Adelle Louise Hinds, of Henrico County, VA, passed away September 12, 2021.
Adelle immigrated to Connecticut in 1968 and lived there for 25 years. She moved to Virginia in 1993. Adelle loved traveling, watching basketball and baseball, reading and gardening. She often won “Yard of the Month” in her neighborhood. She also enjoyed attending concerts with her daughter. She was a long-time member of the James River South District, of SGI-USA; as well as a longtime member and volunteer with an AARP Chapter. Adelle also spent her time volunteering at St. Joseph’sVilla. She had several pets, including her cat, “Nona'” and her beloved Rat Terrier, “Oscar,” who lived to about 14 years old.
Adelle was the daughter of, the late, Mary J. (Blackman/Kellman) & Christopher O. Hinds. She was the sister of the late, Purcell, Clyde, Malvina, Vincent, Oswald, Darrel, Lewton, Keith, Edwin, and Eloise; mother of Althea V. Hinds-Catlett (formerly Henry) and the late, Stephanie E. Hinds (1963); grandmother of Janelle L. David (Kelawn) and Holly S. Henry; great-grandmother of Jamel Johnson, Nyema David, Khari David and, Keema David; “Aunt Ar” to MANY in Barbados, England, Canada, and Bermuda. Cherishing Adelle’s memory, along with her family, son-in-law, James G. Catlett; her former son-in-law, Selwyn Henry, and, special friends, Shera Gregory; Cathy Clark Nelson; Hiroko Tomlinson; and Melissa Bradner.
“May her Soul Rest In Peace.”
A homegoing visitation will be held Friday, October 1, 2021, from 6 pm-9 pm, at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. In lieu of flowers, the family would cherish potted plants, in memory of the departed gardening lover.
Rest In Eternal Peace, Mother. We did not come here to stay–we came here to learn, grow, and graduate; and, you have graduated with flying colors. You WERE the Wind Beneath My Wings. All my life, you made so many sacrifices to put me first. You continued that, with your grand-daughters; AND, your great-grandchildren. Mum, thank you for allowing me, to come through you to life, to be a beautiful reflection of His grace. May the Almighty God reward you for that, among other things. I love you FOREVER Mummie. I am EVER your daughter ~ Althea Virginia Hinds (aka Henry; married Catlett) ~ September 28, 2021.
Dear Althea and Family, I send you my deepest sympathy. Adele was such a graceful, kind and generous person. I will miss her.
@ Susan Kelley, thank you my Dear. As you had moved out of the area; and, in rushing, I omitted your name from the list of SGI_USA friends by mistake..I’m sorry.. Mum always spoke highly of you; and, was so pleased with the table that you had given her to use as a TV stand. She loved you, and all the fellow members.
Condolences to her family and friends.
Thank you, Colleen Harvey…much appreciated
We, (the Fam), had a very nice farewell visitation with Mum, along with her grand-daughter-from-another-mother, Zipporah F. B.; and, her SGI-USA member friends. Her 53-year chapter of life in the United States of America has come to an end; and, these folks were a valuable part of her “dash.” Thank you’s to follow, soon.
On behalf of our Family, I’m extending Thank You’s to Everyone who called texted, sent cards, posted on Facebook;
and commented on Mum’s obits. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, relative
of many, Aunt “Ar” to many; and, a good and loyal friend to many past and present.
Mum, you would have been happy to know that your fellow SGI-USA Fam/Friends came out, in full force, to
chant Daimoku for you, to start your journey back home to Barbados. It was really Myoho. Women’s District
leader, Shera G, spoke a special presentation, and led the chanting; Dorgas beautifully sang a song for you;
Hiroko gave a donation to get flowers for you, for when you get to Barbados; and, Vice Women’s District Leader
Melissa created a special card, with a West- African print and beautiful written sentiments, which I will leave with
you. Also showing love for you and support, were your main woman, Rosa; Nelson G; Sam & Dee; and Richmond
Chapter Women’s Leader Setsuko, giving us guidance. To finish out the lovely evening we had together, , your grand-
daughter-from-another-mother, Zipporah B, gave us a fruit bush, to plant in honor of your love of gardening.