Elma Alicia Donovan Baptiste has died.
Elma served as the accountant for Wesley Methodist Church. She was a very active member of the Benevolent Society, Women’s League, and a leader of Class 27.
She is survived by her husband, Wilfred E. Baptiste Sr.; her children: Wilfred Baptiste Jr., Avery Baptiste, Dean Baptiste Sr., Angela Baptiste and Colleen Baptiste-Bird; brothers: Leo Donovan, Ivo Donovan, Henito Donovan and Tito Donovan; sisters: Gwendolyn Smith, Althea Turnbull, Inez Shephard, Vera Rayne, Gwennette Mc Master and Ivy Dawson; and brothers-in-law: Clarence Dawson, Ted Rayne, Alister Mc Master, Wilston Baptiste and Wilbert Baptiste.
She is also survived by sisters-in-law: Erica Donovan, Leonara Donovan, Aurelia Donovan, Georgia Donovan, Edith Rogers-De Los Santos, Edris V. B. Daly and Ena Baptiste-Miller; son-in-law, Michael Bird; grandchildren: Dean Baptiste, Jr. (BJ), Avery Baptiste II (Lil Avery), Irwin Williams and Shane Williams; as well as many other nieces, nephews, and friends too numerous to mention.
A service celebrating the life of Elma Alicia Donovan Baptiste will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19, at Wesley Methodist Church. The viewing will be held at 9 a.m. and the service will begin at 10 a.m. Interment will be held at Eastern Cemetery on St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidance, masks or facial coverings must be worn at all gatherings. The church will be following guidelines on limiting the number of individuals who would like to pay their respects at this time.
Arrangements are being made by Turnbull’s Funeral Home, and a live stream will be available on Facebook.