Joyce Lady Straker, 79, of The Hope, St. David’s, Christ Church, Barbados, passed away peacefully on May 16th, 2021 surrounded by family at her home. She was born to Stanley Lancelot Johnson and Gladys Lady Hoyos. She married her husband, Sir Emile Straker in November 1961 whom she leaves behind after nearly 60 years of marriage.
Lady Straker was preceded in death by brothers Mark and Ralph “Bruggadung” Johnson. She is survived by siblings Dianne Brimo, Rosemary Smith, Paul Johnson, Heather Peel and Kay Hickey.
In addition to her loving husband, she leaves behind to mourn her children, Dean Straker, Ray Straker, Stacey-Jane Choat, her ten grandchildren, her one great grandchild and many friends and family.
Lady Straker was a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur, having owned and operated the Lady Jane’s Boutique, the Banana Boat Restaurant, and the Plantation Tropical Spectacular Dinner Theatre. Lady Straker was also the first female pilot of Barbados.
Due to Covid restrictions, her life will be celebrated at a private gathering to be held at The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 at 3pm. Attendance is by invitation only. To join in her memorial service virtually, the family invites you to visit via live stream https://youtu.be/7LS_tjkhFKY
Flowers may be delivered to Bryan’s Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael not later than 12:00pm on Tuesday.
Government health protocols of social distancing and the wearing of masks will be in effect.