Dominica Death Announcement

Death Announcement of Mrs. Maria Jules, nee Defoe, better known as Teacher Maria of Grand Bay, Dominica.

Death Announcement of Mrs. Maria Jules, nee Defoe, better known as Teacher Maria of Grand Bay, Dominica.

It’s with deep sadness that the family of Mrs. Maria Jules, nee Defoe, better known as Teacher Maria, announced her passing. She transitioned into eternal peace on May 25, 2024, at the age of 89 in Grand Bay, Dominica.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald W. Jules, her parents, Elmira Defoe, nee Denis and Pemberton Defoe.

She is survived by her:

Daughters: Maria (Joyce) Jules-Daniel, Edna (Leah) Jules, Fernande Jules, Avis (Bernadine) Barnes

Sons: Gregory Jules, & Crispin Jules.

Daughters in Law: Vilma Abraham Jules, & Erica Lewis Jules

Son in Law: Paul Daniel and Randy Barnes☨ ☨

Stepdaughters & Sons: Vyleen Viola Laurent, Rosilia Augustin, Leonard Jules, Greg (Daley) Jules, & Chester Wilkins

StepSon in Law: Rollins Laurent

Adopted Children: Joseph Frampton, Joseph Alexander, Joseph Alcendor

God Children: Geraldine Pacquette, Paula Delsol, Lawrence Alexander, Laurencia Daniel.

Nieces & Nephews: Ivonia Bellot, Sylvester, Julianna, Francisca, Paulina, Gertrude, Antoine, & Antonia Defoe, Andrew, Juliette, Jessie, & Frances Cuffy, Paula Swanston, Josephine Jno Charles, Lauretta Blondel, Denise, and David Izzo Jno. Jules, Geraldine Pacquette, Elizabeth Paul, Janice Winston, Ralph, Marcellus, Hyacinth, Justina, & Clementine, & Clementina Titre, others too numerous to mention.

Grandchildren: Dahlia, Nichel, & Nyrah Daniel, Chad, Jadiel, Malik, Dequan, Nigel, Estelle, Nella, Garen, Damian, Sheridon, Wayne, Wendel, Phradah, Creselle, Sherica, Sherwan, & Melinda Jules, Kobe Barnes, Kelsie Ferdinand, Makeda Nash, Leanne Morancie, Luana & Quanisha Laurent, Tanisha Augustine.

Great Grandchildren: Kylan & Davion Francis, Sherquan Jules, Amelia Jules, Amarie Jules, Kengy Jules, Aaden Jules, Quan Jules, Gael Jules, K’Mari Jules, Arianna Jno Baptiste

Close relatives and friends to include Paulina Denis, Merlin Denis, John Fontaine, Elsa Pacquette Avis Philbert, Ariel Foy, Prisca Victorine, Staphan, Murphy (Sye) Jno Jules, Valie Jno. Jules Groton, the Denis, Defoe, Fontaine, Cuffy, Jno. Jules, Anselm, Titre, Henderson, Bagatelle families, and others are too numerous to mention.

Special friends to include Rev. Fr. Brancker and other clergy; Leno Abraham, Mitchel Roberts, Henry Simon, Ezord Carbon, Pamela Horsford, Marie Joseph, Charles Cuffy & family, Ignatia Pascal, Janette Nicholas, Vernella Joseph, The Blondell family, Teachers: Ellen Fabian, Melanie Henderson, Ma Leatham, Magdalene Registe, Annie Cuffy, Carylle George, and other teachers too numerous to mention.

Special Thanks: The Honorable Prime Minister Rosevelt Skerrit & family, Honorable Vince Henderson, The Honorable Denise Charles Pemberton, Dr. G. Henderson and the Grand Bay Health Team, Dr. Grethel and the Staff of the Glover Ward of Princess Magaret Hospital, The Community, and Grand Bay Credit Union.

The Funeral Services will be held on Friday June 14, 2024, at Grand Bay Catholic Church Sacred Space in Grand Bay. Viewing will begin at 2:30 p.m. and the Service will begin at 3:00 pm. Interment will be at the Grand Bay Cemetery.

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