*Homegoing Celebration Tributes are in ascending date order*
Christmas Tributes December 25, 2017
MERRY CHRISTMAS DADDY 💝 How is the big celebration in Heaven? Must be so lovely....
With love from Shar
December 25, 2016
Fathers Day Tributes Sunday June 18, 2017
Today is Father's Day 2017, and it will always be very difficult without you hear with us. I pray to the Lord every day that he will continue to bless our beautiful and spiritual bond. As you are now with your Father in Heaven, I know that you are looking down on me, ensuring that I stay on the right path, that I be resilient and guided by the word of the Lord. Today I salute you for always being there for me, even now in spirit. You were and still remain the greatest father a daughter could ever want. May you continue to rest in peace with your Heavenly Father.
With love from your little "Beanbag" Sharlita
Sunday June 19, 2016
"I found this beautiful poem online and read it to my dad at his Vigil on fathers day. R.I.P. my dear Father" My Dad, My Angel "Your battle is now over, no more tears flowing down your cheek, no more pain, no more suffering, now you are no longer weak. I still do not understand why this had to happen to you, but I am proud to say you are my dad, the greatest man I ever knew. Although you will not be here to hold my first child, when that day comes I know you will be by my side with a smile. You were always there for me and never once made me cry, until the day you closed your eyes and had to say goodbye. Now you are my Angel, so spread your wings out wide, please wrap them around me whenever you see me cry. Our time together was memorable and God took you way too fast, but the most precious thing to me was you being there for my first breath, and me being there for your last." From your loving daughter, Sharlita
First Anniversary Memorial Tributes May 5, 2017
To: Mr Handsome
One year ago today I got the most painful news that you were gone... :-( I cried bitterly. I was heart broken for I had lost a very important and inspiring person in my life.
You were one of my favourite cousin whom I've got to love for a short period of time. You were loving and kind hearted. You use to push me to take chances to move to the next level.
My personal motivator. What I miss most is being able to have my regular conversations with you. To get my big hug and kiss when I come visit. To ask for your advice and my regular morning greetings.
I know you are always with us so my heart is at a little ease. Continue to sleep in perfect peace and don't be giving them too much chats up there :-) :-)
Love you before and even more now you're gone.
Afisha <3 <3 <3 <3
My dear cousin can't believe it's a year that u left us. I miss u so much there's never a day gone by that I don't miss you will always live on in my heart. R.I.P my beloved cousin in the sweet arms of the Lord.
Ken is just resting now just like Lazarus did before Jesus brought him back to live. We know this because God has promised that the dead who are in his memory will be resurrected to life in a righteous new world. Those who will be resurrected must remain in death until God gives them life again. Almighty God yearns to use his power to restore life to the dead. (1 Corinthians 15:35, 38). This is the comfort we have from the scriptures. Trevor Millington
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Homegoing Celebration Tributes
To the Family of the late Kenroy Millington,
On behalf of the Diocesan family we extend our sincere condolences to all you at this time of your bereavement. We thank God for the ministry of your husband and father to all those with whom he came in contact. We remember fondly his ministry at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church where he sang in the choir, served at the Altar, maintenance around the facilities, and transported the Bishop to visit the late Nidia George. I am sure there were other things that he had done quietly and unknown to others.
Ken, as he was affectionately called by us, gave cheerfully of his time, talent, and resources to the ministry of God’s church. He was a faithful steward who has now entered into the joy of his Lord. To you, his wife, children, and extended family, your weeping may endure for a night but your joy comes in the morning. There will be many lessons that your husband and father would have had taught you that will come to your mind in the days to come which will give you courage to keep pressing on.
Many times your will hear his voice resounding in your inner ear as he sought to instruct you in the way you should go. May you find comfort in knowing that your love one is with the Lord! Something good will come from the experience of this day as you recall that for a grain of wheat to accomplish its full potential it must die. What comes after death is greater than what came before. Having just completed the Easter season you know that nothing in all creation can separate you from the Love of God. Christ triumphed over death so we may share his victory.
As you follow the mortal remains from the Church to its eternal resting place, I leave you with the words of a hmn. ‘These stones that have echoes their praises are holy, and dear is the ground where their feet have once trod; yet here they confessed they were strangers and pilgrims, and still they were seeking the city of God.
May Ken rest in God’s eternal peace, until that great getting up Morning. --The Rt. Rev. E. Ambrose Gumbs See, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them. Isaiah 42:9
To my loving husband Kenroy – Ken, You were so sweet and kind, loving, caring and well appreciative. I miss you already. During our forty three years together we were blessed with three beautiful children and with countless memories. I am going to miss the bond we shared when we vacationed together. I never liked flying but because of you I love doing it today. I never flew alone before but because of your courage I flew alone for the first time to be at your bedside in the hospital. You were my anchor and the only person who knew me well. You were the mentor in our family, the guideline in our lives and I admired your strength and wisdom especially when it comes to balancing family, work and church. I have to be strong and have the will power now to accept your loss, with God’s help, our children and other relatives and true friends. You will always be in my heart, mind and soul. I thank God for bringing you into my life and I will always cherish the life we’ve shared. I will always love you forever, May your soul rest in peace with the Lord. --Your loving wife and best friend, Janet Millington
On behalf of the Vestry and Congregation of St. Mary's: The body is a unit, though it is made up of many members or parts. Today, St. Mary's has lost another valuable member in the person of Ken Millington. Bro Ken played his part and played it well - no task was too humble for him. He was always willing to help and once it had to do with his beloved St. Mary's he gave 100% of his time and talent. He could always be counted on. No words can describe can describe the way we already miss and will continue to miss your life and presence at the Church and in the Community. To his wife and children, we share in your sorrow at this time, but we have the hope of seeing him again in a place where there is no pain, no sadness and no goodbyes. --The Vestry and Congregation of St. Mary’s Church
Daddy, as I write this, my heart feels like part of me is gone. I was not prepared for this; I did not expect this outcome. You were my Mentor, my Hero, a Best friend and the greatest Father anyone could ask for. You always showed us love and tell us we must stick together as a family. I know you are in Heaven shining bright because when I would tell you to rest yourself, stop working so hard you would always say you are doing God's work. You were a blessing to all that came in contact with you. It was never a dull moment. I will miss calling your phone every morning to check if everybody ok. I will miss you saying "stop pussyfooting and do it" I will treasure those father daughter talks we used to have. You was my cheerleader always bigging me up and pushing me to go higher. You push me to go and get my scholarship that I won when I was getting a hard time, I had already given up but your encouragement and persistence made me fight for it and I am glad you got to see me graduate from College. Even in your last days you were giving your lil chat as usual. I keep replaying them in my head. I am glad I got to tell you how much I love you and the type of man you are to me before you went to heaven. I know you said don't cry for you, that you lived a joyous life but daddy I can't help it, from small I was a daddy's girl and you and mummy would tell me everywhere you go most of the time I would be with you. I will forever be your "Cherrytree.” Mummy will be taking care of, Me, Sha and Keon will make sure of that. I prayed God would let you stay with us but he needed another Angel. I know you will be watching over us. I love you and will forever be missing you, until we meet again R.I.P. Daddy. --Your loving daughter, Chyrisia
To my one and only dad I didn't have the pleasure of knowing you like I suppose to but I know you love me unconditionally, all what you have done for me I truly thank you. Now that you are gone I know you are watching over me I love you dad and I miss u and one thing I'm happy to know that you got to meet your grand kids before you left me. Rip dad love u from me and the kids. --Your loving daughter, Nadia
Dear Grandpa, God saw you getting tired and a cure was not the answer. So he put his arms around you and brought you home to him. With tearful eyes we mourned the loss of our grandfather and although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A Golden heart stopped beating, hard-working hands at rest. Hearing the news of your death we couldn't bring ourselves to accept that you were gone. We didn’t expect you to be called so soon. All the precious times we spent with you, not knowing that it was going to be the last time we would see you again. The last time we saw you was at Kiymorah’s 8th birthday party. We were so happy that you made it to celebrate the memorable event. And your birthday dinner, a night filled with laughs and thanksgiving. I want to thank you for giving me my daddy, and for raising him so well. I see some of your fond traits portrayed through him, which is a representation of your strong bond. Your words of wisdom and encouragement will guide us through life. To us you were an inspirational grandfather who lived a happy long life. Thank you for all the great times we had together. May God keep you safe by His side and may you rest in eternal peace. --Love always, Kimmy & Morah.
To my beloved father, whom I adored with every beat of my heart, by far the worse feeling I’ve ever experience to date was on the morning of May 5, 2016 the moment I knew you left us. I am still in a state of disbelief and I’m at a standstill as this will take some time for me to heal. It was only five of us, so with you gone and you being the bedrock of our family, your absence is obvious in every single thing that we do. The bright side is that God was extremely demonstrative throughout each of your final steps towards your homegoing. I always observed families losing their love ones and I try to understand the pain they go through but only until we were able to experience it directly, now I fully understand. God knew why he was able to heal mom from her illness in February, because he already made preparation to take you in his arms two months after. He never wanted you to struggle with your illness much longer nor did he want you to worry about us being able to take care of ourselves. God fixed all of that before he took you with him. Dad you were so bless from the very beginning and God was able to allow you to experience all that a proud father would love to experience in life. I know for sure you were extremely proud of me with all that I’ve accomplished to date. From a very young girl I always wanted to walk in your footsteps. You were a great musician who mastered the trombone and I was blessed with same talent as you and played the trombone with you. I remember you always said to me, “Sha you are a gifted child and I don’t even think you realize the kind of gift that God gave you.” I will always cherish the lectures from you over and over again, encouraging me to "take my musical talents to a higher level but instead I rather count money and study finance and investments (and you would chuckle with sarcasm).” I knew you wanted the best from me and you’ve always expressed how proud you were of me. God made sure that I found a husband who shared the same personal traits, morals and respect as you did. I took my time and told myself that if this man wasn’t as good as my dad, then he wasn’t for me. Not only did you share a special bond with my husband, you were so content with him (I could not get between the both of you) and you knew that I would be taken care of and you wouldn’t have to worry. God again was working for you, working for us. I use to skype you or call on the phone or or message you 24/7, that you had to run sometimes cause once I get you talking, you always use to joke around with me and said “Sha I does have to make sure finish what I’m doing cause once you get me on the call, you don’t know when to hang up (and we would both laugh about it).” It would be 6AM in the morning and my phone will sound off, I know right away that message was you letting me know “Good morning Sha/Donovan, I am okay and J is okay” and when it’s a bit late and I message you, you responded with “Goodnight Sha/Donovan, I sleep texting now and typing mistakes so going to bed.” The father daughter bond that you and I shared will continue to be admired by many. The phone call I received on April 22nd stated that you requested my presence right away when you started feeling ill. The night before I remembered you told me that you were feeling very fatigue. As scared as I was to hear you wanted me there, I immediately got on the next flight out to come and see you. Your priority was to ensure that you see your family and God allowed that to happen. I thank God for allowing us to be there beside you, hug you, kiss you and tell you how much we love you and admire your strength. I knew you retained every word we said and even in your final days, you kept the sound of our voices close to your heart. You are a faithful servant to the Lord and always said “when my time come I will be good, I lived a great life, worked hard, raised my family, build a foundation with the little monies I had thanks be to God.” Daddy, as I watched after you passed away, you looked so peaceful and so meek and mild. I knew right away, that you were at peace and went straight to heaven. So knowing the daughter that I am, I made sure you would look sharp for the Lord, so I combed your hair for the last time and I kissed your forehead, your eyes, your lips and lastly I kissed by your heart because although the heart was already tired, it was able to keep you with us for as long as it could and God allowed the heart to finally rest itself. God is an almighty and ever living God and his plan is the ultimate plan. Although our eyes were filled with tears of sorrow and although our hearts felt shattered, we have to allow God to have his way. Although things happened rather quickly and unexpected, what a blessing it was for mom, Keon, Cheresia and me to all be there with you in your final days and hours. I keep thinking about the two days leading up to our air ambulance departure and the following days after arrival to Miami, tears come to my eyes every time because I knew you went through so much. As painful as it felt, I would not trade that experience for anything else. Our family bond could not have been any stronger, I know you are proud of us, it was the most beautiful experience I have ever seen within us. With your passing, I am made more aware of what life on earth really means. Here on earth is no match for where you are now and I am so excited to see you again dad that I will continue to live the Godly example that you did. You are now our guardian angel, we will take good care of Mom for you, I love you, will pray with you and will speak to you every day. May your good soul rest in peace with the Lord. --Your loving daughter and little “Beanbag” Sharlita
Hi Daddy, I have asked god to guide me in strength as I prepare these thoughts. Thank you for being the foundation in my life. Growing up in our family, you thought us great values and exercises of tools in life to become better individuals daily in regards to Love, respect, to be kind, to work for your rewards and to be a servant of our lord. Doing good and good shall follow was planted in me from your teachings. Spreading happiness daily to a friend or a stranger is one of the many qualities I find myself producing of your household upbringing and for this I thank you. You did an excellent job as you have raised me into the man that I am today. This I reminded you often up until our last discussion during our prayers at the hospital. I will continue your legacy among us while knowing you have us sheltered. From the kneeling at bed as a child, to my family gatherings with my wife, my kids and myself in prayers before leaving home, is what you have branded in me and for this I am thankful. Both you and mom created the perfect team. You showed me the qualities in a man along the journey of your union love and marriage. Mom will continue to be sheltered in your love. I remember our hugs, as they always lead to you lifting me up and carrying me around. With time past, the hugs became as you would say “You’re now being bear hugged” as I cover you with my big gentle embrace. Knowing that you were in my arms is what mattered to me. There were times we sat in conversation and you would give advice on solutions along our discussions and you would be surprise when I give you the ideas and answers not knowing I knew. Your reply would be “I’m catching up”. I would remind you that it’s of you I came and so we laughed and smiled on. I admired your leadership in your tasks assigned. Not just household stability but great things like your services within the church, community meetings, Sport tournaments, working at the Hotel and social gatherings. You handled them calmly and produced excellence. A man of music and melody, you created a special tune and bounce motion on your knee for us during play time with you. I always hear that tune ringing in my head very often. This easy but classic tradition of play time has continued with me and my kids. Even as adults, you managed to get that play bounce performed with us. You always reminded me that with music, there is love and unity as we listened to your records and danced. "Pick back up your Trombone Keon and start writing your music again" is what you often say and I shall proceed upon your request. The musical qualities you thought me will continue. I will let the music play on. The time drew near which I always feared but somehow I knew that you were prepared. With so many memories to produce in your name, life will never be the same. As I continue to hold your hand, rubbing your back and caressing your head in the hospital, letting you know that you did an awesome job in raising me. You are my hero I continue to reply, as I was pouring out my heart in love. So with these gathering of words I bid you farewell. My thoughts and memories shall live on and my writing shall continue, as I listen to sweet music while having thoughts of you. My Daddy, Father, Hero, Mentor and Best Friend In your home, there is and shall remain of Happiness, Love and Unity. Rest in heavenly and eternal peace Daddy, I love you. Mr. Kenroy Clarence Millington Once a Man, Now my Angel --Your loving son, Kenroy Millington, Jr.
What I most remembered about Ken was his love for swap shop. Do you know what swap is? Let me explain what it is. Swap shop is a market where you can find many different items such as slippers, clothing, household items, food, and various automobile parts. My first outing there with Ken was perusing the various stalls of the swap shop looking at various items that Ken was interested in. He would ask me what I think of this item or that. I would give him my opinion. He would then decide whether he would buy or not get it. We would carry this on for another hour. At which point, I was wondering if Ken would by buy anything at all. Oh, I forgot to mention that the swap shop is about two football fields in length. I finally asked Ken, is he going to look at every stall. He looked at me and said this place is great. I just wanted to leave, but we continued shopping. Ken walked for about two hours. He bought a belt. This is what we had to show for two hours of shopping. Another occasion I recalled. Ken related a story of why he found it strange that Sharlita was interested in cooking. He knew that Shar had no time for the kitchen. He came home one day and found Sharlita looking up recipes to cook. He asked her what is going on Shar, she said, “Nothing is going on”. He said a few more months passed by and then he heard he had to plan for a wedding. He said he should have realized something was up when he saw her looking for recipes to cook. Ken was just like my father. When I look at Ken, I saw his father, our dad. Our father cut his hair in a specific style; so did Ken. Our father walked a certain way, so did Ken. He stood a certain way, so did Ken. Our father loved his family and listening to Ken I learnt that he loved his family. I would talk to Ken very often. Our last conversation was about our great niece. He wanted to know everything about her. You can see he was interested about his family. It meant everything to him. May your soul rest in peace my dear brother, --Trevor Millington
Ken was talented generous kind loving caring & lived life to d max. He was dependable and trustworthy and could be depended upon to come through in any situation. He loved god loved all of his family no matter how difficult or trying that person was. He was a funny wise guy very jovial and great company. Heaven must be cracking up with his jokes and good humor as we speak. We all will miss him very very much. --Your loving brother, Moses & Rosie
My mother first son my big brother. My memories of ken will live on until I part this life. I was proud to have ken as a brother. From a child he loved me dearly, and I loved him too. Ken was part of, the Royal St. Vincent Cadet Force, then The Police Force. I was always happy to stand along the roadside whenever there was a parade and show my friends my big brother as he played the big trombone and marched along. As a child he always took me for walks holding my tiny hands showing me off to his many girlfriends and others. I always felt a sense of security being around him. Ken brought me to the BVI in the nineteen eighties, and still continued to protect me even though I was an adult. On arriving here, he sat me down and spoke to me about life in the BVI, as a father to a daughter, some I adhere to but paid for those I didn't later on. We had our disagreements as siblings always do, but he never kept malice. I knew whenever he was upset with me, his sign was to push his hands in both of his pant pockets and he spoke so slowly and softly I can hardly hear what he was saying. He never shouted at me. He was a jovial, outspoken person. He can just give someone a name according to their personality and it fitted them very well. Which he did to my husband after meeting him, because of my husband's quiet personality and always smiling face. He loved my husband, and my husband did likewise he would throw jokes on him all the time and we all would laugh together. Ken you were a Son, Husband, Father, Brother, businessman, he was a perfect example of what an immigrant should be, and I can go on and on because he did well in every area of his life while he was here on earth. May your soul rest in peace. You would be gone but not forgotten. --Your Sister Marcia Charles-Green Sis & Brother in law John Green
Today as my uncle sits in the arms of an angel my family mourns his death. It’s all right though as each of us has the Lord beside us as I say my farewells. His body is gone from this world but his spirit will live on in our hearts forever. Today I will mourn in my own way as we pay a tribute to our beloved Ken through my own words. Our lives fell apart, when he died, I didn't get to say goodbye, but now all I can do is cry. I never thought that this day would come so soon, but even though your soul has departed from earth, you'll always remain in my heart. We did not expect it and wish we had more time to continue to appreciate you. God in His infinite wisdom knows best. Memories of uncle ken floats through my mind so vividly, a jovial, lively, young at heart Guy. He definitely saw the glass as half full. Well rounded guy, knowledgeable from music, politics and business. I remember going to a political meeting in north sound with him and the Honorable Ralph T O’Neal using him as an example as a humble emigrate that fit in so naturally with the natives. He passed on his Trombone to Sharlita, and was extremely successful on the business end with his restaurant and apartment complex. I think we can take a page or two from his book... He lived life to the fullest and with those memories of uncle ken the pain is reduced. May Our Lord comfort and sustain your family, your wife and children now and always. May God Almighty keep you safe resting in perfect peace till resurrection day, Amen...It is with deepest sorrow and sadness that I write this tribute to you. --Your loving nephew Des & fam
My loving Son-In- Law (Ken), It was sad to hear of your passing but, only the Father above knew what you were going through and decided to take you home. (Our Creator of Heaven and Earth) who knows best. Even though you have departed, I will always remember you in my heart for the type of nice person you were to me in every way. You will be missed, for you're gone but will not be forgotten. May your Soul Rest in Peace. --Your Mother-In-Law Ovilda 'OV' Vanterpool
When the news came to us that you weren't doing well in Miami, I was in utter shock and disbelief. Thank you for your support and blessings. One fond memory that I will always cherish, is my last birthday wish from you. It read “It’s a blessing having you in the Family. Your virtuosity is beyond comparison. Enjoy your Day. You deserve it. We love you bad!! The Millingtons.” And also at your birthday dinner, where we shared so many laughs and memorable moments. You were a great man with a big heart. You fought a long and very hard battle. But God saw that you were tired, ended you your battle, and called you home with him. I know you are in a better place, watching over us. Rest in eternal peace. We love you and will surely miss you, --Your Daughter-in- Law, Tamika
To our “Dr. Ken”, I must say that with you gone things have not been the same. You took me in as one of your own and I felt so honored to be loved so much by you and Janet. I would cherish the times we shared together as a family, especially when I took your daughter’s hand in marriage and our last Christmas together in December 2015. You always kept things in order and I admire you for that. You are a good man who doesn’t ask for much and always live a simple life. As I told you when I first met you and I will tell you again, you won’t have to worry about your daughter, I made that promise to you from day one and I will stick to my promise of keeping her happy because I know your family means the world to you. Will surely miss you Dr. Ken, will miss watching you sort through your medication bag and explain what each one was for. Will miss your soft spoken voice and the way you made me laugh. May your good soul rest in peace “Dr. Ken.” --Your Son-in- Law, Donovan
I have known Kenroy from birth although he is my cousin, we grew up together like brother and sister. Kenroy was a peaceful, loving, caring and kind person; one who always promote love and peace among his relatives. He was a very good listener; and was always prepared to offer good words of counsel whenever situations arose that were beyond us. It is worth nothing that although Kenroy lived in the BVI, he never abandoned his home in St. Vincent. He ensured that his immediate relatives were well taken care of financially. Moreover, he called very often on special occasions such as Mother’s Day, Christmas and Birthdays. I really miss my cousin. Kenroy I love you bug God loves you best. You are gone but will not be forgotten. May your soul rest in peace. --Your cousin Evadnie Jones
To our big brother and uncle, Ken, Ken always said that when he left St. Vincent, he left me standing behind a bar in the doorway of our house barely one year old. My earliest memory of my brother was when he came back to St. Vincent for a visit, and I officially met him at ten years old. He took me with him everywhere he went. I was simply in awe of this big brother I was just getting to know, at that time I had seven brothers but only knew six. After that first meeting, we became inseparable, whenever he would come home we would go everywhere together. At age fifteen he gave me my first trip to Virgin Gorda, for summer vacation, I had the time of my life. We've had our ups and downs, we've quarreled, laughed, disagreed, talked, we've even had some real rough, tumble down, roll over play fights. My brother was a real people person, very patient,very loyal and devoted to his wife and children. I am so grateful that I got the opportunity to go to the hospital to see uncle Ken, and sadly that was the last time I would see him alive. For me, he will always be remembered as the most straight forward, warm, talented, humorous and candid uncle. He was always concerned with how I was doing at any point in time, and always had a wise anecdote to give. He loved the beach and made the best fish and Johnny cakes and roti. We miss you, we love you. Rest peacefully until Christ returns. We wish R.I.P meant return if possible. --Fate and Denesia
Ken never knew that seeing you being transferred to the hospital would have been the last. The news of your passing were sad. But I think that God were with you every step of the way. My dear Brother-In- Law you meant so much to me. You were like a Brother, Father, Counselor always encouraging and willing to assist and share ideas. You will be missed tremendously. No more calls to inform me about church, our vestry meetings, asking for my Sis (Lady. J), jokes and laughter. You're gone but will always be in our heart. May your soul rest in peace. --Your Sister-In- Law Doraine (Raine-Raine/D) which you use to call me.
I always admire Kenroy for his boldness, loving and jovial ways. He loved family and was always willing to make connection with them where ever he goes. For the times we spent together I am so grateful. The conversations through social media kept the strong family bond. Will miss him dearly. Sleep on my Family, --Cecil Millington
From the time I was ask to write a tribute of your life (the time I get to know you and the time we spent together) my mind was flooded with so much memories of you but am not going to mention the many early morning and late nights with that heavy luggage up and down those steps at LDB or even the many Tuesdays at crab hole or at the church doing maintenance work. Should I also mention St. Vincent and Trinidad nah am not going to. All am going to say is what a wonderful human being you were, husband, father and friend and every one I spoke your name to echo the same sentiment, “what a wonderfully person you were.” Gone but never be forgotten, --Forever your friend, James Cornell
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. Sleep sweet my brother. You will be greatly missed. --Remembered by your Sister-in- Law Claudito & family
Losing a loved one, is a bell that has to ring, an alarm that has to sound, a song that we will all sing, but we must learn to rejoice, for he is now at peace, no more pain, and having heaven’s feast. I have been lost for words trying to get this tribute together, but it was well worth the tears! My God-Father/Uncle has been like a dad to me, and I was most times (in my younger days) intimidated by his presence, especially if Sharlita and I did something wrong or was planning to! (LOL) God-Father ALWAYS, ALWAYS stood up for me, no matter the situation. He always encouraged me to stay focused, and to be a lady. I will never, ever forget him. Even as he heard my voice and before he actually saw me, he would say (and I can still hear him) “that’s Emmy, that’s my God-daughter!?” and I would respond saying “It’s me!” and he would always kiss me on the cheek. He will forever be my God-Father/Uncle and forever in my heart! I told him I loved him as often as I could, but he will hear my heart’s whispers, and know that I will always love him. Rest On God-Father…guard us from above! --Love always, God-Daughter Emily-Ann (Emmy)
Ken, you left so soon...you didn’t even get to say goodbye. We always chat from one thing to the other. You have done the work of the lord, so he called you home to rest. You were so loving and faithful to the end. May your soul rest in peace. --Your sister in law, Marva Smith & Family
Ken Ken Ken, I am so lost for words...from the day cherry told me that you take in I was totally in shock. I made sure that I called her and checked up with her to see how you was coming along. I really would of love to see you and have a little chat before you depart us, But God knows best. Growing up around you was one of the best times in my life....you was always there for your in laws. You ALWAYS used to take great care of my loving auntie Janet, you were A TRUE STALLION!!! God giveth and he taketh. May your sweet loving soul rest in Eternal peace!!! --Your Niece-in-Law, Janelle Smith & Family
My friend we have seen it all - the good and the bad. Thanks for always being there for me. You were truly a wonderful person a great friend and a damn good musician REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND. --Witford McNeil,California
Ken, my friend, who told you to gone and leave me so soon. No more phone calls to make me laugh, no one to tell my troubles too, no one to pray for me and with me, but you have chosen a better path, and I believe one day we will meet again in glory land. May your soul rest in perfect peace. So long my friend. --Marva, California
Ken, you were a SPECIAL SPECIAL co-worker you were one of us, we were like family. It was really hard to accept that you left so soon. You were the leader of our team.... We will like to wish the family all the best in the future ESPECIALLY Janet Your wife not forgetting the kids and grandkids. You are now out of your suffering. You will surely be missed. Until we meet again...May your soul rest in peace!!! --The Boys Berton, Derek, Orville, John & Trevor (Fonze)
While on vacation with my cousin in Tortola, she told me we had a cousin that she found out about while living in the BVI. So she took me to meet him and instantly Ken and I hit it off. We became more than just cousins. We became great friends at that. Ken was recovering from a sickness when I met him and I would always make noise with him about keeping off his feet and taking things easily. He said I was like a nurse and from that day he gives me the name "Big Nurse." While on my vacation, Ken and I had a lot of fun and we spent a lot of time together; chatting and getting to know each other, talking about things we liked and disliked. He took me around to see the lovely island. We ate, laughed, talked and basically made the best of each day that God had given us. He would always tell me to go to church and serve God. Ken taught me to love and be kind to everyone that we encounter in life. Those words stayed with me. Ken treated me more than a cousin or a friend. He treated me like I was one of his daughters. Always looking out for me as I did for him. When I got back to St Vincent, after my vacation, we stayed in touch and would communicate each and every day. All hours of the night, we would chat and tell each other how our day went and what we did during the week. He would always tell me to be safe and to take care of myself and I would tell him to do the same. I'll miss the great man that I met and became great friends with. He would always live on in my heart and soul. Love you to the moon and back Ken. I still can't believe that you are gone. Sleep in peace my dear friend. --Love, your cousin Natalie
God found a place in his Garden for you dear Ken. I know it must be beautiful, since he only takes the Best. A place fit for a King, from a loving friend --Cherlin L Armstrong
Ken - I will miss you. I will miss our chats about life and loves and disappointments and blessings. I remember you from a child - having a school girl crush on the dark trombone guy with the super white teeth. We grew to be great friends in our later years together at Little Dix Bay and we would always visit each other. How could I forget those special roti’s and local drinks at Crab Hole. How could I forget too, greeting guests with you at RLDB. Yes, we had our falling outs; but our friendship remained intact. I remember you at Sharlita's wedding- I had never seen you happier. When l saw you for the last time you were still laughing and teasing me! Rest in Peace my dearest friend. Whenever I see a boneman; you will be on my mind. --Your forever friend,Sharon Flax-Mars, Peggy & Andre
We first met Ken years ago, when we attended the evening outdoor Lenten evangelism events organized by Father Michael. But we came to know him well during our ministry at St. Mary the Virgin during the last three years. Ken was an important player in that ministry by serving with Miss Bernice in the preparation of the altar and sanctuary, as an acolyte and Eucharistic Minister, and singing in the choir. Ken also always ensured our comfort and safety at the rectory. But to St. Mary’s, Ken was more than all these things. He was part of the glue that held the congregation together during our ministry. He was a spiritual person, faithful and dedicated to his Lord, and he had a genuine desire for the good of the parish. Ken spent much of his time in selfless service to his church, his family and the community. We will always cherish memories of Ken, as someone who spoke his mind, worked tirelessly for the church, and loved his Lord. We extend our love and support to his wife Janet and his children. May he rest in peace. --The Rev. Esther and Will
As I sit here fighting to find the words to say as the tears flow down my face, I could remember my dear friend Ken and our many conversations. Especially the ones about our children. Going outside has never been the same since and will never be the same. Every time I look outside or pass by the fence, I am faced with the harsh reality that I will never hear you calling Vilma from that kitchen window again. You are greatly missed and I will forever cherish our many memories. You were a great friend, brother, father and so much more. Rest on my dear friend. --You will be forever missed and loved. Vilma
When we received word of your passing, it was not something that we understood. To this day I am not sure that we understand, but we have to trust that God's will be done and that you are surely in a better place. To say that you will surely be missed is an understatement, but only God knows. We will remember the fun times at church, at fellowship or even just being able to call on you for any old thing. We will miss you calling out to Queen and Queenlette and Lalipop and other members of the family but we know that you will be watching over us from where you are and indeed making sure that we are not "pussyfooting" in any way. You were family and for that reason we will continue to cherish the memories we had together. We will miss you in body but your spirit will rest in our hearts forever. --Love Lalipop, Queen (Ari), Queenlette (Nai) & family
Peter 4-11. If anyone speaks he should do it as one speaking the very word of God, if anyone sewes he should do it with the strength God provides so that in all things God may be praise through Jesus Christ. (Children) God will demonstrate his precious love in all your sadness, grief and pain. But just praise him with the tears he will give you all the strength to rejoice and be glad in Jesus name remember your father has labored for God tirelessly and it is the will of God to save him a place of rest. AMEN. --Prayer Partner, Venita Chapman
In Loving Memory of a dear friend, family member and a brother, Kenroy Clarence Millington. You are now gone my dear brother & friend, and now it is not easy to comprehend, but we take comfort in knowing that you are now resting in the arms of our Lord. Although we have lost you here on earth, we can rest assured that we gained an angel in heaven that is watching over us. Ken you were my brother, my friend, my role model. We are deeply saddened at this time trying to come to grips that you are really gone, but our Almighty knows best. You will be truly missed. TO YOUR FAMILY PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SYMPATHIES. Rest In Peace KEN. --Alecia Frett & Trevor Frett-Bridgewater ll
To the family, Words may not sufficiently express the sorrow we feel at the loss of Ken. He has touched many lives be it with his witty jokes or his flattering comments. His memory is a flame that will burn continually for he walked this earth with purpose and reached out to others. When we are absent from church, he always enquired. Our community has truly lost a great man and we share with you in your sorrow. He was a good father, husband, brother, Eucharist minister, brother-in- law, and friend to us all and we will greatly miss him. Our thoughts are with you during this painful time, please accept our sincere sympathies. --Joycelyn, Franklin and the kids
I could never forget the morning when I got the message of your passing. I was in shock and disbelief when I received the message that Sharlita sent me. I recently visited you on Sunday and you were doing well, there was great improvement. We laughed, talked and reminisced and I left the hospital feeling that you were going to be fine. I miss you Ken, you were a very caring person and you embraced me into your family. I will never forget those early morning calls when Sharlita and I were in college, or the times I got to spend with you when I visited Virgin Gorda. You always had encouraging words to give every time we met. I will take comfort in knowing that you loved the Lord and had a personal relationship with Him. Goodbye for now until we meet again in Glory. --Love you, La'Keisha Browne
You were a family friend, a confidant and a man of your word. You've always been there for us, always putting service above self, that's the kind of person you were. When we received the news of your passing, it hurt us, because you were such an awesome individual with such awesome spirit. Summer Jamn won't ever be the same, you will always approach our booth, "Queen, I need 4 chicken wings" those were your favorite. You always made sure since my father died, to always offer an encouraging word, I was your girl, you so believed in me. I can't fathom why you had to leave us so soon. But you know the saying "God knows best" in Him alone we trust, because although this is a painful experience for us all, this is a road we all have to take. We all know where you're going, as you had a heart of pure gold and a true servant of God. To Lady J, Sharlita, Chyrisia and Keon I say, it is not an easy road, but he is still here, because he is living through each of you. Hold on to the memories, for they are everlasting. May God continue to bless you all, and may Ken rest in eternal peace. With love in abundance. --Evette, Mariah and Your & "Queen" Ciara
This man was a man that knew how to make you feel welcome. I met him over ten years ago when his daughter Sharlita introduced us and upon meeting he offered me any and everything in his fridge. Over the years he continued to check on me sending his love and prayers. This always moved me because he did this for someone who he had barely known at the time, but that was who he was; loving and warm to all. Seeing him over the last few days proved tough but tolerable because although I knew he was down, his spirit never wavered. The strong warrior that had always been a champion for his family continued to show through. I will miss you, but I know you'll continue to protect all that you love. Till next time... --Kirsten & family
I've known you for years, we have become good friends from ever since. It’s never a dull moment. Laugh as we always laugh at little jokes we enjoyed together. You always come and look for me when you come to pay your bill. You will sit with me and chat a while if I'm not busy. You speak to me in the easy way which you always used to. You put no difference in your tone. Words can't express how I really felt of your passing. You left so suddenly, gone yet not forgotten. --Your friend Jacinth
Dear Ken, tears come to my eyes again whenever I think of your passing. We got along very well and shared many laughter and hugs. It will take one day at A time. Flowers blooms and fades just as our lives, so sad we all miss u RIP to Mr. Millington, live on take care all the best to the entire family love u all god bless. --Joslyn Stowe
For the short time I came to know ken it was like I know him my whole life he always has an encouraging word to give me he was like a father to me; word can't express that kind of man he was he was caring loving helpful and kind he was the best. I miss you dearly ken I know that one day am going to see you again sleep on until we meet one day in heaven. Love you Ken. --Bodicea Jones
To the family of Kenroy, I was so sad to hear about the death of my dear friend. We were very close the latter days of our school year, we always remember to call on birthdays and keep in touch. Then I did not hear from him recently and was wondering why. Then I got the sad news. I will miss his voice, he always made me laugh, he will be sadly miss. My he art goes out to you all. --Your friend Emeris, Canada
--Your cousins Afisha & Kathleen Hazelwood, SVG
What can I say. The greatest trombone player to ever walk on Virgin Gorda? No, he was the best godfather to my son Ariq. What a patient man. Gave the best advise ever about life, calypso, music, relationships. Always so helpful up to the end. Stability was your forte. Family was number one. Trombones in heaven! The sweet sounds make me shed a tear. Love you Ken --Shereen Flax-Charles
I think I can safety say that the rest of my siblings will agree; the short time we got to know Kenroy we wished that we had known him our entire lives. Although when we knew about him we were adults when a face to face meeting occurred, and I guess the saying that "blood is thicker than water" is true because every body just jelled. Whenever he visited he made sure he touched base with every household he met previously and looked forward to meeting new ones. He was affectionate and always had a word of encouragement to offer. He always spoke with great pride about his family and their achievements. Gone too soon? God knows best. To Janet and my cousins may you find strength in the Lord as you lean on him to get through each day. --Love, Sharon Millington
It is with great sadness and regret that I must express my deepest sympathies to the family of my dear friend Kenroy Millington. I apologize for being unable to attend his funeral service today, for I am away attending my daughter’s graduation in the USA. “Ken” , as the whole community in Virgin Gorda knew him, was a wonderful human being. He was a gentle soul with an enormous caring spirit. I know that he is now safely in the hands of our Father in his rightful place among the angels for he, himself was truly an “angel” during his tenure, here on earth. He faithfully served the Lord in his deeds as a loving and devoted husband, father and deacon to his church, St. Mary’s Anglican Church . I am sure that the Lord has already said to him, “peace, my good and gentle servant, you have done well”. The most touching attribute was Ken’s devotion to family. Everyone on Virgin Gorda knew of his trials and lesser men would have quit, for it may have been too great a burden to carry. But it took a man, such as Ken, with great patience and devotion to do all that he could to manage the very difficult circumstances he had to deal with on an everyday basis. His wife, Janet, is in a better place today because of Ken’s genuine love and caring. He leaves two beautiful and successful daughters and a son, all of whom are my dear friends. Their success was also an attribute to the wonderful father they had. Ken’s many years of employment at Little Dix Bay had made him a great ambassador of this most famous resort on Virgin Gorda. His warm welcoming personality made him a fixture at the resort, as most repeat guests would lament. He served in many capacities within the community of Virgin Gorda especially at the board of St. Mary’s School. The community of Virgin Gorda mourns the loss of a good son. On behalf of my wife, Jennifer and my entire family, I wish to express, once again, my condolences to the family. May his soul rest in peace. --Dr. Hon. Hubert O’Neal
If everyone I knew were as content with life as you were when I first met you... though I didn't know you for very long, what I knew I appreciated. It is obvious that you were loved by your family, Sharlita still hasn't stopped speaking about you, I suppose she never will. You were a true and worthy example of a good husband, loving father, Godly servant, and treasured friend. You will surely be missed! with love, --Sherri Ortiz
Kenroy and I go way back. We first meet as teenagers in the Saint Vincent Police Band Cadets. We became close friends. Actually in the three years I stayed in the cadets he was my best friend. He played trumpet then converted to trombone and I the saxophone. When we left the cadets he migrated to Virgin Gorda to play for the Vibrations about a year later I followed and lived there for about 18 months playing for that band. We had great times together. I met Janet his wife, Modesta, Dennis and the rest of her family back then. Actually two of her brothers were fellow musicians in Vibrations. When I left I moved to the Netherlands as a musician and Ken continued to work and play music in his then adapted island. Over the years our contact became less intensive but we were still friends. However, in 2012 we found each other once again through the social media and it seemed like yester year all over again. We chatted through Messenger and we Skyped. We had many old time shared stories to recount and we exchanged the new stories about family, our children, health issues, politics and a variety of other subjects. Sometimes we spoke for hours. The fact that Ken was still in the Virgin Gorda made me promised to come and visit him and Janet with my wife in 2017. That would have been my ultimate reason to visit the island once again. Ken was a friend and a brother plus a stand up man. I miss him a great deal. May he keep smiling where he is and rest in peace. One love. --Artwell Cain