MARYLAND – Elaine M. Paisley, 80, a Jamaica native who moved to the U.S. in 2000 to be near her family, passed away Aug. 16, 2018, at her home in the Town of Maryland.
She was born Dec. 15, 1937, in Jamaica, the daughter of Kenneth and Anzonetta (Hunter) Paisley.
Elaine graduated from Vauxhall High School, and attended some college courses in Jamaica. She enjoyed playing many sports, but excelled in volleyball; receiving a scholarship to the United States, but declined.
Her first job was at Collins Photo Studio where she worked as a photographer. After that she became an entrepreneur, owning a bar, restaurant and grocery store. She gave up her business and gave her life to Christ in Kingston, Jamaica’s capital, where she attended Faith Cathedral Deliverance Centre and was baptize by Bishop Herald Blair.
In 2000, Elaine migrated to the United States to live with her daughter Authrine and grandchildren, and was overjoyed to be reunited with her family. She loved watching soccer with her grandson Shayne. Elaine was a people person; she always liked meeting new people and helping those in need. She enjoyed going to Flatbush SDA church, singing in the choir, admiring beautiful flowers, and watching Steve Harvey.
She is survived by six children, Annette Hinds, Anthony Stewart, Authrine Stewart Gordon, Angella Stewart, Lisa Stewart Moore and Dwayne Rohan Stewart; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren; her brother, Clifford Binns, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Son-in-laws and Daughter-in-laws.
She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Keith Paisley.
The family will be receiving friends from 1 p.m. to the start of the funeral service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 at the Seventh Day Adventist, 634 State Highway 205, Oneonta.
The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 at the Glenwood Cemetery, 549 Main St., Oneonta NY.
Arrangements are with Oneonta’s only family-owned funeral home, Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home at 51 Dietz Street. To send an online condolence to Elaine’s family, visit, www.lhpfuneralhome.com