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Edward C. Tyson Dies

Edward C. Tyson

Edward C. Tyson died on Saturday, April 20.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine J. Acosta Tyson; and son, Dujuan C. Tyson.

The cherished memories of Edward “Flakes” Tyson will forever live in the hearts of his children: Shenell Tyson, Isshan Forbes and Carla Lafong; grandchildren: Alison, Ava and Neveah Forbes; special friend, Avril Hanley; bonus daughters: Kitania and Ketara Perez; adopted children: Baldwin Hendricks Jr. and Tarshish Fitz; sisters: Doradeen and Dahlia Tyson, Cordelia and Elizabeth France, Jean and Annette Peets, Melrose Parry, Patrice “Penny” Alexander, Etty Davis and Marilyn Nesbitt; brothers: Earl, Terrance and George Tyson, Kirtley Claxton, Sam, Ellerton, Charles Eddy and Kenneth France, Kenrick “Ken” Peets, Leroy “Bob” Peets and Robert “Wincy” Peets, and Fredrick “Sunnyboy” Nesbitt; and adopted siblings: Jean Caines, George “Mr. Lee” Dasent, Averil “Cherry” Walters, Catherine Joseph and Emmanuel “Eddy” Richards.

He is also survived by brothers-in-law: June Alexander and Lorenzo Acosta; sister-in-law: Jeanette and June France, Tammie Tyson, Lisa and Ammique Peets and Sandra Eubanks; and nieces and nephews: Natasha Ireland, Aisha Duggins, Ammonis Claxton, Prisca Claxton, Menelek Tyson, Kwame Claxton, Ingrid Tyson Wilkin, Shaun Tyson, Sonia Tyson, Mandisa Tyson-Ward, Ronald King, Yasmine Hanley, Deslyn Tyson-Whyte, Everette Tyson, Shaquan Tyson, Shakella Tyson, Jamia Sutton, Shawna Claxton, Antwan Claxton, Chang Gumbs, Jamoy Tyson, Josephine France, Sameka Reid, Lexine Tyson, Delecia French, Patterson Flemming, Rodney Flemming, Samika Warner, Steven Warner, Soroya Jeffers, Shaquan Warner, Shakir Warner, Alvin Jeffers and Natasha Jeffers.

Other survivors include nieces and nephews: Michael Jeffers, Charnette Charnel Jeffers, Jeanelle Tyson, Zene-Imani Dore Tyson, Kennyate Tyson, and Alexis Liburd. Biko and Blain Claxton, Damali Dafina, Lisimba, Khalfani and Khaleedra Acosta, Stephanie and Steven Eubanks, Warren Acosta Jr., Imhotep, Ozymandias, Azani and Omega Claxton; aunts: Gweneth Hodge and Veronica William Brown; aunt-in-law: Carmen Acosta and Inez Claxton; uncle-in-law, Lawrence Jacobs Sr.; close friends: Eustace Hutchinson, Elroy “Magoo” Jeffers/ (Alphonso Jeffers), Dennis McCormick, Jacqueline Dennis, the Harvey family, Mary Francis and family, Valencia Henry and family, Deborah and Burton Peterson and family. Rolston Toby Jones and the Jones family; as well as other family and friends too numerous to mention.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 7, at James Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery.


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