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Lydia McNish
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Obituary for Lydia McNish

“Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy: at thy right there are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16 vs. 11.

Lydia McNish was born March 21st 1921 in Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies. As a child she attended basic school in Petersfield, Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies. As she developed she knew she wanted more for her life. She didn’t want to remain in an area with limited expectations, so she packed her bags surreptitiously and left for the big city.

She was however relentless when it came on to self-improvement and had just enough money to register for a course in stenography where she stayed as long as she could. It was there, in the city, that she met her husband. Not long after she became a mom.

Ms. Mack, as she was called, attempted to work on many occasions but being a home mom was her destiny and she was marvelous in this role.

In the 60’s she migrated to the United States where she worked for various families. Shortly after she saved and sent for all of her immediate family.

Ms. Mack later worked at Wyckoff Heights Hospital in Brooklyn, NY for most of her life. She was a dedicated worker and enjoyed her role there. She remained there until she retired.

Ms. Mack’s greatest love was first for God and then her family. She worked hard because she had a plan for them academically. She therefore struggled day and night to make that possible. She had a strong work ethic.

Ms. Mack was helpful to many families along her way. She was full of love for others, even the seemingly undeserving ones. She always made excuses for them.

Education was always a must for her and she labored to ensure that her kids would achieve that trajectory which she had for herself.

“Marvelous woman.”

She is predeceased by her daughter Angela McNish.

She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter Dawn McNish Crawford and her husband Charles; two sons Everett McNish and his wife Jo Ann and Donald McNish; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one sister Berta Lee Woodbine and a host of other relatives.


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Visitation

Friday

27

Oct

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens

771 Somerset Street
Somerset, NJ 08873

Service

Friday

27

Oct

12:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens

771 Somerset Street
Somerset, NJ 08873

cemetery

Friday

27

Oct

Hillside Cemetery

1401 Woodland Ave,
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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