Thomas Descartes died on Sept. 4.
A viewing will take place at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home. Interment will be at Western Cemetery No. 1.
He is survived by his daughters: Petrona Stanislaus, Petronella Descartes, Angelina Daniel, Cybil Louis, Sylvia Descartes, Ursula Descartes, Alexandra Descartes, Lydia Descartes, Carmela Descartes, Wencesla Descartes and Elmina Descartes; sons: Francis Descartes, Urban Descartes, Robert Descartes, Charles Descartes, Cuthbert Douglas and Charles Descartes; and adopted son, Michael Edwards.
He is also survived by grandchildren: Helena Daniel, Ricky Null James, Nathan Stanilaus, Jermaine Frederick, Surge Frederick, Orville Frederick, Emmalee Descartes, Jamillia Descartes, Francis Augustin, Danlahlee Augustin, Samachandria Augustin, Dalgliesh Descartes, Teresha Mitcham, Tyrell Mitcham, Sienna Charles, Avril Charles, Gussie Charles, Kahalil Descartes, Karen Fergusson, Harum Descartes, Victor Descartes, Hadia Roe, Ronald Frederick, Christopher Ashtian, Jonathan Ashtian, Sirr Brandon Ashton, Kaheem Descartes, Jomano Descartes, Jahkeel Descartes, Jamen Descartes, Jahkesha Descartes and Jaron Descartes.
More surviving grandchildren include: Kera Descartes, Jovan Descartes, La-Shorn Samuel, Addie Samuel, Sandie Samuel, Corneilia Descartes, Corneilius Descartes, Cornell Lewis, Corneil Lewis, Cornesha Lewis, Clement Lewis, Michael Edward Jr., Mellissa Edward, Shermina Edward, Kameela Daniel, Hamadi Daniel, Halima Daniel, Wauneen Louis Harris, Daryl Harris, Albertha Descartes, Melanie Descartes, Tyra Descartes, Michael Descartes, Aniyah Descartes, Shantel Descartes, Yamicka Descartes, Yohan Descartes, Emelda Wilkerson, Gregory Reed, Leon Descartes, Jaden Creque, Jaylen Creque, Dion Creque and Elderidge Creque.
Other survivors include 51 great-grandchildren; sisters: Audrey Steele, Timothia Bicar and Olga Laurency; brothers: Romael Joseph Descartes and Michael Alphonse; special nieces: Ingrid Augustin, Annie James, Sandra Descartes and Golinda Fox; nieces and nephews: too numerous to mention; brother-in-law, Josaphat Bicar; daughters-in-law: Suzette Aubain-Descartes, Olivia Descartes and Rose Daniel; sons-in-aw: Jerold Daniel, Kelvin Peters John, Terry Mitcham and Greg Astian; and special friends: Camilla Dominique, Belky Peralta and Felix St. Luce.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family respectfully requests that all attendees adhere to social distancing guidelines and all other safety rules.