There is a beginning and an ending, the passing of Mom. The passing of mom is the end of a dynasty. Born from two loving parents, Edward and Elmira Nelson on December 11, 1924 in Barbados. She was one of ten children, four girls and six boys, Mom is the last to pass. Mom attended a girls’ school in Christ Church and worshiped at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, got married in 1947, to Charles Henry Yaarde.
Some watching who do not know Mom, will not grasp the normal or the abnormality of this segment; it was around Christmastime, one of her sisters did all the baking. Mom would prepare her bread, take this walk down the hill to her sister to bake for her! But this time, was told she had too much to do and cannot help you. With tears in her eyes, disappointed and hurt, Mom claimed that hill determined and decided she was going to try baking for the first time. Mom told me she was surprised at the result, so she took her bread back down the hill to show her sister, and her sister asked, “How did you do this?” (You see, God works in mysterious ways). He knows best. No one knows better than God and in his mysterious way, that famous sweet bread was born.
Mom wasn’t only good at baking. Mom was referred to as all-rounded in the kitchen. You want to talk about baking, that’s Mom. You want to talk about cooking, that’s Mom. You want to talk about desserts, that’s Mom.
What did I tell you, that’s Mom leaving her mark in Barbados with her sweet bread. Mom came to boston in 1969 to pick up where she left off in the kitchen. That sweet bread became more popular in Boston than Barbados. Crossing state lines, Mom worked at the Hebrew Center as a Nurse’s Assistant until retiring. Mom attended Beulah Pilgrim Holiness Church in Boston until she was unable to attend. Mom had two girls, three boys in order: Jessica, Alison, Coraline, Granville and Wingrove. As I was thinking, Mom sent the girls off ahead of her, leaving the boys behind with no sense of direction!
Mom is survived by eleven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and one great great along with the Nelson family, the King family, the Nilier family, (a family within the family). Those who wanted to be here but because of COVID-19, this family wants to thank you from the bottom of our hearts, to the bottom of your hearts.
Mom’s doctor retired September 30, 2020. Mom died October 3, 2020, two months before her birth month. Mom passed quietly and peacefully.
The Yarde family wants to thank each and every one for your praised kind words of upliftment and encouragement.
Special thank you to her first family, referring to the church. Special thanks to her nurse. The Yarde family just wants to thank all of you for being that pillow.
Mom, you can peacefully rest.
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