A State recognized funeral service for the late Former Senator Dr. Doswell Clifton Coakley age 72 years of Bamboo Town and formerly of Freeport, Grand Bahama and Crooked Island, Bahamas will be held on Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street. Officiating will be The Very Reverend Harry Bain assisted by The Venerable Earl Hepburn, Canon Harry Ward and Reverend Chitan Thompson. Cremation will follow.
Left to cherish his legacy of dedication, service and excellence are his Wife: Janice Theresa Coakley nee Rodgers; Mother: Pearl Godfrey; Sons: Dave, Marc, Doswell Jr., Warren (Alisa), Darius (Vanessa), and Darion (Danelle) Coakley; Daughters: Jermaine Basden (Kenyon), Dr. Ailsa Cheurbin (Ashton), Leanette Bright (Felix) and Vashti D’Shan Maycock (Pedro Sr.); Grandchildren: Delano, Kyla, Khara, Michael, Ashton, Andreas, Dax, Bernaldo, Marc Jr., Doswell III, Danielle, Latrelle, Destiny, Deanthony, Shudae, Lawren, Lailyn, Warren Jr., Deandrier, Darius Jr., Daria, Daronique, Darell, Sanae, Amiyah, Pedro Jr., Johnathan, Ethan, Zaniah and Leah; Siblings: Andrew, Faith and Veronica Bonaby, Kervin Jr. (Ella) and Alana Godfrey and Anita Swain and their families; Aunts: Queen Bain and Muriel Moss; Mother-In- Law: Louise Welch; Brothers-In-Law: Edison (Charlene), Dencil (Pauline), Bryon (Jasmine), Jackie (Myra) Rodgers, and Jake (Gail) Welch and their families; Sisters-In-Law: Juanita Ellis, Marjorie Stubbs, Margo, Dale and Joy Rodgers, Karen (Jean) Kerson, Deborah (Robbie) Robinson, Tierney Gaines, and Lynette (Roy) Minnis and their families; Cousins: Emerald Beckles, Sheldon Bain, David, Keod (Monique), and Kean (Helen) Smith, Orelia Joseph, Allvian Nixon, Romaine Davis, Vanessa, Seneca, Janice, Ledley and Anthony Moss, Hermia Brown, Persis Cunningham, Almada and Felix Jr Deleveaux, Dorcas Sawyer, Joice Gage, Anvil Cunningham, Marilyn Munroe, Christopher, Kenneth, Robert and Kermit Farquharson, Yvette Lockhart, Jeroma Rolle, Letitia (Vashti) and Myra Brown, Sonia Cates, Nannette Dorsett, Jewa Pinder, Anthony Miller, Doug Sawyer, Leon, Maureen, Clement, Audley Pearson and Michelle Hanlan, Steve and Frances Turnquest, Jeff and Jenny Williams, Peggy Williams Bishop Godfrey and Iris Williams and their families; Special Friends: The Honorable Philip Brave Davis, The Honorable Perry Christie and Family, The Honorable Hubert Ingraham and Family, Honorable K. Peter Turnquest and Family, Honorable Fred Mitchell, Mrs. Barbara Pierre, Larry and Sheila Harrison, James T. and Ernestine Rolle, Naomi Ward, Corrine, Carol and Philip Sherman, Cynthia Donaldson, Allison Smith, Dr. Juana Rodgers, Steve and Carol Raad, Danzil and Christina Burrows, Norma Pyfrom, Terry and Gayle Carey, Maurice and Evelyn Glinton, Stuart and Thelia Coakley, Archdeacon Earl Hepburn and Family, The Very Reverend Harry and Ann Bain, Canon Harry Ward and Family, Donald McCartney and Family, Jason and Patsy Burnside and Family, Ascension Church (Freeport), Cabbage Hill and Crooked Island Community, and numerous other relatives and friends.
The body will lie-in-state on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 in the foyer of the Senate Building from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.