It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jean P. Greaux Jr. Jean departed this life on Nov. 30.
He was a communication specialist who researched, reported and delivered his finds on the air, in print and in person. Jean was an intellectual and a gifted spokesperson throughout his career. The Virgin Islands community has lost a sovereign son who was a time capsule of V.I. history, music and culture with an emphasis on the Frenchtown community.
Jean was preceded in death by his parents: Rita M. Greaux and Jean Philippe Greaux.
Jean is survived by his companion, soul mate and best friend, Sheryll L. Johnson; stepdaughters: Melanie, Kelcie and Lauren “Laurie” Bengoa; uncles: Rene Quetel and Axel Magras; aunt, Cecilia A. Quetel; “Brother,” Christopher Quetel (Fazia); “Sisters”: Brenda L. Quetel-Gibs (Bernard), Gail Danet Joseph (Terrence) and Lynn A. Millin; and cousins: Mona Quetel Spenceley (Jonathon), Lorraine Turbe (Jean) and Irene Woodson (John).
He is also survived by godchildren: Takia and Té Asia Joseph, Savanah Gabriel and Luke Quetel; former wife, Joanne D. Berry Greaux; and his mentor, Randolph H. “Randy” Knight. He is also survived by extended family, godchildren, godbrothers, godsisters and other relatives, close and special.
There will be a private viewing on Thursday, Dec. 16, at Dan Hurley Home for Funerals and Cremation Center, which will be open to the public from 5-7 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at 9 am., Friday, Dec. 17, at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Interment will be at Western Cemetery No. 2.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Humane Society of St. Thomas.
Funeral arrangements are under care of Dan Hurley Home for Funerals and Cremation Center of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.
All coronavirus (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