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Reverend Dr. Harvey Lee Riley, 77 of Grant, Florida, died on November 15, 2012.
Pastor Harvey Riley, a longtime minister and community service loyalist .who took the gospel from the neighborhoods of south Melbourne to the Jordan River in Israel, has died following a long illness. He was 77.
Riley was pastor of the 600-family Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Palm Bay for 30 years and a minister for five decades who gave his first sermon in Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Cocoa where his father was a deacon. He also worked with businessmen, politicians, civil rights leaders and other pastors from across the nation.


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Cynthia Brightman

August 15th, 1949 - July 19th, 2014

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Cynthia was born August 15, 1949 in Cocoa, Florida the firstborn of six to James and Nancy Brightman. She transitioned to eternal life on July 19, 2014 by the brook (Brookside, Alabama).  She was preceded in death by her father.
Cynthia attended Monroe High School before being selected to integrate Cocoa High in 1964. In 1968, she helped organize the “Poor People March” in Brevard County, Florida. In 1971, she became the first African American HR Manager for Southern Bell. Cynthia completed tenure of 27 years with Bellsouth. As a stroke survivor, she served her community as ambassador for the American Heart Association.
She leaves to cherisher her memories: her mother Nancy Brightman, Cocoa; two daughters, Tamiko (Ernest) Jackson and Fermona  McDavid; a son, Fermon (Chastity) McDavid, all of Birmingham, AL; four brothers Anthony Brightman, Memphis, TN, Jimmy Brightman, Merritt Island, FL, Ronald and Donald Brightman both of Cocoa, FL, and a sister Gail (Andrew) Justice, Stone Mountain, GA; four grandchildren all of Birmingham; six goddaughters, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Services held July 26, 2014 at Impact Nation Fellowship, Adamsville, Alabama.
 

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From Nadine Sampson Wingate on August 4th, 2014
To The Family of Cynthia Brightman. As a friend and classmate ,I can say."it was and will remain a blessing to know Cynthia, she had a joy about her that was a light  of love to all in her presence. We all had wonderful moments in school that will be remembered as classmates and friends. I had moments speak with her over the years and she enjoyed sharing her ministry her love for the Lord and her family. Her final coversation will remain in my heart. The blessing of sharing her memorial in Adamsville/ Birmingham Alabama ,was a homegoing I  know she was smiling on from above. For me, I was blessed to share that moment with her loving family,friends and christian family. May your hearts be touched in everyway as you comfort each  other at this time. Cynthis will be missed but NOT FORGOTTEN. God Bless your family.                Nadine 
 

Jerome Daniels

October 2nd, 1944 - October 8th, 2013

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Jerome Daniels 69 of Hamden, CT departed this life at YNH Hospital on October 8, 2013. He was born Oct. 2, 1944 in Allendale, SC son the late Steven and Avabelle Daniels. He worked for the VA Hospital for 15 years until retirement. He leaves to cheish his memories his wife Linda Bray-Daniels, a daughte, Brandy Bray, son, Kahson Bray, three grandchildrens, five brothers, Melvin, Leon, and Austell Daniels of Cocoa, FL; James of Greenville, SC and Marvin of California and a host of relatives and friends.Jerome attended Monroe High School and member of State Championship Basketball Team 1966. A ceremony celebrating his life was held October 17, 2013 at the First Calvery Baptish Church, New Haven, CT.

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Carolyn Young (Hall)

- - April 19th, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of our Monroe High School schoolmate Carolyn Young Hall.

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From Ms Harriet on May 9th, 2013
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Carolyn Y. Hall was the seventh child of ten, born to Kelly C. and Louella Young, and passed away on April 19th.

She was employed with AT&T and McNair Middle School. Carolyn had a zest for life and enjoyed living her life to the fullest with her sister, Marguerite (Margo).

She is survived by her son, Paul Hall, Jr.; one brother, Robert Young and wife, Tomeka; and two sisters, Joyce Abrams-Smith and Marguerite Smith; three grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial service was held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10 AM at Mt. Moriah A.M.E. Church, Cocoa.


 
 

Dorothy Smith (McSwain)

1941 - 2014

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Dorothy Smith McSwain, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014. She attended Monroe High School and was Miss Monroe High 1958.

She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline McSwain Bostic (John); three grandchildren, Jonathan, Jayla and Justin Bostic and devoted brother, Joe Lee Smith (Altamese). A funeral service was held on Saturday, September 27th at 11 a.m., at Zion Orthodox PB Church.

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Geraldine Bradley (White)

- - July 26th, 2013

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Geraldine Bradley White 65, of Cocoa, died on July 26, 2013. The viewing will be held on Friday from 5-7 PM, at East Coast Christian Center in Merritt Island. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 1 PM, at the church.Buggs Funeral Home is in charge. - See more at: www.legacy.com/obituaries/floridatoday/obituary.aspx?pid=166148413#fbLoggedOut

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Alfonso Wilson

February 27th, 1933 - April 3rd, 2013

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Alfonso "Jack" Wilson, 80, died at home Wednesday, April 3, 2013. He was born February 27, 1933, a third generation native of Titusville, the son of Alfonso Wilson Sr. and Lottie Murray Wilson.,

He was an educatior in Brevard County. He taught at Monroe High School in Cocoa until it closed. He then worked at Brevard Community College as Director of Finance. After retiring, he pursued the love of his life, citrus production.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Lenore; son, Thomas; daughter, Gina; son-in-law Roland; grandsons, Xavier and Malachi; sister Mary Snelling;and brother Edwin Wise.

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From Maime Robinson/Omari on May 22nd, 2013
Mr. Wilson was always encouraging me to stay focus on earning a degree and not to count on my smartness that it could run out if the company ask for a degree.  I know that he was a great teacher and a father image to me when my dad was away fighting overseas from time to time.  I believed that Mr. Wilson was one of the greatest and strongest Black man that I have ever knew.  He was a role model to many young black men.  He'll be truly missed.
 

Phillip Wilson

- - November 4th, 2013

Phillip James Wislong Jr., 70, departed this life November 4, 2013 at Viera Hospital. Funeral services was held at Zion Orthodox on Saturday in Cocoa, November 9, 2013. He is survived by his dovoted companion, Valerie. He leaves to cherish his memories, his daughter, Sabrella Bacon; three grandchildren; two brothers, Charles and Paul; and three sisters Sandra Phillips, Deborah Yoshida and Karen Wilson. Phillip was a graduate of Monroe High School.

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