Photograph of woman in white formal clothes with hat, above and below are white text, all on blue patterned background.
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 https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/marie-noncent-obituary?pid=144635780
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