Funeral services were held June 23 for Anita Octavia Diaz. She passed away at her home in Jersey City on June 15. Anita was born in Spanish Creek, Belize, Central America, to Douglas Sutherland and Luciana Poot. Anita was blessed with two children, Denise Colon and Javier Young. She was a mother and enjoyed eating out, watching movies, and taking care of her dog Sammie. Anita will best be remembered as a loveable, loving, kind, friendly woman. She had a great sense of humor, along with being feisty and outspoken. She was predeceased by her sister Teresita Herrera. Anita leaves to cherish her memory her children, Denise Colon and Javier Young; her parents, Douglas Sutherland and Luciana Poot; her former husband/lifetime partner, Carlos Colon; her brothers Joseph Poot, Orlando Herrera, Berris Rowland and Jose Diaz; her sisters Tamma Myvett, Morna Rowland, and Shirley Donaldson; her best friend Delores Banks; her special friend Catherine Graham; her lawyer and family friend Keith OD Moses; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends. Services arranged by the McLaughlin Funeral Home, Jersey City.

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