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Maria Baptiste Dies at 75

Maria Baptiste

Maria Baptiste died on April 1 at her residence in Upper Love, St. Croix. She was born on Sept. 29, 1948, on the island of Dominica and was the beloved wife of Antoine Baptiste. She was 75 years old.

Maria is survived by her loving children: Curvel and Alvin Baptiste; cherished grandchildren: Kymira Baptiste, Emmett Pole and Geanie Johnson; great- grandchild, Malaki. She leaves behind her sisters: Jane-Ann, Emma, Josephine, Mary, Lucille and Jane; as well as her brothers: Robin and Osborne Casey; stepdaughters: Yvonne and Tamara; stepson, Anthony; 24 nieces, including Khardeen and Beverly; 25 grandnieces; 13 nephews; 14 grandnephews, including L.J.; as well as cousins: Cecillie Serville and others on St. Croix and Dominica too numerous to mention.

She will be dearly missed by her brothers-in-law: Lewis, Garfield, Bernard and Simon; sisters-in-law: Isareen, Laura, Rosemond, Valena, Florencia, Justine and Justina; extended family and other relatives, including Franklyn, Yvonne, Leon, Claudia, Troy, the Baptiste, the Amedee, the Crambran and the Cuffy families, as well as numerous other family members; and special friends: Slyvia, Theresa, Ruthine, Mrs. HP, Sister Adelade and Oscar Cuffy.

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the Churches of Christ on St. Croix. The JHL Hospital staff, including Dr. Lake, Dr. Casey, Nurse Edna, and the staff of Quantum Health, especially Nurse Joyce, for their compassionate care.

Other family and friends both here and Dominica, too numerous to mention.

The body of the late Maria Baptiste will be laid to rest on Friday, April 19. The viewing will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. at the Sunny Church of Christ, 499 Estate Strawberry. Interment will be at the Kingshill Cemetery.

May Maria’s gentle soul rest in eternal peace.

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