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Violet Russell-Blyden Dies at 56

Violet Blyden

Violet Russell-Blyden of Wesley, Dominica died on Wednesday, March 15, at age 56. She resided in Tortola, B.V.I and most recently, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
A viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home. A second viewing will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 5, at City Seventh-day Adventist Church. Interment will be at Eastern Cemetery

She is survived by her husband, Raphael Blyden; sons: Roger McAuthur France in New York and ViJay Isaiah Scotland in Virginia; daughter, Jewel Makkedah Russell on St. Thomas; mother, Dorothy Brown-Honore; sisters: Editha Honore-Smith, Helena Henderson-Roman, Jacqueline Henderson, Joan Valerie-Whyte and Pamela Henderson-Denis; and brothers: Reuben Francis, Eddie Wallace, John Valerie and Sullivan Marcelle.

She is also survived by several nieces and nephews to include: Rudy Francis, Donar James, Mahalia Jackson, Jemima Francis Romney, Cherissa Abel, Tamisha Smith, Joel Henderson, Kerrion James, Shane Francis, Samuel Denis and Norville Sebastien; brothers-in-law: Menard Denis and Franklin Smith; sister-in-law, Dawn Wallace; and uncle, Kent Brown in New York.

Other survivors include special cousin, Allison Brown in Tortola; close friends: Nadine Paul, Lislyn Wright, Edith Abraham, Andrine Henderson, Francine Anderson, Aaron Benjamin and Raphael Henderson; Lennox Cocky Honore and family in Dominica; pastors and members of the City S.D.A Church; as well as other relatives, friends and aquaintances too numerous to mention.

Professional Funeral Services are entrusted to Turnbull’s Funeral Home. Telephone: (340) 779-6565; e-mail: turnbullsfuneralhomevi@yahoo.com

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