Obituaries

Obituaries

Sybil Rozelda Ford

Sybil Rozelda Ford

9/1/2012 12:10:23 AM
Margaret and Rudolph Longley gave birth to their first child on June 10, 1936. Sybil Rozelda - “Rozelda” to family and friends - was born “out East” as part of the Fernander Family . She and her brother Harold (“Bubba”) were soon adopted by their paternal grandmother Mintie Wright, and grew up like twins, rarely being seen apart.

As a 16 year-old, Rozelda began teaching at Sacred Heart for several years before moving on to work for several decades in the Public Service before retiring in 1993. She married Vernon Ford and their union produced two daughters: Greta and Juandalyn, who both live in Florida.

Rozelda was a faithful Catholic, an avid reader, and loved gardening and travelling. She was fiercely protective of those whom she loved. As one of her Godchildren so eloquently said: “If you were in her good books, you were in it for life, but if you were on her bad side, ‘dog eat your lunch’”. Everyone who knew her was aware that if you asked her opinion, she would tell you the truth as she saw it, sometimes in ways you might not be prepared for!

The last years of her life were marred by illness, but she is now free to rest without pain. She is survived by She is survived by her Husband: Vernon Ford; Daughters: Greta Adelusi & Dr. Juandalyn Peters; Grandchild: Gabriella Adelusi; Sons-in-law: Kester Peters & Henry Adelusi; Sisters: Dorothy Martin, Dawn Ferguson & Bernadette Forbes; Brothers: Harold Longley, Harry Haygood, Vincent Clark & Langston Longley; Brothers-in-law: Dr. Sparkman Ferguson & Nathan Ford; Sisters-in-law: Calliope Longley, Sheila Haygood, Dawn Clarke, Lula Longley & Ercille Ford; Nieces: Lisa Fields, Nicole Longley, Rosemarie Symonette, Merdina Atherly, Margaret Sweeting, Marsha Bethel, Charmaine Curling, Racquel Haygood, Charlene Rolle, Ta-Tanisha Clarke, Dr. Sherise Ferguson, Sherelle Ferguson & Lashawn Longley; Nephews: Lambert and Nicholas Longley, Patrick Longley, David Longley, Andrew Longley, Dion Longley, Dwight Longley and Harold Longley; Robin, Richard, Ricardo, William and Dominique Haygood; Dr. Kevin McKinney, Hasani Clarke, Sharad Ferguson, Langston Dewayne Longley & Shayne Longley; Cousins: Cheryl Fernander, Lamar Cargill, Craig and Carla Bain, Evangeline Dean, Janet Adderley, Antoinette Smith, Donna Pratt, Carole John, Wendy Duncanson, Jane & Anita Miller; Relatives & Friends: Gerald and Marie Strachan, Harold& Joyce Cole, Shirley Walker and family, Rose Knowles and family, Charlamae and Glen Fernander, Claudia Armbrister and family, Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Sears and family, The Robinsons of Wellington Road and their extended family, Cecil Dorsett and family, Cutell Symonette, Dr. Bertram Sears and Dr. Eugene Gray, Van & Alveria Rolle and family, Stephen & Mertilla Forde and family, Carol Watson and family, Vere and Pat Murray, Delores James, Vernon Clarke, Maureen Symonette and family, Emmerson & Jean Haynes, Winston & Sandra Knight, Hedda Armbrister and family, Veronica Hutchinson and family, Mr. & Mrs. Larry Bullard and family, Cathy Collie and family, and many others too numerous to mention.
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