Winniefred Cornelita Gilling was born on August 1, 1919 in Mandeville, Jamaica, West Indies. As a child she lived with her grandparents George and Frances Marshall.
In 1952 Winniefred immigrated to the United States and joined her father Rufus C. Gilling in New York City. She took various jobs and retired from NATIONAL CLEANING COMPANY in 1991 after twenty-two years of employment. She is survived by her children: Beatrice, Linda and Rabdu; grandsons: Shanean Gilling and Jason Raynor; nephews, nieces and many cousins. As a result of her kindheartedness and love for children, in 1989 she adopted Linda and Rabdu Gilling.
One of her favorite sayings was “Why should I frown and have wrinkles when I can smile and have dimples”. An example of her positive attitude and zeal for life. She will be missed by family and friends in England, the United States and Jamaica.