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Joseph Dennis

We regrettably announce the passing of Joseph Dennis on Wednesday, April 6, 2020.

He was 80 years old. Joseph was born on St. Thomas to the late Martha A. Jennings and George E. Dennis, Sr.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, Anthony Dennis and Mario Dennis, Sr; and favorite cousin Rita L. Callwood.  He leaves to mourn his children to include Josephine P. Seabrooks, Donna L. Dennis, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ M. Dennis, Joseph Dennis, Jr. and David A. Dennis; brothers George E. Dennis, Jr. and Mitchell Dennis, Sr.; sisters Bernice ‘Tiny’ Dennis-Lake, Drucilla Dennis and Lily Washington; dearest niece Ama Dennis; nine grandchildren, Jerome Seabrooks, Jaris Dennis, Lizann Dennis, Ebony Petersen, Amaker D. Smith, Craig A. Smith II, Anna M. Smith, Brianna Dennis and Khalfani Dennis;  three great grandchildren, Destiny, Elijah and Jaris Jr. Dennis; and a host of relatives too numerous to mention.

Joseph after serving in the US Army, 82nd Airborne, returned home to worked for the USVI Government, specifically the Department of Planning and Natural Resources until his retirement. He was a building inspector, draftsman, farmer and veteran, who took pride in his work ethics and upstanding integrity. He was formidable.  He designed, built and lived in his home with his family in the neighborhood of Fortuna for close to 60 years and it was there he made his final rest – peacefully.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic a memorial service will be held at a later date. Persons wishing to submit tributes should send them to the following email address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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