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Hazel Smith February 12, 2021

HAZEL SMITH née BEST better known as “Aunt Hazel” or “Mum-Mum” of King’s Village, Dayrells Road, St. Michael; former Cook to the Late Prime Minister Errol Walton Barrow and retired Supervisor of the Psychiatric Hospital entered peacefully into rest on Tuesday, February 09, 2021 at her residence.

Wife of Garnett Smith;

Daughter of the late Elmira Best;

Mother of the late Cheryl Ann Virginia Best;

Stepmother of Juliet Carrington;

Adoptive mother of Katrina Clarke-Lashley;

Grandmother of Jaime Best (USA), Tyjah Clarke and Kaiden Lashley;

Sister of Jean Griffith (UK), Sylvia Willoughby and Dorinda Brathwaite (USA), Myrtie Waithe and the late Cecil Best;

Aunt of Diana Best-Gushlaw, Harriet Shepherd, Beverly, Antoinette, Philip Gibbs, Margaret Celius, Pam Waithe, Errol Brathwaite (Barbados Defence Force);

Great-aunt of Ian Best, Andrea (USA), Maria Sealy, Richie Bonnett, Rosemary, Joel, David and Debra Best (St. Matthias);

Relative of Keith Best (UK), Cleona Watson, Troy Arthur, Sandra Best, Margaret Waithe, Carlisle Clarke, Theophilus Smith, the Waithe, Best and Smith families, the late Lorna Medford and many others;

Cherish friend to Patricia Small, Idalia Belgrave, Maureen Greene, Norma Sobers, Agatha Maughan-Downes, Cecille Phillips, Gloria Linton, Aileen Walcott, Cynthia Corbin, Esther, Dean Dr. Jeffrey Gibson, Governor General of Barbados (Acting), Former Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Earl, June, Roy and the Rev. Theo Smith, Vadney and Marva (USA), members the St Matthias Mothers’ Union, the Men’s Fellowship and the Church family.

The funeral of the late Hazel HAZEL SMITH née BEST leaves Downes and Wilson Funeral Home Eagle Hall, St. Michael on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. for St. Matthias Anglican Church, St. Matthias Road, Christ Church where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10 a.m. for the service. The funeral will then proceed to the Christ Church Cemetery for the interment. 

Wreaths may be sent to Downes and Wilson Funeral Home on Thursday, February 18, 2021 no later than 8 a.m. 


  1. REPLY
    Jennifer Clarke says

    Good Morning

    Sincerest condolences to Garnett and family from Ricky and Jenny Clarke, our daughters Janelle and Juta and grandson Rajeri. I told Mummy Yearwood about her passing and she remembered her in that moment, as she sometimes does not remember persons.

    I will always remember Hazel never failed to ask about her and ask that I give Mum a kiss for her.
    Hazel was indeed a beautiful person who showed us what real love looks like.May she rest in peace.

    Garnett, our love and support are with you at this time. We know that God will uphold you and give you the peace that comes with the trust and faith that we know you have in our Lord and Saviour.

    Jenny & Ricky Clarke

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