Elenore (as everyone knew her) was born on June 30, 1943 in the New York Hospital in New York City. She is the daughter of the late John Climpson Granville, her father and to Mildred Agatha Granville, her mother whom preceded mom in death.
They had 5 children, Elenore’s 3 brothers Winston, Stromme and James Carr Granville whom also preceded her in death. She is survived by 1 sister Julia A. Pegram; Elenore is also survived by her 3 children, Stephanie E. Meo, Henry John Jackson and Ajewel Granville; daughter-in-law Rose Wesonga Jackson; 10 grandson, 2 granddaughters, 2 great-granddaughters and 1 great-grandson.
Both her parents were born in Jamaica, West Indies, the family took residence in Harlem to raise their children. She graduated from Commerce High School in New York and went to St. Francis College for nursing, nursing health administrator where she graduated with both Bachelor of Science degree and her Masters degree. She became a registered nurse and worked at these hospitals to name a few: Bellevue, Elmhurst and New York Hospital where she worked as a charge nurse and retired from her nursing career as a Nurse Administrator. Elenore also lived in Jamaica West Indies with family and later Los Angeles, California Where she continued to excel in her career as a nurse before returning back to New York.
She was very loyal to her staff and patients. Never wanted to leave both and patients without encouraging them and sharing about her (our) Lord Jesus Christ when she had a moments chance. Mom said, “no patient ever died on her watch while she was their nurse”. She was loved by her staff and every patient she cared for. Indeed, she was truly a nurse; this was her true calling. Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse. Momma said that God called, chose her to be His very special nurse. Well Done My Good and Faithful Servant, Come on Home.
Our mother’s life touched the hearts of every person she ever came in contact with; family, dear friends, family of God, nursing co-workers, superiors, patients. Those that were touched by mom understood that mom was very strong, independent woman, in all that she did.
Her greatest call of all was her relationship with the true and living God Almighty through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit. Her light shone wherever she went, shared her faith with all those she came in contact with, never ashamed of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Even to her final days in the hospital mom was able to share her faith.
Elenore and her daughter Ajewel moved to Florida in the 90’s to be joined several years later by her daughter Stephanie and her children. Also her son Henry John (Johnny) and his family. She enjoyed the years she lived in Florida until she moved to Marietta, Georgia, October 5, 2012. Mom resided 10 years in Georgia and in her final months relocated back to Clearwater, Florida hoping her next move will be back to Orlando: City Beautiful which she would live until God called her Home
Elenore accomplished as a little girl, playing the piano to where she played in Carnegie Hall and was well recognized for her talent. In her adulthood she worked on a charitable organization “International Childcare Conference “The Womb” to feed and care for mothers and children in need of assistance with food, shelter, and healthcare. She wrote a book “The Cry of a Nurse” re: shortage of nurses, and how important nurses are.
Her biggest venture is when she went on her 2 favorite game shows, “Let’s Make A Deal”, Wayne Brady “The price Is Right” Drew Carey for her 70thbirthday with her family. Drew Carey came to her personally and wished her Happy 70th Birthday, hugged and kissed momma. What a birthday! Mom continued on through the years to enjoy her game shows. We would sit and watch them with her especially when Stephanie, her older daughter came to visit. What joy would come over her to have her game show buddy with her: Stephanie. They also watched Christian T.V., had great times in the Lord rejoicing. Prayers were very important, reading, studying the Word.
Mom enjoyed a couple of other shows such as TLC – 90 days where she and her younger daughter Ajewel watched and had good laughs with. Our brother Johnny would watch more action movies with her. The best is when the grandchildren, great grands visited and enjoyed and spoiled them. Her children, grandchildren, great-grands, her sister Julia’s family was most blessed and valuable gift to her from God.
When mom transitioned home to Heaven my sister Ajewel and I were with her. Mom held on waiting for Ajewel and to get to the hospital. We were blessed to have a few hours with her where we loved all over her still believing and praying mom would make it through and she did: God’s Way! He has other plans for mom. Well done my Good and Faithful Servant, come on Home.
We love you Momma, Grandma, Sister, Auntie, Cousin, dear Friend and will never forget you. You’ll always and forever live in our hearts, minds, memories. Mom taught us her children, grandchildren to great grandchildren to love God, yourself and others. To be strong, independent, educated, career, compassionate, kind, be a blessing to others, never forget our African American, Caribbean, Cuban, European heritage, but most of all our heritage in Christ Jesus; most important! Our spiritual life just like all areas in our lives is very important. Jesus the way, the truth, the life!
We Love You Momma! Sleep In Heavenly Peace Momma!
Till that blessed day, we all meet again in Christ Jesus, our Lord. Amen!
The family will be receiving friends at Church of the Ascension located at 4950 Apopka-Vineland Rd, Orlando FL 32819 from 9:30 am until 11:55 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 28th, 2023 with Father Christopher Brathwaite officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Orlando Memorial Gardens in Apopka.