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Cooper Funeral Home

Cooper Funeral Home

Rafael Antonio Monagas, Jr.

Rafael Antonio Monagas, Jr., of Chipley, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on March 7, 2019 in the comfort of his home.  He was 53 years old and a native of Brooklyn, New York. 

Rafael was born on May 12, 1965 to Sonia Mirella Merriel and Rafael Antonio Monagas, Sr. in Brooklyn, New York.  He was a jack of many trades, helping anyone in the community.  He will be truly missed. 

He leaves to cherish his memories his parents: Sonia Merriel (James) of Chipley, Florida and Rafael Monagas, Sr. of Orlando, Florida; daughter: Alicia Monagas of Brooklyn, New York; son: Antonio Monagas of Chipley, Florida; three grandchildren; three sisters: Joann Monagas of Brooklyn, New York, Wanda Jenkins (John) and Milagios Monagas, both of Centereach, New York; along with a host of other relatives and friends. 

A Celebration of Rafael’s Life will be held 1 PM CST, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from the sanctuary of the Grace Assembly of God Church in Chipley, Florida with pastor, Rev. Dallas Pettis, officiating.  Committal Services will be held Monday, March 18, 2019 in New York with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, and Borinquen Memorial Funeral Home of Brooklyn, New York, directing. 

The remains will lie in repose 1hr prior to services at the church on Tuesday.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com.  

Ryan Darius Kirby

Ryan Darius Kirby, of Chipley, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on March 2, 2019 in the Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center of Panama City, Florida.  He was 41 years old and a native of Tallahassee, Florida. 

Ryan was born on September 11, 1977 to Eddie R. Kirby and Claude Brown in Quincy, Florida.  Ryan had a deep love for the country and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was an energetic, free-spirited, adventurous, and kind-hearted person who enjoyed his family and making people laugh.  Ryan loved lie and lived it to the fullest.  

Survivors include a son: Ryan Kirby, Jr., Tallahassee; 4 daughters: Alexandria Kirby, Tara Coring, both of Tallahassee, Aneeka Butler & Naleah Kirby, both of Chipley; grandson: Jaiden Butler; mother: Eddie Kirby-Bland, Tallahassee; father: Claude (Lillian) Brown, Sr., Crawfordville; grandparents: Virena Brown, Tallahassee, & George Kirby, Sr., Havana; 4 brothers: Darwin (Elizabeth) Kirby, Claude (Eureka) Brown, Jr., Jason, Brown, all of Tallahassee, & Desmond Ford, Crawfordville; along with a host of other relatives & friends.

A Celebration of Ryan’s Life will be held 2PM CST, Saturday, March 9, 2019 from the sanctuary of the St. Joseph A.M.E. Church with pastor, Rev. Delanor Myrick, Rev. Lina Ellis, Rev. Larry Brown, and Min. Linda Sheffield, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the church cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. 

The remains will lie in repose at the church 1hr. prior to services at the church.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com. 

Winston Sherwood Robinson

Mr. Winston Sherwood Robinson, of Chipley, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on February 1, 2019 in the Northwest Florida Community Hospital of Chipley, Florida.  He was 51 years old.   

Winston was born on September 1, 1967 to Gwendolyn Robinson-Rouse in Chipley, Florida.   He was a life-long resident of Washington County, Florida and a member of the Mt. Ararat First Missionary Baptist Church of Chipley, Florida.  He was a logger in the pulpwood industry.    

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 19 years: Tammy Finklea-Robinson of Chipley, Florida;  one (1) daughter: Annie Robinson of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; five (5) sons: Tyrone Dawson of Panama City, Florida, Antonio Dawson of Bonifay, Florida, Lafayette Dawson, Ryan Dawson, and Keith Robinson, all of Chipley, Florida;  five (5) sisters: Antonite Robinson-Peak (Phillip), of Ft. Pierce, Florida, Loraine Walker of Sacramento, California, Cynthia Ward (Willie) of Panama City, Florida, Rosalind Crolle (Walter) and Tisha Johnson-Pierre (Edouard), both of Jacksonville, Florida; seven (7) brothers: Tommy Kitterll (Sandy) of Miami, Florida, Eddie Clyde Robinson of Ft. Pierce, Florida, Norris Robinson of Sacramento, California, Wallas Yates (Shirley) and Steve Yates (Vera) both of Altamonte Springs, Florida; uncle: Joseph Gray of Lakeland, Florida; one (1) sister-in-law: Brenda Killings (Bishop Michael) of Chipley, Florida; two (2) brothers-in-law: Carl C/V/ Finklea of Chipley, Florida, and Quincy D. Carter of Bonifay, Florida; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

Winston was preceded in death by his sister: Pamela Holmes; two (2) brothers: Arles Yates and Clinton Robinson.

A Celebration of Winston’s Life will be held 11AM CST, Saturday, February 9, 2019 from the sanctuary of the Mt. Ararat First Missionary Baptist Church of Chipley, Florida with pastor, Rev. Dr. H.G. McCollough, Rev. Willison Yates, Bishop Michael Killings, and Rev. Thomas Smith, officiating. Committal Service will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery of Chipley, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.  

The remains will lie in repose 1hr prior to services at the church on Saturday.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com 

Angela Shaunta (Jennings) McGriff

Angela Shaunta (Jennings) McGriff, of Marianna, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in the Flowers Hospital of Dothan, Alabama.  She was 41 years old.  

Angela was born on March 9, 1977 to Eloise Chaney Pope and the late Charles Earl Jennings in Donaldsonville, Georgia.  Being raised in a Christian home, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was a faithful member of the St. James A.M.E. Church of Marianna, Florida.  Angela was united in Holy Matrimony to Paul McGriff on November 13, 1998.  

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband: Paul McGriff of Marianna, Florida; three (3) daughters: Tyra J. Pittman, Jayhda McGriff, and JayRiah McGriff; three (3) sons: Tommy F. White, Tyler D. White, and Jaylon P. McGriff, all of Marianna, Florida; grandson: Derrick Harvey;  mother: Eloise Pope of Marianna, Florida; grandmother: Emma Bell Jennings of Marianna, Florida; sister: Monica M. Ardely of Killeen, Texas; brother: Robert L. Merritt (Tiffiny) of Marianna, Florida;  grandfather: John Chaney of Chipley, Florida; nine (9) aunts: Evelyn Harmon (Clifton) of Chipley, Florida, Tamika Chaney of Quincy, Florida, Irma Simpkins (Victor) of Columbus, Ohio, Sadie Dixon of Birmingham, Alabama, Mary Darby (James), Yvonne Milton (Sunny), Margaret Bell, Juanita Bell, and Loise Bell, all of Marianna, Florida;  six (6) uncles: John Chaney, Jr. (Rita) of San Diego, California, Ben Scott of Chattahoochee, Florida, Melvin Jennings (Mary) of Columbia, South Carolina, James Chaney (Carolyn), Jimmie Lee Jennings (Betty), and Robert Bell (Nellie), all of Marianna, Florida; two (2) great aunts: Essie Mae Brown and Dorothy Brown-Hamilton, both of Orlando, Florida; two (2) great-uncles: Benny Ray Brown of Bonifay, Florida and Randy Brown (Carolyn) of Malone, Florida;  along with a host of sisters & brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.   

A Celebration of Angela’s Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, January 26, 2019 from the sanctuary of Evangel Worship Center of Marianna, Florida with Rev. George Williams, Rev. Lavon Pettis, Rev. Walter Caldwell, Jr., and Rev. Dovie Lewis, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the New Hope Cemetery of Two Egg, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. 

Public Viewing will begin on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 12 Noon – 9 PM CST in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of Chipley, Florida.  The remains will lie in repose 2hrs. prior to services at the church on Saturday.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com.

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