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Obituary For - Violet Abraham Andrews - Grenada

Name  " Violet Abraham Andrews "
Better Know As  Sister Vi & Gran Gran
D.O.B  01/11/1936
D.O.D  04/14/2021
Parish From  St. Davids
District  Vincennes
Place of Death  Brooklyn, New York
Service Date
05/07/2021 @ 7:00pm

Details:

Violet Abraham-Andrews, affectionately known as “Sister Vi” was born in Grenada, West Indies on January 11, 1936. She was the daughter of Adolphus and Anita Abraham. Violet attended St. Theresa’s RC School where she attained the highest level of education of that institution. Violet was a brilliant student. She was a fighter and always fought for what she believed was right. After leaving the St. Theresa’s RC School, she went to learn the art of dressmaking. Violet summed it up by saying, “This is not for me. “It’s lazy people that can sit on their ass all day inside a house,” so she pursued hairdressing. She practiced on her friends but that didn’t get her very far so she decided that her next venture would be motherhood. Though difficult at times, she embraced it with the little she had. Violet was skilled with her hands and after trying many professions, she landed her dream job at the Silver Sands Hotel in Grand Anse, St. Georges. There, she worked for ten years and during that time, she met and married Dauphil Andrews, an electrician who worked for the Grenada Electric Company. Eventually, Dauphil (aka “Sheriff”), immigrated to the USA and several years later, Violet joined him and together, they worked hard to make ends meet. Violet was a kind, compassionate person and nothing was too hard for her to do.
Upon arrival in the US, she found employment with the Goldberg’s family, and she remained with them until the time came for her own children to join in the US. Later, she joined the team at Woolworth’s Department Store. As time progressed, new doors opened began to open in her favor. She discovered her passion for the hotel industry, and she landed an entry-level position with the Black Stone Hotel in Manhattan. She worked her way up to becoming a supervisor of housekeeping and a union delegate. In 1993, Violet was hired to work at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan, and she felt right at home. She loved that job so much that at times, we thought that it was sinful for anyone to love their job as much as she did. She was a compassionate person and it shined through and through. Every pay period, our mother would cash her check with the homeless in mind. She used to reserve $20 and say that it was for the people on the street, and she would always give a cup of coffee or a bagel to those who were less fortunate. If someone needed a place to stay, she would make room for them. She packed barrels and shipped them to people that she didn’t even know, and she taught us to always do good in this world; for you never know who will stretch a helping hand to you in your time of need.

Her legacy will surely live on and we’re grateful that she instilled so many wonderful values in her children and grandchildren. In 2006, Violet had a brain aneurysm and was diagnosed with dementia. This degenerative disease took a toll on her mental capacity, her body, and quality of life. On April 14th , at 2 AM, Violet was called home. Today, we join together to bid farewell to this great woman of value.

Violet is survived by:
Children: Yolande Phillip, Debbie Russell, Keron Abraham, Stephanie John & Glenroy McQuilkin
Grandchildren: Johande Serrano, Sergeant Nathaniel Bishop
Sons-in-law: Rupert Russell & Paul Mensah
Grandson-in-law: Steve Serrano
Great Grandchildren: Marcus & Anaya Serrano
Brothers: Alban Abraham & Family & Kenneth & Family
Sister: Lucy Abraham
Step-Son: Sergeant Major Dexter Andrews & Family;
Sister-in-law: Teresa Abraham
Nieces & Nephews: Hillary Abraham & Family, John Abraham & Family, Ray Cole & Family, Lindell Cole & Family, Ricardo Cole & Family, Sherrie & Family, Christopher Harper & Family; Lennon Abraham & Family, Laurie Abraham & Family, Lystra & Family, Leonie & Family, and Magnolia Purcell & Family
Caregivers: Beatrice Nyenoah & Marie Kourouma
The Bowen Family, Hazzard Family & The Purcell Family as well as other relatives and friends here in the US, England, Canada, Trinidad, and Grenada.



Acknowledgements:
THE ABRAHAM AND ANDREWS FAMILY WISH TO EXPRESS THEIR HEARTFELT APPRECIATION TO THE MANY FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND LOVED ONES WHO SHARED WORDS OCOMFORT DURING OUR TIME OF
LOSS. IT HAS BEEN SUCH A BLESSING TO HAVE YOU HERE WITH US.WITH LOVE AND BLESSINGS,
THE ABRAHAM AND ANDREWS FAMILY.



Pallbearers
PAUL MENSER, SON-IN-LAW
RUPERT BOBBY RUSSELL, SON IN LAW
STEVEN SERRANO, GRAND-SON-IN-LAW
SERGEANT NATHANIEL ANDREW BISHOP, GRAND-SON
JOHN ABRAHAM, NEPHEW
GLENROY MCQUIKLIN, ADOPTED SON



What is Dementia?

Dementia is not a specific disease but is rather a general term for the impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions that interferes with doing everyday activities.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia though dementia mostly affects older adults, it is not a part of normal aging. People can have more than one type of dementia, this is known as mixed dementia.
People with mixed dementia have multiple conditions that may contribute to its progression.

As dementia progresses it can have a huge impact on the ability to function independently it is very difficult to see how dementia takes away what you love from your relatives and how memory loss starts affecting the relationship in everyone in the family.
Dementia can pose emotional and financial difficulties on families and caregivers

It is easy to overlook the early signs of dementia which can be mild. It often begins with simple episodes of forgetfulness.
People with dementia have trouble keeping track of time and tends to loose their way in familiar settings. As dementia progresses forgetfulness and confusion grows it becomes harder to recall faces and names,

Signs of dementia also includes repetitious questioning, inadequate hygiene and poor decision making, behavior continue to change and can turn in to depression and aggression.

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Special Info  Funeral Service and Viewing on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 5pm to 7pm at Pentecostal Redeemer’s Temple in Brooklyn, NY (1537 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11213). Service to follow immediately after.  Interment on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Cypress Hill Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. Funeral Directors David Lane & Floyd W Gilmore 2200 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn, New York, 11213  

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  Family/Friend Info:
Contact:   Johande Serrano
Location:  Hollywood, Florida, USA

 
 
aunty violet will still live on through our memories and will not be forgotten. deepest condolences to the entire family. may god comfort us all during this time.
PETER ABRAHAM
FL [5/7/2021]
 

our deepest condolences. we are praying for comfort and peace. love you family ??
SHARAY MEDLEY
FAIRBANKS, ALASKA [5/7/2021]
 

to debbieand family,to yoland and family. kerron.and the rest of my family. my condolences on the passing of my aunty violet. rip. we love you.
MAGGIE PURCELL
PHILA. PA. [5/7/2021]
 

for those who are praying,for those who are sending flowers for those who are extending a helping hand, we extend to you a heart full with gratitude
DEBBIE ABRAHAM RUSSELL
BROOKLYN [5/2/2021]
 

to my dearest sister you will be surely missed. you was my best friend and a wonderful sister to me .you will be missed till we meet again
ALBAN ABRAHAM
PALM BAY [5/1/2021]
 

condolence to debbie of the passing of her mother violet abraham. god call her home to rest.
TERESA JOSYCLEN WILLIAMS
BROOKLYN,NY [4/27/2021]
 

my wife and i extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends on the passing of my aunt violet.may she rest in peace in the arms of our lord and savoir jesus christ.
ALFRED ABRAHAM
MONTREAL,CANADA [4/27/2021]


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