Caye Caulker mourns the loss of Miss Petty

On January 05, 2012 in Caye Caulker

Ellis and Miss Petty

Petrona Joseph or Miss Petty as she was fondly known, passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning. She was an integral member of our community touching every bodies lives either through her children (5 girls and 6 boys) or grandchildren (over 37) or her work within the church – her love and humility the reason for the immense respect this lady had amongst her piers.

Miss Petty moved here to Caye Caulker with her husband and most of her children back over thirty five years ago. She became very much the matriarch of the Garifuna community and a personal friend to all that her life touched not forgetting her enormous role in Nuestra Senora de La Ascuncion here on the island.

For those abroad who may not have had the pleasure of knowing this wonderful lady you have most probably had the pleasure of meeting one of her off-spring … our own Ellis Nicholas is proud to be her grand-son, Miss Rose (the best rice and beans and potato salad on the island!!), many persons have been driven around by either Jason Joseph in Belize City (son) or Adrian Joseph (grandson). Not forgetting the lovey Dawn Joseph (her youngest daughter) who serves drinks at the Sports Bar, Captain Charlie Joseph, Jun Jun from the Sandbox and the wonderful Michael Joseph from Oasi.

Rest in Peace Miss Petty, you are now an angel watching down and protecting Caye Caulker!!

  1. Ken Cloud Said,

    From way back in the early seventies, I have been fortunae enough to have tasted the pastries of Ms. Petty; and, over the years, to have become friends with that young ‘bread boy’ , Adrian Joseph. I would like to extend my condolences to Adrian and all the friends and family of Ms. Petty.
    Ken Cloud

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