It is with great regret to announce the passing of our mother, aunt, grandmother and great- grandmother, Onelia Cecelia Sibilly, better known as Mama. She died January 1, 2019, in Atlanta, Ga.
The first viewing is today from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Turnbull’s Funeral Home. The second viewing and celebration of life is Friday, January 25, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at V.I. Christian Ministries at 105 Bolongo Bay, with the service following at the same facility.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Audrey Roebuck Smith; father, Theophile L Sibilly; stepfather, Raymond Smith; and brothers, Richard Joseph and Angelo Allen.
She is survived by her daughters, Avernel Petersen, Audra Petersen; sons, Albion Petersen Jr. (aka: Tosh), Aubrey Petersen Sr., Albert Petersen, Anthony Petersen Sr. (aka: Fat Kyat); adopted daughters/special nieces, Annique Joseph, Rosalie Revan, Sandra Joseph Smith; aunts, Roselyn Blyden, Clely Sibilly Berry, Carmen Sibilly; uncle, Vanbour Questel; brother, Frank Sibilly; sister, Lorna Sibilly Garafalo; sisters-in-law, Joyce Allen, Laurissa Prince, Giselle Petersen, Helen Petersen, Mabel Petersen, Joyce Hodge, Ethel King, Janet Soto, Winifred Lewis, Antoinette Hendrickson; brothers-in-law, Arold Petersen Sr., Henry Petersen, Gerard Petersen, Clinton Hendrickson; daughters-in-law, Elizabeth Petersen, Ann Marie Petersen, Nickesha Petersen, Nicole George Petersen; adopted sons and nephew-in-law, Antonio “Mickey” Revan, Altermus “Al” Smith; grandchildren, Alayna Petersen, Alana Petersen, Adaija Petersen, Ashana Petersen, Anisha Petersen, Aniah Petersen, Albion Petersen, Amare Petersen, A’Lion Petersen, Ashyla Petersen, Aubrey Petersen Jr., N’Breyah Petersen, N’Kaijah Petersen, N’Cairah Petersen, Tameka Russell, Janijah Stephens, J’Miyah Stephens, Amira Petersen, Anthony Petersen Jr., Ahkiel Petersen; and 11 great-grandchildren.