CELESTINE “TINA” SOLOMON departed this earthly life on Monday, December 8, 2014, at Warren Hills Nursing Center in Warrenton, North Carolina. She was born to the late Claude Solomon and Helen Wilson Solomon on February 9, 1928, in Littleton, North Carolina.
During her early life, she professed her love and faith in Jesus Christ and became a member of the Zion Hill Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina. Her formal education was received in the public school system of Halifax County, North Carolina.
After relocating to New York, she became employed for several years at the A&P facilities in Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York, and was fortunate enough to live the American dream by purchasing her first home. During the 1950’s, she joined the Berean Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York, was a faithful devoted member, and remained active in numerous auxiliaries of the church for many years.
Celestine loved to cook and was best known for her sausage, cabbage and potatoes. Her coconut cake was also a special favorite. She had a style and grace that even the top movie stars could not match, while her strength and wisdom stood the test of time.
Upon retirement, she returned to her hometown of Littleton, North Carolina, to build her dream home. At this time, she also reunited with the Zion Hill Baptist Church where she remained active and was a major fundraiser for the church until her health began to decline. She was also a member of the Eastern Star.
In addition to her parents, Celestine was preceded in death by her brother, George Lee Solomon; her sisters, Odessa Solomon and Vivian Solomon Connelly (Jim); her grandchild, Nyree Solomon; and her daughter-in -law, Georgiana Solomon.
Those remaining to forever treasure the precious memories of her life are her sons, James “Stuart” (Eunice) and Joseph “Bunny” all of Mount Vernon, NY, Claude Ronald (Sonia) of Durham, NC, and Elliott of Littleton, NC; her brother, Norman of Baltimore, MD; her sisters, Ernestine and Addie Solomon of Littleton, NC; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, other extended family members and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at the Zion Hill Baptist Church in Littleton, NC. The Pastor, Rev. Dr. Vernon Bryant, will eulogize, and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Robinson Funeral Home in Littleton, NC, on Saturday, December 13, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 P.M.