Miss Sita was a hard worker
The district of Bounty Hall in Trelawny said goodbye to centenarian Maudriana Dixon, affectionately called 'Sita', last Saturday.
Dixon was born on August 27, 1917, and passed away on September 13.
The thanksgiving service for her life was held at the William Knibb Baptist Church.
Kharel Jack, her church sister, remembered Dixon as "a God-fearing woman who was an integral part of the church".
"She loved to sing and pray for the whole community. She always gave credit to Pastor Harris Cunningham, who guided her walk with the Lord and baptised her in the pool at William Knibb," she said.
Granddaughter Shawna Black-Hamil eulogised Dixon as hard worker who would do anything to help others.
"She worked as a housekeeper for many families. When she was not doing housekeeping, she could be found breaking stones for road building. My grandmother was a good reader, and you could not trick her. She would say 'You think mi nuh know wha gwaan? Rememba mi nuh bawn yesida.' We loved her because she loved all her children and grandchildren," she said.
In his sermon, Rev Devere Nugent encouraged his congregation to "learn from the Christian examples by which Sita lived. It won't guarantee that you live to be 100, but it will make eternal life happy."
Dixon, who leaves behind one daughter, 18 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren, was buried in the family plot in Bounty Hall.