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Martha Matty Defoe-Titre Dies at 86

Martha Matty Defoe-Titre

Martha Matty Defoe-Titre, 86, of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, wife of the late James Titre, died on Sunday, April 9.

The viewing will be held at 10:30 a.m. followed by the funeral service celebrating her life at 11:30 a.m., Saturday May 6, in Calvary Baptist Church, Calabash Boom, St. John. She will be laid to rest in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Calabash Boom, St. John.

She is survived by her sons: Ralph Titre Sr., Marcellous Titre Sr., Achille Titre and Simon Titre; daughters: Hyacinth Titre-Gatewood, Justina Titre-Lewis and Clementine Titre; sister, Maria Defoe-Jules; and grandsons: Edward, Ralph Jr., Raheem, and Rahkeem Titre, Marcellous Titre Jr., Keshawn Peterson, Achille Cottingham, Stephen Charles, James Titre, Raphael Titre, Jamal, Lionel Jr., Ronald, Leonard, Loran, Lashawn Jackson, Courtney Jr. and Conrad Matthias.

She is also survived by granddaughters: Rahsheka Titre- Peets, Yaikieh Cottingham-Thomas, La’Tiah Jackson, Kooline Matthias, Koorine Matthias-Magras, Carlita, Carleen, Carlissa Morris, Carla Morris-Bridgewater and Clarissa Wattley; sons-in-law: Edmond Lewis and Liston Sylvester Jr.; daughters-in-law: Linda Titre, Esperanza Gutierrez-Titre and Farah Charlery-Titre; grandsons-in-law: Robert Peets Sr., Sekou Magras Sr., Brian Bridgewater and Bryant Thomas Sr.; and granddaughters-in-law: Oresha Charles and Latiah Hanes-Titre.

Other survivors include great-granddaughters and great-grandsons: Adesha, Ralph lll, Riyah, Laila, Leah Titre, Robert Peets Jr., Taemoy, Raheem Jr., Rashad, Rasean, Rainah, Raenyah Titre, Ziniyah Gibson, Amiyah, Sincere Tianna Titre, Keshawn Jr., Autumn, Makaya, Kiella Peterson, Brandisha Crews, Bryanna, Bry’Ella, Bryant Thomas Jr., Aaliyah, Aubrey, Chanez Cottingham, Erica Morris, Hyacinth, S’Niyah, Derrick Halliday, Brandon Morris, Pharaoh Morris-Sims, A’mani, A’Shad, Amour Camacho, Jah’Hi, Jah’Vier, Jah’Karie, Jo’Siah, Re’Jai, Ja’Wazi, Other survivors include  Mea’Kayla, Liyan, Lyhannie Jackson, Simya Potter, Tezion Frithe, Ke’Andre, Ke’Ano, Shawn Jr., Khory Savannah Scatliffe, Oyani Scatliffe, Oneya Thomas, Sekoya, Sekou Magras Jr., Ce’Mira, and Ce’Eira Matthias.

More survivors are adopted grandchildren: Dale Brathwaite, Aiyani, Aasym Johnson, Jamila, Sylina James, Taylai Pitts, Re’Moia Carraspe, Ro’Sean Pariells and Tristal Perkins; special friends: Bernadette Fredricks, Yvonne Morton, Doris Bridgewater, Gwen Dagou and Gwen Douglas; and 29 nieces and nephews too numerous to mention.

She was preceded in death by her son, Raphael Titre.

Expressions of sympathy to the family may be made online at www.turnbullsfuneralhomevi.com. Professional services have been entrusted to Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services., 3815 Crown Bay, Ste 10, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802. Office: 779-6565 and Fax: 779-6566.

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