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Funeral booklet for William Metrol Davis

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Title:
Funeral booklet for William Metrol Davis
Physical Description:
12 p. ; ill (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Davis, William Metrol, 1954-2004
Publisher:
Bethel Brothers Morticians
Place of Publication:
Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Male nurses -- Bahamas -- Biography   ( lcsh )
Genre:
individual biography   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
Bahamas

Notes

General Note:
Service held at Bahamas Faith Ministries International, Diplomat Centre, Carmichael Highway, Nassau, Bahamas, Sunday, August 22nd, 2004.

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Source Institution:
Hilda Bowen Library
Holding Location:
Hilda Bowen Library
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution.
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AA00021207:00001


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I '. f. . . I ::_:.. . . iti Born: December 2nd 1954 Died: Au gust Iar11 200 4 Age: 49 years S ervice H e ld At: DIPLOMAT CENTR E CARMI C HAH. H IG HW/\ Y NASSAU, B A HAMAS OFFICIATING: Pa s tor Or. Ri\hard Pind e r Pastor H enry Fr a n c i s ASSISTED BY: Pastor Pat R olle INTERMENT: \ 1Voodlawn Ga r de11s S old i er Roa d R .l.P F at he r I n T h y Graciou s K eeping Leave W e Now Thy Servanl Sleeping DIRECTING: Bethel Broth ers M ortic i a n s

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\Vj!Jiam Metrol Davis, affectionately caUecl "\!Viii'\ was born on December 2nd 1954 to the late Peter and Rowena Alina Davis (Neejarrett). He obtained his early education at Sandilands All Age School in Fox Hill and continued his secondary education at Bahamas Academy andjordan Prince 'William High School. After leaving l1igh school, he chose a career in Nursing, which exemplified his personality and compassion in caring for orhers. His career in the Public Service commenced in October 14th, 1974, where he was employed at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre as an Attendant. He loved helping people and fully committed himself to his profession, excelling as a Trained Clinical Nurse at Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre and Princess Margaret Hospital.. Throughout his career, he continued to upgrade his experlise/ skills in various medical and physiological courses. He recently compl.eted a six month Post-Basic Psychi atric Programme for Trained Clinical Nurses in March 2004 and the Basic Life Support Programme for H ealthcare Providers injune, 2004. WiJliam accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and personal Saviour al an early age, while worshiping at St. Mark's Native Baptist Church, Fox Hill. During his adulthood, he became a member of Bahamas Faith Ministries International where he was a committed and faithful member. Until his demise, he was very active in ministerial work at Bfll[, serving in the Host & Hostess Ministry and in the Hospitality Minis try. He was also active in various social activities throughout the Fox Hill community. His affinity to Jesus Christ was evident in his love of serving and caring for others. InJanuary 2003, \.'Villiam became ill and was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital. AJthough he had a near death experience, he was resilient and was able to overcome his attack. On Friday, August 13th 2004, death once again caJkd and this time after perhaps catching a glimpse of Heaven and God's glory, William decided to change his earthly citizenship for the Kingdom of Heaven. Left to cherish hjs precious memories and in hi> Home Going arc: his two s i sters> Vernell Davis and Sylvia Brown; three brothers, Calvin Davis, Sam and Cufforcl Davis of New York; five adopted sisters: Deputy Principal Nursing Officer, Ruth Ferguson of Sandilands Rehabiliration Centre, Sandra Bethel, Merci a Strachan, Polly Johnson and Audrey Smith; one aunt Pauline Craigg; one uncle> Rev. Arthur Leroy Jarrett of California; three sisters-in-law, Cora Davis, Dedrie Davis and Vera Davis of New l T ous nieces and nephews including, Vandria forbes & family, Cindy Cartwright & family, & family,Janet Rolle & family, Gail Davis, Sherell Wi.lmott & family, Sherese Edwards & Davis, Shabrika Davis, Lakcish Davis, Peggy Davis & family Gail Cochinmagulos & family, acq Brown-Comarcho & family, Advi.lda Lockhart & family, Donna Brown & famili Patrica Cartwrig

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family, Larry Pinder & family,John Pinder & family, CalvinJr. & family, Marvin, Troy, Frederick, Valentino Davis, Rev. Anthony Brown & family, Roderick, Bob, and Timothy Brown. Numerous other relatives and friends including, VirginiaJarrett & family, Dr. LeottaJarrett and family of California, Hubert Craigg & family, including Anthony & Wendy, Headley & Gina, Ministers Solomon & Sharon Campbell, Sybil & Steven Bullard and Catherine Craigg, the Coo per family, includingjacob & Merlyn Cooper, Peter & Ingrid Carey, Karen and Tammy of UK, Minister Elvin &Jackie Cooper, Dwayne & Sherece Cooper, Martha Cooper & family; Francell Bethel & family, Leroy Mackey & family, Vera Curtis & family, Rev. Timothy Stewart and family, Patrica & Evangelist Leon Graham & family, Silvia Sealey & family, Ruth Knowles & family; The entire Lafleur family: the Johnson family, the Wilson family, the Mackey family, the Davis family, the Ferguson family; the Stewart family; the Brennen family including,Jeffrey, Miriam and Mari lyn; the Thompson family, the Brown family, the Rahming family, includingJohn and Barbara, Dr. Myles and Mrs. Munroe, Dr. Richard Pinder and Mrs. Pinder and the entire church family of Bahamas Faith Ministries International; Diana Knowles; Rev. Dr. Carrington Pinder & family, Deaconjames Dames & family, Rev. Levite Hanna & family, Hon. Fred Mitchell and the Fox Hill community; The entire staff of Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre especially, the Nursing Staff and Maximum Security Unit, Sisters Patrica Newbold and Lillian Black, Dr. Carol Burnett and the Staff of Accident and Emergency Dept., Prince Forbes and Steven Darling, Annette Okpuno & family, Ms. Zorlene Curtis & family, Robert Bethel & family, Mrs. Ethel Ferguson, Mr. Leroy Archer & family, Sharon Wilson,Justice Emmanuel & Mrs. Osadebay & family, Rudy & Philip Stubbs, Ronald & Elizabeth Roberts, Charlotte Ahwah, Beverly Pratt, Lena Benthin of USA, Elaine Major, Rob & Jill Benton of UK, Tina & Laura Dunne of UK, Laken of UK, Godfrey & Christine Stubbs of USA. Special t Trauma Unit at the Princess Margaret Hospital s and appreciation to: The stan:: of the

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ORGAN PRELUDE PROCESSIONAL OF THE CHOIRS AND MINISTERS WELCOME & INTRODUCTION .......................................................................... Pastor Henry Francis PRAISE & WORSHIP ............................................................... Bahamas Faith Ministries Praise Team I WILL BLESS THEE 0 LORD I will bless Thee 0 Lord, I will bless Thee 0 Lord With a heart of thanksgiving I will bless Thee 0 Lord With my hands lifted up And my mouth filled with praise With a heart of thanksgiving, I will bless Thee 0 Lord We will bless Thee 0 Lord, We will bless Thee 0 Lord With a heart of thanksgiving, We will bless Thee 0 Lord With my hands lifted up And my mouth filled with praise With a heart of thanksgiving, I will bless Thee 0 Lord. THIS IS THE DAY This is the day, This is the day, Lead by: Mark Bethel "I Will Bless Thee 0 Lord" "This Is The Day" "I Will Enter His Gates" That the Lord has made, That the Lord has made I will rejoice, I will rejoice And be glad in it, And be glad in it. This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. This is the day, This is the day, That the Lord has made. I V\'ILL ENTER HIS GATES I vvill enter His Gates with thanksgiving in my heart, I will enter His courts with praise, I will say this is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice for He has made me glad. He has made me glad, He has made me glad, I will rejoice for He has made me glad, He has made me glad, He has made me glad, I will for He has made me glad. OPENING PRAYER ....................................................................................................... Pastor Pat Rolle FIRST SCRIPTURE READING ...................... Romans 8: 28-39 ................................ Tehllah Campbell Cousin SECOND SCRIPTURE READING .............. 1 Corinl5: 35-58 .................................... Elizabeth Roberts Co-Worker CONGREGATIONAL HYMN ..................................................................... "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"

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Great is thy faithfulness, 0 God my Father, There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not, As Thou hast been Thou for ever wilt be. CHORUS Great is Thy Faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided, Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me! Summer and winter and spring-time and harvest, Sun, moon and stars in their courses above, Join with all nature in manifold witness To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love. Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide; Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! CONDOLENCE (2 minutes) .................................................................... Dr. Alvery Hanna, MBBS DM Senior Registrar, Accident & Emergency Dept., P. M.H. The Post-Basic Psychiatric Programme for TCN 2003-204 TRIBUTE IN SONG/SOLO ........................................................................................ Elsiemae Williams CONDOLENCES (2 minutes) .......................................................................... Rev. Carrington Pinder Pastor of St. Marks Native Baptist Church, Fox Hill Ms. Mary Johnson Director of Nursing TRIBUTE IN SONG .................................................................. Princess Margaret Hospital Chorale OBITUARY................................................................................................................ Nikera Cartwright CONGREGATIONAL HYMN ........................................................................ "That Glad Reunion Day" There will he a happy meeting In heaven I know When we see the many loved ones We've known here below. Gather on the blessed hilltops With hearts all aglow. That will he a glad reunion day. CHORUS: Glad day, a wonderful day, Glad day, a glorious day; There with all the holy angels and loved ones to stay, That will be a glad reunion day There within the holy city We'll sing and rejoice, Praising Christ the blessed Saviour with heart and with voice. Tell him how we came to love Him and make Him our choice. That will he a glad reunion day. When we live a million years In that wonderful place, Basking in the love of Jesus. Beholding His face. It will seem but just a moment Of praising His grace. That will be a glad reunion day. SELECTION ........................................................................................................ The Diplomat Chorale MESSAGE ...................................................................................................... Pastor Dr. Richard Pinder INVITATION ................................................................................................. Pastor Dr. Richard Pinder BENEDICTION ...................................................................................................... Pastor Henry Francis

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l ) l I RECESSIONAL HYMN .............................................................................................. "It's Alright Now" There was a time I travelled A lonely sinful road, Beneath a heavy burden bending low But now all things are different, For Jesus took my load, It's alright now, I'm His I know. CHORUS It's alright now, For I am in my Saviour's care It's alright now, My Saviour hears and answers prayer He'll walk beside me 'Till I climb the heavenly stair And everything is alright now. And down a lonely pathway, Without a friend to guide I walked in sin and sorrow all alone 'TillJesus came and found me And drew me to His side, It's alright now for I'm His own. No more in sin I wander, No more in darkness roam The Lord has placed my feet on higher ground Each day new heights I'm gaining My soul is nearing Home It's alright now, I'm heaven SCRIPTURE READING ......................... 1 Corin 15:12-22 ............................................. Pastor Pat Rolle FINAL WORDS ...................................................................................................... Pastor Henry Francis GRAVESIDE HYMNS ................................................................................... "When Peace Like a River WHEN PEACE LIKE A RIVER When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul. CHORUS: It is well, it is well, With niy soul, with niy soul It is well, it is well, With niy soul. Though Satan should buffet, tho' trials should come, Let this blest assurance control, That Christ has regarded my helpless estate, And hath shed His own blood for my soul. It is well, it is well, With niy soul, with niy soul It is well, it is well, With niy soul. My Sin, Oh, the bliss of this glorious tho't My sin not in part, but the whole, Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more, Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, 0 my soul. It is well, it is well, With niy soul, with niy soul It is well, it is well, With niy soul. And, Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight, The clouds be rolled back as a scroll, The trumpet shall sound and the Lord shall descend, "Even so" it is well with my soul. AND CAN IT BE And can it be that I should gain, An interest in the Saviour's blood? Died He for me, who caused His pain? For me, who Him to death pursued? Amazing love! How can it be "And Can it Be" "Farther Along" "Heaven's Jubilee" That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me? 'Tis myst'ry all! Th' Immortal dies! Who can explore His strange design? In vain the first born seraph tries To sound the depths of love divine; 'Tis mercy all! Let earth adore Let angel minds inquire no more. He left His father's throne above, So free, so infinite His grace! Emptied Himself of all but love, And bled for Adam's helpless race; 'Tis mercy all! Immense and free, For 0 my God, it found out me! Long my imprisoned spirit lay, Fast bound in sin and nature's night; Thine eye diffused a quick'ning ray, I woke, the dungeon flamed with light: My chains fell off, my heart was free, I rose, went forth and followed Thee. No condemnation now I dread, Jesus, with all in Him is mine; Alive in Him, my living Head, And clothed in righteousness divine, Bold I approach th'eternal throne, And claim the crown, thru Christ, my own.

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FARTHER ALONG Tempted and tried we're oft made to wonder, Why it should be thus all the day long, While there are others living about us, Never molested tho in the wrong. CHORUS Farther along we'll know all about it, Farther along we'll understand why; Cheer up, my brothers, live in the sunshine We'll understand it all by and by. When death has come and taken our loved ones, It leaves our home so lonely and drear; Then do we wonder, why others prosper, Living so wicked year after year. CHORUS Farther along we'll know all about it, Farther along we'll understand why; Cheer up, my brothers, live in the sunshine We'll understand it all by and by. Faithful till death said our loving Master, A few more days to labor and wait; Toils of the road will then seem as nothing, As we sweep thru that beautiful gate. CHORUS Farther along we'll know all about it, Farther along we'll understand why; Cheer up, my brothers, live in the sunshine We'll understand it all by and by. When we see Jesus coming in glory, When He comes from His home in the sky; Then we shall meet Him in that bright mansion, We'll understand it all by and by. HEAVEN'S JUBILEE Some glad morning we shall see Jesus in the air, Coming after you and me,Joy is ours to share; What rejoicing there will be when the saints shall rise, Headed for that jubilee, yonder in the skies. CHORUS Oh what singing, Oh, what shouting. On that happy m.orning when we all shall rise; Oh what glory, Hallelujah! J11hen we m.eet our blessed Saviour in the skies. Seems that now I almost see all the sainted dead, Rising for that jubilee, that is just ahead; In the twinkling of an eye, changed with them to be, All the living saints to fly to that jubilee. CHORUS Oh what singing, Oh, what shouting. On that happy m.orning when we all shall rise; Oh what glory, Hallelujah! J11hen we m.eet our blessed Saviour in the skies. When with all the heav'nly host we begin to sing, Singing in the Holy Ghost, how the heav'ns will ring; Millions there will join the song, with them we shall be Praising Christ thru ages long, heaven's jubilee.

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WILL by Michelle Hanna R/N Short in stature but big in heart, That's what set him apart. A giant among men, A helping hand he would always lend. His boisterous laughter filled the room, Casting out all doubt and gloom. Scurrying here and there, His energy and enthusiasm would never end. Eager to please and do what was right, He served others with all his might. You could call on him anytime, He never even seemed to mind. Hard working and full of zest, Never stopping to take a rest. Always leaving himself for last, First, completing the task at hand. Dedicated to the nursing vocation, He cared for the sick throughout the nation. It did not matter from wherr they came, He treated them all just the same. Generous, compassionate, a heart of gold, Who could find another so bold? Courageous to finish the course to the end, He must have been from heaven sent. Oh how quietly he slipped away, It hurts so much to remember that day. Never giving a chance to say goodbye, So many memories hidden deep inside. But if there was just one more chance, He would know he was loved beyond circumstance A flame from a candle that has gone dim, Surely there was no one like him. In Fond & Loving Memory Of Our Dear Friend From The Staff! Of Ambulatory Care Department, P. M H

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Larr y Pin d e r Calvin D avis .Jr john P i nder Headl ey Craigg Calvin Davis Sr. Rev. Arthur Jarrett Elvin Cooper Dwayne Cooper John Rahming Anthony Craigg Fr edric k D avis T roy D<:tvis Vale n tino Davis Jacob Cooper Clifford D avis Arthu r L e roy Mack e y Rev. Antho n y Brown Post B as i c P syc hi a tri c Nursing Clas.s '.2004 T he Male S t aff o f.S a ndil ands R e h ab ilit at i o n Centre W e exp ress s pecial thanks and apprecia t ion t o : T h e Exec uti ve M .anagement Tcarn H ospilal Administrators, The staff of S a n dilands R e habilitation Centre, The P ri n cess Margaret Hospital; The Publi c Hospita l s Auth o ri ty, Rev. Dr. Carrington a n d Min i s t e r Sabrina Pinder, Senior Pastors Dr. Myl es a n d R u th \fonroe, Local Pastors Dr. R i chard a nd S heena Pinder, The :\1inisterial Staff and m embe r s of Bahamas Faith Ministries. T o a U t h e neighbours and friends for your pra yers a nd encouraging words. May William's soul re st i n peace. The Family BETHEL BROTHERS MORTICIANS 24 Hour Service, P. 0. Box N-10 2 6 Nassau Stree t, Nassau, B a hamas Telephone: 322-4433 Or C a ll 326-7030 Desi gn e d and Printed by : THE PRINT SHOP 35 6 -2981 ---. -:. ... .---:, ' .. "..\ ;. I ... './- ..... .. ... -..


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