June 12, 1927 – November 5, 2020
On Friday, November 6, 2020, Enid Swaby - Grandmother to Melias, Kevin and Chantel; Stepmom to Bobsie, Sister to Daphne and Aunt to many nieces and nephews – passed away peacefully in her sleep. It is comforting to believe that she went to join her family – husband Joselyn, daughter Elaine and Son Roy, who went on ahead. I would have loved to tell you her age, as is the norm when discussing the life of a person in this surrounding, however, that information was more “top secret” than even the government’s “most” top-secret information.
Aunt Enid was born to Ida Thomas and Robert Rowe somewhere in the 1920s in Prospect, St Elizabeth. She was the 2nd child of the eight children born to Ida Thomas. As a young woman, Aunt Enid migrated to England where met and married Joslyn Swaby, the love of her life. She and Uncle Josh parented three children, Barbara, Elaine and Roy while in England. She later moved with her family to New York where she lived and worked until she retired. Post retirement, she moved once again with her family to Sunrise, Florida.
If you knew my Aunt, then you would understand that she was tiny, yet she had the mental strength that even Goliath would fear. She had a steadfast love for her family. She was a fierce protector, “the Mother Hen” for her brothers and sisters – she was the tiniest among them, but there was never any doubt that she was the one in charge.
It is with great love that we wish you farewell Aunt. I know you were tired. I know you missed your family and I know that you were hurting at times. I know that God chose you to remain last, because you were the strongest and could persevere. I know you loved Melias more than yourself, but I know that you know that God will forever smile on him, keep him in his embrace and will forever protect him. It is now your time to rest. So Farewell Aunt, may you rest in peace.
November 21, 2020
Blanche, you were an angel on this earth and l treasure our friendship forever ♡ My family will never forget how you cared for our mom at Flushing Manor. We are forever grateful for your kindness and laughter to help our mom through her final years. May God Bless you in heaven as you are reunited with all of your loved ones. My dear friend we will never forget you! ♡ All our love, AnnMarie and Frank and Ron Ray and Susan.♡
November 20, 2020
To my family,
WE didn't know that morning, that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always on our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again! Love you all and pray this brings you comfort! Carla
Forest Lawn Funeral Home South
November 18, 2020
Forest Lawn South would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.
We wish you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South Staff