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Monday, October 18, 1993
John Thomas Funeral Home
9:00 10:00 a.m.
Emmaus Moravian Church
12:00 1:00 p.m.
Emmaus Moravian Church
1:00 2:00 p.m.
SON Byron Anthony
EX-WIFE Dellita Anthony Rawlings
Aubrey & John Anthony
Lyra & Hilda Anthony
UNCLE George Matthias
AUNTS Evadney Mulcare
VERY CLOSE FRIEND
Shaquille & Anita Narcisse
Byron Jr. & Lionel Anthony
Judge Ishmael Meyers
10 NIECES, 12 NEPHEWS. 39 GREAT-NIECES & -NEPHEWS
Byron Anthony / John Narcisse / John Anthony
Aubrey Anthony, Jr. / Sylvester Anthony / Darryl Callwood
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John Anthony / Aubrey Anthony / Ivan Miller
Allen Roberts / Mario Benjamin
Louis Jackson / Lionel Jackson
HENRY ARNOLD ANTHONY
"Puerto Rican" or "Anthony Kid"
April 4, 1939 October 11, 1993
Today, Monday, October 18, 1993, the family and friends of
Henry A. Anthony are gathered here to show their last respects.
A well-known St. Johnian, Henry Anthony was born to the late
Arnold and Mary Anthony on April 4,1939. He received the name
Puerto Rican due to his frequent use of the Spanish language.
Henry, as a young boy growing up, would always tag along with
his Mom wherever she was going. If it was to her garden or tending
the animals, he was there. Sometimes he would go along with his
Dad fishing. But Henry and his sister, Margaret, better known as
Maggie, would always tag along with their Mom.
The Horace Mann School was where Henry received his educa-
tion. As a young man 14 years of age, Henry began his workmanship
at Caneel Bay. He then went on to work for the Government of the
Virgin Islands' Department of Public Works, where he worked as a
Laborer and was later promoted to Heavy Equipments Operator II.
He remained in that position until his passing on October 11, 1993.
In Henry's teenage life he was married to his former wife, Dellita
Benjamin. Within their years of marriage, they bore two children,
Byron and Sharon, through whom they received four grandchil-
dren. Even on May 25, 1991, when Sharon decided to marry John
Narcisse, she never forgot her father. When he least expected, she
arrived with anything she thought he might need. Henry expressed
a strong bond of love for Sharon, and she returned his love just the
same. Byron and his father shared a unique love also. Later on,
Henry met Paula Smith and with her bore a daughter, Kristen
Anthony, whom he loved very much. Kristen loved her Dad dearly.
Henry's hobbies were fishing and loving people. He was a quiet
and kindhearted person. Nothing that he had was ever too good to
give someone. His favorite phrase was: There is a difference in
Henry will be greatly missed but in no way forgotten. May he
rest in peace.
love, Family & Friends
TO OUR PRECIOUS, SWEET AND LOVING DAD
For you to know him, was to love him
We love you, Dad, but God loves you best.
To some he may be forgotten;
To others, just a part of the past;
But to the ones who loved and lost you,
Your memory will always last. (St. John 3:16; John 3:15)
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You will always be in our hearts
No matter what they say.
Because we soon will all meet our given day.
(Luke 8:27; Mark 11:22)
Dad, we love you from the deepest depths of our hearts. You will
forever be in our hearts, souls and minds everyday of our lives. May
your precious soul rest in eternal peace, Dad. With overwhelming
deepest admiration and love ...
your loving daughter & son
Sharon (Anthony) Narcisse & Byron Anthony
WHAT TO SAY
I can't explain the deepest feeling I ever felt for someone. You try
to tell them with words that speak of joy, love and gratitude. Dad, at
a time like this I'll like to say many things, but words aren't good
enough to express what I'm feeling, so I'll just say this:
My heart is saddened by the thought of not seeing or hearing
from you anymore, but my heart finds relief to know that you have
gone to a far and better place than the one you left behind. Daddy,
you are at a place where there is eternal life. I will always love and
miss you very much.
Rest in peace, my father, until we meet on the other side.
your loving daughter, Kristen Anthony
Henry, My Beloved, -
You were always loved, and you will always be remembered.
. May you rest in peace.
-your ex-wife, Dellita Rawlings
IN MEMORY OF A FATHER TO ME
Gone is the face I love
Silence is the voice I love to hear .
Too far away for sight or speech,
But not too far for memory to reach. 7
You were also so true, unselfish and kind.
Few in the world knew him equal
-A beautiful life then came to an end;
He died as he lived everyone's friend.
Rest in peace, my beloved Henry, until we meet on the other side.
You will be greatly missed, and the times we shared together will be
TO MY NEIGHBOR
Henry, we will always reimemrber you as a loving and caring
neighbor and friend your kindness to one and all. We will remem-
ber the jokes as you took us in the boat; the joke was always on.me.
I will share one of them: -
Henry, Hilda Courtney and I went picking whelks. I was told to
get out the boat, go ashore and hold the stem rope; but instead, the
rope was holding me, for I was under the water with my hat floating.
Henry's last words to me were: "Soon as the boat is fixed I will
take you for a ride, but you are so top heavy."
love always; your neighbor, Lilly
STO A GOOD FRIEND
Henry was a good friend to all of us. We never one day had any
dispute or misunderstanding: My son, Lionel was his very good
buddy. If theie were times that Henry needed someone to speak
with, we were always there for him. I've gone fishing many times
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with him. If I didn't catch many fish, he would share his with me.
Henry will be missed by many. We loved and cared for him until he
departed from us.
love, Louis & Family
TO OUR BROTHER
Henry, we loved you and will continue to love you. We know
you suffered much persecution in life. But God knows best of all.
You will always be in our hearts. We know Psalm 31:24 says: "Be of
good courage, and he shall strengthen our heart, all ye that hope in
your sisters & brothers,
Aubrey, John, Dorothy, Marjorie, Maggie, Carol & Modesta
I will always cherish the times we spent together on our fishing
trips. You taught me a lot about fishing. Your sense of humor and
your friendly hello's, whenever I passed you night or day, will live
on in my memories of you. Now that you have gone on to be with the
Almighty, rest in peace.
Henry, as a sister-in-law I love you and always will. You were
always such a loving and caring person; you never troubled anyone.
You always would share your fish or anything you had with
everyone. Whenever Henry was in trouble with any trial in life, the
first person he would call was his sister-in-law with all complaint. I
would speak to him like a mother to a son. I would try my best to
comfort him with the Word of God. Many times when the phone
rang, it was Henry. He would say to me: "I was here thinking of how
you helped me in life. You made me a man; you put me on my feet
to stand without you. I don't know where I would have been."
Henry was my fishing partner. On the day of his death, Beverly
and I were to go fishing with him. He had two other ladies as fishing
friends, Eglah Clendinen and Beverly Thomas.
I always said to Henry, "The Lord will see you through, but you
must call unto Him and He will answer you and show you great and
mighty things which thou knoweth not." (Jeremiah 33:3) He prom-
ised never to leave us nor forsake us. I miss you; you will not be
To a dear friend, whom we have lost
You'll never be forgotten in our hearts.
You're very special to each and everyone;
We're very sorry you had to be the one,
But you're in a good place in which you'll be safe
From all types of harms and all types offaiths.
You really will be missed from the bottom of my heart,
But now you could make a whole new start.
You weren't around for a very long time,
But your memory will stay in our minds.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me
beside ths till waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of right-
eousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of
death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy
staff they comfort me.
Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine
enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cut runneth
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of
my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Perhaps you sent a lovely card,
Or sat quietly in a chair.
Perhaps you sent a floral piece,
If so, we saw it there.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest words
As any friend could say.
Perhaps you were not there at all,
Just thought of us that day.
Whatever you did to console our hearts,
We thank you so much, whatever the part.
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