Hector Coward

May 14, 1940February 27, 2019
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Hector George Coward, 78, of Snellville, GA departed this earthly life on February 27, 2019, surrounded by his loving children. He was born on May 14th, 1940 in Lucky Hill St. Mary Jamaica, West Indies to late Joyce Huggins nee Henry and Lenord Malcolm Coward.

Hector attended Goshen-All Age Middle School in the parish of St. Mary. He attended New York University where he studied Communications and minored in Photography. He also attended Cornell University where he attained a master’s degree in Communication with a focus in Religious Studies.

Hector lived over fourteen years in New York City; and returned to Kingston, Jamaica where he was a devoted Christian and an active member at Bethel Baptist Church in Half Way Tree, Jamaica. There he met and later married Maisie Coward. They remained married for 30 years until her untimely death in 2008.

Hector Coward was a man well known for his warm smile, welcoming personality, and his unwavering faith. He was a remarkably intelligent and determined man. Hector lived his life and taught others to be loving, compassionate, and humble. He has always been a favorite at every congregation, Sunday School, domino table, or dinner table.

Hector found great joy in teaching and guiding others and was a father figure to many. He was a man's man and loved his sports teams, and tennis matches. Above all he was a true servant of Christ and God's love really flowed through him to everyone he touched. He was the best father to more than just his children and he will be missed but his teachings and his influence will live on forever.

A man of great faith. A life served through love. A man remembered for his works.

He was preceded in death by his siblings: Harold Williams and Margaret Coward-Lewin.

Hector leaves to cherish his endless memories of love to his three children: Leika Coward, Livion Coward and Lauri Coward; his surviving siblings: Corrine Coward McFarlane, Thelma Coward, Barbara Coward, Angeline Coward, and a host of relatives, and dear friends.

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*Please send all Flowers to the Eternal Hills Funeral Home: 3594 Stone Mountain Hwy, Snellville, GA 30039*

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  • Prayer Service Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Nine Nights Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Repass/ Reception Saturday, March 9, 2019

Hector Coward

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Vian Thompson

March 13, 2019

I'm so sorry I pray you and your family will be surrounded by love..I'm sending you healing prayers and comforting hugs ❤

Vian Thompson

March 13, 2019

Mr.Coward thank you for being a wonderfully amazing chapter in my sisters life...thank you for sharing dinners,shopping ,church,laughs and late night talks with her . Thank you for spreading your love to her. I know she will deeply miss you but the memories you created together will carry her through .

Megan Thompson

March 11, 2019

Heaven gained another Angel . Mr.Coward you put up a good fight! You are such an Amazing person that taught me soooo much! You believed that Love is the Key to everything! When someone is being mean to you...Give them some Love and try to understand why they are behaving the way they are. With Love at the forefront Life and this world would be soooo much better!Thank you for the many life lessons. Even though I helped to take care of you..... you took care of me! Thank You for welcoming me with open arms and loving me like your very own daughter! I'm going to miss our late night talks before I tucked you into bed and you hinting at a foot massage. I Love You Mr.Coward and will Miss You deeply. I'm So Happy you'll be reunited with your Wife and Brother.... and now you can finally meet my Mom! Say Hi to her for me.

Vince Thompson

March 9, 2019

Sending my condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss.

Marcia Cameron

March 8, 2019

Brother Hector,
We will always love and miss you. You played a great part in our lives as you loved us unconditionally. Growing up in Lucky Hill with all our families and you will always be hitched in my mind. Thanks for being kind and caring. Your smiles and laughter will always be remembered. Sleep on my brother, RIP.
Miss. Will, Marcia,Hylorie and Michael Hyatt

Donna Johnson Scott

March 8, 2019

Thanksgiving 2017 will forever be etched in my memory. You were the perfect house guest. I'm so glad we had a chance to fellowship with good food, family and friends. You won the domino game and I look forward to a rematch - six love, in Heaven. Praying the Holy Spirit's comfort for the family.
Sleep in Jesus Uncle Hector.

Kelly McClendon

March 7, 2019

My Deepest condolences to the Coward family, as I feel I’ve lost a dad too, I’m sadden with such news, Over the years I’ve seen, heard, an witness what a great dad Mr Coward was to all his kids and even the best friends like me giving great advice and lectures about life. He will truly be missed. To reunite with his to true love and be happy once again. R.I.P to a true angel

Torwa Joe

March 6, 2019

Our sincere condolences to the family. It was a blessing for Mr. Coward to visit us. His smile and kind spirit will be missed.

Glenna McKenzie

March 6, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the Coward family at this time of your loss.
May God give you Comfort and Peace
at this sad time.
My thoughts and Prayers are with you and family.

Glenna McKenzie

Linden Branche

March 6, 2019

Condolences to the family, our prayers are with you .

Linden and Vicky Branche