Sunday, March 28, 2021

Collector Verneida Britton Lived Life Her Way

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Recent photo of Verneida Britton in her living room surrounded by a few of the works she has collected by regional and international artists including her favorite, Aminah Robinson.
Educator, collector, and skydiver, Verneida I. Britton, 82, of Cincinnati, passed away on March 28, 2021, after a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, a private family service will be held at Spring Grove Cemetery on April 10, but it will be streamed live. Additionally, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will hold a private memorial service for docents, with Aminah Robinson's "RagGonNons" as the backdrop, in recognition of her service as a docent. The family requests that memorial gifts be made by purchasing a Freedom Center membership.
"A Day in the Streets of Dakar, Senegal, an Afrikan Pilgrimage: The Extended Family" (1979) by Aminah Robinson. Estate of Verneida I. Britton

Memorial at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Far-right is the massive "RagGonNon" quilts by Aminah Robison, and to the left is a mural by Tom Feelings.
Final resting place in a wooded area in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. The site was personally selected by Verneida about eight years ago.
Verneida with a beach towel created by Kehinde Wiley on the balcony of her apartment overlooking the Ohio River in Cincinnati. 
Verneida with a scarf with Kehinde Wiley's foliage print from his portrait of President Barrack Obama