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Obituary of the Late Berkley 'Vanbyrd' Morris with funeral photos
Nov 9, 2012 - 3:30:51 PM

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Remaining T-Connection Members in the congregation to pay their respects to Berkley and support his bereaved family members.

Nassau, Bahamas -
Funeral Service for the Late Berkley "Vanbyrd" Glinton Morris, 59 years of #69 London Avenue, was held on Saturday October 27th, 10:00 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church, East & Shirley Streets (Downtown). Rev. T.G. Morrison assisted by Rev. Anthony Sampson and other Associate Ministers will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Soldier Road.


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Fond and beloved memories will always be cherished by: Fiancée – Suzanne Brown; Sons – Berkley Guerrier Morris, Jr., Lorenzo Morris, Leonardo Morris and Adopted Son – Taj Smith; Daughters – Tezanne and Samitria Miller; Sisters – Brenda Berry, Antoinette Bonaby, Margaret Porter; Brothers – Louis Berry and Andrew Scavella; Aunt – Emmalitha Scavella; Brother-in-law – Calvin Porter; Daughters-in-law – Monica and Tiffany Morris; Grandchildren – Rajae, Rondi and Adonai Guerrier Morris, Kierra, Iyana and Lorrenzo Morris, Jr.; Nieces – Shantell Lockhart, Nadia Williams, Latoya Brown, Latina Williams, Deandra Tate, Lisa and Keva Porter and Vanessa Murphy; Nephews – Sherwin Williams, Omar Berry, Delano Berry, Tameco Bonaby, Calvin Porter, Jr.; Cousins – Shirley Williams and Family, Clarence Johnson and Family, Alexander and Leslie Johnson, Clifton Scavella, David Scavella and Family, Dorinda Ferguson, Angela Bridgewater and Family, Melanie Scavella and Family, Eulamae Russell and Family, Florence Taylor and Family, Christine Davis and Family, Dianna Munroe, Daniel Jones, Darin Munroe and Family, Rosemary Forbes and Family, Henry Scavella and Family, Paulamae Mackey and Family; Other Relatives and Friends including – Marion Morris, Joanne Guerrier, Theophilus Coakley and Family, Kirk Coakley and Family, Dave Mackey and Family, Pat Carey and Family, Tony Flowers and Family, Monty Brown, Stephen and Kenda Cooper and Family, Samantha, Miriam and Thackeray Brown, Max Brown and Family, Nelson Armaly and Family, Herbert Smith and Family, Eddie Rolle, Desmond, Pastor T.G. Morrison, Beth Stuart and Zion Baptist Church Family, Fernley Palmer, Anthony "Ace" Newbold, Yvette Prince, Jackie Glinton, Karen Cox and Festival Place Family, Nita Ellis, Chris Justilien and Family and Colours Family, Obafemi Pindling, Fred Ferguson, Michael "Sarge" Hanna, Leroy "Tinkle" Hanna, Florence "Spice" Gibson, Renee Pinder, Veronica Bishop, Valerie "Sugar" Richards and Soulful Groovers Band, Freddie Munnings, Ray and Wendy Munnings, Percival Sweeting, Ronnie Armbrister and The Bahamas Musicians and Entertainers Union, Linc Scavella and Family, Harry Thompson, Athama Bowe, Everette and Alma Sweeting, Howard Laroda, Sophia Fisher, Dwayne, Maria and the Community Pharmacy, Priscilla Rollins, Millers Heights Community, Sister Dellareese Carroll, Nurse Pamela Carey, Sister Rosalyn Butler, Nurse Rolle, Nurse Taylor, Nurse Brown, Latoya and all Nurses and Assistants at P.M.H. Private Medical Ward, Fontella Rolle and Family, Edison Tate, Leroy Murphy, Frenchie Brooks, Helen Ferguson and Family, Florida Holbert and Family, Ainsley Smith and Family, Henrietta Miller and Family, Margaret and Devaney Rolle and Family, the Trotman Family, Milton Street Family, Father Laverne and Our Lady's Church Family, Mrs. Tucker and Family and a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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T-Connection band leader, Theo Coakley was offered the keyboard stool as soon as he walked into the church; he began playing before even reaching his pew.

Friends paid their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #34A Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

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One of numerous musicians who performed at the funeral.


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Vocalist Ronnie Armbrister, head of the Musician's Union and keyboardist/ vocalist Paul Hanna performed 'I did it my way' in tribute to the life style lived by Berkly as requested by the church pastor.


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At the end of the service, nusicians gathered at the rear of the musicians union. (L-R) David Mackey, Theo Coakley, Priscilla Rollins, Kirkwood Coakley and Tony 'Monks' Flowers.


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Ronnie Armbrister gives tribute to the late Berkley Vanbyrd.


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Musician Christ Justilien in the foreground together with Theo Coakley perform along with Ronnie Armbrister and Paul Hanna


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Freddie Munnings sang soulfully in memoriam


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Raphael Munnings speaks on his memories of Berkley and how he should not be forgotten.


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Family members sit next to the remains of Berkley.


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Berkley's children give tearful tributes to their father.




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