Collette Maria Reid Marriott was born on December 29, 1962 in Birmingham, England and transcended on February 9th, 2018 in Queens, New York. She is survived by her Grandson, Ryan Rennocks, her two children, Kyle Marriott and Christina Vickers, her two siblings Sharon Reid DeFlorio and Clinton Reid, and her mother, Euginie Reid.
As a child, Collette enjoyed music and learned to play the clarinet. When she and her sisters immigrated to America she enjoyed athletics, participated in school sports and made it all the way to the City Championships. Collette was an exceptionally gifted person who excelled exceedingly well in school and made the national dean’s list for consecutive years.
Collette considered joining the nursing program in the United States Navy and ultimately decided on completing her nursing education at Touro College and the State University Of New York at Downstate Medical Center. She took to nursing like a bee to honey and was able to take the knowledge that she absorbed and implemented as a clinician and later in her career pass it on to others. Her father, Carlton was exceedingly proud of his daughter when she was appointed the Assistant Director of Nursing at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She was passionate about her work at the hospital, and her colleagues were like family to her. All of her teachers and mentors along the way were amazingly proud of her.
Collette was a strong and loving mother, sister, and friend. Collette was dedicated to providing care to the well-being of others. She was a private, quiet soul with who had compassion and enjoyed a good laugh and witty banter. She was also an undercover joker who loved to dance and had a smile that could melt an iceberg. Everyone who knew her respected her for her leadership and strength. Collette dedicated much of her life's energies towards her career and her children.
The joy of the good times and memories shared with Collette will console us when we miss her physical presence. Her spirit joins her father, Carlton Reid, and her sister, Sylvia Reid. May her soul rest in peace.