This page is a work in progress. I am collecting information from different sources!
Everything I am is due to the love and support I have received from my family. On this page, I will write about my husband, daughter, brother,sisters, mother, father, in-laws ...cousins....Grandmother and aunts. Family is a very important aspect of academic and professional success!
A charcoal sketch of my family, 1971 Victoria Village, East Coast Demerara, Guyana South America. My aunt Mary was leaving for America the next day.
My grandmother, the matriarch of the family is sitting in the middle. From left to right in the back: Joseph, Mary. Bernadette, Margaret (my mother), Claudette holding Leon (my brother) who turned his head before the photo was taken. From left to right in front: La Vergne (me), Olga (grandmother/mother) and Lynn (my sister).
During the 2010 Christmas holiday our annual family gathering, I learned that my grandfather John Adolphus Williams on his dying bed told my grandmother, "Olga, make sure those girls get an education." Those girls were my mother Margaret and my aunt Mary (Auntie Baba), they were around three and one years old respectively.
When I started writing this biography of my grandmother, I thought she sold her goods/provisions at Stabroek Market. Stabroek Market is picture in the two images below:
I later learned that my grandmother used Bourda Market, outside in the sun or rain, to sell her products. [Images coming soon]
My grandmother's children:
- George (deceased age ?)
The grandchildren by parent:
- Margaret ( Lynn, La Vergne (me), Leon and Loida)
- Mary (Tracey, Mark and John)
- Claudette (Kristian)
- Bernadette (Gregory, Avye, Howard and Marissia)
- Joseph (Jennifer, Catherine, Michael, Joseph and ?)
The great grandchildren by parent:
- Lynn (Amari)
- La Vergne (Elizabeth.Kristine)
- Leon (Cori)
- Gregory (Madison)
- Mark (Mikheil and Mikii)
Margaret E. LesterBrooklyn in the 1980s. My sister Lynn and our mother, Margaret, I was in the photograph. [I will explain at a later time...] The first university graduation we attended. My mother's graduation form the University of Guyana.
Below, I will write about the relationship I have with my husband and daughter, Stephen and Elke.
Stephen and I at the Austin, Texas Botanical Gardens.Elke age 3 months, she was tired of being photographed.