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Leston E. Carey Dies in Tennessee

Leston E. Carey

Leston E. Carey, better known as “Chef 67,” of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands died on Jan. 5 in Knoxville, Tenn.

Leston was proceeded in death by his parents: Rosalind Sharry Carey and Samuel Browne; and brothers: Movin and Irving Browne.

Leston is survived by his wife, Santa Mercedes Carey of Rhoda Island; sons: Miquel Mercedes Jr. of Massachusetts, and Rafael Mercedes of Rhode Island and Joan Mercedes of Texas; grandson, Henrique Dante Junior Mercedes of Florida; brothers: Basil Pascal of Torrington, Conn., Vallen Browne of St. Thomas, Steve Browne of Torringhton, Conn., and Malvon Percy Percival of Baltimore, Md.; sister, godchild and caretaker, Sheila Doyling Joseph of Knoxville, Tenn., Claire Browne of Torrington, Conn; special nieces: Georgette Browne of Waterbury, Conn., Chantel Greene of Florida, Michelle Joseph of Nevada, Shanique Doyling of St. Thomas, Shanice Registe of Atlanta; Shadai Carr Shadowens of Altanta, Kariisa Pascal of Brooklyn N.Y.; nieces: Siohban Browne of Torrrington, Conn., Mahlania Percival of St. Thomas Hollisa Liburd of Torrington, Conn. and Ivy Browne of Aruba; special nephews: Malvon Percival Jr. of Arizona, Tarron and LeAnder Pascal of New York, Shawn Registe Jr. of Altanta and Tevin Browne of New York; nephews: Vallen Browne Jr. of Boston Mass., Isaiah Browne of Florida Kobe Pericval of St. Thomas and Travis Joseph of UK; several aunties: Gloria Browne of New Jersey, Linda Wilkerson of St. Kitts, Pearl Shillingford of England; uncles: Aaron Wilkerson and Leroy Wilkerson of St. Kitts and Mosses Davron of Bronx, N.Y.; Leston is survived by several other family members, including: Sharry, Carey and Fraites of St. Kitts and New York Browne, Wikerson, Augustus and Davis of St., Kitts, New York, New Jersey and the United Kingdom; special friends: Teresa and June Browne of New York, Mayann Martin, Merle Sasso and Hazelann Thomas, Glady’s Jones of Glady’s Cafe, Loretta Andrew, Deidra Hewitte, Harry, Light-up, Hitler Vice, Roosevett {Bread} Evans, Goose, Willie, Tola Coleen and Avery Evans, Larry, Pa-Puss and the rest of the Savanero possie. Reginald Rass Regg Martin Bazil of VI Taxi, Veronica James, Hayden Joseph, Mr.Walker of Walkers by the Sea and Mr. Mikey of the Petite Pump Room.

Acknowledgements: The Family of Leston Elvin Carey would like to say special thank you to Dr. Odlum of St. Thomas, Dr. William D. Robinson of Summit Medical Parkwest Knoxville, Tenn., Dr. George Schuchman, Fort Sanders Medical Knoxville, Tenn., Dr. Timothy Gardner Tennova Medical Farragut Knoxville, Tenn., Will Dorsey at DIDDS in Knoxville, Tenn., Patricia O’Neill Rehabilitation Center Knoxville, Tenn., and Disability Rights of Tennessee.

The family of Leston Elvin Carey expresses its deep appreciation for the many expressions of love, kindness and concerns shown in time of bereavement. A Memorial Service will be held at Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services. The funeral will take place from 10-11 a.m., Saturday, June 24, Internment will be held at noon at Eastern Cemetery.

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