This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mrs. Veta Honeywell. We will remember her forever.

The celebration of life for Queen Veta Honeywell will be on Thursday, July 22,2021 at 12PM. The service and burial will be at the Honeywell's residence in Brighton District, St. Elizabeth.
In honor of her longevity we ask that everyone wears cheerful colors EXCEPT "RED"  and preferable no black if possible. We appreciate your cooperation in advance.
A mask is required for attendance, aswell as social distance will be strictly enforce to maintain compliance with the Covid regulations.
Posted by Coke Lameta on June 11, 2021
My condolences to the Honeywell family be strong and know that miss Veta is gone on to be with the Lord Rip miss veta
Posted by Madge Gillette on June 9, 2021
Condolences to the Honeywell family on the passing of your love one may she REIP Leon and Madge
Posted by Caroline Baylis on June 8, 2021
To the family,
I sent my condolences.  Though she lived many years, the death of a family membee always feels like a loss. Take comfort that she is present with the Lord.
Posted by Enid Williams on June 5, 2021
On behalf of the Williams family, I wish the Honeywell family sincere condolences. Rest in peace Mama Veta and God's richest blessings to the family. May the the Lord comfort the family in your time of grief.
Posted by Precious Hemmings on June 2, 2021
My condolence to the Honeywell Family. I pray God strength to you all in this sad time. Mother Vita was a good roll model in and around the community of Brighten, mother of all. As we celebrate her life, may her soul Rest In Peace
Love you
Miss you 
Posted by Andrea Baylis on June 2, 2021
My condolence To be Honeywell family I pray God Strength you all in this difficulty time.she have lives her best life let’s us all celebrate her life.God bless you all
Posted by Karen Lawrence on June 1, 2021
From Karen, Aldain and Aneka. Hey mama Veta its forehead and blackie !! We are going to miss you we won't forget the impact you had on ourselves. We love you and has missed you all these years and will continue to miss you. I am devastated that we wasn't able to see you before you went to rest. We love you mama ! May your soul rest in peace.
Posted by Ann McPherson on May 31, 2021
I Remember the time I met miss Honeywell she was here in the United State by her daughter in Maryland. She was so happy and joyful full of joke thanks to miss Winnifred for letting me meet such a wonderful woman Rip miss V
Posted by Ugene Mullings on May 30, 2021
I use this medium to express condolences to the Honeywell family on the passing of their 102 year old Mother mama Veta, a district icon who can never be replaced.
I have known Miss Veta all my life as I grew up in that very same district of Brighton. Mama Veta knew every child by name and their family members and would not hesitate to ask for them and send her regards.
She was one of the humblest, loving and caring individual I knew and because of her temperament she was able to raised her children in a God fearing manner. She holds her family together through thick and thin.
Miss Veta, Mama Veta, the Queen, the Icon of Brighton will not only be missed or forgotten by her immediate family but by everyone who came in contact with her. Sleep well Mama Veta sleep and take your rest.
You have shine a light of humanity here on earth so rest in your Saviour for a while until we shall meet up again.
Expression of sympathy is from the Mullings family (Peggy).
Posted by Claudia Thompson on May 30, 2021
Mother Veta, you will be missed, you were an icon to your family, a wonderful mother to your children and to others of Brighton Districts St Bess. A legend to us all. my thoughts and prayers goes out to Edith, Gena, Joe, and the rest of family and friends. Condolence to everyone.
Mother Veta sleep in peace with your angels. 
Posted by Adefisayo Adepegba on May 29, 2021
Grandma, even though I never met you in person neither your offspring but my family has felt a great impact from one of your offspring in person of Ms Edith, which explains the kind of person you were too. We love you but God loves you more. 

Goodnight Grandma.
Posted by Glendon G. Newsome on May 29, 2021
There are hardly any words of comfort which can be expressed to a family who has lost their matriarch. To Joe and the rest of the family, we pray for strength and blessings to carry you through this sorrowful time.
Posted by Verionica Frasat on May 29, 2021
Hi Gina, my sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mom. Someone may say, 'oh she lived a full life' and yes, she did but I know that she'll always be missed. I know she was a mother who loved and cared deeply for all children in her care. Its time now and God has called her home to rest. Walk good queen Veta. RIP
Posted by Faderera Adu on May 29, 2021
Queen Veta, though I never met you but your values, love, care, respect and all you stood for was reflected in the life of your daughter that I had the privilege of meeting and lived with for some months (Ms Edith), values I can only find in my country home (Nigeria)
I pray you continue to sleep in peace Queen Veta.
Posted by Tivaun Cooper on May 26, 2021
May our Lord bless and comfort the family during this time of grief. Mama Veta, was a wonderful and gentle soul that will forever remain in our hearts.
To Duchess Kelisha, may you feel the warm embrace, comfort and peace in your grief journey. Love Always.
Posted by Kay Rowe on May 26, 2021
My sincerest condolences to the Honeywell family especially Joe, Gena and Vivian..your mom was truly blessed by Jehovah she lived a long and wonderful life with children who loved and respected her...stay comforted that you will see her again in the resurrection
Posted by Audette Walker on May 25, 2021
Hi, Miss Edith, My condolences to you and your Family . May God continue to bless and strengthen you all. I was happy to have met her and Laughed. at her many Jokes my mother would share with me. Keep Faithful, knowing that God is always true to His words , “Weeping May Endure for a Time, but Joy Comes in the Morning .” May her memories lives on in your Heart always.
Posted by Maureen Thompson on May 25, 2021
There's definitely , "No Love" like a Mother's Love for her children... Ms Veta was the epitome of a Virtuous Woman... She loved and cared for her children & grandchildren... Now you're gone and they will miss you forever... Mama Veta's Chariot came and she stepped aboard... Now she's resting in the arms of her Lord and Savior until that Great Resurrection Morning... Sleep on Mama Veta, Sleep and take your rest... We loved you, but Jesus Loves you best...
From the Thompson's Family of Longwood Dist, Santa Cruz P.O. Our Most Sincerest Condolences to the Honeywell Family on the lost of the family's Matriarch especially Vivian, Joe, Gena, Pauline and Richard...
Walk Gud Mama Veta... Sweet be Thy rest
Maureen Thompson/ Thompson's Family Diner
Posted by Hopedawn Rance-Honeywell on May 24, 2021
On behalf of the Rance family, we are sending our deepest condolences to the Honeywell family. Everyone of us will miss your positive energy and loving caring ways. You always remembered everyone of us by name and always asking “How’s Mama Rance” now you and our mom can walk the streets of gold together along with Master Clinton and Master Edward. Until we meet again rest well mama Veta.

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Posted by Coke Lameta on June 11, 2021
My condolences to the Honeywell family be strong and know that miss Veta is gone on to be with the Lord Rip miss veta
Posted by Madge Gillette on June 9, 2021
Condolences to the Honeywell family on the passing of your love one may she REIP Leon and Madge
Posted by Caroline Baylis on June 8, 2021
To the family,
I sent my condolences.  Though she lived many years, the death of a family membee always feels like a loss. Take comfort that she is present with the Lord.
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Queen Veta's Memoir

Her siblings were named Idianna, William, Martel, Mabel, Irene, Annie and Arthur they were all born before, during and after World War One.  This war that had such an impact on the world stage was not so much a part of everyday life in rural Jamaica.  What was significant was that on January 12, 1919 one hundred and two years ago, in the little district of Schoolfield in rural St. Elizabeth,  Miss Ann Stewart and Mr. David Brown welcomed their 5th child named Veta Brown.  This was a year after the First World War ended and like those before her this meant nothing to her.

What was significant to  Mrs.Veta at that time was that her mother later told her that she had chosen the name Emma for her fifth born child.   As Mrs.Veta would tell you there was another young lady whose name was Emma.  She may have made questionable decisions who knows.  As far as the registrar was concerned she had a bad reputation and naming this child Emma would curse her with that bad reputation.

Mrs. Veta grew up in Schoolfied District where she was born before moving to live with her Aunt Sue in Braes River.  This was nothing new or unusual, kids moved around with relatives as their parents saw fit.  Back then boys were better educated and taught the fine art of being men. Although Mama Veta will unequivocally tell you it’s an art some of them never learnt.  Education was never a priority for females the lucky one maybe learnt dress making, their art was more geared to homemaking and becoming wives and mothers.

In 1946 love broke the horizon when Mrs.Veta met the handsome and dapper Mr. Edward Honeywell who resided in Brighton District not too far from Braes River.   They stepped out together for two years and no doubt a sweet tongue and a twinkle in his eye the dapper Mr. Honeywell convinced Mrs.Veta to move to Brighton in 1948.  Together they produced 10 wonderful children Vicky, Vivian, Zello, Leo (rip), Joseph, Ernest, Edith, Gena, Pauline and Vincent.  Ten children today’s translates to a lot of kids but remember this was before television, electrical and even the radio.  Mr. Edward and Mrs. Veta join in matrimony in1965. Mrs. Veta or Mama Veta lived to see her third generation as she is now a great great grandmother.  Not only that, she is the original ride and die chick as she never remarried since Edwards death 1978.

Mama Veta became well known for her phenomenal memory and her ability to recall events as they occurred. The things her eyes have seen and the tales her lips would tell.  Those eyes have witnessed planes, trains and automobiles, they have seen the rise and fall of political leaders.  She is a simple woman whom we all have felt awed and inspired in her presence.  We can only aspire to be inheritors of her longevity.

Her journey on earth came to a stop when she peacefully slept into eternity on May 16th 2021. At the time of her death, she was the longest living member of Brighton District and maybe all of St. Elizabeth. We celebrate her life that was well lived. Sleep in Peace Our Queen.

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Shared by Kelisha Honeywell-Cameron on June 2, 2021
Every year on my birthday, I would look forward to calling grandma and listen to her sing me Happy Birthday and pray for me.  Birthdays without her singing won't be the same anymore.

Ms Veta

Shared by Jacqueline Pearson Dacost... on May 26, 2021
On behalf of the Foster’s family we all are sending our condolences with  hugs and kisses to the Honeywell’s Family. You all are in our prayers at this difficult time.Please keep the faith guys.We love you all . ..  Fr Jackie(June) Cherry,Patricia,Gaye,Orville, Marlene (Joan) Donna and Nicey....