A Private Graveside Service for the late John Merlin Darville, aged 79 years, of South Beach, will be held on Saturday, 20th February 2021 at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery and Mausoleum, J.F.K. Drive. Officiating will be Bishop Carrington S. Pinder, His Grace Bishop Neil C. Ellis and Pastor Nathan Wells.
The service will be broadcast live on Social Media by Virtual Funerals Bahamas commencing at 10:50 a.m.
Due to current Government regulations in respect of Covid-19, attendance is limited to twenty (20) persons.
John wasPredeceasedby his Son-in-law: Sean Munroe; Siblings & In-laws: Orinthia Newman, Eric, Oswald (Dorothy), Ronald (Sherril), Joseph “Marshall”, Ella, Elic Walkes, and Otis Colbert.
Left to cherish his memories are his Children: Darlene (Bruce) Bethell-Thompson, Rev’d. John Merlin (Orien), Gregory (Sophia) Darville; Suzette (Henry) Farrington, Earilee Munroe, Garrette, Able Seaman Reserve Stephanie and Edward (Lydia) Darville, Mildred Yvonne (Commander Clarence) Dean, Albertha “Bert” (Rodger) Williams, Retired Petty Officer Marvin (Brittney), Pastor John Ronald (Leading Woman Marine Chrystal) Darville, Jasmine Merlinda “Mitzie” (Aaron Sr.) Jones, Rashard Kenron Knowles and Asia Violet Darville; Siblings: Harry (Joan) Darville, Vernetta Walkes, Annie Darville-Colbert, and Abbie Newman; Grandchildren: Sheraire (Johnathan Sr.) Humes, Robert (Adrianna) Humes, Shanika and Peter Bethell; Jason (Shandera), Aaron, Raeshawn, Gregory Jr., John Michael, Gia, Graylin, Miguel, Kendiah, Eyeissa, and Marissa Darville; Matteo Munroe, Edward “Meeko” (Janelle) and Alex Collins, Tekell (Elroy) Albury, Carl Armbrister, Dante Haven, Celyka Smith, Aaron Levi Jr. and Amari Pearson Jones, Melvin Wilson, Shanea , Donavin (Omonique), Shakira and Cameron Dean, Shaquille, Synnamon and Sy-vannah Burgzorg, LaCoste and Rodger Jr. Williams and Chasity Clarke; Adopted grandchildren: Tevin Fernander, Topez Rolle, Valentino Sands, Ricardo Clarke, Brian Neely, Keisa Knowles and Maurice Newbold; Great Grandchildren: Sariah and Johnathan Humes Jr., Na-Zyia, Zakyra and Cyrus Dean, Anton Bowe, Avante Darville, Ariya Humes; Mahkai and Mahlia Newbold; Isaiah Darville, Erynn and Emelia Collins, Tennell, Tevin and Elroy Jr. Albury; Adopted Siblings: Luceal Walker; Adopted Daughters: Emerald Ellis, Janet Gardiner, Chrysta Webb, Lorna Hall, Therez McKenzie, Charlesa Johnson, and Genieve Strachan; Sisters and Brothers-in-law: Ellen Thomas and Louise Hall, both of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Gertrude (George) Hall of Miami, Florida, Kathleen Williams of Freeport, Grand Bahama; Nephews and Nieces: Florance “Trecee” (Kenward) Capron, Marsha (Owen) White, Chadwick (Bridgette) Walkes, Marcelle, Stephen (Jackie), Marvin (Vanessa) Walkes; Teigs (Tony) Jamerson, Allison (Kevin) Shields, April (Julian) Fowler, Levar (Nakita) and Jamaal (Stefanie) Newman, Leighar (Angelo) Knowles, Mark Smith, Darcy (Donna) Darville and Kim Darville, Lalania, O’Sune, Ronald Jr. and Joseph Darville, Gerald (Jay) Myers, Ericka and Shakia Darville; Helena, Joanne, Sharlene, Claudette, Sophia, Betty, Sherill, Patty, Eunice, Lois, Dr. Kendra, Kelliann, Barbara, Jacqueline, Carolyn, Lydia, Theresa, Audrey, Monique, and Eleanor, Lynette, Chamica, Toni, Beulah, and Penny; Lofton, Carlon, Clayton, McDonald, Peter, Robert, Andrew, Dr. Darren, Vincent, Derrick, Ernie, Troy “Stephen” Sr., Clyde, Jarred, Dave, Stephen, Hansel, Howard, Rawson, Godfrey, Kadrian, Herbert, Barrett, and Bobby; Grandnieces and nephews too numerous to mention; Extended relatives and friends including: Lady Wells and Family, Bishop Carrington S. and Rev’d. Dr. Sabrina K. Pinder and Family, His Grace Bishop Neil C. & Lady Patrice Ellis and the Mount Tabor Church Family, Mae, Rhonda, Rose, Francina, Joan, Ethlyn (Dimples), Michael and Billy Albury, The Family of the late Candy and Nelson Davis; Chris and Johnny Miller and Family, The Family of the late Willimena Stuart; Vernisha and Edney Gaitor and Family, Kenneth Darville and Family, Lincoln Darville and Family, Nelson and Hennessy Darville and Family, Henry Darville and Family, Helena Burrows and Family, Mary Capron and Family, Jackie Turnquest and Family, Ramon Lightbourne and Family, Ezra and Frances Fox and Family, Shirley, Suzie, Salomie, Carolyn, Sharon, Jane, Marcus, John, Earnest, Cyril, and Audric Dean and Family. The Bain Family of Cross Rock and Sandy Point, Abaco; The Roberts, Lightbourne, Burrows, Edgecombe, Flowers, Adderley, Walker, White, McKinney, Thompson, and Roker Families of Sandy Point, Abaco; Leona Green and Family, Annie Green and Family; Kenneth and Lillian Basden and Family, The Family of the late Elva Hall, Leroy Malcom and Family, Nathaniel Brooks and Family, Roy and Shirley Rodgers and Family, Lloyd Quant and Family, The Family of the late Clifford Stubbs; Ginny Bassett and Family, Fred Basden and Family, Ivy and Hilgrove Williams and Family, Marjorie Basden and Family, Peter Basden and Family, Sam Basden and Family, John “Abby” Basden and Family, Kevin Jackson and Family, Karen Cleare and Family, Helen Malcom and Family, and Norman Saunders and Family; The Mackey Family, Mary Munroe and Family, The Rolle Family, The Farrington Family, The Eleuthera Community, the Davis Family, Fredericka Dorsette and Family, Janet Gardiner and Family, Therez McKenzie and Family, Dorothy and Family, Tiskha Armaly and Family, Florence Christie and Family, Shanla Brown-Cleare and Family, Brenda and Reno Rigby and Family, Michael and Billy Albury and Family, The Forbes Family, The Family of the late Shirley Mae Martin; Rev’d. Nathan and Ramona Wells and the Chapel on the Hill Family, Manerva and James Forbes and Family, Cannon Basil Tynes and the St. Barnabas Church Family, Rev’d. Marie Roach and Family, Rev’d. Father Atma Badhu and Family, and the Honourable Loftis Roker and Family. Special Thanks to Vernetta Walks, Luceal Walker, The Doctors and Nurses of the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital including Drs. Raquel DavisHall, Francine Pinder, Lorano Knowles, Yasmine Ingraham and Lyane Ene; Residence staff – Nathalie Campbell and Althea.
May His Soul Rest in Peace!
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians & Crematorium, #44 Nassau Street, on Friday February 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Extended family and friends are invited to visit Virtual Funerals Bahamas on Facebook to access the Virtual Book of Condolences and the Digital Obituary.