Honoring Life Legacies
The late Honorable Waple Nedd was forever grateful for the power and
leading of God and the significant contributions many friends and
relatives made at various period of her life. Waple believed these
inputs were the foundation and building blocks that gave her
encouragement in becoming the leader, mentor and model she became and
the legacies she left for future generations. From time to time, Waple
was never afraid to give credit to individuals who served as positive
role models and we also honor their contributions. Waple’s husband,
sons, grand children, relatives and friends are motivated and empowered
to carry on her colorful life-long legacies.
Jesus Christ – Super Mentor
Jesus Christ life-long ministries were Waple’s perfect hero and
super mentor. Waple saw him as the life-giver, sustainer, defender,
protector, healer, food supplier, educator, spiritual leader, financial
advisor, redeemer, savior, promise-keeper and dearest friend. Waple
understood him as the teacher of life-long lessons that are true, loving
and merciful. Waple loved and followed his legacies.
Teacher George – Educator
The Late Teacher George’s influence in Waple’s early childhood
created a compass that served as a guiding light and which became the
foundation for a better way of life and living. As an educator, she
provided spiritual guidance, academic direction, emotional and social
support. To Waple, outside the classroom, the most memorable times were
meeting in Teacher George’s home with other children in the neighborhood
and been taught from the Bible in a very real and practical way.
James Mignon – Civic Leader
The Late James Mignon was the classic combination of spiritual,
civic leadership and mentorship Waple cherished throughout her adult
life. James was always a pillar of strength, guidance and support in her
career decisions and as her key political advisor. Waple admired him for
his knowledge and planning strategies as it related to people’s needs
and community development.
Norris Archibald – Advisor
The late Norris Archibald whom Waple affectionately called “Uncle
Norris” made a contribution that spanned the entire length of her life,
from her birth to her death. His advice went beyond counsel to include
financial support that benefited Waple’s family, friends, church,
community and many others in need. Norris had a big heart and an even
bigger wallet both of which truly influenced Waple to cultivate,
practice and leave the legacy of giving. Waple also learned from Norris
toughness, fairness, kindness and his well-honed presentation skills.
Both of them were like peas in the same pod; their thoughts, decisions,
passions and actions were alike and supplemented their support of each
Dorothy Hopkins – Social leader
Dorothy Hopkins was a key social worker leader and expert in
Grenada. Waple followed her example in reaching out to others and
providing help wherever it was needed, Dorothy’s knowledge, access to
resources, and genuine interest to help families and especially children
was an example Waple constantly relied on to serve needy families
throughout Grenada. Dorothy understood Waple’s desire and passion to be
a trained social worker and she was instrumental in opening the door
that allowed Waple to obtain social work training in Jamaica. Waple
regarded her as a resourceful help long after Dorothy had retired.
Nelson Mandela – Human Rights
Nelson Mandela was a major influence in Waple’s adult life. Waple
admired Nelson for his strong stand, insight, courage and personal
sacrifice that he exhibited for humanity when for decades freedom seem
impossible for either himself and for his people. Nelson life-long
legacy was beyond revenge for those who had imprisoned or tortured him
and his people and who deprived them of their basic human rights,
treating them as lesser citizens. Waple saw Nelson’s stand as
demonstrating Jesus Sermon on the Mount; forgiving, serving, teaching
and loving all people. Waple used Nelson’s powerful example as the
reason to fight for the under-privileged to provide them with physical,
social and economic rights.
Kenneth J. Nedd – Confidante
Kenneth J. Nedd was her day-to-day confidante, supporter, adviser,
helpmate and true friend on all matters for over 51 years of marriage.
Kenneth spent time “measuring twice and cutting once” when it came to
issues such as their relationships, children, families, work, business,
money management, investments, communities and the national interest.
Waple trusted and dearly loved Kenneth and they both had input in the
decisions they made. Once decisions were made, they supported the
decisions no matter the outcomes. They won together and they lost
together. Kenneth has been a powerful role model to his children and
grandfather with a calmness and firm expression of love, humor,
confidence, support and kindness that’s also experienced by friends,
co-workers and families. Everyone knows Kenneth’s leadership by example
and his mentorship by success. Kenneth has been Waple’s life-long legacy
partner and the best loving gift to each other.