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Orlando Taraine Avan

September 14, 1974 ~ October 23, 2023 (age 49) 49 Years Old

Orlando Avan Obituary

Orlando Taraine Avan was born on September 14, 1974, to the parentage of the late Aldora A. Jackson and Willie C. Gibson with the help of his dad, Clarence Jackson, Sr., in Macon, Bibb County, GA.  He received his education in the Bibb County Public School System.  

Orlando, also known as “Doughboi” grew up in the vibrant streets of Bellevue. He had a deep and abiding affection for the community that shaped him, and his loyalty to it was evident to all who knew him. Orlando took pride in the bond he formed with his neighbors, always ready to lend a helping hand and protect those he cared for. Orlando definitely had an incredible passion for his Bellevue neighborhood and family. He leaves behind a void that cannot be filled, but his spirit and legacy will continue.  

Family was at the center of Orlando’s life. He adored his mother and missed her dearly. He leaves behind cherished memories of laughter, and love. Despite the challenges Orlando faced in his life, his deep love for his neighborhood and family was a testament to his character.  It reminds us that even in the most challenging circumstances, there is the potential for growth, redemption, and transformation.

While Doughboi’s journey was marked by sickness, we remember the positive impact he had on the lives of those he loved. Let us honor his memory by focusing on the love, compassion, loyalty and unity he stood for.   In the words of Doughboi, “You Dig!”


He leaves fond memories to be cherished by his family and others including, his father, Willie C. Gibson, Clarence Jackson, Sr, dad; sons, Antonio Brown, James Williams and Dontavious Wilkins; siblings, Clarence Jackson, Jr., Wil Johnson (Brenna), LaShun Chatman, Sean McCoy, Sr., Reneitra Butler and LaTrina Bryant and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.

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November 3, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bentley and Sons Funeral Home
2714 Montpelier Avenue
Macon, GA 31204

Funeral Service
November 4, 2023

12:00 PM

Please note
Service ~ Calvin J. Bentley, Sr. Memorial Chapel ~ Pio Nono location ~ Burial ~ Cherry Blossom Memorial Garden

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