Obituary of Genevieve Rosalee Humes
Genevieve Rosalie Humes (nee King) was born on July
10, 1937 in Belize City, Belize, Central America to the late
Catherine Ann Flowers and Samuel King. The oldest of
three siblings, she was married to Horace Humes, who
predeceased her. That union produced one daughter, Dorla
She attended Ebenezer Primary School and Wesley College
in Belize City, Belize. She was primarily a homemaker but
spent some time as a lottery agent.
Jenny migrated to the United States in 1976 and settled in
Brooklyn, New York. She worked as a Medical Coordinator
with The Association for Neurologically Impaired Brain
Injured Children, (ANIBIC) in Bayside, New York.
In the early 1990s, Jenny moved to Amityville, Long Island and
became an active member of the Amity Villas Community.
After retirement, she took on the job of caring for the
neighborhood children before and after school, forming
lasting and loving relationships with the families. She joined
Grace Community Church where she was a missionary and
a member of the Women’s Fellowship.
Jenny loved to travel, visit family and dance. Her favorite
travel locations were Barbados where her daughter resided,
and California where she reunited with countless Belizeans
– family and friends.
She leaves to mourn, her daughter, Dorla; son-in-law,
Everton ‘Tony’ Downes; sister Yvonne Williams; sister-in-law,
Sylvia Humes; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins,
including the Banner, Burgess, Goodin, Humes, Ramsay,
Rhaburn, Smith, Welch, Williams and Valentine families as
well as a wide network of friends. She is predeceased by her
brother John King.