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||Funeral Booklet for Clifford Lorenzo Benjamin, Sr.
||Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
||Estate of Clifford Lorenzo Benjamin, Sr.
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
||Benjamin, Clifford Lorenzo, Sr.
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean ( lcsh )
||North America -- United States Virgin Islands
||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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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
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
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.
WIFE Rita Adams Benjamin
Jocelyn Benjamin Encarnacion Alexis Benjamin Gerard
Clifford Benjamin Jr. Elmo Benjamin
SISTER Emma B. Watson
Alpheus Testamark Anselm Testamark Ricardo Benjamin
Antonio Benjamin Luther Benjamin Chambile Benjamin
AUNT Idona Benjamin Vanterpool
Francis Benjamin Thomas Benjamin
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
Josephine Testamark Helen Testamark
Pearl Benjamin Delia L. Benjamin
Herbert Adams Almo Adams
DAUGHTER-IN-LAW Yolanda G. Benjamin
Melvin Gerard S.r. Jose Encarnacion
Lucien Benjamin Rudel Chinnery Louis Hughes
Ricardo Benjamin Jr. Hecliffe Benjamin Luther Benjamin Jr.
Rico Benjamin Antonio Benjamin Roy Hennessey
Laurence George Eric Benjamin
Berenice B. Simmond Alicia Boatwright Beryl Stevens
Leona B. Hodge Carol Lovell Sarita Guiler
Agnes Benjamin Joycelyn Parks Hillary Benjamin
JULIA "B" designed and built by C. L. Benjamin Sr.
Clifford Benjamin Jr. Elmo Benjamin Melvin Gerard Jr.
Ricardo Benjamin Jr. Leroy Gottlieb Rudel Chinnery
Colville Lewis Luther Benjamin Sr.
Ricardo Benjamin Chambile Benjamin Hecliffe Benjamin
Melvin Gerard Sr. Juanito Waiters Jose A. Encarnacion
Tau Club Members
FUNERAL DIRECTOR Juanito Walters
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
Alton Adams Sr. (Uncle-in-Law)
Hymn ............................... How Great Thou Art
Remarks ............. ................ RicardoBenjamin
Blessing .......... ..... .. ................. Father Olive
Final Hymn .......................... I Am the Bread of Life