Marilyn E. Gumbs Dies

Marilyn E. Gumbs

Marilyn E. Gumbs died on March 18 peacefully at her home. She was born Marilyn Lee on Sept. 7, 1938, on the island of St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands.  She is survived by her:

Loving husband: Amos Gumbs

Daughters: Ramona Dratte -King, Virginia Dratte and Varian Gumbs -Lawrence

Adopted daughter/Granddaughter: Natasha L. Baker

Brothers: Neville Lee (deceased), Roosevelt Lee (deceased), Rexford Lee Jr. (deceased), Victor Cornelius and James Civil Jr.

Sisters: Rosalia Sackey, Marion Lee -O’Reilly, Louise Sealy, Aurelia Civil (deceased) and Pauline Sackey-Boynes

Brother-in-law: Davis Gumbs

Sisters-in-law: Mary Lee, Rosalyn Gumbs and Cora Gumbs

Sons-in-law: Delano King, Phillip Lawrence and Trevis Baker

Grandchildren: Nicole King-Felix,

Shekima King,

Marisha Joseph,

Angela Joseph, Ashawn Lawrence, Akeem Lawrence, Kadeem Lawrence, Kamifa Lawrence and Kevron Lawrence,

Great-grandchildren: Lauren Baker, Lamar Baker, Armani Felix and Ariana Lawrence

Great-great-grandchild, Mila Felix

And many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

The funeral service for Marilyn Gumbs will be held on Sunday, May 7, at the Philadelphia SDA Church. The viewing will start at 9 a.m. and the service at 10 a.m.  Interment will be at the Eastern Cemetery.  Tributes can be sent to on or before April 21.

Expressions of sympathy to the family may be made online at Professional services have been entrusted to Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services, 3815 Crown Bay, Suite 10, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802. Office: 340-779-6565 and Fax: 340-779-6566.

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