Obituary for Edward Allwood Jr.
Edward Allwood, Jr. was born on November 2, 1928 in Kingston Jamaica, West Indies. He was the second (2nd) of seven children born to the union of Edward Allwood, Sr., deceased, and Violet Bartley Allwood, deceased. Edward departed this life to a peaceful rest on Monday, June 18, 2018.
Edward came into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior, at an early age. Upon relocating to Brooklyn, New York and subsequently residing between Brooklyn, New York and Kissimmee, Florida, He would worship with local churches in his community in Brooklyn, and when he was in Florida Edward would join his family in worship at New Covenant Baptist Church of Orlando, Inc.
Edward was educated in the public school system in Kingston Jamaica, West Indies.
Edward met the love of his life, Marjorie Ricketts. In November 1974, Edward was united in holy matrimony to Marjorie. He is the father of sixteen(16) children: Noel (Wayne) Allwood, deceased; Janet (Peggy) Allwood; Mark Allwood Sr; Orrington (Steve) Allwood; Troy (Patrick) Allwood; Teasha Allwood; Keasha Allwood; Camella (Chrissy) Allwood; Lorna Allwood , Elva Allwood , Jacinth Allwood, Clayton Allwood , Pansy Allwood , Sophia Allwood, Claudette Allwood, and Norman Allwood, deceased. Edward loved and was devoted to his wife Marjorie and his many children. He was very supportive, caring, and always enjoyed being surrounded by his family.
Edward was employed for 18 ½ years with Sheraton Hotels and Resorts. He diligently worked in Hotel Maintenance. As a Carpenter by trade, Edward also worked in construction.
Edward enjoyed doing many things in life. He especially enjoyed competitive cycling when he lived in Jamaica. Edward loved sharing stories of his life in Jamaica, telling jokes to his family, whistling comforting melodies, traveling and spending his time living in Brooklyn, New York and Kissimmee, Florida.
Edward leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Marjorie Allwood, sixteen children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, one surviving sister, three surviving brothers, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and devoted friends.
For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Corinthians 5:1