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.
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 www.aikensfuneralhome.com 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:
Part I - https://vimeo.com/421203572
Part II - https://vimeo.com/421205618
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