Wilma Meghoo

Obituary of Wilma Marie Meghoo

Wilma Marie Meghoo, 79, who passed away on June 22, 2018, was born in Kingston, Jamaica on February 24, 1939 to Roland A. & Beatrice L. Donaldson. She attended school in Jamaica where she graduated from the Convent of Mercy Academy Alpha, also known as Alpha Academy.

She was married to and divorced from Paul Meghoo, but during that marriage the had 3 wonderful children: Janice, Brigette and A.Richard.

After the divorce, "Cherry" continued her education, attending the College of Arts, Science and Technology where she studied Business Administration while simultaneously getting on-the-job management training via the American Management Association. During this time she worked at Jamaica Industrial Development Corporation (JIDC), the first of her 5 jobs. After moving overseas to "The States", she then worked as a well-trained Executive Secretary for: Registar & Transfer Company, a stock transfer agent company in the Wall Street area; Crownmark Manufacturing Company, a jewelry manufacturing company in NYC; Satra Corporation, an import/export company in the U.S., Paris and the USSR; ABC TV Headquarters in NYC, where she often spilled coffee while bumping into Peter Jennings.

Besides working, "Cherry" was passionate about travelling, growing plants, outdoor activities, taking care of children and animals, crafting, singing in the choir, and being involved at church.

She retired from ABC/Disney and moved to Kansas City with her daughter, Janice and her family, to be closer to Brigette and have all her grandchildren, at that time, together. Her "S-U-N" Richard would later get married in Canada where her 4th grandchild was then born. (So much for that plan of having all the grandchildren together.)

"Cherry" was predeceased by her parents, Roland and Beatrice Donaldson, her sisters: Beverley Mah Lee and Faye McCalla, and her brother Louis Donaldson. She is survived by her 3 children: Janice (Jerome Prezwodek), Brigette (Leonard Patterson) and A. Richard Meghoo (Gisella Pacifici), 4 grandchildren: Christine and Jeremy Prezwodek, Karen Patterson and Talia Meghoo; her sister Andrea (Sally) Chouprouta and a very large extended JAMAICAN Family.

As Mom would often say (and sing) "I know that my redeemer lives!"

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Funeral Service

10:00 am
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Simonson Funeral Home, Inc.
98-07 Ascan Avenue
Forest Hills, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Maple Grove Cemetery
83-15 Kew Gardens Rd.
Kew Gardens, New York, United States
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