Family of great-great-great Hyacinth Bourne, 103, announce funeral arrangements

AmNews Staff Reports | 2/13/2020, 3:28 p.m.
Great-great-great Hyacinth Bourne, 103, made her transition just one month after her 103rd birthday, in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn on Sunday, ...

Great-great-great Hyacinth Bourne, 103, made her transition just one month after her 103rd birthday, in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

On November 18, 2019, four generations of this proud Guyanese-American family had filled her Bed Stuy home to enjoy family, every kind of deliciously familiar, back-home dish imaginable, and a huge birthday cake.

Greetings and family came from all over the nation and globe, including many of her eight children, 25 grandchildren, 53 great grands and 21 great-great grands.

A two hour funeral service was held at Memorial Baptist Church in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The viewing was held in the morning, and the service and repass followed.

Granny Hyacinth’s home going service was on Monday, February 10, at Frank R. Bell Funeral Home, followed by interment at Pine Lawn Cemetery, in Farmingdale, N.Y.