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Hilderine Veneta King with mug

Services will be Friday for Hilderine Veneta King, better known as Elaine, who died peacefully on Jan. 9, 2013, at her residence in the Bovoni community.

The first viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Davis Funeral Home. The second viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, with the service following at 10 a.m. at Wesley Methodist Church in Tutu. Interment will be in Eastern Cemetery.

She worked as a school crossing guard for many years in the Virgin Islands. She was the daughter of Edward Henry and Maydiana George, both deceased.

She is survived by her son, Troy King, and his wife, Rose-Clare Charles-King; stepson, Etienne Esprit on the mainland; goddaughter, Kishma Faulkner; two brothers, Ronnie Henry in Dominica, and Leslie Henry and family on St. Thomas; one sister, Melrose Henry and family in the United Kingdom; nieces and nephews, Jean Jackson and family, Sylvia Edwards and family, and the children of the late Hildegarde Charles and family all in Antigua; two sisters-in-law, Iola Henry and Wilma Henry; special cousins, Christiana Smith and family, Hyacinth Gordon and family, the Jarvis family on the mainland and in Antigua and Aurora Carr and family; close friends, Christobel Johnson, Marie Horsford, who was also her caretaker, Dorcast Clarke, Celia Hill and family, Catherine Roberts, Alpheneice Lewis and Sybil Edwards; and many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Sincere thanks and appreciation is extended to the doctors and nurses of Schneider Regional Medical Center and the staff of La Paz Hospice Care.

- Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home.

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