Obituary DOUGLAS-KIRKWOOD-Rodlyn, December 28, 1949 to June 24,2010. Born in Trinidad and Tobago to a Grenadian father and a Trinidadian mother, she grew up in New York. She is survived by father Rodney, step mother Olive; husband John; sons Jamel and Yanikk; daughter Lenecia; sisters Jennifer, Maria, Rose Marie, Petronella; brothers Lynrod and Kevin. Rodlyn earned a stellar reputation as an advertising executive in New York and Trinidad and was Creative Director for Christiansen and Belgrave and Corbin Compton Communications, two of the leading advertising and marketing firms in Trinidad. Rodlyn retired as Director of Visual Arts Foundation (School of Visual Arts) and was a published author, performance artist and oral poet.
She was Executive Director of GrenadaAssist Foundation, a non profit she co-founder to lift the quality of life for Grenadians. She loved to garden and enjoyed visiting family and friends.
Celebration of Life New Jersey Thursday July 1, 2010: 2pm-5pm (Pot Luck) 2208 Hunter Street Cinnaminson, New Jersey 08077 (856)303-2303 Celebration of Life New York Friday July 2nd: 2-4pm Riverside Memorial Chapel 180 West 76 Street (@ Amsterdam Ave) New York, New York 10023 (212)362-6600 www.riversidememorialchapel.com
Friday July 2, 2010: 5pm-8pm 408 Convent Ave (between 147 & 148 Street) New York, NY 10031 (917)464-3528 www.sugarhillharleminn.com
She will be missed by all including aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in laws, associates and friends. Her family plans to establish a scholarship in her honour. Details will be posted online at www.rodlyndouglas.com