OBITUARY

Mary Agnes Rodulfo

April 19, 1937October 7, 2020
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Mary Rodulfo (Also known as Wilma De Four or Mother De Four)!!!! “Mummy”, “Mummycookie”, or “Grandmacookie” as she was lovingly called by her children and grandchildren departed her loving family on October 7th, 2020. She was born in St. Joseph, Trinidad West Indies on April 19th, 1937 to Emelia Josephine De Four - nee Fernando (deceased) and Gregory Reynold De Four (deceased).

On January 28th, 1962 she was the beautiful bride of John C. A. Rodulfo (deceased).

She was then partner to Horace Bertram Yarde (also deceased).

Mary was mother to Sydney Rodulfo, Patricia Yarde and Brian Yarde. She raised her children with love and devotion in Trinidad until moving to the United States in 1992.

As a Hairdresser and business owner, Mary was known for her beauty, style, grace, “high 10 inch heels”, and her ingenuity. She owned the infamous “Wilma’s Beauty Salon” which humbly began in a kitchen and grew to a known establishment. She was admired as being a young, black, female business owner and was considered the best at her craft mastering the “Press & Curl” and making her own hair pomade. The lines to get your hair done extended outside to the halls and it was worth the wait.

When she moved to the United States she worked as a caregiver and took exceptional care of her patients always going above and beyond. Again, her work ethic was second to none and she excelled at what she did.

Mother only had an elementary school education because she began working at the age of 9 to help her mother raise her siblings. She learned to read proficiently by reading the Bible. She was the most intelligent person you would ever know even though she did not have a doctorate!!!!

Mummycookie also loved to feed and serve people; from feeding her family to feeding the homeless to feeding everyone at church. She had a heart of service.

In 1987 at the age of 50 she gave her life to the Lord and NEVER turned back. She was a woman who was a visionary that had tremendous faith and wisdom. A worshipper at heart that genuinely loved the Lord.

Her faith and heart of service was evident when she was diagnosed with renal cancer in November 2004. IT DID NOT STOP HER!!! She served, loved, worshipped, worked and gave like nothing ever happened and God honored her…

On September 30th, 2007 she was consecrated as a Deaconess in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

On January 29th, 2012 she was honored the “Woman of the Year” Award by Holy Trinity A.M.E. Church for her kind heart, caring and giving spirit.

She is survived by her children Sydney, Patricia and Brian; her grandchildren Ryan, Quinn, Emmett and Chelsea; and great granddaughter Nevaeh. Aside from her children, grandchildren and great granddaughter she was affectionately doted on by her siblings Ricardo (Ramey) De Four - deceased, Monica Tinto, Ruphina (Sylvia) Allen, Annette De Four, Lucy (Yvonne) Simon, Margaret (Naomi) Edwards, Brenda Lee, Francis (Cleve) De Four, Emmanuel (Clevis) De Four, and Michael (Clifton) De Four, countless nieces and nephews.

Mummycookie took nothing with her. She gave ALL spiritually, mentally, and physically taking nothing and a leaving legacy behind that generations henceforth shall call her blessed.

She will be missed but she has received her well-deserved crowns. Well done thou good and faithful servant… Well done!!!

“This is the day the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” Psalm 118:24 (KJV)

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

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

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Natashi Garvins

October 17, 2020

I very saddened for the loss of the young lady I fondly called Ms. Wilma. Although our time together was sporadic, every interaction with her displayed her charm and her genuine love for God. I was fortunate to meet her through her sister Annette, her daughter-in-law Amoy and son Sydney all whom I love very much. I have been touched and amazed at the love and unity I've been able to see amongst her siblings for one another and the family members I have met. I am praying for all Ms. Wilma's children Sydney, Patti, Brian, as well as those I have had special friendships with (Amoy {Syd}, Annette, Brenda, Darren, Helen and Yvonne {Joe}) and her entire family during this difficult time. I pray that everyone leans on God's understanding and not their own and to know that our God makes no mistakes! May the Lord give you peace and be your refuge. Love Tasha

Tyrone Marcus

October 17, 2020

Aunty Wilma was another mother to my siblings and me as we grew up in Lange Park, Chaguanas with Brian and Patty. We thank God for her legacy, her love and her service to those that God graciously allowed her to influence. Our love and prayers are with the entire family and so many others who were close to her.
Brian and Patty, continue to find strength in the God of all comfort and do treasure the wonderful memories you shared with your dear mother.

Grace and Peace from the Marcus family.

Kathleen St. Hilaire

October 16, 2020

Wilma, I thank you for being in my life, I looked forward to the minutes when we chatted and you always ended your call with Trust in God, He'll watch over you and we'll meet when the time is right. Thank you for encouraging us to visit, we'll never forget that trip (October 2018) and our opportunity to meet Aunt Putty and the family, thank you for welcoming Rey-Ray and I. We miss you dearly but you've left us with a legacy of love, caring and unselfishness and we thank you. May you Rest In Peace and continue to enjoy your life with 'Mama'.
Love always, Kathy and Rey-Ray

Jacqueline Brathwaite

October 16, 2020

MY TRIBUTE
Today, I celebrate the life and pay tribute to my dear friend Mary Wilma Rodulfo who has passed away. I am sad over the unimaginable loss of my dear friend who I consider my sister. This beautiful woman, inside and out, was so gentle and caring, loving and real. A wonderful mother to her children and grand children.
My relationship with Wilma was exemplary. It started about thirty five (35) years ago when Wilma and her family picked up residence in Lange Park, Chaguanas, Trinidad where my family and I still reside. She became my neighbour, my sister and my mentor.
She left the shores of TT twenty eight (28) years ago but my encounter with her was never lost. We link up with each other everytime she returns. We keep in touch with each other when our birthdays arrive. We celebrate our daughters weddings together.Beautiful memories indeed.
Wilma would never be forgotten by my family and I. Her MAGNETIC smile from over the fence was great memory I will always treasure.
Her beautiful spirit will live on through her children and grand children. Hats off to Sydney and Amoy, Patti, Brian and other family members who rallied around her during her illness. I spoke with you Wilma two weeks ago. I know you heard me from a distance. I am happy that I got the opportunity to pray with you and to let you know how much my family and I love you.
Wilma tried with all her heart to stay for her family but God called her and she had to go.
On behalf of my husband Leo, my daughter Thalia-Mae and her husband Nigel, her two sons Zachary and Xavier, we salute you. We salute Your Love, Your Faith, Your Strength.
May your soul RIP and rise in Glory.
Till we meet again.
Your friend,
Jacqueline Brathwaite (Jackie)
Chaguanas ,Trinidad

Helen Webb

October 15, 2020

My Aunty “Puputs” as I called her will be sorely missed. I will miss her calls to bless my family. She would say, “This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad. The Blood of Jesus. Give Emmanuel and Keshia and your husband Bert my love. Also, your Sister Heather, take care of her no matter what.

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