Audrey E. Waters, 81, of Kingston, NY, passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at HealthAlliance Hospital - Broadway Campus in Kingston. She was born September 2, 1939 in Kingston, daughter of the late Gilbert Greenidge and Weonta Fitzgerald.
Audrey was married to Rev. James C. Waters who passed away on October 8, 2004. She was a dedicated First Lady of St. Marks AME Zion Church, where her husband Rev. James C. Waters was Pastor. She lived with a strong faith in the Lord and always shared that faith with those around her.
Audrey was a Kingston High School Graduate. She owned and operated Home Health Care & Companion Agency, Inc. in Kingston for over 40 years. She enjoyed tending to her flowers and gardens and loved reading and a good cup of tea.
Audrey is survived by her children, Ellen (Ricki) Powell of Port Ewen, NY, and William (Michelle) Boone of Port Ewen, NY, six grandchildren, and her siblings, George Greenidge, Elizabeth Montgomery, and India Wilson. She was an amazing grandmother and loved her family, community, and helping people through her home care business.
Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401, where family and friends may visit on Saturday April 24, 2021 from 10am to 12pm. If you would like to attend, please reserve your space here: https://app.planhero.com/gatherings/8726-audrey-e-waters-visitation
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In lieu of flowers donations in Audrey's name can be made to the Ulster County SPCA at www.UCSPCA.org or People's Place at www.PeoplesPlace.org A tribute for Audrey can be found at www.KeyserFuneralService.com, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.
"Beautiful spirits are such a rare find
The passing of my dear sweet cousin, Audrey, leaves a cavernous void in my life. It's at these times that we must reach back and delicately gather our loving memories of Aud'. Two cherished memories that I'd like to share are;
When we were a little younger? My cousins, Audrey & Chico, and I walked over to the Kingston Community Theater on Broadway to see a super popular and scary Alfred Hitchcock movie, "The Birds". We barely made it through the unbelievably frightening movie. Unfortunately, a murder of Crows greeted us upon leaving the theater. One "squawk" and the stampede began. My taller cousins made it back to Van Buren St in olymplc time. I ran faster than a hedgehog but my short legs couldn't keep up. By the time I got back to my Aunt Weonta's, their mother's, house, they were rested and waiting. We all hugged and had a great big laugh... I vowed to wear Roller skates, next time.
A few years after that?. Audrey and I partnered in a mink oil Cosmetics and hair fashions business. Audrey was extremely talented in make-up applications and the latest hair fashion trends. We conducted small ladies gatherings (cosmetic parties) from Poughkeepsie to Woodstock and beyond. Our customers would ask for her by name, "Is Ms. Audrey coming to the product presentation? She's so thorough!" We had soooo many, many, wonderful times.
Having Audrey here, eventhough we were thousands of miles apart, gave a sure comfort. I know that The Rev, Aunt Weonta, and all her heavenly family are Rejoicing? and maybe, just maybe some are playing a little Pity Pat or Tonk, the only Bounty is Love of course. Although, This void seems to get wider by the day, I'll keep filling it with memories of my Beautiful & Rare cousin Aud'.
Thanking God for placing her in our lives,
JoAnn Meeks & Family
"Dear Bill and family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. We have fond memories from Lake Katrine. Love and prayers from Keith, Steve, and Maureen Hornbeck "
"I first met Audrey at Benedictine Hospital 1979 . I just moved to Kingston from Albany . We both worked on a mixed medical/surgical floor . She was going off shift and I was coming on . I will never forget her smile , soft voice and how she made me feel welcomed . I was so happy to follow her knowing her level of care was the best and I felt comfortable knowing patients benefited because of her . She left the hospital to open up her patient care business , Home Health Care and Companion Agency . I saw an ad in the paper for an RN and responded . Although I had not seen her for years , it was like turning the clock back .Audrey had not changed . She was still that loving , kind nurse who now owned an operated a very successful Home Health Care Agency . She hired me . It is with tears that I write this but I know she is happy to be reunited with her beloved husband , Reverend Waters .
Go with peace and Love Audrey ,
Leslie Nadan , RN
"I had the privilege of caring for Rev. Waters and was honored to get to know Audrey, a loving, kind and wonderful woman . I am saddened to know she is gone, though grateful to know she is reunited with her husband, the late Rev. Waters. Rest in Peace and Love Audrey."
"Audrey was a gentle, yet incredibly powerful woman. It was not easy for any woman to start her own business 40 years ago and was especially impressive as a woman of color. Her success was rooted in genuine care and compassion for both her clients and her staff. She touched so many lives, many are not even aware as she quietly gave to others. She was truly a servant of and for her Lord and her legacy will not fade. "
"I worked for Audrey in the office at HHCC in the early 90's. The best employer I have ever had. She was compassionate, kind, and caring to everyone. I've thought of her often over the years and saddened to hear of her passing. My condolences to her family. May she rest in peace with the Lord. Brenda (Winchell) Wilson"
"Audrey you were a force in my life. Your love your compassionate heart. Your encouragement your Love for our Lord. Your vision for a better world ...you had your good heart in and outside your business you truly wanted the best for people. You truly wanted and did make the world a better place.
Our long conversations about life and our Lord will forever be cherished. And I wish we could have just one more. I love you.
?" his angels have charge over you"
Enter into the joy of the Lord "
"Audrey was my friend for 27 years, I was so blessed to have her in my life. Audrey was a kind, thoughtful, dignified presence in any room she graced with her presence. Working with her was my favorite work. She always did what was right, what was good and what helped others most. The Lord called his Angel home. Now she is with James."
"The memories I have of my first cousin Audrey are priceless. From our 4th of July celebrations in the park, to my wedding on Post St, she was always there. I loved babysitting for Audrey and enjoyed our dinners at Eng?s on Wall St.
I have a distinct memory of her on a pony with two flowing braids and a smile that could melt a glacier. May you Rest In Peace and Power. There?s a reservation for you in Heaven.
Love to all,
Judy, Zahrah, Kingston and Zen "
"Audrey was a lovely lady have fond memories of her from years back from waiting on her as a bank customer always a caring way with everyone ?"