In Houston
Mrs. Jestina Marina Taylor
  • 67 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 10, 1948
  • Place of birth:
    Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Date of passing: Feb 16, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    New York, United States
The door is wide open and I am wide awake. As I pass through the door, I am greeted by angels. They said a nice place has been prepared for me in Heaven, my final restinf place.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mrs. Jestina Marina Taylor, 67, born on October 10, 1948 and passed away on February 16, 2016

You have fought a good fight, 
    You have finished your course,
         You have kept the faith...


 We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by shola ojeniyi on 10th October 2016

"GONE TOO SOON
Sister Jestina, Your memories linger on in our hearts,  We miss you, but we are comforted, knowing you are in Heaven with the angels singing Hallelua. No more pain, no more tears, no more sorrows. Set free like a bird in the sky.  We continue to pray for the loved ones you left behind. Continue to rest in the bossom of the Lord."

This tribute was added by Binta Kargbo on 25th April 2016

"My Aunty Tina, I don't even know where to start, when you pass away I just didn't know what to do, since I came to this country I didn't have someone to look up to as a motherly figure so when you joined us in New York I was so happy and grateful for your presence, I confided in you on so many occasions and you where always there to listen to me, you gave me the best advice that you will give to your children,  you were God fearing,  funny, selfless, and beautiful. I will have you know that all the advice you gave me I will put into practice with God's help. miss you so so much, Papa and Thomas miss you as well, we pray that the lord will remember all your good deeds and grant you eternal life in Jesus name...."

This tribute was added by Toyin Taiwo on 11th March 2016

"Aunty Jestina, always smiling, always gracious, and kind. Every health care professional who met you commented on what a lovely person you were and what a joy you were to care for. May your gentle soul forever rest in peace away from sickness, pain, and cruelty.
May your eternity be full of joy, peace, and rest."

This tribute was added by Francisca Taiwo on 25th February 2016

"Aunty Jestina, I never met you in person but I feel the loss as I know so much about you. You became a part of the Taiwo family through the care and love you gave our Mummy in Houston. My daughter Toyin also had the privilege of being involved in taking care of you while in New York. She said you looked good the last time she saw you.
Guess its time to take the rest you rightly deserve. The Lord has healed you in His own way.
The strife is over and it is well with your soul. Rest in perfect peace.

Dr. Muyiwa & Mrs. Fehinti Taiwo & family"

This tribute was added by Tunji Taiwo on 24th February 2016

"IS IT TRUE
Is it true that Aunty Jestina, we shall see no more on this side of the great divide,
Is it true that the warmth of Aunty's smile shall no longer be felt by us,
Is it true that Aunty has traded this mortal life for the bliss of heaven,
You fought a good fight, Aunty, and it is now time to rest.
The battle is over, as your spirit departs this earth, we are left with the pleasant memories of such a lovely aunt, who went through a lot,  stoically, but quietly enduring with her trade mark beautiful smile.
Sleep well Aunty Jestina, we miss you dearly.
       Tunji, Fola, Tise, Tewo & Teramoluwa Taiwo."

This tribute was added by Winstina Taylor on 24th February 2016

"We will forever salute you MUMMY, because you been all we ever needed in our life.  God gave us the best mum in the world. You taught us to never give up on  our dreams but to persevere no matter how hard the storm may be. We will forever missy you mummy"

This tribute was added by Gassimu Bunduka on 23rd February 2016

"It's hard waking up everyday knowing that you are no longer with us, I can't hold my tears anytime I looked at your pictures on this website.
We were hoping that you will beat the odds and relocate to the UK to live with your grand children who were eagerly waiting to meet you but sadly, you didn't get the chance to meet them and we will only have to tell them what a great mum you were.
You  were such a nice mother-in-law always willing to extend a helping hand. You had great warmth and always greet people with a smile.
We will forever miss you.
Sleep on mummy until we meet again!"

This tribute was added by Isha Koroma on 22nd February 2016

"Mrs Jestina, I don't know you in person but I pray that your beautiful soul will rest in perfect peace. May God guide and continues to bless your families that you left behind and give them the strength to go through this big loss. What a beautiful woman."

This tribute was added by Jane Aguto on 22nd February 2016

"Aunty Jestina as I always call you and she will answer softly with that beautiful voice I Will forever miss she's the strongest woman I know you suffer everything just like Job in the bible I know your sweet reward is in heaven we love you but Jesus love you more RIP"

This tribute was added by Fatu Mansaray on 22nd February 2016

"I find it hard to believe that you're gone forever. You were a gentle giant, soft spoken and a joy to be around. You were beautiful inside and out.
You took care of so many and loved so easily. You and I shared a special bond. I cherished your advice and our conversations. Take your rest Mamy Taylor, no more pain. May your gentle soul rest in eternal
peace."

This tribute was added by Bode Taiwo on 22nd February 2016

"Aunty Jestina,

You were a lovely lady. Always smiling. You touched our heart because of the care you gave to our mother. Under your care, she thrived. You were like a sister to her, therefore, you became an aunty to us. You will be greatly missed and may your gentle soul rest in peace


Fondly remembered by Oyebode & Dorothea Taiwo and family"

This tribute was added by Winstina Taylor on 22nd February 2016

"I love you Mum may God grant you Eternal Rest In Peace.  Till we meet again on Jesus feet"

This tribute was added by Christiana Ayo Amara on 21st February 2016

"Aunty Jestina i know you just a little while.. not knowing you  were truly my aunt.  my stepmom sister. you are one of a kind...Words cannot expressed how i feel when i heard that God has called you to the other side.. your smiles, fun and passion  will leave on me . sleep on and take your rest aunt Jes.  AYO will miss you  may God be with you  .. bye bye aunt jestina  God has a special place for you.  RIP MY SMILING LADY.,"

This tribute was added by Morayo Lawal on 21st February 2016

"Aunty Jestina, such a beautiful soul and kind-spirited woman. I think of you now and remember you lovely smile and joyful laugh. Now that you have gone to be with the Father and are no longer fighting, good-bye and may your soul rest in eternal peace."

This tribute was added by Winstina Taylor on 21st February 2016

"Mummy you were the truest, dearest, and more than a mum to me.  I regard you as my friend, sister, adviser and confidant.  You also became my dad after daddy died.  You stood up as a mum for me to to be what I am today.  And only God knows the inner strength you had come through with all my siblings.  
You were a PRECIOUS gift from God, so much beauty, love and patience you possessed.  You touched my life in so many ways.  Your strength and smile even in dark days made me realise I have an ANGEL besides me.
Mummy you heard God whisper, calling you home. You did not want to leave us. I saw your fight, you loved us so much that you held on tight, until all your strength was gone and you could no longer hold on.  Finally you gave your hands to God and slipped away quietly with out saying Goodbye!"

This tribute was added by shola ojeniyi on 21st February 2016

"It is with a heavy and saddened heart that I write this tribute,
Sister Jestina was a beautiful soul inside out to those around her. She will be greatly missed.  It was just like yesterday,when we learned of your illness, and going out of state for treatment. I remember we started praying right away for your recovery.  Little did I know, that was going to be the last time seeing you. Even though we talked over the phone sometimes.I was still hoping to see you again. You fought a good fight, But the Lord called you to Himself. Now that you have gone to be with the Lord' out of this sinful world. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.  We love you, but God loved you more......."

This tribute was added by Nike Lawal on 19th February 2016

"Gone from us that smiling face,
The cheerful pleasant ways,
The heart that won so many friends,
In bygone, happy days.

A life made beautiful by kindly deeds
A helping hand for other needs
To a beautiful life,
comes a happy end
She died as she lived, everyone's friend.

May your gently soul Rest in Perfect Peace. Aunty Jestina"


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