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Cooper Funeral Home

Cooper Funeral Home

Marvin Cecil Andrews

Mr. Marvin Cecil Andrews, of Vernon, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 28, 2018 in the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.  He was 75 years old. 

Marvin was born on July 24, 1943 to the late Rev. Sylvester and Jesse Mae Andrews in Millers Ferry, Florida.  He was of the Methodist faith and a faithful member of St. John A.M.E. Church of Vernon, Florida.  Marvin was a retired lineman working with Embarq and a veteran of the United States Armed Forces.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 50 years: Willie Mae Andrews of Vernon, Florida; one son: Gregory Andrews (Tamara) of Panama City Beach, Florida; two daughters: Rev. Pamela Andrews of Vernon, Florida and Patricia Andrews of Tallahassee, Florida;  seven grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren;  six brothers: Sylvester Andrews, Jr. (Barbara) of Mulberry, Florida, Larry Andrews, Michael Andrews (Morrisenia), David Andrews, all of Ocala, Florida, Bural Andrews (Dorothy) of DeRidder, Louisiana, and Jerel Andrews of Atlanta, Georgia; three sisters: Velma Murphy (Billy) of Lynn Haven, Florida, Esther Andrews-Jackson of Vernon, Florida, and Sheila Andrews-Aquaowo of Hinescille, Maryland;  aunt: Mary Jane Andrews of Red Bay, Florida; god-brother: Norman Peterson; god-sister: Min. Kathy Brown; along with a large host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

A Celebration of Marvin’s Life will be held 2PM CST, Sunday, January 6, 2019 from the sanctuary of the St. Luke A.M.E. Church of Vernon, Florida with pastor, Rev. Gloria Wynn, officiaiting.  Committal Service along with Military Honors will follow in the church cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.  

Public Viewing will be held from 5-9 PM CST, Saturday, January 5, 2019 in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of Chipley, Florida.  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.  

Isaiah Johnson

Mr. Isaiah Johnson, of Fayetteville, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on December 7, 2018.  He was 73 years old and a native of Bonifay, Florida. 

Isaiah was born on August 17, 1945 to the late Rev. Willie Lee and Annie Bell (Savage) Johnson in Bonifay, Florida.  He was reared in the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Bonifay, Florida and was a Veteran of the United States Air Force.  

He leaves to cherish his memories a son: Vincent Edward Wilson of Orlando, Florida; sister: Martha Johnson Patrick of Fayetteville, Georgia; niece & caregiver: Cynthia Glover of Fayetteville, Georgia; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

A Celebration of Isaiah’s Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, December 15, 2018 from the sanctuary of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with pastor, Rev. Cleve Wedderburn and Elder Kelvin Johnson, officiating.  Committal Service with Military Honors will follow in the Bonifay City Cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing. 

Public Viewing will be held from 12 Noon-9 PM CST, Friday, December 14, 2018 in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of Chipley, Florida.  The remains will lie in repose at the church 1hr prior to services on Saturday.  Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com 

Pamela Rene (Yates) Holmes

Mrs. Pamela Rene (Yates) Holmes, of Chipley, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on November 26, 2018 in the Methodist Health Care Hospital of Olive Branch, Mississippi.  She was 54 years old. 

Pamela was born on October 23, 1964 to the late Willie and Annie (Gray) Yates in Chipley, Florida.  Being raised in a Christian home, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was a faithful and persistent Christian until her untimely demise.  Pamela was educated in the Public-School System of Washington County, Florida graduating from Chipley High School later attending the Washington-Holmes Technical Center of Chipley, Florida, where she received her LPN certification.  

One of the memorable moments in her life was when she was united in Holy Matrimony to John Homes, Jr. in 1990.  Together, John and Pamela reared 10 children in a loving and God-fearing home.  Throughout the years of their marriage, they became successful business owners operating multiple business.  They served the tri-county area through the businesses of: Holmes Taxi Service, Homes Tree & Firewood Services, Everything Must Go Antique Store, and the delicious Heavenly Delights Ice Cream Truck.  Pamela was very proud of all her business and accomplishments; teaching her children and grandchildren how to be successful in the world.  

She leaves to cherish her memories her beloved husband of 27 years: John Holmes, Jr. of Chipley, Florida; five (5) daughters: April Andrews of Vernon, Florida, Alice Holmes, Rosalind Holmes, Oceana Holmes, all of Chipley, Florida, and Paige Holmes of Marianna, Florida;  five (5) sons: Brandon Yates (Brianna) of Jacksonville, Florida, CPT. Trey Baker (Amber) of Hawaii, John Holmes, III of Kansas, Benjamin Holmes and Clinton Holmes, both of Chipley, Florida;  19 grandchildren; seven (7) sisters: Gwendolyn Robinson-Rouse, Antonite Robinson-Peak (Phillip), both 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; father-in-law: John Holmes, Sr. of Chipley, Florida; two (2) sisters-in-law, and two (2) brothers-in-law;  two (2) aunts: Thyrnol Yates of Caryville, Florida and Kayola Johnson of Pt. St. Lucie, Florida; uncle: Joseph Gray of Lakeland, Florida; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

A Celebration of Pamela’s Life will be held 1 PM CST, Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from the sanctuary of the Yes Lord Deliverance Ministries of Chipley, Florida with pastor, Supt. David Woods, Jr., and Rev. Leonard Blount, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the Northside Cemetery of Chipley, Florida with the Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.  

The family will receive friends for visitation from 6-7 PM CST, Monday December 3, 2018 in the Chapel of Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida.  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 

James Washington Pridgen II

James Washington Pridgen II was born on January 26, 1977 to James & Thaise (Hampton) Pridgen, Sr. in Jacksonville, Florida.  He went home to be with the Lord on October 24, 2018 due to injuries sustained from an automobile accident.  

James was educated in the public-school system of Jackson County, Florida, graduating in 1996 from the Malone High School. After High School, he became a part of the Florida Department of Corrections where he served faithfully for 22 years. James was currently employed with the Walton Correctional Institute of DeFuniak Springs, Florida serving as a Correctional Officer Colonel.   Col. Pridgen was a hard and dedicated worker and loved his job and his fellow associates in the FDOC.  

Throughout his 41 years on earth, the happiest moment in his life was when he was united in Holy Matrimony to Alesha Patton on March 18, 2006.  Throughout the 12 years of their marriage they created an unbreakable bond and formed memories that will be forever cherished. James was a wonderful husband, loving father & grandfather, beloved brother, respected uncle, cousin, friend and coworker. Although he is no longer on this earth physically, his legacy leaves a deep imprint with each person he encountered and will be remember throughout the end of time. 

Col. Pridgen was preceded in death by his parents: James & Thaise Pridgen, Sr.; his grandparents: Frank & Mary Hampton, Sr.; and his brother-in-law: Isaac J. Symms, II.     

He leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife: Alesha Pridgen of Marianna, Florida; two (2) daughters: Jaquira Pridgen of Orlando, Florida and PFC Jaquiya Smith of Ft. Stuart, Georgia; two (2) sons: LCpl James Pridgen III of Camp Hansen, Japan and Jace Pridgen of Marianna, Florida; two (2) grandsons: Aiden  and Namari Pridgen;  those raised as his own: Elijah Javon Hooks, Ashante D’Mor Hooks, and Ariel Montrel Patton all of Chipley, Florida; two (2) sisters:  Patrice B. Symms of Jacksonville, Florida,and Chantelle Pridgen of Tallahassee, Florida; four (4) brothers: Javon Pridgen of Tallahassee, Florida,  Jacob  Jones, Jr., James Anthony Pridgen, and Warren Fulton (Maria), all of Jacksonville, Florida;  mother-in-law: Debra Patton-Brown of Chipley, Florida; four (4) sisters-in-law: Tequilla Montreal McKnight (Markee) of Dothan, Alabama, Megan Alyss Brown of Chipley, Florida, Ashley Patton-Grey (Eric) of Jacksonville, Florida, and Mattie G. Claiborn of Chipley, Florida; god-daughter: Kierstin Smith of Chipley, Florida; along with a large host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many sorrowful coworkers and friends. 

A Celebration of Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, November 3, 2018 from the sanctuary of the Yes Lord Deliverance Ministries, Inc. of Chipley, Florida with pastor, Supt. David Woods, Pastor Stephen Andrews, Rev. Tony Davis, and Elder Mark Clarke, Jr., officiating.  Committal Service with Honors will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Gardens of Marianna, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.  

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM CST on Friday, November 2, 2018 from the sanctuary of the Yes Lord Deliverance Ministries, Inc. of Chipley, Florida.  Col. Pridgen 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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