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Life Sketch of Enos Artnell Euell
Six years after WWI, the tide of events had not changed. Devastation and depression lingered. But though exploitation and colonization had been ravaging the islands of the Caribbean, various tribes of African decent were steadfast in their struggle for survival. Included in this group was the Euell tribe.
Then God in His infinite wisdom, looked down on a tropical island and thought, “How can I alleviate some of this misery?” There was a need for discipline, as well as hope to enable people to climb out of the depression that had settled over them. So He caused a seed to be planted; and in that embryo, He placed traits of discipline, friendliness and caring, saying, “This child shall be my agent to establish structure and spread smiles and goodwill to all who cross his path. He shall order his household with strong discipline and lift mankind’s spirits by his many acts of kindness.”
Thus, Enos Artnell Euell was born on March 8, 1924, to the late William and Marjorie Euell in Rosemount, St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies. He was the youngest of three children: Egent, Alpha, and Enos.
At an early age, he was raised in the fear and admonition of the lord. His parents instilled in him the ethic of hard work and perseverance. He was taught that God should be the guiding force and power in his life.
He attended Camberwell elementary school, which served, as a significant foundation in his life, and which he fondly talked about as a ‘pivotal period of (his) upbringing.’
He later met his life partner, Sybil, at an ice cream parlor in Kingston, Jamaica. This encounter, with Sybil changed his life, and started a relationship, in which he affectionately called her his “Sweetie”.
He worked as a Bus Conductor for many years, which afforded him the opportunity to meet many people to whom he endeared himself. But in the process of raising his family, he discovered that much more resources were needed. So he opted, like many at that time, to join the mass migration of West Indians to England in the early 60’s, to explore new opportunities for his children.
Leaving the sunny and lustrous island of Jamaica, to the wintery, blistering and foggy seasons of England, he settled down, and established himself. He worked there in the hospital system in the patient care dining unit. This new life and environment helped him substantially to take care of his family.
But as time went on, he never stopped exploring, and seeking better opportunities for his family. So he, along with his “Sweetie”, eventually made their journey to the United States in the early 70’s.
The family took up residence in Stamford, Connecticut. There, providentially, he found the Lord, and was baptized along with his youngest son, Oswald, at the Bridgeport Seventh-day Adventist church in Bridgeport, Connecticut, by the late Samuel James, who pastored in the Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
He became an active member of the Stamford Seventh-day Adventist Mission where he served as an ordained Elder, soul winner, and community leader.
His home was the church home for many members and pastors. He took great delight in cooking delicious meals, including his famed excovitched fish. He was always in the kitchen. He just loved to entertain.
He was a loyal supporter of pastors, members, young people, and people of other faiths. No one was too big or too small that was not deserving of respect. He valued people irrespective of their station in life.
While living in Stamford, Connecticut, he worked at the Stamford Hospital in the Radiology Department, from where he later retired.
Upon his retirement, he and his dear “Sweetie” relocated to Florida. They joined the Mount Zion Seventh-day Adventist church in Kissimmee, Florida. There, his Christian spirit never stopped. He continued to be an active member, faithful local Elder and community outreach advocate. He mingled with all kinds of people. His gregarious personality and selfless life impacted and influenced people, including people in the business community. Wheverever the opportunity occurred to share the Gospel of Christ, he seized on it.
Those who knew him would attest that the church was his life. He was never too busy. He ensured that members who needed a ride home were not left behind. His vehicle was their vehicle.
Not long ago, his acts of kindness and Christian service were, recognized by the Mount Zion Seventh-day Adventist Church. His life has made a tremendous impact on the lives of countless others who have been fortunate to come within the sphere of his influence.
Enos Artnell Euell was a devoted husband and loving father. He was zealous, protective and proud of his children. He loved his church, and remained a loyal friend of God.
Unfortunately, his health deteriorated, and on Monday, February 5, 2018, he passed away.
He is survived by his wife, Sybil, his children: Dudley (Dorrell, daughter-in-law), Eugenie (Deatan, son-in-law), Hopeton (Donna, daughter-in-law), Carl, Faithlyn, Eglon, Oswald (Marcia, daughter- in-law), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a multitude of other relatives. He will be greatly missed.
“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning”. May his soul rest in peace.