Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Reese Jerome Abraham, Sr.
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Reese Jerome Abraham, Sr.
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Reese Jerome Abraham, Sr.
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
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Subject: Abraham, Reese Jerome, Sr.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
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Abstract: The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300025
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: Enid M. Baa Library and Archives, Virgin Islands Department of Libraries, University of the Virgin Islands
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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Sees erome Jclbraham, Sr.
Jca~ 22, 1955 December 24, 1996
funeral Services
Friday, January 3, 1997
)iewing 10:00 -10:30 am
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Service 11:30 am
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Survivors
MOTHER
Eleanor Tumbull
FATHER
James R. Abraham
STEPFATHER
Randolph R Turnbull
CHILDREN
Reese Abraham, Jr., Ishma Abraham.
Rashawn Abraham, Sharif Abraham
BROTHERS
James R. Abraham. Sr., Elmer Abraham.
Randolph R. Turnbull. Jr.. Claude Ruan. John Fleming
SISTERS
Sofia "Terry" Tubull. Sonia Abraham. Violetta 'Cynti" Abraham.
Joyce Hughes, Monica Matthews. Avrille Harley
Auws. U Nieces and Nephews
SISTER-IN-LAW
Janice D. Abraham
BROTHERS-IN-LAW
Raymond Harley. Sr., Antonio Matthews
SPECIAL COMPANION
Yvtte Cagan
SPECIAL FRIENDS
Priscilla Berry, Mark Christian. Cosmore Wheatley. Vernon Hodge


Pallbarers
James Rodney Abraham. ReeseJ. Abraham. Jr.. Kelvin Petersen.
Americus D. Jackson, Alson Lockhart, William Harvey

2lonorary albearers
Halbert Joseph. Dwayne Graham. Randolph R. Turnbull.
James Roosevelt Abraham. Roger Davis, Roan Creque,
Mark Christian. Cosmore Wheatley, Vernon Hodge









Sreescerome "3err" JSbraham, Sr.

1955-199
We gather here today to celebrate the life of Reese Jerome Abraham.
"Jerry." as he was affectionately known, was born to Eleanor Turnbull and
James Roosevelt Abraham on May 22. 1955 in Bronx, New York.
"Jerry" left New York at the age of five and relocated to the Virgin
Islands. Upon graduation from Charlotte Amalie High School in 1974, he
resided in St. Croix and worked for Hess Oil Refinery. From 1976 he
served his country in the U.S. Army until 1983 when he received an
Honorable Discharge. He later relocated to St. Thomas where he made
his permanent residence and worked for Cable TV until his death.
He was a devoted, loving, caring, son, brother, friend and proud father
of four: Reese "Niah." Ishma, Rashawn and Sharif.
Being a lover of sports, you could find him at the Clinton E. Phipps
horse track, or in front of the television set watching baseball or basket-
ball. He could also be seen in the kitchen showing off his culinary
expertise or with a paper and pen jotting down his thoughts and feelings.
"Jerry" was his mother's right
hand and provider. He was a
strong, hard working individual
who never let her worry, knowing
that God would always provide.
He was a freak for neatness and
somewhat a perfectionist.
He touched many lives he came
in contact with, always there in
times of need to give a helping
had to got the extra mile. Being
an outspoken person, you never
had to wonder what he thought.
Unfortunately, his earthly life
came to an end on December 24,
1996 when he was suddenly .
snatched from his family and close
friends. As we bid him farewell.
we pray that his soul will rest in X -
peace. i

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Order of &rvice
ENTRANCE TO THE CHURCH
THE PRAYERS
THE EULOGY
THE FIRST LESSON: Ecc. 7:1-12 ................ Violetta Abraham
HYMN .................................Will Your Anchor Hold
THE SECOND LESSON: John 14:1-21 ...............Koya Williams
SOLO ....................................... Loma Freeman
THE SERMON
HYMN ....................................... Amazing Grace
THE PRAYERS
THE LORD'S PRAYER
THE COMMENDATION / BENEDICTION
CLOSING HYMN ........................ How Great Thou Art









JareweU
Jerry ... Today my heart longs for you. Even though you are gone, I
will always remember the good times we spent together. Jerry, I want you
to know that I will always love you. You were my right hand and I will
miss you for the rest of my life. However, those we love, God loves best.
So sleep on dear son and take your rest.
Your loving mom, Elanor

Dad ... I miss you a lot and I wish we could have spent more time
together. But the times we did have together were always good ones, and
for that I am grateful. I wish I could have come to the island and spent
more time with you, and gotten to know you better. And I want you to
know I love you and miss you, and will always remember you.
Low. your son, Ishma I Abraham

Daddy... I wish you were here with me and I wish you could come
back. But I want you know that I will always remember the times that we
spent together and that I will always love you. May God bless you and
may you rest in peace.
Your loving son. Rashwn

Jerome... When you came on the morning of December 23rd to bring
Rashawan's Christmas present, I never dreamt that would be the last time
I would see you alive. Death is truly an enemy. You were loving, kind.
caring, thoughtful, full of life and all that anyone could ask of a father.
You were always there for me and my children. You brought happiness to
our son. As he grows older I will remind him of the good times we shared
and of the loving father you were.
Rest in peace, Priscila

Jerome... We had many happy moments together, sharing good times
and difficult times. We did not expect you would leave so soon, but we
dare not question the Lord. We must just accept the things we cannot
change. To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose. We
will forever miss you but rest assured we shall take good are of Rashawn
the same way you did.
Rest in peace, Lisa, Kaya. Ayesha and Jeanll

Romie... I still can't believe that you are not here with me. No words
can express the sorrow I feel in my heart. I am happy for the times we








shared it was short but precious. Thank you for the love you have given
me. The playful time you spent with Sharif the afternoon before your
death; and the phone conversation we had in the evening, making plans
for Christmas Eve, has not become cherished moments in my mind.
Jerome, you were my best friend and my love. I will always LOVE you.
Sugar and Sharif, Special Companion

My dear Cousin Jerry... I was deeply saddened to learn of your sudden
passing. I am truly grieved to know that I will not see your smiling face at
our family gatherings. You will be truly missed. However, God knows
best and you are now in a far better place. Rest on in peace, my dear
cousin, until we meet again.
Alicia Dout

Jerry, my nephew ... Sleep on beloved, and take thy rest. You will be
missed.
Aunt Marion


Xove ...

like a wildflower garden

thrives and grows in our hearts.


PSALM 100
Make joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Service the Lord with gladness; come before his presence
with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is he that hath made
us and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the
sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his
courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless
his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his
truth endureth to all generations.

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