Bereavement and Homegoing

If you have recently lost a loved one, we want to extend our CARE and celebrate their life with you! Email any details you may have to Dr. Jesse L. Wood here ( Find out more about our Bereavement Ministry Here. Details regarding funeral procedures are here. Please submit information about your departed on the Bereavement Notification Form here. Shortly after this information has been received, it will appear on this page and you will be able to add your notes of love and more.

Florence Jane Haughton

05/13/1942 – 03/20/2023


Obituary For Florence Jane Haughton

Greetings Metropolitan Family,

Please continue to lift Dr. Judith Williams, her husband Rayon, their daughter Arianna, and their family in your prayers in the passing of her mother, Mrs. Florence J. Haughton. The final arrangements are below.

Final arrangements for Mrs. Florence J. Haughton:

Monday, April 3, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Freedom Hall Church of God
629 Albany Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Phone: (718) 953-5390

Monday, April 3, 2023
10:30 a.m.
Freedom Hall Church of God
629 Albany Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Phone: (718) 953-5390

Monday, April 3, 2023
1:30 p.m.
Canarsie Cemetery
1370 Remsen Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11236

Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book.

Florence Jane Haughton, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many, transitioned from this earthly life on March 20, 2023.

Florence was the last of ten children born to Edwin and Amanda Smith on May 13, 1942 in Bellas Gate, St. Catherine, Jamaica West Indies. She attended Grade school and completed her basic education in her hometown of Bellas Gate. In 1965, she went on to complete her certification studies at Jamaica Commercial Institute for Cashiering and Retailing in St. Andrews, Jamaica.

Read more:–J-Haughton-?obId=27577659


3 Apr


09:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Freedom Hall Church of God 629 Albany Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213 Get Directions »
3 Apr

Funeral Service

10:30 AM

Freedom Hall Church of God 629 Albany Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213 Get Directions »
3 Apr


01:30 PM

Canarsie Cemetery 1370 Remsen Ave Brooklyn, NY 11236 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

Photos & Video

Harmony™ Funeral Home posted a video. Click the Play button to start.

Add New Photos & Video


  • 04/11/2023

    Auntie Naun, it pains my heart to see you go! I could never ask God for a better aunt. Your love, laughter, encouraging words always inspired me. Your sweet cooking still leaves a taste in my mouth. I mean every single dish you made was excellent. Even when you were upset, you made me laugh, especially when Judith was running late to pick you up for church and you would say “I am aggravated”. I encourage myself with the fact that God gave you an assignment here on earth and you completed it and God took you home to be with Him. Rest in peace my sweet Auntie until we meet again when we can catch up from where we left off. You will never be forgotten. Mass Junior, Janice and Judith, grandchildren, please take comfort in the assurance that she is resting in the arms of her savior. I pray that God will comfort and give you peace. In loving memory

    Yvonne Scott-Quashie (niece)

    Yvonne Quashie – March 28, 2023

  • 04/11/2023

    I have had the pleasure and honor of knowing this wonderful child of God for over 55 years. I will remember Florence as a gentle and humble human being. She was a wonderful caring and attentive mother and wife. She always have a attractive smile. She brightens your day when you are in her presence. She loves the Lord and was such a blessing to all. I will miss her dearly.

    Norvle Clarke – March 29, 2023

  • 04/11/2023

    Dear Mother Florence, you lived a life of faith in Christ Jesus. You nurtured your children, grandchildren and great gran in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. You held on to His unfailing hands to the end. Your Legacy of trust and faith in Christ Jesus lives on. Thank you for coming to sow seeds of righteousness evident in your children, and their seeds.
    May your soul rest in perfect peace.
    The memories of the righteous is blessed. Amen Proverbs 10:7
    Mrs. Oluseun Holmes & family.

    Oluseun Holmes – March 29, 2023

  • 04/11/2023

    Our deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved mother.

    Davis Polk & Wardwell – March 29, 2023

    Lily and Rose Tribute SprayLily and Rose Tribute Spray was purchased for the family of Florence J Haughton by Davis Polk & Wardwell

  • 04/11/2023

    Antonette McPherson posted a picture.

    A picture of Florence J Haughton and family

    Antonette McPherson – March 29, 2023

  • 04/11/2023

    Our deepest, most heartfelt condolences are with you and your family.

    Richard Cohen and Family – March 30, 2023

    Sweet Sincerity Flower ArrangementSweet Sincerity was purchased for the family of Florence J Haughton by Richard Cohen and Family.

  • 04/11/2023

    My loving Auntie Naun you will be missed but your memory and legacy will live on.
    Yvette Small

    Yvette Small – March 30, 2023

    A picture of Florence J Haughton holding a purse

  • 04/11/2023

    Florence was an integral part of my family for 18 years. She took wonderful care of my children, Robert and Michael as well as my husband, George, and I. She had a wonderful disposition and was warm, loving and caring. Florence will always be remembered by all the Rosenbergs. May she rest in peace.

    Nanette Rosenberg – March 30, 2023

  • 04/11/2023

    What a beautiful tribute. Sending my condolences and prayers to the family. Melanie Ellis

    Melanie C Ellis – April 3, 2023

  • 04/11/2023

    This is a wonderful tribute to the beloved Mother Haughton, her family, and our diligent leader and principal, Dr. Williams. My prayers for comfort, strength, and unity continue for the entire family. Scripturally speaking, my prayer for you, Dr. Williams, is that you will be refreshed, as you have refreshed others. (Prov.11:25 NLT)

    Derek Johnson – April 2, 2023

  • 04/11/2023

    A few years ago I visited New York and spent some time at her home. She welcomed me as though I was a family member. She was warm, humble and really nice to talk to. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. Esther

    Esther Parris-Lewis lit a candle in memory of Florence J Haughton

    Esther Parris-Lewis – March 30, 2023

  • 04/11/2023

    We are thinking of you during this difficult time of this earthly life. May peace and blessing reign down on you and the family.

    Marlowe & MacKenzie – March 31, 2023

    A picture of a treeA memorial tree was planted in memory of Florence J Haughton.

  • 04/11/2023

    Tribute from Bladensburg Elementary School-Bladensburg, Maryland USA

    To the Family of the Late Florence Jane Haughton:
    Our school community mourns the loss of the passing of the mother of our dear school principal, Dr. Judith Haughton Williams. We encourage the members of the immediate and extended families to grieve with hope knowing that your mother, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother lived a full life! This life was full because of the selflessness of Mrs. Florence J. Haughton-who impacted scores of people from her hometown (Jamaica, W.I.) to her home (in NY) for the past 45 years! Throughout the past 14 years that her daughter has served as principal of Bladensburg Elementary School, we have been privileged to meet and interact with Mrs. Haughton on her visits to Maryland. We feel directly impacted by her love, discipline, and dedication to excellence by the fruits of Dr. Williams’ service and labor at our school!

    We trust that the coming days, weeks, months, and years may strengthen your faith and family bonds so that the values and traditions Mrs. Florence held dear and established may continue. It is in so doing that you would truly be honoring her legacy. As her favorite flowering plant was the rose, be reminded that she is now free from the thorns of this life and has overcome disappointment, pain, and suffering. She is now blooming and at peace with her maker and redeemer in a land “where the roses never fade.” On behalf of the administration, students, faculty, staff, parents, and school partners, please accept our sincerest condolences.
    “There’s a song in every silence, seeking word and melody;
    There’s a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me.
    From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery,
    Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.”
    -Natalie A. Sleeth

    Jamon E. Liburd and Ericka Battle
    Assistant Principals

    Bladensburg Elementary School – March 31, 2023

  • 04/11/2023

    I am praying for you to find healing through the Lord’s love. Take comfort in knowing that He is always by your side. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you through your loss. May God continue to watch over you and comfort you.

    Marilynn Saoifanua lit a candle in memory of Florence J Haughton

    Marilynn Saoifanua – March 31, 2023

  • 04/11/2023

    Auntie dearest…. another sad day in our lives…. I know you are just sleeping. You will be forever in our minds.

    Auville, Mike and Judith Grant – April 1, 2023

    Sweetest Sunrise BouquetSweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of Florence J Haughton by Auville, Mike and Judith Grant.

  • 04/11/2023

    The memory I have of her was her sense of humor, her kindness, her love for everyone. The first time her met her was when she was taking care of my grandson when he was born. I was drawn to her immediately. She is safe in the arms of Jesus, safe on his gentle breast. Rest in peace ☮️ and rise in glory 🙏🏾☮️

    Esther Macauley – April 1, 2023

  • 04/11/2023

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love, Neil and Ann Vicks – April 1, 2023

    Peaceful White Lilies BasketPeaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Florence J Haughton by Love, Neil and Ann Vicks.

  • 04/11/2023

    A 🌹 still bloom on the other side. In loving memory. Amy neice

    Amy Wilson – April 1, 2023

  • 04/11/2023

    My beloved Aunt/Mother, The world stood still on March 20, 2023, and the feeling of numbness, emptiness, confusion ensued momentarily when I heard the sad news of your passing. This was repeat of the sting I felt only just 3yrs ago when my mom (your sister) died. The pain in terms of intensity was incomparable realizing that now I am a true orphan. I rebuked the words death on March 10th 8:30pm when you told me in you sick bed laying in the hospital that you only waiting on God’s time. With your kind heart asking me to thank everyone that was taking care of you. My wish was that you lived to see 100yrs but realized that God has the final say and no age is covenant so I bow to God’s time. As a mother/aunt you were exceptionally caring, submissive as a wife, dependable as a sister and true friend. Your positivity impacted the life of so many with your loving peaceful and generous deposition. Rest in Peace aunty Naun, Aunt Flo, Jane, Florence and last wash Belly. I will always miss you and your phone calls everyday.

    Gabriela McCalla (niece)

    Gabriela McCalla – April 2, 2023

  • 04/11/2023

    Rest in peace!

    Adrian Parkes – April 2, 2023

  • 04/11/2023

    My sincere sympathy during this difficult season of your lives. May God bless and comfort the family.

    Marie Blidi (Bladensburg Elementary School) – April 3, 2023

    A picture of a treeA memorial tree was planted in memory of Florence J Haughton.

  • 04/11/2023

    My beloved auntie Naun was a kind, beautiful, vivacious, loving, spirit-filled woman. She loved her family and delighted in children. I was so blessed to have Aunt Naun, Uncle Junior, Janice and Judith living nearby my family in Brooklyn when we emigrated to the United States from Jamaica when I was just 10 years old. New York can be a cold and unfriendly place. I thank God for my loving family during that time. Auntie nauns house was one of my favorite places to visit while I was growing up in Brooklyn. Her home was always warm and inviting. She would always greet me and my sister with a warm embrace. Janice and Judith were role models for my sister and I growing up. My family went to church with auntie Naun and her family at times as well. I was especially blessed to have Auntie Nauns help after I had my first son, Sean. As a working mother, the thought of returning to work and leaving your child in the hands of strangers can be daunting. I was living in Queens and worked in Brooklyn, trying to figure out how to make this work out. I was so blessed to have auntie Naun’s help. She stepped in to care for my precious first born son and I knew that he was in great hands with her. She took such wonderful, loving care of him. She had a way with children. She was a nurturer. I am so grateful to her for the care that she gave to him as a baby. My family moved out of New York but whenever I saw auntie Naun at family gatherings she always asked me about Sean. I would keep her updated on his development at those times. When I learned of her illness recently, I was able to speak with her in the hospital. She was so excited to hear about Sean who is now 18 years old and getting ready to graduate from High school. I shared his graduation photos with her and photos of the rest of my family for her to enjoy. I did not know that that would be the last time that I would speak to her. I thank God that I had the chance to share that with her before she passed away. She was an incredibly significant matriarch in this family. She has made her transition but she will never be forgotten. She was a faithful servant of the Lord. She meant so much to so many.

    A Place Called Heaven
    I have a place that waits for me
    A place I love, called Calvary
    Where angels sing and rejoice all day
    And children laugh, run and play.

    Here the Master holds my hand
    As we walk through Heavens land.
    This is the place Ive dreamed of for so long
    So beautiful, so heavenly like the angels song.

    Rest in heaven my beloved aunt Naun.

    Camille McDonald-Toussaint – April 3, 2023

  • 04/11/2023

    Auntie Naun, I will never stop loving you and will miss you tremendously. God chose to bring you home and though we are sad, we know that you are resting in paradise with Him, and Auntie B, and my beloved mother. Rest, rest, rest. We love you forever. Thank you for everything that you did for me, my friends, and all of us; for pouring into us and for the love and laughter you left with us. God bless your precious soul Queen Florence. RIP.

    Gail – April 3, 2023

  • 04/11/2023

    To my dear Uncle, dearest cousins and your families, As you all embrace the homegoing of your precious wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, take comfort in Gods grace knowing that she is good. You all have blessed my beloved aunt with joy, pride and much laughter. There was not a time when we spoke that she was not extolling her love for you all and praying that you all were alright. Oh how much she looked forward to her precious time with Roman. I do believe that if she could have gone to school with you Roman, that she would. Like so many of your other family members, I wanted her here forever. Auntie would not have succumbed had she not had faith in knowing that God will watch over you all and protect you throughout next phase of life. She felt it was okay to let go for now. She is now resting in Gods hands healed and pain free. She is singing and rejoicing as much in heaven as she had done here with us all. I can extoll my condolences over and over but it would not erase or remove the pain and loss that you are feeling now. Take comfort that with each passing day, you get stronger and become more determined to hold your head up and face each new day that you are blessed to see, knowing that Florence Jane Haughton was and will forever remain a strong force, that expects nothing but the best from you all. Make her as proud. Warm embraces, Doren

    Yasmine M – April 4, 2023

Add a Candle

Click a candle below to add a candle to your message.