Luneta A. Nation
August 28, 1928 – September 27, 2019
Luneta was born in Camaguey, Cuba to Cecil Curtis and Iris Campbell. At 3 she and her sister Valerie Amoy moved to Jamaica and were raised by their grandparents Katherine and Mortimer Curtis. At 24 she married the love of her life, Raphael Nation. They moved to Brooklyn, New York where she finished her high school diploma and became a U.S. citizen. She furthered her education at Brooklyn College, working as a nurse’s aide and cleaning homes; meanwhile, Raphael drove his own Medallion Cab in New York City.
Luneta and Raphael raised 4 children, Delroy, Carlton, Donna, and Carol. They prospered for 32 years and were living the American dream, owning their own home, business and 2 income properties. The duo loved to entertain and many a day Raphael would bring home a new acquaintance for Luneta to feed and love. Raphael never met a stranger and one of those special people was Carlton Brown, whom they “adopted” and called their son. In June 1987 Raphael, her beloved husband, passed away and she moved to Longwood Florida. After Donna’s untimely death, Luneta accepted the responsibility of raising both of her granddaughters Ifia and Tiffany as a single parent. She always believed that her faith in God would sustain her during the difficult times of raising young children alone.
Luneta was an active member of Sanlando United Methodist church for 30 years. One of her passions was singing on the church choir and intercessory prayer group. God, church, and her family were the top priorities for this special lady. Luneta loved gardening, entertaining, and ministry though helping others. Throughout her life she also supported many groups such as Team Worldwide Ministry in Haiti, Red Cross, Boys Town, Vietnam Vets, and Salvation Army.
Luneta is survived by her children Carlton and Carol; grand children Tiffany, Ifia, Carl Jr, Monique, Errol, Mark, & Dionne; great grandchildren Zyndel, Alethia, Zaiden, Adalyn, Eva-Rose, Gabrielle, Mia, Mark, Devonte, & Trevor; brothers, Neil, Benien, Lloyd, and Orlando, Neville; sisters, Sandra & Cherry. She has numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, god children and many more extended family members. Luneta always believed in the Love of God…. Love of People … Love of Children… and she loved to see people prosper. Her favorite saying was Lord Have Mercy – Thank You Jesus. Luneta was loved and adored by friends and family, she will be truly missed.
- Funeral Service Sunday, October 6, 2019