Adina Naomi Hoyte, age 85 peacefully transcended into heaven to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday May 15th, 2021.
Adina was born August 10, 1935 in Welchman Hall, St. Thomas, Barbados, W.I. She was the eldest of four children to Gwendolyn Forde and Morton Leacock. She attended Clifton Hill School.
After completing her education, she worked as a housekeeper in Green Hill for many years. She later met and married her beloved sweetheart, Herman N. Hoyte on June 14th, 1959. They were married for fifty-one years and together they raised 10 wonderful children.
Wanting to give her children a better life she immigrated to the United States and made Brooklyn, New York her home. In Brooklyn, she was a dedicated, trustworthy and dependable Certified Nursing Assistant for many years. In addition to being passionate about her work, Adina dedicated her life to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
She was christened at Holy Innocents Church in Barbados and continued to dedicate her life to Christ in Brooklyn, New York as a Deaconess. In everything she did in life she carried the Lord with her always.
Adina enjoyed walking and watching the gospel channel, World Wrestling Entertainment and soap operas. You would find her in church every Sunday and reading her bible every morning, afternoon and at night before bed. Wednesday night prayer meeting was held in her home. She welcomed anyone and everyone; she saw it as an opportunity to show the love of God and the message of Christ-extending love and grace to everyone no matter their background or circumstances. She would share scriptures and sing hymnals and encourage everyone to “Keep the faith because God is Awesome.”
She loved eating cou-cou and having a cup of Lipton tea. You could find her joking and laughing with her children. But most of all she loved watching her grandchildren. She took pride in seeing them smiling and laughing and having a good time. She loved seeing her family grow and come together. She would not want us to focus on the sadness of her death but instead look at the happiness we still have in our lives. She would want us to look at each other and appreciate what we have together and hope to make it better.
Adina is survived by her ten children: Mildred Lewis, Corolene Allman, George Forde, Horace “Erskine” Forde, Erline (Forde) Townsend, Margaret Hoyte, Vasco Hoyte, The Reverend Peter R. Hoyte, Monalisa (Hoyte) Daniel and Adrian Hoyte; one brother, Johnathan “Keith” Forde; She leaves to cherish her precious memories: her devoted children; Twenty-five grandchildren: Ammoria, Steve, Danielle, Nicole, Tiffany, Secoya, Lydonna, Donovan, Devon, Calvin, Kimberly, Matthew, Shaquille, Darius, Jonathan, Deborah, Nathan, Brendon, Brittany, Darnell, Darryl, Lakeisha, Tyvon, Pauline, Elijah; Fourteen great-grandchildren: Jalen, Brianna, Karlee, Micaela, Justin, Christian, Brielle, Augustine, Heaven, Nayla, Sencerity, Symphony, Faith, Harmony, Kyrie and Maverick; A host of daughters-in laws, sons-in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.
Adina will be deeply missed and loved by family, friends, and everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She leaves a great legacy of selflessness and goodness for all of us to live by. She would remind us with one of her favorite bible verses to “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy path.”- Proverbs 3:5-6.
The funeral service will be livestreamed and can be found HERE
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