Colletti obit

Daniel Alon Colletti, age 66, of Bonifay, FL, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. He was born on April 1, 1954 in New Orleans, LA to the late Alon J. Colletti and Edna (Dasinger) Colletti.

Dan was a 1972 graduate of Dothan High School, attended Chipola Junior College, and completed his BA degree at William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He furthered his education at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.  Dan served the Lord in music ministry for forty-four years, 38 of which were at First Baptist Church Chipley. As minister to the senior adults, Dan made many special memories traveling with the group who were each so important to him. In the Chipley community, Dan served in Emergency Management, as a local food pantry organizer, a volunteer firefighter, and as president of the Optimist Club. Dan was always making new friends and never met a stranger. He enjoyed camping with his family, woodworking, breakfasts with his friends, and Sunday naps.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his son, Jesse Colletti and one sister, Chanda Watkins.

Survivors include, his loving wife, Jenny (Swindle) Colletti of Bonifay, FL, two daughters, Molly Bridges and husband Slade of Pelham, AL, Brennis McDaniel and husband James of Jay, FL, two sisters, Beth Parker and Fern Buntyn both of Mississippi and one brother in law, David Watkins of Mississippi.  Dan also had four grandchildren, Clara Jane Bridges, Sloan Bridges, Mae Bridges, and Audrey Bodiford.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Chipley. Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:30 P.M. with funeral service to follow. Reverend Mike Orr will be officiating. Interment will follow at Bonifay City Cemetery.

Brown Funeral Home & Blue Lake Crematory of Chipley, FL is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net.

2 Replies to “Colletti obit”

  1. When Brandon Biddle called me while I was in the grocery store he informed me of Dan’s passing. I was glad for my face to be covered by my M-95 mask. I will always remember where I was stopped by the phone call and stood letting my eyes open up. I hurriedly completed my shopping and sat in my vehicle ‘way out’ in the parking lot where I could weep without an audience. Dan always treated me like I was special. Whenever I needed information or instruction on an issue Dan always met the need. When I would thank him for his service at FBC he would come back with “well thank you, Brother, for yours.” I wept another time when I was present for him singing acapella following his cancer healing and had his voice had returned. What a dear Brother in the Lord. I’m glad I am not finished with Dan. I look forward to heaven and seeing that great smile of his for eternity.

  2. Jenny, Brennis, Molly and your children and spouses, My heart is full. Anymore and it would burst. I grieve with you but am not able to be with you to help bear your pain. Knowing Dan, he would probably want that our hearts not be heavy, but joyful, because he does not sleep in the coldness of this earth, but he is now resting in the arms of our Lord. Dan was one of those special people appointed by our Lord to spread the Good News wherever he went. He cared for people and for their eternal salvation. When later we join Dan, I am sure we will find him surrounded by a host of people singing praises to God and that those people would not have been there if it were not for Dan sharing that simple gift of salvation that His Son gave us all. If I could I would dry your tears and bear your grief. I will come to see you whenever I am able to, so that I can comfort you and visit my cousin’s grave. Until then your brother in Christ Mike Colletti

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