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Emmeline Ifill November 8, 2019

EMMELINE JANETTA IFILL better known as “Janetta” or “MaMa” age 97 of Holder’s Land, Bank Hall, St Michael, entered peacefully into rest on Friday, November 8, 2019.

 Widow of Conrad Ifill;

Mother of Shirley Lovell-Burgess, Sheila and Ouida Lovell (all of Canada), Marjorie Beckles, Elmin Olton, Samuel Ifill and the late Alynthia Lovell;

Grandmother of Susan Taylor, Carver Beckles, Dr. Diane Beckles (USA), Roseann Beckles-King, Alicia and Andre Olton, ja’Net Olton-Brathwaite and Kyle Burgess (Canada);

Great Grandmother of Rashida and Ajani Taylor, Carron Beckles, Asha and Adam King, Raine and Aiden Olton, Naomi Burgess (Canada) and Skye Brathwaite

Aunt of Clyde Griffith, Martina Wilkinson, Goldine Hewitt, Sheila Osbourne, Patricia Lovell, Angela Gittens, Norma Nurse, the Goddard, Lovell and Griffith families of Parish Land Christ Church;

Mother-in-Law of Errol Beckles and Gene Burgess (Canada);

Friend of Joyce Walker (Canada), Marion Griffith, Sherrol Walkes, the Pastor and Members of the Church of the Nazarene, Bank Hall.

The funeral of the late Emmeline Janetta Ifill leaves Downes and Wilson Funeral Home, Eagle Hall, St. Michael on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. for the Church of the Nazarene, Bank Hall, St Michael where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2:00 p.m. for the service; followed by the interment at St Leonard’s Anglican Churchyard.

Wreaths may be sent to Downes and Wilson Funeral Home, Eagle Hall, St. Michael, on Friday, November 22, 2019 no later than 12:00 noon.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Downes and Wilson Funeral Home on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


  1. REPLY
    Thelma Lovell Vicary says

    Dear Shirley, Ouida, Sheila and family,On behalf of my sisters Margaret lovell and June lovell-Patmon,Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of ‘Mama’.

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    Ann Mapp-Stanford says

    To Shirley, Ouida, Sheila and the rest of the family. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom, grandmother and aunt.

    May she Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory.

    From: Ann, Lloyd, Beverley, Denzil, David and Ricky

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    Atkins says

    Dear Auntie Sheila, Shirley, Ouida & Family,

    May you find comfort in knowing you are not alone, during this difficult time.

    The loss of Ma Ma will never be easy, but know we are here to lean on and offer you comfort and strength.

    With Love:
    Atkins & Forde Family

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    Gail Callender says

    To Sheila,Ouida, Patsy, Shirley, Elmin and Sam my sincere condolences to you and the extended family.

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    Lorna Hoyte says

    Condolences to Shirley, Sheila, Ouida, Patsy and the other family members on the passing of your mom. She has left the world, but not your hearts. Those we love remain part of us always. Remember not to mourn as those without hope, for our hope lies in Christ Jesus. May her soul rest in peace.

    Lorna and Beverley.

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