The family of Lucia Iris Vanterpool Monsanto would like to announce her passing on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at her residence at the age of 96.

She is survived by her daughters, Naomi A. Monsanto, Acia L. Monsanto Donahue, Pauline L. Monsanto; son, Allessio O. Monsanto Sr.; sister,

Cheryl Mason; daughter-in-law, Ivy Thomas Monsanto; adopted son, 

Halvor VanHeyningen; adopted daughters, LaVerne Best King, Jean Donavon-Smalls; grandchildren, DeShawn Donahue, Shamel D. Shabazz, Dyreeta Donahue, Clarence, Joseph, Allessio Jr., Allcelilo Sr., and Allron Monsanto, Allassia, and Leron E. Monsanto, Shanai K. Hill, and Kerion Monsanto-Carter; 31 great-granchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, Jean Lang-John, Larraine Lang-Roumo, Aisha Stout, Karen Vanterpool, Beryl Vanterpool, Janeice Vanterpool-Flax, Pamala Vanterpool, Varion Vanterpool, Jacqueline Vanterpool and Patricia Vanterpool-Johnson; nephews, Guy Hill, Kenneth Vanterpool, Jacob Vanterpool, Esau Vanterpool, Dave Vanterpool, Geoffrey Vanterpool, Raphel Lang, Lucien Wallace and Thomas Williams; special cousins, Reubenia Hill, Eva Blackwood, Alice Williams, Mary Hendricks, Marjorie Gerard, the late Ema Penn and family, Avana B. Freeman and Ashton Baronville' special friends, Enid Hamm, Solomi James, Wilbert Lindesay, Delphine Lewis, Mariana Donavon, Leonard Amey, Gladys Todman, Cordelia Hector and Garfield Lewis; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention, to include the Walters, O’Neal, Stevens and Baronville families. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend first viewing at Celestial Chapel at Hurley Funeral Home on Sunday, June 16, 2019, 5 to 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Cathedral Church of All Saints on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 10 a.m. Interment is at Brookman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that a contribution be made to the Cathedral Church of all Saints Building Fund.

Arrangements are under the care of Dan Hurley Home for Funerals and Cremation Center of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

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