Sahiroon Cross, God's precious daughter, left this earth on Sunday August 16, 2020. She was a loving and nurturing mother and grandmother, a loyal wife, caring sister, and best friend to many throughout her 88. years of beautiful life. She was fondly called Chinky Mammy by her loved ones, a moniker that she proudly answered to. Chinky Mammy was born in Trinidad in 1932 then migrated to St. Croix in 1967 with her brothers and sisters to make a better life for her family. Chinky Mammy was very hard-working and such a wise woman that nothing could get past her. She lived a full, happy life despite many tribulations, and always maintained a positive demeanor. She overcame significant trials and loss, making her stronger. She learned from her experiences, and carefully passed them down to her children. Chinky Mammy loved to talk for hours and was a great listener. She delighted in giving advice to others and always helped in any way she could. She was a generous, kind-hearted woman who always made sure everyone was taken care of and comfortable.
Chinky Mammy had a green thumb and loved to watch her growing garden flourish. She relished in cooking fresh food and would never let anyone leave her home without a full belly. Even if you weren’t hungry, no one ever turned down a plate from Chinks! She maintained a tidy, well decorated house where she proudly displayed her beloved family pictures on the wall. Throughout her life, Chinky Mammy enjoyed traveling and experiencing different cultures and traditions. Surprisingly to many, she was a huge wrestling and basketball fan. She rooted for the San Antonio Spurs as Tim Duncan is a fellow St. Croix islander. She attended a wrestling match at Madison Square Garden, and never missed a wrestling match on live t.v. She would enthusiastically yell at the television when it began. Her tiny frame coupled with her booming voice was entertainment in itself!
Chinky Mammy was never one to shy away from a good time either. You could always find her laughing and joking with family and friends at any party or gathering. She was a great dancer and loved listening to Indian music. Chinky Mammy was also a devout Christian and would often be found watching the Trinity Broadcasting Network, a religious channel she faithfully subscribed to as a woman of God.
Sahiroon Cross is survived by her children, Raffina Ali, Zorina Hosein, Raffick Hosein, her grandchildren Jennifer Ali-Spilotras, Frank Thomas Molina, Raffick Hosein, Annie Ali, Tiffany Molina, Kelvin Hosein, and six great-grandchildren Dominick Spilotras, Alyssa Ali, Leia Molina, Luke Molina and two others. Sahiroon Cross was preceded in death by her beloved son, Kelvin Hosein, her devoted, loving husband, Thomas Cross, her parents, brothers, and sisters.
Sahiroon Cross never suffered from Covid-19 but she sadly fell victim to this virus as it stripped away her quality of life from her and her family entirely too soon. She will be deeply missed and always remembered. May our angel rest in eternal peace.
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