Jean Ena Evadne Thomas
THOMAS, Jean Ena Evadne, 89, was born on Sept. 27, 1932, in Manchester Village to Florence Butcher and Alfred Thomas, who were villagers of Manchester Village, Corentyne, Bernice, and Guyana S.A. Jean grew up in Manchester Village and attended Manchester Primary School. After graduation, Jean pursued careers in several areas including dressmaking, teaching, professional singing, and international cuisine. Jean was very famous
for her fried rice and chicken-in-the-ruff [sic] skills while she worked at the Penguin International Hotel in New Amsterdam, Bernice, and Guyana. She was preceded in death
by four siblings; Lydia Macculum, Buzzett Thomas, Syll Sandy, and Baby Skestte. Jean is survived by eight children, Clephane Burgess, Hazel Harris, and with husband Edward David: Conrad David, Amanda Campbell, Phillip David, Deyonne Goldson, Regnah Williams, and Odoo David; three siblings, Waveney Ainsworth, Gerald Thomas and Othille Joseph; three sons-in-law; four daughters-in-law; 29 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.