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.