June 25, 1930 - October 6, 2021
Mary Matilda Jarvis was born to Cecelia and William Perkins on June 25, 1930, in St. Patricks, Montserrat, British West Indies. She was the first of three children, all girls. Mary was a quiet, shy and strong young lady who lived the love and values that she was taught by Meme Dyer, the grandmother who raised her. Mary attended the Kinsale and St. Patricks Primary schools where she was a good student who followed the rules. She was a respectable, humble, young woman who was always interested in making the house, a home, so when she met “the love of her life”, John Jarvis Sr., some seventy three (73) years ago, she was able to put her skills to practical use. They lived a happy and fulfilling life together – she, as his most ardent supporter and he, her most devoted defender. They worked together like a hand in a glove. Their union produced twelve children, four daughters and eight sons, (three daughters and two sons preceded her in death). She was a devoted housewife and home maker - roles that she dedicated her life to, for the majority of her years. She was the bonding force, the glue that held the family together, using her many special talents, cooking, baking, and sewing, to make life comfortable for all. She was known for her special “August Monday goat water” which she made for the annual Penticostal church outing to the beach, in Montserrat. She also baked many pastries and dishes to feed her family members, friends and acquaintances throughout the years. Her knack for sewing skills was evident in the curtains hanging from every window in the home, and newly made each Christmas season. She worked temporarily for a time at local Montserrat stores, “Hashie’s” and then Rams Supermarket where she acquired the reputation as a respected cashier. As important as her family and community were to her, most significant was the Lord - her Savior, whom she accepted in 1954 as the guiding force in her life, and as her reason for being. She loved the Lord intensely; as a result, she was a “prayer warrior”, who was very involved with her church activities, first at the Wapping and Dyers’ Pentecostal churches, which she attended until her migration to the United States. She became a member of the Harvest Church Worship Center of Orlando, then a member of the Miracle Temple Ministries Inc., of Poinciana, on her relocation to Poinciana, prior to her period of illness and death. She is survived by her loving husband, one daughter and six sons. John Jarvis Sr., Walter Perkins, St. Claire Theodore Jarvis, Cynthia Jarvis-Baron, Barrymore, John Jr., Sylvester and Kenroy Jarvis. Grand & Great grandmother of three generation off-spring, multiple friends, and acquaintances too numerous to name, with residence in the UK, USVI, US, Canada and Montserrat, and elsewhere. Celebration of Life Service: 10:00am – 12:00pm For the late Mary Matilda Jarvis will take place on Saturday October 16th, 10:00am at the OSCEOLA Memory Gardens Funeral services. Located: 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744 Burial: Location: OSCEOLA Memory Gardens Cemetery, 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744 Funeral Service will be broadcasted and can be viewed on www.youtube.com website by entering Web access link to be shared in future announcements. In light of the present COVID-19 restrictions guests’ accommodation is limited, but flower donations can be sent per delivery to; 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744 OSCEOLA Memory Gardens Funeral services; the online Sympathy Store also provides flower choices at the web link below; 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744, (407)-847-2494 www.osceolamemgds.com/store/ or florists of your choice.
Mary Matilda Jarvis was born to Cecelia and William Perkins on June 25, 1930, in St. Patricks, Montserrat, British West Indies. She was the first of three children, all girls. Mary was a quiet, shy and strong young lady who lived the love... View Obituary & Service Information
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