Funeral service for the late Patriarch Elder Burke Smith, aged 93 years, of Staniel Cay, Exuma, will be held on Sunday, 11th December 2022 at 10.00 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Staniel Cay, Exuma. Officiating will be Rev. Henry Rolle, assisted by Rev. Berkie Rolle, Rev. T. G. Morrison, and Rev. Franklyn McKenzie. Interment will follow in the Public Cemetery, Staniel Cay, Exuma.
Left to cherish and celebrate his life and legacy are his faithful and devoted wife of 68 years: Eloise Smith; Sons: Captain Joel (Rev. Kandies), Lester (Patricia “Peaches”), Captain Roland, Warren (Marcia), and Andrew (Mishelle) Smith; Daughters: Ruth, Eva, Annismae and Aretha Smith, Ivy Ferguson & Ansala (Donald) Lee; Grandsons: Randy Gray, Edward, Jamaal, Jakero (Michelle), Renardo (Ellenise), Renaldo (Khori), Andrell, Sean, Brandon, Miguel, Shannador (Jerry) Smith, Capt. Sanchez Ferguson, Hari Rolle, Donald Lee, II; Granddaughters: Racquel (Chief Superintendant of Police Mareno) Hinds, Kesia, Dekethra and Ivanna Ferguson, Bridgette (Patrick) Archer, Sabrina Bethel, Stephanie and Danielle Smith, Dierdre (Dr. Elijah) Adeniyi, Ashley (Xeves) McCreary and Alissa Lee; Great grandchildren: Elton, Isaiah, Amelle, Raven, Resheed, Perronise, Rolando, Branae, Pietro & DeShannon Smith, Keanna and Zion Hinds, Brittney and Patrick Archer, Joshua, Lavondre and Kamari Ferguson, Gabriel Romer, MyAngel, Josiah, Xeno, and Xolani McCreary and Symphony McPhee; Nieces and nephews: Gwendolyn (George) Johnson, Dossie-Mae Rolle, Eleanor, Bettymae, Joyce, Agnes, Everlynda, and Colleen Smith, Desiree (David) Mezadieu, Nancy (Joseph) Patton, Shenniel (Milton) Rolle, Judy (Charles) Edwards, Agatha (Beaufort) King, Jinnette Ann Bowles, Nursing Officer Kathy Saunders, Min. Nicole (Prophet Shawn) Taylor, Marylee (Orial) Swann, Linda (Urick) McKenzie, Elaine (Philip) Deleveaux, Perry and Robert “Bobby” Saunders; Philip, Clifton, Steven, Harrison “Chubby”, Darville, Dereck, Dean and Dennis (Tabitha Butler) Smith; Samuel (Euella) Smith, Gregory Burrows, Leoland, Burnie and Oral Storr; and a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
May He Rest in Peace!
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians & Crematorium, 44A Nassau Street, on Friday, 9th December, 2022 from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.; at the church in Staniel Cay on Saturday, 10th December, 2022 from 4.00 p.m. until 7.00 p.m., and on Sunday, 11th December, from 9.00 a.m. until service time.