Relatives and friends are advised of the passing of Violet L. Gumbs, who died June 20, 2019, at the age of 77 in Florida.

She was preceded in death by her son, William Hodge; and brothers, Ambrose and Adrien Gumbs.

Violet Gumbs is survived by her sons, Calvin Leonard, Franklin “Marshall Leonard” Leonard, Milton “Big Youth” Williams Jr.; daughters, Jacqueline Leonard, Dorsett Hodge, Joycelyn Rosemary Hodge; son-in-law, Lynn Smith Sr., (Bolo); daughters-in-law, Michelle Marone Leonard, Tamara Leonard; brothers, Evan Gumbs, Milton Gumbs, Hubert Gumbs, Keith Gumbs, John Martin; sisters, Anastasia “Stessy” Gumbs, Carmen Gumbs, Paula “Patsy” Gumbs; sisters-in-law, Luz Maria Gumbs, Carmen Gumbs, Cynthie Gumbs, Dawn Gumbs, Violet Martin, Janice Gumbs, Clavis Gumbs; brothers-in-law, Leroy Richardson, Ivor Gumbs, Lawrence Liburd (deceased); aunt, Suzette Tan Tan Gumbs, (Eloise and Joycelyn, Ms. John, Coralee – deceased); uncle, Charlie, Aston, Rapheal, Mc Donald Joshua Gumbs (deceased); 29 grandchildren, Lynn Smith, Leba Smith, Lynisha Harrigan, Melanie Smith, Kerri Abraham, Kevin Abraham, Keisha Abraham, Monique Bramble Jr., Franklin Leonard Jr., NiQuay Leonard, Khafre Hodge, Kalel Leonard, Jarel Leonard, Michael Leonard, Nailah Hodge, Tamar Williams, Kymell Williams, Kayrell Williams, Tamika Hodge, Ebony Hodge, Akim Hodge, Jahkeil Hodge, Shaquerah Hodge, William A. Hodge II, Kmoy Hodge, Kareem Harvey, Theodore Bartlette, Akeel Bartlette; 24 great-grandchildren, Me’ Kayla Smith, Lynea Smith, Lynnasia Smith, Khing Isaiah Robinson, Isa Amia Robinson, Leon Lake Jr., Je Quan Davis, Je Nique Davis, Keianna Richardson, Jelanie Bramble, Jaylen Bramble, Ny Asia King, Celine Leonard, Leroy Leonard, Zion Leonard, Malachi Maclorrain, Faith Greaux, Jailah Hodge, Shakhari Hodge, Leroy Devine Jr., Jaylin Fisher-Davis, William A. Hodge III, Angelina Hodge, Christina Hodge; godchildren, Alex Pelle, Shanika Ritter, Keshawn Callwood; adopted family, Romero Marcelin; friends and special friends, Millicent Rarrio, Evelyn Carty, Gwenett Pelle, Gertrude Parson, Ms. Illia, Ms. Pierre, Leonice Smith, Hyacinth Steven, Joycelyn Francis, entire Trinity Church Family; and many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the first viewing Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Celestial Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The second viewing will be Friday, July 12, 2019, at Trinity Methodist Church (Bovoni) from 10 to 11 a.m. with service immediately following at 11 a.m. Interment is at Eastern Cemetery.

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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