Topic: FAREWELL BENITA
Time: Feb 19, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Benita Caridad Celestin, daughter of Philogene and Immaculate Celestin, was born August, 2nd, 1930 in Santiago de Cuba. She passed on February 3rd, 2021 at Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital at the age of 90.
Benita was the last of eight siblings. At the young age of 18 years old, she married Fernand Medina and gave birth to her only child, Jacqueline Thomas Medina. In the 1960, Benita migrated to the United States and lived in Miami, Florida. She worked as a Hotel Manager at the Carriage House for 15 years before moving to New York to live with her daughter.
Benita enjoyed social gatherings, dancing and going to the casino. She was a social butterfly and always the center of attention when she step out as the diva she was.
As Benita got older, she grew a deeper love for church. On her free time, she always watched the TBN channel while eating her favorite food, KFC.
She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Medina Vastey, grandchildren Ashley Joel Vastey, Fabienne Lynn Vastey and Cadijah Annabelle Vastey, her great grandchildren Valencia Ashley Vastey, Marissa Gabrielle Vastey, and Willow Odette Gedin, and lots of family and friends.
Although we are sadden as a result of grandma being called home, we are happy that she lived a long and happy life and spent her last few years enjoying her family. May she Rest In Peace. ❤️