Centenarian Sarah Anne Evangeline Joseph AKA Veda Joseph, Mama Veda, passed away at 104 in Antigua and Barbuda.
Sarah Anne Evangeline Joseph AKA Veda Joseph, Mama Veda, was born 21* April, 1919.
She was first of the five children of Amelia Beatrice Richards AKA Dada B. Mama Veda
grew up never knowing her father, who died when she was a baby. Verna Frederic-
Francis, who resides in England, is her only surviving sibling. She is also a centenarian;
100 years 2 months 1 week.
Mama Veda was born in Green Hill, Liberta, right in the area where she now resides.
She never attended any Secondary school; never had any training in any special skill.
She grew up working in agriculture, in the fields on various estates and other local
farmers. She also worked as a domestic worker.
She enjoyed going to dances, picnics, christening parties, singing meeting and church.
She also travelled a lot to the USVI, BVI, England, USA, Curacao, St. Kitts & Nevis, Cuba
and many other places.
She was never married. She has seven children, all still alive.
Among her many grand
children are an airline pilot, a medical doctor, architect, teacher and contractor. Those
achievements make Mama Veda very happy.
She is not fussy about food; simply cook the usual food and she eats. Her sight,
although not 20/20 still allows her to see and read.
Her memory is still sharp and you
cannot outtalk her in a conversation. She suffers mostly from aches and pains in her
knees and hips.
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