OBITUARIES F - J (527)

Age 77, of Lovell’s Road, Massiah Street, St. John.

Husband of Marlene Gittens.

Father of Donna Clarke of the U.K., David, Dale, Stephen Gittens and Beverley.

Brother of Vadna Gittens. Step-Father of Eight.

Relative of the Parris, Glasgow, Gittens and Hunte families.

Friend of the Ottley Family of Massiah Street and Edna and Monique of Church Village, St. Philip.

The funeral service of Grantley Arthur Gittens leaves Anderson Funeral Home, Lower Barbarees Hill, St. Michael on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. for the Messiah Wesleyan Holiness Worship Centre, ‘Messiah’s House’, Massiah Street, St. John, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2:00 p.m. for the service. The cortege will then proceed to the Bushy Park Cemetery for the interment.

Viewing of the body will take place in the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 17th, 2018 and at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the start of the service on Tuesday.

Floral arrangements may be sent to Anderson Funeral Home no later than 11:15 a.m.

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

Gittens, Inez

Inez Gittens nee Pinder, better known as “Carol” or “Ma-Me”, of Lemon Arbour, St. John and formerly of Todd’s Land, St. George, Member of St. John’s Parish Church Army, Daughter of the late Archibald and Fredrica Padmore, Widow of the late Whitfield Gittens, Mother of Lolita Pinder, Douglas Gittens of the U.S.A., Maureen, Neville, Margaret, Pauline and Audrey Gittens, Grandmother of twenty-five, Great-grandmother of many, Great-great grandmother of many, Sister of Celestine and Venistine Parris, Gwendolyn, Winifred and James “Po-Boy” Padmore, Aunt of Pastor Leslie Padmore and many others, Relative of the Pinder, Gittens, Padmore, Alleyne, Grosvenor and Holder families.


The funeral of Inez Gittens nee Pinder leaves Waithe’s Funeral Home, Greens, St. George on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 2:15 p.m. for St. John’s Parish Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 3:45 p.m. for the service. The cortege will then proceed to St. John’s Cemetery for the interment.


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


Floral tributes can be sent to Waithe’s Funeral Home no later than 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday.


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

Julia Elise Gittens, of No. 35, 5th Avenue, North Wildey, Pine, St. Michael, Widow of the late Martin Gittens, Mother of Carol and Henderson Kirton and Monica Gittens-Pierre, Grandmother of Julia Pierre and seven others, Aunt of Ronald and Neville Kirton, Christopher, Yvonne and Patsy Sealy, Relative of the Gittens, Sealy, Knight and Kirton families..


The funeral of Julia Elise Gittens leaves Lyndhurst Funeral Home, Passage Road, St. Michael on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 for Church of the Nazarine, Collymore Rock, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. for the service. The cortege will then proceed to the Westbury Cemetery for the interment.


Flowers may be sent to Lyndhurst Funeral Home no later than 8:00 a.m. on Thursday.


The body of Julia Elise Gittens will repose in The Colin Parkinson Memorial Chapel, Lyndhurst Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday.


Condolences may be sent to www.lyndhurstfuneralhome.com

Margaret Elene Gittens, of Bartlett’s Tenantry, Sargeant’s Village, Christ Church, former teacher of St. George Primary School, Daughter of Evelyn Gittens and the late Aubrey Collymore, Mother of Marsha Gittens of the Barbados Advocate, Sister of Judy Marshall of the U.K., Hugh Roach of the U.S.A., Audrey Harris of Brancker’s, Joann Codrington of the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation, Wayne, Patrick and Yourlanda Gittens, Sister-in-law of Harriett Roach of of the U.S.A., Keith Marshall of the U.K., Haldane Harris, Lauraine Lynch-Gittens, Niece of Neville Roach, Alma Prescod, Beverley Maughn and the late Elma Gittens, Aunt of twenty-two, Great Aunt of eighteen, Cousin of many, Friend of Vilma Bostic, Owen Sobers, Jeanette Wharton and many others


A Service of Thanksgiving celebrating the life of Margaret Elene Gittens will take place on Wednesday November 15th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., at Bethesda Tabernacle, 1st Ave Vauxhall, Christ Church where relatives and friends are asked to meet. The cortege will then proceed to the Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church for the interment.


Flowers may be delivered to St. George's Home for Funerals no later than 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.


Visitation takes place at St. George's Home for Funerals, Carmichael House, Carmichael, St. George, from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday November 14th, 2017.


A collection will be taken for the Little Pink Gift Foundation during the service.

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

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

Miriam Ovida Gittens, age 94, of Gibbons Boggs, Christ Church, formerly of Clifden Hill, St. Philip, Beloved wife of the late Ulric Gittens, Mother of Elric Gittens and Edeana Mitchell - both of the United Kingdom, Lemuel, Veneta, Hazel, Roy, Marilyn and Andrea Gittens, Cherished grandmother of Tony and Andrea Mitchell and Joanne Greubel - all of the United Kingdom, Stephen Highland of the U.S.A., Ralston, Adrian, Althea, Nigel, Sherwyn and Andrei Gittens, Carol-Ann Ince and Five others, Great-grandmother of Terrell Ince, Renaldo Hinds, Rohan, Justin, Rachad and Christian Gittens, Aaliyah Forde, Amber Taylor, Damanii Devonish and many others, Great-great-grandmother of One, Sister of Calvin and Evans Pilgrim, Aunt of Douglas Goodridge, Patricia Pilgrim, Hondell Greenidge, Sheila Shepherd and ffteen others, Special friend of the Deane family.


A Thanksgiving Service celebrating the life of Miriam Ovida Gittens will take place on Thursday May 03rd, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Philip Parish Church where relatives and friends are asked to meet, followed immediately by the interment in the Churchyard.

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

The body will repose for viewing on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until the start of the service during which time floral tributes will be gratefully accepted.

Monetary donations towards the upkeep of the Church 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.

Renaldo Orlando Gittens, of East Point, St. Philip, Son of the late Deborah Gittens and Theophilus Straughn, Brother of Lorna, Ishmael, Shenelle and Sean Gittens and Paul Jordan, Nephew of Grace, Ronnie, Wayne and Clyde Gittens, Gloria Turney and five others, Uncle of eight, Brother-in-law of Dianne Gittens, Cousin of Damien and Darren Gittens-Payne and many others, Relative of the Gittens, Burgess, Grazette, Jordan, Lewis, Pooler and Straughn families, Friend of many


The funeral of Renaldo Orlando Gittens leaves Lyndhurst Funeral Home, Passage Road, St. Michael on Wednesday September 13th, 2017 for St. Catherine’s Anglican Church, St. Catherine, St. Philip, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2:00 p.m. for the service, followed by the burial.


Flowers may be sent to Lyndhurst Funeral Home no later than 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday.


The body of Renaldo Orlando Gittens will repose for viewing in The Colin Parkinson Memorial Chapel, Lyndhurst Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday.


Mourning colours are optional.


Condolences may be sent to: www.lyndhurstfuneralhome.com

Roel DaCosta Gittens, age 64, affectionately known as “Rue”, of Shrewsbury Gardens, St. Philip, formerly of Pilgrim Road, Christ Church and St. Martin’s St. Philip, Son of the late John and Milda Trotman, Companion of Patricia Springer, Father of Tricia Springer-Gittens, Grandfather of Dzeko Parris, Brother of Gloria Gibson of the U.K., Marcia Hunte, Anthony, Basil and Cameron Gittens and Judith Trotman - General Worker of the National Stadium, Uncle of Cedric Callender, Charmaine, Jacquline and Gregory Hunte, Judith Gibson, Carolyn Goddard, Vicki Blackman - Nurse of Eunice Gibson Polyclinic, Errol Mondore, Latoya Trotman - Teacher of St. Giles Primary School, Sabrina Sealy, Marlon Trotman, Trudy and Tricia Layne, Brother-In-Law of Calford Gibson, Great-Uncle of Kevon and Kemani Hunte, Rachad Haynes, Mikhail Brathwaite, Paige Blackman and many others, Relative of the Best, Rawlins, Moseley, Hunte, Trotman, Gibson and Gittens families, Friend of Bernard Seale, Tyronne Franklyn and many others.

A Service of Thanksgiving celebrating the life of Roel DaCosta Gittens will take place on Tuesday, June 05th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Anglican Church, St. Patrick’s, Christ Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet, followed by the interment in the churchyard.

Flowers may be delivered to St. George's Home for Funerals no later than 12:00 noon on Tuesday.

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

Viewing of the body takes place at St. George's Home for Funerals, Carmichael House, Carmichael, St. George from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday and at the church from 3:00 p.m. until the start of the service.

During the service, a collection will be taken for the upkeep of the church.

Funeral Arrangements Entrusted to: St. George’s Home for Funerals.

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

Of Milton Ontario, Canada formerly of Sealy Hall Land, St John.

Husband of Margaret Gittens.

Father of Orlanda Rouse, Ronaldson and Kenmore Lynch and Paul Lynch of the Royal Barbados Police Force and Jason Nurse of Canada.

Step-father of Glenn Best of Canada.

Brother of Harrison Gittens, Brenda Carrington, Angela Beckles of Canada.

Grandfather of thirteen.

Uncle of Rolston Antrobus and many others.

Brother-in-law of Maureen Smith of New York, Leon Carrington and Tyrone Best of the Barbados Water Authority.

Relative of the Mason family of Bayfield, St Philip and the Gittens family.

Friend of Tony Waldrond and many others.

The funeral of Ronald Alvere Gittens leaves Belmont Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St Michael on Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 at 1:15 p.m. for Holy Cross Anglican Church, Society Hill, St John where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 3:00 p.m. for the service and interment.

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

Floral arrangements may be sent to Belmont Funeral Home no later than 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday .

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.

Gittens, Samuel

Age 75, affectionately known as “Sam”, of Back Ivy, St. Michael and formerly of Green’s St George. Former Foreman of Kier Construction.

Husband of Elaine Gittens.

Father of Beverley, Diana and Paul Codrington, Curtis and Samuel Gittens and the late William Gittens.

Grandfather of Danya Codrington- Bynoe, Kerry-Ann Codrington-Taylor, Paul Anderson, Jonathan and Tyce Gittens.

Great-Grandfather of Eli Codrington-Taylor.

Father-in-law of Marie-Janne Codrington and Natasha Gittens.

Brother of Earl and Ianthe Gittens, the late Rita Payne and Bindley Gittens.

Uncle of Terry Gittens, Pam, Anita, Jeff, Ormenta Payne and many others.

Relative of the Kellman, Callender, Farley, Codrington, Carvalho and Payne families.

Friend of George Boyce, Jason Bynoe, Cecil Riley and family.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

The funeral of Samuel Gittens will take place on Friday, January 04th, 2019 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, The Ivy, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2:00 p.m. for a Service of Thanksgiving, followed by a cremation at a later date.

There will be no flowers by special request.

Viewing of the body takes place at the Church from 1:00 p.m. until the start of the service.

Condolences may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted at KMJ Transport and Funeral Services on Facebook

Funeral services entrusted to: KMJ Transport and Funeral Services, Bridge Gap, Goodland, St Michael.

Sylvester Necortney Gittens, age 79, of Brooklyn, New York and formerly of No. 92 Cherry Drive, Oxnards, St. James, Son of the late JC Roberts and Elsa Clarke, Husband of the Late Marva Gittens, Father of Terry Gittens of the U.S.A., Lisa Gittens-Robinson of the U.S.A. and Carol Gittens of the Barbados, Grandfather of Tamika and Tiffany Gittens, Cassidy and Djimon Robinson, and Tyson Amaker - all of the U.S.A., Great-grandfather of Garrett Samuel Johnson Jr. “Baby G” of the U.S.A., Brother of David Clarke of the U.S.A., Charles Clarke of the Canada, the late Winston Clarke, Jan Bayley, Lionel Jackman, Michael Jackman, Jeffrey Jackco Jackman, Carl Lynton and many others, Nephew of Leila Gittens, Father-in-Law of Jaronda Amaker-Gittens and Melvin Robinson, Brother-in-Law of Michael and Lena Alleyne, Ju-Ann Skinner and Ron and Annette Coleman, Marjorie Clarke - all of the U.S.A., Lynn Clarke of Canada and many others, Uncle of Whyatt Gittens, Veronica Braithwaite, Julia Clarke, Zoe Coleman and many others, Dear Friend of Norma Morgan, Ursula Pinky Ollivierre, Evans and Joyce Clarke, Neville Parris and Ethelbert “Hopper” Trotman

The funeral of Sylvester Necortney Gittens leaves Keith Jones Funeral Home, Passage Road, St. Michael on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. for the St. James Parish Church, Holetown, St. James, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. for service of thanksgiving. The cortege will then proceed to St. James 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 8:00 a.m. on Saturday.

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

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

Richard Sinclair Glasgow, age 97, affectionately known as “Wogsie” or “Wogs”, of Rose Gate, St. John and formerly of Oldham, Greater Manchester, Son of the late Drucilla “Zepher” Glasgow and Aubrey Gittens, Husband of the late Cordelia “Pet” Glasgow, Father of Glendine Mayers, Orlando and Philippa Glasgow, Adopted Daughter of Donna Thompson of the U.K. and Winston Thompson of the U.S.A., Grandfather of Michelle, Justin and Chenelle Glasgow, Keisha and Stanford Hylton of the U.K., Darren and Kelly Mayers and Aaron Glasgow, Great Grandfather of thirteen - all of the U.K., Brother of Lawrence and Clayton Gittens and Ersula Thorpe, Uncle of Gloria and Cyril Clarke, Ernestine and Kay Carter, Mavis, Eustine, Gary, Ricky, Patsy and Anthony Glasgow, Sandy Philips-Glasgow, Erna Gittens and many others of the U.K., U.S.A. and Barbados, Father-in-law of Michael Mayers and Carol Glasgow, Brother-in-law of Leotta and Doreen Glasgow, Gloria Gittens, John, Hazel, Joel and Ezra Pollard, Relative of the Glasgow, Howard and Gittens families, Friend of Clyde and Madelaine Brown.


The funeral of Richard Sinclair Glasgow leaves the Belmont Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael on Friday, August 03rd, 2018 at 12:15 p.m. for Massiah House Worship Center, Massiah Street, St. John where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2:00 p.m. for the service. The cortege will then proceed to Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge Christ Church for the interment.

Floral arrangements may be sent to the Belmont Funeral Home no later than 11:45 a.m. on Friday.

Zillian Icilma Glasgow, age 80, affectionately known as “Selma” or “Mum”, of Pegwell Park, Christ Church, Barbados and Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A., Mother of Jeane, Michael, and Suzanne Glasgow all of the U.S.A., Grandmother of Jeanelle Nicolas, Cherelle Moise, and Marcus Beckett all of the U.S.A., Great-Grandmother of Jamel Nicolas, Jaden Nicolas, and Ameir P, age all of the U.S.A., Cousin of Selvin Carrington.


The funeral of Zillian Icilma Glasgow leaves Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home, Top Rock, Christ Church on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 11:45 a.m. for the People’s Cathedral, Bishop’s Court Hill, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 1:30 p.m. for a Service of Thanksgiving. The cortege will then proceed to the Flamboyant 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 Tuesday.


To express condolences visit www.clydebjonesfuneralhome.com

Ercille Margarita Goddard, age 57, affectionately known as “Roslyn” or “Rossie”, of River Land, Near Well House, St. Philip, Daughter of the late Marjorie Goddard and Dennis Alleyne, Mother of Mario, Cherisa and Tonisha Goddard and the late Miguel Goddard, Grandmother of five, Lifelong Partner of Winston “Pickett” Alleyne, Sister of Glenroy Gooddard - Charter Accountant and Attorney-at-Law, Fay Holder of the School Meals Department, Kenneth Goddard of Ready Mix, Harriette Francis, Sandra Goddard and Judith Goddard-King both of the U.S.A., Niece of Joseph Goddard, Angela Dangleben of Carrington and Sealy and Cynthia Gittens, Aunt of Sabrina Wiggins of the Accountant Centre, Ann-Marie Goddard, Dionne Miller and Alex Goddard, Cousin of Cynthia Young and many others, Sister-in-law of Ivan Holder and Barbara Goddard, Relative of the Goddard, Alleyne, Proverbs, Gooding and Young families



A Thanksgiving Service celebrating the life of Ercille Margarita Goddard will take place on Friday, December 29th, 2017 at the Church of Holy Trinity, St. Philip, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 3:30 p.m., immediately followed by the interment in the churchyard.


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

Monetary donations toward the upkeep of the Church will be appreciated.

The body will repose for viewing on Friday, December 29th, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. until the start of the service during which time floral tributes will be gratefully accepted.

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

Tonia Jueanne Godding, of 428 East 46 Street, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. and formerly of Chelsea Road, St. Michael, Wife of Alfred Payne, Daughter of Doreen Godding and Grantley Deane, Mother of Annemarie Godding-Ceaser, Grandmother of Selwyn Thorne Jr., Sister of Ruthanne, Anderson and Lewin Godding, Beverly Phillips, Pamela Daniel, Paula George, Sade Deane and Beverly Payne, Aunt of many in Barbados and the U.S.A., Cousin of many in Barbados and the U.S.A., Friend of many


A Service of Thanksgiving was held on Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at the Miracle Temple Church of God, Utica Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.


A Memorial Service for Tonia Jueanne Godding takes place on Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Chelsea Road Church of God, Chelsea Road, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet for the service of the Cremated Remains.

Cecilia Angela Gonsalves, age 60, of Fairfield Cross Road, Black Rock, St. Michael, Daughter of the late Carl and Dorothy Gonsalves, Dear Sister of Frank, Carl and Ernest Gonsalves, Aunt of Jerome, Jamal, Maria, Nadia, Terrell, Daria and Solia Gonsalves, Cousin of Pamela Choo and many others, Sister-in-law of Laurine, Magdalene and the late Juanella Gonsalves, Relative of the Mayers, Fenty, Goodman and Young families, Friend of Margaret Wilson, Lucette Greaves and many others.


The funeral of Cecilia Angela Gonsalves leaves Downes and Wilson Funeral Home, Eagle Hall, St. Michael St. Michael, on Saturday, June 02nd, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. for Our Lady Queen of the Universe Roman Catholic Church, Black Rock Main Road, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. for a Service of Thanksgiving, followed by the interment at the Westbury Cemetery.


The Organist is asked to attend.


Wreaths may be sent to Downes and Wilson Funeral Home no later than 7:00 a.m. on Saturday.


Condolences may be sent to: www.downesandwilson.com

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