Elton Valverde Cust

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Our family’s patriarch, Elton Valverde Cust, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 82 on July 19, 2022. Elton, lovingly referred to as Eltos, Tos, Allan, Toro, Cust, Dad, Gramps and Pop-Pop was a loving and giving man who was the glue that held our entire family together. He was a God fearing and loving man who made such a profound impact on all who knew him. His wife, children and grandchildren were the center of his world and all he ever wanted in life was for his family to faithfully serve the Lord, live peacefully and remain close regardless of distance.

Elton was born to the late Marvin and Muriel Cust in Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago on April 14, 1940. He was blessed with a large family to include five siblings, Garveston, Edris, Germaine, Ertwyn and Gwenwyn.

Their home was full of love and laughter. Aside from their immediate family, the Cust clan welcomed countless friends in their home with open arms who quickly became family.

Elton and his family attended the Cathedral where he sang in the choir with his siblings. He attended Tranquility Boys Intermediate School and played football otherwise known as soccer in the United States for Rebels Sports Club and Ball Dribblers.

He met the love of his life, Pamela Fenton when he was 22 years old and she was 17 years old. They married on January 6, 1968 and migrated to United States in 1969. They settled in New York to raise three beautiful children, Allan, Arlene and Alicia with patience, discipline and humility.
Elton was a teacher at Emmanuel High School in Trinidad and Tobago for many years and a college professor at Florida International University in South Florida. He was a soft-spoken person with a selfless nature who loved every member of his family unconditionally. He always listened without judgement and provided guidance to all who needed him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Muriel; his sisters, Edris and Germaine and his brother, Gwenwyn.

Elton is survived by his wife, Pamela; his son, Allan Cust (Michelle); and daughters, Arlene Bran (Rene) and Alicia Barr (Martin). He was the proud grandfather to seven beautiful grandchildren, Ariana Williams, Aaron Cust, Alyssa Bran, Aliyah Bran, Christopher Bran, Zahrah Barr and Zachary Barr.


Visitation: July 29, 2022 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Service: July 30, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. CandleImageSending our deepest condolences to the Cust Family during this time. We love you and we are praying for you.

    -The Hill Family

  2. Our deepest sympathy to the family at this time of their loss. Elton was a kind and quiet man who lived a quiet and peaceful life near his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

  3. CandleImageSending you love and blessings. What a great man he was and such a wonderful legacy and beautiful family he created.
    Love you all,
    Kim and Allan Mobley

  4. CandleImageExtending our sincere sympathies and blessings to the entire family of the Cust Family. We are
    deeply sorrowful for the loss you have to bear. May God bless you all.

  5. CandleImage????Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Cust family. Bebie and I pray that God will give you all the strength you need and lesson the pain your heart have sustained. Elton was a great man, may he sleep in eternal peace.

  6. RIP Uncle, you missed your mother, brother, and sisters so much that you left to be with them. We miss you tremendously, and we love you very much.

  7. CandleImageIsaiah 41: ” So do not fear, for I am with you; I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

    My dear friend Alicia and family, we send
    our love and support. We continually pray your strength and peace as you continue life’s journey. “Remember Sis…HE LIVES ON in everyone who knew him therefore his legacy is ETERNAL!????????????????????????
    ~The Nance Family

  8. I miss my dad so much. Thank you all for your beautiful messages of prayers and condolences. We appreciate the support and love.
    From my mom, Pamela, and our family. Thank you.

    Alicia Barr (Cookie)

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