James “Ephraim or Sparrow” Gifford Sweeting

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Funeral Service for Mr. James Gifford Sweeting age 86 affectionately called “Ephraim” or “Sparrow” of Wemyss Bight Eleuthera, who died in Wemyss Bight April 3rd, will be held Saturday April 15th, 2017 3:00 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church Wemyss Bight Eleuthera. Father Bradley Miller assisted by Father James B. Moultrie will officiate and interment will follow in The Public Cemetery Wemyss Bight Eleuthera.

Gifford is survived by his Wife; Agnes Gibson Sweeting, Six
Daughters; Thelma Sweeting, Delores Stubbs, Grace (Luke)
Rolle, Michelle (Cranston) Curry, Olivia (Samuel) Brown; Three Sons, David, Leading Seaman, Dennis (Joanne) Sweeting, and Charles Sweeting; Adopted Daughters;Ketura Gibson & Velda Knowles; Adopted Sons, Ben Ingraham & Cpl 2479 Ferguson; One Sister, Vera Rolle; In-laws, Sybil Sweeting, Kathleen (Samuel) Culmer, Miriam Forbes, Madline Gibson, Naomi Symonette, Eric (Ernestine) Gibson, Reuben ( Kimberly) Gibson, Ervin (Dorn) Gibson, Steven, Elgin (Helena) Gibson,Grand Sons, Dean Curry Jr., Sean, Denzel, Javin, Otavio and Denario, Kevin, Kyrie and Zachary; Grand Daughters, Dayna, Takashii, Adrielle, Bronthaye, Azaria, Anaya, Alexa, Breanna, Shantor, Victoria and Alexis, One Adopted Grand Daughter, Nastasia Tynes, Great Grand Children; Ava, and Daniel, Nephews; George A. Austin, Apostle Ernest(Rev. Nahalie) Sweeting, Alfred, Philip, Henry, Wilfred and Joseph Delancy, Nelson, Sydney, Chandler, Ernest, George, Ricardo, Charles, Kendal, Kenneth Sweeting, Dereck Gibson & Matthew Sweeting, Neices; Ellen (John Mackey), Mary Jane (Jimmy Wilson), Rosanna (Albert Cash), Geraldine, Veronica (David Ferguson), Rev. Annilee Woodside, Cynthia (Bernard Smith), Olympia (Clement Pierce), Keva Ambrister, Mary(Reginald Knowles), Leah Clarke,
Margaret(Larry Johnson), Hazel White & Marilyn Stubbs; Numerous Grand Nieces & Grand Nephews, God Children; Calvin Jolly, Roscoe Thompson, Helen Symonette Josey, Terry Pinder Cash, Desmond Pratt, Tammey Campbell & Troy Thompson; Numerous Relatives & Friends including, Father James B. Moultrie & family, Mae Brown & family, John N. Carey & family, Edris Moncur & family, Winifred Hall & family, James Young & family, Mayfield Young & family, Betty Gibson and family, Anthony Sweeting & family, Bishop Daniel Nixon, Pastor Carl Nixon & family, Magnola Rolle & family, Earlene Thompson & Family, Richard Culmer & family, Idena Hall & family, The family of the late James & Evelyn Thompson, Mae Brown & family, John McKinney & family, The family of the late Maud McKinney, Nola Brown & family, Doris Rolle & family, Sweeting families of Green Castle & Deep Creek, Cherry Gibson & Fearlease Knowles & family, Betty Gibson & family, Muriel Newbold & family, Bernadette Gibson & family, Dewitt McKinney & family, Jimmy McKinney & family, Cecil Williams & family, Willie Knowles & family, Theodore Allen & family, Alfred Sears & family, The Sweeting families of Green Castle & Deep Creek, Sybaline, Ronald, Millie Young & family, George Fernander & family, Hilbert Richards & family, Christopher Deal & family, Danny Cooper (Double O), Moses Smith & family, Hubert Forbes & family, Ivalene Brown & family, Claudia Sands & family, Huel Hall & family, Millicent & family, Lizerene Hall & family, Patsy Sweeting Gibson & family, Magnola Rolle & family, Margaret & Florence Rolle & family, Hayward Bowe & family, Joe Mackey & family, Ricardo Dean & family, the former “Outlaws” & “Pot Cake” softball teams, Louis Friend & family, Oral Pinder & family, Carlton Bethel, Johnny Butler, Harry Horton, Godfrey Deveaux, Douglas Smith, Cranston Patram & family, Irene Rolle & family, Donald Fernander & family, Prince Rahming & family Emmerson Horton, Dr. Sydney Smith, The staff at the Wemyss’ Bight Clinic. The Gibson, Hall, Symonette, Culmer, Brown, Thompson, McKinney, Young, Williams, Jolly, Kemps & Rolle families and the entire communities of Wemyss’ Bight, Bannerman Town and John Millers, Mr. Oswald Ingraham & family, Mr. Damien Gomez & the PLP Branch of South Eleuthera.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at THE NEW COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME INDEPENDENCE DRIVE Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and at the church in Wemyss Bight Friday from 7:00 p.m. to service time on Saturday.