The Scotland family regrets to inform our treasured friends, acquaintances and loved ones of the passing of our Family Matriarch First Lady Helenita R. Scotland of William’s Delight, Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.
At 95 years old, Lady Scotland passed at 10:15 a.m., Friday, Nov. 19, at Forest Hills of D.C., a nursing home and rehabilitation facility in Washington, D.C., where she has resided since April 2013 after suffering a debilitating stroke that left her paralyzed.
Mrs. Scotland was wife to The Right Reverend Bishop Wilmouth T.N. Scotland, who preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 2010. The Scotlands have been long-time treasured members of the Virgin Islands community and have left their indelible mark on both the religious and educational communities, touching many lives over the years.
Lady Scotland leaves to commemorate her home-going four daughters and her only son: Suzanne Elizabeth A. Scotland, Helenita Allette L. Scotland-Crosby, Rosalie A.B. Scotland, Allington M. Scotland, and Olivia Eleanor Louise Elaine Scotland; and Miriam Brathwaite (special adopted daughter).
She is also survived by her grandchildren: Rosa L.B. Scotland-James (Mia Vashệ James), Marvin L. Scotland, Allington “Allie” M. Scotland II, Alton M. Scotland, Nigel H. Crosby Jr., Nical C. Scotland and Ryan N.A. Scotland-Mitchell; and great-grand-daughter, Kira Lily Ann Scotland.
Other survivors include cousins: Bruce Scotland and Vanessa Barbara Scotland; godchildren: Gem Celeste Lawrence, Casim Phipps and Ruth Richards; and many very dear friends too numerous to mention.
Homegoing services for Lady Scotland will take place on Saturday, Dec. 11, at Church of God Holiness, 277-281 Peter’s Rest, St. Croix. Viewing will be held at 10 a.m. followed by the service at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery directly after.
For those wishing to send written expressions of sympathy, please address to: Helenita Scotland-Crosby, 127 Estate La Grange, Frederiksted, VI 00840-3623. Floral arrangements should be sent directly to the James Memorial Funeral Home. For additional information, contact Helenita Scotland-Crosby at 513-1061 or Olivia Scotland at (301) 367-5450.
Arrangements are under the care of James Memorial Funeral Home, 6AA Estate La Grande Princesse, Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 00820. Phone: +1 340-718-8663.