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June 16, 1947 ~ October 8, 2018 (age 71)

 A homegoing celebration for Mrs. Devora “Dee” Solomon, age 71 of Tampa, was called to rest and entered through the gates of heaven on Monday, October 8, 2018. The service will be held Saturday, October 20th, 11:00 a.m., at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 8525 N. 78th St, Temple Terrace, Pastor George Martin with Rev. Leon Gallon, eulogist. The interment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. ”Dee” was born on June 16, 1947 in Atlanta, GA (Fulton County) and later relocated with her parents to Tampa, FL, where she grew up in the Hyde Park, West Tampa and Progress Village communities. Devora attended the public schools of Hillsborough County and was a proud graduate of the renowned Howard Wesley Blake High School, she was voted “most wittiest” of her class of 1965. She further matriculated at Morris Brown College, Atlanta, GA. Devora accepted the Lord early in life. Throughout her Christian walk in life she served as a loyal and faithful servant to many ministries: NSMBC Deaconess, Shepherd’s Ministry, NSMBC Praise Team, NSMBC after school care and summer camp ministry, Usher Board, Finance Committee, The Loyalty Club (President). Preceding her in death was her mother, Alma T. Morris and father, Alexander Douse (Atlanta, GA); step-sister, Cheryl Morris-Stanley. In her leisure time, Dee had an array of hobbies from shopping, reading, playing cards, word games and puzzles. She was an avid sports fan of football, baseball and bowling. She enjoyed going to games in full gear and made her own cheering section. She had an appreciation of Black Art and collecting her favorite Black Angels, Black Santa Claus’ and Ladies Hats of the Church figurines. She had a gift for organization – everything had a place. Devora “Dee” was employed by Florida Department of Health for many years until she transitioned to AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees). She served as a Union Field Representative and Business Agent, where she arbitrated for the union workers in the Southeast, Midwest and International regions. Her position afforded her the opportunity to travel to many cities and states. After 18 years, she decided to retire and spend time with her family. Devora (Dee) leaves to cherish her memory and rejoice her life: her loving husband of 42 years, Taylor “Sol” Solomon; her care-giving daughters, Veroniya Winkfield, Yolanda Miller-Douse and Shamyka N. Solomon; step-son, Gabriel A. Solomon (Lysaundra); step-daughter, Chandrea Hernandez (Darrell); step-grandchildren, Gabriel A. Solomon, Jr. (Raven), Khiry Hernandez, Auriel Solomon, Zania Hernandez, Daiven Solomon; step-father, Johnnie L. Morris; sister, Alfredia L. Boman; brother, John E. Morris; nieces, Jomesha Iles and Deidre Brown; god-daughters, Joterra Iles, Candi Jacks, Wanda Singleton; and a host of loving nieces, nephews,  cousins, family and friends. The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, October 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family will receive friends during the visitation. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service.


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