Drakes, Genetha Iretha

Age 94,of Lower Carlton, St. James.

Wife of the late Lionel Drakes.

Daughter of the late Walter and Editha Payne of Cave Hill Drive, St. Lucy.

Mother of Cardinal Payne and Iona Drakes-Als.

Grandmother of André Harvey of the U.S.A.

Adoptive Mother of Eris Collymore and Granville Phillips.

Aunt of Michael Payne of the Royal Barbados Police Force, Valene Payne of National Housing, Marsalene and Maxine Payne, Harold Johnson of the U.K. and many others.

Mother-in-law of Ronald Als and Daisy Tudor.

Relative of the Payne, Morris, Phillips, Williams and Standford families and the Boyce family of Bridgefield, St. Thomas.

Special friend of many.

The funeral of Genetha Iretha Drakes leaves Earl’s Funeral Home, Half Moon Fort, St. Lucy on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. for St. James Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Sunset Crest, St. James, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. for the Graveside Service of Thanksgiving, followed by the interment.

Floral tributes may be sent to Earl’s Funeral Home no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

Relatives and friends can visit in the Chapel of Earl’s Funeral to reflect on the memories of Genetha Iretha Drakes from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday.

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