A Private Funeral Service for Willis Philip Knowles, age 93, of Eden Street South, will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Stapledon Gardens, on Thursday, June 11th, 2020. Officiating will be The Venerable Mark Fox assisted by the Rev’d. Fr. Roderick Bain and Rev’d. Fr. John Kablga. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
In compliance with current Government regulations, attendance is limited to thirty (30) family members.
He is Pre-deceased by: Wife: Nurse Nora Hanna-Knowles; Son: Kendall George Knowles; Daughter: Tina Louise Knowles; Brothers: Rev. Alfred and Pastor Hezekiah Knowles, and George Henry Knowles; Sisters: Ruby Fernandez of Philadelphia, PA and Alice Knowles.
He is survived by his Daughters: Mrs. Peggy Knowles (John), Pauline Knowles and Paige Charles (Clifton); Adopted daughters: Anishka Knowles and DeAnne Hall-Knowles, Freeport, Grand Bahama; Sons: Philip, Carl, Gary, Eric, Lorenzo and Clayton; Daughters-in-Law: Dr. Carolynn Hall-Knowles, Hon. Rhondalee Braithwaite Knowles OBE, QC Attorney General, TCI., Cynthia Knowles and Gloria Knowles; Sons-in-law: Retired PC 698 John Knowles and Clifton Charles; Sister: Mrs. Gloria Allen; Brother: Edwin Knowles; Sisters-in-law: Rubyann Knowles and Miriam Knowles; Brother-in-law: Eldred Moss, Tarpum, Bay Eleuthera; Nieces: Sandra White of Philadelphia, P.A., Margaret Forbes (Sidney), Ruby Johnson (Cedric) and Verniece Adderley (Leroy), Anishka Knowles, Vernette Parker (Bernell), Nathalie Parks (Livingston), Della Mackey (Eric) Sherry Duvalier, Gwendolyn Marcelette Patram (Cranston), Laverne Armbrister (Lucas), Claudine Thompson and Visna Armbrister, Alicia, Bridgette and Michelle Knowles, Coral Miller (Keith) Elsa and Ada Jones; Nephews: Elder David Knowles, Ervin and Philip Knowles of Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera, Robert, Rudolph and Jeffrey Allen, Eric Ingraham and Kenneth Ingraham and family, Ed Knowles Jr., Alfred Knowles II Dennis Knowles, Modesto Knowles (Aryounna), Duke, Larry and Rodney Knowles, Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera, Barry Jones and family. Grandchildren: Aquila Knowles, Jelani Cartwright (Deonafye), Akia Knowles of China, Akisha Smith, Akina Donowa Claude) of Florida, Gary Knowles, Jr., Turks & Caicos, Chanelle Knowles of Philadelphia, PA., Kendrick (Shenique) and Raschard Knowles of Fort Lauderdale, Brittany Knowles, of Arizona, Europe Knowles, Aaron (Monique) and Jared Knowles of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Xavier Knowles, Zane (Valerie) Knowles of Houston, Texas, Richina Smith, Karl, Kerry and Kevandee Knowles, Carlos Pyfrom (Venise) Craig Knowles, RBDF, Jason (Rholanda) and Mark “The Performer” Knowles, Aliah Knowles, of Houston, Texas; Great Grandchildren: Morgan Delaney, Dallas, Texas, Mia Collie, Noah Rolle, Richard Bain, Mariah and Aaliah Pyfrom, Jeniyah, Jade and Jelani Cartwright, Jr., Alisha and Trevin Smith, Claude Jr., Aaleyah and Kyon Donawa of Florida, Tyler and Karl Knowles, Jr., Ramon and Ramero Knowles, Amethyst, Maddox and Mazziah Knowles of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Kyloh, Shearson and Kamiyah Knowles, Karl Knowles, Jr. Tyler, Khy and Kaydence Knowles; Caregivers: Naomi Mortimer, Pam Atkinson and Musienne McDonald; Special Nurse: Nurse Wring, Angels Elite; Other Relatives: Elder Cyril McMillan (Rose), Pastor Leslie McMillan (Wealthia), Pastor Wendell McMillan (Althea), Kenneth (Earnestine), Philip (Valerie) and Anthony Franks, Dr. Pearl Denette McMillan, Mrs. Beverley Williams (Craig), Mrs. Coralie Adderley (Ethan), Mrs. Laurel Long (Kevin), Shelly McMillian, Dr. Edroy McMillan (Stephanie), Wendell McMillan Jr., (LaKeischa) Curtis McMillan Jr., (Mahalet Zewde), Rodney and Francis, Williams, Mickey Williams, Cyndi Rahming, Henry Ferguson, Doreen, James, Christopher, Sharon, Christine, and Samuel Campbell and Family, Janice Munnings and Family, Dr. Winston and Maxwell Campbell and Family, Nurse Mavis Thompson and family, Earnel , Judith, Valderine Heastie and Family. Aura Maycock and Family, Pauline Holmes, Forazel Moncur, Nicholette Strachan, Jennifer Jones, Sheena Dawkins, Vance Tynes, Joan Culmer, Antoinette Petty, Canon Basil Tynes and Family, Fr. Stephen Davies and family, Marta Welters and Family of Miami Florida, E.R and Carol Hanna, Tameka Hanna and Terah Sweeting and family, Claude and Melanie Hanna and family, Esther Hanna-Culmer, Vaughn and Kevin Culmer and family, Geneive Hanna and Family, Freeport, Juanita Percentie of Harbor Island, Iris and Sharon Tynes and Family, Lynishika and Brian Wilson and family, Keith and Stephanie Seymour of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Brian Jones of Detroit, Michigan, Carlton Jones of Miami, Florida, Elva Gamble, Detroit Michigan, Patricia Adderley, Dr. Harlington Hanna, of Florida, Valerie Wells, Doris Hanna and Family, Lana Hanna Levarity and Family, Juanita and Dr. Leontyne Percentie and Family of Harbor Island, Rhonda Burrows (James) and Simone Wilson (John) and family, George McCartney; Other Family and Friends: Dr. Agreta Eneas Carey, Dr. Cyndi Dorsett, Dr. Catherine Conliffe, Nursing Sister Lydia Johnson, Nurse Colebrooke of Fleming Street Clinic, Dr. Adderley of Fleming Street Clinic, Hon. Alfred Sears and family, Hon. Valentine Grimes and family, Hon. Mark Humes, M.P. and family, Mrs. Monet Cartwright, Lisa Abergotti, of Philadelphia, P.A., Dr. Rhonda Chipman-Johnson, Hubert & Roxanne Chipman and family, The Cantu and Espinosa families, of Houston Texas, Dr. Pandora McKinney Smith and family, Ms. Sandra J. Knowles and family, Joyce Rahming and family, Leslia Brice and family, Kazprintina Ellis and family, Gail Byer Branon and Ruby Byer, Mavis Burrows, Rachael Duncombe, Tremell Smith, Rosemary Braynen, Mamie and Ray Saunders and family, Eldeace Wright and family, Theresa Haven-Adderley and family, Archdeacon Mark Lindsay Fox and Family, Rev. Fr. Roderick Bain and family, Rev. Fr. John Kabiga and family, Mrs. Melverna Wong and family, Mrs. Veronica Micklewhyte and Family, Mrs. Rose Dickinson and family, Mrs. Cassie Cooper, Mrs. Lillian Bastian, Ms. Ingrid Darling, Mrs. Camile Nairn, Mrs. Deborah Johnson and family, Ms. Beverley Marshall, Mrs. Monet Cartwright and family, Mrs. Rose Dickenson and family, Andrea and Weston Saunders and family, Debbie and Crystal Knowles and family, Kathleen Knowles-Johnson, Sharon Wrinkle and family, Marjorie Knowles Coleby and family, Louise, Jan and Paul Major and family, Kim Bodie and family, The Sawyers, Blydens, Thompsons, Fox, Knowles, Gaitors and Chipmans. Mildred Gray and Rebecca Kelly, and all the families in the Farrington Road and Eden Street Communities. Pastor ILeferna of the Church of God, Greater Chippingham and the Outreach Program, Pastor Moss, Temple Baptist Church, The Church Community of the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, The Precious Pearls of Holy Trinity, The Prayer Band and Cell Church of Holy Trinity, The Director, Mr. Antoinne Wallace and members of the Senior Choir of Holy Trinity, the Music Ministry of Holy Trinity, The Staff of BCPOU and Bahamas Telecommunications Corp., The Hanna Heastie Tynes Family Reunion Executive Committee Bahamas Branch, HHT, USA, HHT Freeport, Grand Bahama, the Executives and members of the Carver Garden Club, the Government High School Class of 1971, the St. John’s College class of 1970 and 1972, the Management and Staff of the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services, BIFS, the Management and Staff of the Securities Commission of the Bahamas, the Management and Staff of the Insurance Commission of the Bahamas, Citibank N.A., The Management and Staff of ZNS, The Management and staff of General Fire and Protection, the Management and Staff of Bullseye, The Crime Watch Community of Charlotte Ridge and Greater Chippingham and others too numerous to mention.