Rosalind Llewellyn was born on August 6, 1926 to Charles and Alma Llewellyn in the parish of St. Ann, Jamaica. She was the third child of five children: Hermine, Ammon, Rosalind, Samuel and Curtis. Her early schooling was in the district of Breadnut Hill, St. Ann, where she also grew up.
She spoke of the long walks to school and the early morning chores (milking cows and preparing butter) on the farm. She attended nursing school in Jamaica and thereafter worked at Bellevue Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica.
Rosalind met Lloyd Robinson in Jamaica, West Indies. Their relationship produced her only daughter Donna Robinson-Hampton. Donna was also blessed by her dad with three wonderful sisters: Jennifer Mayers, Joan Robinson-Brown and Shelly Robinson.
Rosalind migrated to America and attended Mercy College, where she completed her Bachelor’s in nursing. She worked at Morrisania Hospital for a few years and then she transferred to North Central Bronx Hospital (NCB). At NCB she worked in the Medical Surgical unit and later transferred to the psychiatric department. She truly enjoyed working in this area. She retired from the profession of nursing as a psychiatric nurse. She attended certification programs to keep herself current in the changing nursing world. She was also an avid reader and she enjoyed learning new skills.
My grandmother was extremely loving, and kind towards her family members and friends. She was also very funny and loved to tease. She often wore a mischievous smile in her later years. Especially when she did not want to listen to me or her home attendant. She often told me, “you are not my boss ". Then she would call my mom to report me. She would tell my mom, “she did not do anything wrong, but Joshua just wants to tell me what to do". My grandmother was my caregiver as a child, and I lived with her for a few months and helped her in her later years. Life is truly a circle.
She loved music, dancing, sports (basketball, cricket, and baseball) and her church. She attended St. Mathew's Lutheran Church in White Plains for many years. She knew the latest rap artists and former popular artists to keep up conversations with me. She loved Snoop Dogg and the athlete Dennis Rodman. She was always checking up on me and my mother to make sure we got home or reached our destinations safely.
Rosalind passed away peacefully on March 11, 2023 at 1:15 PM at the age of 96 years old.
She will be missed by her family and friends.
ATTENTION: During the continuing COVID-19 crisis, as we slowly begin to phase back into small capacity public visitations/services, we need your help in limiting and controlling the number of people inside our funeral home, so please govern yourself accordingly for the health & safety of all. Thank you so kindly!
A Visitation/Wake will be held on Thurs. March 30th from 12:00-1:00PM with limited seating due to COVID restrictions, Funeral 1:00PM, with a MAXIMUM CAPACITY of 80 people at funeral home at any time. But the family will be live-streaming the Service on ZOOM, also available on our website the day of the service where it says WATCH WEBCAST, so you're able to view on ZOOM/there/here also/instead. So you may come to the funeral home to attend, with your masks on. At the very least you can get hand sanitizer & sign the register book (NOTE: please feel free to bring your own pen), and WALK-THRU to briefly view her/greet the family & leave. If not at capacity, you will be allowed in to have a seat; but if at capacity by the time you get here, you may be required to leave the premises after signing register book, so as not to be in violation nor cause a health hazard, so please govern yourself accordingly. Regardless of if you're able to enter/be seated, or not, social distancing MUST be maintained (please refrain from touching/hugging/handshaking, preferably just elbow bumping briefly if at all). If instructed, PLEASE KINDLY RESPECTFULLY leave the building & premises if at our capacity. PLEASE KINDLY RESPECTFULLY follow & abide by the directions of the funeral home staff and/or cemetery personnel at all times. We Thank You in advance for following directions & any laws and/or policies, so as to make all go smoothly the day of the services, to eliminate further burden on the family, and to maintain the health & safety of All. Any questions, or if any clarity is needed, please call ahead to the funeral home, and/or speak to us from a safe distance if present.
The Entire Staff of Lee's Funeral Home, LLC respects that the family of Rosalind Llewellyn entrusted the care of their loved one to us, and that they value the level of service & attention our funeral home provides. We are honored, in turn, to provide comfort, assistance and service to the family of Rosalind Llewellyn during their time of bereavement.
Please leave written condolences now herein on the Memory Wall to express your sorrow, share your memories, and as an expression of sympathy & way to communicate with/offer comfort to the family, that they and others may see, and may be a lasting tribute in her honor, whether you're able to attend or not. Definitely Please SIGN IN on the Memory Wall as a virtual way of signing the register book, especially if choosing to stay safe/not able to sign in person.
You MUST come to the funeral home & cemetery wearing a mask, & wear a mask inside the funeral home/social distance as much as possible at all times. You must use hand sanitizer upon entering our funeral home. If you know you have/are under quarantine because of a coronovirus/COVID-19; are sick/experiencing symptoms of coronovirus/COVID-19; are immuno-compromised and/or have health/other conditions that make your body more susceptible to illness, please do NOT attend any services nor come into our funeral home. Please feel free to bring & use your own pen for signing the family's register book - you are encouraged to please BRING & use your own PEN for signing. Please follow & abide by the rules of our funeral home, and directions of the funeral home staff and/or cemetery personnel at all times. We Thank You in advance for following directions & NYS law, so as to make all go smoothly the day of the services, to eliminate further burden on the family, and to maintain the health & safety of All. Any questions, or if any clarity is needed, please call ahead to the funeral home, and/or speak to us from a safe distance if present.
As a lasting tribute, they family kindly appreciates a contribution may be made in her name/memory/honor to the Nurses House, Inc. (may be done on your own or through the donation tab/link here in website at the bottom of this page), and/or you may choose to plant a tree in her name/memory/honor. If you're sending flowers, they may be delivered either on Wed. March 29th, 2023 by/before 6:00PM to Lee's Funeral Home, or on Thurs. March 30th, 2023 by/before 11:30AM to Lee's Funeral Home, LLC. The Family Thanks You!