The communities of Brown Hill and Prospect are mourning the loss of a stalwart. Lornette Thompson who passed away on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 was regarded as a mother and an aunt to the entire community.
Lornette served the cafeteria at the Ivor Walters Primary School for many decades and played a major role in molding the minds of all who passed through that institution.
The tributes have poured in on facebook.
The Ivor Walters Primary School facebook page stated “It is a sad day for us as we mourn the loss of our former Head Cook, family, our neighbour, friend and our go-to person…Ms. Lornette Thompson. We will like to convey our deepest sympathy to the entire family home and abroad. May you continue to hold on to many joyous times you shared with your loved one. Our memories of her will forever live on.”
Premier, the Hon Mark Brantley, wrote “Susan Nisbett, Lisa Brown, Londa Brown, Rhonda, Lydia, Sylvester, Pat Thompson and all the other brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and extended family you are in my unceasing prayers! Even when we do not understand we must accept that God’s plan is always perfect. A truly sad day for all of us.
Mr. Kelvin Daly described her as being indispensable to his daughter. “I wish to offer my deepest condolences to the family of Lornette Thompson who passed early this morning following a recent stroke. She was indispensable to my daughter Kheryssa. Her Aunty Lornette meant a whole lot to her. Throughout my time visiting at her home, an offer of a meal or a drink was always on par. Thank you Lornette and may you find eternal peace in the arms of your saviour” Daly Stated.
Lornette was honoured by the Nevis Island Administration during the independence celebration in September 2014 for her services in Public Service.
We at Nevispages would like to extend our deepest condolences to the entire family during this extremely difficult time.