This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Claudette Coke, 58 years old, born on August 12, 1962, and passed away on March 11, 2021. We will remember her forever.

Please join us for her funeral service on:Thursday April 22nd 2021

Full details below.........

                           Funeral Service

The Church Service will be streamed live at 11am and is to be held at: 
St Hilda’s Crofton Park
Courtrai Road
SE23 1PL

Funeral Programme link below


The Burial will be streamed live at 1:30pm and Claudette (Pat) will be laid to rest at:

Grove Park Cemetry
Marvels Lane
SE12 9PU

Funeral Programme Link

Posted by Jenny Thomas on May 23, 2022
Sis I miss you every day
Posted by Roy Thomas on March 15, 2022
One year pass already still feeling the pain,
Claudette will forever be in my heart
Posted by Sharon Henry on March 11, 2022
You've been taken so soon only God knows why, you are now an angel watching over the ones you love so dear, sleep in peace and keep shining as a bright star ✨ ✨ in the sky.
Posted by Pauleene Thomas on March 11, 2022
Wow, time has flown by. Continue to sleep in peace. RIP
Posted by Chrystal Chaplin-Walsh on September 2, 2021
I just found out today..... I'm in absolute shock, my heart is sadden deeply.
You had such an impact on my life for so many different reasons, but one of them was a massive blessing and will always be filled with the happiest of memories.

Rest in perfect peace❤

Sending much love to all the family,
Chrystal x
Posted by Leon Jones on August 12, 2021
Happy heavenly birthday Aunty Pat, miss and love you loads ❤️
Posted by Angela Bryant on August 12, 2021
Hey C…. Miss you, the chats and the laughter loads. Heavenly birthday blessings to you.
Love always
Posted by Lynette Afflick on August 12, 2021
Happy Heavenly Birthday Pat. Xx
Posted by Teresa Borg on August 12, 2021
Dear Claudette
Just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you on what would of been you 59th birthday, miss you loads, you should still be with us, life is so unfair.
I bet your organising everyone in heaven and making them laugh ❤️
Posted by Leroy Dixon on August 12, 2021
Happy Heavenly Birthday Mum, Miss you so Much and Love you even more
Posted by Icyline Howell on May 6, 2021
Dear Paulette I hope you’re doing well I know it’s a difficult time for the family, loosing your love ones and at such a young age, please accept my deepest condolences. I pray God will continue to strengthen you and the family I know the feeling of loosing and missing a love one, but we know that we will meet again; so let her go to rest in the arms of her savior Jesus Christ. Blessings to you always ‍♂️❤️Xxx
Posted by Kiesha C on April 24, 2021
Sleep on, and take your rest;
Lay down your head upon the Saviour’s breast;
You were well loved, but Jesus loves you best;
But we remember because your soul was love itself

Love and best wishes to all the family.
Stephen & Kiesha
Posted by J Mckenzie on April 22, 2021

Claudette, I wish that I could have been there today to pay my respects to you.
Losing a friend at any age is hard but becomes even more so in your later years; so many memories and so much to reflect on since we first met so many years ago. I am still grieving for the loss of you but can honestly say that I find some comfort in those memories of our times together and know that as times goes on these memories will become even more precious.

You were truly a remarkable woman and although I know it was never up to me I think you left us too soon. I know how much your family have lost with your passing. My love and prayers are with them daily and I hope with each passing day that their grief and sadness becomes easier to bear.

Rest in peace my dear friend; missing you now and forevermore. Love Janet
Posted by Teresa Borg on April 22, 2021
Dear Claudette
I still cannot believe that you’ve gone, heaven really has gained a beautiful angel, you are beautiful inside and out and highly regarded by everyone.
You were the best manager anyone could wish for and always had the best interest of children and young people in your heart, loved our evening chats talking about a possible placement then ending up talking for over an hour about food, music and Jamaica etc.
I’m missing you so much and am devastated that you have left us.
Fly high beautiful princess with the knowledge that everyone loved you
Posted by Wayne Pearson on April 22, 2021
I will cherish forever fond memories of the fun and laughter we had going through University together.
Fly high with the angels,
Your forever friend
Wayne P
Posted by Evelyn Morgan on April 22, 2021
Claudette, I just want to wish peace and strength to your children. They paid a lovely tribute to you today and you would have been proud. 58 is no age but I know this pain well as we lost our mother at the same age almost 24 years ago. The pain never goes but you learn how to cope. God bless those you have left behind and may they continue to represent your legacy to the fullest. Rest well in perfect peace.
Posted by Jacqui Jacqui on April 22, 2021
My deepest condolences to Claudette’s family and friends. Thank you for a beautiful and heartfelt service which gave us a deeper understanding of the brilliant, real, funny, intelligent. resourceful and nurturing woman Claudette was in life. Those beautiful eyes spoke volumes, communicating her humour, thoughts and strong opinions! Claudette’s legacy lives on in her amazingly strong children and grandchildren.
Thank you Claudette for your forthright, passionate and well informed insights as our Fostering Manager. It’s hard to believe we won’t be in your presence again... you’ll be greatly missed.
Rest In Power and take your Throne Queen.
Posted by Lashaleah Nicely on April 22, 2021
Claudette, it's so sad to see you go, you will always be remembered and always missed.
Rest in eternal peace
Lashaleah Nicely (Manning)

To the family, you have done Claudette so proud, such a beautiful service, amazingly put together. Thank you for allowing me to be apart of it.
Posted by Ann Marie Springer on April 22, 2021
I am very grateful for all the help and support you gave us and I will never forget your presence and the advice you always gave, you will be missed.
Posted by Christine Bynoe on April 22, 2021
Dear Claudette,
Our paths did not cross for several years, after were work colleagues in lambeth, however, we met two years ago and it was good to meet after so many years.

You have had such a positive influence on so many throughout the years.
May you rest in everlasting peace.
Posted by Hyacinth McLeod on April 22, 2021
Dear Claudette,

Rest In Eternal Sleep. Definitely gone to soon.
You were so passionate about your work with children, it really shone through when we spoke. You will be missed.

Sincere Condolences to your family.

From Wendy and Charles McLeod
Posted by Jules Norwood on April 22, 2021
What a beautiful service for a beautiful lady, you did her proud. The readings were exceptional and I could see Claudette pulling her faces and rolling her eyes. Claudette was a very special person who obviously touched so many peoples lives. Although I wasn't in her life everyday I knew that I could just pick up the phone and she would always be there. She was one of those friends who doesn't matter when we last spoke we would always fall back into conversation like it was yesterday when we last did. Proud to say she was my friend. x
Posted by yvette thomas on April 22, 2021
Rest in perfect peace Claudette.. You will be missed greatly at grandma's. Kyle will miss his boxing day duck buddy.. Grandma will miss your laying on the bed with your beautiful smile and talks.. Aunty Jenny will miss your girlie chats. May you always rest in peace and you will never be forgotten. Love always
Posted by Asha Webb on April 22, 2021
Dear Ms Patricia,

I have only met you once, your presence was felt and has been felt by those who have known you. I have worked along your daughter and son (presently). By knowing them, you must of been a woman of strength whose eyebrow made an such impact. Sleep well.
Posted by Leya Yakalawo on April 22, 2021
May her departed soul rest in peace.
Posted by Michael lightbourne on April 22, 2021
To a Dear sister who i new for many years at church under the leadership of pastor Headlham may you rest in the Loving tender arms of our heavenly father.
Posted by Debbie Newman on April 22, 2021
Claudette you were an amazing person, I cannot believe you are gone! You were a colleague and a friend the one I could phone, who would listen and then give a different perspective. You will be sorle missed.
My condolences to your family, I just wish them all the best and bless them for letting us share you,
Posted by Tony Beckford on April 22, 2021
Dear Pat rest in peace you are gone but never Forgotten your soul lives on and I know you are watching over all of us making sure we all live a good life god bless and keep you you always and forever amen
Posted by Rosamond M on April 22, 2021
Today you will be laid to rest. As the saying goes, God only takes the best. The thought of never seeing you again brings tears to my eyes. You brightened up the darkest day and even the greyest sky.

Although you're away physically, you will always be in our hearts. Rest in perfect peace. 
Posted by Ifz Rose on April 22, 2021
Aunty Claudette,

Only had the pleasure of meeting you once, but though this season it seemed as though I had met you a thousand times more.

You have left an amazing legacy through your children and grandchildren who will continue to keep your spirit alive.

For all that you have done and still will do in spirit through your family, God bless you.

May your soul rest in perfect peace.

Love Ify ❤️

Posted by Pauleene Thomas on April 22, 2021
Dear Claudette
I did not know you personally but felt it was right to write a few words. 

You were very much loved and hope your family and friends continue to keep your memories alive.

Sleep in eternal peace and keep smiling. The almighty will look after you
Posted by Latisha Henry on April 22, 2021
Dear Pat
Rest in perfect and beautiful peace in the arms of Our Lord.
I pray your family keep up the traditional gatherings in your memory.
May all who loved you remain blessed with comfort and love through all the warm and tender memories shared.
With deepest sympathy from Latisha and the Henry Family x
Posted by Yvette Morgan on April 22, 2021
Even through we didnt see each other often when we did meet it was always with a big hug. Sleep on Darling xx
Posted by Jennifer Tomar on April 22, 2021
RIEP Roy T's Queen 
Posted by John King on April 22, 2021
Although I only met you a few times, I know you were a person who shone brightly and had a lot of love to give. Erron and Yvonne are a true testament to this.

May your soul rest in eternal peace. Amen.


Your kingdom come.
Your will be done.
As it is in heaven.
Posted by Stephanie Allen on April 22, 2021
Auntie Claudette,

I have heard so many great things about you and I am inspired by your Legacy. The impact you have made in this world will never be forgotten. You are now guardian Angel and I pray that you rest in perfect peace ❤️
Posted by Cathy Lloyd Williams on April 22, 2021
Claudette you were such a huge part of our Southwark family and having worked alongside you for many years I hugely valued your warmth passion humour and honesty. You are missed beyond measure x
Posted by Leila Lynch on April 22, 2021
Claudette I will miss your direct advice and feedback. Your knowledge and experience always made joint working with you positive and informative. It's now your time to rest and I want to thank God for blessing us with you. 
Posted by Trish Sarris on April 22, 2021
You were clearly a very special mother and such an important part of your family. You are going to missed so much by them all but you leave behind so many special memories for them. Rest in peace.
Posted by Peter Young on April 21, 2021
Dearest Pat,

It’s with the deepest sadness that I write this heartfelt tribute.

I’ve known Yvonne for over 25 years now and the first time I met you was in 1998 when Yvonne had a birthday party. You opened the door with a smile and kept that smile every time I met you (You always felt present in the moment whenever I spoke to you).

I remember over the years, when I did see you, you were always nice to me and showed an interest in how I was getting on, albeit, that the conversations were brief.

What I do hold close to my heart is that in one of the darkest periods in my life, you invited me to your home and advised me on how I could deal with the trauma that was unfolding in front of me.Your advice produced life changing positive outcomes and continue to make a huge change in our lives. For that I am / will always hold you close to my heart.

You have done such an amazing job as a parent / grandparent and that can be clearly scene by how your children carry themselves / contribute to the community in such a positive way.

You will be dearly missed by everyone who came into contact with you. Rest in eternal peace.

Love always,

Peter Young & Family
Posted by Gloria Williams on April 21, 2021
Claudette, you are now resting with your heavenly father. May you have eternal rest. You will be missed by all. The good Lord will console your children, mum, family and friends.
Posted by Natasha Elliott on April 21, 2021
There are two times in my life where you made an impact and I never got to thank you.
The first was when you took me in and allowed me to be part of your family. You didn’t have to, but you did anyway. Thank you
The second was when I became a mother myself and you offered me wisdom, ideas and support. You didn’t have to but you did. Thank you.
It is sad that we don’t realise I persons influence until they are gone.
Posted by Junie Byrne on April 21, 2021
I know you are resting in peace Dear friend
Posted by Rosemary Lawrence on April 21, 2021
Please accept our condolences for the loss of your mother.  I didn’t have the honor to know mum, but I can tell she was an incredible lady. I’m so saddened to know the hardship your family is going through and I want to offer our condolences and support.

Rosemary and family
Posted by Ashleigh S on April 21, 2021
To My Beautiful Aunty Pat,

I wanted to take the time to thank you for the many things that you have contributed to our family. I am most thankful for the love and care you have given to me.

I want to honour the fact that you are and will always be a PHENOMENAL WOMAN!

Thank you for all the things you’ve allowed me to be apart of, and given me countless amounts of inspiration, which has led me down different paths.

I am happy that I’ve had a chance to experience you in my lifetime, and even though you are no longer with us in the flesh I know you will continuously guide us in sprit.

Aunty Pat, if I can amount and do even a fraction of the things you’ve managed to do in your life, I know that I will be a successful woman!

Thank you for the countless holidays, sleepovers (my second home), advice, jokes, talks, lessons and most of all thank you for being YOU!

I will continue to grow and be the woman that you will continue to be proud of.

I will always honour and keep family values close to my heart as I know this is something you were passionate about.

I’ll always be your little “Mince-Meat” as you called me. Thank you for also giving my precious daughter the nickname of “Ginja/Ginger”. I will never let her forget and ensure she will always remember.

Love you sooo much x

Rest in Everlasting Peace xxx
Posted by Paul Bassey on April 21, 2021
Hi Pat,

It saddens me to know you are no longer here with us, I could remember in the beginning when I first met you, you took me in like your own son, even at Christmas times when you dished my plate than I looked at Leroy’s plate and it was the same as mine, I then said to myself yes I’m in the family. Because of you my spelling has gotten better because everyone joked about my spelling during Christmas games (Spelling Bee), I remember all the great holidays we had, Jamaica, St Lucia, Barbados, Turkey and many more. Lets not forget the trip to Blackpool with the dodgy people carrier that kept over heating.

We had some great times the memories are endless, you will be greatly missed. You was a role model to many, and as I have had the pleasure of knowing the family for over 20 years I know that they will be strong and cuddle together to over come these sad times and stay strong for the future.

As the father of your grandsons I will do my best to support them in these times and through out there lives.

Rest in Peace

Lots of love and memories

Paul Bassey
Posted by Salome Chuma on April 21, 2021
Condolences to the whole family. May Almighty God give you all strength during this difficult time.
Posted by Miriam Murray on April 21, 2021
Dearest Pat, Words cannot express the shock and hurt I felt when I heard that you passed away. I can remember the great memories when we was all going to church together. I remember the times when you Paulette, Esmeline & I used to sneaked out of our house at weekends to go parties in Brixton. We used to have the best times together. The places we use to go in Brixton was unbelievable. We just used to walk down Railton Road and listen where the music was coming from, there was always a dance in those days. Our parents was very strict but that didn’t phase us we still found a way of having fun. Some times it would be on a Friday & Saturday nights . We didn’t care that we had to wake up in time for church the next day...I can also remember we going to church on Sunday morning trying to keep our eyes opened & nodding off in service. Thank you Pat for being apart of my life. I can hear your laughters and your big smiles. Your memories will always be with me. You will be greatly missed by all. Rest in Peace Pat ❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Veronica Sylvan on April 21, 2021
I’m still in shock you have passed..It hasn’t kicked in yet.. not sure if It ever will .
Please know that our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
You may not physically be here but your presence still remains..everything you believed in,accomplisments, family❤️ the list is truly endless and that speaks volume ,on how phenomenal you were as a person. I will forever hold our last conversation dearly to my heart❤️.
It brings me so much comfort❤️.
Fly High Auntie P
Love Forever&Always Your Ronnie
Posted by Sherika Boothe on April 21, 2021
I have heard so many wonderful and special stories about you Ms P. You were certainly a special gem. Your beautiful memories lives on in your legacy left behind as you were only here for a very short while. Always in our hearts with love. God needs only the very best so he chose you. Rest In Perfect Peace beautiful lady.

Sherika and Boothe's family xx
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Posted by Jenny Thomas on May 23, 2022
Sis I miss you every day
Posted by Roy Thomas on March 15, 2022
One year pass already still feeling the pain,
Claudette will forever be in my heart
Posted by Sharon Henry on March 11, 2022
You've been taken so soon only God knows why, you are now an angel watching over the ones you love so dear, sleep in peace and keep shining as a bright star ✨ ✨ in the sky.
her Life

Early Years

Claudette was the 4th born child of Albert and Ruby. She was the first child they had when they moved to England from Jamaica. She grew up in the church where the family built many bonds and her and her siblings spent summers with their cousins the Pennants. As a child she loved to read and she always had a keen interest in her Jamaican heritage.

The life of a Mother

Claudette had her first two children Yvonne and Leroy by the time she was 18. Years later Erron and Sunitta joined the fold and in addition to being a bonus mum to her nieces and nephews, she brought her Goddaughter Nathalee over from Jamaica and went on to adopt her youngest daughters Shanika and Shanae. As a mother she was dedicated to raising her children the right way and continued to support them in their endeavours until the time of her passing

The life of a Grandmother (Nanny)

If she was dedicated as a mother she was even more so as a Grandmother. Insisting that ‘granny or grandma’ were titles beyond her years, all her grandchildren knew her as Nanny. She was blessed to love and be loved by her grandchildren Kyerron, Shana, Joseph, Darrion, Keon, Kamiah, Kaliyah and Zariah. Present at the birth of each of her children’s ‘firsts’ Claudette ensured she helped guide her children to be the best parents they could be and continue to build a close and tightly bonded family
Recent stories
Shared by Melissa Smith on March 11, 2022
Just wanted to let the family know that Claudette's colleagues are thinking of you all today. We had a gathering yesterday to remember her - about twenty of her colleagues from the fostering service. It was strange as I think no-one could really say her name yet - it still feels so sad and raw. I don't think Claudette would have wanted that and I know she is in a beautiful place. I hope that you have all been able to continue to feel deep joy in life, despite the grief and sadness of losing her. I know that your happiness would have been her dearest wish. And lots of disco dancing!

Pat my little sister

Shared by Claudette Sinclair on April 24, 2021
Pat, you were 3 years old when I first met you, my little sister. A cute, pretty, sweet little ball of fun.  I had the joy of taking you and Marcia to nursery in the mornings holding you with one hand and Marcia with the other, keeping my 2 little sisters safe but I better pray that it did not rain the night before, because in true Pat's style you would drag me to any little or big puddle that you could see and you would jump in. You enjoyed a splash. I watched you grow up from that little girl to become an adult. Mother of my fantastic nieces and nephews, grand mother, and "auntie Pat" to all of your siblings children. We have shared so much fun, so much laughs and so much love, along the way.  55 years we spent together Pat and with so many stories to tell of our lives together growing up, I could write a best selling novel. As siblings we all talked with our eyes, shoulders and feet and we will continue to do that for you. I know that you will be the secret listener at our conversations and when we laugh, you will laugh too clapping your hands as you laugh along with us, because "those we love don't ever go away".
It seem unreal to ever think that you are not here. I wanted to keep you here but you are needed in heaven. I miss you and my cheeks are wet as I write but each tear is a prayer and my grief is expression of love.
One more step along the world you go little sister. You have moved from the old things to the new and one day we will meet again. Until then sleep well and rest well Pat.
Love you Pat. 
From Peggy 

Our private jokes

Shared by Tina Francis on April 22, 2021
Dearest Claudette,

There are so many 'misses' that will no doubt make my eyes leak. We have shared many a funny joke, I am going to miss that. I will miss your  no nonsense but caring approach. You was so talented and will be a great loss to everyone you touched.

I am so sorry you did not beat the 'trussed up Turkey' and that we did not have another chance to speak.

Just had a chuckle that instead of resting you would be organising! God bless you my lovely.

Tina xxx