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Kelvin Ethan Woodson Dies at 58

Kelvin Ethan Woodson

Kelvin Ethan Woodson, also known as “Kelly” or “Gerbil,” of Estate Whim died on Wednesday, March 20. He was 58 years old.

He was preceded in death by his father, Svend A. Ovesen Jr.; grandparents: Hezekiah E. Smith and Marion M. Smith; brother, Svend A. Ovesen III; aunt, Annette E. Smith; uncles: Alfred E. Smith and Harold E. Smith; cousin, Kerisa M. Smith.

He is survived by his companion, Theresa Collingwood; mother, Alfreda Smith Ovesen; stepson, Jomo Akinrin; step-grandson, Zion Akinrin; sister, Karole E. Ovesen-McGregor; brothers: Kraigg A. A. Ovesen, Hans H. A. Ovesen and Gerald E. A. Ovesen; nieces: Keryn K. McGregor-Wing, Kristyn N. Ovesen, Hanaya Ovesen, Deshinque Ovesen and Kara S. Ovesen; nephews: Svend A. Ovesen IV, Marquis A. McGregor, Omary J. Ovesen, Jahleel Ovesen, Khalid A. Ovesen, Deshawn Ovesen, Brandon Ovesen, Zion Ovesen, Negus Cooper and Cameron E. Ovesen; and great nephew, Svend A. Ovesen V.

He is also survived by aunts: Beverly E. Smith, Louella E. Smith Rabsatt, Marjorie E. Smith, Paulette E. Hodge, Jerilyn O. Bryan and Susanna Callwood-Smith; uncles: Sidney Rabsatt Sr., Ph.D. and Alphonse J. Stalliard; sisters-in-law: Trazell M. Ovesen, K. Glenda Cameron Esq., Pamela Emmanuel Ovesen and Anne Hammond Ovesen; brother-in-law, Malcolm D. McGregor; godparents: Etheldred “Cino” and Chrystalia Christopher, and Dr. E. Aracelis Francis;

More survivors are his special friends: Wayne Charles, Mark Charles, Alice Naila Charles, Clarence “Kayie” Henry Jr., James Henry, Beverly Henry-Richards, Olive Henry-Fergus, Marlene Henry, James “Far-I” Christian, Samuel “Jahi” Sweeney, Errol “Diamond” Moore, Delroy “Chocolate” Byron Jr., Corinne Messer, Claudia E. Merrick, St. Clair and Ena Berry, Augustus Collingwood, Earl and Phyllis Charles; special cousins: Allan G. Dawson, Leslie Hodge, Kimm Richards-Blackman, Shawna K. Richards, Alphonse “Ajay” Stalliard, Simona E. Butler, Sidney E. Rabsatt II, Sabrina E. Rabsatt, Erin M. O’Rielly, Norah M. Smith M.D., Michelle Smith-Riley, Tamara Smith, Harold E. Smith Jr., Harolyn M. Smith, Mike Smith, Michelle L. Andrews, Sandra Solomon Samuel, Sef and Kai Blackman, and Chasen Richards.

Other survivors include special family and friends: the family of the late Ethanie Smith Francis, the family of the late Alice Smith Nielsen, the family of the late Elisa M. Smith, the family of Paulette E. Hodge, the family of the late Octavia Hunt, the family of the late James E. Hendricks, the family of the late Charles E. Hendricks, Paula Osorio, George and Alma Plaskett Christiansen, Beverly, Ann and Elliott Williams, Josephine Hector, Carolyn Heywood, Charles Isles, Juanita Isles Richards, Keisha Isles, Laverne Joseph, Ruby Adams and family; as well as other family and friends too numerous to mention.

There will be a viewing from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, at the James Memorial Funeral Home in La Grande Princesse.

A second viewing will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 4, at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Frederiksted. Interment will be in Frederiksted Cemetery.

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  1. Alfreda, I want to express my sincere condolences for the loss of your first child. You have gone through a lot, and you are always in my prayers. You’ve always been a good friend, since school days. Again, my family and I wish you the very best and he is no longer suffering and is in heaven with the Lord.