Gertrude Alberta Fredericks died on Friday, Dec. 10, at the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital at the age of 91.
Gertrude is preceded in death by her parents: Charles and Amelia Fredericks; siblings: John Frett, Iona Frett-Monsanto, Oliver Webster, Ezra Fredericks, Urman Fredericks, Rehenia Monsanto-Latortue, Nora Williams and Ida Fredericks; children: Abigail Brooks-Sprauve, Alberic Brooks Sr. and Aubrey Brooks Sr.; granddaughter, Ladeeah Brooks.
Gertrude is survived by her children: Jenice Van Heyningen, Bert Fredericks Sr., Elvin Brooks Sr., Deborah Brooks, Nuella Brooks, Eldred Brooks and Daphne Brooks-Adams; grandchildren and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren: Halva VanHeyningen Jr. – Natasha Monroe and Aaron VanHeyningen; and Lan’zan Jones; Dianne VanHeyningen Williams – Delia Thomas; and Carlie Thomas Lawson; Delta Danet – Jayra Danet-Edward and Joshua Danet; Kinsley Edward, and Zavi-Aye Danet; Hal VanHeyningen – Asia and Anthony VanHeyningen; Bert Fredericks, Jr. – Jasmine Fredericks; Kishma Fredericks – Diamond Crespo; L’Shanah Fredericks – Je’Riem Lake, Je’Lin Fredericks, and Elleana Whyte; Annisha Fredericks; Tiffany Sprauve-Leon – Jalanie Smith and Jhukoi Leon; Malcolm Sprauve, Jr. – Shukiou and Shukoia Sprauve; Tywanna Sprauve – Melano Adams; Jeanelle Brooks – Aniyah Richardson; Lakeema Brooks – LaTasia, Lynasia, Daequari, and Demetric, Jr. Lee, Travis and Tra’Nariya Eline; Elvin Brooks, Jr. – Camari, Kymoni, Jaylen, Jacari, and N’ziye Brooks; Ladonna Donovan; Cherrise Rogers – Andrew, Sr. and Da’Niasha Williams; Andrews Williams, Jr., Caiden Ingram, and Acesen Ervin; Calvin Harrigan, Sr. – Calvin, Jr., Calaya, Cal’Jah, Calise, and Judah Harrigan; Latania Callwood-Taylor – Marvin, Jr., Marquise, and Lakayla Taylor; L’Nyla and Yumei Taylor; Darryl McCoy – Nova McCoy; Kelvin McCoy, Jr.; Michelle Brooks – Abigail Henriquez Brooks; Alvin Adams III – Kennedy, Alyana, and Dakota Adams; Ashley Sewell; Alberic Brooks, Jr. – Ariyah, Laniyah, and Amari Brooks; Jevon Brooks – J’Siah and Joel Brooks; Sheniqua Kean – Se’Ryniti Rabsatt; Ayifa Brooks – Laniah King; Ayasi Brooks; Dionno Brooks – Deya and De’onni Brooks; D’Neisa Brooks – Da’Mari and Da’Mai Christian; Ayira Brooks – A’Jari Brooks; Anthony Brooks; Aubrey Brooks Jr.; and Aubrianna Brooks;
Sisters: Bernice Fredericks and Vera Fredericks; sons-in-law: Halva Van Heyningen Sr. and Alvin Adams Jr.; daughters-in-law: June Boynes-Fredericks and Yamaris Mercedes Brooks; brother-in-law, Julius Fredericks; nieces: Celia and Lisa Webster, Gail, Jenevieve, Marva, Julie, Jennifer and Jewel Fredericks, Ruby Monsanto-Bloice, Patricia Williams-Huggins, Ann Marie Estrada and Lyra Matthews, Carol and Carmen Jones, Beverly Francis and Brenda Fredericks.
Nephews: Lionel Mulraine Sr., Dennis Frett, Ezra Jr., Dale, Garry and Barry Fredericks, Hubert, Wilbert, Lyn Sr., Lindy, Arnold, Kelvin and David Fredericks; Eugene Sr., Vernon and Raymond Monsanto, Angelo and Julius Williams Jr., Warren Estrada Jr., Elvis Fredericks, Malcolm and Albert Joseph, Tyrone Francis, Leroy Matthews and Oral Rabsatt, James Varlack, Virgil, Roy and Robert Jones, and Bernard Malone; godbrother, Vincent Francis.
Godchildren: Dale Blyden, Wayne Benjamin, Leroy Hermon, Cecilia Francis-Phipps, Fernando Joseph Jr., Calvin Penn Jr., Reneice Niles, Venise Monsanto, Tameka Vanterpool, Shayne and Swayne Jurgen, and Evans Petersen III.
Close friends: Susan Hart, Elaine Lynch, Coralie Emmanuel, Yolanda Rivera and Lena Hodge; extra special cousin, Eleanor Donastorg; extended family and friends: Aubrey, Burner, Plasket, Bell, Monsanto, Francis, Brathwaite, Hermon, Grant/Thomas, Johnson, Coulianos/I Levin, Sprauve, Estrill, Emanuel, Forde, Niles and Mahoney families, and the New Herrnhut Church family; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the first viewing from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at the Celestial Chapel of Dan Hurley Home for Funerals. A second viewing will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at the New Herrnhut Moravian Church. Interment will be at Brookman Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under care of Dan Hurley Home for Funerals and Cremation of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.
All COVID-19 protocols will be observed.
Family and friends may offer their support by sharing a special memory or message by going to www.hurleydavisfuneralhome.com.