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Hilda Winsome Myers

28 août 195615 septembre 2021
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Hilda Winsome Myers, age 65, was born on August 28, 1956 to Frank and Linnett Simpson on the island with the lovely beaches, Jamaica, West Indies. She passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Florida.

Hilda attended Brinkley Elementary school and Junction Secondary in St. Elizabeth. Prior to migrating to the United States of America, Hilda affectionately called ‘Winsome’ worked for several years as a Kindergarten teacher at Brinkley Primary school.

Hilda met and fell in love with Sigbert Myers (Ziggy), who was indeed the love of her life! In 1981, Sigbert and Hilda were married, and she moved to New York City, New York. Sigbert made a promise to her mother that he would love and take care of her only daughter. While living in New York, the union produced two beautiful children, Nicholas (who predeceased Hilda) and Jessica, her princess. In 1988, the family relocated to Port Charlotte, Florida. Life in Florida included the addition of her youngest son ‘King Jason!’ The children attended school and the Myers Family became a part of the United Evangelical & Missionary Outreach Church (UEMO). Hilda was a member of the Women’s Ministry holding several offices at different periods (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer). She was also very ardent in the area of helping others.

Hilda had the unique opportunity of living with her mother-in-law and later her mother both of whom she took care of until their passing in August 1994 and September of 2016 respectively. The Myers Family housed three generations (grandparents, parents, and children) in their household. With her family’s support, Hilda pursued a business course at the Charlotte Vo-tech (now known as Charlotte Technical College). Secretarial job training was a requirement; however, Hilda concluded this was not for her. Thereafter (1992), she transferred to the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program which she successfully completed. The CNA program was a pre-requisite for the Licensed Practical Nursing program which she actively pursued but withdrew due to health reasons.

Hilda was a multifaceted mom who wore many hats; she was the coordinator for school projects, soccer mom, surrogate mom, nurse, and unsung philanthropist: • Who ran ‘Little Jewels Daycare’ where all the graduates could steer a blue plastic boat on a lanai and at nap time would fall asleep to their favorite lullaby, “Jesus Loves Me” • The exotic cook which included her famous fried chicken which was the best by any test and Colonel Sanders could not contest • She was the party organizer with frequent trips to the ‘LTM Party Store’ for supplies to celebrate her kids and surrogate kids’ birthday parties. • She was known for her treats at Sunday school and after church; everyone wanted to go to Sister Myers’ house.

Hilda began having health challenges and was later diagnosed with end stage renal disease; this greatly restricted her lifestyle. On her 50th birthday (2006), she received the greatest gift from her first born (Nicholas); the gift of a kidney. Hilda had to downsize her ‘Little Jewels Daycare’ and moved into another phase of her life, changing her trajectory. Being the resilient person that Hilda was, she defied over 90% of the medically expected limitations. Hilda has left a legacy of family, love, kindness, and service. Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” Hilda was practical, lived in the moment, and did not like restrictions placed on her. As the apostle Paul says, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me.

Hilda is survived by her loving family; husband Sigbert (Ziggy) Myers, children Jessica and Jason (Kyle) Myers, adopted son Mark Willis; grandchildren Londin, Avaya, and Ace Myers, Oneika ‘Byanka,’ and Damarco Willis; siblings: Crafton ‘Woolie’, Joel Simpson, Katleen ‘Blossom’ Willis, Staford Hall; niece Tamara (Christopher) Persad; Nephews: Andrae (Netta),Cian Simpson, Milton ‘Trevor’ (Deborah) Smith; brother-in law Lincoln Myers; five sisters-in law: Eda (Keith) Kong, Doris Myers-Hunter, Zena Reid-Smith, Yvonne (Keith) Lyons, and Erdy Myers; grand-nieces; grand-nephews; a host of cousins, family, and friends. Hilda was predeceased by her first-born Nicholas C. C. Myers in 2014.

A funeral service for Hilda will be held Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at United Evangelical Missionary Outreach Church, 4200 Juniper Street, Port Charlotte, FL 33948. Following the funeral service will be a committal service from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 1380 Forrest Nelson Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33952.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.kayspongerpc.com for the Myers family.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    samedi, 2 octobre , 2021

  • Committal Service

    samedi, 2 octobre , 2021

Souvenirs

Hilda Winsome Myers

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Juliet Dujoy

2 octobre , 2021

I would like to express my deepest condolences for the loss of cousin Winsome.

I pray god will give strength the Myers family to get through this difficult and painful time.

Rest in eternal peace my sweet , loving, caring cousin.

Always and forever in our hearts.

Love you always cousin Winsome.

Ilene McPherson

1 octobre , 2021

2 Timothy 4.7_8
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course , I have kept the faith.
Henceforth there is up for me a crown of righteousness , which the Lord the righteous judge shall give me at that day : and not to me only but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Sleep in peace my friend Winsome.
Will forever in my heart.

Betty,
Love to the family.

Dudley Ellis

1 octobre , 2021

Hilda Winsome Myers or Winsome as she was better known, was a friend to everyone in need. It mattered not if she was going through her own difficulties, whatever problems she was facing, took a backseat to yours as long as she could help. She greeted everyone with a pleasant smile or hearty laughs.

Winsome and my late wife Dorothy, lived like two loving sisters although they were cousins. They were both tower of strengths for their families and siblings and I am sad to see that they both died within months of each other.

Winsome's passing will be mourned for many years and I pray that God will give the family strength to overcome their grief. May her soul find rest with God.

Love,
Dudley Ellis

Sydorney Ellis-McKoy

1 octobre , 2021

I would like to express to the Myers and Simpson family my most heart-felt condolences for the loss of Hilda Winsome Myers; I call her cousin Winsome.

Prior to meeting cousin Winsome, I saw her through my mom's eyes. She loved her. She loved her for the strength she would always display, she loved her for her generosity, her kind words, her laughter, her thoughtfulness, her willingness to advise/guide/help, her belief in family. Upon spending time with her, I was able to see these qualities with my own eyes. Cousin Winsome wasn't someone who tried to be, she just was.

I appreciate the impact she has on me, the kindness she showed me, her warm welcome of me, her hospitality and to this day, I still taste and crave her curry chicken pasta salad. I also appreciate the impact she had on my mom and because they were so close, I know my mom had an impact on her. Those two were always talking to each other. For every trip to Jamaica, they had to see each other and time spent was always filled with heavy laughter as they went down memory lane or provoked cousin Joel whenever he was around.

A strong force to be reckoned with, a hard act to follow.

I pray that God will continue to comfort you all.

Love always,
Sydie

Prudence Morgan Hendricks

30 septembre , 2021

My condolences the Myers and Simpson families I remember the days Winsome and I spent together from Links’s Hill to warminster our days were nice joyous and full of laughter along with orther friends and cousins gone too soon but will not for gotten Rip winsome Prudence

Delone Brown-Bannister

30 septembre , 2021

Continuation:

Simmo, I will miss our many late-night chats, your care and the bond we shared over the years. You helped me stand firm during many challenging phases in my life and I miss you dearly. The days, weeks and months ahead will never be the same without you. My prayers are with Simmo’s family and I pray that her dear husband Mr. Sigbert and loving children and other loved ones will find some solace in knowing that she lived a beautiful life, she loved fiercely and that she is resting with the Lord. Thank you.

- Mrs. Delone Brown-Bannister

Delone Brown-Bannister

30 septembre , 2021

Tribute for Mrs. Hilda Winsome ‘Simmo” Myers

It has been extremely difficult to write this tribute for my dear friend Mrs. Hilda Winsome Simpson-Myers. Each time that I reflect on her life and our friendship, I have broken down in tears. I met Ms. Winsome in the early 1980s at the Brinkley All Age School,St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, where we worked as teachers. She and I instantly connected, and this was the beginning of a beautiful friendship that would continue for several decades.

Her jovial, warm and humble personality shined through and there was an ease talking to Ms. Winsome or ‘Simmo’ as we affectionately called her. She was a kind, caring and genuine soul. She was always seeking for ways she could give back to her community, her church and to her friends and family. She would volunteer in a soup kitchen and find many other ways to volunteer. Even though Simmo had various challenges of her own, she always found a way to give of herself, her resources and her time. Simmo would often send barrels of goodies to family, friends and those less fortunate back in Jamaica. She would open up her home to all who sought rest and always did so with a smile. Many times, she would ship mangoes and ackee to my home in Miami from her home in Charlotte, because she knew how much I loved these items. She was truly a generous giver of wonderful gifts.

Many nights, we would talk over the phone until the wee hours of the morning and we would pray together. While we lived in separate States, our connection and friendship never waned.Simmo was a praying and devouted mother and wife. She and her husband raised their children in the fear of the Lord.

Often when I had specific questions about certain US processes, she would patiently share all the knowledge she had gained over her many years of living in the United States. She truly represented the Bible’s definition of a virtuous woman.

Andrea Pinder

29 septembre , 2021

Winsome you have been the hub of the Simpson's family and many other families. Your love, kindness, support and respect for family values exceeded all expectations. We will take comfort in the legacy you have left us.
Love and miss you dear cousin .⚘⚘⚘
Rest in Peace
Andrea Pinder & Family

Heather Hunter

29 septembre , 2021

Aunt Winsome was such a lovely lady. I have fond memories of her from my childhood when myself and my mother would visit New York & Florida to see Aunt Winsome & Uncle Sigbert and stay with them and their family.
Aunt Winsome was always a gentle soul, caring and nurturing. I remember her smile and laugh filling a room and she always beamed with positivity. It was lovely to see her again when she came to Birmingham in 2019, I would never have thought it would be the last time we would meet.
Rest in peace Aunt Winsome, you shined bright!! X

Lincoln Myers

28 septembre , 2021

Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of grief.
- Lincoln Myers & Extended Family In Canada

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