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Viola Mum Arnett-Farrington
Age: 79 yrs
Birth Date: September 04, 1934
Date of Date: Sun, June 22, 2014
Funeral Services: Sat, June 28, 2014
Location: New Mount Zion Baptist Church - Blue Hill Road South
Funeral Time: 9 a.m.
Internment: Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum
Announcement/Obituary: On the 4th day of September, in the year of 1934 in the settlement of North Victoria Hill, San Salvador, Bahamas a baby girl was born to the late Edgar Arnett and Maggie Arnett. Viola attended the San Salvador All Age School, and relocated to Nassau at the age of 10, after the passing of her mother. After leaving school, she picked up a trade as a seamstress. She also worked as a waitress at the Royal Victoria Hotel, the Howard Johnson Hotel, and later at the Sea Grapes Restaurant of the formerly known Lowes Hotel known now as the Atlantis until her retirement. Viola grew up and became a wonderful young lady and was blessed with eight (8) children. Violas maternal nature led her to take on and open her home to many other children as her own. As a result, she became known as Mum. She attended Friendship Baptist Church, Nassau, Bahamas. Mum was also a huge sports fan, avidly supporting both local and international sporting leagues in various disciplines. Among Mums talents was her ability to create delectable dishes. Her cuisines won the taste buds of many relatives and friends, especially her infamous boil fish, stew fish and steamed pork chops. Physically, Viola was always a strong healthy woman and often spoke about how she hardly ever had the flu or the cold. On Monday, March 10th, 2014 Mum was not feeling well and was admitted to the Princess Margaret Hospital to seek medical services. She spent a week in the hospital and was discharged to return home. Her health continued to decline and she was admitted once again on Friday, May 23rd, 2014. She was placed on the Female Surgical Ward. During visiting time, Mum spoke and laughed with her family and friends for hours. On the day of June 18th, 2014, the severity of her illness increased. About the hour of 2:10 a.m. on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014, Mum quietly slipped away. She is free from pain and sickness but resting in the arms of Jesus because the Bible says He that dwells in the secret place of the most high shall abide in the tabernacle of the most high. Left to cherish her memories are her: Children (14) Sons: Randy Cooper, Alexander Farrington, Marlin Farrington, Dewitt Farrington Daughters: Maggie Arnett, Claudette Farrington, Bernadette Farrington-Taylor, Portia Farrington, Nadine Jones, Latoya Farrington, Agatha Farrington, Dianne Nesbit, Pat, Anne Grand-Children (30) Christine Gardiner, Marvin Arnett, Nakeba Finlayson-Rahming, Quinton Brennen, Davonne Lightbourne, Tennille Martin, Tyanna Smith, Alexandria Farrington, Dwayne North, David Strachan, Antonio Farrington, Antwaun Jones, Nikholas Farrington, Neko Farrington, Nikhail Farrington, Nikara Farrington, Neveah Farrington, Patrick Hepburn Jr., Kahlil Hepburn, Devonah Bethel, Gabrielle Jones, Jihad Jones, Tiffany Jones, Devan Mcphee, Randell Cooper, Randy Cooper Jr., Rashad Cooper, Ranique Cooper, Zion Burrows, Andre Lab Munnings Great-Grand Children (24) Miguel Ferguson, Keshawn Gardiner, Kayvin Arnett, Anthony Rahming Jr., Lyric Brennen, Ashanti Johnson, Natori Austin, Tenniya Martin, Tenae Martin, Janelle Lightbourne, Wyatt Smith, Alexander Farrington, Jameka Farrington, Jireh Percentie, Christabelle Strachan, Darwyn Strachan, Chaane Davalier, Amarie Farrington, Shkai Brennen, Jaleah Jones, Gianna Jones, Deneko Farrington, Jayden Moncur, Deran Cooper Son-In-Laws (3) Alfred Taylor, Patrick Hepburn Sr. Daughter-In-Laws (3) Nicholette Farrington, Monique Cooper, Addie-Mae Farrington Grand-Son-In-Laws (5) Marcus Gardiner, Anthony Rahming, Kenneth Lightbourne, Theodore Martin, Wilfred Smith Grand-Daughter-In-Laws (4) Antoinette Brennen, Reba Farrington, Chavala Walker, Shameka Brown Nieces and Nephews (10) Lorna Arnett, Deidre and Ingrid Storr, Sherry Johnson, Sanford Storr, Alison Tiny Mortimer, Carla Colebrook, Tijuana Burrton, Rayvin Blue, Tanisha Brennen Sisters (4) Iris Blue, Hazel, Caroline, and Dessa Lee of New Jersey Godchild (1) Laverne Riley Adopted Children: William Bethel, Bradley Lightbourne, Michael Wilson, Jerry Stubbs, Nellie Mcphee, Janet Guerria, Teresa Heastie, Wayne Forbes, Sonia Gilbert, Darnell Ward, Mitzie Chipman, Kimberley Johnson, Fred Cooper, Anthony Happy Marsh, James Rattler Lockhart, Matthew Griffin, Don Pinder, Leon Taylor, Earnestine Dean; and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

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