Bevybell Eleshia Henriques
9-18-1921 to 8-7-2023
Bevybell was born in the Parish of Clarendon in Jamaica to Sarah and John Henriques. Her father, Johnny, processed sugar cane. Bevybell and her two brothers, Aubrey and Harry would run down to the mill to scrape the sugar from the bowl. She then developed a life-long love of sugar and sweet things.
Due to the harsh discipline in those days, Bevybell was keen to leave her schooling. Her mother, Sarah, encouraged her to take up dressmaking, and she did become a professional seamstress. She migrated to London where she earned her living making clothes.
Although she never married, Bevybell had two children, Beverly, and Sarah.
In the 1960s she returned to Jamaica to see her mother again. After a few years, she migrated again to Brooklyn New York.
In New York she took a certificate in baby care and worked looking after babies for working mothers. She also worked in nursing homes and cared for the elderly in their homes.
In retirement she moved to the Sunshine State in the 1980s and bought her home in Hollow Branch Road. She continued sewing beautiful cushions, which were greatly admired.