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Name:  " Enid Beatrice Plummer Irving "
D.O.B:  05/12/1928
D.O.D  06/24/2021
Country From:  Jamaica
State / Parish:  
District  Westmore
Place of Death  Queens New York
Service Date
07/07/2021 @ 9:00am

Details:

Viewing of deceased 9-10am at:
David Williams Funeral Home
108-20 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, NY, 11435.

Service starts 10:00am.

Special Info   Enid Beatrice Plummer lovingly and better known as “Aunty” or “Aunt Pearl” was born on May 12, 1928, to Benjamin and Betsy Reid Plummer. Aunty is one of seven children born to Benjamin and Betsy Reid Plummer. Aunty’s siblings were Lanzert, Leanna, Rita, Alfred Sr., Lloyd and Selvin. Aunty attended the Bethel Town All Age school and from an early age she demonstrated strength, determination, and courage. Aunty was not a push-over. As a child she often played with not only the girls but also the boys. She climbed trees and never backed down or lost a fight. Aunty always spoke what was on her mind; she was firm, but she was always loving. Aunty gave her life to the Lord at an early age and was baptized at Tampouli pond in Bethel Town, Westmoreland Jamaica. She was a member of the Bethel Town Baptist Church and sang in the church’s choir. Aunty loved the Lord and often shared God’s love with others. She always encouraged and shared nuggets of wisdom. I recall on one occasion, while sitting and talking with Aunty, I told her how mad I was at a supervisor, and how I wish God would do him how he did me. I remember Aunty told me, “Never pray bad for your enemies. Always pray good. Leave it in God’s hands and he will work it out.” And worked it out, God did. Aunty loved music. She sang with the church’s choir from the age of 16 years old until her health failed her a few years ago. I can recall many times, as a young child hearing aunty sing and play her organ in her living room. One of Aunty’s favorite bible verses was 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV), “…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” As a young woman, Aunty worked as a record checker for the Tiger Transport bus company in Jamaica, West Indies. She traveled the bus routes from Montego Bay to Kingston and vice versa. Aunty migrated to the United States in July of 1954. She studied dress designing and worked as an assistant dress designer. She sewed for celebrities and her workmanship was admired by many. There were many nights Aunty stayed up late into the wee hours of the morning and all you could hear was the machine whirring. Because she took pride in her work and made sure her work was done to perfection. Aunty was a devoted daughter who took very good care of her parents; she made sure her parents lacked nothing while they were alive. She also cared for the rest of the family and was one of the firsts to migrate to the U.S. A. Aunty often traveled back and forth from the United States to Jamaica, bringing gifts and goods for family. She paved the way for her two brothers Lloyd and Alfred Sr. to also come to America with their families to better their lives. Aunty enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking. Aunty was a good cook and loved cooking for family and friends. Aunty never lost her taste for a good home cooked meal; even when she was bedridden, she was quick to critique and was witty. Aunty is best remembered as a God-fearing, family oriented and disciplined woman. In December of 1958 Aunty married Isaiah Irving, better known as “Uncle Ike”. Uncle Ike was her best friend and the love of her life. They shared the same Christian faith. They loved to pray, read and study the bible together. Together they raised their only son, Barry whom they loved dearly. Aunty and Uncle were married for 62 years until Uncle passed away earlier this year, January 19th. I always admired there loving and respectful relationship. Their relationship was founded on their Christian faith and values. I often remember their jester at each other and how it made me laugh. Aunty would often say, Enid, “your uncle is not the best but, he’s better than the rest!” Uncle would quickly retaliate and say something along the lines of, “I am the best and you’re lucky to have me!”. Uncle was right, Aunty was indeed lucky to have him; they were a match made perfectly for each other. Aunty passed away silently and peacefully at her home the evening of Thursday, June 24th , 2021, at about 8:15pm while in the company of her loving brother, her nieces, and nephews. Aunty is survived by her son, Barry, three grandchildren Kiana, Darrell and Tasha, siblings Lloyd and Selvin and a host of several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and friends. Death is final and it often pains us. But I believe there is a special comfort, wisdom, and knowledge that one receives from being in the company of their elders. I can say with assurance that we, the family and friends gathered here and abroad are honored and blessed to have been given the opportunity to sit with Aunty, laugh with her, talk/share stories and pray with her and just enjoy her company. Aunty you were very much loved and appreciated. I take comfort in knowing you knew and loved the Lord, so I know this is not the end; we will meet again. You knew God’s word and lived it by example. As the matriarch of this family, you leave us with not only many fond memories but, also lessons which we will continue to implement and share in our lives. Until we meet again, sleep in perfect peace. Love you always

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my deepest sympathies to all the family. nothing can replace a life taken, and a life well lived can never be forgotten. may god bring beautiful memories to soothe your heart and allow you to give him praise!
MARCIA B ARMSTEAD
PEYTON [7/7/2021]
 

mrs. and mr. irving have been in our lives for decades! we will miss knowing that they were there for us and appreciated their love! happily, those two are back together for an eternity! we love you! gary smith. cheryl and vincent rivera
CHERYL SMITH RIVERA
BRONX, NY [7/4/2021]

 
   

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