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Dorothy Eloise Bethell-Thurston | Funeral Service

Funeral Service for the late Reverend Dr. Dorothy Eloise Bethell-Thurston age 79 years of Greenway Drive Golden Gates will be held on Saturday, 9 February 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at United Christian Cathedral Flamingo Gardens. Officiating Bishop Albert H. Hepburn, OBE, DD, JP Assistant Pastor Reverend Charles Young. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum John F. Kennedy Drive and Gladstone Road.

Reverend Dr. Dorothy Thurston was preceded in death by her son, Steven Thurston. 

She is survived by her one and only loving Husband, Reverend Richardson Harvey Thurston, with whom she had 62 years of marital bliss;  8 Daughters: Deborah Carey, Velda Clarke, Abigail Williams, Mercia Deal, Natasha Gordon, ShamiraWedderburn, and Dorcas and Faith Thurston; 1 Son: Paul Thurston; 5 Sons-in-law: Wendell Carey, Perry Clarke, Kirkwood Deal, Washington Gordon and O’marWedderburn; 12 Grandchildren: Javan, Danielle, Wellencia, Kirkwood Jr., Rico, Paul Jr., Kamryn, Lauren, Khiry, Terryn, Omari, Ashama and Oshaniah; 1 Great-grandson: Anwar; 6 Sisters: Marie Culmer, Cynthia Rahming, Joy Johnson, Deborah Bethell and Linda Adderley; 4 Brothers: Patrick Bethell, John Bethell, Robert Bethell and Arthur Thompson of West Palm Beach, Florida; 3 Sisters-in-law: Ruth Bethell, Shirley and Ameta Thurston; 3 Brothers-in-law: Leroy Johnson, Anthony Adderley and Louis Thurston; Nieces: Dominique Thompson, Alexis Beckles, Ashton Culmer, Nathanria Williams, Audra Bethell, Judith Rahming, JullianPinder, Shelease Valentine, Laticia White, Simone Longley, Philippa Bethell, Lakeisha Wilson, Kaliah Sutherland, Cicely Whyms, ASP Sandra Miller, Lyn Thurston, Melony Thurston, Vernal Nottage, Margaret Thurston of Tallahassee, Florida, Sherry Sands, Sylvia Kemp, Doreen Kemp, Marie Bullard, Kistia Johnson, Joycelyn Curry, Marianna Thurston, Cecelia Thurston, Louise Thurston, Ruthmae Thurston, Rosalee Rolle,Ivaline Brown, Wadie Hepburn, Patsy Strachan, Emily Strachan, Lorna Hepburn, Marie Miller, and Janet; Nephews: Bradley Stubbs, Mario Stubbs, Willard Stubbs, Ryan Bethell, Robert Bethell, Igan Bethell, Durand Bethell, Sgt. Warren Bethell, John Bethell Jr., Lawrence Bethell, Darron Bethell, Philip Bethell Jr., Anthony Adderley, ASP Michael Thurston, Christopher Thurston, Donald Thurston, Reginald Thurston, Lewis Thurston of Tallahassee, Florida, James Rahming Jr., Jason Rahming, Jeremy Rahming, Audley Hepburn, Leslie McDonald, Sherman McDonald, Hansel McDonald, Roland Strachan, Gerald Strachan, Garnet Kemp, Charles Bullard, George Bullard, James Bullard, Leon Williams, Lawrence Thurston, Alfred Rolle, and Claridge Williams; Godchildren: Sandra, Sabrina, Raquel, Shawneka and Shanell; Other Relatives and Friends, including the Thurston, Seymour, Brown, King, Strachan, McDonald, Munnings, Bethell, Newbold, Moncur and Hepburn families; Reverend Dr. James Rahming; H.E. Dr. Ellison Greenslade QPM, High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, and Mrs. Kimberley Greenslade; ACP Ashton Greenslade and Mrs. Hazel Greenslade; Mr. Desmond and Mrs. Jacqueline Greenslade; Sgt. 464 Kevin Greenslade; Sgt. 1719 Alice Gilbert and Mr. Mitchell Gilbert; Mr. Steven Greenslade; Deputy Commissioner of Police Emrick and Mrs. Seymour; ACP (Ret.) Stephen Seymour and Mrs. Seymour; Retired Justice Joseph Strachan and Mrs. Beryl Strachan; Former Prime Minister the Right Honourable Perry G. Christie and Mrs. Bernadette Christie; Leader of the Official Opposition Mr. Philip Davis, QC, and Mrs. Davis; ACP Clayton Fernander and Mrs. Fernander; ACP Kendal Strachan and Mrs. Strachan; Chief Supt. Craig Stubbs; Grace and Ezekiel Strachan; Samuel and Charmaine Strachan; Raymond McKenzie; Ricardo Mott; Kendall Williams; Wellington Johnson; Mr. Shane Gibson and Minister Gibson and Family; Minister Ivan Evans; Velma Ferguson and Family; Jermaine McKenzie and Family; the Clarke Family; Lorriane McKenzie and Family; the Richards Family; the Wright Pyfrom Family; the Minnis Family; the Deal Family; Ms. Catherine Knowles and Family; Ms. Edna Bain; Sister Carla Oliver; the Glinton Family; the Maycock Family; the Williams Family; Ms. Coral Johnson and Family; the Higgs Family; the Winters Family; Mrs. Barbara Minnis and Family; the Johnson Family; Sharon Pyfrom and Family; Mrs. Sharette and Family; The Cooling Waters; The Rahming Brothers; Reverend Catherine Chisolm; the Morley Family; Therese Forbes and Family; Mr. Kendall Pennerman; Ms. Faye Lewis; the Moxey Family; the ArmbristerFamily. Churches, including: Bishop Albert H. Hepburn and Family; Reverend Charles Young and Ruthmae and Family; United Christian Cathedral, Flamingo Gardens, and United Christian, Lincoln Boulevard; Reverend Raymond Hepburn and Family; Reverend Alkin Rolle and Family; Bishop Ross and Althea Davis and Family; Bishop Hosea Cox; Reverend Vivian Cox and Pilgrim Ministry Family; Bishop Margo Burrows; Bishop Simeon Hall and Minister Linda Hall; Pastor TraJeanJadorette and Minister Rhonda Jadorette; New Covenant Baptist Church Family; Reverend Gladstone Patton and Family; Reverend Shervin Smith and Minister Smith and Family; Reverend Henry Innis and Arrow of Deliverance Family; Reverend Reuben Deleveaux and the Holy Spirit Church Family; Reverend Luther Thurston and the Seed of Outreach Church Family; Reverend Christopher Russell and Christian Tabernacle Family; Reverend Lawrence Rolle and International Deliverance Praying Ministries Family;Reverend Christopher Burrows and Shield of Faith Ministries Family; Reverend Randolph Deleveaux and Sister Willamae Deleveaux and Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Family; Reverend V. G. Clarke and Sister Beverly Clarke and Family; Bishop Arnold Josey and Minister Verneta Josey and Commonwealth Baptist Church Family; Reverend Michael and Reverend Hilda Symonette and Family; Reverend Patrick Smith and Evangelic Assembly; Reverend Mitchell Jones and The Annex Baptist Church Family; and Reverend Sanford Rolle and the Church of God Cathedral, Lily of the Valley Corner.  Traffic Police and Family; Perfect paint Place and Master Creations; Baby Genius Academy; Home Fabrics; MP Law Chambers; Pampers Plus; Halston Tiles; Xtra Value; The Walk-In Clinic; The Medi Centre; St. Cecelia School; Dr. Indira Grimes; Dr. Agreta Carey; the Rolle Avenue Community; the Golden Gates #2 Family; the Doctors, Nurses, and Staff of the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital; and other loved ones too  numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may their last respect at Evergreen Mortuary located on Collins Ave & 5th Terrace on Friday from 10:00a.m. – 5:30p.m. and again at the Church on Saturday from10:00a.m.until service time. 

Esther Isadora Adder
Majorie Wilson Grant