Ruby Hyacinth Alleyne, wife, mother, grandmother extraordinaire, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, friend,
prayer warrior, scholar, athlete, a woman who was blessed with tremendous gifts and talents, and
above all a servant of God. This amazing woman AKA Sister Ruby, Hon and Rubs, was born on May 22,
1957 to Winston J. B. Enniss (deceased) and Constance Evaline Richards-Enniss at Mahaicony, East Coast
Demarara, Guyana, South America. Ruby was the second of 10 children and as a young girl she had a
positive influence on her younger siblings. As a champion athlete she represented her district at the
Guyana Nationals’ Sports events.
Ruby’s academic journey began at the Mahaicony Church of Scotland Primary School, where she
obtained her early education. Shortly after, her family moved to the North West Region of the country,
and in 1963 she attended the Matthews Ridge Government Primary School. Her secondary education
was obtained at North Georgetown Secondary and later the Georgetown Adventist Academy. Her
desire for success led her to pursue higher education at Caribbean Union College now known as
University of Southern Caribbean in Maracas Valley, St. Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago. Her graduation in
1983 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business was proof of her hard work and dedication. Ruby continued
her academic pursuit at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA and in 1997 she graduated
with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in Marketing.
Academic success provided Ruby with the tools necessary for a successful career, which she began as a
teacher, following her high school graduation at the Grove Primary School, where her father was the
principal and her mother the assistant principal.
After graduating from college she worked as a financier at the Guyana Bauxite Company, but because of
her religious convictions and the desire to be faithful to God’s commandments, her time there as short
lived. She accepted the call to serve as assistant Treasurer for the Guyana Conference of Seventh-day
Adventists (SDA) and worked in this capacity until the time of her death.
In 1981, Ruby Hyacinth Enniss wedded the late Pastor Ashton Meigwell Alleyne, AKA Comrade Funk and
former Youth and Community Services Director for the Guyana Conference of SDA, in a beautiful double
wedding. The other couple was her sister the late Christine Beck and brother-in-law Oliver Beck. From
Ruby and Ashton’s union was born three beautiful children, who were their joy and delight. Ruby
enjoyed being a grandmother and took pride in caring for her granddaughter Rhyea fondly known as her
Siamese twin, who became her travelling partner as she traversed the continents of North and South
America and the Caribbean.
Ruby understood the brevity of life and took every opportunity to be joyful, have fun, and live a life of
service, spending all of her time doing good and always thinking about others as a servant leader with a
heart of gold. Her faith in God and love for Christ were evident in the way she pursued life, living it to
the fullest and spearing no opportunity to spend time with family and friends. Ruby was a brave prayer
warrior and prolific Social Media communicator, which became vital to her survival as she faced her own
In 1999 Ruby Hyacinth was diagnosed with breast cancer and in 2008 the battle raged with a new
diagnosis of stage 4 cancer. Ruby bravely fought cancer for the past 20 years with much prayer and
through the grace and power of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
She sought the assistance of her physicians in her fight to beat this dreadful disease, never giving in,
always hopeful for healing from the great physician, full of joy and always enjoyed a good laugh. Ruby
suffered much, but like a true soldier she bore her pain without complaining and always pressing on.
Even as the end drew nigh she still encouraged her siblings and friends to have hope.
On Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at approximately 10:58 AM, Ruby Hyacinth Alleyne’s battle ended. Like
the Apostle Paul, she has fought a good fight, kept the faith, finished the course and has fallen asleep in
Jesus, awaiting the resurrection of the righteous dead. For the trumpet shall sound and the dead in
Christ shall rise first. She leaves to mourn their loss her three children: Ashton Miguel (Becky), Rhobyn
Hydi, and Rhondell Huann Alleyne-Frank (Paul); Grandchildren: Alaric M. D. Alleyne and Rhyea H. A.
Frank; Mother, Constance Evaline Richards Enniss; Siblings: Neeland Enniss (Elizabeth), Oliver Beck
(Brother-in-law), Reuben, J. Enniss, Winston (Pete) Enniss, Jacklyn Enniss-Carryl (Clyde), Conwin Abina
Fraser (Linden), Jesse A. M. Enniss (Wendy), Dr. Diahann Seaman (Dr. Jeffrey), Clyde Enniss (Natasha);
Nieces and Nephews Serena, Sean, Chrystale, Jason, Stewart, Jesse-Jamaul, Dee-Ann, Carita, Dean,
Brianna, Nikolas, Adrian, Brishana, Jordynn, Ariel, Avery, Carter, Daniel Ryan and Aleta. She was always
expressive of how much she loved her countless cousins and friends too numerous to mention. Sleep on
beloved Ruby and take your rest. We love you so, but God loves you best.
Lovingly submitted the family
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