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Eulease P. Dames
Age: 97 yrs
Birth Date: January 17, 1917
Date of Date: Sun, October 05, 2014
Funeral Services: Sat, October 11, 2014
Location: Church Of God Of Prophecy, Englerston - East Street & Prophecy Way
Funeral Time: 9 a.m.
Internment: Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums
Announcement/Obituary: Eulease Parmella Dames (Nee McDonald), fourth child of Henry and Stella McDonald (deceased), was born on January 7th 1917 in the quaint settlement of Staniard Creek, Andros locally called The Garden. Eulease received her early education at the All-Age School in Staniard Creek, Andros. At the age of 15 years, she accepted The Lord, Jesus Christ, as her personal Saviour. At the age of 18, she became a covenant member of The Church of God of Prophecy in Staniard Creek, Andros. On February 25th 1940, she met, fell in love with and married a handsome young man from Rolletown, Exuma, Evangelist Cleveland Dames; who pastored several congregations in the Church of God of Prophecy, including Englerston. This union produced eleven children and were surrogate parents for two of their grandchildren - Lynette and Sharazad. Eulease Dames, Mama, as she was affectionately called by her family and friends, was a dedicated and devoted wife, who never worked in the public or private sector. She cared for her husband and children. Her home was the meeting place for the entire family on special occasions giving stories about her childhood life in Andros and the early years of rearing her thirteen children. Mama made certain her children attended Sunday School and constantly instructed them in the ways of her Savior, Jesus Christ. After Leaving Andros, she became a member of The Church of God of Prophecy, Baillou Road, where she served as Prayer Band Leader, Assistant Women s Missionary Leader and as a Member of the Choir. Eulease loved being around young people and always took the opportunity to impart her knowledge and belief in God to them. She was a strong believer in the word. Daily she read her Bible and the local newspaper. Whenever the family visited her, she would always update them on both local and international news. Eulease had a telephone ministry that she was so proud of. On a daily basis she would call friends, families and church members to share a Bible verse and offered some word of encouragement from the Word. After Mama lost her sight twelve years ago she maintained her spiritual growth by listening to the gospel radio station twenty hours each day, every day. Mama became bed ridden at the end of May 2014 but she was still very aware of what was happening in the community, The Bahamas and the world. She was able to converse on any topic and maintained a keen interest in the work of the Lord. Two weeks prior to Mama s death she gave a special thank you to Eulease for so gently and affectionately meeting all of her physical needs. Mama prayed constantly that the Lord will take her home so that she will not be a burden to her children. On Saturday, October 4, 2014 she was taken to the Trauma Room of The Princess Margaret Hospital. On Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. God answered her prayers and Mama quietly slipped from time into eternity. She was predeceased by: Husband: Pastor Evangelist Cleveland Dames; Children: Earlene Bannister, Paul Dames and Paula Green; Grandchildren: Edward Strachan, Marilyn Darling, Samantha Rolle, Kimberley Dames. Eulease Pamela Dames left the following lineage and will be remembered by her: Children & Grandchildren: Lula Strachan - Daughter and her children: Andrea Bethel, Judith Strachan, Antoine, Stephanya, Raquel, Viscount and Tara Strachan; Minister Eurice Dames - Daughter and her Children: Children: Lynette Taylor, Carman Munroe, Karen Isaacs; Minister Denver Dames - Son and Spouse Merlene Dames Children: Carlos & Cindy Dames, Juanita & Robert Gardiner, Zanovia & Andy Ferguson, Chantelle & Newyen Colebrooke, Delano Dames; Earlene Bannister s Children: Kevin, Sherwin & Lavette Dames, Jeffrey, Pedro, Romeo, Levan and Dwayne Bannister, Destiny Bannister-Coakely; Minister Cephas Livingston Dames - Son and Spouse Minister Brenda Dames Children: Minister Advardo Dames, Natasha Dean, Brenton and Monifa Dames, Tamiko Adderley and Aldrin Woodside; Eulease Munroe - Daughter and Spouse Michael Munroe Children: Tanya & Kenson Turnquest, Narissa King, Sean & Perlissa Munroe, and Ryan Munroe; Minister Benjamin Dames - Son and Spouse Julia Dames Children: Phipahtua Rolle, La-Sheca, De-Adroun, Nakeva Brennen & Benjamin Dames Jr.; Terricita Donacien - Daughter and Spouse Ishmael Donacien Children: Trevonne, Samara and Esmore Hall, Jamaal and Jameail Donacien; Minister Yvonne Greene - Daughter Children: Sharazad Pickstock, Torsha Walker; Paul Dames Wife and Child: Dorothy Dames; Shakera Turnquest; Paula Green s Children: Nadia, Tonya, Picasso and Nakeito Green; Caregiver: Pauline Blake - Kingston, Jamaica; Numerous Great Grand Children and Great-Great Grand s; Nephews: Allan, Harry, Ministers Locksley & Dianna, Holman Jr., Clifford and Patrick McDonald and Anthony McDonald of Miami, Florida; Nieces: Daisylee & Alfred Bullard, Patricia Edgecombe, Carolyn Major, Cleopatra McDonald, Ruth Julien, Dorothy, Cynthia and Vonnie McDonald, Virginia Sturrup; Special Friends and Families: Rev. Inez Moss, Basil, Pam & Mia Moss, Bishop Hartman L. Rolle & Family, Cardinal & Minerva Edwards, Ivy Bowe, Beryl & Edward Ferguson & Family, Willamae Turnquest, Ann Smith-Krallis, Linamae, Bowe, Mayna Hepburn, Michael & Karen Smith, Brenda Kerr-Henfield, The Maycock Family including Pastor Arthur & Sister Judy Maycock, Joy Dean, Euricka Rolle, Christine Hastie; Bishop Sheldon & Sister Shelly Beneby, Bishop Ghaly and Minister Angela Swann, Prescola King, Pastor Dwight & Sister Pamela Ferguson, Kevan & Anita Dean, Deanna Fitzgerald, Ruth Charlton, Rose Humes, Pamela Saunders, Clarice Bethel, Loretta Estwick, Patricia Johnson, David Adderley and Family, Pastor Vincent Moss and Family, Inspector Anthony Rolle and Family, The Backyard Crew, the Community of Golden Gates #1, A.F. Adderley Class of 1990, The Entire Staff of Doc s Pharmacy, Ivy Poitier, Marvia Cooper, Prieta Burnside, Larain Smith, Marie Ferguson, Dorothy Philips, Charles & Ann Thompson, Lynette Ad- derley, Christine Smith, Qutelle & Ethelyn Adderley, Tharan Brice, Tanya Murphy, New Solid Rock Church of God Family, The Entire Churches of God Family; The Entire Churches of God of Prophecy Family,the management & staff of East Sunrise Mortuary; and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

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