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Aycock Funeral Home

1504 Southeast Floresta Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL

OBITUARY

Linnett Joyce Gayle

August 3, 1939July 22, 2020
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Mrs. Linnett Joyce Gayle, 80, was born on August 3, 1939 to the union of the late Maybel Robinson-Barrett and Percival Barrett in St. Catherine, Jamaica, West Indies. The third(3rd) of ten (10) children and eldest daughter of her proud parents, Linnett better known as Aunt Lynn or Mrs. Gayle, was a dutiful, loving and responsible spirit. She played an important role in raising and nurturing her younger brothers and sisters as well as her nieces and nephews. As a young lady she migrated to Rochester, NY in the United States to pursue her dream to become a professional in the field of Interior Design. She met and married Norman Roy Gayle (1972) and together they built a loving home surrounded by friends and family. A faithful servant of the Lord, she was an active member of the Genesee Baptist Church in Rochester, NY where she frequently served on various committees. She also enjoyed singing as a first soprano with the church choir. After retiring from the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester NY, Linnett relocated alongside her husband to the warmth of Port St. Lucie, Florida. During this time, she cultivated her lifelong love of gardening and her passion for interior decorating. Lynn was a lady of diligence. This was evident in the way she lived her life and especially in the way that she cared for her beloved husband of 44 years, Norman, who preceded her in his transition on December 26, 2016. Linnett strived to include elegance in all aspects of her life. Never losing her belief in the power of prayer, Aunt Lynn was never one to complain. She truly lived by her motto to always trust in the Lord through the ebb and flow of life. As a member of the First Congregational Church United Church in Port St. Lucie, she continued to serve in the choir and other mission ministries until she became too ill to physically attend church. Mrs. Gayle transitioned peacefully due to natural causes on July 22, 2020. She leaves to cherish her memory two sisters, Etta Barrett-Bonner and Millicent (Blossom) Barrett. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends.

Services

9 August

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Aycock Funeral Home

1504 Southeast Floresta Drive
Port St. Lucie, FL 34983

Memories

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Annmarie Bonner-Largie

August 8, 2020

One of my most memorable experiences with Aunty Lyn ,is when I would go to look for her and she get up Sunday morning and start playing her gospel music on her piano,"that was beautiful !!...Also on November 2018 my mom and dad came down from Rochester NY to visit us, and I had the privilege to take her to my home in North Lauderdale Fl to spend Thanksgiving with us ,and other love ones,"we had a wonderful time together, we will always remember that beautiful Thanksgiving! So Aunt Lyn, rest in peace and may light perpetually shine upon you. You will surely be missed . Love Moreen.

Maurice Clarke

August 8, 2020

Mrs. Gayle was a wonderful God fearing lady.
I will never forget the times we sat and talked about life.
May God prepare a special place in heaven for you Mrs. Gayle.
Rest in peace.
Maurice Clarke.

Nickeisha Dallas

August 8, 2020

I remembered the first time I met Mrs. Gayle she was friendly and immediately made me feel like I was family.
She was very passionate about her love for God, her husband, family, decorating and music. This she displayed through her daily story telling. Where you could see her eyes light up with joy and sometimes sadness especially when she spoke about missing her husband. Her laughter was infectious you couldn't help but laugh yourself.
I admired her strength and determination, when she had to learn how to get out of bed on her own and ambulate with her Walker after not being able to for months. She worked hard and was excited and sometimes in disbelief after overcoming each challenge until she was able to do it on her own.

She often told the story of how she fell in love with her organ and had to purchased it. She would sit by her organ and play her music for hours with a smile on her face, swaying to the rhythm in complete bliss.
Aunt Lin that's the picture I will keep of you in my mind.
You had a beautiful spirit. SIP

Jenie Parks

August 8, 2020

My condolences to Ms Gayles Family.
My fondest memories of Ms Gayle
Would be sitting outside under the Fl sun. Her smile was as bright as the sun.
She would sing to me, We would talk for hours of the love she had for her family, an the Lord, an life in general.
I would kiss her forehead goodbye each day. Whispering "love you Ms. Gayle," to which she Always replied "me too."
In closing I offer one last kiss until we meet again. Fly high Ms Gayle You will be greatly missed by all that knew you. I Love you. (“Me too”) .

Mickey Wich

August 8, 2020

I was Linnett and Norm’s Deacon at First Congregational Church in Port St Lucie, FL. I have so many wonderful memories with them both. Linnett would call me Norm’s girlfriend when I came by. Sometimes I would bring my dog, Lilly, a chihuahua , they loved to see her.
I spent many hours visiting with Linnett at home. We prayed, we talked, we laughed, we sang. It was a special time we shared. We were sisters in God.
The first time I visited them I was surprised to find out that they had the same house that I did. Same builder. We laughed and shared experiences building our dream home. Once when I stopped by during the Christmas holiday I found her eating off the same dishes I had. Lenox Holiday Nouveau. We had a good laugh over that too. God had put us together.
She tried to teach me some Jamaican expressions. I’m a slow learner. She was patient. She will always hold a special place in my heart. I will miss her dearly but I know she is with the love of her life and her savior!! Fly high miss Linny. Fly high!!
Love,
Mickey Wich

Suzett James

August 8, 2020

As a neighbor and friend, she was always smiling. She had grace and willpower to do anything. When she got sick her faith was stronger than ever and she knew however it went God will be taking care of her. Ms Lynn your gone but not forgotten.

Maurice Clarke

August 7, 2020

Mrs. Gayle loved to just sit down and talk about old times.
She would talk about life growing up in Jamaica and her experiences living in the United States Of America.
She also loved to talk about current affairs and how things have changed.
She was also very good at coming up with ideas for different designs involving houses and landscapes.

June DelPratt

August 7, 2020

Sorry to see you go Aunt Lynn. Rest in Paradise.

June and Vanessa

Andrea Delpratt

August 7, 2020

My dearest Aunt Lynn,
I will always remember our conversations about the Lord. You trusted in the lord, without any questions . You would always say "its me and my father's whenever there were any challenges. Aunt Lynn ,you taught me how to love the Lord. I will miss you very much. I know that you and Uncle Roy are together with the Lord.
My heart is broken.
Andrea Delpratt

Todd and Donna Reilly

July 30, 2020

Our sincere condolences to Linnett's family. We found such comfort in Linnett's presence throughout our time at First Congregational Church of Christ. A very warm and caring person and we will remember her fondly. May God comfort.

FROM THE FAMILY

A day of pampering put a smile on her face.

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A sign from above...on the wings of a dove. Rest easy my sweet Aunt Lynn. Love always, Georgia.

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Big sister, Linnett & Little Sister, Etta. Strong and Proud Barrett ladies.

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Big Sister, Linnett and Baby Sister, Millicent.

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Mr. & Mrs. Gayle. Forever as one.

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Baby sister Millicent, caregivers Nikki and Shirley

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Companion Jenie

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