Violet Fleming Dies at 94

Violet Fleming

Friends and relatives are advised of the passing of Violet Fleming on Jan. 28 at the golden age of 94.

She was a food service worker at Knud Hansen Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years. Violet was a devout member of the Wesley Methodist Church and was an active member of the Women’s League and the Benevolent Society organizations.

She was preceded in death by her son, Lucyn Skelton; sister, Louise Frett of Tortola; and her brother, Tibert Fleming of St. Thomas.

She is survived by her daughters: Lydia Smith, Lorna Fleming and Lennice Gumbs-Elskoe; sons: Leon Skelton, Lionel Fahie, Lorenzo Fahie and Lyndon Nicholas; sons-in-law: Junior Smith and Glenn Elskoe; adopted sons: “Allie” Alison Petrus, Julian Hendricks (brother) and Leroy Jackson; and daughters-in-law: Antoinette Skelton and Cher Nicolas.

She is also survived by grandchildren: Lucille Skelton, Sherry Anderson-Smith, Brandon and Curtis Smith, Camille Huyghue, Earl Kelly Jr., Lonette Gumbs-Skelton, Leroy Jackson III, Erminy Jackson, Sean and Asha Fahie, Tyanna Banks, Desmarie Hodge, Abdul Fleming, Nybriah Kelly, Lyndon, Lenisha and Lorenzo Nicholas, Britney Fahie, Lekenya and Ramsez Skelton.

Other survivors include great-grandchildren: Jaden and Nia Gumbs, Anaiya and Jaylen Fahie, Mya and Morgan Cuttino, Khristian Vergus, Shaqulle A. Smith, Zoe B. Smith, Felicia Kory Smith, Malekai Fleming, Violet Jackson, and Jaris and Christopher Minter; special cousin, Norvel Smith; nieces: Maxine Fleming, Angela Fleming-john Baptiste, Blanche Nurse-Hodge, Ingrid Benjamin and Lorna Fleming; and nephews: Carl Fleming and Ludence Fleming.

On the island of Tortola, Violet was survived by nieces: Cleone Maduro, Vedis and Lynette Frett, Alicia Frett-Nicols, Marie Fleming and Mary Fleming; and nephews: Vincent Frett, David and Andrew Fleming.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18, at Wesley Methodist Church (located in Anna’s Retreat). The viewing will begin at 10 a.m. with a service at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Eastern Cemetery, Smith Bay.