Gemess Janet LaVann Dies at 74

Gemess Janet LaVann

Gemess Janet LaVann, known as Janet Lavann, age 74, of Frederiksted died on Wednesday, July 17, in Tampa, Fla.

She is survived by her two children: Althea Byam Benjamin and Lyndon Simon; grandchildren: Ashton Benjamin, Symone Simon, Ebony Simon, Shirema Simon, Emani Simon, Lyndon Simon Jr., Karen Firth and Tiwanna Simon; great-grandchildren: Curtis Reeves, Kehlani Reeves, Acacia Simon, Leshae Simon, Jaylyn Simon, Jayden Simon, Malique Charles and Carniyah Jackson; siblings: Eustace Glanville and Jane Meade; son-in-law, Fergus Benjamin; sister-in-law, Dorothy Whyte; brother-in-law, Alphonso Meade; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

The viewing will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery.