JIS News

Scores of relatives, friends and well wishers are expected to attend the funeral service of Community icon, Hyacinth Maude Moodie-Anderson, who died last month. She will be buried on Friday, January 13.
Mrs. Moodie, as she was affectionately known, was born in St. James in 1923 and began training as a nurse before moving to the United Kingdom in the early 1950s, where she gained her qualifications in general nursing and midwifery. She worked in several hospitals across the country before eventually doing community nursing in Haringey and Walthamstow.
She was a founding member of the Association of Jamaicans UK Trust North London Branch and was a tireless campaigner and member of OSCAR, the Sickle Cell organization that did much to publicise and raise awareness of Sickle Cell in the UK.
Long time friend and former Chairman of the Association of Jamaicans, Mavis Stewart said Mrs. Moodie was a champion of the community and one of Jamaica’s finest daughters who was patriotic to the land of her birth and dedicated to the service of others.
“I knew her from Jamaica when were in nursing training in Jamaica in the early 1950s. She was ahead of me but she was like a mother to us younger ones. She gave us lots of love and direction. As someone new to Kingston, my first time away from home, I was lonely but she took me under her wing,” she said.Mrs. Stewart told JIS News that Mrs. Moodie was also known for her dignity and her poise. “She was known for her dignity, the way she walked and spoke. She was very particular about her grooming and her dress,” she said.
Mrs. Moodie received many accolades and awards for her dedication to her profession and service to the community.
The funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the Shern Hall Methodist Church in Walthamstow, East London. She will be interred at the City of London Cemetery.

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