A Private Funeral Service for the late Melva Marina Bain Bastian, aged 82 years, of Pinders, Mangrove Cay, Andros will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 14th, 2020 at St. Luke’s Baptist Church, Pinders, Mangrove Cay, Andros. Officiating will be Bishop Dr. Carrington S. Pinder assisted by Reverend Dr. James W. Pratt, Reverend Dr. Philip McPhee, Reverend Moses Pennerman, Reverend George Clarke, and other Ministers of the Gospel. Interment will follow in the Public Cemetery, Pinders.
Due to current Government regulations in respect of Covid-19, attendance is limited.
Left to cherish the life and legacy of this phenomenal woman are her Sons: R. Whitney Bastian, former Member of Parliament, Larry, Delroy, Dennis and Derick Bastian; Daughters: Harriet, Christine and Marilyn Bastian; Grand Daughters: Pamela Bastian, Nathalie Newton, Uneaka Russell, Krystal Benjamin, Talaya Johnson, Cindy Bannister, Carmel Saunders, Jade Farquharson, Jamie, Ashli, Destiny, and Jasmine Bastian; Grand Sons: Wayne Whitney, Don Ruben, Jerome Joshua, Jamal, Jermaine, Gino, Marques, Corrections Officer Ahmad, Derick Jr. Derren, Vanrick, Jayden, Dylan, Trace and Zane Bastian, Neil Prosper, Jensen Ferguson, Cezarrio Bannister Sr., Clyde Saunders Sr., Marco and Pablo Terry, and Carson Swain; Great Grandchildren: Carez Heastie, Rubin III, Giovanni, Amari, Anthony, Jada, Jaden, Jaren, Jerome, Justis, Gaby and Amelia Bastian, Tyra Russell, J’Anthony Rolle, Cezarrio Jr. Clyde Jr. and Errinique: Great-great Grandchild: Rhea Bastian; Sisters: Yvonne Stuart, Salomie McDonald and Adeltis Stubbs; Brother: Henry Bain. Aunt: Ceslyn Bain; Daughter-In-Law: Gloria Bastian, Sisters-In-Law: Eloise, Cula and Rayanna Bain; Brothers-In-Law: Herbert Stuart, Teddy McDonald, and Michael Stubbs; Adopted Children: Brenda Darby, Kendal Green, Tammarrel, and Tereco Bain, Thomas Strachan, Nita King, Claudine Newbold, Roy Bannister, Captain Kevin Moxey, Dennis Green, Jeffrey, and April Miller, Prudence Rolle, Rosalee Rolle-Nairn, and Corretta Bannister; Nieces: Deborah, Lynette, Maxine and Braquelle Bain, Coleen Gilligan, Keron Harrison, Nichole Franklin, Theresa, Elsie, Sherrie and Dr. Veronica Bain, Min. Tina McKenzie, Desiree and Jamie Stuart, Teshan McDonald, Anthonicia Delva, Shirlene Wright, Doris Taylor Bernadette Johnson, Tracy Newton, Donita Smith, Claudia, Sheena and Shenice Bain. Min. Priscilla Dean, Nesline Rolle, Princess Storr, Rose Marie Bain, Marva Cleare, Monique Sweeting, Marcia Neymour, Elvina Bastian, Min. Francine Bethel, Judy Symonette, Dr. Lorraine Jones, Ruthie Mae Reviere, Barbara Stewart, Cora, and Geneva Bastian; Nephews: Dr. David Stuart, Torry McDonald, Dwayne, Livingstone Bernard, Irvin Jr. Cubel Gino, Rupert III, Leroy, Marcus, Jamal, Brian, Sherman, Omar and Al Bain, Cameron Rolle, Mario Butler, Trevor Rolle, Duran Taylor, Elvis Clarke, John Green, Kermit, Forrester, Rev. Ronald, James, John, Orman, Ted, Lynden, Mark, Theo, Paul, and Gerard Bastian; Cousins: Norma Newbold, Veronica Mackey, Anetta, Corolett, Bloneva and Linda Rolle, Iris Moxey, Catherine Sweeting, Christine Hanna, James Curry, Alfred Roston and Godfrey Rolle, Dexter, Reuben, Detective Inspector Ishmeal and P/C 1260 Martin Bain, Edward and Everton Bain, Dino, Don, Angelo and Raymond Bannister, Fenerick, Andrew Jr. and Floyd Longley, Gregory, Lynox and Patrick Williams, Clive and Reno Forbes, Eugene and Aiden Nairn, Kenny Carrol, Keith and Kevin Kemp, Marvick and Allan McPhee, Wencil Neely, Archie, John, Hubel and Herbert Edgecombe, Dr. Mark Johnson, Willis and Sterling Newbold, Michael Dames, Elaine Adderley, Rosita Scott, Kendale Carroll, Kelcine Mingo, Christine, Irene, Donna, Maria, and Laverne, Bain, Naomi Turner, Maureen Ellis, Denise Fountain, Nadine McDonald-Holcomb, Kaylesia Bannister, Sandra Moncur, Keva McKinney, Royanne Rolle, Maxine Pratt, Shezelle Mather, Susie Mae and Andrea Longley, Ismaleane Bowe, Clara Williams, Desleane Lowe, Rosalie Curtis, Emily Howard, Sabrina Crutchfield , Rowena Neely, Brenda Basden, Thelma Rivers, Janet Pratt, Theresa Mitchell, Sherene McPhee, Francine McDonald, Eve and Keisha Edgecombe, Mary Boyd, Harriet Finley and Baranis Fernander; and a host of Relatives and Friends including: Maxine Bastian, Gretchlyn Burrows, Ethel Bowe, Sylvia Longley, Catherine Maddison, Muriel Fraser, Sasha Joyce, Tamika Knowles, Rosita Macena, Joycelyn Greene, Genetta Culmer, Cynthia Ferguson, Karen Young, Beauty Mae Saunders & Family, Mother Doreka Precious Green & Family, Lilly Blatch and Family, Izona Sweeting & Family, Garnet Bullard and Family, Brenda Belle, Christopher Kemp, Dwayne and Andrea Deveaux, Dennis Nairn, Karen Kemp, Wendy Bannister, Kenya Williams, Pamela Major, Edney Rolle, Prenell Brown, Zian Rolle, Jacqueline V. Smith, Vanda Ford, Picewell Forbes, Member of Parliament for Mangrove Cay and South Andros Constituency, Father Andrew Toppin, Father Roderick Bain, Family Island Administrator Gilbert Kemp, Orien Saunders, Antoinette Moxey, Reverend Hubert King & Family, Francita Nairn and Family, Rev. Keith and Lenora Robinson, Ivan Deveaux and Family, Dr. Deswell Forbes and Family, Ali Bain and Family, Daniel Smith and Family, Annamae Rolle & Family, Rose Balasko and Family, Ethel Russel and Family, Ronnie and Ed Outten, Cyril and Angela Miller, Terrance Brown, Berkley Nairn, Howard Green and Family, Howard King and Family, Pearl Moxey and Family, Ralph Moxey and Family, Jimmy Saunders and Family, Denza Bethel, Leanora Brennen and Family, Jeffrey Jolly and Family, Curlene Saunders & Family, Melverna Wong and Family, Wilfred Bastian and Family, Maybel Bastian and Family, The McPhee Family, The Jones Family, The Saunders Family, The Miller Family, The Kemp Family, The Pennerman Family, the Rolle Family, The Minus Family, The Bethel Family, Family of the Late Elizabeth Bastian-Stubbs, Family of the Late Rita Bastian-King, Family of the Late Esrena Forbes, and Descendants of the Late James Kerr of Lisbon Creek. The Sailing Crew of the Melva B, The Sailing Crew of the Heathcliff, The Entire Community of Mangrove Cay, Andros, and numerous others too many to mention.
May Her Soul Rest in Peace!
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians & Crematorium, #44 Nassau St. on Thursday November 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and at the Church in Pinders, Mangrove Cay, Andros on Friday November 13th, from 12:00 noon until service time.