JOE LOUIS, SR., 73
Gainesville - Joe Louis Archer, Sr., age 73, retired truck driver, died peacefully at home April 26, 2013. He was a member and Deacon Emeritus at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Melrose, FL.
Beautiful memories will be cherished by his loving and devoted wife of 31 years, Luvada Archer, Gainesville, FL; Children, Debra (Michael) Bethea, Pembroke Pines, FL, Joe (Ivy) Archer, Jr., Jacksonville, FL, Pam Archer, Melrose, FL, Keith Archer, San Diego, CA, Sylvia White, Gainesville, FL Bryan (Kesiha) Archer, Starke, FL, Jomekia Archer, Gainesville, FL Ricky Walker, Gainesville, FL, Authur (Kenya) DeBose, Jacksonville, FL, Maurice DeBose (Lys), Atlanta, GA, Doris (Charles Sr.) Jakes, Jacksonville, FL; Brothers, Robert Archer, Atlanta, GA, William Archer, St. Petersburg, FL, Harvey Lee (Emma Jean) Archer, Decatur, GA, Lee (Mordean) Archer, College Park, GA, 17 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives.
Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Eliam Baptist Church, Melrose, FL, Rev. W.G. Mayberry, Officiating. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Melrose, FL. Viewing on Friday at PINKNEY-SMITH FUNERAL HOME , 727 NW 2ND ST, GAINESVILLE, FL, 2-4 p.m.. Viewing at St. John Baptist Church in Melrose, 6-8 p.m. Family will receive friends. Viewing on Saturday at Eliam Baptist Church, 10-10:30 a.m. No viewing after the eulogy. The cortege will form at Joe and Luvada Archer home of Gainesville 9:30 a.m. Saturday. SERVICES BY PINKNEY-SMITH FUNERAL HOME OF GAINESVILLE (352) 376-8686.
Published in Gainesville Sun from May 2 to May 3, 2013