A Private Graveside Service for the late Retired Educator Laura Grace Ritchie, Age 95 of Sugar Apple Street, Sans Souci and formerly of Hampden, Jamaica, will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 at Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road. Officiating will be the Rt. Rev’d Laish Boyd, Bishop of The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands assisted by Archdeacon Keith Cartwright, Archdeacon Kingsley Knowles, Rev’d Fr. Roderick Bain and Canon Basil Tynes. Cremation was held.
Due to current Government regulations in respect of Covid-19, attendance at the graveside is limited to ten (10) persons.
Left to celebrate her life and legacy are Son: Vincent Ritchie, Jr., Granddaughter: Lia-Alexis Ritchie; Sister: Edna Cammock of New York; Daughter-in-Law: Stephanie Ritchie and her always present helper Jonas (Eddie) Blanc; Other relatives and friends include: Nieces Kathleen, Gean and Agnes Cammock of New York and Monica McFarland of Kingston, Jamacia, Carol and Bertie Edwards of Hollywood, Florida, Opal White of Virginia, Sam Hoffer, Elizabeth (Peter) Collins of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Eloise Jones of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Donald (Shaine) Thompson, Maitland (Winnie) Thompson and Linda Thompson, Monica Myers of England, Grace Patterson of Canada, Beverly Wallace-Whitfield, Errol and Ingrid Bethel, Helen Campbell, Shiela Moss, Cora Carey, Patricia Jarvis, Camille Isaacs, Capt. Irving Peele, Dr. Jonathan Rodgers, Wendy and Peter Wong, Carolyn Parish, Cassie Cooper, Dr. Pansy Brown, Kermit Graham, Barry Vanderpool, Deloris Rolle, Andrew Conliffe, Carlton Jones, Nicole Albury, Sonia Isaacs, Melverna Wong, Rodney and Francis Williams, Stella Knowles, Dr. Timothy and Pauline McCartney, William and Clinton McCartney, The Bellot, Laville, Garraway, Phillips, Bingham and Vanderpool Families, Peter Meadows and Family, Adrian Archer, Patricia Chambers, Claudette Allens, Retired Justice Jeanne I. Thompson, Retired Justice Ruby M. Nottage, Cyprianna McWeeney, Lana Munnings-Basaliga, Lenora Weech, Rafael and Wendy Munnings, Ken and Asinette Strachan, Charles and Liela Dillette, Kim Major, Anthony McKinney, Penny Roberts, Roosevelt Finlayson, Christine Burrows-Williams, Pearl Henfield, Valentine Grimes, Eldred and Dawne Bethel, Dr. and Mrs. Kirk Culmer, Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Culmer, Yolande Donaldson, Lavern Pinder, The Dicey Doh Singers, Rt. Rev’d Laish and Joanne Boyd, Cannon Basil and Sonia Tynes, Archdeacon Keith Cartwright and Archdeacon Kingsley Knowles; God Children: Lisa Bethel-Davis, Dr. Andrew Taylor and Benyaris Tynes; Community Involvement: The Dundas Repertory Company, The Bahamas Girl Guides Association, The Pilot Club International, The Cancer Society of The Bahamas, The Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association, Teen Challenge Bahamas, The Salvation Army, The A.C.W, The Joshua Generation Group and The Outreach Programs of Holy Trinity Church, The Lyford Cay Club Family and the Cursillo Group; Special thanks to Dr. Locksley Munroe, Archdeacon Mark R. Lindsay-Fox, Rev’d Fr. Kabega and Rev’d Fr. Rodrick Bain; Caregivers: Midline Fleuridor and Sophie Charles.
May Her Soul Rest in Peace!