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Vivian Smith

Vivian Smith was born March 22, 1961 to the late Minnie Lee Smith and Frank Smith in Washington County Florida. Being reared in a Christian home by her grandmother, Flora Lucas, Vivian accepted Christ at a early age. At 12:17 pm at North West Florida Community Hospital, the Lord called Vivian home. 

She leaves behind 7 children: Davitt Miranda of Spring Hill Florida, Nakisha Merriel of Chipley Florida, Michelle Merriel of Marianna Florida, Marcus Merriel of Chipley Florida, Stephanie Merriel of Chipley Florida, Donna Smith of Chipley Florida, and Misty Merriel of Chipley Florida.  She Also leaves behind 1 sister Phenix “Tina” Dixon, the father of her children Robert Merriel, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Vivian is now resting peacefully with her parents, brothers Dennis Lampley, Arnold Lampley, and Charles Lampley. Sisters Phebe May, and Mary Frances Smith.

She was truly a lovely soul who had a heart of gold and was always willing to help anyone in need. She had an over abundant amount of love for her family particularly her children and grandchildren and loved cooking.

A Celebration of Vivian’s Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, June 8, 2019 from the sanctuary of the Yes Lord Deliverance Ministries, Inc. of Chipley, Florida with pastor, Apostle David Woods, & Rev. Alfred Bellamy, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the Orange Hill Cemetery of Chipley, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. 

Public Viewing will begin on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 10 AM – 9 PM at Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida.  The remains will lie in repose at the church 1hr prior to services on Saturday.  Family and Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com. 

Laverne Jean Jackson

Laverne Jean Jackson, of Ponce de Leon, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on May 29, 2019 in the St. Vincent’s Hospital of Birmingham, Alabama.  She was 83 years old and of the Red Bay Community. 

Laverne was born on November 15, 1935 to the late Roosevelt & Sarah Wilkerson Hogans in Walton County, Florida.  Being raised in a Christian home, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and became a devoted and faithful member of the Red Bay Church of Christ in Ponce de Leon, Florida.  Her pride and joy was her children, who she raised with love, and instilling in them the tools necessary to be successful adults.  Laverne will always be remembered as a loving mother, blessed grandmother, devoted sister, beloved aunt, cousin& friend.

She leaves to cherish her memories her two (2) daughters: Wenonah Jackson of Columbus, Georgia, and Marcia Campbell of Ponce de Leon, Florida; four (4) sons: Mitzi  Jackson (Natasha Clark) of Birmingham, Alabama, Karlos (Twyla) Jackson of Jacksonville, Florida, Demetrius Jackson (Dr. Miranda Edwards) of Columbus, Georgia, and Myrick Anderson (Leah) of Katy, Texas; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sister: Dreena (Elliott) Reed of Panama City, Florida; niece: Dr. Alysha Reed of Conroy, Texas; two (2) nephews: Donovan (Tymon) Reed of Riverview, Florida, and Byron (Maria) Reed of Canton, Ohio; along with a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. 

A Celebration of Laverne’s Life will be held 3 PM CST, Saturday, June 8, 2019 from the sanctuary of the College Avenue Church of Christ in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Committal Service will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery of Ponce de Leon, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.  

The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 6-8 PM CST in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of Chipley, Florida.  The remains will lie in repose at the church on Saturday.  Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com. 

Millie Mae Nelson Holmes

Mrs. Millie Mae Nelson Holmes, of Caryville, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on May 18, 2019 in the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital of Tallahassee, Florida.  She was was 63 years old. 

Millie was born on March 18, 1956 and was the second of five children. She was lovingly nurtured by her family – Mother Eunice L. Broxton Phillips, Stepfather Luie Ervin (John) Phillips, Grandfather King Broxton, Grandmother Millie Mae Broxton, Aunt Grace Lutley and Uncle George (Buck) Lutley – their guidance contributing to her growth. She accepted Christ as her person Savior at an early age and grew up in the St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church of Caryville, Florida. Millie moved to Detroit with her husband John and while in Detroit, Millie’s love for children lead her to become a childcare provider while rearing her own. When they were all in school, Millie decided to join the workforce again and began work at the Detroit Convention Center. She worked diligently and was loved by her co-workers. She eventually decided to get closer to her children and moved to the Detroit school system where she retired as a School Service Assistant. Throughout her life, Millie had many interests and hobbies.  She loved to grow things – plants, flowers and vegetables. She was well known for her beautiful healthy plants all over her home and yard. She also loved to do landscaping and developed this into a business. Millie also shared her mother’s love of fishing and spent many happy moments fishing with John. Later in life Millie found the passion for crocheting and made beautiful blankets, hats, scarfs and afghans for family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband: John Holmes, Sr., of Caryville, Florida; two daughters: Carla Holmes and Charmaine Holmes; son: John Holmes, Jr., all of Detroit, Michigan; two grandsons: Jonathan Holmes and King Toney; siblings: Carol Bellamy (Charles Jr.) of Lynn Haven, Florida, Gregory Nelson (Deborah) of Melbourne, Florida, Dayatra Brown (Clarence Jr.) of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Elvira Luncheon (Neil) of Ellenwood, Georgia; two step-brothers:  Morris Davis (Linda) of Tampa, Florida and Christopher Works of Caryville, Florida; Mother-in-law Bessie Graham, DeFuniak Springs, Florida; sisters-in-law: Pearl Shipman (Willie) of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, Lucille Campbell (Reginald) of Pensacola, Florida, Stephanie Hawkins of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and Cheryl Williams (Sam) of Crestview, Florida; brothers-in-law:  Don Holmes of Tallahassee, Florida, Tim Holmes of Orlando, Florida, Edward Graham (Angela) of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, Donald Graham of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, Alonzo Holmes of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and Kelly Graham of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

A Celebration of Millie’s Life will be held 1 PM CST, Saturday, May 25, 2019 from the sanctuary of the St. Mary A.M.E. Church of Caryville, Florida with Rev. Dr. Rufus Woods, Min Dewayne Broxton, Elder Wade Brown and Rev. Jerome Williams, officiating.  Committal will follow in the church cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. 

Public Viewing will be held from 12 Noon – 9 PM CST @ Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida.  The remains will lie in repose 1hr. prior to services at the church.  Family and friends may express their condolences online at www.cooperfhchipley.com.

Jenet Campbell Blount

Mrs. Jenet Campbell Blount, of Orlando, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on May 17, 2019 in the Health Central Hospital of Orlando, Florida.  She was 64 years old and a native of Chipley, Florida. 

Jenet was born on September 25, 1954 to the late James & Mary Louise Campbell in Chipley, Florida.  Being raised in a Christian home, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was a member of the Balls Temple First Born Church of Orlando, Florida.  Jenet’s passion was teaching and she loved her job teaching in the Orange County Public School System, where she retired from.

Jenet was united in Holy Matrimony to Robert Leroy Blount, Jr., who preceded her in death.  

She leaves to cherish her memories four sons: Korey J. Blount, Torrey T. Blount, and Jamie T. (Joeann) Blount, all of Orlando, Florida, and Willie Taylor of Charlotte, North Carolina; daughter: Ashee B. Powell of Orlando, Florida; eight grandchildren; two sisters: Geraldine (Harry) Tolbert and Vicki Campbell, both of Chipley, Florida; six brothers: Melvin (Mary) Bascom, Thomas Jerome (Hattie) Campbell, Chester (Mary) Campbell, Mack (Carla) Campbell, all of Chipley, Florida, Lonnie (Regina) Campbell of Douglas, Georgia and Terrance Bascom of Clearwater, Florida;  two god-daughters: Mickie Billings and Shay Tamengo; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

A Celebration of Jenet’s Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, May 25, 2019 from the sanctuary of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church of Chipley, Florida with pastor, Rev. Tony Davis, & Elder Gary Cohen, Sr., and Elder Floyd Harper, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the Northside Cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. 

Public Viewing will be held Friday, May 24, 2019 from 12 Noon – 9 PM @ Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida.  The remains will lie in repose 1hr. prior to services at the church on Saturday.  Family and friends may express their condolences online at www.cooperchchipley.com.

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