Ethel Rajpati Rampersaud died on March 6,2014 at Alexandria Hospital, of complications from heart failure. She was 86.
Mrs. Rampersaud was born to Jagranie and Ramnannan Persaud on January 29, 1928 in Cumberland Village, East Canje, Guyana. She attended St. Patrick's Anglican School , after which, she married Walter Rampersaud in February 1946. She was the sister of Babalee, Baba, Harold, Estelle, Ellen and Beatrice; proud mother of Edward, Michael, Grace, Gloria, Patricia, Desiree, Beatrice and Walter; grandmother of Edward, Steven, Mickey, Tim, Johnny, Sattesh, Christina, Mathew, Joshua, John and Mark; great-grandmother of seven, and aunt to several nephews and nieces. She was fervently devoted to her family and her Christian Faith. She was a member of St. Columba Anglican Church at Sheet Anchor, Canje. Following her migration to the USA, she became a member of St.Barnabas Episcopal Church in Annandale, Virginia.
She is preceded in death by her parents, all of her siblings and her husband.
Friends may visit on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 5-8 P.M.at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22302
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 11 A.M. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 4801 Ravensworth Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003.
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March 11, 2014
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Everly Wheatley Funeral Home
1500 W. Braddock Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22302
March 12, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Barnabas' Episcopal Church
4801 Ravensworth Dr.
Annandale, VA 22003
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Matthew's Graduation, May 18, 2014
Mom, I attended Matt's graduation on the 18th May, 2014 and I know you were Matt's biggest fan and were cheering him on throughout the ceremony. You were missed physically, but spiritually you were there. Thank you. David, Christina, Grace, Walter, Desiree, Joshua and Rory were in attendance too. We had a great time. We took many photos, then we had dinner at an Indian restaurant, The Taste of India. It was Matt's choice, and the
Matthew's Graduation, May 18, 2014
Mom, I attended Matt's graduation on the 18th May, 2014 and I know you were Matt's biggest fan and were cheering him on throughout the ceremony. You were missed physically, but spiritually you were there. Thank you. David, Christina, Grace, Walter, Desiree, Joshua and Rory were in attendance too. We had a great time. We took many photos, then we had dinner at an Indian restaurant, The Taste of India. It was Matt's choice, and the food was delicious.
We made a toast in your memory. I'm sure you knew about it.
Love you MOM. Rest in Peace.
Poem for Mom - April 14, 2014
When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears of me
I wish so much you wouldn't cry,
The way you did today, while thinking of the many things we didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too.
Author Unknown....For Mom.
This Thanksgiving I was alone, but I know you were with me.
It was simple and quiet.
A bowl of soup and salad.
An empty chair, draped in white,
with a white rose.
A day of bitter-sweet reflection and celebration.
It was all about you, Mom, and moving forward.
You are missed.
Happy Thanksgiving, Mom.
It was your day, your tradition, and most of all a family day.
I hope you had a wonderful Celebration in Heaven.
I love you.
Mother's Day letter, May 11, 2014
Happy Mother's Day!! I want you to know that I'm thinking of you and hoping that you're having THE MOST WONDERFUL Mother's Day. And as always, I'm really MISSING you, especially today. I love you so much. Eternally grateful.
Your loving daughter, Patty
Birthday Letter - April 11, 2014
Today is a Red Letter Day, and I know that you are aware of it.
It's my BIRTHDAY!! And for the first time in my life there is no phone call from you saying "Happy Birthday, Pat". I pretended that you were on the other end of the line, but I know you are smiling and wishing me well.
I miss you and wish that you were still here.
Cheers and thank you.
I love you very much, Mom. Patty
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Three years ago God took you home. It was his will, but in my heart you liveth still. It's not easy, but I miss you tremendously and would like to thank you for all you have done for me. I'm eternally greatful that you are my Mom, and may you rest in peace.
I love you very much. Your daughter, Patty
Grace, your Mom was an amazing woman. I was struck by her graciousness and her sense of humor. You must remember Victor and the bellydancing episode? It certainly brought tears to the eyes, right? Your mom was truly inspiring to me. She always put the children first, and sacrificed a lot for so many of her loved ones. I thank the Good Lord for the gift of Ethel Rampersaud, and the wonderful way that she is living on thru her children and grandchildren. We will all meet again one day, my dears.
Mom, you were a strong, beautiful and dedicated mother. I enjoyed your company immensely over the many years that I worked from home. I miss the daily coffee breaks and the breakfast we shared frequently. I remember the joy on your face when it was bread stick Thursday. I will miss hearing how much you missed me when I return from my trips. Oh how much I miss all of those things.
You've inspired me to be a better person and you're simply the best. I love and miss you, and even more I miss hearing your voice.
May you rest in peace.
When I visited with Grace, I was always welcomed by your lovely Mom. We would insist that she join us but your Mom would always disappear so that Grace and I could share our times together. Your Mom was a picture of lovely and gracious, just as is my buddy "Amazing Grace". My heartfelt prayers for all of you is that Our Lord bless and comfort each and every one of you with His divine comfort and healing as you grieve.
With love and deepest sympathy,