The family of Naomi G. Petersen is heartbroken and deeply saddened as they announce her passing. Naomi was born and raised in Roadtown, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. She made her heavenly transition at her home on St. Thomas, USVI, on Sunday, Feb. 21. What a wonderful soul God has received.
She was a school crossing guard for the Virgin Islands Police Department with 40 years of dedicated service. She was the perfect mother, sister, aunt, protector and friend to all with her infectious smile.
Naomi was loved by many and will truly be missed.
Naomi is survived by her loving children: Valencia “Val” Malone, Beverly “Debbie” Petersen-Riley, Wilma Petersen, Jerry “Ayullah” Petersen, Riise Petersen and Lance “Skulla” Petersen; sisters: Erminie Thomas, Gladia Fahie and Prudence “Susie” Fahie; brother, Denton “Dean” Fahie; and special daughter, Shantel Degraff.
She is also survived by special sons: Lesroy Nisbett Sr. and Angel “Sandman” Richardson; uncles: Alfred “Edward” Fahie and George Fahie (Tortola); aunts: Sarah Fahie and Irene Brathwaithe-James; sisters-in-law: Joyce Icena Smith-Fahie, Eva Bell-St. Juste and Sonia Petersen-Pemberton; and brothers-in-law: Warren ”Boozie” Petersen and Romeo Hodge.
Other survivors include grandchildren: Juanita Malone, Melvin Riley Jr., KaMona Riley, KaMara Riley, Sharod Smith, Kyandra Smith, O’Nisha Smith, Zenobia Smith, Jadi Smith, Je’Ron Petersen, Jakoiya Knight, Lesroy “Chinaman” Nisbett Jr., Thema Degraff and Ei’Jay Petersen; several great-grandchildren; as well as many loving relatives and friends in Tortola, BVI.
The viewing will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 20, at Blyden Memorial Chapel. The interment will be at Western Cemetery No. 1, where she will be laid to rest in peace.
“And remember, Naomi loved all of you.”