Desmond Fitzroy Ryan Dies at 72

Desmond Fitzroy Ryan

Desmond Fitzroy Ryan, also known as “Des,” of Catherine’s Rest died on March 7. He was 72 years old.

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Phyllis Jones-Rivera Ryan; mother, Sarah Ryan; stepdaughters: Phylicia Rivera and Chanelle Rivera; sons, Edson Ryan; stepson, Kelvin Jones; sisters: Verlyn Miller and Carolyn Francis; nieces: Jemica Francis and Jaycee Francis; nephews: Cecil Darren Miller and Jamie Francis; great niece, Chloe Francis; great nephew, Camden Francis; aunts: Keturah Skelton and Ophelia Callendar; daughter-in-law, Lynette Ryan; and stepdaughter-in-law, Randi Jones.

He is also survived by brothers-in-law: Cecil Rudolph Miller (Antigua), Jude Justin Francis(N.Y.), Bennie Tatum(Va.), Jesse Jones Jr. (N.C.), Angelo Jones (N.C.) and Rodney Jones (N.C.); sister-in-law, Margaret Jones-Jackson; special friends: Harvel Samuel, Lucille Joseph, the Parker family, Burnett Matoo, Ellington Maynard and family, Herman Lynch Jr., Debbie Chinnery and Kelly; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

A viewing will take place at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 19, at Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church. Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Support the VI Source

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall - we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. Our sites are more popular than ever, but advertising revenues are falling - so you can see why we could use your help. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. If everybody who appreciates our reporting efforts were to help fund it for as little as $1, our future would be much more secure. Thanks in advance for your support!