1. Sending my heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers to Minister Janice, Minister Sharon, Samantha and the Hosten family at this most difficult time.

    I will forever remember Mothers Flora and the way in which her smile was so bright and her laugh infectious – she was truly the epitome of Strength.

    I remember visiting her home frequently for prayer with my Aunty Mira as a child and we would eat our fish and chips at the little
    Shop beside Mother Flora’s home, and then more recently when mum and I visited and we were singing, praying reminiscing and laughing so hard that hours just flew by without us even realising! – there was never ever a dull moment in Mother Flora’s presence.

    Mother Flora was always so loving and kind – always asking how my her good friend my dad was (both of Dominican decent) The fond memories we shared will live with me forever also her lovely pet bird who always wanted to converse and repeat words we would have such a laugh! I truly thank God for those priceless moments that will forever live with me.

    Praying the family’s continued strength, just lean on Jesus, he knows the pain and is acquainted with our grief – Mum is resting now no longer in pain she is in Glory in the arms of Jesus

    Until we meet again our Beloved Mother Flora.

    With Love, Pearl, Simon, Aunrei & Lily ❤️♥️

  2. Mother Flora was always full of joy and laughter. Even when she was in pain or suffering she still thought of others. Since we met up again at Ruach she’s been like a mother to me, always sending her love. Out of the blue one day she blessed me with a gift which I really appreciated. I will never forget her kindness to me and mourn her passing but the Lord has seen it fit to call his blessed daughter mother Flora home to be safe in His arms. It’s time for her to take her rest. She was a true mother in Zion, a queen and a treasure. May she rest in eternal peace in Jesus Name

  3. My deepest sympathies to my dear friend Samantha, her sisters, Hosten family and friends on the loss of your mother. As I read these messages I get a very clear sense of what a great lady your Mother was, what a blessing to all whose lives she touched. Rest in Peace. Ljubica xxx

  4. God bless you Minister Janice, Sharon and Samantha. My heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family. My Sister Maureen and I loved Mother Flora and will miss her dearly. We never actually got the chance to meet her in person but we felt we knew her well as every week for nearly 2 and half years she attended CfCM’s Zoom Services each and every week and during the pandemic. She was a wise, prayerful Woman of God and she clearly and proudly LOVED the Lord. Her passion for His Word, and understanding of the Bible that she recited and applied to her own life despite health challenges was truly inspiring. Despite how she felt, as she would say, she praised God wholeheartedly, and loved Him as He loved her – unconditionally. We know that she is just resting, safe in the loving arms of our deliverer, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. She was a beautiful soul with a loving, caring heart! Praying your comfort and strength in Jesus Name! St. John 10:14 and St John 14:1 KJV. Rest in Sweet heavenly peace Mother Flora. Sis Marcia and Maureen (CfCM).

  5. Condolences on the passing of Mother Flora. She was a committed Christian and a kind and caring lady. Her contributions to the NMC Christian Fellowship Group and her knowledge and wisdom will be much missed.

    Thoughts and prayers with you all.

    Simon and Julia

  6. Dear sister Samantha and Ministers Janice and Sharon

    Please accept our condolences and prayers for God’s comfort and peace for the passing of you beloved Mother.

    What a wonderful example your Mother’s life on this earth was to so many, including me.

    When I reflect on all that I have heard about her, the following scripture comes to mind.

    1 Timothy 6:6 KJV
    [6] But godliness with contentment is great gain.

    Indeed your dear Mother’s legacy lives on in many people, including you all. I really can see her beautiful spirit in all of you. She has, by God’s grace, left a wonderful inheritance.

    It is clear that she sought to do what Jesus asks of us all love God and love people.

    Glory of God

    Prayers continue for you and all your family

    God bless

  7. Mother Flora will forever be in our hearts, a great women of God that always encouraged us, your faith was strong and never waived despite any challenges and we recognise the great Love, faith and hope you have had in Christ , you have been a great inspiration to us, It has pleased the Lord to take you home to rest you have fought the good fight. May you rest in enteral peace.
    Our deepest condolences to minster Samantha, mister Janice and minster Sharon, you will all be in our prayers and thoughts.God bless you

  8. Sincere Condolences to the family for your loss of your precious mother.
    Mother Flora had a smile like an angel which was so contagious. She was so loving and kind to me and my family and so welcoming. Through all the sadness I know God is rejoicing that one of his warriors has come home.

  9. Mother, Patriarch, Confidant, Friend, a devoted Prayer Worrier and member of CfCM; our beloved Mother Flora. We know you so longed to be in our Saviours arms, He has granted you your hearts desire to have everlasting rest and peace from this troubled world (Isaiah 57 KJV).

    We will miss your smile, your laughter, your words of wisdom and encouragement. We will miss hearing your dynamic Prayers in our Sanctuary Of Prayer Room, where you attended every week and participated in Prayer. Your love was unwavering, despite your sickness you ALWAYS reached out and shared an encouraging word, and Prayer for others. Your Faith and Belief in God was exemplary.

    You have left a great and wonderful legacy to all those who came into contact with you, including next generation of CfCM Youth who loved and admired you so very much.

    Minister Janice, Minister Sharon and Sister Samantha we the Leadership Team, and Congregants at CfCM love you all dearly, and mourn with you at the loss of your beautiful mother; we will ALWAYS be here supporting and uplifting you all in Prayer. We will cry tears of sadness now, but our hearts are rejoicing for the Glory that shall be revealed when we all meet in our Heavenly home over yonder.

    We will meet you again Mother Flora on that great and glorious morning when the dead in Christ shall rise first; what a day of rejoicing that will be

    Rest In Eternal Sweet Peace Mother Flora.

  10. We have lost a few gems over the years and it is never easy when you realise you will never see someone again, never engage in chit chats which brought out smiles and laughter, never be able to embrace them until you meet again, if only for a short while. Aunty Flora you were special in that you displayed a certain strength we were in awe of, you were a caring loving person who always looked out for us. You will be truly missed so thank you for the memories, you will remain in our hearts forever.

  11. Firstly, my condolences to Janice, Samantha and Sharon on the loss of your beautiful mother and to the entire Hosten family and friends. Mother Flora was an inspiration to us all, through all her sickness and affliction her love and faith in God never wavered, she was a strong woman of God and a pillar of CFCM church community. Mother Flora never really called me by my name, it was always ‘my goddaughter’ in that sweet voice she had. My fondest memories are when we used to have church in the back hall and as we would get into the van when service had finished, she would sneak a snickers bar into my hand ( I do believe this is how my deep love of a snickers bar started) and when I would go to her house after church for Sunday dinner. Janice would be in the kitchen cooking and Mother Flora would be giving instructions and I was there sitting in the middle of the living room on a cushion from the settee. My Godmother is and will be grateful missed and forever loved.

  12. I remember when I was small and we lived in Bradford and we use to come up and see the family and was introduced to my auntie and we just seem to click straight away she would talk to me and spoil me with presents and sweets she was so kind to me it is something I will never forget her kindness and her laugh. I want to say thank you and to let you know you will be missed May god rest your soul

  13. My sincere and hear felt condolences go out to you again Janice, Sharon and Samantha.
    I truly thank God for your precious Mother Flora’s life, whose life has impacted mine so positively.
    She was always loving, kind and caring, and always had an encouraging word. You felt her warmth, whenever you spoke to her.
    But most of all it is her faith that has impacted me. Such a true soldier of the Kingdom, never waivering in her faith, but ALWAYS giving God the Glory, not matter what she was experiencing.
    I thank God that she has been such an example to follow.
    Thank God for the legacy you have left behind Mother Flora, Love and Miss you Always, until we meet again. Sis Susan xx

  14. Congratulations to Mother Flora, who has run the race to the end, holding onto the unchanging hands of Jesus .
    Being afflicted in life yet being a blessing to many. Strength, comfort and courage to Janice, Sharon and Samantha at this time, Missionary Thompson & family xxx

  15. Mother Flora was an inspiration.
    She was a woman of virtue.

    She put on the whole armour of Christ and upheld the standard of a Christian soldier on the Army of the Lord.

    God our Father in Heaven is well pleased. All her tears are wiped away

    Sleep until you rise first with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

    Revelation 21:4
    King James Version (KJV)

    “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

  16. Mother Flora.I just Cannot Believe That you are not With us anymore.When I heard the news I was In shock.I just couldnt believe It when I heard that you passed on.There will never be another Mother Flora.I knew you before you got saved. After you got saved you never Looked back again.
    Roman Chapter 8:38-39. You was just a lovely sister and your beautiful smile and very friendly and kind. Also your three beautiful daughters, we all Love you. I know that God has you In His arms. Rest from all your Sickness.
    No more pain my Sister, it is all over.
    Rest In Peace .Sìster Violet & Family xxx

  17. Our sincere love and condolences to Minister Janice, Minister Sharon and Sis Samantha. Mother Flora was a wonderful Woman of God. She had a warm approachable nature, and her smile was so irresistible, you had to smile too. Mother Flora was an encourager. She always had a word or scripture ready to give us. One of the many scripture is 1 Thessalonians 4: 16-18. She was indeed a great friend.

  18. Mother Flora I will remember you as a devout Christian, mother and a pilar of your community. May you rest in everlasting piece, you will be truly missed.

    Love Margaret and Claribell And rest of the family

  19. Adyé Gwanmanmam, pa’w pa’ké janmen plen, ni lanmou’w pa janmen obliyé. Mwen té mantjé konvèsasyon Kwéyòl epi ou, menmwa’w toujou rete adan tjhè nou.

    (Farewell Nan, your footsteps can never be filled, nor your love ever forgotten. I will miss you and our Kwéyòl conversations, your memory will always live on in our hearts.)


  20. Tribute to Mother Flora:
    I didn’t get to say goodbye you departed in the twinkling of an eye.
    I didn’t get to say farewell. The sadness my heart feels no words can tell. So many things were left unsaid, so many tears will I still shed, without any warning death came calling and in a heartbeat you were taken away.
    How cruel is death how selfish indeed to take someone who meant so much to me. My heart grieves, for you are dearly loved and dearly missed.
    Heaven bid you come my dearly loved one and in an instant you were gone.
    Though I know no one lives forever I wish you could have stayed on for longer. There will never be a good time to die or an easy way to say goodbye.
    Until we meet again, this is my sad goodbye. We’ll meet again in the heavens above as we are united with the ones we love.
    I treasure my memories of you and our weekly chats.
    Rest in eternal peace Mother Flora and rise in glory.

    Joan Browne

  21. Tribute to the Late: Mother Flora Hosten

    I am deeply honoured to share this celebration of life tribute for a mighty woman of God, Mother Flora Hosten. We thank God for her life and legacy. She was a radiant reflection of beauty and God’s love, continually holding forth the word of truth, demonstrating what it means to commit wholeheartedly. She loved unconditionally and served unselfishly. I especially delighted in hearing her speak in her native and distinguished Dominican ascent; it was if she never left Dominica! She thought of others in kind and gentle ways and encouraged people of all ages.
    Madame Hosten, was a consistent and great supporter of Hanwell: Chosen for Christ Ministries, and held her late leaders, especially the late Pastor, Mother Williams in high honour. Mother Flo (affectionately called), worked for a time with my dad, Bishop Thomas and the late Bishop Crossfield at Abbot Brothers in the sixties. The relationship goes a long way back, my late mother, Missionary W. Thomas and Mother Flora always spoke affectionately of each other.
    Our prayers and respect goes out to her most beautiful daughters, Janice, Sharon, Samantha and the extended family. In this moment, whilst we celebrate her heavenly transition, we also mourn the departure of her earthly presence: “Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord.”

    Overseer Anthony & Pastor Sarah Thomas


    Disciple Minister Flora She was one of God
    Success story.

    She dedicated her life as a bond servant of Jesus Christ. Not for fortune or fame.

    But to preach the gospel of the kingdom of heaven her focus and commitment to our precious Lord Jesus Christ, never fail

    I call her the Clinger she clings to God. And never let go

    They have been a lot of Failures. Who never pass the test. But she is not one of them

    God had counted on Adam.Counted on Cain Counted on Jonah. But they all prove the same

    Disciple Minister Flora is one of God Success story. And she will be an inspiration to me for the rest of my life

  23. It has been very hard for me to find the words fit in for our beloved mother, Flora Hosten Great Woman of God.

    Myself my wife and the CfCM Church Family gives our Deepest heartfelt Condolences to the Hosten family Minister Janice, Minister Sharon and Sister Samantha.

    And to all Frend’s and loved ones – there are no words – to describe how beloved mother Flora was to the CFCM church but Only God knows and is a healer of Broken Hearts
    Psalm 34:18-20 KJV
    [18] The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. [19] Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. [20] He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
    May God’s healing power rest upon all the Hosten family, Loved ones and Friends are mourning With the eternal HOPE in Jesus Name

    Yours In Christ

    Pastor Matthew & First Lady Justina Williams

    CHOSEN for Christ Ministries (CfCM)CHOSEN

  24. We are all heartbroken, Mother Flora was a beautiful woman of God who encouraged, prayed and never stopped praising God!! Now resting in the arms of our Heavenly Father will be sadly missed Love from the Dale family

  25. Mother Flora was a ‘Woman of Worth’. She was rich in wisdom, compassion, love and the abundant grace of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Her generous heart meant she shared her spiritual wealth with many, demonstrating the love of God.

    An admirable Woman of God who was beautiful inside and outside with a captivating smile that brought out the smile in you. And when she spoke her words of life commanded attention.

    Mother Flora, was a pillar in the house of God and lived a life of faith. Each time we spoke with her, it was clear her faith language remained the same. She inspired us to never let go of our faith in God.

    We are so grateful to have met and fellowshipped with Mother Flora. The testimonies she shared will stay with us.

    Mother Flora has transitioned to her eternal home. We are grateful that the Lord has her in safe keeping. She has ran her race and kept the faith. Her legacy of faith and being there for others is imprinted in our hearts.

    Revelation 14:13
    ‘And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.’

    Mother Flora Hosten, it’s your time to rest now. R.I.P.

  26. Auntie always had a kind words for me all her life and she was always funny. You will forever be in my heart and when I think of you I will always have happy memories.❤️

  27. Please accept our heart-felt sympathies for the loss of Mother Flora.
    Mother Flora was a General who has ran her race and finished her course and recieve her Crown of Righteousness from the Lord.
    She has left one the greatest legacy for her children and is to have a pure heart.
    I pray that the Lord will strengthen and comfort your hearts—-Min Genice, Min Sharon snd Sis Samantha and the rest of the family in this difficult times.

    May she rest in peace in her Father’s arm.
    Our prayers are with all and the family.

  28. I thank God for a life well lived of a dear faithful servant.

    Always had a word of encouragement even throughout her long suffering.

    Just before the start of the pandemic I had a beautiful dream about how Sis Flora was being celebrated for her contribution to ministry.

    God saw her tireless faith, the way she continued to shine her light and to fight the good fight of faith.

    Now she is being celebrated in heavenly places with beautiful feet, dancing on gold, with a smile as wide as an ocean enjoying the presence of God without pain.

    Janice, Sharon and Samantha – you have served your mum so well. I pray for God’s peace and strength as you continue on you Mother’s legacy of strong faith and hope.

    I pray to see you again Sis Flora. So long, farewell, you are now home in sweet Beulah land ❤️

  29. My beloved Mum Hosten, she called me her daughter and treated me like her very own.

    Mum was loving, caring, kind, considerate, and understanding.

    Mum was a strong woman of God who held onto her faith no matter what level of pain she was going through.

    Mum always prayed for me, encouraged me and gave me wise advise. She was a woman filled with Gods word.

    Mum was unique, she was an angel in disguise sent by Almighty God to be in our midst. Mum was truly a blessed soul. A righteous Woman of God, who lived a holy life.

    Mums memory will live on through Genice, Sharon & Sam who will carry on her legacy. They all represent mum in their own individual way. They replicate mums love, principles and very high standards.

    Mum has fought a good fight and run the race. We will see her beautiful face again in glory and she will be wearing her radiant white robe and golden crown.

    It is well with mums soul. Rest in eternal peace until we meet again.

    Agape ❤️❤️

  30. Losing Mother Flora breaks my heart Despite this I am rest assured that she is now resting safe in the arms of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith.

    Mother Flora was a constant inspiration in my life, her smile, her laughter (which was so infectious), and her strong words of encouragement that reached the very core of my heart. I can’t believe she’s gone

    Mother Flora’s words of encouragement, and Love will forever remain with me.

    Mother Flora was a woman of God with unmeasurable integrity. The Lord saw it fitting to take her home to rest in His eternal Glory. Heaven has gained yet another Angel.

    Mother Flora’s memory will last FOREVER, she will always be remembered as our Matriarch Mother Flora. Continue to Rest Safe in Eternal Peace my dearest Mother Flora, we will meet again. Psalms 91 KJV.

    Sarah Williams

  31. Thank God for a golden treasure, child of the most high God Mother Flora will be sadly missed by all who knew her, her warm loving smile and encouragement was an inspiration, we love you dearly and we will see you once again in glory, so rest peacefully in the sweet arms of Jesus. Condolences to Minister Janice, Sharon & Samantha praying that you will be comforted during this very difficult time of mourning the sad loss of your precious Mother. (Psalm 23). Love to you all always Sis Ruth & Kyasia God bless

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Funeral Arrangements

We invite you to join us to celebrate the life of Flora Hosten


Date: 22/07/2022
Time: 11:00
Hanwell Methodist Church
Location: 16 Church Rd, Hanwell London W7 1DJ GB

Additional Info:

We invite you to join us in the home going service of Flora Hosten which will be streamed live from the church at 11.00 on Friday 22nd July.

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Mourners attending the church are requested to respect safe distancing guidelines as appropriate. The church is sanitized regularly.

Additional Info:

A Burial Procession will start at 13:30 pm
Location: Hanwell Methodist Church,
16 Church Road, Hanwell London, W7 1DJ
Then along the Uxbridge Road to Hanwell cemetery. The burial site is a 10 minute walk from the church. There is also free parking available at the cemetery.

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