Family event remembers Burnis ‘Lil’ B’ Ebanks

Kaleb Jeffers offers Roman Rivers-Berry some fishing tips, joined by Janae Powery.

A cool spell and overcast skies over the Queen’s Birthday weekend made for a perfect day as extended family got together for a fishing tournament to remember Burnis “Lil’B” Ebanks.

Burnis's niece Denise Ebanks looks at the family photo clothesline set up at the event.
Burnis’s niece Denise Ebanks looks at the family photo clothesline set up at the event.

Ken Williams took home the winning prize of a boat trip for two on Oh Boy Charters from the fishing tournament held at Barkers on June 13.

Mr. Ebanks lost his life while out snorkeling off West Bay in 2014. He was 78. An avid fisherman, he also had a diverse career as a seaman, carpenter, North Sound tourist guide and community barber.

“Uncle Burnis ‘Lil’B’ loved the Barkers area and often encouraged family to go there and enjoy what the Lord had given us,” said organizer Eziethamae Bodden.

“Family and friends, the young and not so young came out and we all had a wonderful and relaxing day together.”

Siblings Lillis, Rayburn, Arlene, Burnis, Clearstain and Gressmon Ebanks in 2013.
Siblings Lillis, Rayburn, Arlene, Burnis, Clearstain and Gressmon Ebanks in 2013.

Ms. Bodden presented the many young children in attendance with beach buckets, shovels and model plastic boats, which added to their fun in the sun.

Refreshments were provided by Ms. Bodden, Brad and Dolyn Ebanks, Cindy Ebanks and Lester Timothy.

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