Jennifer Ingrid David (Jenny, Tuna) Baptiste, known to her grandchildren as “Aunty”, was born on June 29, 1956., in Tunapuma, Trinidad & Tobago. She was the only daughter of Leonie (Yvonne) Baptiste, loving wife to Alfred (Fred’s) David, devoted mother to only child Karriem David, loving mother-in-law to Dianne David, and doting grandmother to Xavier, Keira, khloe, Alexander, and Ethan David. Plain spoken and true to herself. Jenny was an avid crafter, the first to volunteer to make, bake, cook, decorate for any event. She was a whiz with numbers, a lover of Sudoku, or any math game, who could work out the final price of an item after multiple discounts in seconds. During travels on random road trips, she loved visiting the local casino and playing slot machines while leaving Fred’s in the car! Another passion she enjoyed was reading and she couldn’t get enough of a Romance Novel (Mills & Boons). She was the family librarian of the literary genre book trade. Aunty had a sense of adventure with countless family road trips, excitingly driving cross-country, often taking the long scenic way, and held the co-pilot seat firm with her large North American soft cover atlas map books. Instead of boarding the pilgrimage bus, she would load up the station wagon with all the family little ones and “ro-ta-na-na” to the party. Her colorful career journeyed from major financial institutes to major medical insurance claims practices, and education. She las found her employment happiness working with children where she fed thousands in the elementary school cafeteria. Later, she returned to her natural passion of creating arts and crafts with hundreds of after school children. Loved by her co-workers. she always brought about a stimulating and positive atmosphere for all.
Above all, Jenny was a woman who feared God, a robust women of faith. A teacher in the Spiritual Baptist religion. She was always ready to give a kind word or assist with any problem. You could not really gossip with Jennifer because she would remind you of what type of Christian you are and would never accommodate any negative comments; but will tell you to think positive with her saying, “leave it in God’s hands”.
Jennifer will be remembered for her love for children. She was a mother to all her nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly: Brutally honest but caring and attentive. “Kids are not spoiled; they are overly loved”, she would say. Her belief and reliance favored her as a mail-in charitable donator to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Nationwide Center of St. Jude Devotions.
Significantly noted, Jennifer was a survivor of the 9/11 World Trade terrorist attack. She selflessly took the hand of an elderly co-worker and descended twenty-six flights of dark, wet, and smoke-filled staircases to safety. Her Father God was not ready for her to ascend on that day. Without a beat, she firmly required no commendation for her caring and courageous action.
Jenny left this earth all too soon, on Friday, August 27th, 2021. She leaves to mourn her brothers; Elias (Churkut) Simmons, Terrance (Sharky) and Dave (Selby) Baptiste, Aaron (Boujee) Cupid; ten nieces and nephews along with “many, many, many” family members and friends.
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