Memories of the chapters of her beautiful life... Life’s roads are full of many twist and turns, but she thrived through each twist and turn-sometimes with laughter, sometimes with tears but emerging strong, wise, passionate and most of all loving. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend.
Born in the glorious spring of 1922 on March 9th, in Jamaica to Daniel and Amelia Brown, they welcomed a beautiful bouncing baby girl. They lovingly named her Lucinda Letitia, she was the fourth child born into the Brown family. She was blessed to have Christian parents, therefore her early spiritual journey was nourished as she accepted Jesus as her personal Saviour and was baptized. She was taught the “Golden Rules” by her parents and these rules remained with her through her life’s journey. She was educated in the public schools of Jamaica.
Miss Darling as she was lovingly called matured into a smart, self-supportive, steadfast young woman ready to face the world. She obtained employment and became an operator of a local grocery store, where she infused the lives of countless others. Her passion for nurturing children would lead her to start a lunch program for school children who could not afford to buy lunch. She served as a second mother to many of the children in her community, her many acts of kindness were known throughout the surrounding towns. Miss Darling cared for each child as they were own. She corrected them when they were wrong, encouraged them to study hard and to do their very best. She motivated them to set goals and reach them. Often time reminding them with God nothing shall be impossible. But, as much as she gave to her career, she worked even harder at being a wonderful mother to Vincent and Joyce. She was a jewel to her family, church and community. She loved her family and her house was always open to children in the community. Sister Lucinda was a devoted and active member of Sawyers Methodist Church in her district. You could always count on her being present at any service at the church. She never missed the opportunity to “Praise the Lord”. Miss Darling was a woman of excellence and no matter what the task she operated in that state of mind until the task was completed.
In 1995 the road from Jamaica would lead Miss Darling to the United States. She was welcomed by her son and daughter in law, Vincent and Hyacinth. She joyfully united with Abundant Life Christian Center. Although retired she did not let any grass grow under her feet. She loved to cook dinner and look after her grandchildren. She could be heard daily praying and singing Zion’s songs as she moved throughout the house. She trusted the Lord with all her heart and she stood on His word daily to draw strength for her earthly journey. She loved quoting from the word of God. She suffered her own personal pain and sorrow, yet through it all, her faith and trust in God never wavered. During her lifetime she witnessed many changes, Miss Darling was honored to be able to cast her vote for the first African-American president of the United States. Her life embodied the virtuous woman found in Proverbs 31.Her unconditional love, impartation of sound advice, and her giving spirit was the platform by which she led three generations.
Life's roads have twist and turns, but Miss Darling thrived through them all and emerged God-fearing, wise, strong,passionate, loving, but most of all ready to meet her Lord and Saviour Jesus the Christ.
Our Heavenly Father dispatched His Angel to the bedside of His beloved daughter, Lucinda Letitia Brown in the wee hours of the morning of January 23, 2017 with her beloved son and daughter in law at her side. Awaiting her arrival to her Heavenly Home are her parents, siblings, Christopher Brown, Inez Lawrence, Norval Brown, Evelyn Brown and Daniel Brown.
Left to celebrate her legacy of love and family values are her devoted and beloved son and daughter in law, Vincent and Hyacinth Brown; daughter, Joyce Wallace; grandchildren, Winsome Wellington, Carol Hall, Amelia Brown, Camille Brown, Angella Feurtado, Lennon Harris, Deon Wallace, Aundre Ranger, Natasha James, Sharona Napier; 12 great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extend family and friends.