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14.DEC.07

Mildred Ada Baynes

January 28, 1910 – December 05, 2007

Her family today announced the death in New Jersey of Mildred Ada Baynes, nee Neverson, who was born in St.Vincent on January 28, 1910, to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Neverson. She was the last surviving child of seven children, among whom were Samuel “Sammy”Neverson, Edaline, and Sarah Neverson, Venus Alexander, and Mary Neverson-Morris, the latter of whom died in New York in January of this year.

During the late nineteen thirties, Mildred married Maurice Browne, and subsequently bore three children, Marcelle, Basil and Stanley, all of whom now reside in the United States.

After becoming a registered nurse in St. Vincent in the early nineteen forties, and with her subsequent divorce from Maurice Browne, Mildred migrated to the United States, and after a relatively brief stay, was subsequently lured to Aruba by the high salaries and comfortable standard of living being enjoyed there by trained nurses. She remained in Aruba for the major part of her working life, enjoying the acclaim of her coworkers, and ultimately attaining the position of head nurse in the Largo Heights Hospital there. During that time, she met and married a Vincentian, Ulpian Baynes, who had become a successful businessman, in his own right, and gave birth to two boys, Ifor and Tyndol. She left Aruba when her sons were old enough to have become graduates of the local high school in Aruba, and after Mildred elected to strike out in search of her own destiny.

That search led her to return to New York, and to resume her career in nursing which she pursued until retirement in nineteen eighty six.{{more}}

Since that time she has resided with her son Stanley, his wife Jean and his family in New Jersey, until she was recently transferred to a Nursing Home because of her need for special care.

Mildred was a special talent. She painted as well as a specially trained painter, even though she picked up a brush in her post retirement years. She also sang beautifully, especially her favorite hymns. She would recite poetry, even up to her final days with the exaggerated British accent that she would affect on special occasions. One of her favorite poems was the saccharine “Cassabianca” that opened with the line “The boy stood on the burning deck, whence all but he had fled…” which she had learned in High School. And she had a beautiful singing voice. But her special gift was her caring for anyone who came into her ambit. She had that special way of making even the newly met feel as if she had known them all of her life.

Left behind to celebrate Mildred’s life are her children and their families, Marcelle Browne-Thomas, Basil Browne, Stanley Browne, Ifor Baynes and Tyndol Baynes, nephews Elliott Cambridge, and Maurice Neverson, nieces Yvonne Cambridge Paynter, Annette Cambridge Snagg, Claudia Cambridge-Innis, Jim, Venus, Douglas and Dick Neverson, and a still impressive array of old and new friends, especially her church family at the Brookdale Reformed Church in New Jersey.

Her family thanks all who by their acts and expressions of kindness at this time contributed to make the acceptance of Mildred’s passing an event of pleasant memories.

The Browne family

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