Luke 13:19 It is like a mustard seed, which a [wo]man took and planted in [her] garden. It grew and became a tree and the birds perched in its branches.
Iona. Ellie. Mummy. Granny.
Daughter of Sylvia “Safety” Hypolite and Baker Samuel.
One of 17 children and survived by sister Benadine.
Mother of Elnora, Janice “Pinky”, Dennis, Ingrid, Alric “Ricky”, Arlene.
Mother-in Law of Garvin and Hannah
Stepmother to Dennis “Dandy”, Linda, Arnold “Shadow”, David
Grandmother of Brian, Paulette, Clayton, Dexter, Suzette, Dean, Keva, Shawn, Ronda, Jamelia, Keon, Ricky, Nia, Imani, Gregory, Geofrey, Jayson, Jeri, Jada, Junior,
And loving great- and great-great grandmother to many.
Iona “Ellie” Samuel Morson was born April 15, 1928, on the small Caribbean nation of Union Island. There, she lived a simple yet hard working life working the land with her family. At a very young age, her warm and nurturing heart was ever present. Iona “Ellie” was clearly a person who enjoyed nothing more than caring for those she loved. She was determined to improve the livelihoods of those around her, and thus she migrated to the dual-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago in her early adulthood. It was there that she established a foundation for her family with Cyril Stewart.
Ellie’s dedication to her loved ones continued as she migrated to the United States in pursuit of a better life for her growing family. Boston, Massachusetts provided Ellie’s children with a setting for a new life. She provided for her family by working as a nanny. Her profession allowed her to do what she loved, which was caring for children and enriching their lives. Even beyond the borders of her own family, she mothered numerous children under her care and took them in as her own extended family.
Ellie created an open and inviting space at the house on Supple Road which became home to many friends and family extending over many generations. Although she was known for a quiet disposition, Ellie’s strength and kindhearted personality shows in the way that she lived her life. Her home remained open to all who needed a warm meal, a place to stay or a devoted caretaker.
Iona “Ellie” Samuel Morson was: generous, loving, giving, a provider, tolerant, independent, and hardworking.
She passed down all of these qualities to her children, their children and all who were blessed to be in her presence. Ellie will be remembered for her genuine and loving nature that touched so many people throughout her life. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.