Barbara “Barbs, Della” Adella Symonette-Thurston

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Funeral Service For

Barbara Adella Symonette-Thurston,

“Barbs” “Della” 83

of Oakes Field, who died at the Princess Margaret Hospital on Monday, October 2, 2017, will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Native Baptist Church, St. James Road. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Charles Rolle assisted by Rev. Lexton A. C. Symonette and other ministers. Interment will follow in St. James Church’s Cemetery.

She is survived by her sons: Dr. Fabian and Corte Thurston; Daughter-in-law: Patrice Thurston; Sanchia Godet; Grand-daughters: Travalia, Samiya, Fabienne and Temperance; Stepsons: David (Valarie) and Anthony Thurston; Beloved brothers: Rev. Dr. Michael, Albert and Allan Symonette; Sisters-in-law: Veronica Symonette and Rev Hilda Symonette; Nephews: Clement and Kenneth Strachan, Deacon George (Tora) Symonette, Rev. Samuel (Stameika) Symonette, Rev. Lexton (Arlene) Symonette, Allan and Dustin Symonette, Jason Rutherford, Keith McIntosh, Eddie, Arthur Jr., Paul, Henry Jr., Haywood, Harry, Godfrey, Peter and Whitey Thurston, Rodney, Kerian McIntosh and Allan Ingraham; Nieces: Dr. Ida Symonette, Barbie Symonette and Yvette Symonette-Wheeler; Rev. Dr. Sherry (Rev. Wellington) Collie, Harriet (Christopher) Wallace, Michelle Davis, Wendell Minnis, Sonia, Elsa, and Simonne Bowe, Donalee Johnson, Italia Thurston, Margo Oyake, Gena Brown, Christine, Ena, Dale, Blanche, Bernadette, Sabrina, Tanya, Cheryl, Trecia, Lisa, Margueritte Thurston, Andrea, Candise Woods, Shannie Sawyer, Elizabeth Ingraham; Godchildren: Whitney Hepburn and Inga Hudson; Dr. Eneia Theophilus; Numerous nieces and nephews: from the Thurston and Symonette families; Other survivors include a host of relatives and special friends: Eneas and Ludell Theophilus, Dr. Delton Farquharson, Nicola Moss, Hyacinth Saunders, Paula Williams, Neville and Barbara Albury and family; Malachi and Margaret Hopkins and family; Max, Helen, Ross, Anthony, Lillith, Stacy, Marco and Brent Butler, Bertha-Mae Bain and Family, Sharon Roker, Maxine Roker, Beverley Smith, Eleanor Butler, The Oakes Field families: Wilson, Walcott, Bernard and Claridge; Other friends and their families: Joyce Bain, Michael and Lorraine Dames, Lydia Thompson, Arrie Hall, Gladys and Carolyn Ferguson, Norma Allen and Family, Rose and Phillip Archer, Irene King, Maltina Storr and the Blood Bank family, Louise Fernandez, Joan Powell, Sharon Layne, Marbelle Sands, Sherry Miller, Yvonne Bain, Rev. Dr. Carrington and Sabrina Pinder, Verna Jennings, the Coakley and Dorsett families, St. James Native Baptist Church family, Friends and co-workers from Princess Margaret Hospital, The National Drug Council, Toast Mistress, The Saturday Morning Quilting Class and the Medical team at PMH ICU.

Friends may pay their last respects at Butlers’ Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets, on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and at the church on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until service time.