February 12, 1944 - May 10, 2022
Eleanor Thelma Francis was called home to glory on May 10, 2022, in Orlando Florida, after a lengthy, courageous and valiant battle with terminal cancer. Eleanor or "Ellie" as she was affectionately called by family and friends, was born the daughter of a beautiful praying woman and hardworking Carib by the name of Clarence and Linda Huggins. She was born and lived with her family in the village of Barrouallie, a fisherman's haven on the beautiful alluring island of St. Vincent and The Grenadines located and resting in the Lesser Antilles, in the Eastern Caribbean Sea. Eleanor was one of nine children, the youngest girl and second youngest of the Huggins children. Eleanor grew up, encompassed by humble beginnings but her family was rich in spirit, The Spirit of God. It was the seeds of faith planted and embedded in Eleanor from her mother as a child that would be the cornerstone and moral compass for the fabric of the person she would grow to become. In the spirit of progress and upward mobility, Eleanor like many of her family and others from those same humble beginnings, who envisioned and were in search for a better life, migrated to the United States of America, the land of possibility and plight, where dreams can come true and hope can be fully realized. In 1961, at the young age of 17 Eleanor moved to Brooklyn, New York, where she lived and resided on Chauncey Street, with her late grandmother Dororthy Eugene Trumpet, who was the first family member to touch the shores of America at Ellis Island in 1923. She later attended Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn, New York, where she completed her high school education that began in her hometown at the Intermediate Secondary School in St. Vincent and The Grenadines. She was an exemplary student, with an incredible work ethic, that afforded her various awards and certificates of accomplishment from Clara Barton High School. It was that same diligent and meticulous work ethic that she later brought with her to corporate America and accompanied her through the doors of JP Morgan, where she gave close to 30 years of service, to one of the world's oldest, largest and most preeminent financial institutions around today. Eleanor also embodied the ideal of hardwork from her parents, as she worked part time at Key Food and the A&P grocery stores on the weekends. It was Eleanor's proficiency and accuracy with numbers and financial integrity that enabled her to capture the American dream of homeownership here in the United States but also in the Caribbean. It was only after approximately 30 years of service at JP Morgan that Eleanor retired. She later moved to Orlando, Florida where she retired on two more occasions from grocery chain giants Albertsons and Publix. Like many, Eleanor's book of life had a love story of its own, which began through a family member, who introduced her to a handsome, intelligent, charming man by the name of Horatio Rennie, who was from Trinidad & Tobago originally before finding his way to Brooklyn, New York as well. From this introduction it led to marriage and the birth of Eleanor's only child, her son Kevin Horatio Rennie. Ellie was easily the life of the party at family social events or in communal gatherings. Family reunions, gatherings or events won't be the same without her beautiful spirit, smile, infectious laughter and her own brand of humor that was revered by all whom she encountered. She was a family oriented, purpose driven woman of God, who loved her family immensely and never wavered in doing so. There aren't enough words that could suffice that would describe her powerful impact on those she loved. Ellie was infamous for giving people, especially loved ones nicknames, which would have you besides yourself in laughter, that stand the test of time today. A true comedian in her own right but also a couch political pundit, with a feverish love for politics and its discussions whether with her brothers or sisters in the morning over tea and toast or with others, she enjoyed this type of dialogue. As an unpaid political correspondent of MSNBC, CNN and Fox, she will forever be remembered for always saying and I quote " Let Me Put My Spin On It!" . She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, godmother, mother, mother in law, grandmother and great grandmother who will always and forever be missed. Eleanor was deceased by her father Clarence Huggings, mother Linda Huggins, brother Walker Huggins, sister Louise Gittens and her grandmother Dorothy Trumpet, great aunt Cleave Trumpet, as well as other nieces, nephews and in-laws. May they all Rest In Peace in the glory of God! Eleanor Thelma Francis is survived by her six siblings, Doris Bonadie, Jean Mason, Patsy Quow, Winston Huggins, Robert Huggins and Byron Huggins. Eleanor is also survived by her only child, her son Kevin Rennie, her daughter in law Selena Rennie, her grandchildren, Adia Rennie, Niara Carnes and her husband Travian Carnes, Kamilah Rennie, Malachi Rennie and Khari Rennie, as well as her great grandchildren, Ivy Lyndsey and Avianna Rennie.
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