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Irene Barry-Gonzalez Dies in Georgia

Irene Barry-Gonzalez

It is with a saddened heart that we announce the passing of Irene Barry-Gonzalez, who died after a brief illness on July 4 in Austell, Ga.  She was born on Jan. 10, 1939, on Tortola, British Virgin Islands, to her late parents Phillip and Floresa Barry of Mt. Fertile, Tortola.  She resided on St. Thomas at the Michael J. Kirwan Terrace Housing Community for over 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose A. Gonzalez, Special friends: Donald “Sparky” or “King” Thomas and Samuel E. Spencer; sister, Edith Barry Cameron, brother, Gladstone Barry and son-in-law, Erik Lucas.

She is survived by her children: Beverly “Pinky” Thomas-Lucas, Kelvin “Kelly” Gonzalez, Daphne Gonzalez-Thomas, Charmaine Gonzalez, Neilda Gonzalez, Shauna “Shayna” Spencer and Sherna Spencer; and stepchildren: Michael, Brenda and Gary Gonzalez; son-in-law, Clayton Thomas and daughter-in-law, Maxcine Gonzalez; adopted daughters: Chantale Charles, Kejanna and Kewanna Young, and Terri Todman; 28 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by sisters: Glance “Elaine” Barry-Richardson; brothers: Malvin and Kevin Barry; brothers-in-law:  Roosevelt Donovan and Tyrone “Smiley” Richardson; sisters-in-law: Berenice Barry and Tamara Barry; godchildren: Carmen Donovan, Elroy “Atama” Turnbull, Kenya George and Monique Pickering.

Funeral Services will be held at The Cathedral Church of All Saints in Garden Street, 3 Domini Gade, on Saturday, Aug. 12.

Viewing: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Service: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Interment: Eastern Cemetery

Professional Services have been entrusted to Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services.

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