Rev’d Fr. Michael DaCosta Gittens

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Funeral Service for Rev’d Fr. Michael DaCosta Gittens, age 55 years, of Freeport, Grand Bahama, will be held on Friday February 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street. Officiating will be The Rt. Rev’d Laish Z. Boyd Sr. assisted by The Most Rev’d Drexel Gomez, The Rt. Rev’d Gilbert Thompson, The Venerable Harry Bain, Rev’d Fr. Earl Hepburn, The Rev’d Dr. Anthony Holder and The Rev’d Fr. Kari Xavier Marcelle. Cremation will follow.

Those who are left with indelible memories of Michael are His Siblings: Victor Gittens and Juliet Neymour; Nieces and Nephews: Ashley and Jonathan Neymour, Victor and Vanessa Gittens; Sister-in-law: Shinell Gittens; Uncles: Edison and Victor Squires and Kendal Gittens; Aunts: Sheila Grant, Juanita Grant, Marlease Bishop, Eileen and Joan Squires; Cousins: William, Patrick and Peter Gallop, Frank, Edward, William, Judy, Philip, William, Robert, Anthony and Giovanni Grant, Andy and Kathy-Ann Bishop, Jason and Clair Jones, Michael, Andrew and Christopher Squires, Margaret Hutchinson, Andrea Greenridge, Sandra Spooner and their families, Clara Rose Hall King, Winifred Smith, Shirley Hanna, Gweneth McIntosh, Edith Gittens, Sir Burton and Lady Camille Hall, Rev’d Dr. James and Bernadette Moultrie, Catherine Johnson, Matthew and Donnalee Stuart, Alverne King, Willis and Celestine Dorestt, Percival and Christina King, Carol and Hawett Ingraham and their families; Godparents: Patricia Murray and Carlton Jones and their families; Adopted Family: Ethel Johnson, Kendyce and Sonja Moss-Moultrie, N’Krumah II and Shaundica Edwards, Rev’d Fr. Kari and Kandis Marcelle, Agatha Marcelle, Sandra Garland, Lorraine Daly and their families; Numerous special friends including and not limited to: The Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and Cacios Islands, The Vestry, Altar Servers Guild and members of the Church of the Ascension, St. Jude’s and the Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King, Christ Church Cathedral, The Parish of St. Paul’s, Long Island, The Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Rev’d Canon Basil and Sonia Tynes, Rev’d Canon George Knight, Rev’d Ian Claridge and Erma Ambrose, Rev’d Dr. Anthony Holder and their families, Patrick Moss, Junior Storr, JoAnn Callender, Lynn Curry, Cynthia Rahming, Garvin Gaskin, Nekira Wilchcombe, Justice Neville Smith, Hon. Loretta Butler-Turner, Grafton Ifill Sr., Harvey and Ingrid Tynes, Carol Moss, Franklyn and Pandora Pratt, Jill Cooper, Wellington and Emily Ferguson, Sandra Knight, Ron and Cynthia Blackman, Elma Garraway, Patricia Burk, Harold and Joyce Cole, Emma Braynen, Raphael and Chloe Cartwright, Deborah “Debbie” Johnson, Melvern Wong, Ruth Pratt, Tessa Nottage, Eldridge and Ian McPhee, Clara McPhee, Adrian Archer, Thomas Wardle Jr., Stephan Saunders, Harry Wallace, Clyde Ferguson, Lawrence Pinder, Mary Kaklamankis, Dorothy Bain, Sophia Hart and their families, Magnol, Edgar, Gloren, Suzanne, Paulette and the Walker Clan; Godchildren too numerous to mention; Cathedral’s Golden Girls Lunch Bunch: Mena Griffiths, Clarice Granger, Veronica Bassett, Alcie Martinborough, Angela Carroll and their families, The Barbadian Association, the Centre For the Deaf Children, Cherely Kelly and the Department of Social Services; and many others too numerous to mention.

Special Thanks to: Dr. Ronald Knowles, Dr. Elsa Grant, Dr. Monique Pratt, Nurse Grant and The Management and staff of Renal House and Kidney Centre.

There will be NO Viewing at the Church

Friends may pay their last respects at Church of The Most Holy Trinity, Stapledon Gardens on Thursday February 15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.