Best, Rita Louise

Best, Rita Louise
18 Dec

Rita Louise Best, age 86, also known as “Pinny”, of Rock Dundo, St. James - retired employee of the School Meals Department, Daughter of the late Zeila Waithe, Sister of Wesley Best, Mother of Elaine Taylor, Wendy Chandler, Catherine Clarke, John, Tyrone, Graydon and Antoinette Best, Adoptive-Mother of John Kellman, Grandmother of Alex Best, Aisha and Justin Taylor, Gaynelle Best–Howard, Charlene Darlington, Fiona Clarke and Jalica Thorington, Great-Grandmother of nine, Mother-in-law of Jubie Taylor and Floyd Clarke, Relative of the Best, Worrell and Griffith families.

The funeral of Rita Louise Best leaves St. John Funeral Home, Half Moon Fort, St. Lucy on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. for St. Thomas Parish Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 1:00 p.m. for the Service of Thanksgiving. The cortege will then proceed to St. James Cemetery for the interment.

The Organist and members of St. Silas Church Choir are asked to attend.

Wreaths may be delivered to St. John Funeral Home not later than 10:45 a.m. on Friday, December 22nd, 2017.

The body will repose for viewing in the Chapel of St. John Funeral Home on from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 21, 2017.

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  • My Precious Son
    Unendingly I mourn my precious son Too early yet this earthly home he left, Perfidious sleep confounded nature's order To leave his loves perpetually bereft. Those golden dreams and aspirations, The seed of yesterday a withered bloom, Those baubles which are cause to celebrate In death now mock us gently from his tomb. How treacherous death does steal on youth's exuberance, To wreak such havoc from the ecstasy of life, Where once was only joy and future promise Tormented hearts endure eternal strife.