Gwendolyn Adassa Malcolm

August  29th, 1933 May  22nd, 2024
Reading, UK
Gwendolyn Adassa Malcolm

For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 1 Thessalonians 4:14

Obituary & Funeral Arrangements

Gwendolyn sadly passed away on Wednesday 22nd May. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. We invite you to use this page for information and solace. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 27th, and this page will be regularly updated with the latest arrangements. During this challenging time, we understand that information may be slow to come, and we thank you for your kind words and patience.
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Timeline for the day

Funeral Service @ 10.30 AM
Newbold Church, St. Marks Road, Binfield, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 4AN
Committal @ 1.15 PM
Shinfield Cemetery, Grovelands Road, Spencers Wood, Reading, RG7 1DP
Celebration of Life @ 14.15
Hilton Reading, Drake Way, Reading RG2 0GQ
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June 28, 2024
My Beautiful Beautiful Mother in law. My heart is broken but knowing that I will see you again very very soon fills my heart with such immense hope. From the day I met you , you welcomed me into the family. You shared nothing but words of wisdom, encouragement and love and never a negative word was said. You truly are an Angel and have shown me the true characteristics of what a mother should possess. I am following your example with my sons. Sleep well my Beautiful Mummy , until that Great Great Day when we shall meet again 🤗🤗

Love Flo
June 27, 2024
The memories of the warm welcome that was extended to us on our first visit to Reading SDA Church by Bro and Sis. Malcolm remains with us forever. Mumsie, as we often call her, always have a warm smile and kind words to offer. We will always remember the laughter, delicious food and fellowship we share on sabbath and family gatherings. While our hearts are saddened by her physical departure from us, we rejoice in the legacy she leaves behind. We send our deepest condolences to the family with lots of love and hugs. Sorry we are not able to be there with you physically all at this time but our hearts are there spiritually. Take comfort in the fact that we will meet on resurrection morn ❤🥰
Reynolds Family
June 27, 2024
May God comfort you during this difficult time. You are in my prayers.
Lorraine Frye
June 27, 2024
I didn't have the opportunity to meet Mrs. Malcolm, but I believe I got to know her through her dear daughter, Helen. I've heard enough about her to realize she was a wonderfully wise mother and lady. The stories Helen shared of her Mum were always profound, interspersed with humor that was always easily appreciated by the Jamaican in me. My prayer is that God will use the lovely memories of her to help to comfort her family during this time of loss.
Mrs. Malcolm rests in the Lord, waiting for that "great getting-up morning" when her family can be reunited with her, and those who didn't get to meet her in this life will have the privilege of seeing her fully restored. I pray that we will all (family, friends, well-wishers) be there to greet her.

Sincere condolences to Helen and the entire family--I am keeping you in prayer for the comfort and strength you need at this time.
Sonia Donaldson
June 27, 2024
My thoughts are with you all today… May you rest in eternal peace…

saffron charles
June 27, 2024
To the Malcolm and Thompson family - Clive, Andrea, Gary, June and Paul, we pray that you will draw comfort from the words of our Lord that “weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.” May you be encouraged as you wait to see mum again on that glorious morning when Christ returns.
Hope Njoku
June 27, 2024
To Helen, Andrea, June, Paul, Clive and all of the Malcolm family, my heart and prayers are with you as you lay your beloved Mum to rest. I will always remember and be thankful for how your Mum always welcomed me with a warm smile and welcoming arms when I was a student at Reading University and the many fun Sabbath lunches that I was able to have with you all. Her kindness made all the difference. x
June 27, 2024
To Gwen, a mother, grandmother, great grandmother. Even though you have left this life, your soul and legacy will live on in those who love you and knew you..
Rest in internal peace xx
Trisha Husbands
June 27, 2024
A Grandma is such an special individual to have I'm your life. I had the privilege of knowing Sis Malcolm and calling her Grandma and getting lots of cuddles, smiles, jokes and words of encouragement from. Spending time with you was always sweet. You were just such a calming and gentle force of nature and as a family we have so much love for you. Our hearts go out to the whole Thompson and Malcolm family at this time. Just know we are right here for you, for everything 💓
The Dias Family
June 27, 2024
I am honored to pay tribute to my mother in law, Gwendolyn Malcolm, who always had a special place in my heart. Two things that stood out about Mom was her stories, and her positive outlook in life. Whenever I seemed uncertain, Mom would say, " Don't worry Allan, everything will work out, just do your best and it will be alright". Those kind words, have, and will stay with me forever. So as we gather to celebrate Gwendolyn Malcolm's legacy, let's remember the impact a few kind words can have on someone's life. We love you Mom.
Allan Fischle
June 26, 2024
Aunty Gwen, was the best ever. I remember when my dad used to take my sister and I on the long train ride to reading for the weekend. No matter what time we arrived, aunty Gwen would leave whatever she was doing and head straight to the kitchen. Within minutes we were enjoying some real good food, and all I kept wondering was "how did she get everything ready so fast?
Aunty Gwen was a mover & a shaker. She Cooked fast...walked fast...shopped fast and she never missed a beat.
My prayer for the family is that you will always remember what a blessing Aunty Gwen was, to so many people, and that her beloved family was her pride and Joy.

The biggest comfort is knowing that she lived & served God, and is now waiting for him to call her name at the great resurrection.
Consie Cooke
June 26, 2024
Sister Malcolm’s warm smile and welcoming words greeted us when we first arrived in Reading. She remained dear to us along with all members of her family. We pray for God’s comforting arms to be felt by you both now and always. From The Rocks. (Maureen, Andrew and Iona)
June 26, 2024
To Clive and family, sincere condolences. Today and always, may the loving memories of your Mother bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

From Rita and family. X
Rita BentleyHolder
June 26, 2024
Mothers will always remain in the hearts of her loved ones.RIP
Donald Kelly (uncle danny
June 25, 2024
You were a Mother or Grandmother to so many people whose life you touched. Family meals at Paul and Evreth’s, weddings and gatherings were punctuated by your laughter. You often sat quietly listening to multiple conversations before interjecting and making the most valid point. Your elegance and grace were legendary and you passed on the importance of these traits to all your ‘Grandchildren’. You achieved more with a look than most could with words!! Your faith defined you and like everything you had and stood for, was generously shared with others. You were cherished and admired by many and will be missed by all. Fortunately your legacy lives on through everyone whose heart and mind you have touched, including my children and mine. We shall share your stories and your light for generations to come.
Elise Rasmussen Ace
June 25, 2024
Gwen Malcolm affectionately known as mum Malcolm, was a surrogate grandmother to our two boys Andrew and Alastair. She was kind and helpful alway willing to step in to look after my boys. They looked forward to seeing her on a Sabbath when she would greet them warmly and present them with sweets.

She was an amazing seamstress. She was responsible for making the beautiful bridesmaid dresses and the page boy outfits for our wedding. No matter the size, height or shape she did not disappoint, it would be sown to perfection.

I will miss mum Malcolm’s beautiful warm smile , her strong tug on my hair, followed by a soft whisper asking if my hair was a weave or not. We will miss her amazing food , her food was absolutely delicious. We will miss the beautiful array of flowers she would make and her endearing laugh, tilting her head as she smiled.

Good night mum Malcolm until we meet again on that great getting up morning where there will be no more tears and no more pain caused through sickness and death.
Anne-Marie, Tony & family
June 25, 2024
I will always treasure the love and kindness shown to me by Mama Gwen. Her caring disposition and determination will forever e remembered.
Rest In Peace.
Love, Charmers
Charmers Malcolm
June 25, 2024
A planned trip to the UN was a week too late to see Aunt Gwen alive and for that I am deeply saddened. However, may the precious and treasured memories live on in the hearts of family members and friends. Rest In Peace as you await the great getting up day.
Love, Ceta.
Zedna Malcolm
June 22, 2024
I used to call Sister Malcolm regularly since I was 12 years old as a friend of Gary. I'm now 58. I loved her cooking and our chats throughout the years. She always had a special Birthday song from me x
David Amoah
June 22, 2024
“The two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time, and goodbye for the last.” ~ Moira Rogers. Because Jesus is coming soon; I know her sleep would only be a short one! The memory of her beautiful smile, commitment to family and church, has left an indelible impression on me. To Sister Malcolm’s family and friends be comforted in knowing that we will meet again soon where we’ll never part again. May the God of Peace bring you comfort always at this sad moment. Blessings and love to all. Arlene and family.
Arlene Wendy Wells
June 21, 2024
Mama Gwendolyn, was a giver, caring, loving, truthful, kind, faithful, cheerful and God fearing woman. I knew her for over a decade and half years, before she was called to rest by God our creator.
Mama, you are too precious to be forgotten.
And too priceless to ever replace. I wish I could share another moment with you. I cherish and will continue to cherish the memories we made.
A woman with a heart so pure. Rest on mama, see you on the resurrection morning. ❤️🙏

Hope Nwachukwu
June 21, 2024
It is with deep sadness and love that I write this.

I'll always remember the countless times we spent together having lunch, dinner or just being together with the family. More personally, I'll never forget your great, great kindness towards me. The encouragements; the times you knew 'without knowing'; the times you held my hand; the times you shared life stories from here and home ( that I still hold on to); the silent squeeze. You never let me slip too far without reaching for me. Yes, I'll never forget how we giggled about cakes- the twinkle in your eyes! Nor the seriousness with which we spoke about our sensitivity to cold and the absolute necessity for a back-up cardigan! I always marvel about the odds of meeting what I refer to family so far away. Thank you again for your genuine, raw, open love and kindness! You were truly a blessing to me, and I know your life has touched so many people. I am so grateful to be one of them.

Sleep well until then.❤
June 19, 2024
Oh Grandma Gwendolyn, you were a great example of a woman of God and you showed this to us both in hard or happy times.
You left us with beautiful memories of your kindness, calm voice, deep gaze into people’s eyes and hearts, imaculate faith and grace, your cheeky but so elegant smile and sense of humour, your amazing fashion style and dedication to your family and church.
Your presence touched everyone you met.
You will live in our hearts and our memories forever. There are many wonderful stories about your life that your grant granddaughter Clara will hear. She was blessed and fortunate to have met you.
We will miss you and you will never be forgot ♥️
Dana and Vili
June 19, 2024

In the candid opinion of my family and I, you in life extraordinarily personified audacity and maternal love. These were two sterling qualities you exuded, and which I read off your brow, when we met briefly during the nuptial ceremony of your granddaughter (Helena) and my son (Udoka). Despite reduced mobility due to age and failing health, you graciously acknowledged every greeting with a combo of a gentle nod and warm smile; the characteristic hallmarks of a doting mother and grandma. I will forever remember that demeanor.
We will surely be missing your physical presence in this side of eternity, but are consoled by the hope that we will all rapture together to meet Christ. Adieu quintessential grandma! May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
(On behalf of all the EZEALORs)
Augustine U. EZEALOR
June 18, 2024
Dear Family,

Rhoda, Esther, and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sister Malcolm. Please accept our deepest condolences.

We remember Sister Malcolm with great fondness and love during our pastoral ministry at the Reading and Whitley Seventh-Day Adventist churches, 1993 - 1995. Being newly ordained as well as the first black pastoral family at Reading meant that there was much for us to learn as we ministered to church members and sought to build relationships. Sister Malcolm’s quiet, playful counsel, and supportive presence, along with that of her family, made all the difference in the world as we planned church programs and community activities. She was always welcoming and bore witness to us that God is no respecter of persons and can use anyone effectively who is prayerful, loving, and dedicated to His work. Sister Malcolm was a faithful, hardworking Christian woman, always wearing a gentle smile. She loved her family dearly and extended that love to her church family as well. She genuinely reflected the love of Christ and has been a witness to us, of what true Christianity is all about. While we are saddened by her loss and pray that her family will be comforted by the peace of Christ, we look forward to seeing her again on the Great Resurrection Morning.
Pastor Finbar Benjamin
June 17, 2024
Gwen was a friend of our family for almost 50 years and was the calmest and most patient lady. She was just lovely. Rest in peace my lovely friend, you have earned your rest in God's arms. We will all miss you dearly. Love Diane, Tom and Vicki Goodlock.
Tom Goodlock
June 13, 2024
I don't know Mrs. Malcolm, but I have the privilege of working (AAMU) and knowing her daughter, Dr. Fischle. Based on the character traits she displays, I can say Mrs. Malcolm was a loving caring and supportive lady.
Dora Cook
June 11, 2024
Although I don’t get to know Mrs. Malcolm personally, I know how wonderful—her daughter—Dr. Fischle is. That speaks a lot about Mrs. Malcolm. Thank you.
Sam Choi
June 11, 2024
I am honoured to have been able to spend time with you Grandma I Loved you so much.
You never judged me and you always had good advice.
Grandma set the bar high you were a strong woman and hard working a great role model.
I miss stroking your face and smelling you since you always smelt lovely.
My heart hurts and i feel so sad.
You taught me to be strong and i will get my strength from knowing we shall meet again.
Love You Always
Lisa Grandma

Funeral Service - Thursday 27 June 2024

We will come together to remember and pay tribute to the wonderful Gwendolyn Malcolm. While we mourn we also seek to cherish the moments shared and the joy she brought into our lives. Your presence would mean a great deal to us during this time of remembrance, and celebration of life.
Newbold Church, St. Marks Road, Binfield, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 4AN
Thursday 27 June, 10.30 AM
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