Bahamian Songbird to be laid to rest this Saturday
A Memorial Services for the Late Michelle Therese Hepburn, 48, of Laurel Hills, Yamacraw Estates was held on Thursday September 13th, 2012 at 7:00p.m. at Loyola Hall, Gladstone Road.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday September 15th, 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street. Monsignor Alfred C. Culmer assisted by Fr. David N. Cooper will officiate. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F. Kennedy Drive.
Therese passed away very peacefully with her mother, siblings, aunts, uncles, Doctors & Father Glen Nixon who were all at her bedside.
Her son: Elrich Walker Jr., her mother: Lorraine Hepburn, her brothers: Retired Chief Petty Officer Royal Bahamas Defence Force- Gregory Allen
Fernander and Elrod Hepburn Sr., & her three sisters: Lynette Hepburn, Patrell Hepburn-Sullivan, Joy-Ann Hanna survives her.
Other survivors include:-
Grand Aunts: – Mrs. Gertrude Delores Johnson, Mrs. Leila Moss
Aunts: – Mrs. Gertrude Rolle-Wilson, Maria Strachan, Elizabeth Hepburn, Barbara Harvey and Deborah Gibson
Uncles: – Solomon Strachan, Kevin Strachan, Anthony Strachan, Kirk Gibson, Juan Gibson and Dave Gibson, Alcott Wilson Sr., Jay Koment & P. Anthony White.
Nieces: – Kayneshia & Gia Hepburn and Sana’a Gardiner, Thynera Hanna
Nephews: – Kenton & Kristen Hepburn-Taylor, Elrod Hepburn Jr. and Kaden Capron
Brother-in-Law: – Michael Sullivan
Sister-in-Law: – Ginger Hepburn
Cousins: – Anthony Rolle (Tony Seymour Jr.) & Family, Anwar Rolle & Family, Sophia Rolle, Lamont Strachan, Tristen Strachan (Godchild), Kristen Strachan, Anthonique Strachan, Anthony Strachan Jr., Lisa Turnquest & Family, Michael Strachan, Marcie McPhee & Family, Carolia John & Family, Jane Petrona Johnson & Family, Anthony & Helen Giles & Family, Wendy & Winston, Daphne, Donna, Robert & Anita & Family, Benjamin, Sheena John of Virginia, Carlene Parnther & Family of Georgia, Lionel and Alcott Wilson Jr., Linda, Eddie and Teddy Thompson, Mary Armbrister & Family, Diane Major & Family, Adair Johnson & Family, Leo, Sidney, Terry, Dot Rodgers & Family, Helen Johnson, Joanne & Rodney Johnson & Family, Mrs. Agatha Rodgers & Family, Miriam Johnson & Family of New Jersey, Sharon, Tony, Alfred Jr., Dwight, Agatha, Paul Smith & their Families. The Gilbert Family, The Bethel Family, The Kemp Family, Kenneth Herious & Family, Crystal Strachan & Family, Oreal Strachan & Family, Douglas Wilson of New York, The Johnson Family, Audley Kemp Jr. & Family, Edward Johnson & Family, Frederick Clarke & Family, Geneva Johnson, Caroline & Tuesday White, Mathedis (Teddy) Garraway.
Special Family & Friends: – Former Governor General Sir Orville Turnquest & Family, The Right Honourable Prime Minister Perry Christie & Mrs. Christie, Dr. Duane Sands, The Honourable D. Shane Gibson, Minister of Housing & Family, Dr. Cyprian Strachan & Family, Obafemi Pindling, Jackie Adderley, Oliver Gibson & Family, Dr. Julian Stuart, Mrs. Ruth Adderley-Rolle, Terry, Cleo & Deseri Adderley. Willard, Valentino & Petra Hanna & Family, Mary Clarke (Special Aunts: Mrs. Sylvia Godet & Family, Mrs. Marie Rahming & Family, Mrs. Iris Smith & Family, Mrs. Idena Burrows, Mrs. Claudette Young & Family, Mrs. Madlyn Finley & Family, Mrs. Altamese Isaacs & Family, Mrs. Doris Farrah & Family, Ethel Sands & Family). Mrs. Sandra Storr & Family, Mr. Terrance Hanna & Family, Crystal Swann, Felicia (Nell) Ferguson, Bruce Clarke & Family & Management & Staff Bahamas Mortgage Corporation, Derek Smith (Jet Blue), Mr. & Mrs. Kemuel L. Stubbs, (K.J.), Mr. R. Traver Whylly & Family, Ron Pinder, Mr. Edward Thompson, Mr. Lloyd Smith, Ruth Smith, Brenda Riley & Family, Charles Carter, Fr. David Cooper, Averil Sullivan, Maurice Sullivan, Horatio Sullivan & Family, Kermit Taylor & Family, Lisa Ingraham & Family, Norman Gardiner & Family, Gary & Denise Gibson, The Hilton Family, The Archer, Williams, Beneby, Johnson, Knowles & Jupp Family of Danottage Estate, The Maycocks, Wayne (Butchie) Munnings & Family, Dorsetts, Davis, Thompson, The Austin-Coley Family, Derek Smith & Family of Kennedy Subdivision, Terrance & Greta Sweeting, Calvin & Anne Balfour, The Woods Family of Hatchet Bay, Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Smith, Gertrude Clarke & Family, Cynthia Wright & Family, Gladys Saunders & Family, The Rolle Family, Phillip Roberts & Family, Ian Coerbell & Family, The Roberts Family, the Forbes Family, of Imperial Park, The Isaacs Family, Patricia Dean & Family, Anita Ellis, Kirk (KB) Bodie & Family, Wilfred Mullings, Tony Fisher, Melvin Smith, Geno Davis, (Geno D), Funky D, Lester Turnquest, Dillon McKenzie, Vincent, Andre Pyfrom, Anwar & Chocolate, (T’rez’s Dancers), Brian Wilson & Family, Eldece Clarke, Sheena Carroll & Family, Albertha Lynes, Sheena (God-sister), Philip Lightbourn, The Stubbs Family, The Sands Family, Mr. Tomlinson, Bahamas Musician Union, Family Island Friends & Fans, Barr & Family, Lynden Fowler & Family, Sean Riley & Family, Winsome Morris, Carlton McPhee, Marcie (Hairdresser), Anya Dorsett & Family, Ms. Beverly White & Family, France & Family, Edith Moxey, Leon Williams & Family, Killer “B”, Pencil, Terrible “T, Benson “Foot Soldier” Roberts, Papa Wayde McKinney (Pre-deceased-1999), Many more friends and family too numerous too mention.
Special Thanks: – Doctors, Nurses & Administrative Staff of ICU at the Doctors Hospital, Mr. Charles Sealey, Dr. Charles Rahming, Dr. Duane Sands, Dr. Kevin Moss, Dr. Julian Stuart, Dr. Michael N’Tari Darville, Dr. Magnus O. Ekedede, The Print Shop, The Bahamas Mortgage Corporation, The Breezes Hotel, Bethel Brothers Mortuary, Michael & Peter Symonette, The Symonette Family, Phil’s Food Service, The MedDentco Health Center Family, Deacon Andrew Burrows, Dr. Curtis O. McMillan & Dr. Mahalet Zewde-McMillan, Mrs. Thelma McMillan & Family, The BaTelCo Retirees Association, Fr. David Cooper, Fr. Glen Nixon, Holy Family Church & Fr. Thomas Brislin, Monsignor Alfred Culmer, Pastor Eric Clarke President of the Bahamas Conference of Seventh Day Adventist, Pastor Leonard Johnson, President of the Bahamas Union of Seventh Day Adventist, Monsignor Simeon Roberts St. Cecelia’s Church.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #34A Nassau Street on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.