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Yvonne Grace Earle

April 6, 1939February 9, 2021

During the early morning hours on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Yvonne Grace Earle (nee Afflick), loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, beloved friend, and Kiwanian passed away. Yvonne was born in Porus, Manchester, Jamaica on April 6, 1939 to Evelyn Lindo and Clement Afflick. She lived in Porus until age 10 and then moved to Hope Bay, Portland where she completed her formal education. She then relocated to Old Harbour and worked at Bodles Agricultural Station. She was raised in the Anglican Church, later converted to the Baptist faith, and, within the past few years, became a member of Community Christian Church, which is non-denominational.

She went to Scotland to pursue her nursing degree, became a registered nurse, and subsequently worked at two hospitals In England. While in Scotland, she met her future husband, Jonathan. On March 19, 1966, she married Jonathan. They raised three children, Kevin, Celia, and Jeremy. During this period, they moved back to Jamaica where she had a thriving career as a nursing supervisor at Seprod Limited in Kingston and, eventually, she and her family migrated to the United States, specifically, Gainesville, Florida. Five and a half years ago, Yvonne and Jonathan relocated to Tamarac, Florida.

Yvonne had a passion for people. During her life’s journey she never met a single person that she did not make feel special. She was always available to visit the sick or help those in need. She was a Kiwanian whose focus is “Serving the Children of the World” and that is just what she did throughout her daily life. She was a Prayer Warrior that over her eight decades of life, prayed for thousands of people. Up until the time that she went to the hospital, she had a list of hundreds that she prayed for on a daily basis. She also loved gardening and could always be found outside tending to her plants. She was known for her intelligence, her love of laughter, her infectious smile, her devotion to God, and her kind, generous, and compassionate spirit.

We have no doubt that Yvonne is in Heaven rejoicing. She was one in a million. She touched so many lives and has definitely left this world better than she found it. She has left an indelible mark. We thank God for blessing us with Yvonne, our Angel here on earth.

Yvonne is survived by her husband Jonathan, her three children Kevin, Celia, and Jeremy, daughters-in-law Nattaliah and Hillary; granddaughter Gabriella; sister Fay Heintzman, brother Granville Afflick, sister-in-law Mary Afflick, sister-in-law Sylvia Lawson, brother-in-law Deryk Wallace, nieces and nephews, grandpup Tobie, and a host of other “sisters”, “brothers”, and too many “adopted children” to count. She fought the good fight, she finished her race with love and honor, and she kept the faith. May her soul Rest In Peace!

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 9 a.m. at the Community Christian Church located at 10001 W. Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL 33351.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be provided to her favorite charity, Christmas in July at www.christmasinjulyinc.com. Donations to this charity can also be mailed to 6208 White Oak Lane, Tamarac, FL 33319.

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Brenda Hyde

March 3, 2021

March 3 2021
Remembering the fun times we shared at Seprod. The many evenings I hung out at her house after work waiting to be picked up by my husband. A very caring and loving friend. Sleep on beautiful soul.
Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Gabriella Earle

March 3, 2021

Hi my name is Gabby. Yvonne was my grandma. She was always kind to everyone she met. She used to always buy me presents when I went to her house, and she made everyone feel loved. When daddy would go down alone she would give him things to bring back to me, like banana chips and chocolates.

She was a blessing to many and we all loved her, and we always will. She was a strong Christian and she used to sing worship songs a lot. She had a beautiful voice and I loved to hear her sing. I miss you grandma!
Love, Gabriella

Michelle Cyrus-Brown

March 3, 2021


"Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.”
Words cannot express the sorrow and sadness we feel at the loss of your Mom, Mrs. Yvonne Earle. Please accept our condolences and know that we are thinking of you.

Barry & Michelle Brown

Sonia Chevannes

March 3, 2021

My dear friend Yvonne,we shared so many fun memories,We met at Seprod ,i will always remember your kindness and infectious laughter.Our families shared special and unforgettable moments.You will forever live on our hearts, Kip,Kevin, Celia and Jeremy you have our deepest sympathy for a loss of such a beautiful and loving woman,i pray strength for you all at this time.Yvonne , Walk good my friend,until we meet again. Winston,Sonia,Nadia,Carita and Jason

Gloria-Ann Norwood

March 2, 2021

My Aunt Yvonne,
Oh how I miss you.. My mother, her sister Peggy, were batch-mates who spent an enormous amount of time together, nursing and living for the Lord.
Auntie and I were twins, born on the 6th April, we had an unbreakable bond. She understood me.
Mummy and Aunt Yvonne had a routine. The group of 4 interceded daily on behalf of many, at around 11:00 am. They broke for lunch then Auntie and Mummy got back on the phone and prayed around 1:00 pm for each member of their respected family. Not exaggerating; they spoke to each other approximately 15 - 17 times a day. This prayer routine and frequency of calls has been going on for about 14 years.
I would sit in my office and smile as I couldn’t figure out what they had to talk about.
It’s been lonely for her sister, Peggy, who misses her dearly. I miss her so much. We spoke about current affairs and life in general. Aunt Yvonne was a motivational speaker. Always had the most beautiful smile and voice.
Cousins, I pray our Heavenly Father strengthen you all as you navigate this most difficult period. Auntie is with her Lord and Savior.
Job well done, thou good and faithful service . Rest In Peace!
Love you ❤️ GAnn

Jeremy Waisome

March 2, 2021

To my beautiful Jamaican mother, woman of faith, and friend, Mrs. Yvonne, I will forever cherish the gift of the time we shared. The lessons you taught me will live on through me and one day through my sweet Amara. You reminded me to always turn to Jesus when I faced trials. You encouraged me to stay the course and let God order my steps. You lifted me up in prayer, brought me joy through song , gave me comfort through your amazing food, and a place to call home when I moved to Gainesville. You gave me older brothers and sisters through Kevin, Jeremy, and Celia. And you made Dr. Earle keep his promises to me haha. I will never be able to fill the void you left in my life. But I rejoice in knowing that you are now dancing and singing with our Lord and Savior, and it is well with me. I love you, always and forever, your bonus daughter, Jeremy Alexis

Rev. Dr. Vaden Barrett

March 2, 2021

Talk about a woman of faith, Aunt Yvonne put it in action, sealed it with the words of God , The other day last year when the storm treathen Florida Aunt Yvonne and I was on the phone Aunt Yvonne said,"we don't want no storm here go back in the name of Jesus, right Vaden ,He (Jesus) said whatever we bind on earth it shall be bind in heaven right Vaden", and I said,"Amen", and so was the Storm turned away .
Aunt Yvonne we will be faithful until we meet again she is forever living in our hearts aunt Yvonne is missing but never forgotten! Amen

Wesley Green

March 2, 2021

Yvonne was a dear friend of my wife Jean and I. Her infectious smile and warm personality drew many people to her. She cared and shared and has left this world a better place because of all she did. She was a devoted Christian and showed great interest in the work at ChristWay.
So long our friend, inherit the Kingdom God has prepared for you.
Our deepest condolence to Kevin, Celia , Jeremy and the rest of the family. 🙏🌹🌹❤️.

Donna Skyers

March 2, 2021

Aunt Yvonne was such a beautiful spirit, always smiling and made everyone she met feel special
She was my Bonus Mom that took me in her home, a kid studying in Gainesville Fla. She made me missing my parents and home easier! I will forever be grateful for her love and compassion.
I will miss your beautiful smile Aunt Yvonne and I know your spreading all your love in Heaven. SIP
Love
Donna

Hillary Earle

March 2, 2021

I am Yvonne’s Daughter in law, or Daughter “in Love” as she called me. Mom was always a ray of sunshine. Almost always she was smiling, laughing and praising her Lord, usually tinkering in the kitchen making one comfort food or another for her family.

I watched her with both curiosity and admiration as she had an endless capacity for loving people. Whether it be her walking the family dog, Toby and checking in on anyone she encountered along the way or how she had a knack at parties and events for spotting the person, that was often overlooked by others and making them feel loved and special. Her life was fragrant with the love of Christ because she took the time every day to engage, serve and love.

I remember when they lived in Gainesville - often they would invite students for the holidays that were unable to go home for holidays. I attended one or two of these events where mom was cooking endlessly, for I would guess about 50 people. She also insisted on not using paper plates opting to use her fine china despite the number of people. Even this, to me was her way of making each person feel special and loved. Mom, showed me in so many ways how showing His love to any and all on a daily basis, could have such a powerful impact.

I imagine over my 15 years of knowing her, I have met in excess of 100 people that call her “mom.” I am honored to be one of them.

I love you mom and thank you for loving us and leaving such an amazing legacy for me, Kev and especially Gabby.

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