REMEMBERING Dr. Elicia M. Coley
Quoted from Legacy.com
"Dr. Elicia M. Coley Tallahassee, FL - Elicia Moore Coley, Doctor of Pharmacy, 48, of Tallahassee passed on Sunday, November 22, 2020. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Life Deliverance Ministries, 3377 South Jim Lee Road, Tallahassee. Public viewing will be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Dr. Coley earned her nursing degree from FIU and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from FAMU. She held leadership positions at TMH, CVS, Gadsden Community Hospital and AHCA.
She also was an associate pastor at Overcomers Worship Center. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Dr. Demetrius Coley, Sr.; son, Demetrius II; daughters: D'Aundra and Demetria Coley; parents, Ernest and Emma Fairrow Moore; siblings: Eric (Caroline) Moore and Karon Moore; and numerous other relatives and friends."
REMEMBERING Alphonso Mitchell
A Final Tribute Of Love To Alphonso Mitchell November 28, 1934 - September 22, 2020.
Alphonso Mitchell was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on November 28, 1934 to Mary Lee Mitchell and Daniel B. Mitchell. The middle child, Alphonso, commonly known as "Mitch," was a young musician playing several instruments including the piano and saxophone. His love for photography also started at a young age and later developed into a professional career.
Letter from Mrs. Ozzie Mitchell
Dear Alumni Members,
Thank you so very much for your calls, love, support, prayers, and for the lovely plant sent during the recent, sudden passing of Mitch....
REMEMBERING Homer Humphrey Jr.
Homer Humphrey, Jr. was born March 24, 1933 to Homer Humphrey, Sr. and Ollie Humphrey in Eastman, Georgia. Homer, Jr. learned the importance of God, family, and community early in the tight knit town of Eastman. Homer’s parents were industrious people who desired more. When Homer, Jr. was still young, they moved to Miami, Florida, becoming part of the wave of the Great Migration which went to large southern cities. Life in the big city suited stylish Homer, Jr. who took a job at Saks Fifth Avenue before heading off to college. He soon became known around town as a dapper young man, a reputation he would hold for the rest of his life. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1953 with honors. A high school education was not enough for Homer, Jr., whose parents had encouraged him to go all the way in his studies.
While living with his aunt and preparing to begin college in Detroit, Michigan, Homer learned that he had been drafted into the armed services. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1954 where he served bravely and commendably as a lineman in the signal corps. In honor of his valor, he received the Good Conduct Medal, which is awarded for exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity in military service. He also received the German Occupation Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1956. Upon completion of his military service, he went on to matriculate in Pharmacy at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) where he found the best reward of all.
It was at FAMU that he met another student, the beautiful Grace Kendrick, his match in style and wit. The two married on November 19, 1960. Shortly thereafter, Grace became an educator and Homer began his career as a Registered Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager. During his professional life, he worked in Lakeland and Miami and served as an entrepreneur (owning his own pharmacy), as well as pharmacist at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Eckerd, Rite Aid, and Winn-Dixie. He never officially retired, and years after he had stopped working daily, he was still willing to go in to train and monitor up-and-coming pharmacists. He served as a mentor for countless young African-American students with aspirations in the field, writing letters of recommendation, counseling students on their courses, and even giving them monetary gifts.
REMEMBERING Vernon Dwayne Parker
Vernon Dwayne Parker RPh, Ph.D. was born on Sunday 19, 1947, to the late Ernest and Hattie Parker in Newark, NJ, as the third of their four children. Known to his family as Dwayne, he and his siblings were raised in the Newark area, making frequent summer trips to Orlando visiting his family. While in Newark, he attended the local public schools making many friends. As a child. he accepted Christ in his life at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, in Newark, NJ.
In 1965, he graduated from the South Side High School, then attended Florida A&M University (FAMU) where he received his BS Pharm degree in Pharmacy in 1970. Upon graduation, Vernon worked as the Director of Pharmacy Services for the John A. Andrews Memorial Hospital at Tuskegee Institute. While a Tuskegee, he married Zenobia Boddie in 1973. From their loving union they welcomed their son, Khary, into the world in 1975.