Funeral Service for the late Rawson Holland Minnis, 79 years of South Westridge and formerly of Clarence Town, Long Island, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 13th, 2022 at The Church of The Most Holy Trinity, Trinity Way, Stapleton Gardens. Officiating will be The Reverend Fr. John Kabiga and The Venerable Archdeacon Mark Fox. Cremation will follow.
Due to current Government regulations in respect of Covid-19, masks and physical distancing are required.
Rawson was preceded in death by his Wife of 55 years: Audrie Theresa Minnis (nee Johnson); Parents: Edward “Bobby” and Ida (nee Cartwright) Minnis; Stepmother: Louise Minnis; Brothers: Royce, Edward (Edna), Erskine, Morris, Bradley (Lelia), Ellison (Loretta); and Sisters: Minerva, Dillis and Savaleta.
Left to mourn his passing, but to cherish his memory are his Children: Roslyn (Hosea Hinsey), Rawson Jr. (Jacqueline), and Ryan Christopher; Grandchildren: heartstring, chauffeur and loving caregiver, Ari Hinsey; Aundre Minnis and Alexis Parker; Brother: Ted Minnis; Brother-in-law: Ollan Johnson and family; Sisters-in-law: Lillian McPhee and family; Geraldine Smith and family; Francisca and Reverend CB Moss and Family; Numerous nieces and nephews, their spouses and family members including: Bennett and Virginia Minnis; Carmel and Leroy Williamson; Kent and Rochelle Minnis; Spencer, Edward, Maurice, Regina, Marina, Patrick, Texas, Charlene, Charmaine and Shawn Minnis; Phillip and Terecita Minnis; Bradley and Patrice Minnis; Viola Minnis; Maria Minnis; Reynell and Whitfield Neely; Jewel and William Bethel; Roberta and Prince Albury; Jean Turnquest; Nurse Crystal Murray; Kim and Dexter Bodie; Shellyn and Kendal Ingraham; Gaynell and Samuel Heastie; Olrice and Jane Murray; Jermaine and Diana Murray;Ellissa and John Mwesigwa; Archibald and Eddie Minnis; Ida Lightbourne, Pamela Smith, Rodney Deveaux, and Joy Minnis-Spidell; Great grand nieces and nephews including: Brian Nottage; Cherry Charlton Minnis; Anton Hamilton; Devito, Christopher, Kimberley and Wendi Bodie; Erinique Bodie; Kyle Murray, Marcian Murray; Destiny Culmer, The Alleyne, Lundy, Darville and Johnson families; Other Family members and Friends including: Chris Taylor, Henry “Bonzo” Sands; Sharla Bastian; Gertrude Kelly, Orien Williams, Luther Russell, Bishop F. P. Burrows; Brendan Watson, Frank Watson, Thomas and Cinderella Hinsey and family; Wilfred and Dorzelia Lubin and family; Albert and Laverne Bowe, Moniqua Farquharson, Leroy and Natasha Moss, Laverne Armbrister, Annamae Fox, Debbie Armstrong, Mitzi Swaby, Livingston Ferguson, Patrick Hanna and family; Andrew Thompson, Jerry and Roseanne Bastian, Kelsey Sweeting, Vianna Johnson and family; Latisha Curry and family; Kevin Ryan and family; Garland Dean, Tyrone Miller, Val Maura, Alfred Walkes, Rudy Adderley, Tony McPhee, Danny Higgs, Drexel Dean, Paul Jones, George Ward, Crestwell Stuart and Leo Godet; Dr. Hubert Minnis, former Prime Minister of The Bahamas; Tommy Turnquest, Fred Williamson and Algernon Allen, Robert Rolle, Meisha Oliver and Escaniel DouDou, The Holy Trinity Church family including Antoine Wallace, Judith Theophilus, Gretchen Jones and Stephanie Verens and the South Westridge Neighbourhood community; The Long Island community – Minnis, Taylor, Cartwright, Bowe, Newman, Rigby, Pratt, Adderley, Major and Strachan families; Special thanks to the following: The Holy Trinity Church Choirs: Echoes of Dawn, The Senior Choir and The Diocesan Chorale as well as the Evangelism Ministry team; Staff at EFG Bank and Trust (Bahamas) Ltd., including Sherry, Tami, Whittington, Oliver, Florence, Enique, Corey, Joyce, and Angelique; staff at Blanco Bleach and the Scotia East Bay connection – Robin, Barbara, Iris, Evangeline, Yvette, Staneice, Kimberly and Cheryl.
Please note that if your name is not mentioned, it is not because we love or cherish your friendship any less. We thank all of you for your kind words and other acts of kindness, prayers, telephone calls and home visits during this time as it has made our loss easier to bear.
May His Soul Rest in Peace!
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians & Crematorium, #44A Nassau Street on Friday August 12th, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be no viewing at the church.