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Funeral booklet for Ernestine Juanita Douglas, 1942-2017
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A concelebrated Mass of Thanksgiving for the life and witness of Nurse Ernestine Juanita Douglas, October 7, 1942-August 14, 2017 on August 31, 2017 at St. George's Anglican Church, Montrose Avenue, Nassau, Bahamas

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Ernestine Juanita Douglas, Peggy Rosalee, Dougie, Stein, Goddie, Earn, Ms. Doug, Sister Doglas, Cousin Earn, Aunty, Big D, Grammy. These are just some of the names by which you were affectionately called throug h the course of your life but on November 19th 1967 at 8am after a smooth delivery at the Princess Margaret Hospita l you inherited a new name "MommY, and Ronald Cyril Augustus, your one and only child, was embraced with and experienced a love that that personifies I Corin t hians 13. To borrow the words from Charles Filmore's "The Revealing Word" Love, is the great harmonizer and healer. Whoever caJls on God as Holy Spirit for healing is calling on divine love. Divine love will bring your own to you, adjust all misunders t andings, and make your Life and affairs healthy, happy, harmonious and free. Love therefore is the fulfillment of the law. On August 14th 2017 my world was changed and I began to reflect and in reflection, realized that the essence of my existence, the r eason for my being had transcended to a better place; for to be absent from this body is to be present with our Father. Mommy you are undoubtedly the most amazing human being: selfless, loving, kind, compassionate and thoughtful. And while your bark frightened many, to know you was simply to love you for you were the most gentle, humble and sensitive person that I ever met and although I know many share this similar experience and persuasion, to me you were the greatest mother this world has ever known. When I think back on the love that you gave to everyone you met, that love was shown to me by many and all because of you. And because of you I gained many uncles, aunts, brothers and sisters and unimaginably because of your love, whoever you loved, loved me in return. You were not only my mother but you were my friend and confidant. I would often tell you you loved me more than I loved you. You rose to the top of your profession but always remained humbled, never bragging about your many accomplishments. You were a friend to many and even the lowly you esteemed. Your laughter illuminated a room, your smile was infectious and your humor dry. You accepted me for me and taught me the true meaning of unconditional love. You gave me everything I needed and even what I wanted; what was good for me and even what was not and I finally realized that despite your stern disposition, I was your Kryptonite, and you knew it. You would often tell me "Boy you should be a politician':


I think of how I've served you, honored and loved you and even hurt and disappointed you but you remained ever faithful. There was not a time during the 49 years I knew you that you were not there for me. You loved and accepted and respected me and those I loved and no one dare spoke ill of me even if I was wrong. And if in your eyes someone wronged me you were my personal hate agent but I would often say to you Mommy, let it go and you would say to me "Ifl wasn t there when you were born I would swear they dropped you on your head and that s because you saw yoursel f in me. As a mother your only desire was to protect me. You had a profound love for you r God, church, family, friends the many persons that ente r ed you r life Rum Cay, your place of birth and your profession,. I often called y ou Florence Nightingale, the first nurse ; with your lantern I would often say t o y ou "C an t they caJI anyone else you're only a nurse not a doctor ': Though an Anglican from birth you were a woman of spirit and a prayer warrior with no denominationa l barrier, visiting the sick and unashamedly would worship your God no matter the house of worship .. On the Monday I came to visit you while lying in intensive care, I held your hand and whispered in your ear words spoken by the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 5: I "that we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved we have a building of God, an house not made with hands eternal in the heavens ': I am assured how ever, that although you may have left your earthly shell your essence lives on in me and in the hearts of everyone you came into co ntact with. Assuredly, those whom you have known for many years and those who would hav e only known you in a short space of time, and those who I have shared with you wiU n eve r ever forget Ernestine Juanita Douglas ... my hero my mother, my friend, my cheerleade r my spar. Together, we hung, we prayed, we cried, we laughed and even argued but more imp ortantly, we l ove d strong and it was indescribably r eal. Mommy I have so many profound memories of you and I could talk about you for e t ernity but time would not permit. Thank you for 49 years of never wavering and never giving up. You were not a person that spoke love but you demonstrated love and lived love and I am love because of yo u It is because of my belief in the r esurrection I am confident that we s hall meet again but until then you will forever be in m y heart and I Ronald Cyril Augustus Douglas make thi s declaration, that on this 31st day of August, 2017, th e legacy that you h ave l eft I will e mulate and that which you hav e l abored for on your journey will not be in vain. Mom my I l ove you forever and ever and ever. Sela h


Ernestine Juanita Douglas was born to the late Leonard and Jane Douglas in Port Nelson, Rum Cay on October 7, 1942 At age six she moved to New Providence and was reared by her Aunt and Uncle, Cyril and Willisee Robinson along with her grandmother, Mary Jane Strachan, while her mother worked in the United States of America. She credits her foundation in the Christian life way to these Godly people, who mandated that she worship, along with their children, faithfully at St. Matthew's Church. S he received the Sacrament of Confirmation at the hands of Bishop Bernard Markham. Nurse Douglas moved to St. George's Church during the rectorship of the late Bishop Michael Eldon. S ince that tim e s he has played an active role in the life and ministry of this parish, most especially in the c hurch's choir, where she served for more than 20 years, a founder of the church's nurses ministry, a member of the prayer group and ministry a coordinato r of one of the church's Discovery Weekends and presently Chaplin of the Anglican Churc h Women. E rne stine r eceived her ea rl y education at the Eastern Junior and Eastern Senior Schoo ls. In 1959, at the age of 1 6 years (sixteen), at the instruction of her Aunt Will, she entered the Princess Margaret Hospital Training School to commence a career in Nursing. In 1962 she graduated as a Registered Nurse I Midwife. In 1972 she received a Teacher's Certificate from the Royal Schoo l of Nursing, a Diploma in Communi ty Nutritio n as well as a Bachelor s Degree in Education from the Unive rsity of Miami with a major in English Literature in 1980. During her nursing career she was known as a competent, loving nurse; strict, but knowledgeable of her craft and always working beyond the call of duty. She had a calling for teaching and after years of instructing many prospective nurses, she was promoted to the position of Provost of The Bahamas School Of Nursing. In 1987 Ernestine was elected President of Bahamas Nurses Association and remained in tha t position until1990. She also served as Secretary of the Caribbean Nurses Organization. I n addition to her work to improve the working condition of Nurses, and advocate for their continued education on the local scene, she has represented The Bahamas and the Region extensively at regional and i nternational conferences.


Ernestine retired from active ministry as a Nurse in 2010 after giving more than 48 years to the community as a Nurse and Teacher. Ernestine was a lovely, devoted and dedicated individual. She had a genuine care for everyone she met. She was fun to be around and had a dry sense of humor (that also came with a double dose of sarcasm) Ernestine's l ove was her one and only Son. Ronald. She loved him uncoditonally and that love knew no bounds. Nurse Douglas was a true example of Godly l iving; of service to our church and community and we are grateful for her life and ministry among us. -To God be the glory Ernestine will be remembered by ller son: Ronald C.A Doug l as. Brothers: James McQueen and Donald Doug l as of Miami Florida. Sister: Brenda Archer Sister in Law: Grace Douglas Nieces: Willisie Outten, Indira Rolle (Adrian), Gizelle and G l endina Douglas, Andree Archer, Erica and Tanya Robinson, Suzette Sands, Madlyn Scott, Yvonne Evans, Dr Sheena and Felicia Scott. Nephews: Randolph Strachan (Iris), Sean Tynes Sr; Adrian and Anthony Archer (Nicolette), Cyril "Roby and Scott Robinson, Jasiel and Reco Scott and Lamont Douglas ; Grand Nieces and Nephews: Sean Tynes Jr, Aadyn and Ari Rolle, Hanchell Collie, Ramon Pinder Quetelle Deveaux, Brittany Mortim er, Adrian (CJ) Mortimer Joshua McQueen, Shakera, Kenya and Rishanda Strachan and Shuranda Hall. Godchildren; Valencia Robinson Stacy Tammy and Marc Williams Jillian Dames ; Dimarcia Bethell; Da n ia Saunders, I an and Deanne Penn. Other Relatives including; Kinsley Robinso n and Family; Nakeisha Hanna, Family of the late Jane Hanna, Family of the late Merlene Gordon, Rosa and Cheryl Dorsette, Family of the late Ismae Cole by, Clarice Bain and 2


Family, Althea Connoly, Shirley Strachan and Family, Mad ri ck Strachan and Family, Family of the l ate Canon N.W Dudley Strachan, Lease Strachan and Family, Gwendolyn Moncur and Family, Family of the late lrmath Munroe, Family of the late Anzlo Strachan, Family of the l ate Nathaniel Strachan, Susan Hunt and Family, Family of the late Pearl DouglasRuffin, Family of the late Hosea Douglas, Family of the l ate Eardley Strachan, Dorphany Simmons, Bishop Gloria Ferguson, Yvonne Sherman, Lorraine and Jefferson Turnquest, Andil Laroda, Miriam Rolle and Family, Orian Williams, Gertrude Kelly, A lm eita Thurston, Algier Cartwright and Family, Kirland and Judymae Knowles, DeShavonne Emmanuel, Karen Bullard Jordan, Ola Rahming and Family, Sir Arlington Butler and Family, Zelda Pearso n and FamiJy, The Pratt Family, The Mortimer Family, The Davis Family, Nurse Geneve Scavella, Archdeacon G. Kingsley Knowles and Family, Michelle Knowles, Linda Lockhart and Family, Andrew Williams and Family, Kevin Almace, Jrva Lockhart, Stephanie Brice, Judith Cooper, Antoine Miller, Ursula White and Family, Elvis Collie, Leron Hanna, Sean Christie, Tyran Mackey, Marc Brown, Mervin Smith, Sharon Saunders-Smith, Duane Newbo ld Marsha Rolle and Family, Tan ya Huyler, Val Major and Fam ily Sapphire Mortimer, Damien Turne r C hri stop her Knowles, David Francis, Keno Gaitor, Desmond Saunders, DeAngelo Higgs, Billy Munnings, Emily Swann, Juliette McPhee, Sherlene Wood, Shirley Brennen, Jacqueline Campbell, Noel Berley, Dr. Rhonda Chipman Johnson, Jean Isaacs, Vernita Cleare, Viola Sweeting Butler Sarah s Drugs, Members of the Bahamas Nur ses Association The Retired Nurses GuiJd The University of the Bahamas The Rum Cay Social C l ub, The St. Georges Parish Family The Infinite Works Ministry Members of the Dance Exercise and Relax Exerc i se G roup, The Golden Gates #2 Community, other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.


THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL PRfLUDF MU'iiC: RECEP T ION OF T H E BO D Y Celebrant: Ce l ebrant : A ll : Celebrant: Al l : With faith in jesus Christ we receive the body of our s i s ter Ern es tin e juanita for burial. Our sister Ernestine wa s washed in Holy Baptism and anointed with the Hol y Spirit. L e t u s therefore with confidence pra y to God our H e avenl y Father the Giver of Life that He will rai se h e r t o p erfec tion in the company of the saints. The Lord b e with you A n d a l so w ith you. Let u s pray: 0 God of grace and glory, we remember b e fore you this day our sister Ernestine. We thank you for giving her to us, h e r family and friends, to know and lov e a s a c ompanion on our e arthly pilgrimage. In your boundless compas sion c on s ole us who mourn. Give us faith to see in d e ath th e gate of e ternal life, so that in quiet confidenc e we may c ontinue our course on earth until, b y you r c all w e a r e r eunite d with those who have gone before ; thr o ugh j es us Ch r i s t our Lord. Am e n O PENING SENTENCES J es u s s aid I am th e R esurrec tion and I am the life; he w h o b elieves in M e, th o u g h h e di e, yet shall he Liv e and whoe v er liv e s and b e lieves in m e s hall n ev e r die. john 11:25 -26 The s t ea dfas t love of th e Lor d n ever c eases His co m passi o n n e v e r fails: ev e r y morning th ey a r e renewe d Lame ntations 3:22 -23 Jesus said, Let n o t yo u r hear t s be trouble d ; believe in God, b elieve al s o in M e john 14 : 1 I am sure t h a t neit h er deat h n or lif e, n o r angels, nor principalities, nor pow e rs nor things p r ese n t nor th i n gs t o co m e, n o r h e i g h t n o r d e p t h n o r any t h in g e l se in a ll c r ea tion will be abl e t o separa t e u s f r om the l ove of God i n C h r ist J es u s our L o rd. Romans 8:38 -39 If w e live, w e live t o th e Lord and if w e di e we die to the Lord ; so th e n wh e th e r w e live o r wh e th e r w e di e we ar e th e L ord's. Fo r t o t hi s end C hri st d i e d and live d a ga in that he might be th e Lo rd b oth of t h e dea d a nd of th e liv ing. Romans 14:8 9 We b rou g h t n o th i n g i nt o th e wo rld and we take n o thin g o ut. The Lord gives and t h e L o rd a way: Bless ed be th e Nam e of th e Lord Job 1:21 Th e e t erna l Go d i s our r efuge, and underne ath ar e th e eve rla s tin g a rms. Deuteronomy 33:27


0 PEN I N G HYMN I To God Be The Glory To God be the G l o ry! Great things he hath done So l oved he the world that he gave us His Son Who yielded his life an a atonement for sin, And ope n ed the life-gate that all may go in (C h orus) Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord Let the ear th hear His voice Praise th e Lord! Praise the Lord Let the peopl e rejoice 0 come to the Father through J esus the Son And give Him the glory great things he hath done THE COLLECT FOR THE DEPARTED Ce lebrant : Let us pray: 0 perfect redemption, the purchase of blood! To every believer the promise of God; The vilest offender who truly believes, That moment from Jesus a pardon receives Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done, And great our rejoicing through jesus the Son; But purer and higher and greater will be Our wonde r our transport, whe n Jesus we see! Almighty God, we remember before You today Your servant Ernestine and w e pray that, having opened to her the gates of larger life You will receive her more and more into Your joyful service, that, with all who have served you in the past, she may share in the eternal victory of J esus Chris t our Lord; who live s and reign s with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit one God for ever and ever. Amen. T H E LESSON I WI SDOM 3: 1 -5, 9 I Dr. S henna S cott, C ou s in Reader: Reader: A ll : A readingfrom the Word of God found in Wisdom 3:1 5 9 But the so ul s of the right eous are in the hand of God and n o tormen t will ever tou c h them. In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died and their departure was thought to b e a disas ter and their going from u s t o be their destruction ; but they are at p eace. For though in the s ight of others they were punished, their hope i s full of immortality. Having been disciplined a little, they will receive great good, because God tested them and found them worthy of himself. Those who trust in him will understand truth, and the faithful will abide with him in love because grace and mercy are upon his holy ones, and he watches over his e l ect. The Word of the Lord Thanks be to God


PSALM 46-GOD IS OUR HOPE AND STRENGTH I Ledbythechoir 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the mountains be toppled into the depths of the sea; 3 Though i t s waters rage and foam, and tho u gh the mountains tremble at its tumult. 4 The LORD of hosts is with us;* the God of Jacob is our stronghold. 5 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. 6 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be overthrown; God shall help her at the break of day. 7 The nations make much ado, and the kingdoms are shaken; God has spoken, and the earth shall melt away. 8 The LORD of hosts is with us;* the God of Jacob is our stronghold. 9 Come now and look upon the works of the LORD, what awesome things he has done on earth. 10 It is he who makes war to cease in all the wor ld;* he breaks the bow and shatters the spear, and burns the shields with fire. 11 "Be still, then, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth:' 12 The LORD of hosts is with us; t h e God ofJacob i s our strongho ld. THE NEW TESTAMENT LESSON I Revelation 7 : 9 1 7 I Orien Williams, Friend R eade r : Reader: All: A readingfrom the Word of God found in Revelation 7:9-17 I looked, and the r e wa s a great multitude that n o one could count, from every nation from all tr ibe s and peoples and languag es, s tanding before the thron e and b efore the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branch es in their hands. The y cried out in a loud voice, saying, "S alvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne and t o the Lamb!" And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the thron e and worshiped God, singing, Ble ssing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and e ver! Amen." Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these robed in white, and where have they come from?" I said to him, "Sir, you are the one that knows. Then he said to me, "These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. For this reason they are before th e throne of God, and worship him day and night within his temple and the one who is seated on the throne will s helter them. They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; for th e Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." The Word of the Lord Thanks be to God The congregation stand (including members of the family)


GRADUAL IIYMN I VictorylnJesus I heard an o ld old s t ory, How a Saviour came from glory How he gave His Life on Calvary To save a wretch like me I head about His groani n g Of His precious blood's atoning. Then I repented of my sins and Won the victory. (C h orus) 0 Victory in J esus, My Saviour forever, H e sought me and bo 't me with his redeemin g blood. He loved me ere I knew Him And all my lov e i s due Him He plunged me to victory B e neath the c/ e ansingflood. Reader: The Lord b e with you All: And also with you I heard about His healing Of His cleansing pow r revealing How he made the lame to walk again And caused the b lind to see; And then I c ri ed, "Dea r Jesus Come and heal my bro k en Spirit." And somehow Jesus came and bro't to Me the victory. I heard about the mansion He has built for me in glory, And I heard about th e s tr eets of gold Beyond the Crystal sea; About the angels s in g in g And the old redemption story, And some sweet day I 'll si n g up there Th e song of victory. R ea d e r : A rea dingfrom the Holy Gospel according to J ohn 11: 21-27 All: R eader: All: Glory t o Ch r ist our Saviour Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother, Lazarus, would not have died. But eve n now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him. Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again: Martha said to him I know that he will rise again in the resur r ection on the last day:' Jesus said to her, I am the r esurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this? She said to him "Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world:' This i s th e Gospel of Christ Praise to C hrist our Lord CON DOL[NCES I Bishop T. Rahming, Infinite Works Fellowship TRI BUT[ I Tarran Mackey SOLO I Wind Beneath My Wings I An n a Calix:te


TRI BUTE I B i shop Reverend G l oria Ferguson MUSICAL T R I BUT l I "I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy" Adrian A. W. Archer HYMN I Th e L ord I s My Li ght And My S al vation The Lord is my light and my salvation The Lord is my light and my salvation The Lord is my light and my salvation Whom shall I fear In the time of trouble he shall hide me In the time of trouble he shall hide me In the time of troub l e he shall hide me Whom shall I fear. Chor us: Wh o m shall I f e ar? Whom shall I f ear ? Th e L or d i s the stre ngth o f m y life Whom s hall I fear? Wait on the Lord and be of good courage. Wait on the Lord and be of good courage. Wait on the Lord and be of good courage. He shall strengthen thine heart. S E RM 0 N I Arc h deacon G. Kingsley Know l es All Stand THE CR[EO Ce l e b rant: All: Let us with confidence and hope c on fess th e faith into whic h we were baptized, as we say, I believe in God, the Father Almighty Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered u nder Pontius Pilate was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of sai n ts the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen. INTERC[SSIONS I Reverend James McQueen, Brother Leader: L ea d e r : For our s i s ter Ernestine Juanita l e t us pray to th e Lord C h r i s t who s a id, I am th e Re surrecti on and I am Life." Lord, Y ou consoled Martha and Mary in th eir dis tress: Dra w n e a r t o u s who mourn for E rnestine and dry th e t ea r s of tho se who weep.


All : uader: All: Leader: All : Leader: AJI: Leader: All: Leader: A ll : Leader : AJI : Celebrant: H ear u s, Lord. You wept at the grave of Lazarus, your friend, comfort us in our sorrow. H ear us, Lo rd You raised the dead to life: Raise our sister Ernestine to eternal life Hear u s, Lord. You promised paradise to the thief who repented: Bring our sister Ernestine to the joys of heaven. H ear us, Lord. Our sister Ernestine was washed in Baptism and anointed with the Holy Spirit: Give her fellowship with all your Saints. H ear us, Lord. She was nourished with your Body and Blood: Grant her a place at the table in your heavenly kingdom. I l ea r u s, Lo r d. Comfort us in our sorrows at the death of our sister Ernestine. Let our faith be our consolation and eternal life our hope Hear us, L o rd Lord Jesus Christ we commend to you our sister Ernestine Juanita who was reborn by water and the Spirit in Holy Baptism. Grant that her death may recall to us your victory over death and be an occasion for us to renew our trust in your Father's love. Give us we pray the faith to follow where you have led the way; and where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit to the ages of ages. Amen. ACT OF PENITENCE : Celebrant: Celebrant: ALL: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and will forgive our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Let us therefore confess our sins. Almighty God our Heavenly Father we have sinne d a g ainst yo u and one anoth e r in thought word and deed and in what we have left undone. We are sorry and repent of all our s in s For your Son our Lord Jesu s Christ's sak e, for g i ve u s a U that i s pas t and grant that we may serv e y ou in n ew n ess o f lif e t o th e glory of your N ame Amen.


THE ABSOI U fiON: Celebrant: Almighty God, have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sin .s, confirm and strengt hen you in all goodness, and keep you in life eternal, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ANT HEM HALLELUJAH! WE SHALL RISE I StGeorge's Sr. Choir HYMN I LivingByFaith I care not today, what tomorrow may bring If shadow or sunshine of rain Tho' tempest may blow and the storm, clouds arise Obscuring the brightness of life. The Lord I know ruleth o'er eve rything And all of my worry is vain I'm never alarmed at the overcast skies Beyond that blest heavenly shore. (C horu s) Living by faith in J esus above I Know that He safely will carry me through No matter what evil betide Tru s ting, confiding in His great lov e From all h arm safe in His sheltering arms I'm living by faith, and feel no alarm Why should I then care tho' the t empest may blow IfJesus walks close to my s ide. Our Lord will return to this earth some sweet day Our troubles will then all be oe r The Master so gently will l ead us away The Maste r look s on at the strife. ELEME NT BEARERS I Maste r Aaydn Rolle, Master Sean Tynes Jr., Mis s Andree Archer T H E PRESENTATION O F T H E OFFERJNG Celebrant: Through your goodness Lord we have thi s bread and wine to offer the fruit of th e earth and the work of human hands. They will become our spiritual food. All: All thin gs from from you, 0 Lord, and of you r own do we give you. Blessed be God for ever. Amen. HYMN Come We That Lov e The Lord Come, we that love the Lord, And let our joys be known; Join in a song with swee t accord, And thus surround the throne. There we shall see His face, And never, never sin! There, from the rivers of His grace, Drink endless pleasures in. (Chorus) We're marching to Zion, Beautiful, beautiful Zion; We're marching upward to Zion, The beautiful city of God. Let those that refuse to sing, Who never knew our God; But children of the heavenly King, May speak their joys abroad. Thenletoursongsabound, And every tear be dry ; We're marching through Emmanu e l's ground, To fairer worlds on high


THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER Celebrant: All: Celebrant: All: Celebrant: All : Celebrant: Al l : Celebrant: Celebrant: All: The Lord be with you. And al so w ith you. Lift up your hearts. W e lift them up to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is righ t to give H im thanks and praise It is right and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Father Almighty, Everlasting God; Through Jesus Christ our Lord; Who rose victorious from the dead, and comforts us with the blessed hope of life eternal. For to Your faithful people, 0 Lord, life is changed, not ended: and when our mortal body lies in death, there is prepared for us a dwelling place eternal in the heavens. Therefore we praise You, joining our voices with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven, who forever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of Your N ame. H o ly, h o ly, h o l y Lord, God of powe r and mi g h t ; H eave n and eart h are fuU of Your gl o r y H osanna in t h e h ig h est. Blesse d i s H e w h o c o mes i n the N am e of t h e Lord Hos ann a i n t h e h ig h est. Sovereign Lord and Father to be glory and praise for ever. In Your boundless wisdom You brought creation into being; in Your great love You fashioned us in Your image; in Your tender compassion You sent Your Son, Jesus Christ our Saviour, to share our human nature; in the power of the Holy Spirit, He overcame the power of sin and death and brought Your people to new birth as first fruits of Your new creation. On the night he was betrayed He took bread, and when He had given thanks to You, He broke it and gave it to His disciples and said: "Take this and eat it: This is My Body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of Me!' After supper He took the cup of wine: and when He had given thanks He gave it to them and said: "Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the New Covenant which is shed for you, and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of Me." Therefore, Father, according to the command of your dearly beloved Son. We r e member His death We proclaim His resurr e ction We await His coming to glo r y


C e l ebrant: All: C e l ebrant: All: And w e offe r y o u Fath e r our s a c rifice o f thanks and praise. Se n d your Hol y S pirit o n t h ese g ift s o f b rea d and win e that th e y be come the Body and Blo o d o f You r S on J es u s, o u r Lord and R e d eemer. A s we p a r take of this h o l y f ood of new a n d unending life m a y Your H o l y Spirit e s tabli sh us a roya l Ce l ebranth oo d with th e Blesse d Virgin Mar y and all Y o u r son s and dau ghte r s w h o s h are i n Your e t e rnal inheri ta nce; Thr o ugh J esus Chris t our L or d With Him and i n H i m and throu g h H i m by th e p ower of t h e Hol y S p i r i t w e wo rs h i p You, Fath e r Almighty w ith all w h o stand befo r e You in e arth and h e a ve n i n so n gs o f e v e rla sting praise: Bless in g and honour and glo r y and p o wer b e yours f o r eve r and ever. Am e n A s our S avi o ur has tau ght u s so we p r ay: Our F ath e r in h e a v en hallowed be your Name; yo ur kin g d o m co me; Y o u r will b e d o n e on e arth a s i n h eave n G i ve u s t o da y our dail y b r ead. Forgive us our si n s as w e f o r give th ose who s in a gain s t u s. Sa v e us from th e time of tri a l and d e liv e r us from evil For the king d o m th e p o w e r and th e glory a re y ours now and fore ve r Am e n THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD Ce l ebrant: W e b reak t his b rea d to share i n t h e body of C h r i st. All: Th o u g h we a r e m a ny, we are one body, b e cau se we all share in o n e b r ead. THE INVITATION Ce l ebrant: All: My b roth ers and siste r s in Chris t dra w n ear and re ce ive H is Body whic h H e gave for you, a n d H is Bloo d which H e s hed for you R e m ember that h e died for you, and feed on Him in your hearts by faith with th a n ksgivi n g. G r a nt u s g r ac i o u s Lo rd, that w e may so eat th e fles h of Your Dea r So n J esus C hri s t an d dri n k Hi s Blood that we m ay ever m ore dwe ll in Him and H e in u s Am e n THE AGNUS DEl : All: L amb o f God, You take away the sin of the world ; grant th e m r est. L amb of God, You take away t h e sin of t h e wor l d ; grant th e m r est. Lamb o f God, You take away th e si n of th e wor l d; g rant th e m r est e t e rnal


COMMUNION HYMN I LetUsBreadTogetherOnOurKnees Let us break bread together on our knees Let us break bread together on our knees When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun 0 Lord have mercy o n me. Let us drink wine together on our knees Let us drink wine together on our knees When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun 0 Lord have mercy on me. COMMUNION HYMN I The Servant's Song Wont you l e t me be your se rvant Let be be as C hri st to you Pray that I will have the grace to Let you be my servant to. We are pilgrims o n a journey We are travelers on the road We are here to help eac h other Walk the mile and bear the L oad. I wiiJ ol d the Ch ri st light for you In the nighttime of the fear I will hold my hand out to you. Speak the peace you long to hear Let us praise God together on ou r knees Let us praise God together o n our knees When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun 0 Lord have mer cy on me. Let us thank God together o n our knees Let us thank God together on our knees When I fall on my knees With my face to the rising sun 0 Lord have mercy on me. I wiiJ weep when yo u are weeping When you lau gh, I'll lau gh with you I will share your joys and sorrows 'Til we've seen this journey through When we sing to God in Heaven We will find such harmony. Born of all we known together Of Christ's love and agony Wont yo u let be you r se r vant Let me be as Christ to you Pray that I may have the grace to Let you be my servant to.


COMMUNION HYMNS Take My L ife And Let I t Be Sung by members of the ACW only. Take my life and let it be Consec rat ed, Lord to Thee; Take my moments and my days Let them flow in cease les s praise Take my hands and let them move At the impulse of Thy lov e Take my feet and l e t th em be Swift and beautiful for Thee Take my voice and let me s ing Always only, for my King; Take my lips and let them be Filled with messages from Thee Take My Sliver and my God Not a mite would I behold Take My intellect and use Every power as Th ou s halt choose Take my will and make it thine It shall be no long e r mine; Take my heart, it is thine own It shall be Thy ro yal throne Take my love my lov e 1 pour At thy feet its treasur e store Take myself and I will be Ever, only all for Th ee COMMUNION IIYMN I MyHopeisBuil t On N o thingElse My hope i s built on nothing e l se Than Jesus L ove and Righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame But wholly l ean o n J es u s' name. When darkness vei l s Hi s lovely face I rest o n Hi s unchanging g r ace; In every high and stormy gal e My anchor holds withi n the veil. When He s h a ll come with trumpet sound, 0 may I th en in Him be found, Dress ed in His righteousness alone, Faultless to stand before th e thron e. (C h orus) O n Chr ist the Solid Rock I stand All oth er ground is sinking sand, A ll other ground is sinking saud. His oath His cove n ant, His blood Support me in the w h e l ming flood. When all around my soul gives way H e then is all my hope an d stay SOLO I "How Grea t T1ro Art I Mrs. Candace Bostwick POS T COMMUNIO N All: Almighty God, we thank You that in Your great love you have fed us with the spiritual food and drink of the Body and Blood of Your Son Jesus Christ, and have given us a foretaste of Your heavenly banquet. Grant that this Sacrament may be to us a comfort in atruction, and a pledge of our inheritance in that kingdom whe r e there is no death neither sorrow nor crying, but the fullness of joy with all Your saints, through Jesus C hrist our Saviour. Amen.


PO\ T C..OMMUN ION I iYMN I I Ser v e A Rise n S a v iour I serve a Risen Saviour, He's in the world today I know that he is living whatever men may say; In aU the wo r ld around me I see His loving care, And tho' my heart grows weary I never will despair; I know that he is leading thro' all the stormy blast, The day of his appeari n g will come at l ast I see his hand of mercy I hear his voice of cheer, And just the t i me I need Him He's a l ways near ( Ch orus) H e Li ves, h e liv es, Chris t J es u s Li ves toda y He wal ks with m e and t a l ks w ith m e Alon g life's narro w way Rejoice, rejoice 0 Christian, l ift up your voice and s ing E t ernal Halle l ujahs to Jesus C h rist the King! The hope of all who seek H im, the help of all who find, None other is so loving, so good and kind. H e Lives, H e liv es, s alvation to impart! You as k m e how I know Ire lives? H e li v e s within my h eart. THE COMMENDATION: President: All: Pr esident: All: C e l e brant : All: Cel ebrant: All: Celebrant: Give r e st 0 Christ to your servant with your saints. Whe r e sorrow and pain are n o m ore neither s i ghi n g, bu t life ever l asting You only a re immorta.l the cr e ator and make r of m ankind; and w e a re mortal, forme d of the ea r th and to e arth s hall we r etur n For so did you ordain wh e n y o u c r ea t e d m e saying. Y o u a re a re dus t and to dust s h all y ou return ." All o f u s go d o wn to the dus t ; yet eve n at th e grave w e m ake our s ong Alleluia! Alleluia! Alle luia! G i ve rest, 0 Christ to your se r vant with your saints. Were sorr ow and pain are no more neithe r sighing, b u t life eve r lasting Lord Have M e r cy Christ Have Me rcy. Lord Have Me r c y O u r Father in h ea v en, hall o we d be your Name; your king dom come; your will be d o n e o n earth as i n heaven. G ive u s to d ay our d a il y bre ad. Fo r g i ve u s o u r si n s as we forgive t h ose w h o s in a g ain s t us. Sav e u s f rom the tim e o f tri a l and d e li ver us from e vil Fo r t h e kin g d o m t h e powe r a nd th e glor y ar e yours now and for eve r A m e n Let u s commend our sister Ernestine Juanita to th e m e rc y of God our Maker and Redeemer. Deliver Your servant E rnes tine 0 Sovereign Lord Christ from all e vil and set her free from every bond, that she may rest with all Your Saints in the eternal habitations; wher e with th e Father and the Holy Spirit live and reign one God for ever and ever. Amen.


All: Amen. Celebrant: Let us pray: Into Your hands, 0 merciful Saviour we commend Your servant Ernestine. Acknowledge we humbly ask you, a sheep of Your own fold, a lamb of Your own flock a sinner of Your own redeeming. Receive her into the arms of Your mercy, into the b l essed rest of eternal p e ace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light wh e re to live and reign with you, Father S on and Hol y Spirit, in glory everlasting. Celebrant: Re s t e t ernal grant to her, 0 Lord. All: And let light perpetual s hine upon her. Ce l ebrant: May s h e re s t in peace. All: Amen. Ce l ebra nt: May h er soul and the souls of a ll the faithful depart e d through th e m e rcy of God rest in peace. All: Amen. RECESSI ONAL IIYMN I AIIHaiiTIePowerO f f esus'Name All hail the power of Jesus narne!z Let angels prostrate fall; Bring forth the royal diadem And crown him crown h i m, And c rown him Lord of all! C r own him ye morning sta r s of light, Who fixed this floating ball ; Now hail the Strength of Israel's might, And crown him, crown him And crown him Lord of all! Crown him ye martyrs of your God, Who f rom his altar call: Extol the stem of Jesse's rod And c rown him c r own him And crown him Lor d of all! Ye seed of Israel's c ho se n race Ye ransomed of the fall, HaH him who saves you by his grace. And crown him crown him And crown him Lord of all! Hail him ye h ei rs of David's line Whom David Lord did call, The God incarnate Man divine, And crown him, crown him, And crown him Lord of all! Sinners, whose lov e ca n neer forge t The wormwood and the gall, G o spread your t rophi es at his feet, And c rown him crow n him And c rown him Lord of all! Let every tribe and every t ongue That bound creation's call, Now shout in universal song The crowned, the crowned, the Crowned Lord of all


As the procession leaves the church the following canticles are exclaimed. Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and giving life to those in the tomb. The Sun of Righteousness is gloriously risen, giving light to those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death. The Lord will guide our feet into the way of peace, having taken away the sin of the world. Christ will open the kingdom of heaven to all who believe in His Name, saying, Come, 0 of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you. Into paradise may the angels lead you into the Holy City, Jerusalem. GRAVESIDE HYMNS HYMN I Wh e n P eace L i k e A Rive r When peace, like a river attendeth my way, When sorrow s like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well it i s well with my soul. (C horus ) It is well with my s oul It is well with m y s ou l It is well it is well with m y soul Though Satan should buffet though trials should come, Let this blest assurance control, That Christ has regarded my helpless estate, And hath shed His own blood for my soul. For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live: If Jordan above me shall roll, No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul. But Lord tis for The e, for Thy coming we wait, The s ky not the grav e, i s our goal ; Oh trump of the angel! Oh voice of the Lord! Bles s e d hope, ble s s e d rest of my soul! And Lord haste the day when my faith shaH be sight The clouds be rolled back a s a scroll ; Th e trump shall re sound, and the Lord shall descend Even s o it is well with my soul.


HYMN I It's All Right Now There was a time I traveled a lonely sinful r oad Beneath a heavy burden bending low But now all things are d i fferent for J esus took my load It's alright now I m His I know (Chorus) It's alright now for I am in m y S a viour's care It's alright tiOW my Saviour hears and answers prayer H e' ll walk beside m e 'till climb tire h eav'n ly s tair And ev'ryt h ing is alright now A down a lonely pathway without a friend to guide I walked in sin a nd sorrow all alone 'Til Jesu s 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 g round Each day new heights I m gaining my soul is nearing home It's alright now I'm heaven bound


Everyone knows that Ernestine and I are cousins. She, along with her sister Jennifer, came to live with me, my brother Tommy and our Parents, Cyril & Willisee Robsinson, when she was 10 years old. From that day on she was my sister. My parents showed no difference in the way she treated Aunt Jane's children or their own. We grew up and as most sisters, confid i ng in each other, arguing with each other but relying on each for love and care. One early morning. predestined by fate, my mother woke Ernestine up and informed her that the government was recruiting nurses and that she was to promptly go and sign up. She did as ordered, and that set into motion our own family Florence Nightingale. Over the years Ern would go to the big time Universities in England and the West Indies, and was continually studying her craft and we were proud of her. Upon her return she took up various positions in the hospital and the clinics and in all her busy life she never forgot her family. She dotted on my children, especially Adr i an, if you did n 't know one would have thought that he was her son. In time, she had her own Son, Ronald, whom we called "Dit': Her love for Ron knew no bounds and she did her best to see to his eve r y need. As adults we could connect, via phone, per sonal visits, family gatherings or just hung out under the Dilly T r ee at church. She was would always bring humor to our conve r sations. She knew the "Queen's English" rather well and wasn't afraid to speak it or correct someone who spoke it inco r rectly. She was an avid reader and was always up to date on issues i n the society. She knew all the members of the famiJy, and more than most, she kept in contact with as many as she could. Ern has left us a r ich legacy and I thank her for being my Florence Nightingale, my advisor and friend most especially a dear and loving sister. I am certain she has joined the chorus of hand clapping, hand raising, shouting "Hallelujah and G l ory" saints who now circle the throne of God. R es t in p e a ce Ern Bam


As a child growing up there was this one woman that I admired, whom I was absolutely fascinated with. She was smart, classy. driven and had a heart of gold, I was privileged to call her Aunty. There is no doubt that my Aunt was the best Aunty in the world and I told her this every opportunity that I got. This lady was just simply amazing and demonstrated her love for me and my children in a way that only she could. Even before I was born my Aunt loved me beyond measure. From the onset she was my saviour and we often joked about how she saved me from being named Mary Jane Gibson by mommy and gave me the name Indira Mary Yolanda For this I will be forever grateful. Thank You Aunty!. My aunt and I shared a bond that was unshakeable 1 was the daughter that she never had and in 2005 she became the mother that I had lost. As a child, I have fond memories of Sean and I packing our bags to spend the weekend with Aunty. Weekends with Aunty were a l ways so exciting because she always had something special planned for us to do and since she never cooked we got all of the fast food that we wanted. As an adult, this bond grew ever stronger and Aunty and I would spend hours each day talking on the phone. We would talk about an array of topics which often included Ron, tl1e news, my work and then her favourite topic my kids and $}. Aunty wou l d start eac h co nv ersation by saying "How them boys ... what that wicked Aadyn into?" She loved my kids unconditionally especially her Aadyn who was known for teasing her and trying his best to get on her nerves which he learned was very easy to do. Aunty was woman of integrity and believed in the power of education. She always encouraged me to reach for the s t ars and continue to expand my skills and knowledge. Aunty would search the newspapers and find a certification or course and call me and say "Indigo sign up for this class knowledge is power' : Much of who I am today is because of my Aunt from a child I wanted to be s uc c es sful like her but more than anything I wanted to make her proud. So I got that sense of accomplishment every time I<:t hear her say Your Aunty is so p r oud of you!" Growing up, Sean and Ron would say that Aunty made me a spoiled brat. I never agreed with the brat portion but spoiled for sure I was what an awesome feeling. Aunty would give me whatever I asked for and boy did I love it when she travelled. I would always get my own suitcase of clothes. When I was 11 Aunty traveiJed to C uracao with the Nurses Association and bought me a Louis Vuitton purse. Every child needs that one adult that is irrationally crazy about them. My Aunt and my Mother were inseparable, the bond that they shared was admirable, they were so tight that it was scary. When Jenny passed away on July 04, 2005 a part of Aunty died that night she was never the same. She would often say "Boy I miss my sister" or "I didn't know I could miss someone this much': Aunty said to me on the night that mommy died and declared publicly at her funeral that she would be there for Sean and I no matter what. These words held true as my Aunt was there for S e an and I in EVERY way possible. No matter what happened in our lives Aunry was present and supportive to the very end. Words will never be able to describe the void that I am experiencing at the loss of my darling Aunt, my friend, my fan and my s upport system. However, I find solace in the feelings that my memories give me because my Aunt and I shared some wonderful times. What gives me even greater comfort is the fact that my Aunt shared an intimate and personal relationship with our Lord and I am confident that she is wrapped tightly in his arms. The fond memories and life lessons that this gem taught me will be etched in my heart and mind forever. Sleep on my dear Aunt. I'll be missing you. Love Your Indy ..........


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The story is told that a s a child I could never pronounce the nam e Ernestine so I simply c alled her Teen" and that is what I call e d her all the days of my life. I was the fir s t grand c hild of both the Robinson and the Arch e r hou s ehold s o it wa s s aid that I was a spoilt child from birth I wa s my Teen's fir s t c hild M y e arliest r e collection of her go es b ack to th e time s h e bro u g ht m e an o ld r e cord player. We would go to Carte r's r eco rd s h o p and purc hase discs and album s and play th e m ove r and ov er ( mu c h to th e annoyance of m y grammy, and h e r a unt Willi see R ob in so n ) S h e r ec ogniz e d e arly m y love f o r mu s ic and singing. Wheneve r I go t r es i s tan ce fro m m y pare nt s o n an y matter I could go t o Tee n who w o uld s mooth out th e ridg es and make things w e ll I admire d h e r love for word s. S h e was a walking di c ti o n ary It wa s n t wise t o s peak bad E ngli s h around Teen because s h e wa s quick to correc t and send yo u to a particular novel to read or a r e f e ren c e to find tru e m e aning of words I would b e h e r sin g in g p artner I cannot tell the countle ss occa s ion s s h e would rope me into s inging "To God Be The Glory with her. There w e re the words that guided the course of her life On occasion we could end up in a pile of tears (or laughter) because sh e would br e ak off in the Holy Spirit and the so n g would conclude itself. I have so many memories of my Teen. She was a comforter and guide She would admonish me when she thought I was wr o ng .... now aids ': s he would say "y ou know I brought you up be tter than that:' and I would have to agree. When I graduated from University in 2008 she said I never thought I would see Princeton University under these circumstances boy you bigger than ya ole Teen." She was a proud woman that day. This wasn t her first time to New Jersey, she had vsisted me many times befo re and on one occasion joined me and mummy at my best fri end Claude s house for thanksgiving. It was during that time that we discovered that, literally, down the street from Claude was our cousin Gwen, who was staying with her d a u g ht e r in Ewing. That night she took off with Gwen to the midni g ht madness th a nksgiving shopping while mummy and me ma d e our way ba c k to Princeton. We did see Ern for a few days! M y Teen w as a s hopper and a frugle one at that! An yt hing my T ee n wanted she could get from me she did this b y hook or c rook. S he would volunteer me to sing for her w e dding or funeral or s p e cial service or to write somethmg for h e r or to make fruit punch. She would bribe me with the phra se mu c h as I fall down and get up with you ... we have a good laugh and I would do as she requested. F in ally, m y T een wa s a C hristian. She would want me to b e clear a b o ut that. S h e l ove d th e Lord and she loved "Church"She w as d e di ca t ed t o th e churc h and people of St. George She s an g in th e c h oir for m a ny yea r s, a thing that frightened me after l b ecame th e c h oir dir ecto r O n e ni ght, after a rather bad r e he a r s al s h e c all ed a nd sa i d "Adrian you think y ou need to talk t o th em p eop l e so ba d ?" I sai d "Yaii wa s getting on m y nerv e s man t o w hich s h e pro mptl y r e tort e d "yo u aint mean m e caus e r'll sp ank yo u up:' S h e w as se ri o u s a bout God and his work S h e p e r h e r tim e and effort int o th e thing s of God and she had no pr o bl e m s express in g it. A m e n Hall e lujah! Yes Jesus! I Thank Ya! w e r e exp r ess i o n s b y whi c h s h e w a s know n when the Spirit hit her : O n h e r las t conscio u s eve ning with us sh e wa s s urrounde d b y f a mily. S h e expresse d how happ y and elated she wa s that s he wa s b e ing att ende d b y so many people. It was shortly after that s h e wa s s tru c k ill and was taken to the hospital. We were hop eful that w e would h e ar a qui c k retort from her again, or rowdy word but it was not to be. She stole away to God and quietly as she live d .... and w e are grateful. I imagin e my Teen now around throne of God shouting louder than anyone e lse "I Reach!-Where is Jesus?" .... My Teen knew !loved her .... and now you all know how much! This tribut e would be nothing if it didn't end Her favorite phrase To God Be The Gloty ': Goodbye my Teen. I l ove you. Adr ia n


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Ern, Cousin Earn, Douggie those are some of the names that you were affectionate l y called by others but as a child growing up, I called you Goddy. My darling aunty, I have so many fond memories of you. Growing up I thought you were so mean. Boy au n ty you were roudy ; every time you spoke to me I would burst into tears and Felisha and Madlyn would always laugh at me but as I grew older, I realized that that was just you ... all bark and no bite. Just a gentle giant of a woman in your ow n way. You were the referee for the family. If anyone needed straightening out you would surely put them in line. Goddie the Saturday just before you got ill we talked and you asked how me and the kids were doing and I assured you that everything was good. I would never have imagined that this would be our last conversation. Goddie thank you for being there for me and my children. You always sent clothes and money for them every time I came to Nassau I never left empty handed. You would say Willisie you could write for the Tribune because you always have a story" but in the end and without fail you would go into that secret place, your bosom of course and pull out something to give me. Goddie, my precious Aunty, thank you for sharing a part of your life with me. You have lone me your air and give n us tools to live a successful life. My precious Goddie, one day ifi remain faithful as you have we will meet on the other side, where you will no longer experience any pain in your knees and legs but only joy unspeakable and fuJI of glory. Take your rest my darling Aunty memories of you will forever remain in my heart. Love Willisie E arn, Cuz, Gody or Cousin Earn as you were affectionately called by Daphne s c hildren. You were the life of our parties, we could always depend on you for the j okes, you would always say it's never a dull moment in this family : I could look for you to pop up at any time and sit w ith me at the dining room table, we would s it and talk and tell jokes until lat e at ni ght. You were a true support system to us and when anything went wrong with my mommy or any of her kids you were always there to support. You were that person that lov ed every member of your family the same and would give your last. You were a dedicated, n o-nonse nse, dependable individual. You we r e my ROD. When I ca ll ed you m y ROD you would chuckle and ask w h a t does that mean and I would refer ... Ride or Die. The Scott's clan l oved you and you loved us. We were blessed to have you in our lives and we thank you for your support. R est i n Peace my Cousin Earn. Love the Scott Family


We, the family of the late Ernestine Juanita Douglas, would like to express ou r humble gratitude and sincer e thanks to all who, in one way o r another, provided us with support in this time of bereavement. Our sorrow is easie r to bear with help from God and friends like you. Your thoughts, prayers and especialJy your presence have been a source of strength to us and for this we thank you Though we still mourn, our hearts swell and our spirits a r e lifted knowing that 'Ern' will forever be loved and remembered by each of you here today. We ask that you continue to lift us up in prayer. May the good Lord bless and keep you all in His perfect peace. Mr. Sean Tynes S r Mr. Anthony Arche r Mr Adrian Rolle Mr. Keno Gaitor The Family PALL BEARERS Mr. Marc Robinson Mr. Reiko Scott Mr. Elvis Collie HONORARY PALL BEARERS Mr. Ronald Do u glas RevCI James McQu een Mr. Mervin Smit h Mr. Sean Christie Mr. Mervi n Smith Mr. Donald Douglas Mr. Ian Penn Mr. Kinsley Robinson N u rse Julian Mullings Mr. Noel Burley Mr. An th o n y A. L. A r c h er Mr. Cyril "Roby" Robinson Mr. Billy Munnings Fw1eral Service Entrusted To: BETIIEL BR0111ERS 'j,,. .. ,h "' /nf \f\tl I'JU P.O. Box N 1026 Nassau Street Nassau, Bahamas 242.322.4433 (T) 242.328.2314 (F) 242.422.1033 (M) Provided by SIDDA Communications Croup Tel: 394-BOOK (2665) Mobile: (242) 448-8937 Email: # II Shirley Street Plaza Nassau, N.P. Bahamas