Couple to be buried together
Zippora and Arthur Skeete who died within a day of each other after a marriage of more than 50 years, will be buried in the churchyard of St Clement’s Anglican Church, St Lucy, following a service at St John the Baptist Anglican Church, St James, this morning.
The two Barbadians met in Britain where they migrated in the 1950s. They married in 1958.
On their retirement, they returned to Barbados in 1994 and lived at Prior Park, St James. They frequently went back to Britain to visit their two daughters Angela Cole and Lenora Skeete.
Yesterday Angela told the MIDWEEK NATION her mother had been diagnosed with an illness on her last visit to Britain and was forced to remain there until she died on May 29.
Her father who was ailing in Barbados, succumbed on May 30, just hours after receiving the news that his wife had died.
He was 79 and she was 78. (GC)