Effie Adelaide David (10 May 1930 - 4 Jun 2020)

Funeral Service

Huddersfield Crematorium Fixby Road Huddersfield HD2 2JF
17th Jul 2020
Funeral Director
Radcliffe Funeral Service, Honley

In loving memory of Effie Adelaide David who sadly passed away on 4th June 2020

Effie Adelaide Coy David was born to Ann Sophia and Fenderson Vincent Coy on the island of Carriacou, Grenada. She was one of nine children, and ironically the mother of nine children herself. In her teen years, her mother passed away and she became the mother to her siblings; essentially being a mother all of her life. Her younger siblings looked to her for guidance and advice in their decision making even into their upper adult years. Affectionately known as “Sister Effie”, not just by her siblings but other relatives, she showed kindness and compassion to all, a trait she passed on to her children as part of her legacy. A granddaughter, who lived away from her, commented to her mother when spending a year in England “Now I know why you are always giving things away – that’s exactly what Grandma Effie does.” She definitely had the gift of giving.

In her early adult years, she accepted the message of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, was baptized as a member in her native homeland of Carriacou, Grenada. She remained faithful to her church and lived by its principles until her death. The decision to become an Adventist was not an easy one, but she defied her family and the Anglican faith that she was born into; a decision which had rippling effects to the third generation. This defiance showed the courage she had in life to stand for what she believed to be right. She immigrated to England in the mid 1950’s and joined with the members of the Huddersfield SDA Church where she was a longstanding member. She loved her church family especially the young people and would often be seen talking to them and offering encouragement. In her later years, she attended the Hanwell SDA Church where, like Huddersfield, she was deeply connected to her faith through her fellowship and involvement with her church family.

She had a great love for the old Advent Hymns and one could hear her humming those songs while at home. One of her favorite hymns was “The Coming King is at the Door”, another was “In a little while we are going home”. Her hope in the second coming of Christ was strong and she would talk often about the joys of reuniting with loved ones; having lost her parents, three brothers and two sisters before her in death.

She spent most of her working years as a caregiver to the elderly, a very suitable job for the caring person she was. She possessed a sense of humor and though she was serious about life and its challenges, she often would find humor in everyday occurrences and would laugh at situations, especially those she had no control over. She found joy in her family especially her grand children. She spoke often of her pride in them and their accomplishments. She prayed daily for her children and their salvation and would encourage them to always do their best.

As members of her family reflect on her life - her remaining sisters, a host of nieces and nephews, countless relatives far and near, join her children in echoing the words of Jesus in Mark 14:8 “She has done what she could.”

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Stephanie Batten-Matheson wrote

Sister David was always so softly spoken, smiley and gentle (except when she was teasing Gladston!). All your beautiful photos brought back so many memories of her in church. I hope you all feel some comfort in your togetherness, and your many happy memories as you say your final goodbyes tomorrow. Sorry I cannot be there. As you said in the obituary she was not afraid of death and saw it as going on to heaven to be reunited with those she had lost and with her Saviour. May she rest in eternal peace. Steph, Gladston & Genie xx

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Gone but not forgotten ❤️

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i’ll be home soon xx

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Jane Quashie wrote

My deepest condolences to the family

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Jo&nicholas Boynton/corion wrote

Sending our deepest condolences to Royston&family at such sad time.May yr mum rest in peace

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Angelina Thomas wrote

Cousin Effie what a lovely caring person you were . You had such an infectious smile . I remember the good old days in Springwood You and mum together always laughing at something. Sleep in perfect peace. God bless 🙏🏾💕

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Michelle Hilliard wrote

My Deepest Condolences. What a Beautiful Tribute. I Pray the Lords Comfort and Strength to the Family.

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Ladi Ajayi wrote

I never knew your mum, but I’m glad I know her child Cashain. The values and generosity of Cashain and his family is a true testament to the person who installed such qualities in her children. May she rest in eternal peace.

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Marjorie Bellanfante wrote

I remember sister David beautiful smile growing up in church may her soul R.I.E.,P Condolences to all the David family.❤

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Debbie David wrote

Cousin Effie, may your beautiful soul SIEP. Love & blessings to the family.

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Gracelyn Joseph wrote

Cousin Effie was a special lady. Her door was always open as were all doors in the Springwood area. She had a great sense of humour and was always smiling. She will always remembered and never forgotten. May she rest in peace 🙏🏾🙏🏾💔

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