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Laureen Howell July 2, 1947 - June 19, 2023

Date of Funeral

July 12, 2023

Laureen Elaine Howell née Branker

Sunrise: 2nd July, 1947     Sunset: 19th June, 2023

Retired Island Constable (Barbados Police Service), of Austin Drive, Eden Lodge, St Michael.


Daughter of the late Gertrude and Eustace “Dick” Branker (Thorpes Cottage, St George);

Wife of Frank Howell, retired Constable (Barbados Police Service);

Mother of Franciene McClean (USA), Patrick Branker (UK) Pastor John Elcock (Transport Board) and the late Victorine Simmonds;

Grandmother of Tamara Gordon and Tameisha Elcock (USA), Ashani ZiZi Branker (UK), Corene Branker, Samantha, Mark and Dwaine Simmonds, and Gabriel Elcock;

Great grandmother of Sameerah Gordon-Ramsay, Dalia Simmonds, Kevani and Javani Lorde, Ziad Jordan, LaWayne Arthur and Jumarko Simmonds;

Sister of Reynold Branker and Wendy Lucas (Canada); Norma Thompson and Orville Branker (USA); Dinese “Grace” Lashley, Llewellyn Branker; and the late Gwendolyn Smart, Kenneth Inniss, Lena “Sylvie” Crouch, and Sheila “Sybil” Lashley;

Beloved aunt of Carson, Alvin, Floyd and Richard Branker, Theresa Howell, Sakle Shaw, Albert Thompson and many others;

Sister-in-Law of Alice Inniss and Laurine Branker (Canada); Cicely Branker (USA), Luther, Desmond, Levi and Wilma Howell, Elma Husbands, Zelma Shea, Thelma Shepherd, Maxine Farnum and Erlene Mayers.

Stepmother of Grace Small;

Relative of the Branker, Carter, Nurse and Forde families;

Friend of Donna Bourne, Charlie Best, Karen Prescott, Sister Griffith & the church family of The Church of Christ the King Church and many others.


The funeral for Laureen Elaine Howell leaves Downes and Wilson Funeral Home, Eagle Hall, St Michael on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 for the Church of Christ the King, Rock Dundo, St. Michael where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10 a.m. for the service of Thanksgiving; followed by interment at St. George Parish Churchyard.


The organist and members of the choir are kindly asked to attend. Wreaths may be sent to Downes and Wilson Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, no later than 8 a.m.


Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Downes and Wilson Funeral Home, Eagle Hall, St. Michael on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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Condolences may be sent to: www.downesandwilson.com



  1. REPLY
    Grace Bible Church Paddock Road says

    To the family of the late Laureen Howell, we extend our deepest sympathies to you during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    You can reach us at:
    Email: purposewithhope@gmail.com
    Church: Grace Bible Church, Paddock Road, St. Michael
    Tel.no.: 250-0192

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