Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Dortha Hackett Berryman
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Dortha Hackett Berryman
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Dortha Hackett Berryman
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Berryman, Dortha Hackett
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: CA01300074
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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A Celebration ofLife

uly 2nd, 1914 to September11, 1993
Service 1:00 p.m. on September 17
at the
John ~thomas MemorialcOiape
Internment at
Western Cemetery #1


Born July 2, 1914 in thayer, NMissouri to Homer and Clara
Hackett. qheyoungestoftwosisters, DorthaattendedMessick
ighSchoodin Memphis, Tennessee andgraduatedin 1931. She
continuedhereducation at the UniversityofTennesseeSchooCof
nursing, graduating in 1935 as a reisterednurse.
In the summer of 1935, she began her nursing career as a
private duty nurse in Pampa, Texas. In the faf of 1936, Dortha
moved to Cleveland, Ohio as a staff nurse at the Lareside
Hospital InJuy1937, she movedto9SwYorkCity andworked
at the 'Wilnarkarer Hospital. 'ie ving in g ew 9ork she
first met her husband offifty years, Macon Bernman. Shortly
after her marriage in June of 1943, she began working at the
Veterans mi nstrationAsin i w9York. Inthespringof
1945, Dortha and Macon moved to Cheyney, Pennsylvania
where they both workedfor the Sunnycrest Farm, a home for
dependent and negectedchildren.
In 1950, the Berrymans moved to St. Thomas, Vigin
Islands where Dortha continuedher nursing career with the VI
Department of Heath; retiring from the Community Health
aNrsing Service in the Iate 1970s. In May 1957, James 3
Beryman, her only son, was bom.

In 1970, Dorthafoundedthe Volunteersfor the Visuaf
Handicappedin St. homas and continued her digent service
with various community organizationsfor many years after her

In 1975, Dortha received the Nrsing Practice Award
thiswasgivento herfor her eemparyperfoance, dedication,

and untiring devoted service to humanitarian causes in this

Dorthas favorite hobby was writing poetry. She pub-
ished herfirst wor(s of poetry titled 'GirTaok with proceeds
going to the Centerfor Independent Livig. Her secondwork
titled l inning Girs, is currently being assembledand wi be
pubishedwith afproceedsgoing to the Councion .1cohiosm -
St. liomas.

A devoted wife and mother her memory wilT ive on
through her many humanitarian acconpishments

Macon Benyman, Husband, James Benyman, Sonv Mrs. Ruby
M~i orer, Sister aan any oier relatives andfiends.


olhinBenjamin, ErnroSebasti enr, Ednundaize, DavidBonmn,
KrinmBafentine MiyuefDurint after

Hlonorry Paf earers

May Va, Gwendoyn Blai AnmoldPole, HonorTrnmu, is Goss,
COieyC ely 'l masBlaize, David6l min, Leo BarbellII,
ranziCoulanos, Carice Bry a, Melanie Castor

Order of Sence

1) OryanPreiude

2) Votum

3) Hymn -' ia gce"

4) Eufogy KimBnai fentia

5) Oldtestamentadi gs
Psalm 121

6) GoriaPatri

7) A ,afingfrm Pads etterto ie emans.

8) p tadnysfrom tie Gspe&s

9) witness tot/ie 9surrection

10) Pnyer qieLords Prayer

11) Hymn Ofh golOur ep In ges ast

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