL with military honors.

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Franklin White, Sr.

Deacon Franklin White, Sr., of the Springfield Community, Marianna, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the Jackson Hospital in Marianna, FL.

Deacon White was born on November 14, 1938 to the late Matthew James, Sr. and Clotee Gray White in Jackson County, Florida.

He accepted Christ into his life and joined Springfield African Methodist Episcopal Church in Marianna, Florida in his youth.

In 1958, he moved to California where he met his soulmate, the former Emily R. Hall in 1959. They were joined in Holy Matrimony in 1960. Their union was blessed with four children.

Deacon White was an honest and hardworking man who loved to be of service to others. He provided for his family by working at Metal Craft Manufacturer in California. His work day began at 3 AM and continued until 11 PM at “The Station”, Frankie’s Stop & Save Gas Station and Minimart in Compton, California. He began working at “The Station” managing it which lead to him purchasing it. He was a proud owner, and took proud in the service and merchandise he provided to his community. He considered “The Station” a labor of love and a honest living. “The Station” became a family affair which included his daughters, a brother Donnie and his wife. “The Station” was a constance for him which brought him joy just thinking about it. 

In 1996, he and his wife moved back to Florida and he continued taking care of his life as a truck driver with Circle City Transport in Dothan, Alabama.

Deacon White had many hobbies included hosting the family bar-b-que, which he was considered “the king of bar-b-que”; walking his dogs: Wonder Boy and Thunder; golf- Tiger Woods, favorite golfer; playing poker for pennies; and enjoying Smooth Peanut Butter, by the spoonful and later with a toothpick.

He was a member of Saint Joseph Lodge #99, PHA Free and Accepted Masonry.

In 2010, Deacon White joined Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church. His services were in many ministries including serving as a faithful and devoted Deacon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Marianne Barner and Hillon Waddell.

Deacon White memories will remain in the hearts of his love ones: his wife, Emily R. White; his children: Terri Evans (Cornell), Trudie White Black (Wendell), Franklin White, Jr. and Leonard White; grandchildren: Stephanie, Brandie, Anita, LaDreanna and Kirby; fifteen great grandchildren; siblings: Cash White, Dee White, Matthew James White, Jr., Harlon White, Donnie White, Blondie Bellamy (William), Gloria White (Robert) and Shirley White; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 5-7 PM, Friday, November 2, 2018 in the M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, FL.

Funeral services will be 11AM, Saturday, November 3, 2018 in the sanctuary of Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church, Jacob City, Florida with the Reverend Obadiah White, pastor/teacher officiating.

Deacon White will be laid to rest in the Springfield AME Church Cemetery in Marianna, Florida under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.

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Wanda Pearl Laster Sanders

Mrs. Wanda Pearl Laster Sanders, 57, of McChapel Community, Marianna, FL to be with the Lord on October 18, 2018 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama. She has ran her earthly race.

She was born to the late Jessie Earl and Essie Mae Laster on May 6, 1961 in Jackson County, Florida. She was raised in Graceville, Florida.

Wanda was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, to everyone who knew her. She was the most loving, kind and supportive woman you could ever meet. In the time of need she was always there.

Basketball and tennis were her favorite sports to watch as well as the soap operas. On a good sunny day, you could catch her on a fish pond, catching fish every summer she looked forward to going out o town to spend time with her loved ones.

She leaves behind a devoted and loving family which included her husband, Henry L. Sanders; children: Chance A. Laster (JoAnna), Leanthony A. Laster, Sharina A. Jones, Breanna A Baxter (LaBrandis); grandchildren: Da’Marius Laster, Anaisia Jones, Za’Neyssia Laster, Hezekiah Jones, Preston Laster, Amiyah Laster, Braylon Laster, Aiden Laster, Mason Laster, Aliyah Baxter; siblings: Robert Laster, Jessie Laster (Marilyn), Johnny Laster (Doris), Chester Laster (Evella), Elease Dixon (Ernest), Frank Laster (Cynthia), Jerry Laster (Chrissy), Donna Hayes (Edward), Debra Myrick (Eddie) and Bernard Laster; a aunt, Mary L. Sorey; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, New Easter Missionary Baptist Church, Graceville, FL with Pastor/Teacher Earnest T. Parker, Jr., and Reverend George Jones officiating.

She will be laid to rest in the Graceville Community Cemetery under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, FL.

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