Friday, November 2, 2018

Cecille Elizabeth Jones Hall

Cecille Elizabeth Jones Hall (affectionately called Betty), was the 2nd of 4 children born to Harold and Clara Jones at Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica on September 13th, 1947. Cecille attended Whitfield Town All-Age School, North Street Seventh Day Adventist School and Tutorial College. As a child growing up Cecille had a passion and a love for nursing, and after graduating from Tutorial College in 1967 she received a Government Scholarship to East Surrey Hospital School of Nursing in London, England. Cecille was elated to stay the least. Prior to leaving for London, Cecille had a brief encounter with a dapper gentleman by the name of Dennis Hall, at the Registrar General Office (aka Record Office) in Spanish Town. She urgently needed to obtain a birth certificate to apply for her Passport to leave for London. Dennis was quite happy to expedite this request for this attractive young lady. It just so happens that the birth certificate was completed that same day around lunch time and Dennis invited her to lunch. She accepted, and after lunch went back home, while Dennis returned to work. Cecille obtained her Passport shortly thereafter and went to London. They stayed in contact over the next two years and became engaged by Proxy in 1968. In September of 1970, Cecille fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a Registered Nurse, and returned to Kingston, Jamaica. In December 1970, Dennis and Cecille got married. Cecille worked for a short time at the Nuthall Hospital in Kingston, then migrated to New York in late 1971. Dennis joined Cecille in August 1972. While in New York, she worked for Visiting Nurse Services and at South Nassau Community Hospital in Long Island where she was a Charge Nurse. As a Passionate Charge Nurse, she made it her way of life, and conducted several health seminars throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Another lifelong passion of Cecille from an early age was her commitment to her church and putting the Lord first. There wasn’t a scripture or gospel song she didn’t know. She took her love for the Lord seriously, and only missed church when she had to work. In 1973 Dennis and Cecille decided it was time to add to the family, and Cecille gave birth to her first daughter Lisa, and her second daughter Tenille followed in 1977. Dennis’s children from Jamaica, Sandra and Tony joined the family in 1978. She enjoyed being a mother and gave this new and expanded role her all, from sewing clothes, to cooking to shopping for her family, Cecille did it all with love and commitment, always putting God first and foremost in their lives. In 2002 the family relocated to Florida and Cecille worked for a couple of years, after which she went into retirement.

Cecille took being a grandmother to 3 beautiful girls as a gift from God, she instilled her class, grace and the love of the Lord in their lives.  After retiring Cecille joined her husband Dennis in Orange County Sheriff’s Office as a volunteer for the Citizens on Patrol Program. She enjoyed this new position of keeping her neighborhood of 254 homes safe with her husband (A program he started in Pine Hills), and after 10 years, Cecille had to retire from the Citizens on Patrol Program due to poor health. Cecille received numerous awards for her many devoted years of unselfish hospitality, commitment and service to her communities. Cecille lived the remainder of her life under doctor’s care and passed peacefully from this life on the evening of October 24th 2018 at her residence. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during the last days of her life.

Cecille is preceded in death by parents Harold and Clara, and sister Grace. She is survived by her loving husband Dennis, daughters, Lisa, Tenille, Step daughter Sandra, Step son Tony, son-in-law’s Prince, Garth, Matthew, granddaughters, Njani, Nyala, Nakari, sister – Yvonne, brother Easton, cousin Dorothy, and a whole host of family and friends.


2 comments:

Phazeurite said...

I would like to send these words of consolation to those that loved this apostle Paul said what has been made possible by Jesus’ resurrection. “Since death is through a man,” said Paul, “resurrection of the dead is also through a man.” Because of the sin and imperfection passed on to us from Adam, we all die. However, by giving his perfect human life as a ransom, Jesus opened the way for mankind to be released from slavery to sin and death through the resurrection. Summing up the matter nicely, Paul wrote at Romans 6:23: “The wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.” 

Agape Love

M Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.