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Former Customs Officer R. Ashford Lettsome passes

Mr R. Ashford Lettsome died peacefully at his home yesterday Wednesday November 23, 2016 at the age 71 years of age. Photo: Team of Reporters
LITTLE DIX HILL, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islander and former longtime civil servant R. Ashford Lettsome died peacefully at his home yesterday Wednesday November 23, 2016. He was 71 years of age.

Mr Lettsome, who spent over 30 years as a civil servant working at Her Majesty's Customs, moving up over the years through the ranks, retired in March 2002 at the level of Assistant Controller.

He is survived by his wife Mrs Lucia C. Lettsome, herself a former senior civil servant, along with three children- 2 sons and a daughter.

During his retirement, he dedicated his time to his faith attending the Church of God in East End on the main island of Tortola.

Mr Lettsome is also known for being very active in politics and is said to have helped elect many who represented his Seventh District and the territory.

More details as to funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days, according to a family spokesman.

The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online express our sincere condolences to his immediate family and other loved ones.

16 Responses to “Former Customs Officer R. Ashford Lettsome passes ”

  • Andrew Cox Sr (24/11/2016, 21:52) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    Your memories lives on: a wonderful human being: sincere condolences to all from the cox family; thanks for the good times Mr Lettsome...
  • Wow! (24/11/2016, 21:55) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    This brings Our Reality to the surface. We ALL must go sometime. My Condolences to the family. Life is only for a vapor of time. Rest in Peace my Brother.
  • Fam (24/11/2016, 22:01) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
  • customs officer (24/11/2016, 22:18) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    He will be missed so long king asford
  • Political Observer (24/11/2016, 22:34) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    RIP Bos Hawg! Sincerest and warmest condolences to Lucia and the rest of the familiy. Stay strong.
  • What would we know abroad without VINO and other online sites? (24/11/2016, 22:34) Like (22) Dislike (4) Reply
    Condolences to the family from abroad. Thank you VINO for keeping us abreast. Always first and accurate. Continue to keep us informed.
  • east man (24/11/2016, 23:03) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    he had his ways like all of us but he was a good man stay strong Lucia
  • the block (24/11/2016, 23:11) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
  • Political Observer (24/11/2016, 23:21) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    jovial chap who liked a good joke
  • phone call (25/11/2016, 03:01) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    I missed him for a while calling to order his chicken. He still had a powerful voice. RIEP my Brother and may your family find peace in the memories that you have left behind. Selah.
  • Young Ella May (25/11/2016, 11:07) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    My condolences to the Family of late Ashford Lettsome. He was an inspiration to a lot of us. I salute you Sir Lettsome. rest in peace from the Mactavious Family and Forbes Family. You help so many persons. You will always be remember. From one fellow officer to the next.
  • BRUSHIE (25/11/2016, 16:59) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
  • rip (26/11/2016, 09:15) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Always by Alphonso gas station.nice man to have a chat to
  • Alfonso Gomez (26/11/2016, 10:39) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    You will always be remembered my good friend. My condolenses to Lucia and the rest of the family. I will miss you very much. From Puerto Rico with love, Alfonso Gomez and family

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