Funeral service for Matriarch Ms. Beulah Sears, 90 yrs., a resident of Forbes Hill, Exuma, will be held at First Baptist Church, Market Street & Coconut Grove Ave., on Saturday, January 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Wilton McKenzie, assisted by Rev. Lynden Clarke & Rev. Diana Francis. Interment follows in Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.
Left to mourn: Children: Mildred Madlyn Finley, Almaruth Andrea Ferguson, Kermit Sears (Bernadette), William Bethel (Linda), Howard Bethel (Barbara), Harriet Ilean Crawley, and her adopted son Garvin Bullard. Daughter-in-law: Daphne Sears. Grandchildren: Ian Finley (Rhonda), Monique De Swanton (Robert), Nicholette Finley, Adrian Finley (Tova), Donavan Finley, Jermaine Finley, Mitchel Finley (Dr. Ta’Sheka Finley), Valencia Armbrister (Kevin), Vasco Ferguson (Amanda), Venolia Nelson (Desmond), Ingrid Sears, Margaret Sears (Ivan), Dr. Ruthmae Sears, Crystal Swann (Arthur), Trevor Johnson, Nikita Sears, Nacara Sears, Kevin Sears (Neshawn), Kermit Sears Jr., Kenneth Sears, LeVanderia Dania Bethel, Dandreia Bethel, Deaneel E. Bethel, D’Arcy Bethel (Denise), Howard Bethel Jr., Sub-Lieutenant Valdez Lopez (Asma), Aubynette Clarke (Irvin), Cindy Charlton, Charles Brown, and Monique Bain. Great Grandchildren: Anthonise Finley, Donavanique Finley, Donniesha Finley, Ian Finley Jr., Ethan Finley, Adrian Finley Jr., Andrew Finley, Alicia Finley, Jermaine Finley Jr., Jasmine Finley, Vashley Armbrister, Alyssa Ferguson, Evin Ferguson, Amyha Lopez, Shandariea Strachan, Darrien Bethel, Tano Nelson, Shamar Johnson, Ariel Swann, Kaia Sears, Chase Charlton, Tanai Wallace, Ty Wallace Jr., and Halo Charlton. Great-Great Grandchildren: Jus’Sky Taylor, Aava Frazier, Kymani Strachan, and Charles Brown Jr. Sister-in-law: Muriel Sears. Godchildren: Iris Charlton, and Deanne Dames. Nieces and Nephews: Esmeralda Rutherford, Mary Johnson, Vanria Munroe, Pamela Brown, LaGloria Davis, Sandra Dawkins (Roosevelt), Pandora Hanna, Patrick Hanna, Gregory Hanna, Freeman Hanna, Stephen Hanna, Ervin Hanna Jr., Minister Henry Sears (Sandra), Basil Sears (Gloria), Dr. John Johnson, Robert E. Johnson, James Adderley (Christina), Maxwell Adderley (Rosita), Herbert Sears Jr., Stephen Sears (Sherlene), Theodore Sears, Patrick Rutherford, Peter Rutherford, Samuel Rutherford, Jason Rahming, Dr. Lisa Johnson, Dr. Bridgette Johnson, Dr. Chrissy Johnson, Dr. Jahan Munnings (Ruiz), Zilpha Davis, Kevin Munroe, Quinton Munroe, Denise Sears, Lorraine Shenique Dave, Enrique, Tanya, Kenyetta Davis, Eddie Adderley, Vanessa Hield, Boushoul Adderley, Valentino Adderley, and McKiver Adderley. Other relatives and friends: Vera Rolle, Morley Kemp, Salathiel Cooper, Nehemiah Cooper, Catherine Cooper, Bloneva Sears-Mckenzie and Family, Edna and Samuel Hunter, Albertha Bullard and Family, Minister Sudlin and Theresa Black and Family, Diana Cooper and Family, Ivy Ferguson and Family, Jackie Brice, Lorana Sears and Family, Creswell and Eulamae Morley, Obadiah Clarke and Family, Prescola Musgrove and Family, Elcita Ferguson and Family, Rev. Bernard and Angela Rolle, Rev. John and Betty Rolle and Family, Gaylene Moxey and Family, Charles Deveaux and Family, Ruth Rolle and Family, Patience Forbes and Family, Mary Dames and Family, Minister Melda Hanna-Ferguson and Family, Etoy Bethel and Family, Rozelda Humes and Family, Creola Taylor and Family, Florida Rolle and Family, Sylvia Gibson, Una Flowers, Lunon Sears, Alfred Sears and Family, Gwen Delapine, Rev. Harry Sears, Leithamae Cooper, Stafford Cooper, Claudette Young and Family, Sam Smith and The Exuma District Choir, Tency Ferguson, Hosea Musgrove, Sonia Adderley, Donniemae Munroe, Williamae Johnson, Earnestine Flowers and Family, Lorese Butler, Pandora Gordon, Helen Adderley, Paulette Ferguson, Dolly Saunders, Pastor Dora Smith, Marion Clarke and Family, Remilda Dean and Family, Descendants of the Sears and Cooper families of Forbes Hill Exuma, Deacon Anthony Moss and Family; Hon. I. Chester Cooper and Family, and the Progressive Liberal Party Branch of Exuma, its Cays and Ragged Island District; Lisa Miller and Family, Cindy Pinder, Yvonne Crawley, Jacqueline Wildgoose and Family, Rev. Lynden Clarke and The Officers and Members of St. Peters Union Baptist Church, Rev. Wilton McKenzie -The Superintendent of The Bahamas Baptist Union, Rev. Adam and Margaret Brown, Rev. Patrick and Sheila Brown, Rev. Joseph M. Rolle and the Officers and Members of Carmichael Road Union Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Diana Francis and the Officers and Members of First Baptist Church, The Doctors and Staff at Exuma Medical Center including Dr. Ajul, The Little Exuma Community, and a host of other family and friends.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte’s Funeral Home, Market Street, from 12-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.