In Memoriam: Gregory Yearwood, Stalwart

Feb 20, 2024 | News | 0 comments

Bro. Gregory Yearwood
(1974 – 2023)


It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Bro. Gregory Yearwood.  He was a beloved member and volunteer of the United Enterprise Credit Union Limited (UECUL).  His commitment, loyalty, and stellar service was integral to the early success & growth of the UECUL.

During his time with the UECUL, Bro. Gregory held many positions including:

  • Vice President – Board of Directors (2016 – 2017)
  • Assistant Secretary – Board Of Directors (2013 – 2015)
  • Chairman – Supervisory Committee (2011 – 2012)
  • Member – Supervisory Committee (2010 – 2011)
  • Secretary – Board Of Directors (2009 – 2010)
  • Vice President – Board of Directors (2007 – 2008)
  • Treasurer – Board Of Directors (2006 – 2007)

Additionally, not only was he a member and volunteer rising to the ranks of Vice President, but he regularly catered at the Credit Union’s Annual General Meetings.  President of the UECUL, Bro. Kevin Lashley, lamented Bro. Gregory’s death and said it was a sad day for United’s family:

“Bro. Gregory (affectionately known as Big G) did tremendous work for the credit union and was responsible for placing United on the map regionally.  Big G graduated from CaribDE 25 (Jamaica), at which he initiated the famous “Socks Project” where all 41 participants and staff pitched in to buy socks for the barefooted infants at the Runway Bay All Age School in St. Ann’s, Jamaica as a result of the March 16, 2017 CaribDE Field Trip.”

“On a personal level, every meeting that we had was made better because of the jovial personality Big G had. Big G loved United and this was beyond just being a member of United but he wanted to help the members. I must stress that United also loved Big G and we mourned when his sister passed a few years ago.”


General Manager of United Enterprise Credit Union Ltd, Sis. Kerry-Ann McCollin said “Big G was an inspiration behind me pursuing the CaribDe designation. His kindness to those infants in Jamaica represents United’s culture.”

Sis. McCollin concluded by saying, “on behalf of our Board of Directors, Committees, management and employees and the wider membership, we extend our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones. May our dare brother rest in peace and rise in glory.”