Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Clifford Lorenzo Benjamin, Sr.
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Clifford Lorenzo Benjamin, Sr.
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Clifford Lorenzo Benjamin, Sr.
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Benjamin, Clifford Lorenzo, Sr.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
 Notes
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: CA01300063
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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CLIFFORD LORENZO BENJAMIN was born on July 15, 1915 on
St. John. Bie was the third child of Eleazer and Nellie Benjamin.

He was a memberof the class of 1935 of the Charlotte Amalie High School,
where he was an outstanding athlete.

He was a member of the Sea Scouts and Tau Beta Alpha Fraternity.

After graduation he went into business. Like many other successful bus-
iness men of that era, he worked closely with the late J. Antonio Jarvis, not
only in the newspaper field but in a business that was known as The Art
Shop Photo Studio, a pioneer venture in the field of photography.

He was also a successful farmer and was prominent in the field of live-
stock to the extent of importing special breed of animals to improve the
existing standards. He served as District Supervisor for The National Associ-
ation for Soil Conservation.

Continuing in the field of business he ventured into the area of transporta-
tion by land and finally established BENJAMIN & SON and later BENJAMIN
TRANSPORT CO. which was primarily cc nci ned with cargo service through-
out the entire Caribbean area.

He was a very civic minded individual and made not only financial contri
butions but gave generously of his time when possible to ma ly local organize
tions.

A lover of horses, he was a strong supporter of the "sport of kings,"
horseracing, throughout the entire Virgin Islands and for several years he
served as President of the St. Thomas Turf Club and trained such horses as
"Sunflower," "Girlfriend," "Sweetheart," "Kelso" and "Campus Filley"
many of which established records and won trophies for their outstanding
performances.

He married the former Rita Adams on Januat 1, 1940. They have four
children, Joycelyn, Clifford Jr., Alexis and Elmo.

He is survived by several brothers, Ansel, Alpheus, Chambile, Ricardo, An
tonio, and Luther, one sister Emma Watson, an Aunt Idona Vanterpool and
two Uncles. Francis and Thomas Beniamin, and several grandchildren,
nephews and nieces.











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SURVIVORS

WIFE Rita Adams Benjamin

CHILDREN
Jocelyn Benjamin Encarnacion Alexis Benjamin Gerard
Clifford Benjamin Jr. Elmo Benjamin

SISTER Emma B. Watson

BROTHERS
Alpheus Testamark Anselm Testamark Ricardo Benjamin
Antonio Benjamin Luther Benjamin Chambile Benjamin

AUNT Idona Benjamin Vanterpool

UNCLES
Francis Benjamin Thomas Benjamin

GRANDCHILDREN
Melvin Gerard Jr. Carol Benjamin Julia Benjamin
Tonya Gerard Lorenzo Benjamin Emile Benjamin
Yolanda Benjamin Joy Benjamin Lamar Benjamin
Sheema Benjamin Corey Benjamin Rashada Benjamin

SISTERS-IN-LAW
Josephine Testamark Helen Testamark
Pearl Benjamin Delia L. Benjamin

BROTHERS-IN-LAW
Herbert Adams Almo Adams

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW Yolanda G. Benjamin

SONS-IN-LAW
Melvin Gerard S.r. Jose Encarnacion

NEPHEWS
Lucien Benjamin Rudel Chinnery Louis Hughes
Ricardo Benjamin Jr. Hecliffe Benjamin Luther Benjamin Jr.
Rico Benjamin Antonio Benjamin Roy Hennessey
Laurence George Eric Benjamin

NEICES
Berenice B. Simmond Alicia Boatwright Beryl Stevens
Leona B. Hodge Carol Lovell Sarita Guiler
Agnes Benjamin Joycelyn Parks Hillary Benjamin
Vida Benjamin











































JULIA "B" designed and built by C. L. Benjamin Sr.










PALL- BEARERS

Clifford Benjamin Jr. Elmo Benjamin Melvin Gerard Jr.
Ricardo Benjamin Jr. Leroy Gottlieb Rudel Chinnery
Colville Lewis Luther Benjamin Sr.

HONORARY PALL-BEARERS

Ricardo Benjamin Chambile Benjamin Hecliffe Benjamin
Melvin Gerard Sr. Juanito Waiters Jose A. Encarnacion
Tau Club Members

FUNERAL DIRECTOR Juanito Walters

USHERS

Thomas Boatwright Rudel Chinnery Jr. Rohalio E. Krigger

Special thanks to Albert George and Hecliffe Benjamin
ofGeorge and Benjamin, Contractors.








ORDER OF THE SERVICE

ENTRANCE HYMN ..... ... . . Amazing Grace

Quartet led by Lydia Boschulte ............ Let this Cup Pass From Me

Eulogy ..... .................. ......... J. B. Encarnacion

Solo ...................... . ....... Mildred Chinnery

Burial Service ........... .. Father Alphonse Olive C.S.S.R.

Recessional Hymn ............... . ...... Virgin Island March
Composed by
Alton Adams Sr. (Uncle-in-Law)



















FUNERAL PROCESSION


Public Safety
Hearse
Priest
Family
Friends
Organizations














GRAVESIDE

Hymn ............................... How Great Thou Art

Remarks ............. ................ RicardoBenjamin

Blessing .......... ..... .. ................. Father Olive

Final Hymn .......................... I Am the Bread of Life
























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