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Rita Geraldine DeLande Dead at 83

Rita Geraldine DeLande Rita Geraldine DeLande of Ruby Homes for the Elderly died on May 26 at her residence. She was 83 years old.

She is survived by her daughters: Lynette DeLande, Gemma Murray and Issca DeLande; sons: Parris, Albun, Clefryn, Carlisle, Peter, Davelyn and Gerard DeLande; grandchildren: Mischell, Kaleema, Carlisle Jr., Carla, Arlene, Carl, Stephon, Berisha, David, Daniel, Dean, Dana, Lavern, Kevin, Kerwyn, Michael, Deborah, Davelyn, Isla, Tucoma, Osairis, Imani, Michelle, Nicola, Nizam, Esther Odle, Arlene Carter, Elmore Murray, Anselm Murray, Deon Chunisingh, Paula Purifory, Erica Dorset and Devon James; and 32 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by daughters-in-law: Heidi, Francine, Elsa and Barbara Delande, and Berisa Miller; nephews: Glenroy, Rex, Trevor and Stephen Chase; special friends: Victor Clairmont, Oliver Farrow, Christine Constable, Bro. and Sis. Gerard, Pat and Owen James, Ernestine Nicholas, Lucia Sackey, Crystelle Lawrence, Naiomi Williams, Pastor Beltane Harrigan, Pastor Samuel Bronigan, the Way of the Cross Baptist Church family, the First Assembly of God family, the residents of Ruby Housing; the employees and staff of Continuum Care; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, at the Way of the Cross Baptist Church. Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
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