Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Herbert Wilbert Baptiste, Sr.
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Herbert Wilbert Baptiste, Sr.
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Herbert Wilbert Baptiste, Sr.
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Baptiste, Herbert Wilbert, Sr.
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: CA01300043
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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In Loving Memory

Wilbert Herbert Baptite, Sr.
January 30, 1945 June 29, 1985

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

SATURDAY. JULY 6, 1985 8:00 a.m.


Arrangements by: John Thomas Memorial Chapel

To Schwlole M rs:T

_~ ___ __ _____I ~_


FIANCEE ............................Delilah Daniel

SON .............. ......... Wilbert H. aptite, Jr.

DAUGHTERS.........................Deborah Penn
Tiffany Baptiste

STEP-DAUGHTER .....................Derin Carty

STEP-SON ....... ............. Dalton Carty, Jr.

SISTERS ................ ..... Alethia A. Baptiste
ERther R. Faulkner
Rostta H. Milliner
Mariana M. Donovan
Aurora E. Donovan

BROTHER ... Terrence Wilfred Alfred Manning (adopted)

BROTHERS-IN-LAW ............ Raymond A. Faulkner
Percy Milliner
Clinton Donova

AUNTS ...........................Mary Baptite
Sarah Todman
LucAle Copemann (Brooklyn. N.Y.)

Nine (9) Nephews
Twelve (12) Nieces
Many other Relatives and Friends


Wilbert Herbert Baptiste was born and educated
in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He was a graduate of
CAHS Class of 1962.

He worked for the Department of Public Works
for one year. He served in the U.S. Army for two

In 1968, Wilbert joined the Department of Public
Safety and held the rank of Sergeant at the time
of his death.

He was an officer of the Tactical Squad and a
member of the Sergeants Benevolent Society.

Because of his great love for sports, he was in-
volved in many activities, including membership in
the "A's" and the "Roughnecks" ball teams.

Wilbert was a loving brother, father, husband.
He was everybody's friend from high chair to
rocking chair. He had a very special love for old
people. His tender, compassionate ways, and his
desire to help his fellowmen, made him vulnerable
in many situations.

He gave of himself whole-heartedly and many
times received nothing in return. But this was the
man Wilbert.

Wilbert suffered physically, emotionally; but at
the end he was at peace- peace which he received
through his personal relationship with God.

Yes, Wilbert has left us but he is now with his

You see, Death for Wilbert is not a tragedy. It is
a triumph.

Rest in PEACE...... Free at last!


I cried when you were born, nd the news broke the
mom that I now had a brother;
But as you grew, that's when I knew I felt more like
your mother.

You called me 'Mammy Esther' throughout your
childhood years
You always seemed to call on me to take away
your fear.
Always my reply would be, It will be alright, Brother
Mammy Esther is here!

You grew to be my favorite, oh, brother how you grew.
Then your size became your friends' name game
And so the "The Big B" came.

As the years went by we closer grew in friendship,
love, and truth.
Sister and Brother bounded in love, which started from
your youth.

Your last five years were hell on earth, though many
may not know it.
You were scorned by many, rejected by most because
of your skin condition
But I'm happy to shout it from coast to coast,
that you have received Salvation.
For it's Jesus who saved you rom sin and shame,
when you called on His holy Name.
He cleaned up your soul, and He set you free
At last you are free "Big B."

Dedicated to the memory of my brother
Wilbert 'The Big B Baptiste

From your loving sister. Esther

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