Funeral Mass for the late Richard Freeman Smith 88 years of Mermaid Blvd West and formerly of Georgetown, Exuma, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 29th, 2022 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill St. North. Celebrant, Reverend Fr. Kendrick Forbes. Interment will follow in the Eastern Cemetery, Dowdeswell Street.
Cherished memories of Richard are held by his Wife: Elease née Pratt; Five children: Phyllis (Andre) Meeusen, Frank (Sharlyn) Smith, Denise (Douglas) Vaval, Kevin Smith and Dr Raymond Smith; Five grandchildren: Dillon and Drew Vaval, Shari, Melissa and Shayla Smith; One great-grandson: Jayce Major; Three brothers: Robert, George and Philip (Hedda); Two sisters-in-law: Sister Felicitas of the Order of St. Ann of Arlington, Massachusetts, USA and Gloria Pratt of Nassau; Many nieces and nephews including: Linda Mae, Kendra, Marcus, Harold, John, Trevor, Lorna, Carlton, Albert, Scott, Trevor, Donna, Perry, Janet, Gail, Deborah, Jerry, Brenda, Barbara, Michael, Kay, Robert, Robert Lesley, Gina, Andrew, Gigi, Patrice, Philip, Paige, Teddy, Alex, Chris, Victor, Cherlyann, Gertrude, Lynden, Tameka, Jamal and Sheena; He will be fondly remembered by many other friends and relatives including: Hon. Philip E. Davis, Hon. I. Chester, Cooper, H. E. Sharon Wilson and Sir Franklyn Wilson, Denny Curry, Douglas Minns, Cressel Morley, Pierre Dupuch, Aaron Knowles, Elliott Lockhart, Henry Bostwick, Bishop Robert A. McPhee, Chris Curry, Wendell Major, Callan Miller, the Galanos Family, the Mermaid Boulevard neighbourhood family, Management and Staff of Financial One, his many friends in Exuma and from Exuma, his Pastors Fr. Glen Nixon, Fr. Kendrick Forbes and Deacon Samuel Mitchell, the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Senior and Junior Choirs and the entire St. Francis Parish Family;
Richard’s family are extremely grateful to Dr Beverton Moxey, Dr Robin Roberts, Dr Valentine Grimes, Dr Theodore Turnquest, Dr Duvaughn Curling, Dr Margo Munroe, and the staff of the Oncology Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital, the Nursing staff at PMH, physiotherapist Daniel Douglas and the numerous doctors at PMH who attended to his needs during his final hours.
May His Soul Rest in Peace!
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians & Crematorium, #44A Nassau Street on Friday October 28th, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be no viewing at the church.