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Celebrating 100

Rosina and family

Rosina and family


Rosina “Rose” Browne of Ellerton Road, Ellerton, St George is Barbados’ latest centenarian.

Yesterday, Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave led the list of dignitaries who celebrated the milestone with the mother

Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave led the list of officials celebrating with Rosina.

Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave led the list of officials celebrating with Rosina.

of four.

Some of her children, grandchildren and other relatives travelled from Canada and the United States to join in the celebration.

When asked what has contributed to her longevity, she simply said it was due to her love for God.

To us, you’re the mom of the century and we love you,” said her son Carlton in a short speech.

In her earlier years, Browne supplemented her husband’s income by serving lunch to students at the Ellerton Primary School where Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo once attended.

She was a server at my primary school and then I had the honour of serving her when my practice was here in Ellerton before I went into Government so I used to come to this very house to do house calls for her regularly,” said the minister, who was among those present.

Also on hand was member of Parliament for St George South, Dwight Sutherland, who has known the centenarian for around 40 years.

My mom took over from Ms Browne as a server at Ellerton Primary School and I can attest to the fact that Ms Browne lived a Christian life, was a very peaceful person, soft spoken and is well respected within the community. I am not here just as the MP but representing the Sutherland family because the families were very close,” he explained.

Rosina with her children, Coleridge, Carlton, Malcolm and Oriel

Rosina with her children, Coleridge, Carlton, Malcolm and Oriel

In a written tribute, Browne’s family stated, “Rose has always loved to sing and even today her voice is still melodious and she enjoys both listening to and singing her favourite hymns from her Anglican Hymn Book. In her prime, she was a member of the St Luke’s Church Army and the Mother’s Union.”

While arthritis has taken its toll on her, causing her to keep to her bed, Rose spends time reading her Bible and praying for her family. Her faith in God has always been her source of strength,” the family stated.

3 Responses to Celebrating 100

  1. Joan Cherrie-Rocke
    Joan Cherrie-Rocke September 7, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Rosina, Congratulations! I am proud of you and may God shower His richest blessings on you. “YUH LOOKING NICE IN THAT OUTFIT GIRL.”

  2. Andrea BajanfromEaglehall Rock
    Andrea BajanfromEaglehall Rock September 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Happy bday…..

  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce September 7, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Praise the Lord! Happy 100th Birthday Rosina!


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