ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, CAVEL MELBOURNE. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Ouida Westney on July 4, 2021
Dear Cavel: How precious you are in my memories of you! You were a unique friend! Your Christlike demeanor, your unassuming personality, your wisdom, your love, your thoughtfulness, your welcoming attitudes, your smiles, your kindnesses will never be forgotten. 
Rest in Jesus. I look forward to greeting you joyfully "In That Great Getting Up Morning."

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Posted by Ouida Westney on July 4, 2021
Dear Cavel: How precious you are in my memories of you! You were a unique friend! Your Christlike demeanor, your unassuming personality, your wisdom, your love, your thoughtfulness, your welcoming attitudes, your smiles, your kindnesses will never be forgotten. 
Rest in Jesus. I look forward to greeting you joyfully "In That Great Getting Up Morning."
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In Lieu of Flowers....

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that tax deductible donations be made to the Collaborate to Educate Our Sons (CEOS) Scholarship Fund. CEOS is a non-profit, multi-faith, international organization, that Cavel Melbourne along with her husband Bertram Melbourne, helped found in 2009. It is built on a core set of values that include trust, character, faith and service at the local, national, and international levels. Its objectives include mentoring, empowering, and inspiring boys and young men to develop the requisite caring relationships needed for success in their personal lives. Mrs. Melbourne worked tirelessly to educate teachers on how to teach to reach boys and young men, given their unique learning styles. The full amount of all donations made will be used to fund scholarships as selected by the Scholarship Committee to allow young men to attend a university of their choice as well as to help train teachers (male and female) to obtain the requisite skills to effectively teach boys and young men. Applications will be vetted and Scholarships are awarded through a blind process that assures and ensures anonymity and fairness.

Contributions can be made on the CEOS website at www.collaboratetoeducate.org;  on VENMO at @CEOSCPR,  and on CASHAPP at $CEOSCPR.

Thanks for your generous contributions.

Her Life Sketch!

Mrs. Cavel A. Melbourne, née Beckford, was born in Westmoreland Jamaica. She earned a Diploma in Teaching from Shortwood Teachers’ College, Kingston, Jamaica, a BA in History with minors in Education and Religion from West Indies College, Mandeville, Jamaica, and a Master of Arts in History from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI. She taught in both the Public and Private Sectors in Jamaica including Frome Secondary, Harrison Memorial High and West Indies College High Schools. In the US, she taught in the Benton Harbor and Niles School Districts, then spent the bulk of her career (30 plus years) at John Nevins Andrews School, Takoma Park, MD. While at John Nevin Andrews School she served as 7th and 8th Grade teacher, Vice Principal and Principal before retiring in 2015. She also served as Adjunct Professor in the Education and History Departments at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, MD. On June 21, 2021, Cavel took her final breath. As an accomplished educator, committed churchwoman, devoted family nurturer, trusted friend and confidante, Cavel was a fitting example of a life well lived. She leaves to mourn, her husband, Bertram; children, Yolande, Maurice and Launice; siblings, Cecile, Velma, Gertrude, Anella and a host of other family members. Rest in peace, my love. See you in the morning!
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