A Private Graveside Service for Melvin Josiah Forbes, aged 82, of Hillview Court, will be held on Thursday, September 10th, 2020, at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Reuben Cooper.
Due to current Government regulations in respect of Covid-19, attendance at the graveside service is limited to ten (10) family members.
Melvin was predeceased by his Parents: Joseph and Theresetta Forbes.
Left to cherish his memories are his Wife: Elnicka; Sons: Melvin Forbes Jr. and Dr. Charles (Theresa) Forbes; Daughters: Taraseta (Oral) Hudson and Michelle Forbes; Grandchildren: Melvette, Alrona, Melvin III, Arnold, Renaldo, Michael and Maliyah Forbes, Bernard Davis, Charles Jr. and Charlesea Forbes, Taja, Tajaro and Tarajh Hudson; 4 Great-grandchildren; Brothers: Vincent (Jo Retha) Forbes of West Palm Beach, Florida and Whitfield Forbes of Florida; Brothers-in-law: Jacob (Elvina)Williams, Luther (Audrey) Turner and Chilean Turner Jr.; Sisters-in-law: Laverne Turner, Christine Swann, Grace Turner, Edna (Kevin) Glinton and Myrle Briscoe; Nephews: Arien (Tamara) Rolle and children, Frederick A. (Yenia Perez Alvarez) Turner, Jacob G. Williams, Deputy Registrar in The Supreme Court Edmund (Okeda) Turner and children, Chester Turner, Constable 2748 Ebonais (Chavette) Davis and children, Janin Turner, Dr. Kevin Emile and Dr. Kristofor Glinton; Nieces: Clarice (Lionel) Smith of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Katherine (Godfrey) Smith of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Georgette Russel of West Palm Beach, Florida, Michelle (Jonathan) Ford, Lucy Longley, Karen Williams, LaDaisy Turner, Gimel (Derek) Culmer, Nurse Kemala Swann and sons, Chrishanne (Nino) LaChapel and children; Counsel Caulette (Gervin) Simmons and son of Turks & Caicos, Crown Counsel Chassidy Swann and daughter of Turks & Caicos, Charis Swann and son, Sen. The Hon. Dr. Jasmin (Brian) Turner-Darius and children, Karin Glinton; Cousins: Joanne Knowles and Family, Cleveland Rolle and Family, Pastor James Rolle and Family, Dolly Saunders and Family, Zillah Rolle and Family, Virginia Sturrup and Family, Leonard Dames and Family; God-Child: Perry Bullard Jr.; Other Relatives and Friends: Francis Elizabeth Dean and Family, James Rolle, Family of the Late Carl Dames, Rev. Dr. Reuben and Sister Daphne Cooper and Family, Rev. James and Cecilia Rahming and Family, Shirley Pratt and Family, Barbara Forbes, Calford and Ruth Hamilton, Joel and Gloria Thompson, Hazel Bullard and Family, Geraldine Wilson, The Mission Baptist Church Family, Bishop Helen McPhee and Family, Edward Bain, Eduardo Cox, John “Timer” Turnquest, Susan Hall, Eleanor Foster, Albertha Belle, The Turner Family, Alvin Thomas Clarke and Family, Family of the Late Leonard Minns, The Cooper Family, Sherry Bethel, Ms. Marsha McQueen and the team at Coastline Community Care Nursing Home, Dr. Robin Roberts, Dr. Eugene Gray, Dr. Glenn Beneby, Five Porches of Deliverance Centre Apostolic Tabernacle, Family of the Late Masie Bastian, The Gardiner Family, The Tucker Family, Gladiator Road Community, Rolle Town Community and other family and friends too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians & Crematorium, #44 Nassau Street on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.