Funeral service for Maud Vernita Poitier Hamilton, 86 yrs., a resident of Andros Avenue & Woods Alley & formerly of Arthurs Town, Cat Island, will be held at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church, Deveaux Street, on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Fr. Alain Laverne, M. Div., assisted by Clergy of the Archdiocese. Interment follows in Catholic Cemetery, Infant View Road.
Left to cherish her memories are her:
Beloved Husband & Best friend of 70 + years: Mr. Reuben B. Hamilton, affectionately called by his beloved wife "my Rube".
Children: 10 children:
8 daughters: Rachel D. Hamilton-Strachan, Willamae T. Hamilton-Stuart (spouse Reuben T. Stuart), Pamela S. Hamilton, Bernadette B. Saunders (spouse Nelson Saunders), Regina A. Hamilton, Immaculata M. Hamilton, Myra A. Hamilton, Fredericka S. Hamilton,
1 Adopted Daughter: Judy Hamilton
2 sons: Christopher L. Hamilton (spouse Doris Hamilton), Paul L. Hamilton (spouse Mildred Hamilton), (Winslow Hamilton (predeceased), Cyprian M. Hamilton (predeceased))
4 Adopted Sons: Godfrey "Pro" Pinder, Monsignor Alfred Culmer, Monsignor Simeon Roberts, Omar Hamilton
28 grandchildren: Aiesha Brown (spouse Christopher Brown), Damian Cosmos Strachan (spouse Alliedrea Gibson Strachan), Keliah Taylor, Winslownette Rolle (spouse Kevin Rolle), Paris K. Taylor, Monique A. Sutherland, Rajaith Sutherland(spouse Beatriz Sutherland), Christopher Moss, Marino M. Strachan Ashley M. Hamilton-Morley Lareukeniqueca Miller (spouse) Orlando Miller, Charlee Searcy, Bernard Ferguson, Reuben Adebo Stuart (spouse Monica Stuart), Dr. Scarlette M. Stuart, David B. Stuart , Paulette Ramsey (spouse Paul Ramsey), Gladys Hamilton, Emmanuel Hamilton, Funmilayo Carroll (spouse Lorenzo Carroll), Feron M. Hamilton (spouse Indera Hamilton), Hausa-Nandi Lightbourne (spouse Terrell Lightbourne), Dr. Reuben Bernard Hamilton (spouse Daychennel Hamilton), Chanae Nyasha Hamilton, Cyprianna Bain (spouse) Carl Bain Lashan Hamilton Winslow Hamilton (spouse) Atandra Hamilton Tracey M. Hamilton
49 Great-grandchildren: Shaddai Miller, T'Kadria K. Nabbie, Partriana Hamilton, Serena, Maria, Rajaith Jr. Sutherland, Kenny Ishmael Moss, Christinesha Brown, Christerro Brown, Steven Brown, Christonique Brown, Christanno Brown, Andricia , Degria, Ishmiah, Andrice & Akia Strachan, Rashad & Kelun Taylor, Kasia, Kevin Rolle Jr., Kailynn Rolle, , Presley Bullard, Paulianna Ramsey, Destiny Hamilton, Iyawunmi Hamilton, Damali Carroll, Joshua Hamilton, Jana, Eydan Hamilton, Micah, Daniel, Johnathan, Shalome & Susan Lightbourne, Damon Hamilton, Tatianna, Jordan, Nicholas & Croatia McKinney, Carlano & Shadiamon Bain, Angelica Johnson, Geno Cooper, Jonathon Fernander, Jasmin & Trayquan Hamilton, Mayoua & Skylar Stuart.
2 Great-great grandchildren: Taylese McKinney & Deante Thurston
Brothers: Reginald & Sir Sidney Poitier
Brother in Law: Samuel Johnson
Sister-in-Laws: Juanita Poitier, Joanna Poitier
Aunt: Gertrude Burnside
Nieces: Patsy Wring, Cleta Moncriffe, Lavinia-Mae Blackmon, Ruby Smith, Gloria Dorsette, Paulette Newton, Rena Turnquest, Portia Poitier, Silrena Poitier, Myrtle Poitier, Stephanie, Vanesta, Pamela, Beverly Poitier-Henderson, Sherry, Gina, Sydney, Tamia, Anika Poitier, Meryl Evans, Karen Johnson, Sandra Barr, Phyllis Smith, Rev. Ellen Henfield, Earnestine Haven, Femi Poitier, Rosie, Laura, Lisa & Beverley.
Nephews: Bernard Cyril, Junior, Sterling, Dennis, Wenzel, Cedric, Eugene, Larry, Patrick, Bruno & Pedro Poitier, George, Kirkland &Keith Poitier, Eugene Cooper, Hartman Poitier, Jeffrey , Wellington, Cedric, James, Chris, Alvin, Lewis, Floyd, & George Johnson, Marlon Thompson, Alfred Stubbs, David Hayes, Dr. Hubert Orlander.
Grand Nieces & Grand Nephews: Charmaine Ferguson, Kelcine (Greg) Evans and Kelly Smith, Kijana & Jali Thompson, Gary & Geneva Cooper, Sharon Cooper, Sandra & Leonard Johnson, Karen Carver, Kim Whylly, Loretta Dorsett-Smith, Charmaine Dorsett-Stirrup, Cintiest Dorsett-Henriquez, Lisa Dorsette, Latoya Carey-Desouza, Dario & Jermaine Carey, Christopher John, Michael, Vincent, Margo Wring, Gilbert, Fabian & Abigail Whylly, Kenji, Drameco Archer.
Cousins: Ennol Moss, Shirley Wallace, Eloise Pierre, Beatrice Farrington, Beryl Armbrister, Elsworth Poitier, Lena Burgzorg, Deacon Maxwell Stubbs, Max Poitier, Brunhilda Dawkins, Ernestine Poitier, Julia Poitier, Cynthia, Irene & Rev. Althea Poitier, Hugh Chase, Julia, Stanley and Waynan Burnside, Agatha Dean, Judy Bosfield, Patrick Rahming, Deacon Maxwell Johnson, Former ASP Edward Poitier, Harcourt (Coins) Poitier, The children of the late Jennie Mae Jones.
Other Close Relatives and friends including: Msgr. John Johnson, , (St. Helena's Club); Mrs. Delores Nottage, Persis Adderley, Florinda Bastian, Patricia Bell, Alfreda Butler, Carnetta Clarke, Patsy Curry, Sylvia Godet, Altamese Isaacs, Pam Kerr, Ena North, Faith Pennerman, Dorothy Roberts, Alice Rolle, Peggy Strachan, The Our Lady's Women Auxillary, Mrs. Sylvia Sands & Family, Mrs. Marsha McGeachy & Family, Rose Culmer, Mr. Rolande Goffe, Lillian Jones, Rev. Elva Russell & Family, Rev. Clifford Smith, Kendall Johnson, Donna & Kendal Campbell, Edgar & Natalie Bonimy, Bernard K. Bonimy & Family, Jana Bastian, Jason Oliver, Jean Phillipe, Samantha Rogers, The Catholic Diocesan Women's Auxillary, The entire Koinonia Family, The Elks Lodge, St. Vincent de Paul's Society, Oblates of St. Benedicts, Solidity, The Early Morning Risers, The Catholic Heritage Group, Our Lady's Soup Kitchen, The Legion Of Mary, Our Lady's Church Fair Committee, the Our Lady's Church 6:30 am Choir, The British Veterans Legion of World War II, The Diocesan Chorale, The PLP Stalwart Counselors, The Benedictine Sisters of St Martins Convent, Priscilla McKenzie & The Ministry of Tourism People 2 People, the PLP Branch for the Centreville Constituency, Deacon Peter & Pearle Rahming, Fr. Alaine Leverne, Mrs. Henrietta Miller, the entire Our Lady's of The Holy Souls Roman Catholic Church Community, The Woods Alley & Andros Ave Community, Dr. Delton Farquhason, the entire staff of The Fleming Street Clinic, the entire staff of Private Medical Ward, the children of the late Willamae Smith, the children of the late Helen Humes, the children of the late Maurice & Cynthia Mortimer, Ms. Doreen Fernander, The members of the Travel Club, The Burnside Family, The Larrimore Family, The entire Russell family of Arthurs Town, Cat Island, The Poitier, Stuart, Stubbs, Hepburn, and Miller family.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, market Street, from 10-6:00
on Thursday & on Friday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
Published in The Nassau Guardian on Jan. 24, 2013