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Age 88, better known as "Gwen", of Cliff Land, St. John. Member of the Church Army.

Wife of Carlton Jones.

Mother of Esme and Hendy Bennett, Elsie Waithe and Jeniffer Jones-Clarke.

Grandmother of Leroy, Marlon and Sharon Bennett, Michelle and Jamar Jones, Odette Bennett-Greene, the late Dave Jones and four others.

Great-Grandmother of eight.

Sister of Cecilia Belgrave.

Aunt of Sarah Belgrave and three others.

Sister-in-law of Winston Belgrave and Julian Parris.

Relative of the Jones, Bennett and Collymore families.

Friend of many.

The funeral of Gwendoline Eudora Jones leaves Waithe’s Funeral Home, Greens, St. George on Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 2:30 p.m. for St. Philip Parish Church, Church Village, St. Philip, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 4:00 p.m. for service, followed by the interment in the churchyard.

The organist, members of the choir and Church Army are asked to attend.

Floral tributes can be sent to Waithe’s Funeral Home not later than 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Online condolences may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Age 52, of Greaves Land, Black Rock, St. Michael. Staff Nurse of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Daughter of Pearl Smith.

Companion of Darnley DeCoursey Sobers.

Mother of Dano Mayers of The Crane Resort.

Daughter-in-law of Marva and Darnley Sobers.

Sister of Margaret-Anne, Ernell, Malcolm and Margot.

Aunt of Ingrid, Shelly-Anne, Kasha, Krystal, Kimberley, Cherise and Barry.

Great-Aunt of twelve.

Friend of many.

The funeral of Cheryl Marilyn Smith leaves Keith Jones Funeral Home, Passage Road, St. Michael on Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 12:30 p.m. for All Souls Anglican Church, Bank Hall, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2:00 p.m. for a service of thanksgiving. The cortege will then proceed to Westbury Cemetery for the interment.

The organist and members of the church choir are asked to attend.

Floral tributes may be sent to Keith Jones Funeral Home no later than 12:00 noon on Tuesday.

Visitation takes place in the Chapel of Keith Jones Funeral Home from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

Condolences can be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Age 29, also known as “Bar”, of Bibby’s Lane, St. Michael and formerly of Denton Road, Grazettes, St. Michael.

Son of Marcia Clarke and David Lashley.

Grandson of Maureen Edwards and Marlene Merritt of the U.S.A.

Companion of Shakira Mayers.

Father of Xaier and Sharya Mayers.

Brother of Kennetta, Antonio and Sanchia Lashley, Kemar Bascombe, Reuben Clarke, Mackonen Skeete and Zheneavia Lyte.

Nephew of Oral and Cherryann Lashley, Janice, Cheryl and Keith Clarke.

Great-Nephew of Rhonda and Delisle Moore.

Relative of the Lashley, Moore and Clarke families.

Friend of many.

A Service of Worship and Praise for the life of Jabar Jamal Lashley will take place on Friday February 15th, 2019, at the Collymore Rock Church of the Nazarene, Collymore Rock, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 1:30 p.m. The cortege will then proceed to the Cassia Lawns, Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church for the interment.

The body will repose for viewing on Friday from 12:30 p.m. until the start of the service during which time floral tributes will be gratefully accepted.

           A love Offering will be collected.

Final arrangements are in the care and trust of Jo-Anne Jones Funeral Services And Pre-Arrangement Centre Ltd., “Clovelly”, Welches, Christ Church.

Age 90, affectionately known as “Caroline”, of Church Hill, Christ Church. Formerly of Rockley, Christ Church and the United Kingdom. Faithful member of Christ Church Parish Church.

Daughter of the late Flora Griffith.

Wife of the late Winston Edghill.

Mother of Annette and Mervyn Rollins and Patrick Edghill.

Grandmother of Annette Sido and Christopher Rollins.

Great-Grandmother of Ofejiro Sido.

Sister of Dennis Rollins, the late Aubrey, Charles and Ileen Rollins.

Aunt of Monica, Elroy, Jerome and Roberta Rollins, Lenora Griffith, Maria Forde and the late Lolita Rollins.

Relative of the Griffith, Edghill and Rollins families.

Friend of Antoinette and Molly Crawford, Douglas and June Watson, Brenda Callender, Hyacinth Cox, Jackie Hinds, Evans and Eudine Knight, Heather Evanson and Margaret Browne.

A Thanksgiving Service celebrating the life and work of Dolores Sybil Edghill née Rollins takes place on Monday February 18th, 2019 at 2.00 p.m. at Christ Church Parish Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet. The cortege will proceed to the Frangipani Lawns, Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church for the interment.

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

The body will repose for viewing on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until the start of the service during which time floral tributes will be gratefully accepted.

Monetary donations toward the Cathedral of St. Michael and All Angels Restoration Fund will be appreciated.

Final arrangements are in the care and trust of Jo-Anne Jones Funeral Services And Pre-Arrangement Centre Ltd., “Clovelly”, Welches, Christ Church.

Age 95, of Venture, St. John.

Husband of the late Beatrice Toppin.

Father of Henderson Toppin of the U.S.A., Ben Toppin of KOMI and Dr. Yolanda Alleyne.

Grandfather of ten.

Brother Calverine Walcott of the U.K.

Father-in-law of Yasmin Millington-Toppin.

Brother-in-law of Hazel Jordan and Gwendolyn Jackman.

Relative of Merna Howard and the Ward and Oxley families.

Friend of Susan Bishop, the Gill and Yarde families and many others.

The funeral of Whitfield Noel Toppin of Venture, St. John leaves L. E. Smith Funeral Home, St. Michael’s Row, Bridgetown on Friday 8th February at 2:00 p.m. for Mount Tabor Moravian Church, Venture, St. John, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 3.30 pm for the service of thanksgiving, followed by the interment in the churchyard.

The organist and members of the choir are asked to attend.

Tributes begins at 3:15 p.m. before the start of the service.

Floral tributes may be delivered to L.E. Smith Funeral Home no later than 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

Viewing takes place at L.E. Smith Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. today Thursday 7th February and at the church from 2:30 p.m. until the start of the service.

Age 85, better known as “Lloyd Nurse” , of Sunnyside Gardens, Cave Hill, St. Michael. Formerly of Shop Hill, St. Thomas.

Son of the late Joseph and Edna Nurse.

Husband of Vera Nurse.

Father of Ulric, Margaret and Lisanne.

Step-father of: Ian Griffith.

Brother of Gladys Bryan, Henderson, Simon, Esther and Stephanie Nurse, the late Magdalene Scantlebury, Simeon and Leroy Nurse.

Grandfather of seven.

Great-Grandfather of five.

Uncle of Kay Bryan, Cedric Nurse and many others.

Nephew of  Mildred Nurse.

Brother-in-law of Gordon, Winifred, Leon and Gwenneth Griffith.

Relative of the Nurse, Bryan, Scantlebury, Mayers and Griffith families.

Friend of many.The funeral of Clyde Arthur Nurse leaves Anderson Funeral Home, Lower Barbarees Hill, St. Michael on Saturday 9th February, 2019 at 11.15 a.m. for Shop Hill Nazarene Church, Shop Hill, St. Thomas, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 1:00 p.m. for the service. The cortege will then proceed to St. James Cemetery for the interment.

Viewing takes place in the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home on Friday 8th February 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 6.00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12:00 noon until the start of the service.

Floral arrangements may be sent to Anderson Funeral Home no later than 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.

CondCondolences may be sent to:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Age 61, of Union Development, St Philip.

Beloved-Wife of Douglas Crichlow.

Adoptive-Mother of Nadiola Logan-Thompson and Keisha Mapp.

Grandmother of Sunshine Thompson.

Sister of Pamela Davis of the U.S.A., Donna Yearwood, Vivian, Andrea, Jennifer and Roger Davis.

Niece of Frank Davis of Canada, Hyacinth Wilson, Sissy, Emgar and Delisle Smith, Carl, Brian and Vivian Austin.

Aunt of Lisa Corbin, Ryan, Alexandria and Laddonna Davis.

Cousin of many.

Sister-in-law of Cyril Yearwood, Maureen Davis, Gary, Deborah, Basil and Jefferson Trotman, Cathy Gilbert and Fiona Blackett.

Relative of the Davis, Austin and Smith families.

Friend of Ezera Benn, Norma Best, the Gill family, the congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses Churches and many others.

The funeral of Patricia Charlotte Crichlow leaves Downes and Wilson Funeral Home, Eagle Hall, St. Michael on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. for The Chapel of Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2:00 p.m. for the service; followed by the cremation.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Downes and Wilson Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, 11th February.

Condolences may be sent to: www.downesandwilson.com

Age 83, of 43 Mt. Standfast Gardens, Mt. Standfast, St. James. Formerly of The Garden, St. James. Faithful member of the Gardens Church Of God. Former employee of the Joan Arundel Day Nursery.

Wife of the late Anthony Ayne Spencer.

Mother of Vaughn Spencer of the U.K. and Deadro Spencer.

Grandmother of Diavian Spencer.

Daughter of the late Rev. William Bute Snr. and Winifred Bute.

Sister of Rev. William Bute Jr. of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, June Bryan and the late Jean Greenidge.

Aunt of Kim Chambers, Steve and Wayne Greenidge.

Daughter-in-law of the late Doriel Howell.

Friend of many.

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Joan Greta Spencer takes place on Saturday 9th February 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Garden Church Of God, Reid Road, The Garden, St. James. The cortege will then proceed to St. James Cemetery for the interment

Flowers may be sent to E. Pamela Small Funeral Home, "The Lawns", Vauxhall, Christ Church on Saturday no later than 11:30 am, or may be delivered to the Garden Church Of God, Reid Road, The Garden, St. James.

Visitation takes place in the chapel of E. Pamela Small Funeral Home, "The Lawns", Vauxhall, Christ Church from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday 8th February 2019.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to: E. Pamela Small Funeral Services.

Age 72, of Baird’s Village, St. George.

Brother of Angela and Charles Gittens.

Cousin of Keith Alleyne.

Relative of the Drayton and Harmon families.

Friend of Louis Burke, Marlon Eversley and Celestine.

The funeral of Ronald Rudolph Gittens leaves Belmont Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael on Friday, 8th February 2019 at 8:30 a.m. for St Jude’s Anglican Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. for the service and interment.

The organist and members of the choir asked to attend.

Floral arrangements may be sent to the Belmont Funeral Home no later than 8:00 a.m. on Friday.

Age 55, also known as “Tone-erts”, of Glendairy Road, Bridge Road, St. Michael. Employee of the National Conservation Council.

Son of Cicele Clarke and the late Prince Bullen.

Brother of Livingstone and Ean Simpson, Ann Wilson , Susann, Nigel, Ronald and Carolyn Hunte of Rubis, Spring Garden, Lyndon Hunte, Julia Goodridge of the U.S.A., Antonio Seale of the Ministry of Transport and Works and the late Michael Hunte.

Uncle of Mario Layne of Texas, Jamel Hunte of the Barbados Coast Guard, Roger Simpson of Massy Distribution, Dewayne Simpson of Chickmont Foods, Damien, Shawn, Lyn-Marie, Aaliyah and twelve other.

Nephew of Edwin Hunte and Prunella Brathwaite.

Cousin of Janette Small, Orlando Hunte, Ryan Brewster, Joy-ann Miller and many others.

Great-Nephew of Theresa Clarke.

Relative of the Hunte, Clarke, Small and Bullen families.

Friend of Michael Barrows, Adrian Husbands and many others.

The funeral of Anthony Rodney Simpson leaves the Belmont Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael on Monday 11th February, 2019 at 12:45 p.m. for St Cyprians Anglican Church, George, Street, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2:00 p.m. for the service.  The funeral will then proceed to Westbury Cemetery for the interment.

The organist and members of the choir are asked to attend.

Floral arrangements may be sent to the Belmont Funeral Home no later than 12:15 p.m. on Monday.

Viewing of the body will take place at the Belmont Funeral Home from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.


                             Name of Deceased: Ronald Rudolph Gittens

Age 72, of Baird’s Village, St. George.

Brother of Angela and Charles Gittens.

Cousin of Keith Alleyne.

Relative of the Drayton and Harmon families.

Friend of Louis Burke, Marlon Eversley and Celestine.

The funeral of Ronald Rudolph Gittens leaves Belmont Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael on Friday, 8th February 2019 at 8:30 a.m. for St Jude’s Anglican Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. for the service and interment.

The organist and members of the choir asked to attend.

Floral arrangements may be sent to the Belmont Funeral Home no later than 8:00 a.m. on Friday.


Age 35, of Shop Hill, St. Thomas.

Son of Joan Benn and Irvin Taylor.

Grandson of the late Isalene Benn.

Brother of Akil Fitzgerald and Shanice Benn.

Uncle of Nahj Fitzgerald.

Nephew of Marcia Jordan of Miami, Betty, Phyllis and Wendy Springer, Cynthia Taylor, James and Marcia Hurley and Rene Benn.

Great-Nephew of Eulene Small.

Cousin of many.

Relative of the Springer and Odle families.

Friend of many.

The funeral of Barry Delonor Taylor leaves Michael St. Hill & Sons Funeral Home, Bush Hall Main Road, St. Michael on Friday 8th, 2019 at 1:15 p.m. for St. Thomas Parish Church, Arch Hall, St. Thomas, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 3:00 p.m. for the service and interment.

Flowers may be sent to Michael St. Hill & Sons Funeral Home no later than 1:00 p.m. on Friday.

Of Powder Road, Station Hill, St. Michael. Former Merchant Mariner of the Boothline and Harrison Line Shipping Companies and former Officer of Sentinel Security.

Husband of the late Esther Thorpe.

Father of Roslyn Thorpe of Collins Limited and the late Jewel Thorpe.

Brother of Marcelle Mayers and Kathy-Ann Drayton.

Brother-in-Law of Anthony Burrowes.

Relative of the Wilkinson and Thorpe families.

Friend of Esther Worrell and Sonia Griffith.

The funeral of Victor Oneal Thorpe leaves Michael St. Hill & Sons Funeral Home, Bush Hall Main Road, St. Michael on Saturday 9th February 2019 at 8:15 a.m. for James Street Methodist Church, James Street, Bridgetown, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. for the service. The cortege will then proceed to Westbury Cemetery for the interment.

Flowers may be sent to Michael St. Hill & Sons Funeral Home no later than 8:00 a.m. on Saturday

Lovell, Sylvan

Age 82, affectionately known as “Gershon”, of Pegwell Gardens, Christ Church and formerly of Birmingham, U.K.

Faithful member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Fairview Congregation.

Husband to Elise Onita Lovell.

Father of Wendy Olateju, Jethro, Lemuel, Levi, Nigel, Paul and Deborah Lovell, Joyce Jarvis and the late Samuel Lovell all of the U.K.

Grandfather of eleven.

Great-Grandfather of eleven.

Brother of Euriel and Shirley Lovell, Fred and Joel Campbell, Goldine Hewitt, Cheryl Batson and the late Idene Lovell.

Friend of many of in the U.K. and Christ Church.

The funeral of Sylvan Lovell leaves Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home, Top Rock, Christ Church on Saturday, 9th February at 11:30 a.m. for the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Lodge Road, Christ Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 1:00 p.m. for the Service. The cortege will then proceed to Frangipani Lawns of Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church for the interment.

Floral tributes may be delivered to Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home no later than 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Visitation takes place at the Chapel of Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, 8th February

To express condolences visit www.clydebjonesfuneralhome.com        

Age 83, of Pineland, Government Hill, St. Michael and formerly of the U.S.A. Retired Nursing Assistant.

Widow of Lionel Cumberbatch.

Beloved-Mother of Lorie Cumberbatch-Bobb of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, David, Robert, Theadore, Donald, Junior and Josephine Cumberbatch all of the U.S.A. Grandmother of twelve.

Great-Grandmother of three.

Sister of the late Charlesworth Richards.

Aunt of Talmesha, Teneshia and Andrea all of the U.S.A.

Mother-in-law of Jennifer, Beverley, Veronica, Elizabeth and Stephen all of the U.S.A.

Sister-in-law of Frank Deane, Syl and Barbara Cumberbatch, the late Hazel Entwistle of St. Lucia, Chrishdel Snider-Richards, Lily and Dorian Cumberbatch.

Relative of the Richards family of Antigua, the Burnetts family of Dominica and the Cumberbatch family.

Caregivers - Rosie Murray and Heather Greaves.

Friend of Leroy and Alice Kentish of Florida, Rose and Sam Best of the U.S.A., the Honorable Joseph Atherley, Esther Atherley and the members of Better Life Assembly, the Beckles and Seale families and many others.

A Service of praise and thanksgiving for the life of Nathalie Qwendolyn I. Cumberbatch takes place on Saturday, 9th February, 2019 at 11:00am.at the Better Life Assembly, Hindsbury Road, St. Michael where relatives and friends are asked to meet. The cortege will then proceed to Westbury Cemetery for the interment.

Wreaths may be sent to Downes and Wilson Funeral Home no later than 8:00am. on Saturday, 9th February, 2019.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Downes and Wilson Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, 8th February, 2019

Condolences may be sent to www.downesandwilson.com

Age 90, of Dash Gap, Bank Hall, St. Michael and formerly of Canada.

Son of the late Madeline Lyle and Pat Trotman.

Partner of Minthy Blades.

Brother of Patricia and Nell Bretney and the late Walter Trotman.

Uncle of Anthony, Anne, Angela and Walter Trotman Jnr.

Great-Uncle of Catherine and Zachary Trotman.

Cousin of David Trotman and Jacqueline Banfield.

Relative of the Trotman family.

Caregiver - Afiesha Nickie.

Friend of Victor, Claudette and the Cooke family, Donovan Small and family, David Walter - former Taxi Driver, the Blades and Toussaint families and many others.

The funeral of Albert Desmond Trotman leaves Downes and Wilson Funeral Home, Eagle Hall, St. Michael on Monday, 11th February, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. for the Bethel Methodist Church, Lower Bay Street, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. for the service. The cortege will then proceed to Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church for the interment.

The Organist and members of the Church Choir are asked to attend;

Wreaths may be sent to Downes and Wilson Funeral Home no later than 7.00 a.m. on Monday, 11th February, 2019

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Downes and Wilson Funeral Home from 4.00 p.m. until 6.00 p.m. on Sunday, 10th February, 2019

Condolences may be sent to www.downesandwilson.com

Age 62, affectionately known as “Jackie,” of 17D Wotton, Christ Church and formerly of Kendal Hill, Christ Church. Worshipper of The Wotton Salvation Army and the Collymore Rock Church of the Nazarene.

Mother of Anthony of Courtesy Garage Ltd, Nicholas of the Barbados Postal Service, Nathaniel Gibson of Sugar Bay Resort and Rosemary Rayside of the National Insurance Department.

Sister of Merle, Annie, Jerome and Glismon Gibson, Sharon, Nicole and Patel John and Winston Lynch.

Grandmother of Aaron and Kailey Rayside, Nicodi, Donté, Nataja, Niaja and Kaidian Gibson.

Aunt of Neil and Nigel Gibson, Mya John, Ricardo and Edwin and Denzil Delpeache. Cousin of many.

Relative of the Gibson, Catel, John, Lynch and Delpeache families.

Friend of Dave Hinds, Harriette Browne, Marcia Cummins-Adams, Marcia Clarke, Bernadette Wilkinson, Ena “Sherrigold” , Winston “Winfield” Young and Orson “Billy” Cummins.

A Service of Thanksgiving celebrating the life of Johannah Wilhemina Gibson takes place at the Collymore Rock Church of the Nazarene, Upper Collymore Rock, St. Michael at 2:00 p.m. on Friday February 8th, 2019. A private cremation will follow at a later date.

Flowers may be delivered to St. George's Home for Funerals, Carmichael House, Carmichael, St. George, no later than 10:30 am on Friday.

Viewing takes place at 1:00 p.m. until the commencement of the Service.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to St. George’s Home for Funerals.

Online condolences may be posted to: sydjonesfunerals.com

  • So go and run free
    So go and run free with the angels Dance around the golden clouds For the lord has chosen you to be with him And we should feel nothing but proud Although he has taken you from us And our pain a lifetime will last Your memory will never escape us But make us glad for the time we did have Your face will always be hidden Deep inside our hearts Each precious moment you gave us Shall never, ever depart So go and run free with the angels As they sing so tenderly And please be sure to tell them To take good care of you for me