January 29 2020: TYME, Irene Orentia

Irene Orentia Tyme

The matriarch, Irene Orentia Tyme, known to all as GonGon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, in the comfort of her home in Silver Spring, MD.

Irene was born in Silent Hill, Jamaica on September 27, 1915, to Alfred Ashley (DaaDa) and Annie McLiesh (MaaMa).  From DaaDa, Irene had a brother Sidney and a sister Willel.  A kind and loving mother to 8 children, Ena (pre-deceased), Roland, Hyacinth, Jennie, Merle, Neville, Audley and her baby, Alma.  Remembered by her children as a forgiving woman.  A grandmother to 27, a great-grandmother to 56 and a great-great-grandmother to 12 – GonGon was always in the presence of love.  She is also survived by her nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.  She was loved.  Remembered as a praying woman that loved to worship the Lord.  A woman that instilled in her family the importance of being in the presence of the Lord, the importance of education and discipline.  A kind woman, always eager to give without expectation.  She will be forever remembered…forever loved.

She will be forever missed and tucked safely in the hearts of those that loved her. Rest in Eternal Peace.

Family, friends, and others whose lives have been touched by Irene “GonGon”, are invited to her home church, Montgomery Hills Baptist Church, to celebrate her life and legacy.  Memorial Tribute will be on Friday, February 7th,  from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  Funeral Service will be on Saturday, February 8th, from 11:30am – 1:00pm.  Both services will be held at Montgomery Hills Baptist Church, located at 9727 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Body in State 11:00am-11:30am on Saturday, February 8th.

After the Memorial Tribute on Friday, February 7th , all are welcomed at her home located at 2201 Coleridge Drive, Silver Spring, MD to share in her culture.

Burial will be at George Washington Cemetery located at 9500 Riggs Road, Adelphi, MD 20783.  The Repast will be at Montgomery Hills Baptist Church following the burial.

Floral arrangements may be sent to Montgomery Hills Baptist Church, located at 9727 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, Inc.
500 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Phone: 301.593.9500