Ransford Bucknor

Ransford V. Bucknor

Ransford “Barry” Bucknor, age 69 died peacefully at home on May 09, 2020 surrounded by family after a brave battle with cancer.

Barry was born on August 29, 1950, in Lucea, Jamaica, to Oswald Bucknor and Roama Kerr. As a young man, he was always ambitious and business-minded. He tried his hands at various trades, and eventually, his love for Jamaica and good Jamaican food led him to open his own restaurant Jerk Hill in Hyattsville, MD. The restaurant was featured in Washingtonian Magazine and even was featured on a local news channel for his famous jerk chicken recipe.

Besides spending time with family and friends, Barry had a passion for music, art, and craft. He loved traveling to his home country of Jamaica, he loved the beach, the food, and the culture. Barry is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Elvenia. Barry is also survived by five children of his own and two children through marriage. Children: Terry Ann Bucknor, age 45, and her five children, Kasey 21, Tajean 18, Rashaan 10, Jasmine 9, and Cam’ron 6.  Marlon Ondray Bucknor, age 44, his five children Marlon 27, Brandon and Brendon 24, Jovhanni 11, and Maliya 6.  Gina Leanila Williams, age 40. Monique Beverly Bucknor, age 25.  Misha Nicole Bucknor, age 21.  Claudine Williams Donald, age 45. Gavin Oneil Simpson, 41. Barry was the great grandfather to Marcel 17 months and Mikayla 8.

Barry is one of 13 children. Nieta Bucknor (deceased). Elga Bucknor (deceased). Lena Bucknor (deceased). Beverly Williams (deceased.) Wilbert Whyte (deceased). Barry is further survived by his mother Roama Kerr.  Brothers Algie Bucknor, Venton Bucknor, Murvin Bucknor, Delroy Bucknor, and Delton James.  Sisters Myrna Bucknor, Verona Hutton, Jacqueline Bernard, many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Barry, who had recently retired, was planning the next chapter. Though he was taken away too soon, he will not be forgotten.

Excerpt from a song written by Barry Bucknor on Sept 2017; “good people never live too long, good people help me sing this song, good people have a place in Zion, good people got to be strong.”

Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing to be held on Saturday, May 23 at 9:30 AM - 12 noon, at Advent Funeral & Cremation Services Lanham MD.

Barry will be laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton, Maryland. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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Celebration of Life

9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Advent Funeral Home
9013 Annapolis Road
Lanham, Maryland, United States


1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Resurrection Cemetery
8000 Woodyard Rd
Clinton, Maryland, United States