Happy Birthday to centenarian Ione Henry

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Ione Henry was born in Buckley’s village on the 7th Feb, 1921 to John and Rosetta Henry; she was one of 11 children. Her mother died when she was 13 years old and she was cared for by her older brothers and sisters.

 

In her early twenties, she left Antigua for the island of Curacao and gained employment as a domestic worker. She remained in Curacao for 10 years before joining her brother Neville in United State.

 

There she settled in with her new family whilst earnestly seeking employment and helping to care for her nieces and nephew. She was soon hired by the Walsh Family who was impressed wither diligent and Hard attitude. She continued to work the family for 56 years.

 

 

During her time away she would often return home to visit her family, especially her sister Gladys whom she was very fond of.

 

She decided to return to Antigua permanently in 2012 at the age of 91. Ione is caring and loving, equally very strong minded and touch, she continues to be in good health even at this tender age. She is loved and cared for by family and friends.

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