Obituary of Edith Elizabeth Maynard
On April 13, 2022, God called His daughter, Edith Elizabeth Maynard home. Edith was born on August 24, 1934, to the late Perciville Bramble and Estelle Furlonge. Edith spent her childhood in Montserrat, West Indies. where she attended St. Peter’s School.
Edith learned to sew at the early age of five. She took that love and passion for sewing everywhere she went. She resided in Antigua and then later moved to St. Croix, where she made her home for 48 years before moving to New Jersey in 2017, due to the battle of cancer. Edith was a member of the Kingshill Lutheran Church in which she served in many capacities. Her roles included sewing for the church, performing overall administration duties, counting of tithes and offering, cleaning the church, helping with communion and being a member of the choir.
Edith was a seamstress all her life. She made and designed wedding dresses, school uniforms for children, and men's suits, without using patterns. She also made many household items such as curtains, table runners, sheets, and bedspreads...You name it, she made it!!! She sewed for many pageants that took place in the islands for Ms. Montserrat, Ms. St. Croix,
and the Hal Teen Pageant. At one time, she co-owned a Boutique in which she showcased her items. Edith also sold Avon for over 30 years. Her passion for selling helped her develop many relationships with customers and lifelong friends. Edith loved dancing and most of all her family! Her children and grandchildren meant everything to her and she was known as “Grandma Red”.
Edith was preceded in death by her mother Estelle and father Perciville, her brother John E. Furlonge, Alfred Furlonge and sister Liz Furlonge. She is survived by her daughter Estelle Maynard, son Earl Maynard daughter-in-law(Sandra). Grandson, De’Von X.E. Maynard and granddaughters , Shanique Maynard and T’Nashe N. Maynard, great granddaughter Penelope Q. Simmons many nieces and nephews residing in the UK and New Jersey. Special friends Sutton family Mr. & Mrs. Veira family, Ruth Hansen, Ms Isaac & Fam, Jacintha Paul, Jean Cruse, Betty White, Joyce Richardson, Miriam George, Cindy Bartley family, Shelly Schulterbrandt , Pastor Gerald Williams, Rosa Horsford & family. Adopted daughter Yvette Phillips, adopted grandson Aaron Phillips, adopted son Adrian Martin. Numerous godsons and goddaughters, along with many other family and friendsTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Edith Maynard, please visit Tribute Store