Veronica Daisy 'Nola' Hornsby - A pearl from birth


February 25, 2017
Errol Crosby/Photographer Pallbears take Nola's remains from the Brandon Hill New Testament Church of God in Clarendon following a funeral service on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
Errol Crosby/Photographer Nola's remains being laid to rest in a family plot.

Veronica Daisy 'Nola' Hornsby - A pearl from birth

On November 12, 1975, a gem was born in the district of Cargill, Clarendon. She was a gift from God to her mom, Clair Smith (Miss Charlotte) and father Adolphus Hornsby. She was given the name Veronica Daisy Hornsby.

Affectionately called Nola, she was enrolled at the Top Hill Basic School in 1978 and moved on to the Brandon Hill All-Age School (now Brandon Hill Primary School) in 1981 and graduated at grade nine. In school, she was a firm girl who did not play a lot. She was very responsible, disciplined and obedient.

Anyone who truly knows Nola knew of her love for cooking. She was a very kind and would delight in sharing her meals with others. Miss Charlotte remembers the many days when Nola would prepare meals and take to her home even if she was cooking. Her mom also recalls her as being very resourceful, loving and caring.

As a young lady, Nola met and fell in love with Leroy Roberts, known as Iya. Leroy was attracted to her charm, her kindness and her ability to commit to any task at hand. He admired her because she was a good homemaker. She loved her four children dearly and would do her best to ensure that they were well taken care of.

Nola was an exceptional parent. She was one of those parents you would be happy that you have in your Parent Teacher's Association as she would be present for every school function.

She would visit the school of her children to enquire of their progress and to encourage the teachers not to be afraid to discipline the children as she wanted the best for them.

Nola was born a pearl, a girl who stood out from the rest.

On January 9, 2017, God called her home.

Nola leaves to mourn mother Claire Smith, father Adolphus; partner Leroy 'Iya' Roberts; children Nicholas 'Shawn' Roberts, Andray 'Terron' Roberts, Samantha Roberts, and Jordan 'Jermy' Roberts; sisters Lorraine, Angela, Sashalee and Khaleel; brothers Rohan, Kenroy, Conroy, Derron, Alwayne and Kirkland; aunts Henritta and Catherine; uncles; dear friends Missis, Roshane and Juliet; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Nola was laid to rest in a family plot after a funeral service at the Brandon Hill New Testament Church of God on Saturday, February 11.

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