January 30, 2013 at 5:54 p.m.

In Memoriam

Ianthe Delano James

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Ianthe Delano James of Southampton died at home, August 2, 2000, five days before her 67th birthday.

The daughter of Josephine Hendrickson and the late Cecil ÎSisâ Hendrickson, Ianthe was born August 7, 1933. She was one of seven children.

Following her primary education, the youthful Miss Hendrickson attended the Girls Institute of Arts and Crafts at Alaska Hall.

ãAfter she finished there, they asked her to stay on as a teacher,ä her daughter Sonia Dawes said. ãShe was an excellent seamstress.ä

She later became a daycare teacher in a Tuckerâs Town nursery known as Tree Tops, where she remained for a number of years prior to marrying. Then, until she was diagnosed with cancer, Mrs. James took care of children in her own home.

ãShe was very actively involved in her church,ä her daughter said.

She had been a Sabbath School teacher, a deaconess and a Pathfinder leader ÷ the last, of a group similar to Girl Guides, but co-educational.

Besides her sewing, Mrs. James knitted and crocheted. She made blankets, slippers and anything else she might think of.

Her daughter noted that she loved sending cards to people, writing letters and travelling. Switzerland, England, Haiti and the Dominican Republic were among the places she visited.

Also known as ÎMama Jamesâ, ÎAnnâ and ÎAntyâ, Mrs. James is said to have been kind, giving and caring.

ãAnytime you asked what she wanted as a gift or anything, she always responded, ÎPeace and happiness,âä her daughter said. ãShe liked the simple things of life, family, friends.

ãShe was just so unselfish,ä she continued. ãShe would do anything for us, deprive herself to make sure that we had anything we wanted or needed. She was a Christian woman; she loved God dearly.ä

Mrs. Dawes also noted her motherâs love of children, her positive attitude as she concentrated on living and the perfect role model she made in a neighbourhood in which she was well-respected.

ãAnd could you mention PALS and what an excellent service they render to the community?ä Mrs. Dawes asked. ãWeâre grateful to PALS (Patients Assistant League & Service); they were involved with her almost three years.ä

Mrs. James was remembered in services held at the Southampton Seventh-Day Adventist Church, August 9, 2000, and led by Pastor Kenneth Manders. Amis Memorial Chapels oversaw burial at Pembroke Parish Cemetery.

Ianthe Delano ÎMama Jamesâ, ÎAnnâ, ÎAntyâ (Hendrickson) James is survived by her mother Josephine Hendrickson; children Timothy, Angela, Philip, Sonia and Jeffrey; special son Jairzinho; children-in-law Karen, Estrick, Julieanna, Everton and Rowena; grandchildren Nakia, Jonathan, Vanessa, Leighton, Adrae, Deidra, Benjamin, Joshua, Constance, Delano and Demiko; brothers Eugene and Charles Hendrickson; sisters Mariann Lindsay, Joy Bean, Karen Hendrickson of the U.S. and Barbara-Ann Alleyne; brother-in-law Thomas Bean; sister-in-law Stephanie Hendrickson; aunts Olive Tucker, Edith and Barbara Hendrickson and Clara Lambert; uncle Fredrick Hendrickson; special cousin Harry Hendrickson; godchildren Marriann Cann, Carmen DeShields and Leanda Johnson; close friends and caregivers Lois Scott, Mattie Darrell and Claranda Ming; and numerous other relatives and special friends.

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