Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Ashley W. George
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Ashley W. George
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Ashley W. George
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
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Subject: George, Ashley W.
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: CA01300108
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
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Dn moving JMemory of


J ishlky WMilredgeorge
J4pril 4, 1925 &May 11, 1998


funeral Service
Saturday, LMay 23, 1998
Tiewmg 10:30 11:30 am
Service 11:30 am
Church of fd -olinss
nterment at the public Cemeter
2Worth Sound, irginw da, T. V3.










Survivors
CHILDREN ... Glenville George, Beverly Nesbitt, Deverell Creque,
Elvia George, Nidia Thomas, Sonia George, Dave George,
Dawn Charlemagne, Dionne George, Cherise George
GRANDCHILDREN... Kesha, Teddy, Nakira, Jessica, Ossie, Mariano,
LaToya, Kimo, Travis, Karieme, Leeann, LaShonda, Nyiesha, Ashley,
Shakeem, Sharisma, Jennele, D'Vone, Nikeisha and Makeda
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN ... Zhan6 Stoutt, Cheyenne Creque
SONS-IN-LAW ... Ossie Nesbitt, Alvian Creque,
Darrell Thomas, Ricky Charlemagne
DAUGHTER-IN-LAW ... Stacie George
BROTHERS ... Rev. Irvin George, Mario George, Alberto George
SISTERS... Aneta, Ethlyn and Teresita C. George
BROTHERS-IN-LAW... Hon. Reeial George, Pastor Joeph George,
Roosevelt George, Maxwell George, Elvin George, Dean George,
Alonzo George, Eddie Harrigan
SISTERS-IN-LAW... Marie Kuntz, Bernice Lennard, Marcia Belmar,
Creseda George, Helen George, Lavinia E. George
SPECIAL FRIENDS... Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Frett, Ms. Dorsett Hodge and
family, Mrs. Brenda Tyrell, Mrs. Lillian Warner, Mrs. Thelma King,
Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph Vanterprool, Mr. Owen Harrigan, Mr. Victor Stevens,
Mr. Osmond Pushmo" Stevens, Mr. Ulver "Mike" Stevens
SPECIAL COUSINS ... Mario Kuntz, Wallace, Wilfred and Wedro Sprauve
SPECIAL NIECE ... Ivey Howell
SPECIAL NEPHEW ... Algernon George
GODCHILDREN ... Calvin Hamm, Delvin George


?alSlearers
Elmo George, Hugo Harley, Victor Stevens,
Angelito George, Reuben Lennard, Derrick Lennard


2ionorary PalSlbrers
Alvian Creque, Darrell Thomas, Avery Dawson,
Elvis George, Dave George, Mariano Creque












Order of Service
SONG (Processional) ................... Will Your Anchor Hold?
PRAYER ............................. Pastor Joseph George
SCRIPTURE READING .................... Dawn Charlemagne
SOLO ............................... Calvin Hamm (Godchild)
EULOGY ................................ Hon. Recial George
SONG ............................ Children and Grandchildren
SERMONETTE .................... Rev. Irvin George (Brother)
BENEDICTION ......................... Pastor Sylvia Rhymer
SONG (Recessional) .............................. I'll Fly Away






















Jarewell
Daddy ... There comes a time when each one has to leave the bright
lights and face the dark side of life. I know that you've heard the echo
of Christ and his wonderful voice calling you home to the place of rest,
where he is the only able to save you. May God bless you and keep you
till we meet again.
From your son, Glenille George
Daddy ... You really meant that you were leaving us "Mr. Reg." I've
already missed your famous baked chicken. I didn't expect you to
depart this life so soon, but you are out of your suffering, and you are
where you wanted to be since Mommy died. One day well meet on that
beautiful; shore. I love you Daddy, sleep in peace.
Dawn and family

Daddy ... We miss you already. Ill especially miss when we trouble
each other in fun. But I know you are in a better place. Love always,
Jack and Kahania

My Dear Brother ... I have always loved you and I miss you more
than words can say. I still can't believe that you are gone, but you are
in God's hands, where you will feel no pain. Sleep on, my brother, sleep
on.

Ethlyn George
Asho ... You were sick, but the loss of your wife has poisoned your
will to fight for life. I'll miss those telephone conversations we used to











have. Take your rest in the bosom of Abraham.
Your sister, Clemmie
Daddy ... I will always miss and remember the laughs and good
times we spent together. The last time I saw you on the hospital bed,
you seemed so much brighter; which made your death unexpected. It
seemed like yesterday when your were here, but now you're gone. The
house feels so empty now, but you're not suffering anymore.
Your granddaughter, Nakira
Daddy Every time I say the first psalm, I speak for you. You
were a blessed, honest, and loving father. We've had many good times
together. Those memories I have only to cherish. You've always told
me that when you pass on, to take care of myself, but I never though
that time would really come. We were always there for each other, but
the time came when there was no more we could do but seek better
help and pray to the Most High for help. My mind was telling me to let
you move on, but deep down in my heart I know I couldn't bear the pain
of losing you. The time came when we least expected it and I will miss
you plus infinity. Live on ... Matthew 22:32
Love, Cheriae and family
Daddy... It hasn't been a year yet since (Wilder) left us. But now it
comes to me as you are home in the house but asleep. Some times
when I come from school I sometimes wonder if you are in the house. I.
will miss hearing you call me names when you call me to come and I
take a little while to come to you. Sometimes you get restless, but now
is the time for you to sleep and sleep until we meet again.
From your granddaughter Sharisma George
Mr. Reg ... So your wish came true! On Saturday when I told you
that grandchildren were at home waiting for you, you waved to me
"No' to let me know that you are not coming home. I didn't believe you
at the time. Words cannot describe the loss we feel that we have lost
both our parents. I will certainly miss my "daily feel" of your hair and
trying to make bread as well as my mother. You would always say that
I was dose, but not quite the chef that she was. Sleep on Daddy, till we
meet again.
Nidia and family
Daddy... We will miss the fun times we had. One day we will meet











again in a place where there is no more pain and suffering. The Lord is
my strength, the Lord is my rock, and my fortress and my deliverer.
My God, my strength and in who I will trust. Rest in sweet peace.
Elvis and Stacie
We miss "Mr. Reg" for the times we spent laughing and chatting on
the porch in St. John. We enjoyed listening to stories about his life at
sea and selling charcoal on St. Thomas. We knew that he missed "The
Wilder" and his lungs were failing, but we tried to keep him happy. He
is sorely missed.
Beverly and Ossie II
Daddy ... I miss you very much. When I came home after school
there is no one there to harass. I always like the way you poked fun at
me. I would come to see you on weekends when there was nothing to
do at home. You were the best and only father that I really got to know.
I will always remember you.
Love Nyiesha
Daddy ... I love the way you used to make jokes with me. It made
me know that you loved me. When you used to smoke, I told you to
stop, but you didn't listen. Sometimes when you were feeling sad that
Granny had died, I would show you some pictures of her to make you
feel better. We had lots of fun with you. Now your house feels so
strange and funny without you. I will never forget you.
Your grandchild, Jessica
Daddy ... I didn't know that Saturday was the last time I would see
you and make jokes with you. You told us that you were not going
home with us, but we took it for granted; because while we were
making plans for you to go home with us, God was making other plans
for you. You are with mom, where you so wanted to be. It's just eleven
months since mom left us, and it's very, very hard having to lose you in
such a short time. But I know you made your peace with God and that
there is no more pain for you to bear. It hurts Daddy, and Ill miss you
very much. I hope to meet you again one day.
Your darling daughter, Deverell
To Daddy ... It's so sad to know that you had to go leave us so soon.
But I know that it's for the best. Thank God you've gone out of your








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suffering. We miss you and mommy, but know we'll be together again
one day.
Love always, your daughter Sonia
and granddaughter Jenelle
Grandpa ... We didn't get to say good-bye but Daddy, as we used to
call you, you will be greatly missed. We don't understand as yet why
you left us so soon, but one day we will understand. Daddy rest in
peace until we meet again. We love you Daddy, but Jesus loves you
best.
Love always, your grandchildren,
Sharisma, Jennelle, DVone, Nikeisha
Grandpa We didn't get to say good-bye because we were not
allowed to go into the I.C.U. Unit, but we love you very much an we will
miss all the good times we had with you on St. John. We always ask
why you had to die now, but Mommy said that God knows best. So
sleep on, Grandpa, and take your rest. Well miss you.
Love always, your grandchildren Mariano,
LaToya, Kimo, Travis, Karieme, Lee-Ann
Daddy ... I didn't know that on May 11, 1998 would have been my
last time I would ever speak to you before you took your last two
breaths. Daddy, when I walked into the room, I called you. I got no
answer, not knowing you were going to leave us. You opened your
hand and I put my hand in yours and you squeezed my hand, not
realizing that you were telling me good-bye. Daddy, I will miss every-
thing about you. I will never understand why you and Mommy had to
leave us, but God knows the reason why. Daddy, you and Mommy are
both out of your suffering. Sleep on my beloved Dad ... Sleep on until
we meet again.
Love you always, your daughter Dionne
Uncle Ashley... It's not easy saying good-bye to you. Words cannot
express the way I am feeling. You were a very special uncle to me. I'm
going to miss not taking you to your regular Doctor's check up and
enjoying your company before returning you to the ferry. God knows
best and with His grace and the power of prayer, He will give us the
strength and courage we need to get through. You will forever be in
our hearts.
Love always, your niece Ricky











Ashley ... You will always be remembered. You were a loving, kind
hearted man. Everybody loved you very much. We will always cherish
your fond memories. You were always there for your children and
grandchildren. I admire Cherise. She was always there for you. She
tried her very, very best. I never saw her frown to help you nor her
mother. I didn't know that April 30th would be the last time I was
going to be there and hug you, and run my hand in your hair, and tell
you it felt like my father's (Charles Penn) hair! As sick as you felt that
evening, you came to the porch and told me walk good and good night.
I will always miss you. God will take good care of your children and
grandchildren.
Your loving friends and neighbors,
Vadis and Cecil Burnet Frett


Ijcknowledgment
The family of Ashley W. George wishes to express thanks to the staff
of the intensive care unit at the Roy L. Schneider Hospital,
St. Thomas, V.I. for their care during his illness and to all
who shared in our grief during his subsequent passing.
It may have been through cards, flowers, a phone call; whatever
means, it helped to ease the pain and comfort us. Please continue to
pray for us during these trying times. It is greatly appreciated.


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