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James Bachelor Dies at 64

James Bachelor

James Bachelor, affectionately known as “Simmonds” or “Jim Bo,” died on Friday, Dec. 4, at the age of 64.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Nancy and Samuel Bachelor; and his sister, Salome Bachelor.

James Bachelor is survived by his wife, Joycelyn “Annette” Bachelor; children: T’Keyah and T’Koya Bachelor; grandchildren: Isaiah Stridiron and Josiah Livisay; sisters: Petronella Anthony (St. Thomas), and Merlina, Sylvia and Nellie Bachelor (Antigua); sisters-in-law: Elenora Peters, Gwendolyn Winter, Cordella Winter and Joan Peters-Joseph; and brother-in-law, Hezekiah Anthony.

He is also survived by nieces: Genevieve, Tamika, Charlene, Cindy, Colleen, Shenelle, Beverly, Jessica, Irona and Jenny; nephews: Michael, Bradford, Hilroy, Devlin, Ralston, Calvert, Rodney, Imron, Omari, Kenny, Kerry, Scott, Raheem, Cuthbert and Peter; and cousins: Luther Bachelor and family, Lemrick Bachelor and family, James “Jimmy” Bachelor, Salome Roberts and family, Albertine Francis and family, Alford and Leon Cochrane.

Other survivors include cousins: Ferrence, Cora, Alisteen, Louis and Casmore Tonge, Myrel (aka Super T) and Roycott (aka John Boy) Tonge; special friends: Carol Victorine, Ian Johnson, Tilford Lettsome, Roy Emmanuel, Bishop Earl Harrison, Bishop Glenville Thompson, Reverend Doriel Connor and The New Testament Mt. Zion Church family; and extended family: members of the Bachelor and Tonge families.

The first viewing will be held from 3-5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 21, at Blyden Memorial Chapel. The viewing will take place at 9 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 22, at The New Testament Mt. Zion Church in Annas Retreat. Interment will be at Eastern Cemetery, Smith Bay.

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 live stream will be available at:



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