May 9, 1926 - December 12, 2020
Zoom only Memorial Service REMEMBRANCE Adella E. Service (Nee Edwards) May 9, 1926 – December 12, 2020 “As is a tale, so is life, Not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters” “Love lives on, those we love remain with us for love itself lives on and cherished memories never fade because a loved one is gone” Adella Euphemia Service (nee Edwards), fondly known as “Mama”, “Gal Gal” as a child, “Miss Della”, “Aunt Adel”, “Sister Service”, “Grandma” or “Granny” was born in Tyre District, Troy, Trelawny. She was the 4th of 12 children born to Nathaniel Edwards and Beatrice Wilson, the second of his four wives. All her brothers – Joslin, Jaslyn, Delisa, Noel, and Beresford have predeceased her. Her eldest sister, Gwen and Helen (Lin), another sister, also predeceased her. Younger sisters Greta, Daphne, Lucille and Dawn are still alive. Miss Della exemplifies the Proverb 31 woman - she was a faithful and loving wife to her husband Eustace George Service who predeceased her in November 1992. Together, they struggled from humble beginnings, and through hard work and perseverance, invested in the future of their children, bringing them up in fear of the Lord; instilling in them important values of respect, love and integrity. Ena, Ethel, Jean, Philip, Earlene, Celine (who died at age 2), and Laurel, were the love of her life and she provided all with care and motherly love. Sister Service was also a dedicated member of the Jehovah Witnesses faith (Falmouth congregation) and spent many hours in field service spreading the good news, encouraging all her peers, family members and others to serve Jehovah God. “Miss Della” treated people with respect and cared for others that were not her immediate family members. While operating a shop in Granville, Trelawny, she would share “hot bread and butter” from Chins Bakery with the children of the community and would often tell passersby “just take some of the tamarind off the tree” as they would pass her home looking at the large tree in her yard. She was also very supportive of many family members. Her nephews, nieces, grandchildren had stints staying at her home in Granville. After the death of her husband, she travelled back and forth from Jamaica to Florida for a while, but due to increasing age, and health issues, she moved full time to Florida, where she was supported mainly by Jean and other family members, and received frequent visits from her sister Lucille and other family members. During this time, she also received support from a number of home aides who treated her very well. While in Florida, she became an active member of the Lauderhill Jehovah Witness congregation continuing her field work when able. She suffered a stroke in 2016 but battled on for a number of years after always grateful to Jehovah for life and always using any opportunity to preach to family, home aides, and many others. Adella passed peacefully at home on Saturday, December 12, 2020. She will be deeply missed by her 5 children, 11 Grandchildren, great grandchildren, great - great grandchildren, her 4 sisters and a host of nieces, nephews, in laws, and friends. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
Zoom only Memorial Service REMEMBRANCE Adella E. Service (Nee Edwards) May 9, 1926 – December 12, 2020 “As is a tale, so is life, Not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters” “Love lives on, those we... View Obituary & Service Information
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