Marcelina "Chita" Fuller
April 8, 1915 – November 8, 2018
It is with a sad yet joyous heart that the family of Marceline Almita (Chita) Fuller, nee Coye announces her passing from this earth on Thursday, November 8th, 2018. Ms. Chita, as she was lovingly called, was born on the 8th of April, 1915. Marcelina was pre-deceased by her late husband Ernest Wellington Fuller M.B.E., O.B.E who passed in 2010.
Chita was one of 13 children born to Adrian James Coye commonly known to us as Papiti and Lena Florence Coye nee Skelton known to all as Mamiti. Her father was born September 8, 1885 and was a bookkeeper at Vaca Falls with a chicle company. Her mother was born February 9, 1889. She was 15 years old when she got married. Papiti was 19.
During her fruitful life of 103 years, Mrs. Fuller loved her 6 children.
Ewart Fuller (deceased), Ernest Norman Douglas Fuller (known as Chappa or Junior) (deceased); Raymond Anthony Fuller of Burrell Boom Village, Belize; Karlin Norton Fuller (known as Kent) of Belmopan, Belize, Marion Elaine Smith nee Fuller of Queens Village, New York, USA; and Dave Ronald Fuller of New Jersey, USA.
Her family extends to 21 grandchildren: William Fuller (deceased), Karen Fuller Hyde, Douglas Fuller, Garland Fuller, Delmarie Fuller Fairweather, Dean Fuller, Mark Fuller, Raymond Fuller, Jr., Denise Fuller, Susan Fuller, Natalie Fuller, Smith, Marguerite Fuller Guillory, Sean M. Fuller, Ken Arden Fuller, Jonathan Fuller, Abigail Fuller Carpenter, Jacqueline (Jackie) Smith Harris, Dr. Richard Smith, Marlon Smith, Amaris Fuller and Amanda Fuller; 30 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.
During her lifetime, Chita was very active in her church, and was a lifetime member of the St. John’s Anglican Cathedral in Belize City and the Anglican Mother’s Union. She devoted her life graciously to being an exemplary wife, loving mother, doting grandmother, generous sister, loyal friend and respected neighbor. Mrs. Fuller gave so much to her community by her charity work with Christian Social Council, visited the sick at the hospital and at Sister Cecilia Home for the Elderly in Belize City. She enjoyed playing bridge card games, was a competitive Scrabble player and an avid reader. Most days you could find her doing word search puzzles. She used her gifts of hospitality and generosity to entertain family members, friends and travelers and hosted many gatherings at her white with green shutters colonial Este Street home in Belize City. To many, she was just a house-wife, but in her early years she worked at the Clarion Newspaper as a typesetter and oftentimes would go with her parents to the Mahogany camp at Vaca Falls in the mountains of Belize.
In her marriage of 78 years, Mrs. Fuller travelled extensively with her husband, a career public officer and, in their later years lived in Belmopan with her son and daughter-in-law, Kent and Marion Fuller, and then moved to the USA to reside with her daughter, Marion Smith in Queens Village, NY. She passed away peacefully onto eternity in the presence of her Savior in Heaven.
St. Joseph's Episcopal Church
99-10 217th Lane
St Michael's Cemetery
72-02 Astoria Blvd
- Visitation Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Marcelina "Chita" Fuller
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November 14, 2018
Aunt Chita was a phenomenal woman. I admire her strength and love for her family and her Lord. She had one of the most vivid memories...it amazed me..As a little girl, I enjoyed going to her home in Belize City to visit my uncle Ernest. My dad, Denbigh, and his brother would sit for hours talking, while Aunt Chita entertained me, with books of course..Her food was delicious also.. SIP Aunt Chita. Heaven is rejoicing...especially my Uncle...
November 12, 2018
To the Fuller Families,
Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting this amazing lady on this earth, I do look forward to meeting her in Heaven one day; I hope that we can play Scrabble together without a dictionary.
What I have had the pleasure of is knowing her son Kent, his most loving wife, Marion, along with meeting miscellaneous other Fuller family members, such as grandchildren and great grandchildren.
At 104, I am more than sure that she has led one amazing life. I would have loved to have spent time, to ask of all the changes she has lived to see. I do know that Mrs. Marcelina loved Our Lord, that she has passed that on throughout many generations. I am sure that you have heavy hearts at this time. Remember how blessed you were to have Mrs. Fuller as a shining beacon in your lives for such a long while, that she will forever live on in your hearts and memories. May His promises, may His peace, may the joy of Our Heavenly Father surround you and give comfort to all whom she loved and to those who loved her in return.
Always in Christ.
Love, light and peace.
Susie & Tim Kehoe
FROM THE FAMILY
Marcelina (Chita) Fuller