Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Beatrice F. George
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Beatrice F. George
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Beatrice F. George
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: George, Beatrice F.
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: CA01300110
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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HUSBAND
Albert H. George
SONS
Cleve-Allan George, Eloi A. George
DAUGHTER
Denise George-Counts
SON-IN-LAW
Richard B. Counts
DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW
Dale George, Rossetta George
GRANDCHILDREN
Chioke Naomi George, Cleve-Allan George, II,
Canika Chesia George, Cubie Aya George,
Richard Bernard Counts, II, Kmisha-Victoria Naomi Counts,
Chu'nekwa Odelita George
SPECIAL COUSIN
Janice Brooks
GODCHILDREN
Marcia P. Leonard, Shevell Thibou


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Beatrice was born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, October 11, 1929 to
Francis Ford and Lera Victoria Ford. She was second of seven siblings.
Having graduated from Charlotte Amalie High School she worked her
way through New York University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree
in Business Administration in 1954.
After returning from college she married her husband of 37 years,
Albert H. George, and from their union came three children, Cleve-alla,
Denise and Eloi.
Beatrice worked over 27 years for the Government of the Virgin Is-
lands, including service as the Director of Business Management of the
Department of Education, Budget Control Officer for the Department of
Health, Controller of the Knud Hansen Memorial Hospital In 1970 she
became a Real Estate Broker and founded Beatrice George Real Estate.
Beatrice later expanded her business to include insurance and appraisals.
She was chairperson of the Virgin Islands Real Estate Appraisers Com-
mission, President of the St. Thomas St. John Chapter of the National
Association of Independent Free Appraisers, a member of the Real Estate
Educator's Association and St. Thomas St. John Board of Realtors.
From teaching Sunday School with her husband to directing girl scout
troops and adopting classes at Joseph Sibilly and Dober Elementary schools,
she never tired of contributing to the community. She was a member of
the Rotary Club of St. Thomas II, St. Thomas St. John Chamber of
Commerce, Women of the Church, the Japanese Cultural Society, and
past member of the Advisory Council the Future Business Leaders of
America, League of Women Voters, Business and Professional Women's
Club, as well as sponsor of a senior league men's baseball team. She gave
ceaselessly cf her time and her dedication and was unflagging.
Always one for travel and adventure she relished life and all it had to
offer. She would return from travel with amazing anecdotes of one exotic
place or another. Her thirst for excellence was insatiable and she instilled
the same desire in her children. Encouraging the intellectual growth of
anyone wise to listen, she will always remain ever present in the lives of
those she touched. Spared most of the pain and suffering that almost
inevitably follows the onset of cancer, she did what most people would
desire. She left as gracefully as she lived.












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BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER ............................ Pg. 491
OFFICIANT .............................. The Rev. C.J. Ramcharan


OPENING HYMN .............................. The Strife Is O'er
COLLECT .............................................. Pg. 493
THE LESSON: 1 Cor 15 .........................Rev. C.J. Ramcharan
PSALM 121 ...................................... Pg. 779
GOSPEL: John 14:1-6 ......................... Rev. C.J. Ramcharan
HOMILY ..................................... Rev. C.J. Ramcharan
APOSTLES' CREED ................................. Pg. 496
EULOGY ................ ................. Rev. C. Warren Smith
REMARKS
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE .............................. Pg. 497
THE PEACE .................................Rev. C.J. Ramcharan
OFFERTORY HYMN .................. Precious Lord, Take My Hand
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING .......................... pg. 361
COMMUNION HYMN ................ Vocal Solo by Jesse Jamieson
POST COMMUNION PRAYER .......................... Pg. 498
HYMN BEFORE ABSOLUTION ................ How Great Thou Art
RECESSIONAL HYMN ...................... Ye Holy Angels Bright
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Beatrice George lived her life to the fullest. She had an
endless reservoir of energy. She could have coined the phrase
"live until you die."
She traveled extensively throughout the United States,
Canada, South and Central America and Japan.. Her travels
included several cruises, the most recent being an Alaskan/
Canadian cruise just over a month ago. She raved about the
great time she had and the many people she met. In recent
years even in perfect health, she had said that when she dies
we must not grieve for her because she lived her life and got
everything out of life that she hoped for. Every enjoyment and
dream was fulfilled. Most of us hope and pray that we would
be so blessed.
We considered her death to be sudden only because, despite
her illness, she was feeling well both spiritually, emotionally
and physically up to the time she succumbed. This we con-
sider a blessing, as she has always said that she never wanted
to spend the last days or years of her life in continuous suffer-
ing or pain, but wanted to enjoy her life until she is called
home.
So, we will not cry or grieve for Beatrice George for she lived
as she had dreamed. We will celebrate her life and thank God
for her great blessings. We will, however grieve for our loss,
for her smile, warmth and energy will surely be missed. She
was a remarkable and extraordinary woman, a loving and
supportive wife, and a generous, devoted and loving mother
and grandmother. So there will be much difficulty at first for
us who love her so, to imagine and live life without her. But in
time, when we think of her it will bring only feelings of great
joy and comfort, for her brilliant beam of light will be in our
midst until we meet again.


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She was my mother, my foundation, my rock, my friend, heroine and
mentor. I loved her so, and will miss her deeply. But I find comfort in
knowing that she has not died, but has passed on to a peaceful and better
existence with the Lord.
Absence from the body means presence with the Lord. So I will not say
good-bye, but "So long, mom, until we meet again!"
Love, your daughter Den


You are gone but not forgotten. So caring and sharing you were to ni
In our conversations, the good advice will stay with me. You took thi real
place of my mother as a Godmother and because of that I will always
remember you. May the blessings from God continue to pour upon you.
Love, your Godchild, Marcia P. Leonard


Mom, we will miss you but we will still think about you and never
forget you. I liked the way you cared about me and told me if I did
something wrong. I thank you for the things you bought for me. My
favorite toy was the Alaskan doll. Now that you got me all this stuff I
have lots of things and the best thing I have is you. Amen.
Kmisha-Victoria Naomi Counts, Grandchild


To my friend Beatrice: No longer will we see that bright smile or hear
your laughter. The Beverly Hills Guest House staff and management will
not be the same without our dear B.
You were always willing to help .. your physical presence is gone bt t
your spirit will always live on in our hearts.
We know in life that we have to say good-bye to each other sooner or
later, but for me it seemed too much to soon. May you rest in peace.
Your friend, Una Abraham











Government House
Charlotte Amalie
I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Beatrice Ford
George.
Beatrice lived a full life and dedicated twenty seven years to
the Territory's Government. She was-involved in numerous
community affairs, and was a respectable and reputable busi-
nesswoman. Beatrice was a source of great pride to her family
and the people of the Virgin Islands. Her commitment and
dedication to this community will be remembered by all.
On behalf of the people of this Territory, Mrs. Farrelly joins
me in extending condolences to the family, friends and loved
ones of Beatrice Ford George. Mrs. George served her commu-
nity well May God bless her soul and render comfort to those
bereaved by her passing.
Governor Alexander A. Farrelly




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