Semi-Super Centenarians

From 105 to 109 years of age

Mary Viviane Gaundaline Phillips

Mary Viviane Gaundaline Phillips

Mary Viviane Phillips was born in St. Lucia but migrated to Barbados at an early age.  Formerly of 1st Avenue Pinelands near St. Barnabas, St. Michael, Ms. Phillips was a resident of the St. Michael Geriatric Hospital before being transferred to the Roy Wardeen...

Rosetta Wickham

Rosetta Wickham

Rosetta Wickham was born in Market Hill, St. George. A single parent, she worked as a maid to take care of her four children.  Rosetta lived with her daughter Edith Morris at Branker’s Gap, Government Hill, St. Michael, for several years. For many years, Rosetta...

Rosetta Alberth Best

Rosetta Alberth Best affectionately known as “Tanty” was born in Charles Rowe Bridge, St. George. She was educated at St. George School.    In adulthood, “Tanty” moved to St. Michael and worked as a shop assistant at Maxwell’s Shop, one of the early,...

Olga Alma Lottina Burnett

Olga Alma Lottina Burnett

Olga Springer was the third of 11 children born to Walter and Anna Burnett of Pie Corner, St. Lucy. She was educated at St. Clement’s Girls’ School in the same district, Olga left school at age 13, working at various plantation houses in St. Lucy and St. Peter and...

Martin Issac Alleyne

Martin Issac Alleyne

Martin Alleyne was a well-known chorister in the Anglican Church community.  As a young man, he learnt vocal (sol-fa) music and became an excellent sight reader. He was a dedicated chorister whose rich bass voice made up part of the vocal complement of the choirs...

Marie Brereton

Marie Brereton

Marie Brereton was born in Belair, St. George.  She attended St. George’s Parish Church. Ms. Brereton had a good appetite and her mental faculties, although her eyesight was failing.  She loved ground provisions and had a sweet tooth.

Doris Goodman

Doris Goodman

Doris Goodman loved travelling in her younger days. She has visited Canada, England, and Australia.  In 1951, she moved to the United States where she worked at a major department store in New York called Gimbels for 26 years. Doris eventually became the head of...

Gordon Lloyd

Gordon Lloyd

Gordon Lloyd was born in the parish of St. Joseph. He was the father of three children. Mr. Lloyd was a travelling salesman, who went from house to house selling his ware. He was a devout Christian and worshipped at the Calvary Baptist Church.

Cardinal Trotman BCH

Cardinal Trotman BCH

Cardinal Terrence Trotman was born in the parish of St. Michael and was the proprietor of a restaurant and the Belair Dairy and Bakery. He loved the sea and was a member of the First Barbados Sea Scout Troop. Mr. Trotman was married to Doris Millicent Bryan, and was...

Gladys Trotman

Gladys Trotman

Gladys Trotman was born on December 19, 1911 to Charles and Theresa Callender at Oldbury, St. Philip.  She was educated at St. Martin’s School. On leaving school, Gladys worked as a housewife, domestic washer of clothes, home caregiver for the elderly and at Martineau...

Valera Odessa Barrow

Valera Odessa Barrow

Valera Barrow (nee Holder) was born to Barbadian parents, who migrated to Panama. Her father worked on the construction of the Panama Canal. At the death of her father, the family returned to Barbados. Mrs. Barrow attended St. George’s Girls’ School and worshipped at...

Marie Trotman

Marie Trotman

Marie Millicent Trotman was born to Dorothy Jane Mayers and Robert Taitt of Hillswick, St. Joseph on September 23, 1905, and was one of seven children. Educated at St. Elizabeth Girls' School, St. Joseph, she left there and went to work at the age of 14. She worked in...

Elvira Jane Leacock

Elvira Jane Leacock

Elvira Jane Leacock, better known as Sarah Gilkes was born on June 7, 1874, in Lamberts, St. Lucy.  “Sasa”, as she was familiarly known moved to 5th Avenue, New Orleans with her daughter, Leonora Scantlebury in the 1930s, where she resided until her passing in...

Leonora Scantlebury

Leonora Scantlebury

Leonora Frankcilla Scantlebury was born on June 6, 1896, and resided at 5th Avenue New Orleans, St. Michael.  In 1985, she moved in with her only daughter, Elsie Forde, at Deighton Road, St. Michael. “Gran” as she was familiarly called was a housewife who was married...

Ethel Hoyte

Ethel Hoyte

Ethel Hoyte (nee Sargeant – also known by many as Mrs. Mayers) was born on November 27, 1913. She lived at Parris Hill, St. Joseph. She was a domestic worker (cooked for Pan Boilers at Andrews Factory for over 30 years). She was married to Gordon Hoyte who died in...

Edith Vanetta St. Clair Wilkinson

Edith Vanetta St. Clair Wilkinson

Edith Wilkinson was one of a twin born to Matilda Wilkinson and Samuel Kellman of Frizers, St. Joseph.  She lived in the district until 1955, when she moved to Coconut Grove in the same parish, after her home was destroyed by Hurricane Janet. Ms. Wilkinson worked at...

Ursula Mayers

Ursula Mayers

Ursula Beryl Mayers worked for several years as a labourer at The Soil Conversation Department in St. Andrew. She had nine children.

Una Adams

Una Adams

Una Leonora Haynes Adams was born on 1913 in St. Michael. She was educated at St. Mary’s Girl school, where she learnt dressmaking, crafts and music.  Her religious upbringing was at the Salvation Army, Reed Street Central Corp. In 1934, she married Fred Adams, a...

Claudine Wooding

Claudine Wooding

Claudine Leotta Wooding (nee Spencer) grew up in St. Lucy, but spent the latter part of her life, more than 40 years, in Sargeant’s Park, Foul Bay, St. Philip. She was married to Augustus Wooding, Organist of St. Lucy Parish Church. Mrs. Wooding was the mother of...

Melville Uriah Williams

Melville Uriah Williams

Melville Uriah Williams, who was born in 1910 and currently lives in St. Peter, is a very accomplished saddler. His parents were Napoleon Bonaparte and Mariah Williams. He refers to himself as the Master Saddler. His father who was also a saddler, was a prominent and...