Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Gerald Desmond Barrett

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they? 
 Matthew 6:25-26

Gerald Desmond Barrett, passed away on Wednesday December 14, 2016 at 10:25 a.m. at Mike Conley Hospice House, Clermont Florida. Gerald was born on March 1, 1938 in Mt. Carey St. James, Jamaica West Indies to parents Agnes Wollery and Septimus Barrett.  His early education began at Anchovy Primary and Montego Bay Technical Institute
He was very active in different ministries in his church at First Baptist in Kingston Jamaica. He met, fell in love and married Valrey Stephenson.  They were married for 47 years and have two daughters Shelley and Aileen and son Thurston, who predeceased him in 2001.

Gerald migrated to the US where he gained employment at the World Trade Center and the Temple Isaiah School while residing in New York. Soon after retiring in 2004, Gerald once again relocated to Ocoee, Florida where he resided until he went home to be with the Lord.

Gerald’s love for God was endless and when asked how he was doing, his response was always “God is so good to me”.  He enjoyed reading his Bible and doing his puzzles.  He loved his family and spoke very highly about them. Gerald was a gentle, sympathetic and kind person and was always willing to lend a helping hand to others.  He was a very reliable & meticulous worker and also expected the same from others.

In his later years, Gerald spent most of his days at his beloved center “Share the Care”.  A place where he could be himself and show his many dance moves.  He enjoyed playing dominoes, bingo and even playing the drums at their many socials.   

Gerald is survived by his wife Valrey; daughters Shelley and Aileen; granddaughter Kelsey; brothers Ernest and Anthony Johnson; sister Ruthlyn; nieces; nephew; sisters in law; brothers in law, relatives and friends.

Gerald will be missed and his memories will live on in the hearts of those he touched and influenced.

“We cannot Lord thy purpose see, 
but all is well that’s done by thee.”

Lovingly Submitted

The Family

Friday, December 23, 2016
10:00AM – 11:00AM

Friday, December 23, 2016
11:00AM – 12:00 NOON
Orlando Metro West Church of the Nazarene
3705 N. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando Florida 32818.
Pastor Benjamin, officiating.  
Reception following at the Church’s Family Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial in memory of Gerald Barrett may be made to http://metrowestchurch.org/ .
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M Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4

Unknown said...

Sorry for your loss uncle Gerald. You have my deepest, sincerest sympathy.
love, your niece Samantha Marks