Lorita Headley
1939 - 2020
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Lorita Headley, 80, of Bloomfield (previous Hartford resident), passed away suddenly on Friday, April 24, 2020 from complications related to COVID-19 at Hartford Hospital. Lorita was born December 1939 in St. Peter, Barbados (West Indies) to Clifford and Rosalie (Nelson) Headley. She was employed as a Dietary Assistant by Hartford Hospital for over 33 years. She leaves behind her daughter, Pamela Jenkins; her son, Rickey Headley; and her grandchild, Samantha Jenkins, who all were the most important part of her life. She also left behind her sister, Eunice Grimes; and her brother, Osbert Headley and his wife Joyce Headley; her nieces, Jennifer Grimes, Ruby Grimes, Angela and her husband Kasey Gobin, Renee and her husband Brett Baisden, Mary and her husband Grantley Lamming, Eudora and her husband James Wandishion; her nephews, John and his wife Sandra Headley, Shemar Mclean, Osbert Headley Junior and his wife Priscilla Headley, Andrew Goodman, and Christopher Goodman; her cousin, Ena and her husband Oswald Smith. She was predeceased by her soul mate, James Leslie; her mother, Rosalie; and father, Clifford Headley; her sisters: Carmen Stuart, Daphne Headley; her brothers: George Headley, Livingston Headley; her niece, Velda Goodman; and her brother-in-law, Harold Grimes. She also left a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and beloved friends. Lorita was blessed to travel safely to Barbados in 2018 with her niece Angela. She spent quality time with her nieces: Erene Knight, Juineata Pedro, Mary Lamming, and with her nephews: Wayne, Victor, Robert Peter, Charlie, Martin, Livvy Headley. She also spent quality time with her beloved friend, May Goodman. Lorita enjoyed cooking Bajan dishes. Her favorite dish was oxtail with rice and peas. She often share her home cooked meals and was known as a skilled, passionate Bajan cook. She was a loving, caring woman with a great sense of humor. She faithfully called her sister Eunice, brother Osbert, and best friend Wilma every day. Lorita will be greatly missed, especially by her loving family, who were the joy of her life. She faithfully celebrated Christmas and her Birthday every year with large crowds of her loved ones in her home. A small private funeral service for immediate family will be held at Brooklawn Funeral Home, 511 Brook St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067, on Saturday, May 2. A memorial service will be held at a later date celebrating Lorita's life. To extend condolences or donations in memory of Lorita for her memorial service may be made to her beloved family, 156 Wintonbury Ave. Apt. C202, Bloomfield, CT 06002.

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Published in Hartford Courant on Apr. 30, 2020.
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May 11, 2020
Ma Headley If tears can build a highway to heaven I will climb up and bring you back home with me I loved you my dearest friend and sister in law It's too much to mention but jesus knows your heart and how many wishes you wanted fulfill at your going home god will adorn you with angels as you sit in his glory Amen
Carmen
Friend
May 11, 2020
Ma Headley If tears can build a highway to heaven I will climb up and bring you back home with me I loved you my dearest friend and sister in law It's too much to mention but jesus knows your heart and how many wishes you wanted fulfill at your going home god will adorn you with angels as you sit in his glory Amen
Carmen
Friend
May 11, 2020
Ma Headley If tears can build a highway to heaven I will climb up and bring you back home with me I loved you my dearest friend and sister in law It's too much to mention but jesus knows your heart and how many wishes you wanted fulfill at your going home god will adorn you with angels as you sit in his glory Amen
Kamini. Theodore
Friend
May 6, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Melodee Swain-Medley
Coworker
May 2, 2020
My deepest condolences to the entire family during this difficult time ,may she RIP and rise in glory
Avonda Ellis
Family
May 2, 2020
My condolences to the family. I remember the love and excitement which came with her visits to the (Nelson-Husbands-Massiah) family in Barbados. Always smartly dressed with her hair always stylish, she came bringing gifts and laughter. A beautiful soul, may she rest in peace and rise in glory.
Charmaine
Family
May 2, 2020
I worked with Lorita for many years at H.H. She was one of my favorite people. We teased back and forth, brightening my day. She was mischievous and a joy to be around. I will always have fond memories of our work days together.
Bob Howard
Coworker
May 2, 2020
Pam, Samantha and Family,

During times like this the challenge is that many of us have a hard time understanding and finding words of comfort, or even know what to say when someone dies especially someone loved so much as Aunt Lorita is loved. Heartfelt, genuine condolence messages arent simple to express. But one thing that I have learned is Trust GOD! Please accept our deepest and most heart full condolences at this most challenging time. We are praying for the Family.

With love

Georgie, Vivian, Maurice, Trina and Jarrett
George Headley Jr
Family
May 1, 2020
Aunt Lorita, missing you so much especially when you will call to speak with my mom, your sister every day who has dementia. She is going to miss your calls also. RIP aunt Lorita until we meet again.❤❤
Jennifer
Family
May 1, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Hazel nelson&family
Family
May 1, 2020
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Ruth Clarke-Olen
April 30, 2020
I miss hearing your voice everyday
Shemar
Family
April 30, 2020
My prayer are with the family Jennifer Grimes I know how you loved your aunty Lorita❤
Christine
Friend
April 30, 2020
May GOD be with The Family at this time of sorrow may his Angles wrap there wings around The Family and give them strength for the days ahead
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Donnell Forte and Family
Donnell Forte
April 30, 2020
Farther along we'll know all about it,Farther along we'll understand why;Cheer up my brother, live in the sunshine, We'll understand it all by and by.Lorita you will be greatly miss. Sleep in peace.
Pat Ifill
April 30, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Headley,extended families and friends during this difficult time.
George Mercer
April 30, 2020
Ms.loretta is going to be miss she was my mom good friend for many years I always called her momma dukes she was a special person me and my mom Mary Haynes we always took her grocery shopping when ever she needed to go my heart is so full right now I still can't believe it but momma dukes will be in a better place love you momma dukes!!!
Vikki Haynes
April 29, 2020
I love you Mama!
Samantha Jenkins
April 29, 2020
My beautiful Lorita, so sorry you had to leave so suddenly. I know you would have wanted to plan every exquisite detail of your last hurrah yourself, but God ordered your steps. We accept his will for you and pray that he will guide you safely to your final resting place.

Condolences to the Nelson-Headley family. Lorita loved you all. You are all that she talked about, especially her daily talks with Eunice, Osbert, Angela and Ena. Be comforted and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love you Always.
Your forever Friend
April 30, 2020
We extend our deepest sympathies at this time and thank you for entrusting us with the care of your loved one.

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Luke E. DiMaria and the Staff of Brooklawn Funeral Home/Giuliano-Sagarino
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