Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Viola Nathalia Blake
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Viola Nathalia Blake
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Viola Nathalia Blake
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Blake, Viola Nathalia
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: CA01300083
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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(!1omre (Trebratr!

Ilitoa Natlalia %Ilahk
g11 1988


"Why do you search for the living one among the dead?"
Luke 24:5


St Trh..ts, V.I










ilsla Natialia Ulake

#rptrutlhr 21, 111- Iard 2, 1988


Viola Nathalia Blake was born on September 21. 1911, the first of ten
children bom to Alexander and Anesta Calistro of St. Thomas, US. Virgin
Islands. She grew up in St. Thomas and became deeply involved with religious
and family activities.

Her formal education was completed through the V.I. public school
system, Hampton Institute, University of Puerto Rico and the University
of the Virin Islands. She spent most of her adult life as a teacher, first as
a nursery school teacher with the V.I. Department of Education, then as
an elementary grades teacher at Sts. Peter & Paul School. She later joined
the V.I. Department of Welfare as an educational specialist with the Bureau
of Day Care Services.

Viola was married to Arthur R. Blake and was the mother of three sons
and a daughter who died as an infant. Following her husband's death in 1942.
she took on the role of raising her sons as a single parent. It was because
of this new responsibility that she gave up her occupation as a seamstress
to pursue her career as a teacher. Thousands of people today recall Mrs. Blake
as their second grade, fourth grade, or Sunday School teacher. She will
be remembered for her strictness and dedication.

Mrs. Blake was privilepgd to be honored on several occasions by civic
and religious organizations of the community. She was designated Mother
of the Year twice by two different community organizations. She was active
in religious organizations such as the Legion of Mary and enjoyed going
to Mass on a daily basis.

Mrs. Blake will be mourned and remembered by many relatives and
friends. May sht enjoy eternal bliss.










Ouruiuaor



SONS
Thomas R. Blake, Eric W. Blake
and Rev. Carlyle R. Blake.C.SS.R.

DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW
Gwendolyn C. and Madonia H. Blake

SISTERS
Felicia Calistro, Bemice Harrllan, Mehta Barthlett
Medina Scatliffe, Altagracia Padilla

BROTHER
Felix Calistro

GRANDCHILDREN
Patricia B. Simmonds, Maryin B. Daniels, Erica B. Washington
Thomas R. Blake. Jr., Sylvia B. Roebuck, Michael A. Blake
Felicia V. Blake, Anicia M. Blake. Ronald Blake
Eric W. Blake, Jr.

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
Gwendolyn Roebuck. David Washmiton, Nyda Simmonds
Kalrina Washington. Lauren Daniels, Shenelle Roebuck
Thomas J. Blake

many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives

PALLBEARERS
Eric Blake / Michael Blake / Thomas R. Blake
Thomas R. Blake. Jr. / Dennis Frett / Aubrey Harrigan


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(Orber of celebration
Thursday, March 10. 1988
Selections by Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral Choir
Selections by Saxophonist... Ronald Blake, grandson
Celebrant... Rev. Carlyle R. Blake. C.SS.R.. son
Honorary Celebrant... Prov. Superior Very Rev. Thomas Gavigan, C.SS.R.
Concelebrants ... Redemptorists and Clergy of the V.I.
Presidin ... Most Rev. Edward J. Harper, C.SS.R.
Deacon ... Brother DeMontfort Shulterbrandt

(trbrr of Worlllip

ENTRANCE HYMN .................... Rejoice, the Lord Is King
GREETING AND OPENING PRAYER
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING- I John 4: 17 ........ Eric W. Blake,Jr.
grandson
RESPONSORIAL PSALM ............................. Hosea
SECOND SCRIPTURE READING 1 Cor. IS: 3544 .. Erica B. Washington
,I I l lA granddaughter


GOSPEL Luke 24: 1.8 .......
HOMILY ................
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL ..
OFFERTORY HYMN ........
OFFERTORY PROCESSION ..
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER
ACCLAMATION ...........
HYMN ..................
SIGN OF PEACE
HYMN OF PEACE ..........
COMMUNION HYMN ........
COMMUNION PRAYER ......
EULOGY ................
MEDITATION Saxophone ....
FINAL COMMENDATION .
RECESSIONAL HYMN .......


. . Brother DeMontfort Shulterbrandt
..... Rev. Carlyle R Blake, C.SS.R.. son
................ Eric W. Blake, son
.............. Prayer Of St. Francis
............... Family Members

................... Keep In Mind
..................... Our Father

......... Let There Be Peace On Earth
................ Love One Another
..... Rev. Carlyle R. Blake. C.SS.R., son
.............. Thomas R. Blake, son
............ Ronald Blake, grandson
....... Rev. Carlyle Blake. CSS.R., son
.................... To Be Alive


HYMNS AT THE GRAVESIDE
Blessed Assurance / Mother Dear, O Pray For Me


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We wish to acknowledge the kindness
and attention given to Mother
in her recent Iness by

Autre Anderson
Altamrc PadUll
Dr. Alfred 0. Heath
Iris Ottley








ARRANGEMENTS BY CREQUE'S FUN0 RAI. HOME
P.O Box 11847. St. Thomas. V.I. 00801 / (809) 776-1187

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