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Thursday, June 27, 2013
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BELKIS SUAREZ

BELKIS SUAREZ, 77, DIED MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013. "BECKY" WAS BORN MARCH 26, 1936, IN HOLGUIN, CUBA, AND CAME TO KEY WEST, FLA., IN 1961.

SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER THREE DAUGHTERS, THREE SONS, 17 GRANDCHILDREN, 17 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, AND TWO EXPECTED GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. THE SURVIVORS OF BECKY'S FAMILY ARE DAUGHTER MAYRA (GARY) WIGGINS OF TEXAS AND THREE GRANDDAUGHTERS, FOUR GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN FROM MAYRA'S FAMILY; DAUGHTER BECKY MENDEZ OF KEY WEST, FLA., AND FOUR GRANDCHILDREN, 10 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN AND ONE EXPECTED GREAT-GRANDCHILD FROM BECKY'S FAMILY; SON DANNILO I. SUAREZ OF KEY WEST AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN AND TWO GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN FROM DANNILO'S FAMILY; SON GILBERT (RHEA) SUAREZ OF KEY WEST AND GRANDCHILDREN GILBERT SUAREZ JR. AND ARISSA SUAREZ FROM GILBERT'S FAMILY; SON ROGER SUAREZ AND GRANDCHILDREN ROGER SUAREZ JR., BRITTNEY SUAREZ, TIFFANY SUAREZ AND BRANDEE SUAREZ AND ONE EXPECTED GREAT-GRANDCHILD FROM ROGER'S FAMILY; AND HER YOUNGEST DAUGHTER VIOLET (ROCCO) MINGIONE OF JACKSONVILLE, FLA., AND GRANDCHILDREN KEISHA AND ROCCO JR. AND ONE GREAT-GRANDSON FROM VIOLET'S FAMILY.

BECKY WAS WELL KNOWN FOR HER CUBAN COOKING IN ALL THE RESTAURANTS IN KEY WEST. SHE SPENT HER LAST DAYS AT THE KEY WEST CONVALESCENT CENTER, WHERE SHE WAS CARED FOR BY HER TWO GRANDDAUGHTERS BRITTNEY AND TIFFANY, WHO WORKED THERE, AND HER DAUGHTER BECKY AND GRANDDAUGHTER KENDRA, WHO ALSO OFFERED MUCH HELP AT THE CENTER -- THEY WERE A GREAT BLESSING.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES. THERE WILL BE A MEMORIAL SERVICE AT 4:30 P.M. SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013, AT THE WHITE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH, 1328 WHITE ST. ALL ARE WELCOME.