Irose Spooner Dies at 84

Irose Spooner

Irose Spooner of Estate Whim died on Nov. 5 in Columbus, Ohio. She was 84 years old.

Her memories will live on in the lives of her family, friends and neighbors, including her entire Villagers as follows: sister/daughter, Mary V. Abbott; brothers: Stafford Gilead, Leslie and Denfield Browne; sisters: Beatrice, Wilma Portman, Anesta Richardson, Lucille Browne, Patricia Lake and Beverly Francis; nieces: Beverley C. Reid, Rety Alexander, Jacklyn Dyer, Cheryl Cherriann Liburd, Natasha Mitchell. Daphne, Ida Mae, Sandra, Bevrita Browne, Eloise Charles, Maudlyn McFarlane, Karen Lake, Judith Stevens, Eugenie Miller, and Vanessa and Francisa Gilead; nephews/sons: Robert Artwell George, Alvin Anthony Dawson, Hubert (Katalyss) Alexander, Stafford (Fanso) Gilead and Sherwayn (Paluka) Gilead; nephews: Ashley Alexander, Aubrey Joseph. Alvin, Kenneth, Dalma, Casmore, Arend Browne. Dellie Gilead, Richard Smith, Alvin Milligan, Michael Ambrose, Withfield (Sparrow) Browne and Earl Baker; son-in-law, David Reid; niece-in-law, Cheryl George; sisters-in-law: Lucille Browne and Sylvia Gilead; the family of late brother-in-law Rev. Fr. Richard Abbott; special son: Dr. Michael Potts and family; grandchildren: Brandon, Brittany, Emilie Dawson. Isaiah Shana Henry. Ashley, Alexis Alexander. Great-grandchildren: Victoria Reid, Kayla, Chadasia, Jeremiah Alexander, Josiah Henry, Tyana and Kriston Liburd, and Da-sha Wilson; great-great-grandsons: Brandon, Bryson, Dawson and Devan Holloway; daughters-in-law: Bridget Cox Dawson, Denise Alexander and Monique P. Alexander; cousins: Cassilda Joseph, Cheryl Ambrose, Jeremiah family, Irvin Desuza, Colin Browne and family, Eugene Hansen, Glasworth Williams, and the Josiah, Browne, Gilead, Lake, Anthony, Milligan and Bennerson families, and the Joseph family of New York; neighbors: Curtis and Florice Williams, Neville Williams, Linda and Harry Hodge; her fisherman/friend Hildalgo (uncle) and Kay Williams (Fla.), Cory (Tallboy) Knight, and LaVern Andrews and family; Ohio neighbors: Rita Lacy and Jackie Glover; prayer group partners: Ms. A. White, Debbie Hollins, Sandy Shepherd (Ohio). New Barnett Plazer and Columbus, Ohio Management & Senior independent living facility families; godchildren: Juanita Eastman-Joseph, Patrice Bramble, Charlene Browne, Glenice Parris, Jammir Jamal Smith, Granville (Jego) Milligan Jr. and many others; special friends: Brenda Christian and family, Frederick and Amelia Joseph, Albert and Marie Schuster, Sylvia Gibbs and family, Joanne U. Barry, Inez Harris, Eunice Hyliger, Emelda Thomas and family, Victoria Smith, Monette LoBlack, Beatrice Barreio, Senator Alicia Chucky Hansen and family, Augustin and Dianne Henderson, Sen. John Bell, Magda Finch, Eugene Walwyn and family, Veronica W. Jones, Chever Danaldson (Jahz), Beatrice McMahon, Nurse Cathy M. King, Nolda Schang, Nurse Shirley Clasp, Betty Wilson, Ruth Dublin, Genevieve Edney and family, Jerome Bryan and family, Cynthia Walcott, Gloria Joseph, David and Irene Wilkinson, Emily Lawrence, Lloyd Daily, Michelle Samuel, Esther and Daun Joseph, Cusa Holloway, Christian Frorup Jr., Parris family of Estate Whim, Irene Quinones, Chris Herbert, Sophia Ruffington, Celia Canty, Corrine Anderson. Nurse Lenore Wright and family, Ido Edwin Francis, Mary Duggan, Nurse Dunoix Belizaire, her Ohio son and family, Chesil and Joan Watson, her Ohio brother; health aides Tracy Harper and Octavia Drake, Central Seventh-day Church family and Pastor Thomas of Columbus, Ohio and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church family of Frederiksted, St. Croix.

A homegoing service will be held on Dec. 7, at Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church.  The first viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 5, at James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.  A second viewing will be held from 9-10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 7, with a funeral service following immediately.