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Juniel Charleswell Sr. Dies

Juniel Charleswell Sr., known also as “What’s Up” or “Zulu,” died on Jan. 15.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Elias and Aniele Charleswell; brother, Noriel Harrigan Callwood; aunt, Gwenny Penn; and uncles; Phillip Thomas, Deacon Mackel and Campbell Chalwell.

He is survived by his sons: Juniel Jr., Jamal, Junel, Jamel, Jameel and Jaleel Charleswell; daughter, Naomi George;  fiancé,  Lisa Hood; adopted sons: Mackimdale Smith and Elroy Brown Jr.; adopted daughter, Nikashea Kirkland-Crawford; brothers: Ishmael “Budhead” Harrigan, Riel “Wasi,” Dariel “Dadaman,” Loryiel “Lala” and Raphael “Tanja” Charleswell; sister, Muriel Lettsome; adopted brother, Milton “Meme” Wheatley; brother-in-law, Norris Lettsome; and sisters-in-law: Donna Harrigan, Avery Charleswell and Tammy B. Ausby; grandchildren: Ezekiel, Melodee, Juniel III and J’Hournney Charleswell; and aunts: Doreen Webster, Ida Frett, Anona Chalwell, Corrin Rabsatt, Deborah James and Carmen Matthew.

He is also survived by uncles: Conrad Henley, Bishop James and Bishop Naaman Charleswell; nieces: Aisha Callwood-Alexander, Labria, JaNýla, Tessa G. and Tahyra T. Charleswell, Rysheica Nicholson and Kishma Bruney-Charleswell; nephews: Keldred, Julian and Buddy Lettsome, Le’Shawn, Le’Quean, Le’Voiy, Le’Vaar, Tahiem and Dariel Jr. Charleswell; nieces-in-law: Carolyn and Cherisse Lettsome; great-nieces: Kellisha, Kellyah, and Jada Lettsome, Keisha Lettsome-Hilaire, Rynasia Nicholson, Grace Charleswell and Ava Viveros; great-nephews: Kellani, Kellijah and Kelmani Lettsome, Caiden Todman and Akahre Heywood; and great-great nieces: Kristen Edwards, KaMyah Lettsome and Kelis Barry;

Other survivors include great-great nephews: KaMar and K’Zai Lettsome, Jahmir Barry; godmother, Floreca Henley; goddaughter, Leana B Davidson; special relatives and friends include Lydia R Smith, Roxanne Bartlette, Dee-Shawn Charleswell, Karen Corbett, Raymond Victorine, Eric Castro, James Dowe, Charles Dore, Joe Clendinen, Bigley Biggs, Frankie “Kimbo” Thomas, Sandra Coulbourne, Janice Rogers-Coumarbatch, Carin Charleswell – Thomas, Barbara Richards, Papa Rivera, Senator Marvin Blyden, Ivin Christopher, Franklyn “Frankie” Harrigan, Rosalia Hughes, Whitney Jones, Wade Hill, Edris Hill, Jacquline MacTavious, Julian Frett, Bertile Fleming, Arlette Fleming, Alyn Ford, Jean Industrious, Kim Scatliffe, Gifford Fleming, Bola, Glen and Ena Miller, Vornet Smith, Rudy Scatliffe, Allie Allison Petrus, Lyra Hodge Steele, Jureen Hill, Janiece Hill, Gurvin Samuel, Linette Benjamin, Alvin “Allico” Mark Jr., Golda Hermon, Annette Mills, Edwin Forbes, Dexter Freeman, Leroy David and James Warner; as well as many, many other family and friends too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the first viewing from 4-6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20. The viewing will be held from 9-10 a.m. at Shiloh Seventh-day Adventist Church, with services to follow immediately at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the Eastern Cemetery, Smith Bay.

For those of you interested in writing a tribute for Juniel’s booklet, submit all tributes to junielsr.tributes@gmail.com no later than Saturday, Feb. 10.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services.

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