Monica L. Husbands
June 12, 1948 – August 30, 2019
Monica Husbands entered into life on June 12th, 1948 to her parents George and Clotelle Pilgrim. Monica grew up in Prospect, St. James and was a member of Prospect Wesleyan Holiness Church. Monica lived in Barbados and worked as sales clerk in Woolworth. She immigrated to New York City with her children in 1988. There she worked as a babysitter and domestic help. Monica’s strong faith lead her to become a member of The First Church of Illuminations. In 2017, Monica moved back to Barbados to spend her golden years with her sisters in their childhood home. Monica is survived by her brother Winston who called her Ms. Ethel, her sisters Maureen who she affectionally called her black sister and Marva, her four children Terry, Lavonne, Orlando and Belinda. Monica was also blessed with 13 grandchildren, 1 great grand. and a large extended family. Monica was a selfless, God fearing, loving, giving women who will be missed for kindness, smile and quick wit. Monica kids are going to miss her singing when she was cleaning and when she was mad at someone. Along with all of her infamous sayings: “fah true true”, “who help you buy a big foot move don’t help you feed it”, “you think I making mock sport with you”, “you will see what God you serve” and “cheese on brothers”. She also loved saying: “you have to cut your nose to spoil your features” when she was advising you on something you didn’t want to do. She was famous for telling her granddaughter Monica she cackled like a common street bleep. In her last days, Monica kept her faith. You could often hear her saying “when my Lord is ready for me, He will take me, and I will be with him.” Even as her dementia worsen, the one constant in her life was reading the Bible throughout the day. Monica’s faith left no doubt which God she served and who’s arms she is now resting in.
- Memorial Service Saturday, September 14, 2019