Milton- Raymonde Slack, 74 of Bagdad, FL passed away on July 17, 2020. She was born in Milton, FL on March 26, 1946, to the late Ruth D. Slack and Adriane Green, she was the oldest sister of 3 siblings.
Raymonde accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of Isiah Chapel AME Church in Milton, FL until her health started to fail.
She received her education from Jackson High School, Pensacola Junior College, and Penn Foster College. She held positions in the Department of Agriculture in the Dairy Division of Florida and Georgia as a Dairy Lab Technician, she also served as a duty officer at the Division of Forestry, retiring from both.
In 1981, she launched her second career and began writing poetry that was inspired by her love of world travel. “Inspiring Poems” was her first published book followed by a short story, “The Grand Old House on School Street”, which was published in 1993. She also wrote "Black Folks was Colored” which was published in the volumes by the African American Heritage Society of Pensacola. Also, there are numerous newspaper articles that featured her writing and legacy.
She was known as Raymonde, Ray, Sister, Auntie, Auntie Raymonde or just Aunt Ray. She loved traveling, writing, music, history, her Family and most importantly she loved the Lord and all of God’s wonderful creations!
She was preceded in death by her Mother (Ruth D. Slack): two brothers: (James Slack and Jerry Slack), and one nephew: (Odest “Bubba” Wallace, Jr.)
Raymonde leaves to cherish her memory: her loving sister and best friend, Brenda Wallace, Nephews: Norby Ewing (Tammy), James Ewing (Lawanda), Nieces: Heather Lubin, Crystal Major (Lazarus), Temeka Wallace-Morton, Great Nephews: Nicholas Ewing, Dylan Weaden, James Ewing, Marcus Nickson, Jaylon Morton, Donovan Ewing, and Zach Morton, Great Nieces: Kierra Nickson, Emane’ Ewing, and Danielle Weaden, one living Aunt, Katie M. Slack and a host of cousins and friends whom she loved and adored.
Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Milton Cemetery. Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton is in charge of arrangements.
Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
The family would like to acknowledge special friends who helped during her illness:
Cheralyn Sue Allen
Bertha and William Morton
Dorothy and Sheree Tucker
Special Thanks to cousins Equilla, Priscilla, Lillie Mae, and Connie
Social distancing will be strictly enforced, and mask are required by all those attending.