Thursday, June 25, 2009


Tami Darlene Mears

Tami Darlene Gomillion Mears, 46 of Pensacola, Florida, Won her battle with cancer. Tami passed from this earth to eternal life with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009. Some would say that death is losing, but we know that to die in Christ is to live in peace eternally.
Tami was born January 7, 1963, to her loving parents, Audrey Sanders & Earl Gomillion. She grew up in the Pensacola/Pace area, where she met the love of her life, Ronald Mears. The two were married, December 28, 1982, and three years later Tami gave birth to their baby girl, Felicia Darlene. Three and a half years after that came their handsome boy, Jeremy Brian. She was a loving wife and compassionate mother. She was also a mother to ALL who came into her life. Her home was an open door to all, and she was known as "mom" to most. She loved all of her "children."
Tami will be irreplaceable to her surviving husband, Ronald Mears; daughter and son-in-law, Felicia and James Davis; son, Jeremy Mears, mother & step-father, Audrey and Michael Sanders; father, Earl Gomillion, And other countless family members and friends.
Tami also filled a special place in the life of her biological brothers & sisters, Barry Van Matre, Joyce Cranford, Elaine Austin, Brenda Peavey, Kimberly Knight, "Buddy" Shepard, "Skeeter" Shepard, & Edward Shepard. Tami met her siblings at the age of 23 and began a cherished relationship that would last until her death.
Funeral services will be held 10:00am, Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Victory Assembly of God. Interment at Pine Level Cemetery. Family visitation will begin at 5:00pm, friends at 6:00pm, Friday, June 26, at Victory Assembly of God. (Cantonment) Lewis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers: Dennis Fowler, Gerald King, Wayne Nestle, Andy Blackman, Timothy Binder, Sean Miller, Jeffery Haynes, and Wade Hall.
Honorary Pallbearers: All the ladies who have sat with Tami over the last year. All of Tami's "Kids". The women's ministries & friends of Victory Assembly of God & Pace Assembly of God Church. And all of her restaurant family.
A special thank you to all the people who have sat with Tami, prayed, brought food & supplies, and given donations to the family. The family would also like to thank the kind staff of Emerald Coast Hospice, who gave great love & care to Tami over the last year.
Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 6/26/2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Cynthia Campbell Mitchell

Update: July 1: Has returned from Houston and is in S.H. Hospital. Family is nearby and with her.
Update: June 20: Cyn is doing okay today, but continues to sound tired. I talk to her and/or Tommy everday. She is ready to come home. Hopefully, they will know what the future treatment options are after her 6/29 appt with Dr H. The PET scan is this Monday, but they do not have any other appts scheduled at this time.
Older updates are in the comment links under this post.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

ETTA MAE ARD 1915-2009

Etta Ard

Etta Mae Ard,93 of Pensacola, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009. She was born in Chumuckla, Florida on September 11, 1915. Etta was a member of Ellison Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Bud Ard, One daughter; Zilveree (Zip) Ard Senior.
Etta is survived by three sons; Willie Ray Ard of Vancover, Washington, G.B. Ard of Cantonment, FL and Robert Allen Steven Ard of Pensacola. One daughter; Robbie Ard Reddert of Pensacola. Twelve grandchildren and numerous Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren.
" We can sum up mother's life in one word-LOVE. She always welcomed everyone who came to her home. She genuinely cherished other. Mama always put others ahead of herself. She was generous, kind, warm hearted and loved to help others. She had a great memory and would tell stories about her upbringing. It was always fun to listen to her share her stories. Out treasure is gone now. We will all miss her more than words can say."
Visitation will be Sunday, June 7, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel.
Funeral service will be Monday, June 8, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel with Reverend David E. Boyd Officiating. Interment will follow in Bayview Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Scott Mooney, Otis Kimmons, Rufus Ard, Drew Ard, Terry Hillburn and Scott Arnold.
Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 6/7/2009