Family mourns Jones’ death

 

Quincy Jones, Barbados’ fourth road fatality for the year, was the father of two boys and was looking forward to the birth of his third child.

His pregnant girlfriend Kathy Bradshaw told Barbados TODAY during an interview at their Bibby’s Lane, St Michael home that the young man was on his way home from work when he tragically lost his life.

According to police, Jones who represented Barbados in cycling at CARIFTA and also formerly participated in car racing at Bushy Park, was riding his motorcycle along the Ronald Mapp Highway when he apparently lost control and fell.

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Bradshaw said she rushed to the scene after being informed about the accident just after 6 a.m. when one of Jones’ sisters called and gave her the bad news.

She said prior to that dreaded call she was worried that something had gone wrong with Jones after she called his phone and it went to voicemail.

The grieving woman who admitted that it was difficult to hold back tears said she was deeply hurt especially when she thought about their children.

In a weak voice, Bradshaw said what made the news even more difficult for her to digest was the fact that she and the deceased were in the process of planning their wedding, scheduled to be held on June 18, one day after her birthday.

He had recently bought the wedding rings and decorations were being made. Informal invitations have already been sent to friends and relatives.

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Kathy Bradshaw shows the wedding rings recently brought by her beloved partner.

“We had a good relationship. He was a great father who was always there for his kids. He made time for the boys and took them to all their games and school events. He was always there for them. I can’t believe it. It is like it happen, but still ain’t happen,” Bradshaw said.

The girlfriend said Jones’ mother and his immediate family were struggling to come to grips with the loss. She said his sons; seven-year-old Kymani and two-year-old Levi, were not quite aware that their daddy would not be here to play cricket with them or take them kite flying again.

Jones, a former Grantley Adams Memorial school student, was a freighter.

43 Responses to Family mourns Jones’ death

  1. Coralita April 28, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Kathy I extend deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you and all the family. I trust that the memory of your loved one will ease your pain over time. I pray that you and your children will be taken care of.

    May God comfort and bless you and your family.

    May he rest in peace.

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    • Barbados Live April 28, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      Deepest sympathies to you and your family.
      From the Barbados Live Family.
      May god be with you.

      Reply
  2. Blon D Mayers Trotman
    Blon D Mayers Trotman April 28, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Sad indeed. May he r.i.p.

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  3. Grantley Waithe
    Grantley Waithe April 28, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Rip my friend

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  4. Marilyn Weekes
    Marilyn Weekes April 28, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Very sad. Prayers for the family

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  5. Bird Hewitt
    Bird Hewitt April 28, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    R I P

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  6. Neasa Headley
    Neasa Headley April 28, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Very sad R.I.P

    Reply
  7. Sue Sandiford
    Sue Sandiford April 28, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    U will be truly miss Rip

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  8. Ron Best
    Ron Best April 28, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Poor Kathy. Rip

    Reply
  9. Latoya Willoughby-Brathwaite
    Latoya Willoughby-Brathwaite April 28, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    My sympathy to you at this very sad time. May he R.I.P

    Reply
  10. Lisa Edwards
    Lisa Edwards April 28, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Sad

    Reply
  11. Deidre Speed-Queen Mayers
    Deidre Speed-Queen Mayers April 28, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    No words at all 🙁 REST easy Q

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  12. Lynette Ice-cream Rollock
    Lynette Ice-cream Rollock April 28, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Rip just sad

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  13. Cat Rock
    Cat Rock April 28, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    This is horrible RIP Quincy

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  14. Victoria Lily
    Victoria Lily April 28, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I’m not going to try to pretend I understand this lady’s feelings,this is very sad. So sorry, may he RIP .

    Reply
  15. Suzanne Nurse
    Suzanne Nurse April 28, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    you’re in my prayers

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  16. Jackie Payne
    Jackie Payne April 28, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Rip in peace

    Reply
  17. Gloria Mendes
    Gloria Mendes April 28, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Sending hugs and prayers. May he rest in peace

    Reply
  18. Gail Giarcrehcra
    Gail Giarcrehcra April 28, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    RIP Quincy. Condolences to the family.

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  19. Psalmist Alicia Harding
    Psalmist Alicia Harding April 28, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    RIP This is very heart breaking. I prayer for comfort in ur times of sadness
    Keeping U all in prayer

    Reply
  20. Liz Forde
    Liz Forde April 28, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    So sad here

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  21. Hazene Hazell-Holder
    Hazene Hazell-Holder April 28, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Rip

    Reply
  22. Shonel Kingston
    Shonel Kingston April 28, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    OMG so sad RIP GOD see your pain take care of those two little ones only god knows how you feeling

    Reply
  23. Rosalind Eastmond
    Rosalind Eastmond April 28, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    So Sad .

    Reply
  24. Naomi Mofford
    Naomi Mofford April 28, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    My prayers goes out to the family trust in God he will help you thought it all.
    His kids will understand it as time is a great healer.

    May he RIP.

    Reply
  25. Rosline Howard
    Rosline Howard April 28, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Rip my codolences to his family and friends

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  26. Arlene Bourne
    Arlene Bourne April 28, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    My deepest sympathy May he Rip

    Reply
  27. shawn ollivierre April 28, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death.
    They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make.
    Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.
    We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.”

    love you cuz stay strong ..
    from shawn ollivierre

    Reply
  28. Shakela Lynch
    Shakela Lynch April 28, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    My condolences goes out to all his,family, love ones and friends, may he rest in peace, and may God continue to be with you in this time of sorrow, its so hurtful but our great God will see you through.

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  29. Esther Thorne April 28, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family
    may he RIP.

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  30. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock April 28, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    My condolences to the family.

    Reply
  31. Mhizz Pretty Eyes Butcher
    Mhizz Pretty Eyes Butcher April 28, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    RIP Quincy…my condolences to the family

    Reply
  32. Cherrie Babiface Welchie
    Cherrie Babiface Welchie April 28, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Sincere condolences to the Family.

    Reply
  33. Kevin Armstrong
    Kevin Armstrong April 28, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Condolences ..rip

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  34. Clarissa Holder
    Clarissa Holder April 28, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    R. I. P

    Reply
  35. C Anthony Fenty
    C Anthony Fenty April 28, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    RiP

    Reply
  36. Paula Gibson
    Paula Gibson April 28, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    L ñ

    Reply
  37. Dariel Pereira April 28, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Kathy my deepest condolences to you and your family. We could never come to terms of such a loss but can embrace the joyful memories you would have shared with him. I raced with Quincy in Trinidad but haven’t been in touch for a long while. Be strong for your boys. Best wishes for peace profound.

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  38. Andrea Baron
    Andrea Baron April 28, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    R.I.P

    Reply
  39. Amanda Mitchell
    Amanda Mitchell April 28, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Rip my condolences and prayers for the family and friends…

    Reply
  40. Andrew Walcott April 29, 2016 at 4:16 am

    RIP my friend

    My condolencs to the family and may GOD have mercy on you

    Reply
  41. Cheryl Blackman
    Cheryl Blackman April 29, 2016 at 6:21 am

    My condolences go out to the family friends ,and love ones may he rest in peace i prayer that in this time of sorrow that god may grant the family peace in jesus name amen

    Reply
  42. Andrew Rudder April 29, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I feel the pain right here in New York ! I ask God to say some thing to the kids and keep them at this moment.

    Reply

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