Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Alford G. George
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Alford G. George
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Alford G. George
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: George, Alford G.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
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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.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: CA01300106
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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October 1, 1950 February 6, 1995
"Loving, Giving and Forgiing"


Viewing
Thursday, February 16, 1995
John Thomas Funeral Home
10-30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Service
All Saints Episcopal Church
1200 noon
Offiant: Rev. C. J. Ramcharan
Interment: Western Cemetery


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A ford Melrin George, bom October 1, 1950 to Albert and
ConstantiaGeorge,cameinto thisworld withhistwinbrother,
Alvin.
Alford graduated fromCharlotte Amalie High School in 1971.
He went on to serve in the U.S. Army for two years. Since returning
home, he worked for the government. He held previous jobs at the
Department of Education and Port Authority. He was employed by
the Department of Justice since 1978 until his death.
Alford was the father of six children, Makisa, Amin, Jevon,
Valencia, Kenya and Kelya. He was a loving father to all his children;
a devoted son to his mother; and to his brothers and sisters, he was
everyone's special brother.
Alford made many friends over the years and because of his
out going, jovial personality, he made friends for life.
Alford was humane, honest, forthright, thoughtful and
humorous. For Alford, people were either friend or foe, no one in his
life could hold both positions unless it was unknown to him. Alford
always fought for the underdog. He could be counted on to be one
of the first to cry out against injustice. Within the circle of his
immediate family his honesty and straight forwardness was
appreciated and respected.
Alford George, father, son and brother, will truly be missed.
Today we commit his spirit back to his Creatorand we thank Him for
allowing us to be touched by a very special spirit. No matter how
short his stay, his memory is forever etched in our hearts and minds.



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SONS .........................................................................Amin & Jevon George
DAUGHTERS ..............................Makisa, Valencia, Kenya & Kelya George
BROTHERS .......................................................... Ezra, Albert, Alvin, Ashley,
Michael & Liston George
SISTERS .................................. Esther, Leona & Judith George, Janet Davis,
Arlene Jones, Alyce Tyson, Judy George
UNCLE ............................................. ............... .................. Herbert Amey
AUNT ............................................................... Rosalia George, Frances Smith
GODDAUGHTER .................................................................... Choya Todman
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Anthony Isaac / Eldred Potter, Jr., / Lome George / Ashaki George
Jevon George / Alvin George / Amin George / Albert George
Ezra George / Samuel Harvey / Linclon Gumbs / Arthur Raymo, Jr.
Arthnet Mercer / Kenneth Howard / Dennis King / Winston Sadder
Winston Warner / Glenet Blyden & The Ninjars Soft Ball Club & Club
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BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER................................. Page 491
CELEBRANT ..........................................The Rev. C. J. Ramcharan
OPENING HYMN ........................................ Precious Lord
CO LLECT .......................................................................... ... ...........Page 493
Yvonne Gomez
THE LESSON ................................................. ......................... Rev. 7:9-17
Yvonne Gomez
PSALM 27.................................................... .............. ................Judith George
SOLO
G O SPEL ............................................ ....... .......................... .. ..... Celebrant
HOM ILY .............................................................. .......................Celebrant
APOSTLES' CREED ........................................... Page 496
EULOGY ............................ ................. ..... ........ Makisa George
SO LO ............................................................. ... ..................Yvonne Gom ez
SELECTION .................................................... Bureau of Corrections Choir
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE ............................................................... Page 497
Arlene George -Jones
THE PEACE
SOLO .......... ..................................................................... Yvonne Gomez
HYM N .......................... ........ ..................... .............. "t s No Secret"
PRAYERS
HYMN BEFORE ABSOLUTION ......... ............... "I'1 Fly Away"
ABSOLUTION ................................................... ........................... Page 499
RECESSIONAL HYMN .................... ......................"God Be With You"
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Freedom means being able to make your space in time. We believe that you
have found that freedom. Daddy you taught us that there is no place for fear
- no place for not being able to take risks for taking the next step and most
of all you taught us to love ourselves. Throughout the years that we spent
with you, you showed no fear you took the next step and you loved
yourself. We thank you for all you instilled with-in us, and I know that
wherever you are, you'll always be in our thoughts and that somewhere
down the line we'll be together again.
Love always,
Ashaki, Maldaa, Amin & Loma

A father Ihavecherished, the little timeweshared will always beremembered
with a love beyond compare.
Jevon

In Tribute To Our Father:
God saw you getting weary so he did what he thought best He came and
stood beside you and whispered "Come and Rest". You wished no one a
fond farewell not even said Good bye. You were gone before we knew it,
and only God knows why. When God called you to come and rest you did
not go alone, for part of us went with you the moving God took you home.
Love always, your daughters
,Val, Kenya & Kalya
Goddaughter, Choya Todman


In loving memory of a special friend, (Lil Brother). You've done so much for
so many. You fought a good fight; you've finished your course and you
have kept your faith. Until we meet again in God's kingdom, rest in peace
my "Lil Brother".
Love, Big Sister Corine & Mickey

George,
You'll surely be missed. The happy times we have had will last until. Rest
in peace.
Jam E. Group, Jr.

You are able to chose your friends but not your family. If I had the
opportunity tochoose my family, you will alwaysbechosenasan immediate
member of it because of your honesty and straight forwardness.
Oneof your many admirablequalities was that you never tolerated
hypocrisy or narrow-mindedness. You will always be my true brother and
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friend. See you in the next and best life.
Love Judith

I love you Alford. Rest in peace until we meet again.
Your loving Sister, Esther

Alford, one of the stars in the sky has fallen for me, never to be replaced
again. You are leaving a great void in my life. Your sense of humor will not
die with you, because each of us carries a fond memory and a funny story
of all the things you oncedid. Your time here was short, but so very special.
With each life you've touched, you have made a difference. If each of us can
leave such a legacy, then our living was not in vain. I won't say goodbye,
I'll just ask, "May the good Lord bless and Keep you till we meet again."
I love you, through eternity, your sister Arlene

Alford,
If God, has called you to resign, what most you prize that never was
yours. You only yield thee what was thine. Thy will be done. We will
always love you. Until we meet again.
Brothers & Sisters

Al,
Mamie brought us up together as one, when one of us hurt all hurt,
whenoneofuscried allcried. Mamiealwaysgreeted uswithopenarmsand
a kiss and Alford were sure that she is waiting to greet you with that same
hug and kiss.
We love you, Brothers & Sisters


George, when I heard about your passing it tore my heart away.
From the time that I got to know you, your friendship I cherished. I am lost
for words now, but I know that I am surely going to miss seeing your face
and hearing your voice,especially when you say La-La give mea milkshake,
then you would put a big smile on your face. Rest in peace George. I love
you.
Laverne (La-La)
To the family of Officer Alford George:
It is indeed a sad moment for all of us, mostly you his sisters and
brothers, sons and daughters. We have grown to love "George" over the
years.
The Lord has called on him, but spiritually he will remain in our
hearts. He will be missed, but never forgotten. And so shall he be with the
Lord, wherefore he is everlastingly comforted
From the Bureau of Corrections Staff and Officers




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