Beulah Roach was born on October 7,1931 in Saddlers Village, St. Kitts, West Indies to the late John and Annie Elizabeth Caines. She departed this life on July 9, 2021, at her home in Boston, Massachusetts. Beulah was well-loved by her family, friends, and neighbors.
Beulah married William Roach and emigrated to England in 1956 to join her husband William. Beulah lived in Birmingham, England with William, and her sons Joseph Trodville. In England she trained at Selly Oak Hospital and became a Registered Nurse. She worked at Selly Oak for many years before she and her family emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts to join her sister Jane Caines and other family members. Beulah was employed at the Beth Israel Hospital and then with the City of Boston Mattapan Chronic Hospital, where she worked until her retirement.
Beulah was a long-time active member of the St. Stephen’s Episcopal church in the South End of Boston where she continued to do God’s work through prayers, songs, and thanksgiving; she loved to sing and read the Bible. One of her favorite chapters is Psalm 111: I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. She loved the Lord and encouraged family and friends to follow him and always be kind to others. Beulah was very much loved by all, and family and friends were able to honor her four-and-one-half years ago at the last family reunion where she met many of the relatives that she had not seen for years and others that she had a special relationship with, such as her three sisters and family that came from England and other states.
Beulah loved visiting her relatives and friends in St. Kitts and traveling within the United States and Canada for weekend or day trips. Visiting the Hershey Factory in Pennsylvania and Niagara Falls were two of her favorite trips that she spoke of often.
Beulah always had a kind word and encouraged others to do the same. She loved encouraging the younger family member to further their education and to save for a home. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.
Beulah’s final testament to her family was five days before she died, where she thanked God for his blessings, grace, and mercies. She thanked family members who could not be with her, yet felt their presence, love, and prayers. She also thanked her husband William who supported and cared for her during her long illness, and all those who had gathered around her bedside by hugging them and telling them of her love. She clapped and sang songs and prayed for the family, friends and all others who were sick or in need. She thanked God for his goodness to her and testified how much she loved him; and even in her illness her faith in God never wavered. She will be greatly missed by family, friends and all who knew and loved her.
She is preceded in death by her parents John and Elizabeth Caines, stepmother Sarah Thomas, son Trodville Roach, sister Jane West, and brothers John, Daniel, Royden, James, Benjamin, and Edgar.
She leaves to mourn, her husband William Roach, son Joseph Roach and daughter-in-law Song Roach, grandchildren: Ursula Roach and Sergio Roach, sisters: Hildah (Albert) Johnson, Phoebelyn Reid, and Kathrina Caiby, great grandchildren: Mene, Steven, Jeremiah, Justin, Marcus, Kaddafi and Daisy, great-great grandchildren; Miyahni, Caiyron, and Menuli, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
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