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Funeral booklet for Frances Flora Rahming

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Title:
Funeral booklet for Frances Flora Rahming
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12 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm.
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English
Creator:
Rahming, Frances Flora, 1903-2004
Publisher:
Cedar Crest Funeral Home
Place of Publication:
Nassau, Bahamas
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Midwives -- Bahamas -- Biography   ( lcsh )
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individual biography   ( marcgt )
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Bahamas

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Service held at St. John's Native Baptist Cathedral, Meeting Street, Nassau, Bahamas, Saturday February 21, 2004.

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Hilda Bowen Library
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Hilda Bowen Library
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FRANCES ''FLORA'' RAHMING 1903 2004 I love you all and miss you 10, And I'll alwa_,l' bt ntarby. My body : v gone f orevtr, But my spiril will never clit.

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o/ !!la-rble6?it?in? for the { ife of FRANCES FLORA RAHMING Bo RN: S e pt e mber 19, 1903 DIED: February 9 2004 AGE: 100 years SERVICE H ELD AT: ST. JOHN'S NATIVE BAPTIST CATHEDRAL M EETlNG S TREET N ASSAU, N. P., T HE B A H AMAS Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. OFFICIATING: Rev d Dr Micha e l C. S y monett e, CBE. JP. R ev' d Dr. Orman A. Pratt MBE. JP. Rev d Dr. H erv i s L. Bain Jr., MBE. JP. R ev L en n a rd Mill e r ASSISTED BY: Oth e r Mini s ter s of Reli g ion INTERMENT: St. John 's Native Bapti s t Cathedral's C emetery Meetin g Str eet "IT I s FINISHED AND J ESUS I s LORD"

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"Who can find a virtuou s woman ? for her price is far above rubie s PROVERBS 31:10 On September 19, 1903, in the settlement of Roll e Town South Andro s, F r ances Flora the second ch i l d of the m arital union of George a nd Katherine Tur tl e R olle was born Sadly her fat her succ u mbed to illness prior to h e r birth and was not present to celebrate her anival She was christe ned as a Bapti s t and d u ring her lifetime remained a s talwart member of t h e St. John's Native Baptist Society. lo her early years, she worshiped at the St. John's Native Bapti s t Church in Black Point where she was an active m ember and a stro n g contralto. When her fami l y relocated to New Pro vidence s h e transferred membe r s hip t o t he St. John 's Native B aptist Cathedral and remained a d edicated member u ntil old age and ill h ea lt h hindered her attendance. H owever her inability to fellowship with her cong r egation did not preve nt her praising and worshippi n g her God. With the pa ssage of tim e, s h e d eve lop e d a n even more intim ate rel ationship with Him. ln her formative years, she was rear ed by; her mother, pat e rnal gra n dparents, (Frazer and Monah Drucilla R olle) and her uncles. When her mother married Mr. Lincoln Rahming she moved on the other s id e of the c r eek into Bl ack P oint. The union between h e r stepfa ther papa Lincoln and h e r mother produced eig ht chi l dren. A s the eldest daughter s h e p l ayed an imp orta nt ro l e in the rearing of her si bling s who fondly called her tita'. As a result, her children also referred to her as 't i ta' bot her seco nd third, and fo urth ge neration s affectionate l y calle d her Grammy'. Bu t to many of them s h e was m o r e tha n a grammy, but a s u rroga t e mother. At aged s i x she was enro ll ed in the public school a t K e mp s B ay where she received her ea rly educatio n On completion of her schooling, she continue d to assist her mother with household cho r es and endeavo r s nece ssa ry for s u ste n ance and her fwther development. Jn 1922 she man-ied a gen tleman extraordinaire, P rince Albe rt Rahming. Thi s union produced ten c hild ren: Fl ora [deceased], Gwendolyn R owena, Catherine, Edward, Willamae [ deceased] Mozena D o n ald [deceased], Althea and Run ez. Th ey had a long productive and loving marriage which e nd ed in 1988 o n the d emise of Prince after sixty-s i x yea r s of marriage France s was an industriou s, innovative, s upportive courageous, dynamic a n d fea rl ess l ady who soug ht o u t new frontiers and conquered them for her family and friends. She was a l i vestock and produce far m e r a s traw artisan, a philanthrop i st whose han ds and doors were always extended to those in need. A s an entr epreneur, s he operated small petty s tore s in Bl ack Village and Ragged I sland Street and e n gaged in other business vent u res. An office r of the Cooperative Trading Society of Bl ack P o in t, a founding m ember of th e Empire Union Burial Society of Sou t h A ndr os, s h e endeavored to improve the plight of her peop le. In addit i o n s h e embraced the oppo r t uni ty to work 'The Contract' and thereby earn a hig her sta n dard of living for her family. A s an aspiri n g midwife, s he was a proteg e' of her mother-inl aw, S u san Rahming a seasoned 'gra nny T o perfect her s kill s s e received formal training at the B a h amas General H ospital and in 1956 attained certifi cat i on and became the first r eg i s tered midw i fe in South An dros. She retired from the Maternity Ward of the Prin cess Marga ret Hospital in 1975 at the age of 73, but contin u ed to practice her craft well into her e i ghties. It i s noteworthy that she delivered the first b aby boy in an independent Bahamas in 1 973 In 1980, s h e received a Certificat e and Badge of H ono u r from Her Majesty Q ueen Elizabeth Il for her dedicated community service Frances was amo n g the pioneering Bahamian women w h o struggled for the social and political advancement of T he B a h a m as, even when women had a miniscule role in the governance of our cou ntry. Grammy was a woman of praye r w h o taught her c hil dren how to pray, and instilled in them the n eed to put God first in their lives Even while on her sick bed she often quot e d the sc ripture s and sang so n gs of pra i se to Almighty God. D uring visits from her fami l y a n d friend s, she continued to be a counse l or, advisor, motivator, and a pillar of s tr ength Often when her fami l y went into her room she was found praying and when one read the sc riptme to her espec i ally t he p sa lm s h e recited along Over the last two years her health de t e r io r ated significantly and she was ho s pitalized seve r al ti m es On February 9 s h e ended her earthly so journ and m oved from time into eternity, having l ive d a full ce ntury

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Fond and l ovjng memories are cherished by her one son : Edward Rahming; s ix dau g hter s : Gwendolyn Evan s, Row e na Newbo l d, Catherine Johnson Mozena Sands, Althea Lewi s and R unez Major; three s i s ter : Lerlean Newbold, Elnora Bain and M e necia Miller ; fifty grand childre n one hundred and eig h teen great gran d c hi l dren. fifty-nine great grea t grandchildren numerou s nieces, neph ews relatives and friend in c ludin g : Marie Evan E sceUe Rahming Mrs M K e lly, Maxwell Stubbs Carranilda Out e n. Dr. Maurice Brooks Charles Clarke Sr. Lorraine Clarke H on. C yn thia Pratt M P., St John's Native Baptist Church Family. New Bethleh e m Bapti s t Church Family. Cedar Crest Family and Docc o r and Nurse s of The Female Medical Ward ll. And so. you mu s t all go on now And live and understand ... God did not Lake m e from yo u, He only t ook my ban d FOND AND LOVING MEMORIES ARE CHERISHE D BY: GRANDCHILDREN M ebra Evans Geo rge R olle Do nn a & D es m o n d Stuar t Molifia & Montrae Donald & Marion R oUe Leonard & Yas mine RoUe M e l va Gib s on Paula Newbold Jud y mae and Glen Manson R osemary & Andrew Gordon Allan & Debbie Newbold Sidney Rahming Rev. Angela & 1-b.lle y Gra y Randolph Sands Willamae Johnson Michael Johnson Rjcha r d John so n Robertha J ohnson Jethro J o h n so n Grethe l & Carl Armbriste r Edmo u nd & Ed d a Rahmin g S u sa n & Sta n c il T ay l o r No r ma n & S h e rri e R ah min g Glendioa Rahming Lamound Rahming Wilma & Nate Salley Lloy d & Jennifer Sands Joseph & Bunita Sands Gloria & George Brown Berolyn and Stephen Well s Joyceti na & Peter Conliffe Hubert Jr & Lillymae, Sands Prince Sands Carolyn Sands Yorick & Hennia. Sands Deidre Rahming Donna Dinkin s P a ul a Rahming D onald Rahm ing D onal d R ahming Jr. Vern ie L ewis Jane t & C li ffor d Willi ams Natha n iel & Mi c h e ll e Lewi s Elrona & Walter E lli s Cathe rin e Lewis C hri stine & Ke n dall Tu rnques t Anthony Rahming Dew i tt Farringon Latoya Farrington Amos Major Lorraine Ferguson GREAT GRAN D CHILDREN Lorriane Evan s Lateisha & John Farrington Carlos E vans Brian Roac he Keno R olle George Rolle Jr. Lateria Rolle Marvin & I tal i a Gordon J amison Rolle Desiree Stuart Tel ford B au I d Ebon y B ullard Nathali e, R o ll e D o n e ll a R olle D o n a ld R o ll e Jr. Lenice R olle Kelly R olle Retia & R ay H all Regina & Geotge Sands B. Abigail & D arryl P yfro m Glen Manson Jr. Mario Gordon Andrea Gordon Jonathan Gord o n Sbanderia Newbold Allan Newbold Jr. Cathlee n & Randy John Denise & Brian Foulkes Halley & Audra Gray Randolph Sand s Jr. Alicia San ds Christopher Joh nson B rae d an B a i n Ri cardo John son J amal Johnson Pea rlin a Katrina Jo hn so n S tash a J o h nso n R ichard Joh n so n Jr. Cierra Johnson Tameka RaJunjJ1g Cleveland Smith Lak e ndra Smith Tams o n Rahming Trev o r Rahming Takiya Rahming La'Keidrea Sands Chakara Rahming Rashad Gardner Geovanni Rahming Jacqueline Levia Go r don Levia An n Levia Mark Barr Meli nda Sal ley Nath aniel Salley R aJandra Sands Elto n eo Sands Sev ill e Sand s Kevin Sands J oe l Sand s AJJan Sands Dawnali cia Sands Jovonya Sands J oean n a Sands Sberene Sands Alonzo Forbes Cry s tal Brown G eorgina Brown Sbavanna Brown Ashley Brown La s handa Brown Pere z Brow n Brian Well s S t evette a n d Suzet t e Well s Stevandrae Well s Akero J ohnson B ianca Sands Peter Conli ffe

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Martin Conliffe P erez Davis NIECES & NEPHEWS Alicia Sands Sbamya Man son H e l en Rod ge r s R akeem Sa nd s Blair John Maud Sturrup Chris Stuart Brittany John Beverley Smith Lamont Stuart Tyler John Willfred Taylor Eric Dfokin s Brian F oulkes J r Joseph Duncombe Ju stin R ahming Brin esba Foulke s H enry Duncombe Gerald Rahmin g Lenisha Sands Kendal Dun combe Crystal Ann Lewis Alicia Johnson Le lie Duncombe Craig Lewis Terraneka Rah.ming Edward Dun com b e 1 Renaldo Lewis Deja McNeil Ro e Saunders Danny Lewi s La Shania Stubb s Ulric Rolle Deni e Lewis Nyia Smith Starlin Rolle Eugene Lewis Takia Bain Annmarie Anaje Gene sta. William s Mark Barr Jr. Maedawn Harper Felicity & Richard William s Lak:itress Salley Cosetta Ranson Silas Wtlliams Jamisha Young Katherine James AngeHca. William s Jerome Young Nora Storr Santana Wimams Kevin Sands Jr. Monica Foulkes Nathaniel Lewis Jr. Lakicress Salley Oral Thompson Nathandra, Lewis Jamisha Young Dorothy H enfield Kendall Lewis Jerome Young Florsetta Johnson Lavard R ussell Kevin Sands Jr. Glendamae Williams Shavonne Lewis Selique Woodside Darville Thomp so n Water EUis Jr. Pet:ranique Conliffe Audrey Stanley Deon Ellis Jr. Azba Lord Kenneth Rahmin g Jr. Alexander Lewi s Avo nt Saunders Katherine Brown Nadm Tumgue s l Mariah Lewi s Cypnthia Rahming Corey Lew i s Va'D oyle Lewi s C h arles Rahming Kermjc Ferguson Vadero B ain Clyde Miller Manhew Lewi s Jerome B ain Nazera Miller Jenero Farrington Yondrea Cox Lennord Miller D ewhitney Farrington Fabrea Bain W. Elliot Nfille r D ablique Farri n gto n Denick o L ewis Narissa Hart Damien Farrington Syneeka Davi s Norome Smith Andrea Major Ric keeya Willimn s P atricia Brown Alexandria Major Ri ckiesha William s I s m ae Rahming Ania Maj or Silas William s Jr. Kathe rin e Roker Henry F e r g u so n Jr. Nado Curti s I sador a & J am es Lor e n F e r g u son Mickayla K e mp Eldridge Sands Keiajnae L ew i s R ac h e l Sands GREAT,GREAT Audl ey Sands GRAND CHILDREN SISTERS Rac h e l Munroe M ebra, G. Evans Elnora Bain Laura Barr Johnauy Farrington Lerlean Newbold J ames Sands John Farringto n Menenc i a Miller Monen e & A n d r ew Butler C'eria Evans SISTER-IN-LAW j Brian Roach Jr. Fl o r ence Rah.min g Brinique Roach Brion Roa c h SONS-IN-LAW Marvin Gordon Jr. H ubert Sand s Whit-tia Morl ey O sbo urne Lewis Geante Sands 'Zion D evonce Sands D AUGHTERS-IN-LAW Darryl Pyfrom Jr. Ellen Rahming Clair Brown Betty Rahming MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE

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Opening Sentences Invocation Selecio n ................................................................................ St. John 's Nat i ve Bapti st Cathedral Sanctuary Choir H ymn ... ...... .................................................. ................. ............................................................. "Master Speak" Mas ter speak! Thy servant h eare th Waiting for Thy gracious word; L onging for Thy voice that cheereth, Mast e r let it now be h eard. I am listening Lord for Thee: What h as Thou to say to me? Speak to me by name,0 Maste r Let me know it i s to me ; Speak, that I may follow faster, W i th a s tep more firm a n d free, Where the S heph e rd lead s the flock, In the s h adow of the R ock Maste r s peak! though lea s t and lowest Let me not unh eard depart ; Master s peak! for 0 Thou knowest All the yearning of my h eart, Knowest all its truest need; Speak! and make me b l est indeed Master s peak! and make me ready When Th y voice i s truly heard With o b edience glad a nd steady, Still to foll ow every word. I am listening Lord for Th ee; Master, speak oh, speak to me! Old Testament Scri ptur e .......... ..... ........ .............. . P salm 90 .................................... Retia Hall and Deni se Lewi s (great-grand & great-greatgranddaughters) As I Knew Her ............................................................................. .... ....... ...................... Oral T h o mp s on (nephew) Selectio n .................... .. ................. ............ ... ...... ..... ... ............. ........................................................ Grandchildren Condole n ces Selection . ... ........ ............... .............. .. ........................... ............ ............................................ Great-Grandchildren Trib ut e ... ................ ..................................................................... Amos Major a nd D onna Stu art (grandchildren) Evang. Catheri n e Rok e r T rumpet Sel ection ................................................................................. .. ......................... D onald Rolle (g randson ) Ob ituary ...... ...... ...... ...................... ........ ....................... ................................. Willamae John so n (g randdaught er)

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Hymn ........... . ............ .............. ............... ............................ ............................. .. .. .. ...... "We Shall See The King There' s a blessed time a co min comin soon Maybe eve n mornin night or noon The wedding of the bride united with th e groom We shall s ee the King when he comes (chorus) We shall see the King we shall see the King w e s hall see the King when he comes He's coming in pow e r we'll hail the bl esse d hour we shall see the King when he comes Are you ready should the Savior come t oday? Would J esus say well done or go away? My hope is for the pure the vil e can n ever stay. We shall see the King w h en h e comes 0 my b r other are you ready for the call to crow n your Savior King and L ord of all the kingdoms of this world will soon before him fa ll we s h all see the King whe n be comes New Testament Scripture ........ ... ..... .......... 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 ........................ Richard John son (grand son) Selection ............ ..... ... ...... .............. ... ................... .. .. ..... ... St. John's Native Baptist Cathedral Sanctuary Choir Eulogy ........................................................ ... ....... ...... ... ....... .. ..................... ... ... ...... Rev'd Dr Her v i s L. Bain Jr. Recess ional Hymn .... .. ..... .. ....................... ............ ... .... ... ... ..................... The King of L ove My Shepherd Is" The K ing of l ove my S heph e r d is, Whose goodness faileth n ever; I nothing Jack if I am His And H e is mine forever. Where streams of living water flow My ransomed sou l H e l eadeth, And where th e verdant pastures grow, With food ce l estial feedeth. Perverse and foolish oft I strayed, But yet in love He sought me, And on Hi s shoulder ge n t l y laid And home r ejoicing brought me. In death's dark vale I fear n o ill With Th ee dear Lord beside me; Thy rod and staff m y comfort stilJ, Th e Cross before to guide me. Th o u spread'st a T able in my sight; Thy unction grace bestoweth; And oh, w h at transport of delight From T hy pure C h alice floweth! And so through all th e length of d ays Thy goodness fai leth never; Good Shepherd may I s in g Thy prai s e Within T h y h o u se forever.

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Grave side H ymns ...................................................................................... .......................... "Blessed Assu r ance' BLESSED ASSURANCE Bl essed assurance J esus i s mine! Oh, what a foretaste of g l ory divine! H eir of salvat ion purcha se of God Born of H is spirit, washed in His blood. Chorus: This is my story, this i s my song, Praising my Saviour a u th e day lon g; This is m y s tory, this i s my s ong Praising my Saviour all the day lon g Perfect s u bm i ss ion perfec t delight Visions of rapture, now burst on my s i ght; Ange l s descending b r ing from above Echoe s of m ercy whispers of love. P erfect submission, all is at re st, I in my Saviour am happy and ble st; Watching and waiting looking above Filled with His goodness lost in His love. GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS Great is Thy faithf ulne ss, 0 God my Father! There i s no sha dow of turning w ith Th ee; Thou c han gest not Th y compassions they fa i l not: As Thou hast be e n T hou forever wilt be. Great i s Thy fa i thf uln ess! Great i s Thy faithfuJness Morning by morning new mercies I see; AU I have needed T hy hand hath provided Great is Thy fa i thfulness Lord, unto me! Summer and winter, and s pringtime and harve st Sun moon a nd s tar s in their courses a bove Join with all nature in manifold witness To Thy great faithfulness mercy and love. P ardon for sin and a peace that end ureth Thine own dear presence to c h ee r and to guide Strength for today and bright hop es for tomorrow Bl ess in gs all mine with ten thousand beside! "G reat Is Thy Faithfulness" It 's Alright Now" It Is Finished"

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IT'S ALRIGHT NOW Th ere was a time I travelled A l onely sinful road, B eneath a heavy burd en ben ding l ow; Bue now all thing s are diff rent, For Jes u s took my load It's alrig h t n ow, rm Hi s I know. Chorus: It's alright now, For I am in m y Saviour's care, It's alright now, My Saviour hears and answers praye r ; H e 'll walk b eside me Til I climb the heav'nly s tair, And ev'rything is alright now. A-down a lonely pathwa y Without a friend to guide. 1 walked in sin and sorrow all aJone: 'Tit Jesus came and found me. And drew me to His side. It's alright now for rm His own. No more in sin I wander. No more in darkness roam The Lord bas placed m y feet o n higher g r o und ; Each day new heights r m gainfog, My oul is nearing home. lr's alright n ow, I'm heaven b o und IT IS FINISHED Th e re's a line that's be e n d r awn t h rough the ages On that line stands th e o l d rugged c ro ss On that cross a battle is r aging Fo r the gai n of man 's soul or hi lo Chorus: It is finished the battl e is ove r It is finished there 'll b e n o m ore war It i s finished, the e nd of th e confUc t It is finished and Jesus is Lord. On one ide march the force of evi l All the demons and devil of hell On the other the angel of glory And the y meet on Gol gotha hill The eanh s hak es with force of the conflic t And the sun refuse s to shin e For ther e bang s God" s Son in the ba l ance And then through the darkne H e criei..

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NATHANIEL LEWIS MICHAEL JOHNSON EDt-.JUNO RAHMl1 'G LLOYD SANDS Eo\\ARD RAHMING ORAL THOMPSON SIDNEY RAHMJNG PALL BEARERS HONORARY PALL BEARERS ACKNO\VLEDGEl \llENTS -ALLAN NEWBOLD LEONARD ROLLE DONAUD RAHMING AMOS MAJOR \VtLFRED TAYLOR HUBBERT SA OS JOSEPH DUNCOMBE \\e ";,h IV t--\prt our he11rlft It Im e : gri11i1mle mid ap11reciation to """ our r1'latn t'J am/ fnend\, for_, our rnpf'ml, can and acl' of ki11d11\.\, h\ "CJ\ of your prayers. 1l'lt:pho11e ca ll\, 1 isits. j loral Llrr.rprrHwm of /m t om/ { 011< em. P. 0. Box N-603 Telephone: 352-8118 P. 0. Box F40288 Ma, God Ble ss You All! Senk s Rcndl'rcd Oiehnr Olr.est Jfi 1u1ern1 Robinson Road and First Street Nassau, Bahamas Telephones: 325-5168/393-13521328-1944 Fax: 322 TllE FJ\JlllS Nassau, N.P .. Bahamas 1Uctgcr 1f uucrn111ontc & 0: rc111aiorhu11 Queen' s Highway Paging: 352-6222-1724 Freeport. Grand Bahama


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