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Elita Elsina Parris Todman Dies at 80

Elita Elsina Parris Todman

Elita Elsina Parris Todman of Estate Bordeaux No. 17 died on March 19.  She was 80 years old.

Elita was preceded in death by her daughter, Dawn Marie Knight Callwood; sisters: Olive Thomas, Kathleen Lewis, Mariel Pickering, Esther Gittens, Sylvia Parris and Mary Lewis; and brother, Franklin Parris.

Elita is survived by her husband of 42 years, Maxwell Todman; brother, Emile Lewis; children: Zina David, Elroy Knight, Lucien (Renee) Todman, Deloise (Charlie) Charles, Liston Todman, Trisha Crooke and Dennis Orlando Forbes; grandchildren: Angel (Celena) Garcia, Inieka (Vern) Nimchan, Ziray David, Elroy and Terrele Knight, Xi’an, Akili, and Maddox and Makai Todman; great-grand kids: Sidhania and Raja Nimchan; and brothers/sisters-in-law: Charlie Boo, Jewel, Ishmel and Kenneth.

She is also survived by nieces and nephews: Gary Lewis, Elwin, Marlon, Desarie, Russell,Wendell, Dexton, Maurice, Elston, Lil Junie, Darwin, Janis, Rhea, Cherice, Mona, Arleen, Beverly, Cassius, Hugh, Otto Jr., Joyce and Colleen; special friends: Caswell and Jackie Calender, Tito and Stephanie Amaro, Milton Fret (aka Bull), Jeovanny Camacho (aka Anna) and Noel Martin; as well as other friends and relatives too numerous to mention.

The viewing will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., Monday, March 30, at Zoe Church, formerly known as Zion (across from the airport).  Interment will be held at Eastern Cemetery, Smith Bay.

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