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Footprints | Veronica Daisy 'Nola' Hornsby - A pearl who stood out from birth

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 2:00 AM
From left: Pall-bearers Andray and Nicholas Roberts, sons of Veronica Hornsby; Rudolph Wright, brother-in-law; Otis Nelson, family friend; Danius Roberts, brother-in-law; and Hopeton Roberts (hidden), brother-in-law, carry the coffin from the church after the thanksgiving service.

On November 12, 1975, a gem was born in the district of Cargill, Clarendon. She was a gift from God to her mom, Clair Smith (Miss Charlotte), and father, Adolphus Hornsby. She was given the name Veronica Daisy Hornsby, affectionately called Nola.

Hornsby was known for her love of cooking. She was very kind and was always happy to share her meals with others. Her mother remembers the many days when Hornsby would prepare meals and take to her home even if she was cooking. Her mom also recalls her as being very resourceful, loving, and caring.

As a young lady, Nola met and fell in love with Leroy Roberts, known as Iya. Leroy was attracted to her charm, her kindness, and her ability to commit to any task at hand. He admired her because she was a good home maker. She loved her four children dearly and would do her best to ensure that they were well taken care of.

Hornsby was an exceptional parent. She was one of those parents you would be happy to have in your PTA as she would be present for different school functions. She would visit the schools of her children to enquire about their progress and to encourage the teachers not to be afraid to discipline the children as she wanted the best for them.

Hornsby was born a pearl, a girl who stood out from the rest, and on January 9, 2017, God called her home.