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Demartifer A. Maclin, 49, Coach Operator for City of Tallahassee StarMetro, transitioned Saturday, February 2, 2019.

Public viewing will be Friday, February 8, 2019 from 11am – 7pm at Strong & Jones Funeral Home, and the funeral service will be Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 11:00am at the Old West Florida Enrichment Center in Tallahassee, Florida.

Survivors include: his wife, Stefanie Cooper-Maclin; his daughter, Chambré Maclin; his parents, Amos and Louie J. Gillette Gaines; his father, Rev. Charles Maclin (Rev. Merlene); one sister, Dianne Gaines (Laurenzo McFarlin); one brother (close cousin), Bruce Gaines; one sister (close cousin), LaTonya Chatman; two stepsisters, Yolanda Gaines-Crawford (Lonnie) and Tina Brooks-Hatten; one stepbrother, Leevon White (Bridgette); father-in-one, Eddie Cooper; mother-in-law, Annie Cooper; brother-in-law, Shapale Cooper (Natasha); Preceded in death by his loving sister, Angela D. Maclin (2015) and a host of family members and friends.

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  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Strong and Jones FH
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019
    My thoughts are with the Maclin/Gaines family. Wishing you comfort and peace at this time of sorrow. Love, Roshannon "Rip" FAMU High Class of 1989
    ~ Roshannon Jackson   Tallahassee, FL
  • Friday, February 8, 2019
    Going to miss you my friend. Keep the fun going in haven buddy.
    ~ Jayson Johnson   Tallahassee, FL
  • Saturday, February 9, 2019
    To The Maclin Family,I am truly sorry for your loss. I know you have many wonderful memories of your time with Demartifer. When you reflect on the memories you shared they will bring a smile to your heart. I know this is a difficult time, but the Bible gives us a wonderful future hope , Revelation 21:4 says death will be no more. The Bible promises we will live in a world free of death. This is an awesome future promise made by Almighty God to obedient mankind. May you have peace.
    ~ Ramona Ellison
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. Accept our sincere condolences. May you find strength from the words of Philippians 4:13 which says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez