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In Memory of

Violet Anderson

December 19, 1920 - June 10, 2017

Obituary


In the Island of Jamaica, on December 19th, 1920, a beautiful baby girl was born to Janie and Charles Holness, of Litiz in the parish of Manchester. This baby girl began her life as Violet Agatha Holness, the seventh of nine children of Janie and Charles Holness. Violet (known as "Gathie", or "Faye" to most people, attended Litiz Elementary School and later Trade School where she learned all the skills necessary to become a seamstress. She mastered it well and made a living sewing for other people. While doing so, "Faye" got married and had...

In the Island of Jamaica, on December 19th, 1920, a beautiful baby girl was born to Janie and Charles Holness, of Litiz in the parish of Manchester. This baby girl began her life as Violet Agatha Holness, the seventh of nine children of Janie and Charles Holness. Violet (known as "Gathie", or "Faye" to most people, attended Litiz Elementary School and later Trade School where she learned all the skills necessary to become a seamstress. She mastered it well and made a living sewing for other people. While doing so, "Faye" got married and had a daughter; Gloria and later a son were born, Maurice (now deceased).

Faye decided to venture out and she secured a job as a Field Manger for the Singer Sewing Machine Company in Kingston, Jamaica. After many years, her daughter being grown, she decided to send Gloria to England in 1960 to start a new life. Faye followed in 1961 to do the same. Work was important to her and she was hired by an exclusive shop "The Mayfair Dress Shop", in London, England. There she acquired some special skills especially in using the needle for putting in zippers, hems and finishing touches. Faye excelled at her craft and soon was sewing for the Lady's of London such as; Lady Spencer, Amelda Marcus and others.

Faye's social life blossomed as she met and married her beloved husband Nicholas Anderson (now deceased). They enjoyed life in England, but decided to migrate to Brooklyn, New York; USA. Soon they built a home in Palm Coast and moved down in 1985, they became an active part of the Community. He was a landscaper and had a landscaping business and she continued has dress making work.

Faye was a spiritual person. Her belief in God and His Son Jesus Christ" was part of her daily life. She joined "The First Baptist Church of Palm Coast" in 1985 and became a faithful and active member. Participating in the "Hospitality" and "Women for Mission Committees" and she also volunteered at Florida Hospital Flagler. She believed that "Soup" was a healing agent to the sick and needy. So, every week pots of homemade soup were taken to them. Faye was a passionate, caring person who never ceased praising God for her life and the many blessings over her 96 ½ years of living.

She was fortunate to travel to; England, Europe, The Panama Canal, and the West Indies. But, her most memorial travel was to Jerusalem, which enabled her to visit many of the places from the Biblical stories in the Bible. Another great accomplishment was her trip on the Old Queen Mary cruise ship.

Upon her death Faye is survived by her Sister, Birdie; Daughter, Gloria Fray; many grandchildren, (some of whom are here today); Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Extended Family and Loving Church Family and Friends.

During her illness when asked "How Are You Doing Today?" Faye would answer, "The Eyes Are Open". Well, her eyes are closed now and as we say goodbye to Violet Agatha Holness Anderson; she would like us to think of her life's journey in the words of Beverly J. Anderson's poem, listed in the Salesman Mission Publications.