K’nesia Brathwaite died on Oct. 18.
She is survived by her son, K’Jai Donastorg; mom, Kesia King; dad, Kirk Brathwaite; stepmother, Lethia Brathwaite; stepdad, Kerry Thomas; grandmothers: Eria Raymond, June Brathwaite, Cheryl King and Arlene Thomas; grandfathers: Albeto King Jr., Aubrey Raymond Sr. and Cedric Thomas; brothers: Keshawn, Kaemoy and Kiabre Thomas, Kyron Correa, Jahiem Tyrell, K’Vante and Kirk Brathwaite Jr.; sisters: Kierra and Kmiqua Thomas, Kurene, Jahmelia, Krista, Le’Neya and Constance Brathwaite; great grandfather, Arestelle Richardson; and great grandmother, Pearlette Rhymer.
She is also survived by aunts: Latania Gumbs, Shyra Raymond-Henley, Tekeisha and Teshonda Thomas; uncles: Claude and Alston Richardson, Shawn and Shakim King, Troy and Aubrey Raymond Jr., Khoy Stout and Richard Hoheb; special cousins: Okeamo Freeman, Windy Fahie Donovan, Shakima and Tamika Herbert, Makeda Simmonds, Celia Hodge, Irvin Monsanto and Cordel Rhymer; pall bearers: Jay Diggs, Ahmmoi Donovan, Raymore “Shakeal” Mercer, Aubrey Raymond Jr., Alvin Brathwaite, Elvin Stoutt, Rayshawn Mercer and Jahmal Jones; honorary pall bearers: Claude Richardson, Troy Raymond, Khoy Stout, Kerry Thomas, Wayne Robinson, Dwyane Thomas, Elvin ‘Skinny’ Stoutt, Shakim and Shawn King and Lionel ‘Dickie’ Smith; and godparents: Athneil “Bobby” Thomas, Donna Wesselhoft, Darryl Smalls, Florecita Brunn, Sharon Richardson, Fern Clarke, Lisa Haynes and Elston Mercer.
Other survivors include great aunts: Corrine King, Caren George, Carol King, Joyce Stalworth, Pauline Hodge, Sharon Todman, Marva and Mary Brathwaite, Juliet Todman, Monica Segobin, Emelda Monsanto, Cheron Grant, Yvonne Browne, and Ileen Stout; great uncles: Allen King, Alvin, Edward, Dale, Albert, Clifton, Austin, Clinton Brathwaite and Recardo “Rick” Stalworth; special friends: Cane Garden Bay Community, Elvin Stout Jr., Elvin and E’Sonia Stout, Elissa Todman and family, Ebony Correa and family, Diane Todman and family, Molik Malone and family, Monique Matthews and family, Tammy Henry and family, Renee Joseph and family, Stephanie Richards and family, the Clarke family, Akeem Robinson and family, Tannie Edwards and family, the Jones family, Elmore Stoutt High School Class of 2006, the staff at the Division of Personnel; and many otherfamily andfriends too numerous to mention.
Acknowledgement: The family of K’Nesia Brathwaite would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all those who supported, prayed, called, visited, sent flowers or offered comfort in whatever manner. Your thoughtfulness and words of comfort in this time of loss is a blessing and source of our strength.
There will be a first viewing from 7:45-9:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home. There will be a second viewing held from 9:30-11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Wesley Methodist Church.
All funeral arrangements are by Turnbull’s Funeral Home.