Francis Talma

FRANCIS AUGUSTUS CARL TALMA, affectionately known as ‘Ras Iral Jabari’ of Todds Plantation, St. John and formerly of Silver Beach Cottage, Rockley, Christ Church entered into rest on May 31, 2020. ‘Ras Iral Jabari’ was a leading member and contributor to the Rastafarian movement. His outstanding work ensured that the Rastafarian advocacy was always maintained at the local, regional and international levels.
Son of Francis “Frank’ Talma and the late Muriel Juanita Talma née Worrell.
Husband of the late Margaret Talma née Brathwaite.
Father of Isala Talma-Griffith, Negus, Makonnen, Metasebia Talma and the late Hailu Kamau and Hailu Abebe Talma.
Brother of Michael Talma of Guyana.
Grandfather of Tyler Walcott, Nalani Talma and Eva Griffith.
Nephew of Elaine Worrell of the USA and the late Sir Edwy Talma and Carl Worrell.
Cousin of Alice Lucas, Joyce Henderson, Grace and Janine Talma (all of Trinidad), Shirley Monteil, Dorothy Talma-Monteil, Cicely Talma-Green, Yvonne Talma-Ford, Ricki, Petal, Kevin, Brian and Gayle Talma; Allan and Dr. Theo Talma, Erica and Tiana Symmonds (all of the USA), Ralph Talma U.K. and the late Dr. Trevor Talma.
Brother-in-law of George Brathwaite.
Friend of Collin, Adonijah, Ras Steve, Laila Toppin-Lorde and many more.
The funeral leaves Lyndhurst Funeral Home, Passage Road, St. Michael on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, for a private service and interment. Flowers may be sent to Lyndhurst Funeral Home, no later than 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

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Jun 17 2020


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  • Date: Jun 17 2020
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Eugenia Edey Eugenia Edey wrote on June 18, 2020 at 8:53 am
Sincere condolences to the family of the late Francis Carl Talma.
May he rest in Peace and Rise in Glory.
Norman Pestaina Norman Pestaina wrote on June 17, 2020 at 2:46 pm
My heartfelt condolences to the family of my dear friend from those long-ago days at school together. I shared and enjoyed many events with "Tally" as he was known then. I am very saddened to hear of his passing, but his memory has brought back to my mind the happiness of those simpler times we shared at school, at our homes, at the beach, on the playing field. I am so happy to have shared in his memorial (on-line) today. May you be comforted, and may he rest in peace. Walk Good.
Danielle Danielle wrote on June 17, 2020 at 2:10 pm
My sincere condolences to my close friend Meti, her brother Makonnen and the entire family circle. I pray for comfort and strength at this time.
Damian Cohall Damian Cohall wrote on June 17, 2020 at 8:58 am
My brother, it was difficult to hear about your transition. God’s plan is no man’s plan. Thank you for the lessons shared and your campaign will continue through the blessings of the Almighty. Rest In Peace Brother Iral! ??
The Ministry of People Empowerment & Elder Affairs The Ministry of People Empowerment & Elder Affairs wrote on June 16, 2020 at 4:43 pm
No words can express the sadness with which we received news of Ras Iral Talma's passing. His association with this Ministry, now the Ministry of People Empowerment & Elder Affairs (MPEA), has been long and his contribution rich. For many years he represented the Rastafarian Community on the Board of the National HIV/AIDS Commission and only recently was an integral part of planning and execution of our Journey in Faiths Rally with the Youth of Barbados. In fact, it was Ras Iral who met the procession at the Steel Shed in Queen's Park (the place of Marcus Garvey's historic address) and took the youthful participants through the tenets of Rastafarianism.

On behalf of Minister, the Hon. Cynthia Y. Forde, Permanent Secretary, Ms. Gabrielle Springer, Members of the Ministry's Clergy Committee, Ministry Staff and especially the staff of the National HIV/AIDS Commission we extend sincere condolences to his grieving family and friends.

"And one of the Elders said to me "Weep no more; behold the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered..."
-Revelations 5:5

Walk Good Ras! Your work here is done.
Commander Ralph W Talma Royal Navy (retd) Commander Ralph W Talma Royal Navy (retd) wrote on June 15, 2020 at 4:55 pm
It is with great sadness i learn of the demise of my Cousin Carl. He was a man of exceptionally high standards, who for many years sacrificed a great deal in order to be true to his beliefs. He kept me up to speed, over the years, with what was happening in B'dos, and in rerturn I ensured his visits to the UK were as congenial as possible.
Carl and his late wife Margarert were true lovebirds whose retirement plans were sadly cut short. At least, they are now together once again.
To Isala, Negus, Makonnen and Metasebia, I send heartfelt condolences with a wish they meet this challenge of utter sadness with the same steadfastness of spirit they displayed when their mother was suddenly taken from them.
Rest in peace my dear Cousin Ras Iral Jabari. You will be missed by Victoria, Edwy and myself. Allah Mahkum.
Ralph Forde Ralph Forde wrote on June 15, 2020 at 3:08 pm
My sympathies to the Talma family. I remember "Tally" fondly from our school days at Harrison College. He was a good friend.
Ras Ivine (Vincent Simmons) Ras Ivine (Vincent Simmons) wrote on June 15, 2020 at 1:34 pm
Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ras Iral, the pillar and champion of the advancement of Rastafari, in Barbados, the Region and internationally. The brotherhood is poorer with his passing. Well done to a good and faithful servant of Jah Rastafari.

Jah Love
Ras Ivine
(Vincent Simmons)
Rohi Norris Rohi Norris wrote on June 15, 2020 at 11:08 am
Warmest sympathies to Mak and Meti and family and to the House of the Nyabinghi Order

Yard away home big brother Elder Bongo Iral

❤?? Jahswena & Jahren
Trevor Sylvester Trevor Sylvester wrote on June 15, 2020 at 10:52 am
God bye my brother - I had hoped that we would have met again now that we are in our formative years - having been great friends at both Cave Hill and St. Augustine - but it was not to be.
Until we meet again; rest in peace.
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