Daphney Agatha Tucker was born in Johns Hall located in the parish of St. James, Jamaica, WI to George and Catherine Armstrong on October 12th, 1935. She transitioned into eternity to be with the Lord on Monday, November 1st 2020, at the age of 85 after battling numerous health challenges with courage and grace. She resided in New Rochelle, NY and passed at Montefiore Hospital in Bronx, NY.
In 1953 Daphney left Jamaica, WI and headed to Somerset, England at the age of 18 to pursue a career in Nursing. There she became a State Registered Nurse and State Midwife. While in Somerset, an opportunity to broaden her knowledge and training became available in Hamilton, Canada. She secured the position upon completion of the required training and testing in Pediatrics. Approximately 4 years later she immigrated to the United States in the city of New York landing a position at Roosevelt Hospital after completing the required training and testing in Psychiatry and General Nursing. By 1964 she met the love of her life, Mr. D. George Tucker. They were united in holy matrimony on June 5th, 1965. Continuing her education, Daphney proceeded to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from C.W. Post in Long Island, NY; and subsequently earned her Master of Arts in Nursing Education from Columbia University. She then went on to work at Lutheran Hospital and completed her career in 2000 as a Director of Nursing at Coney Island Hospital – with both hospitals located in Brooklyn, NY.
Since her youth, Daphney dedicated her life to the Lord and committed herself to studying God’s Word. Her Christian beliefs governed her life; and the way she lived served as a source of encouragement to everyone she engaged with – family and friends alike. She was devoted to her family and valued her friendships; developing many life-long relationships along the way. She supported George in all his endeavors, most importantly his endeavor to become an entrepreneur twice as a professional photographer. She raised her children to seek a relationship with God and to pursue higher education as a means for self-improvement and opportunity.
Daphney loved traveling with her soul mate George. Together they visited many states throughout the US. During George’s membership with the International Christian Photographers, they traveled to Colorado annually to attend the Christian Photographers conference. Equally, they visited many countries. Some of their adventures landed them in Argentina, Japan, Poland, Spain, and South Africa just to name a few.
Throughout her life, she demonstrated the importance of faith, family, and friends, and leaves behind a legacy of giving, compassion, and love.
She is survived by her children: daughter Arlene Dembo and Husband Keith; and son Dale Tucker. Siblings: Sylvia Armstrong and Beryl Samuels. 3 grandchildren: Tiarra, Brianna, and Krystal; and Nephews and Nieces: Danny, Paul, Patrick, Michael, Doreen, Ann-Marie, Tricia, and Shawna. She is predeceased by Siblings: Ena Armstrong and Lloyd Armstrong.
We love her, we will miss her, and will keep her alive in our hearts forever.
Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday 9am-11am at Scarsdale Baptist Church. 51 Popham Road, Scarsdale, NY, where a service will be held Tuesday 11am. Interment Kensico Cemetery