Mrs. Enid Maudina Warner-Beazer (Mrs. Beazer) – turns 100!

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Mrs. Enid Maudina Warner-Beazer (Mrs. Beazer)

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her so that he shall not need spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. Proverbs 31:10-14 (KJV)

 

Life is worth celebrating! It is nothing short of amazing to witness the matriarch of our family celebrate a century milestone. To see Mrs. Beazer, wrap her arms around her great-great-grandchildren, is nothing short of phenomenal.

 

The number 100 is just that – a number! Mrs. Beazer is sharp as a tack! She tells the most amazing stories. With 5 children, 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren, it is an honor to document her life.

 

Mrs. Enid Beazer was born on January 6, 1922, to Vivian Warner and Florence Warner in Barbuda. She received some of her schoolings at the Holy Trinity Church School then the government school that was established in Barbuda. In an era where you were taught the three Rs in school – Read Write and Arithmetic; Mrs. Beazer said she loved writing class the most.

 

At the age of 21, she got married to World War II veteran, Mr. Tyril Beazer and had 5 beautiful children with him – Daphne Beazer, Keith Beazer, Avril Beazer, Myrna Beazer, and Valerie Beazer- Thomas.

 

Mrs. Beazer carries many names but the most treasured of them all is mother. Mrs. Beazer is a firm believer in the family institution. She adores her family and would do anything to see her family prosper. She insisted that her kids go to private school with Mr. Whinspare, enrolled her daughters in sewing and music classes. She always made tough decisions to make sure her offspring had a good life.

 

In Barbuda, ambitious ladies of society would have a tray on their head or at their side selling bits and pieces to supplement their family’s income. Mrs. Beazer was a savvy businesswoman in her younger years. She sold candies, snacks, and ‘sucka bubby’ on the government wall outside the Holy Trinity School compound. She targeted the most loyal customers that any business could wish for – school children. She marks your face to make sure you remained loyal to her.

 

She believed like most Barbudans in growing their food. She practiced farming by going to ‘grunge’ (farm plot) with her mother and then her husband. They grew provisions, peas and reared their goats. At home, they kept the yard fowl to supply them with fresh eggs and meat. She practiced a good diet throughout her entire life. Stale food or leftovers were never a thing in her house, especially having her grandkids stop by.

Being married to her husband was the joy of her life. She took her responsibility of being a housewife very seriously.  She loved and cherished her husband. Her husband could never leave her yard unkept – his clothes were always well washed and pressed to perfection.
She is a devoted Christian woman. She lives by the mantra – there is nothing too good for God. She attends the Barbuda Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Harvest Sunday is one of her favorite church celebrations. She gets to give something and wear her Sunday best. You see, Mrs. Beazer can dress well. Each outfit she wears must have a hat and some jewelry. She’s one of the community’s best-dressed women.
At 100 years, Mrs. Beazer is still going strong. Her life and her story tell us that life should be lived while we are alive.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Happ Birthday to you young lady! Blessings of love, joy, peace and happiness from the Author and Finisher of your faith.

  2. Hearty congratulations to another Centenarian in Antigua. Honestly, I have lost count now … Well done Enid.

  3. Congratulations Mrs.Enid Maudina Warner-Beazer (Mrs.Beazer) on your 100 years of excellence!
    “A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
    Our Centenarian had few economic choices to earn a living. So the experiences of her life and husband are a fundamental economic lesson for all of us, especially the youths. They manifested the God-given power within them to provide for their family needs of shelter, food, clothing, health, cleanliness and style. With her work on the farm combined with her entrepreneurial spirit, talent and capability, she started the small business that was the foundation for the family’s survival and success. She manifested the essential human qualities of love and trust to the family and community, a real measurement of her life and legacy. I salute you!

    HEALTH CRISIS, yesterday, today and tomorrow! It’s time for all of us to act to improve our health and strengthen our human immune system.
    The venerable Centenarian-members of Living Legends from life’s experiences in historical context, say to all of us, especially the youths, simply:
    Develop a Culture of Health. EAT BETTER and EXERCISE MORE so that we can all TAKE CONTROL OF OUR HEALTH and be better together.
    Plant, Eat and Trade-PET action!-fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
    Grow Herbs in the garden and use them.

    “The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth, and he that is wise will not abhor them.”
    “You are what you eat.”
    “Health is Wealth. Wealth is not Health.”

    Blessings!

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