DEDICATED IN LOVING MEMORY OF

Dorothy Thomas-Maitland

Date of Birth

12/13/1932

Date of Death

04/02/2020

My Story

I was born on December 13, 1932, in Kingston on the Island of Jamaica, the first of five children to be born to my mother Ruby Mae Thomas and my father Theophilus Thomas.

I grew up in a household full of love and laughter.  Having to face challenges in my early childhood was made easier by the love and support of my family.  Though I was a quiet child, I became a very resilient adult and developed a fiercely independent nature.  If I may say so myself, I had a wicked and awesome sense of humor.  I inherited my skills as a seamstress from my mother and was known for my amazing ability to make something fabulous out of a piece of fabric.  I enjoyed baking and was known for my famous Black Rum Cakes and Sorrel & Ginger beer at Christmas.

I loved life and settled into a quiet existence where I was able to live it on my own terms.  I enjoyed helping others and lived a life of service to my family and community.  In my later years, I was blessed to have had my nephew De Lano who stepped in to be my caretaker.  We were fortunate to share many moments of joy and laughter and developed a strong bond.  De Lano, if I don’t live to see you graduate, I want you to promise me that you will not give up until you achieve your dream.

Here we are again, That old familiar place, Where the winds will blow,

No one ever knows the time nor place.

Don't cry for me, Don't shed a tear, The time I shared with you will always be,

And when I'm gone, please carry on, Don't Cry for me.

No one is the blame, My death was meant to be, Don't carry guilt nor shame,

The reason why I came soon you'll see.

Don't cry for me, Don't shed a tear, The time I shared with you will always be,

And when I'm gone, please carry on, Don't Cry for me.

I would like to thank all my caregivers, medical providers, and a special thanks to my dear friend Greetel Jacks who was there for me and helped to make the last years of my life beautiful with wonderful memories.  There are so many others along the road of life who have enriched me in a myriad of ways, and for them I am grateful.

I am survived by my sisters Pauline and Marie (Trevorlyn), and my brother Kirwin (Bunny), granddaughters Tameika and Natasha, four great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.  I was preceded in death by my husband Richard, brother Lowell, and sons Peter and Paul.  I look forward to our grand reunion in heaven.

I leave you in Peace and with Lots of Love.

I might be gone but will never be far away.

Dorothy

(Auntie Dor)
 

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