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Pauline Joyce Rodney McLeod
11/07/1952
09/06/2017
Pauline Joyce Rodney McLeod

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Pauline Joyce Rodney McLeod
Pauline
Joyce Rodney
McLeod

Service Schedule

09/16/2017
1:00 - 2:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Winter Garden
125 Plant Street
Winter Garden, Florida
09/16/2017
2:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Winter Garden
125 Plant Street
Winter Garden, Florida

Obituary

Pauline Joyce Rodney McLeod, BSN, RN, at the age of 64, went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. She was born on November 7th 1952 at Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston Jamaica, the second of ten siblings, to the late Eunice Assena Allen and Joshua Percival Rodney. Pauline passed away September 6th 2017 at Orlando Regional Medical Center where she worked for over 10years before retiring in 2015. Growing up she attended Sister D Private School on Olympic Way, Tower Hill and Half-way Tree Primary schools in St. Andrew. She later passed her Common entrance exam for Ardenne High School but unfortunately was unable to attend, due to financial difficulties. She was placed at Tarrant Secondary School where she excelled and graduated at age 15, with GCE passes.

Her love for nursing and caring for others became stronger when her mom became very ill. She decided to stay home and take care of her mom who later passed in 1970. She then worked at Tradewind Garment Factory where she became an excellent seamstress. In 1974 -1976 she attended Bellevue School of Nursing where she pursued her life-long dream to become a nurse. Pauline graduated with high honors and received several academic awards and recognitions. She was employed as an Enrolled Nurse (LPN) at Kingston Public Hospital for more than 10 years.

After migrating to the United States, she continued to work as a Nurse through private agencies in New York. In 1991 on Valentine’s Day February 14th she married Mr. Kenneth McLeod. They later moved to Bridgeport Connecticut to be closer to her children. With higher education always on her mind, and the drive for excellence, Pauline returned to Bridgeport School of Nursing where she obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing in 2005. That was still not enough for her. In 2012 she obtained a Bachelor of Science of Nursing (BSN) from Kaplan University.

Again, she graduated with high honors and received several academic and recognition awards such as PSI BETA (National Honor Society for Community Colleges.) Additionally, she received the Anne Marie Kimball R.N. Memorial Award from Kaplan University. This award is given to a graduate who demonstrates proficiency and aptitude in Psychiatric Nursing and who best exemplifies the warm, caring spirit and dedicated professionalism of Anne Marie Kimball, R.N.

Pauline later relocated to Winter Garden Florida where she worked at Health Central Hospital, then Orlando Regional Medical Center. Later on, she began teaching as a nursing instructor at a local college here in Orlando. Pauline worked as a nurse, a charge nurse, instructor, and other capacities for more than forty years, inspiring and motivating everyone academically.

Pauline was a very respected, social, warm, outgoing, and good hearted person who truly loved helping others. She fulfilled her life passion and dream to become one of the best nurses possible helping and caring for others. She became the PRO (Public Relations Officer) and Advisor for the MOM’s Program in Jamaica; A charitable organization for Developing, Empowering a Nation to Succeed (DEAN), in honor of her late nephew Dean. She also was a member of the GAUKS, a social, and family centered organization for 16 years, and eventually assumed the secretary position, a position she held until her tenure was up in July of 2017.

Pauline had a big heart and a beautiful smile that truly warms your heart and put your mind at ease. She loved God and enjoyed life. Pauline was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy, Pastor Yvette Leachman who was very instrumental in helping her through her spiritual journey and baptism.

Pauline leaves to cherish her memories: her loving husband Kenneth McLeod whom she married 26 years ago on Valentine’s Day February 14th 1991; her sincere children Karlene Douglas-McKenzie and Dominic Bailey; father Joshua Rodney; two granddaughters: Makayla McKenzie and Delani Bailey, two grandsons: Malik McKenzie and Dominic Bailey Jr.; six brothers: Carlton, Ronald, Barrington, Gafton, Devon, Errol Rodney and five sisters: Veronica Thomas, Opal Rodney Chambers, Faith Bailey, Marjorie, Tanesha and Kadesha Rodney: aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 1:00 PM until services begin at 2:00PM at First Baptist Church of Winter Garden, 125 Plant Street, Winter Garden, with Pastor Yvette Leachman, officiating. Final services and burial will take place in St. Catherine, Jamaica, W.I.

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Ken McLeod
Created On: 09/26/2017 16:20:15

Pauline was the most wonderful person I had ever known. I am blessed to have called her my wife for 26 1/2 years. She was the love of my life and my entire world. It was so easy to love her and I loved her wholeheartedly. Truly, she will forever be in my heart. Take your rest with Almighty YAH my love. You mean more to HIM than to anyone who had known you.


Charlie smith
Created On: 09/25/2017 05:23:31

The resurrection hope hope is a promise from our Heavenly Father Jehovah. We can be sure he will keep his promise,, the resurrection of Jesus is our guarantee.


K. Hope
Created On: 09/19/2017 17:06:14

We are so sorry to hear about Pauline. Our thoughts are with your family during this sad time. God has a perfect memory and purposes to bring our loved ones back to life in the future paradise. John 5:28,29. May your memories become a treasure and this comforts your heart.