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Marie Virginia Noncent

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The Lord's Angel Watches Over Us FIRST LADY Marie Virginia Noncent Sunrise March 18, 1940 Sunset August 5, 2010
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Photograph of woman in white formal clothes with hat, above and below are white text, all on blue patterned background.

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A bereavement button celebrating the life of Marie Virginia Noncent (1940-2010). She was a wife of a bishop and a member of the First Haitian Church of God in Trenton, New Jersey. 

Queen Victoria wore a bereavement button of carved black jet in honor of her deceased husband King Albert. This created a trend throughout the British Empire. 

Today bereavement buttons are typically pin back buttons with a photo of the deceased, his or her birth date and death date, and sometimes a phrase indicating that he or she is now at peace. 


Admin. (2010, August 12). View Marie NONCENT's Obituary and express your condolences. Retrieved August 27, 2020, from

Stewart, J. (2012, June 14). The Button: A Visual History of the World's Sexiest Fastening. Retrieved from

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