Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Austin H Benjamin
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Austin H Benjamin
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Austin H Benjamin
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Benjamin, Austin H
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
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.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: CA01300062
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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Justin 31. Benjamin


Funeral Service
J7londay, 3uly 8, 1996
7riewing: 8:00 8:30 a.m.
3ohn Thomas JMemorial Chapel
'Tiewing: 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Service: 10:00 a.m.
2iskg LJ oravian Church
Interment at 24isky JMoravian Cemetery
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J.ustin 21. 'Benjamin



Austin H. Benjamin was born on the island of St. John on
April 12th. He was the son of the late Richard and Gertrude
Benjamin.

Austin Benjamin was a man of presence, a man who made
an impression on everyone he met on the road of life, He has
walked the path that was prepared for him with pride and
grace and as his journey comes to an end we know God will
lead him home. May God bless you, Austin and keep you
forever.







Order of Service
Officiating Minister ... Reverend Prince
HYMN ................... ............ The Strife Is O'er
LITURGY FOR BURIAL OF DEAD .............. Pgs. 87-89
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING .................. Psalml21
HYMN .......... .... What A Friend We Have In Jesus
SECOND SCRIPTURE READING ............. John 14:1-14
HYMN ........................ When Peace Like A River
MEDITATION
LITURGY CONTINUES 89
HYMN ........................... How Great Thou Art
BENEDICTION











Survivors
WIFE
Mrs. Elvera H. Benjamin
DAUGHTERS
Joycelyn Benjamin Henry, Joan Benjamin, LaVerne Benjamin,
Ingrid Benjamin Moses & Sonia Cumbs
SONS
Cornel Benjamin, Lionel Benjamin
STEPSON
Justin L. Boyce
SISTERS
Mabel Benjamin, Ella Brunn, Geraldine Benjamin,
Clarice Bess and Alicia Anthony
BROTHERS
Kenneth Benjamin, Leandrew Benjamin and Sidney Benjamin
SISTERS-IN-LAW
Lyra Hodge, Elmyra Brewley, Chola Hodge,
Ura Hodge Steele, Elveda Hodge, Sylvia Benjamin,
BROTHERS-IN-LAW
Ivan Hodge, Austin Hodge, Ira Hodge, Ivin Hedge and
Irvine Hodge, Sr. and William Hodge
GRANDCHILDREN
Juilo, Julian, Jericho, R'Gine, John, Glen, Jr., Greg,
Gary, Gail, Julio, Jose, and Brandon


pallbearers
Irvine Hodge, Sr., Tyrone Brunn, Ivin Hodge,
Lionel Benjamin, Cornel Benjamin, Ira Hodge


ilonorary Callbearers
Akim Bell, Austin Hodge,
Julio Henry, Sr. and Justin Boyce




















Farewell
Austin ... Your sudden death was such a shock to me. Each day that
passes by, I miss you your soft spoken voice. Austin, I'll always
remember that when I come home, you were always there to meet me at
the door. Rest until we meet again. We will always miss you
Your Wife Vera and daughters Joycelyn & Joan
Grandpa ... We meet you and loved you. We will always have a place
in our hearts for you.
Love always, your grandsons from Alaska.
Granddaddy How I use to enjoy calling you to the table for your
food. But I'm comforted by the thought that you will have eternal rest no
problems, no worry.
Your step-grandson Brandon
Grandfather ... Most of all God bless you and may you forever be in
our hearts. Rest in peace, for the fond memories you have given to us will
never be forgotten. Love, your grandsons
Glen, Gary & Greg
Grandfather ... You are out of all suffering and in eternal rest with
God. Rest in peace, for the fond memories.
Gail
Benji... Words cannot express the feeling of your passing, but we are
relieved to know you will have no more pain or suffering.
Your daughters, Ingrid, LaVerne & Sonia
Benji... The hardest word to say to you is not good-bye but thank you.
I want to thank you for all the memories and all the long discussions.
You have been a symbol of strength and determination in my life. We
both shared a special admiration and deep understanding for each other.
Rest in Peace, Lionel Benjamin










Brother... We are all saddened by your passing. Our heavenly father
has decided to come and get you to occupy the place he promised he
would prepare for you. We will all miss you but cherish all the good
memories when we were growing up together. Rest in Peace
Your loving brothers and sisters and their families

Brother ... I'm saddened by the death of my beloved brother Austin.
May he rest in peace.
Your loving brother, Sydney and family

Austin ... There is a smile that makes us glad. There is a smile that
makes us blue. There is a smile that takes away the tear drops as the sun
takes away the dew. The one that wrote these words will die but the
words will never lose their glossy colors even though death depart us.
Your loving brother, Kenneth Benjamin





Perhaps you sent a lovely card,
or sat quietly in a chair.
perhapss you sent a loral piece,
if so, we saw it there.
perhapss you spoke the kindest words,
as any friend could say.
Perhaps you were not there at all,
3ust thought of us that day.
cMtatever you did to console our hearts,
CWe thank you so much, whatever the part.


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