Una Merkel Grierson was born on Janu ary 21, 1935 in the parish of Westmoreland, Jamaica in Williamsfield to Alice and Henry Distin. She was the fifth of six children. She is survived by one brother, Leslie, and two sisters, Avi s and Annah; three children, Harold Jr., Cheryl and Howard; seven grandchildren, Shanice, Nichola s, Dimitri, Selena, Dachiniel, Kelsie, Gabrielle; and one great-grandchild Hailey.
Una would say that she knew what it m eant to be poor growing up but had a "beautiful, happy childhood" surrounded by a close knit family. Her mother referred to her as her most affectionate child.
Una relocated to Montego Bay, J amaica at age ninet een. There Una landed her dream job of working in the tourism industry at the prestigious Royal Caribbean Hotel. She enjoyed meet ing people from all around the world. She met many dignita ries, movie stars, The Queen of Engl and and her prince, Ha rold Grierson.
Harold was the love of h er life and they were married for almost 50 years until the Lord called him hom e. Una (Mrs. Grierson, Mommy, Aunt Una, Ms. G. and Ju stice) will be missed by h er family and friends for her class, cheerfulness and kindness. The people of St. James appreciate her for her invaluable service as Justice of the Peace.
Una's motto was: "If there is anything good that I can do for my fellow man, let me do it now for I shall not pa ss this way again. God has been good to me. I have loved and enjoyed a happy life."
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