Ethel Jeanette Small was born in St. Simon’s St. Andrew.

On leaving St. Simon’s Girls’ School, she spent some of her formative years in Eagle Hall, St. Michael where she worked as a domestic for several households, including the Cheeseman family who resided in Fontabelle.

‘Smallie’, as she is affectionately known, married her sweetheart, St. Clair Small on November 29, 1962.  They had no children but Ethel had five children, one deceased, from a previous relationship.   The couple resided at Prior Park,   Grazettes, St. Michael.  Twelve years later, Mrs. Small emigrated to New York, United States of America where she worked as a Home Nursing Aide for six and a half years with Dr. Leo Duschnitz.  

On returning to Barbados in 1990, Ethel resided in Hindsbury Road, St. Michael where she still lives today.  She loves cooking, meeting people and reading the Bible.  She is a member of the Church of Christ.

Mrs. Small still has a good memory and converses coherently, recalling events past and present.  She has no major ailments, has a hearty appetite and enjoys ground provisions, fish, bakes and mangoes.