Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Lucia Mercedes Norman Adams
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Lucia Mercedes Norman Adams
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Lucia Mercedes Norman Adams
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Adams, Lucia Mercedes Norman
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
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: CA01300030
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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Winston Adams, Felecia Adams Brownlow,
Wilbur Adams, Warren Adams
Sylvia Lenzy, Katie Knight
John Norman
Gladys Williams
Johnny Smith, Hugh Smith, Leroy Smith
Ruby Norman
Hannah Clark Adams Ph.D.
Reuben Knight
Sharon Adams, Andre Brownlow, Malik Bowry,
Ann-Marie Adams, Philip Adams
Eleanor Holmes, Nyra Todman, Valerie Comissong, Joan E. Kong,
Jennette Lewis Brown, Joy Norman, Rosale McNancy
Donald Lewi, Gene Knight, Gene Norman,
Roy Norman, Rufus Norman, Roy Norman,
Arthur Norman Jr.
Claice Edlam, Oralda Williams,
Margaret Sprauve,
Other relatives and friends

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1919 1995
Lucia or Lus, as she was known, was born to the proud parents of
Walter and Agnes Norman. She considered herself a person of humble
beginning and as such lived a quiet and confident life for seventy-five
years; Mother, as he was called by her children, was the spouse of
deceased Anthon Adams the former proprietor of Adams Grocery. For
sixty years she resided in that part of the community known as Down

As a child. Lus attended the Moravian. Washington, Lincoln, a
Junior High School but found it necessary to discontinue her educatik
and to assist with family needs. For many years she worked in her
husband's business and decided to leave when an opportunity was
available for her to provide a greater service to the community.
Lucia worked as a visiting nurse's aide for the Community Chet and
later for the V.I. Public Health Department for a total of twenty-six years.
For all those years she traveled the hills and alleys of St. homas serving
many persons who were in need of care in their homes. She would often
reflect on patients she met, many of whom she adopted and provided
for beyond her work duties. Her quest for knowledge moved her to
complete the twelfth grade and also to complete some course work at the
College of The Virgin Islands. After retirement Lu thanks the "Scribes"
for the fun times of travel music and merriment. She enjoyed life doing
what she wanted, when she wanted to and how she wanted to during
her time with us. No one but Cod ran her life after retirement
Mother is survived by four children: Winston Felecia Wilbur, and
Warren all of whom can attest to her strength and its impact on their
lives. While she will be greatly missed by those who knew her well, we
feel confident that she was prepared to meet her Lord and Savior, and,
for that we rejoice May she rest in peace through the mercy of God.

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OFFICIATING... Father Jerome Feudjio
ENTRANCE HYMN .......... Love That Will Not Let Me Go, 296
SCRIPTURE READING NO.1 ..................... Winston Adanm
RESPONSORIAL PSALM ........................... Wilbur Adanm
SCRIPTURE READING NO. 2 ....................... Sharon Adanm
OFFERTORY HYMN ......................... Be Still My Soul #325
SIGN OF PEACE HYMN ................. Prayer of St. Francis #284
COMMUNION HYMN ............................ Afraid 063
MEDITATION HYMN: ....................... ....... Ave Maria
Faye Moon
EULOGY .................................... Feleca A. Brownlow
TRIBUTE ...................... Oh What Can My Jesus Do More
Phyllis Beramin
RECESSIONAL HYMN ................. To God Be the Glory 0 232

Winston Adams, Wilbur Adanm, Warren Adams,
Rudel Chinnery, Virgil Jergen, Darwin Freeman

Sionorar 1allbtarars
Alphonse Adams, Alpheus Adanrs,
Elwyn Richardon, Cecil Grant
Cecil R. George, Malik Bowry,
Christopher Daniel

It is with immense sorrow that we, the Sadler family mourn the pass-
ing of Lucia Adams, who was our second mother, our adopted grand-
mother, our friend, our neighbor and our pillar of strength. She was a
Magnificent Creation, whose way of living put meaning to the words
"Down Street People." Ms. Adams was a small person with a big heart
who was never was too busy to care. We offer our support to the entire
Adams family for it is in times like these that old friends come together to
nourish each other, for.

When we come to the Table of Life
With deep faith in the Risen Christ
We shall find strength to go on giving in freedom, love, a did
Jesus His Life.

May the Good Lord's Blessing console you and give you peace when
you reflect on your mot treasured memories of Lucia Adams
Losw. The Sadler Family

Dear "Moms" or "Grandma Adam" as Shantel lovingly called you...
So, you decided that you were tired of us telling you what to do; even in
the hospital you couldn't escape as various family members and friends
(without consulting you) decided what was best for you; e.g. whether
your bed should be raised or lowered or whether you needed water
although you never requested any ... If you had the energy, often times I
could read in your eyes that special way you had of communicating"
with a mere pointing of the finger or that look, "scat and leave me be
Now you can look down on us earthlings as we practice our meddling
on some other poor soul.
For you are now with your Precious Lord. I think God's timing is
always right and though we may not know until we meet up with you
and the Lord one day, your saying good bye to all your earthly burdens at

home, in the loving arms of your daughter, my dear Si, is special.
Goodbye, Special Lady. Thanks for making Shantel and me a natural part
of your family. We loved you and will continue to find reasons to smile or
laugh at your style of bluntness, your off-guard comments on issues
being discussed. I will remember the few one on one visits we shared and
regret that I didn't make time to do it more frequently. Yet what I loved
about you is that you never allowed me to feel guilty about not visiting
often enough.
To my dear Sis FeL Malik Andre, Wilbur, Winston and Warren, it is
human to cry for "Mother or "Lucia" or "Grandma", but remember, to
be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
Our loe aldwys Shntdl & GCrami

Although Grandma has not been gone for too long, we miss her badly
already; and although we will never see her again she will live forever in
the heart and minds of those who love her.
Low. Andr tad Malik

My dear and good friend Lus. You have gone before me. You were
always caring and thoughtful from your childhood. Your mother's house
was my house. We laughed and had fun, we shared happy times and
sorrow. The best of it all, we remained friends until the end. ll miss you
terribly. May your soul rest in peace.
Your friend, Rpld

Mrs. Adams was my trainer and friend. She encouraged and sup-
ported me in my decision to be a Nurses Aide. I will forever remember
her strong will and determination.
With love. Myrne Freeand

To: Winston, Felecia, Wilbur & Warren ... Be comforted in knowing
that "Auntie" is resting in the arms of her beloved Savior. Rest on Auntie,
rest on; for great will be her reward in heaven.
Your Godsister. Alici Botwnughl

Addie Dear... I will miss you. I will always remember the good times we
shared and worked together. May the Holy Spirit preserve you. Sleep on.
Loe. Lydia Ells

Parting is truly deep sorrow and so we leave you in your Savior's
arms. We will miss our telephone chats.
Lor. Katie and Reuben

Thank you for the many years of dedicated service, kindness, hard
work and cooperation, you gave to your patients, families and staff in
Community Health. You were always a shining light to those in need.
Rest in peace. With love we say, Cod bless you.
Thank you. Staffof Community Health Services
VJ. Department of Helth

Dear Felicia ... On behalf of my family and staff, I extend deep and
heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of your
mother, Mrs. Lucia Adams.
Mrs. Adams was a true pioneer and pathfinder in the realm of health
care, here in the Virgin Islands. She was one of the first nurse aides in the
Community Nursing Program which brought vital health care to the
homes of many of our people. Those of us who wore fortunate to have
known her will always remember her serious demeanor, humble disposi-
tion and caring spirit. Mrs. Adams, the Florence Nightingale of our com-
munity, traveled from neighborhood to neighborhood, door to door with
her black nursing bag, and gave of herself as she administered care to
those in need.
Felecia, Winston, Wilbur, and Warren, today, as your mom moves on
to yet a higher realm, take the opportunity to reflect upon the legacy of
pride self respect, understanding and commitment that she instilled in
you, her children.
May God's mercy and compassion provide you with strength and
grace during this time of bereavement.
With you an my prayers, Senator Judy M. Gomez

primall ianks
To the many family members and friends
who offered prayer and support to us during
Lucia's illness.
We gratefully acknowledge your
remembering us through your prayer, flowers
verbal and written expressions and other acts
of kindness. We appreciate the dedication
shown by the medical personnel at the St.
Thomas Hospital.
Our appreciation to all who have joined us
today at the funeral services; we are grateful
for your moral support.


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