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Mrs. Joyce Juanita Battiste Clarke

Relatives and friends are advised of the passing of Mrs. Joyce Juanita Battiste Clarke, age 86, of St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands.  She passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, in Florida.

The Celebration of Life and Funeral Service of Joyce Juanita Battiste Clarke will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Reformation Lutheran Church, Anna’s Retreat, St. Thomas.  The Viewing will be 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with services to follow immediately after.  Burial will be in Western Cemetery #2.

Joyce Juanita Battiste Clarke was predeceased by her husband Clarence A. Clarke; she is survived by her Stepmother, Muriel J. Battiste (GA); Cousins Leona B. Wheatley and Leonard “Brother” Bonelli; DAUGHTERS: Stephanie Richards, Elma “Lulu” Brunson, Merle Herbert-Sasso, Beverly Clarke-Hodge, Fern P. Clarke, and Joycelyn “Erie” Petersen; SONS: Rudolph “Rudy” Clarke, Edwin “Mugabe” Clarke, and Clarence “Junie” Clarke; ADOPTED SONS: Reynold Fraser, and Keith “Mawuli” Benjamin; SONS in-law: Elvin “Lockhard” Hodge, and Will “PeeWee” Petersen.

Joyce Juanita Battiste Clarke is also survived by grandchildren – Donne, Kareem, Shamoi, Anwar, Ebony, Tiffani, Rossi, Erin, Kandi, Tamara, Will Jr., LaToya, Carla, Kyshma, Kyche’le, Dae’Shaun, DaeVaughn, Dae’Trel, Amelia, David, Keith, Khalief, Kha’liyah, Kha’lisha, Kha’Mari, Kyra and Raven, Karima, Sadejah; 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild, Sharmol “Joe”; (14) SISTERS:Beryl Battiste ,Delphine Lewis, Luella LaFranque, Louise Felix, Leonile LaFranque, Eugenie LaFranque, Madeline Bloice, Lillian Ishaan, Rose Moore ,Dolores Colman, Marie Battiste, Amy VanderBreggen, Leona Marks, Deborah Battiste-Mallory; (2) BROTHERS: Leon Battiste, Sr., and Alvin “Al” Battiste; Sisters-in-Law: Eleanor Battiste, Nieta Battiste, and Patricia Battiste; Brothers-in-Law: Emile Lewis, Leroy Bloice, Levi Moore, Kenneth VanderBreggen, Randolph Marks, and Michael Mallory.    

Joyce Juanita Battiste Clarke is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews, cousins, godchildren, children of Idalia Richards, the Sanjurjo family, friends, members of We From Upstreet and Party Hardy Carolers.

Again, Family and Friends are advised of the passing of Mrs. Joyce Juanita Battiste Clarke.           

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