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Leroy Sutherland

November 6, 1944 ~ May 8, 2020 (age 75)


A Homegoing Celebration for Mr. Leroy Sutherland will be held Thursday, May 21 st ,

5:00 p.m. at Aikens Funeral Home, Pastor Rob Allison, Sr. Pastor of First Baptist Church

of Wesley Chapel will officiate. Leroy Sutherland of St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands but

who most recently resided in Wesley Chapel, Florida passed away on Friday, May 8,

2020 at the age of 75. He was born November 6, 1944 in Chaguanas, Trinidad. He

attended Bethel Methodist Church St. Croix U.S.V.I. and First Baptist Church of Wesley


Leroy enjoyed cooking, sports, listening to music and building family relations. He was

preceded in death by his parents, Stilford and Lenora Sutherland; son, Judson Isaac (May

21, 2019), and mother-in-law, Francis-Ann Caesar. He leaves to cherish his precious

memories his loving wife, Lillian Sutherland; children, Leroy Sutherland, Jr., Candi

Sutherland and Theo Sutherland; grandchildren, Kayle, Kahleel, Kahleed, Demani and

Kiana; daughter-in-law, Deslyn Sutherland; brothers-in- law and sisters-in-law;

Livingston and Leonie James, Osborne and Ruby Fleming, Branford and Louvine Gill,

Eugene and Dr. Velma Tyson; nieces and nephews; Lisa Frank, Maria Crawford, Berry

and Lee Fleming, Dwight and Fonda Gill, Nolese Holder, Dr. Michelle Gwyn, Gene and

Chavoy Tyson, and Dr. A. Chenee Tyson; special friends, Kelvin Halls, Frank Louisson,

Krista Millington, Annabelle Knowles, Minelva Fleming, Ira Bowry, Joyce Heyliger,

Kevin Harris, Alex and Cicely Ferguson, Connie Huck, Randi Blazosky and Kay Williams; and others too

numerous to mention. Unofficial adopted children: Michael Babcock, Denise Kainth,

Valentine Lloyd, Maxine Bowry, Dr. Indira Turney and adopted granddaughter, Dr.

Cherise Burton.

Special thanks to Pastor Rob Allison, First Baptist Church of Wesley Chapel, Dr.

Christopher Combie, Pianist/Soloist, Ian Nathaniel, Composer of music accompanying

Narrative, “Cherished Love” Al Elmes, Technician. The visitation will be held at Aikens

Funeral Home on Thursday, May 21 st , from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The service will be live-

streamed at from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Due to technical difficulties, a segment of the service was not captured.  Please click on the two links below to view a recording of the beautiful service for Mr. Sutherland:

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Funeral Service
May 21, 2020

5:00 PM
Aikens Funeral Home Chapel
2708 E Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33610

Video is available for this event

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