Lucille Agatha Blake (Bernard)
(1925 - 2009)

Lucille Agatha Blake (Bernard)

January 29, 1925

New York, United States of America
October 8, 2009

Marking the first anniversary of the passing of a dear and loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend.

Eulogy of Lucille A Blake.
(1925 - 2009)

Lucille Agatha Blake was born at Plantation Better Hope (Plaisance), on January 29th, 1925 to the late Joseph and Margaret Bernard. She was the third of four children. Her siblings, all deceased, were Rev.Frederick A. Bernard, James A. Bernard and David U. Bernard. She departed this life on Thursday October 8th, 2009, at the Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.

Lucille was the wife of Rev. George E. Blake whom she married in June 1947. Their 62 year union produced eight children: the late Joseph Winston Blake (Vaulda), Philbert E. Blake (Gwyneth), Desiree B. Blake, Yvonne V. Blake-Callendar (the late Vernon), Coreen M. DeBarros (Lancelot), Colin.M. Blake (deceased), Moreen D. Blake (John) and Loreen D. McCarthy (Seth).

She attended Plaisance Methodist School, where she obtained her School Leaving Certificate. While being a dedicated wife and mother, she learned and mastered the crafts of knitting, crocheting, cake-making and decorating and sewing, all of which she taught to many. Lucille was a successful poultry and livestock raiser and an avid gardener, always having flourishing flower and vegetable gardens. She was also a proprietor, having owned and operated a grocery store in Plaisance. Lucille was involved in many clubs and organizations in Guyana, including the Women’s Institute, the Dorcas Club, and was, for a long time, the President of the Women’s Missionary Society of the Plaisance Church of God church.

In 1983, Lucille migrated to the United States of America, joining some family members who were there at that time. She settled in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she resided until the time of her passing. Her life in Brooklyn was a full and busy one. For a while she worked, helping to take care of the sick and elderly. During this time she was a staunch member of Grace Church of God church, where she came to be known as Mother Blake.

In her later years, she attended the Brookdale Adult Day Care where she was, for a good while, its Treasurer. Herself and George were known as the Matriarch and Patriarch of that organization. There, she was fondly called, the First Lady. At both Church and Day Care, she shared her talents and taught her skills to many.

Lucille was the Grandmother of Mark (Sherine) and Kimberley Blake,Patricia Blake-Johnson (the late Jay who passed on 10/09/09), Terrence Christopher, Clair and Gabrielle Blake, Thandi Lynch-Newyear (Keith), Kester Lynch (Karen), Rhonda Ince-Samuel (Bertram), Garfield (Asante`) and Stacy DeBarros, and Sabrina Blake. She had sixteen Great Grandchildren: Marissa, Mark Jr. and Marcus Blake; Bria and Aliyah Johnson; Terrence and Ryan Blake, Kyla Dunlap and Shayla Cummings; Tiana Newyear; DeAna and Kristopher Lynch; Kiana, Keion, Kiara and Kemar Samuel. She was the sister-in-law of Elaine Bernard, Myrtle Bernard (deceased), Lucille Bernard and Mavis Bernard.

She was the aunt of Leslie Bernard, the late Deryck Bernard, Cleveland Bernard and many others. She had a multitude of cousins: the Jerricks, Douglases, Dunbars, Rutherfords, Sams, Christies, Wickhams, Berkshires and others; many, many adopted children, including Euckline Jeffers, Claudette Watts-Sandiford and Violetta Pollard; and miriads of friends and associates.Mommy, Mom, Grandma, Granny, Sister Lucille, Aunt Lucille, Cousin Lucille, Blakie, will surely be missed but she lives on in us all.

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My aunt is the best, And I love you Aunti blessings to you and the family.
Mr. Dexter Mendonca (My Aunt)
April 26th, 2011
We have lost a truly wonderful mother and friend. On this day today, she would have been 86 years old. As I sit back and remember her presence here on earth, I realize that she has taught us all invaluable lessons that can never be forgotten. Her impact in this life went far beyond words could describe. She provided the family with a solid foundation that set the tone for fruitful and prosperous longevity.
Yesterday I felt the only urge to cry out in my mother's name. I really miss her and I can honestly notice the difference without her presence every day. There will never be another Lucille Agatha Blake and I am blessed that I had the privilege to have her as my mom. We loved you then, now and forever. Until we meet again, just know that you are not forgotten. Love always, the DeBarros and Samuel family...
Coreen DeBarros (Daughter)
January 29th, 2011
As memories of my aunt ran through my I am sitting here listening to the word of "Hear Oh Lord" on her website . It is truly a blessing to have such a place to log onto and spend time in reflecting on the memories of my beloved aunt she loved to sing and tha music in the background while you just reflect on her life. She was aloving and caring person ...she has left us a legacy to keep on doing good and knowing that the Lord cares for us. RIP
Carlene Fraser (Niece)
October 21st, 2010
I did not have the fortune of knowing Mrs. Blake. I read her story and was inspired, not a word i use lightly. I'm going to try harder to be more appreciative of the things i have while i'm here. Thank you for allowing me to share and God Bless You.
Cindy Owens
October 21st, 2010
For the past twelve months her death has affected me greatly, leaving me shaken up and confused. Although I know she went to be with the Lord, there is still that big void.
I missed the good times we shared... talking, laughing and playing together. The weekend before she died was a memorable one. I had my last one on one conversation with her on Saturday, Sept 25, 2009. We talked about everything and I cherished that special moment with her.
Her passing has brought a lot of changes to us and life will never be the same. Her absence is highly missed. We loved you yes but Jesus loved you best. The precious memories of you live forever in our hearts. Rest in peace. Moreen and Sabrina.
Moreen Blake (Daughter)
October 8th, 2010
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"Thinking about you today and remembering all the talks we had and the advices you gave me. I love and miss you very much. Rest in peace."
Bertley Bernard
October 8th, 2014
"With loving memories of my beloved aunt. RIP. GOne but not forgotten, yo will forever be in my memories"
Carlene Fraser
October 8th, 2011
"Gone to sone my loving aunt. You have lived your life as a roll model to all whoes life you have touched . God has called you from your earthly duties and take you to start your heavenly work."
Eulene Fraser
October 8th, 2010
"Remembering the many good years spent with my dear Aunt Lucille. Thank you for all you thought us and for your dedication to the family as a whole. We all love and miss you. R.I.P."
Cleveland R. Bernard
October 3rd, 2010
"It has been ten months since the Lord took my mother home. It has been the hardest and roughest ten months of my life but I ask God everyday for strength to go through each day. The lost of you means a lot to me, only God know. Rest in peace"
Moreen Blake
August 8th, 2010
"Thinking of you a lot mom every waking day. Love you always. Desiree and Dad"
Desiree Blake
May 25th, 2010
"It took me this long to send this mother's day remembrance of u g-ma, but it doesn't matter because every day is mother's day since u are always in our hearts. Love Thandi, Yvonne and Teana"
Thandi Lynch - Newyear
May 21st, 2010
""Happy Mother's Day" to you mom. We miss you very, very much today. I lit a candle at church in memory of you. It was very hard getting through this day after seven months. Love you much. Moreen and Sabrina."
Moreen Blake
May 10th, 2010
"It has been six months now since my dear mother departed this earth. It is very hard to cope, as the months go by it gets harder and harder. You are in my heart everyday and on my mind every second of the day. Love you much, miss you a lot. RIP"
Moreen Blake
April 9th, 2010
"Happy Easter everyone!! I got up this morning and my thoughts went to two distingiushed Bernards musicans, DUB and DMAB. Daddy thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! Deryck for some reason the hymh UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE brings you and daddy together"
Cleveland Bernard
April 4th, 2010


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