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Lilith Rosetta Connor Peets Dies

Lilith Rosetta Connor Peets

Lilith Rosetta Connor Peets was born on Feb. 8, 1926, and went home to be with her Savior on March 29, 2017.  Lilith was born in the village of St. Paul’s, St. Christopher (St. Kitts).

She was preceded in death by her mother, Frederica Matilda Connor (Tan Tan); her father, James Matthew Beaconsfield Connor (Pa Pa); sister, Vickie Connor; and grandchild, Christianita N. Testamark.

 “Ma,” “Mamie,” or “Peets,” as she was called, has three surviving siblings: Alphonso “John” Connor and family of England, M. Virginia Leader and family of England, and Anna G. Williams and family of St. Thomas.

Lilith Peets was blessed with six children and their children who cherished her. Children: Beverly Albertine Connor Testamark (retired pharmacist of Washington, D.C.), Gweneth Enrica Connor Lewis (pharmacist of Georgia); Antonious (Cyril Nedd) Connor (reverend of St. Thomas) and Adeline Connor, Troy Littleton Peets (educator and entertainer of California) and Rose Peets, Rory Magdalene Peets Stapleton (educator of Virginia) and Henry-Kaye (Kimba) Stapleton, and Sandra Suzanna Peets (mortgage loan consultant of Florida).

She is also survived by grandchildren: Christianne S. Testamark (accountant of Maryland), Tijhuana O. Stapleton (data analyst of Virginia), Nathan Lewis (U.S. Navy of Japan) and MaryAnn Lewis; Cyril-Anthony Connor (student of St. Thomas), JaeNoah M. Stringfield (student of Florida), and James Peets (student of California).

great-grandchildren: Halvor Hart IV (entrepreneur and mixologist of St. Thomas); Ramon Houser (designer and property manager of Maryland); Jasmine Lewis (student of Japan).

Also on St. Thomas left to treasure her memory are her very close cousins: Helen Liburd, Ann Caines, Iva Penn, John Bloice, Marilyn Chinnery and their families.

Lilith Peets worked on St. Kitts as a nurse and seamstress and on the island of St. Thomas as a licensed practical nurse, seamstress and Emergency Medical Technician Ambulance (EMTA).  She flitted up and down the island with her “can’t stop” mentality. She faithfully served her church, The First Weslyan Holiness Church, from the time she joined the membership in Savan until the time she entered into eternal rest.

Lilith (Ma/Mamie) Peets had many, many nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends who will most surely miss her.

Professional care is entrusted to Turnbull Funeral Home.  A viewing will take place at 9 a.m. and a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 10, at First Weslyan Holiness Church.

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