Clifford Alexander Christian Dies at 79

Clifford Alexander Christian

Clifford Alexander Christian of Estate Two Brothers, Frederiksted, St. Croix, died at the age of 79. He was also known as “Cliffco,” “Cliff,” “Buddha,” “Mayor of Frederiksted,” “The Man Who Knows” and “Rumors Prediction and Warnings.”

He was preceded in death by his parents: Peter and Esther Lucille Christian.

He is survived by his children: Jody Donaldson, Wayne Christian, Cleone A. Christian, Christina A. Christian-McFarlande, Karen P. Christian, Clive A. Christian, Carol A. Christian, Chayne Christian, Carlos A. Christian and Ruth Melendez; and grandchildren: Raheem and Sharika Donaldson, Tanya Christian-Finley, Antonio A. Christian, Clarissa Christian, Genelle Durand, Kayra and K’maia Clouden, Quincy, Crystal, Oshay, Calani Christian, Alyssa T. Phipps, Quaniece*, Quanie, Quasheem, Qualeed, Quaniecia, Quachayne, Quadiva Christian, Cassius A. and Carlos A. Christian Jr.

He is also survived by great-grandchildren: Tavhon Ellis, Khaleed and K’zion Fawkes, Keanu Finley, Zoe* and Lonnie Rumpf III; godchildren: Austin Rowland, Melissa Brown and Melissa Herbert; brothers and sister: Laris Ernestine Christian, Melvin Christian, Anthony Christian, Mark Christian*, Denzil Christian* and Allan Christian*; nieces: Denise Christian-Edwards, Joy Christian, Evanthe Snype-Goins, Esther Snype-Davenport, Imagene Mallory, Adrena Christian*, Andrea Christian, Lisa, Jamila, Janella, Lorna, Leah, Dalila, Laurie Christian, Linda Christian-Granger, Lisa Christian-Jones, Christine Christian-Hudson and Indolicia McIntosh;

More survivors are nephews: Peter Addison, Christopher, Dalani, OJ, Jamile, Marlon Christian and DeWayne Snype; cousins: Sonia Griles, Sandra Howell, Palmyra Benjamin, Isidore Griles Jr., Donna Christensen, Cora Christian MD MPH, Rupert “Rudy” Abramson, Delano Christian, Lowell Christian, Alphonso Christian II Esq., Rodney Christian, Mario Christian and Noel Christian; and special friends: Irwin Springer (caretaker), Andrew Snype, Katherine Jarvis, Susanna Smith, Vivian Furet, Josephine Hector, Meredith Nielsen, Sen. Alicia ‘Chucky” Hansen, Louise Petersen, Martha Eugene, Tafrieda Simena, Herman Peterson, Corinne White, Lorna Ashby, Marilyn Abraham, Suzie Saddler, Emile Caines Grant, Denise Roker.

Other surviving special friends include: Antonio Steele, Gwen Hall Brady, Vincent ”Beef” Clendenin, Neya James, Elsworth V. Stevenson, Dorothy McIntosh, Mae Louise McIntosh, Manuela Christian, Carol Huggins, Agnetha Williams, Doreen Christian, Edris Weekes, Rufina Francois, Esther Sweeney, Eugenie Miller, Marion Francis, Pyus Hubert, Dora Wigley, Adelbert Bryan, Allan and Beverly Fevrier, Goddardline Donaire (aka Ms. D), Helenita Scotland, Desiree Bell, Susan Snow, Staff of Continuum Care, JFL ICU and ER staff, American Legion Post 133, Rotary West, Reef Broadcasting Studios, WSTX, Radio One, WSTA 1340AM, Town of Frederiksted; and many others too numerous to mention; son-in-law, Patrick McFarlande.


There will be a conch shell procession prior to getting to the church that will begin at 8:45 a.m. It will commence from his old snack bar down King Street and to St. Patrick’s Church. This will be led by Sen. Positive Nelson.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at St. Gerard’s Hall of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, with viewing at 9:30 a.m. and funeral at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will be in the Veterans section of Kingshill Cemetery. The funeral is entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home.