Justin Edward Christopher Dies at 76

Justin Edward Christopher

The family of Justin Edward Christopher of Brewers Bay, Tortola and Bonne Resolution, St. Thomas, announces his transition to his heavenly home on Wednesday, April 8, at a hospital in Boca Raton, Fla.  He was 76.

Justin is survived by his sons: Sanchez and Kristin Gabriel Christopher; his daughter, Sharifa Aliya Charlery; his grandchildren: Kiante, D’Quan, Mailk, Chezliann and King Marley Christopher, and Te’Quan Brown; great-grandchild: Kiante Christopher Jr; brothers: Melvin Christopher and Irvin Gibbs (of Miami); sisters: Ena Freeman and Mavis Penn (of Orlando); aunt, Gladys Hill; nieces: Jerinice Stoutt, Shakema Gibbs, Arlene Penn, Charmaine Smith and Linda Williams; nephews: Angelo, Paul, Rueben, Mark and Lorne Freeman, Adolph, Aaron and Aston Penn, and Jeremy Hodge.

He is also survived by his former wife and friend, Sheila Smith and her children: Kurt Williams, Sharia and Shawna Green, whom he called his own; special sisters-in-law: Carol Smith Powell, Joycelyn Harley Peters and Carla Smith Todman; special friends: Donna Faulkner and Lecia Rubaine; the children of Mrs. Gladys Hill; the children of the late Christalia Hodge, Sanderilla “Sandy” Thomas, Caroline Callwood, Catherine Rhymer, George, Ebenezer and David Christopher; and many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Justin retired from the Virgin Islands Taxi Association as a taxi driver after 30 years of self-employment.  He attended Faith Christian Fellowship Church in Anna’s Retreat. Affectionately described as a comedian, Justin was extremely funny and enjoyed sharing his gift of humor with family, friends and anyone he met.  He will be greatly missed.

Due to COVID-19, a burial service will not be held at this time.  Memorial services will take place on the islands of St. Thomas and Tortola when global conditions improve.