Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Gladys Marie Estornel Benjamin
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Gladys Marie Estornel Benjamin
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Gladys Marie Estornel Benjamin
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Benjamin, Gladys Marie Estornel
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.
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300064
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 orMng Memory







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Gladys Marie Estomel Aenjamin
January 15, 1907-July 20, 1994


Funeral Service
friday,July 29, 1994
Viewing 9:30 10:30 am
John Thomas Memorial Chapel
Service 11:00 am
requiem Mass
Officiating: The Pev. CJ. Pamcharan, sector
Cathedral Church offll Saints
Charlottej malie, St. Thomas, .S. J.
... Interrnent at Western Cemetery JVo. 1
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Glacys ys Marie estornel Perjanini
1907-1994

Gladys Benjamin was born in East End, Tortola, BNI.I on January 15,
1907 of Olivia Hedrington and Louis E. Estomel. She died on Wednesday,
July 20, at the St. Thomas Hospital.
She became a permanent resident of St. Thomas and a U.S. citizen early
in her lifetime. She worked for a few years in vocation status at an
Episcopal Religious Hlouse in Colorado. Soon after her return to St.
Thomas she was married to Amos E. Benjamin, also of St. Thomas. They
were joined in holy matrimony by the wel.1-remembered Archdeacon John
A. Swinson, at all Saints Church in the Carden, on April 3, 1933. H~er
husband died on May 11, 1990.
Two sons were born of this union: Albert Emanuel and Alvin Milton.
Gladys was weU-known for her friendly and charitable disposition;
and for her full dedication to her home and family. She was an abiding
help-mate. For several years, as a means of supplementlary income, she
managed a small candy store at her home for the children of the nearby
elementary School. She kept: in regular touch with her friends by tele-
phone and occasion cards.
Likewise, she was devoted to her church, All Saints, contributing gen-
erously to its activities, serving in the Altar Guild and wherever else she
could be useful.
She passed away as Sh~e had lived quietly and in favor with her Lord,
after final ministrations by Rector Carlyle Ramcharan, Dexn 7hornas Gibbs,
andhler friends, Bishop Elliott Thomas (R.C 1. May she res. In pea~ce.










Survivors
SONS
Albert Emanuel Benjamin, Alvin Milton Benjamin
GRANDSONS
John Benjamin, Michael Benjamin, Albert E. Benjamin, Jr.
GRANDDAUGHTER
Kim Denise Benjamin
GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER
Tavya Benjamin
GREAT GRANDSON
Jon Benjamin
NIECES
Bernice Brodie, Joyce Titley
NEPHEW
Jack Brodie
DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW
Carmen Acosta Benjamin, Barbara Benjamin
SISTERS-IN-LAW
Beulah Brodie, Almeade Benjamin, Ilva Benjamin
BROTHER-IN-LAW
Aubrey Benjamin
GRANDDAUGI TERS-IN-LAW
Tashna Benjamin, Monica Benjamin
CLOSE COUSIN
Mario A. Watlington
and Many other relatives, in-laws and friends

Pallbearers
John Benjamin, Michael Benjamin Kenneth Benjamin,
Aaron Benjamin, Leale Pickering, Elvoy Pickering,
Adelbert Molyneaux, Franklin D. Ferdinand

Jflonorary Pallbearers
Lawrence Benjamin, Isidor Paiewonsky, Mario Watlington,
Eladio Acosta, Luis E. Acosta, Wilfredo Acosta












Order of (Setvice
(Book of Common Prayer, Page 491)
ENTRANCEHYMN .................................... LeadKindly eight
LESSON ......................................... Alvin Milton Benjamin
Rev. 7:9-17, God Will Wipe Away Every Tear
PSALM 121:: LevaviOculos ............. Carmen A. Benjamin. Page 779, BCP
GOSPEL .................................. TheRev. C.J. RamcharaSRetor
John 14:1-6, In My Father's House There Are Many Roorms
HOMILY .................L...................Y... The Rev. C.J. Ramcharan
APOSTLESCREED ........................................ Page 496.CP
PRAYERSOFTHEPEOPLE ................................. Page497,BCP
OFFERTORY HYMN ............................... JesusLoverofMy Soul
GREATTHANKSGIVING ................................... Page361,SBCP
COMMUNION HYMN. ............ And Now, 0 Father, Mindful of Thy Love
EULOGY ........................................ FranklinD. ordinand
PRE-ABSOLUTION HYMN ................... JesusLves: Thy Terrors Now
RECESSIONALHYMN .................................. For All theSaints































In Tribute







lq Tribute of Awe andjippreciation
Proverbs 31:10 "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far
above rubies." In remembering our dear aunt and sister-in-law, we espe-
cially relate to the above quotation. Indeed she was priceless. Yes! In all
the ways which really mattered. Loving, caring, thoughtful, compas .i~:1-
ate, prayerful and of course Godfearing. Aunty was our mentor, one %w
loved, respected and yes, sometimes even feared. In our eyes she ap
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peared to I.(- perfect as we strove: to measure up to hier expectations, but
sometimes falling short or-dv to be reminded that ihe is Pilu)ing folr us andd
will always love us. She shared a special bond of love~ with our dold untif
his passing on '10th February, 1991. She was especially close 14, our
mother and was a strong support to her in martyw ~ays. We are confident
that she sowed her seeds, watetedI her fields, and with God's hlcp will
reap her harvest. fie who lives for God's honor and glory seeks neither
praise nor reward, but in the end he is certain of both. May her reward be
rich in Glory,
Nieces Joyce Titley and Family, Bernice Brod~ie & Family
Nephew lack Brodie & Family, Sistcr-ln-Law, Beulahr Brodie




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