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Verna Olive Toussaint

Verna Olive Toussaint

Jun 3, 1944 - Nov 9, 2022

Verna Olive Toussaint - Obituary


erna Olive Toussaint transitioned peacefully to be with the Lord on November 9, 2022 in Virginia. Verna was born in Good Hope, Commonwealth of Dominica. While growing up in Good Hope, Verna met the love of her life, Michael Vivian Toussaint. In 1969, Verna moved to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to join her husband and begin their life together as a family. They went on to become proud parents of three children - Cane, Brenda, and Hoover. Throughout their childhood, Verna’s children reaped the benefits of her devotion to their spiritual, physical, and academic development. She was known for her wit, gentility, and compassion, not only by her children, but by the countless family members, neighbors, church members, coworkers, and friends whose lives she touched. In addition to being a fiercely dedicated wife and mother, Verna was also a devoted homemaker. She took great pride in taking care for her family’s needs for the better part of half a century. Verna’s desire to take care of others also extended to her role within the community. She began serving as an Assistant Manager at her local neighborhood supermarket. As Assistant Manager, Verna blessed her fellow employees and customers with the same tenacity, wit, and compassion her family enjoyed. When her eldest son, Cane, enlisted in the United States Navy, Verna proudly added the title of “Navy Mom” to the many roles in which she lovingly served. During her 51 years spent living in St. Croix, Verna was an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, where she remained a member until she moved to Maryland to be near her children and receive extended medical care. When she wasn’t spending time with her beloved family, Verna enjoyed watching the news, viewing Catholic channels and shows, sewing, and, on occasion, playing the Virgin Islands Lottery. She is survived by her husband Michael Vivian Toussaint; sons Cane Toussaint and Hoover Toussaint; daughter Brenda Core; grandchildren Michael Core and Mikayla Core; sisters Clarita Ankeney, Juliette Toussaint, and Thresia Ethou; and brother Ambrose Durand. She is also survived by: nephews Keith Burnette, Bernie Durand, Sebastian Toussaint, Finley Toussaint, Levio Racon, and Kerry Webbe, Johnny Alfred, Aline Ethou, and Agnilus George; nieces Theresa Toussaint, Jone Alfred, Theresa Lamar, Luvenia Durand, Nelista Durand, and Gina Ethou; cousins Silvester James, John James, Rose George, Agnes Bolmes, Hamina Toussaint, Mary Antoine, Neloise Darroux, Manuel Eustache, and Leonard Eustache. Other family and friends: Mary Toussaint & Family, Myrle Francis & Family, Izaline Jules & Family, Ruby Hurtault & Family, Austrie Family, Barry Family, Olive Harlow, Daphne Edwards, Vita Samuel, Nurse Dubique, and Clarance Prevost; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Verna's life on Monday, November 21, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 6160 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Piscataway, 13401 Piscataway Rd., Clinton, MD 20735-4564 followed by burial in the church cemetery.