Omar Brown Jr.

It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Omar Brown Jr., who passed away Sept. 28, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Rose Benjamin; and father, Omar Brown Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Patrice Brown; sons, Omar Brown III, and Raymond Brown; sister, Monee’ Richards; brother, Rodolfo Brown; grandchildren, Analia Brown, Omar Brown IV and Adrian Brown; nephews, Aurio Parson, St. Clare George and Dimitre Palmer; nieces, Andrea George, Pia Nicholson, Aliya Richards and Raven Brown; daughters-in-law, Stephanie Oriol and Atoya Springette; Benjamin family, Watlington family, Bartley family, Parson family, Correa family, Cameron family, Francis family, Dalmida family, Matthias family, Henley family, Acosta family, Brignoni family, Lockhart family; too numerous to mention; special friends, Gregory “Peck” Rhymer, Lew Henley, Curt Mcbean, Geno Oliveri, Joel and James Wattley, Micheal “Mickey” Aubain, Victor “Far Far” Bryan, Thomas “Tola,” Roger “Roger’s Bar,” Sarah Olive, Kendall “Yankee” Straker, Petra “Dutchie by the Sea” Brooks, Felix Lugo, too numerous to mention.

The first viewing will be 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Blyden Memorial Chapel. The funeral service will be Friday, Oct. 8. Musical selections will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a 9:30 a.m. service at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Interment is at Western Cemetery No. 1.

Funeral arrangements are by Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services.

Blanche Emelda Wenner O’Reilly

Family and friends are advised of the passing of Blanche Emelda Wenner O’Reilly, daughter of the late Joseph Wenner and Virginia McClean, on Sept. 19, 2021.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alaric G. “Kelly” O’Reilly Sr.; brothers, Cyril and Cecil Wenner; sisters, Judith, Evis and Lyra Wenner, Ruth Wenner Seeley and Beatrice W Crime; sons, Alaric Jr and Ruel O’Reilly; and grandson, MSGT Ashford S. Hodge.

She is survived by her son, Alex Al-Adil; daughters, Delma Griffith Hodge, Mariet O’Reilly and Avril O. Henneman; nephew, Mark Wenner, PhD; son-in-law, Roy Henneman; grandsons, Arthur S. Hodge Jr., MD and Kamal Al-Adil; granddaughters, Raquel Plaskett, Rochelle Petersen, Ronice Henneman, Zaimah Al-Adil, Alarice James, Risha Holmes, Autumn O’Reilly and Amber O’Reilly; 12 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends, including McClean, Wenner, O’Reilly, Griffith, Harley, Hodge, Henneman, Holmes, James, Nibbs, Petersen, Plaskett, Seeley, and Abraham families.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the first viewing on Friday, Oct. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Celestial Chapel of Dan Hurley Home for Funerals.

The second viewing is Saturday, Oct. 9, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Cathedral Church of All Saints. The service follows at 9 a.m. at the Cathedral Church of All Saints. Interment will be at Western Cemetery No. 2.

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

All COVID-19 protocols will be observed.

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