Family Tribute:Shevonne Olicia Mentis was born to Myrtle Bazil and Aubrey Mentis on November 1st, 1975, in Guyana, South America. She was raised by her mother. She graduated from Saint Joseph High School in Georgetown, Guyana. She also attended Carnegie Cooking School. After graduation she became an entrepreneur, managing a variety store. She then bought two cars and started to manage them as taxis. In July of 1999, Shevonne migrated to the United States to join her family. She resided at 365 Marion Street in Brooklyn with her mother Myrtle Bazil, sister Sharon Bazil, nephew Anthony Bazil and nieces Jamela and Shikia Bazil, until September 11, 2001. She attended LaGuardia Community College. She then took a computer course and began working as a clerk for Marsh and McLennan, on the 93rd floor of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. Shevonne enrolled herself at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and was beginning her third semester in fulfilling her dreams of obtaining a degree in Business Management. She worked very hard to maintain a high average while working full time. Shevonne had no children, but she loved to take care of her nieces and nephews. She loved to go to church on Sundays, often taking her nieces with her. She was an excellent cook and fulfilled that role at almost every family gathering. Shevonne was very fond of her little sister Bonita Mentis Williams, and at one time acted as parent to her in the absence of her mother. She was very goal oriented and would have succeeded at what ever her ultimate dreams were. Shevonne had gained the friendship of so many people, in so many places, in such a short time, and have left with them her vivaciousness, her thoughtfulness, her humor and her kindness. Shevonne is dearly missed by her parents Myrtle Bazil and Aubrey Mentis. Her sisters Debbie Newton, Carlotta Phillips, Sharmine Mentis, Cheryl Bazil, Sharon Bazil, Michelle Mentis, Bonita Williams and Renatta Mentis. Her brothers Wesley Bazil, Aubrey Mentis Jr., and Gordon Bazil. Her best friends Abiola Hazel, Nancy Clarke and Winston Antrobus. Her nieces Tacarra, Ayanna, Tagreia, Keshia, Tiffany, Nadatta, Jasmine, Janay, Shikia, Jamela, Dwyonita, Alliyah and LaBrea. Nephews, Andre, Anthony, Jamal, Michael, Justin, Gordon Jr., Anthony (sonny), Allan, Ashton, Amsry and Alonzo. Uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Her visit on this earth was brief but she has touch the hearts of almost everyone who knew her and even those she didn’t know.
+Sharon Bazil (sister)