Family and friends are advised of the passing of Elma Alicia Donovan Baptiste. Elma served as the accountant of Wesley Methodist Church. She was a very active member of the Benevolent Society, Women’s League, and leader of Class #27.
She is survived by her husband, Wilfred E. Baptiste, Sr.; her children, Wilfred Baptiste, Jr., Avery Baptiste, Dean Baptiste, Sr., Angela Baptiste, and Colleen Baptiste-Bird; brothers, Leo Donovan, Ivo Donovan, Henito Donovan, and Tito Donovan; sisters, Gwendolyn Smith, Althea Turnbull, Inez Shephard, Vera Rayne, Gwennette Mc Master, Ivy Dawson; brothers-in-law, Clarence Dawson, Ted Rayne, Alister Mc Master, Wilston Baptiste, and Wilbert Baptiste; sisters-in-law, Erica Donovan, Leonara Donovan, Aurelia Donovan, Georgia Donovan, Edith Rogers-De Los Santos, Edris V. B. Daly, and Ena Baptiste-Miller; son-in-law, Michael Bird; grandchildren, Dean Baptiste, Jr. (BJ), Avery Baptiste II (Lil Avery), Irwin Williams, and Shane Williams; and many other nieces, nephews, and friends too numerous to mention.
A service celebrating the life of Elma Alicia Donovan Baptiste will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Wesley Methodist Church. The viewing will be held at 9:00 a.m. and the service begins at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be held at Eastern Cemetery in St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidance, masks or facial coverings must be worn at all gatherings. The church will be following guidelines on limiting the number of individuals who would like to pay their respects at this time. Arrangements are being made by Turnbull’s Funeral Home and a livestream will be available at Log into Facebook. funeral arrangement by Turnbull's funeral home