Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Laura A. George
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Laura A. George
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Laura A. George
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: George, Laura A.
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: CA01300114
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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Celebrating The Life

of


Laura A. George
April 1, 1962 July 1, 1995


Viewing
John Thomas Funeral Home
Thursday, July 27, 1995
7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
Memorial Moravian Church
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Service
10:00 a.m.

Interment
Nisky Moravian Cemetery


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Eulogy

Laura A. George was born on April 1, 1962 on St. Thomas. She
departed this life on July 1, 1995.

Laura was a member of the C.A.H.S. Class of 1980 where she was a
member of the Civil Air Patrol. After graduation, she was a part-time
student at the University of the Virgin Islands and also worked briefly
at Pueblo Supermarket in Four Winds where she was well liked.

In 1981 Laura relocated to the main land to further her education. She
earned an Associate Degree in Agricultural Science from La Guardia
Community College in 1983.

It was Laura's desire to make the Air Force her career. On May 14,
1984, she enlisted in the Air Force and served as a Communication
Computer Systems Operator for 8 years and 9 months. During this
tenure she received many awards and medals which include the Air
Force Good Conduct Medal with Device; National Defense Service
Medal; Overseas Short Tour Ribbon; Overseas Long Tour Ribbon;
Longivity Service Medal with Device; NCO Professional Educa-
tional Graduate Ribbon with Device; Small Arms Expert Marksman-
ship Ribbon and the Air Force Training Ribbon.

She served in Operation Desert Storm from August 1990 to March
1993. She attained the rank of Sergeant on September 1987 and was
honorably discharged in May of 1993.

After separation from active duty she worked in a civilian capacity at
Horwtome Air Force Base in California as a Secretarial Clerk until
April 1995.

She will be missed dearly, but will be remembered by those whose
lives she has touched.







Survivors

Mother ....................................................... Berenice George Francis
Stepfather............................................................ Hubert Francis
Sisters ......................................................................... M aria Sim on
Alesia Francis
Brother ..................................................................... Patrick Francis
Brother-in-Law ............................................................ Elvis Simon
Niece ...................................................................... Rashina Kirnon
Nephew ..............................................................Raheem Simon
Grandmothers ...................................................... Araminta Normil
Winifred Francis
Aunts ...................................................................... Villetta Hansen
Providencia (Judy) Morales
Jean George
Great Great-Aunt ...............................Camilita Industrious George
Uncles ............................................. Roy Rollins, Rudolph Milligan,
Alvin George, Herman George,
Elroy George & Franklin George
Great Uncles.....................................Ivan Williams, Sr., Otis Felix
Godparents ........................................ Mary Francis, lona Pratt,
Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Penn, Leon Bussue
Many other cousins, relatives and friends too numerous to mention.


Palfbearers
Hubert Francis / Alvin E. George
Herman George / Ronald George

Honorary Palfbearers
Ivan Williams, Sr. / Leon Bussue / Clarence Penn / Otis Felix
Sgt. Terrance Hansby / Norman Williams







Order of Service

Hymn ................................................................ The Strife is O'er

Liturgy For The Burial Of The Dead ...............................pg. 87-89

First Scripture Reading .....................................................Psalm 23
Tewanna Hodge (Cousin)

Hymn........................................... I Will Sing The Wondrous Story

Second Scripture Reading ..........................................John 14:1-14
Natasha Cepeda (Cousin)

Solo .............................................Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?
(Mother)

Euology .......................................................... Judy Morales (Aunt)

Hymn ......................................................Is Your All On The Altar

Meditation

Liturgy Continues

Hymn ........................................................................ And Can It Be

Benediction







Tributes

My beloved daughter, Laura,
You were always there for me and I could always depend on you. You
were always loving, caring and considerate and giving to me. I will miss you
dearly because I love you. You were one of my children who always cared
about my well being and my livelihood. Laura you knew that I love you and
would have done anything to take care of you.
Many times I think of you as being Mommy's little girl, because you
would always call me and let me know when and where you would be
traveling and when you would be coming back. I still have the jacks
and ball that you sent me...to remind me of the fun times we used to have
together. When you did not confide in me in the time of your illness, I
realized that was only because you loved me. There is a lot more I could say
but paper wouldn't be enough to contain it all.
I know you made it right with Jesus before you passed on because
in my presence you said the sinner's prayer and repented. I will miss you
very much and I know I will see you someday. May your soul rest in peace.
Your loving Mom

To My Sister,
Oh love that will not let me go; May you rest your soul in peace. You
gave thee back the life you owed that in thine ocean depths it flow; May
richer fuller be.
When I first heard about your death, I was shocked, but we all have to
travel that road some day. Even though I may not shed tears, your memory
will always linger on in the hearts of all the people who loved you. You were
a very nice sister to me, and I loved you very much. So in closing, I would
like to say, rest in peace dear sister until we meet on that day where there
will be no pain nor suffering in heaven. May you rest in peace.

Loving Advice Good person
Adorable Laughter Extra Ordinary
Unity Independence Outspoken
Remembrance Caring Ressurection
Aspiration Inspiration Great Sister
Admired Eternity

Your loving brother,
Patrick (Smiley) Francis






Lurie.
You were one of my favorite grandchildren ad my second grnd.
There wasn't anything in this world that I needed and asked of you and you
didn't provide me with t. You were never a rude child, always caring,
sharing and checking up on me constantly. I only realize now why you sent
all those things lately, because you knew that you were going to leave me.
I know you loved me and I will cherish those happy days while you were
growing up around me. I will miss you and always love you, but God knows
best.
Your loving Grey

Laura has been there for everyone. Always sharing, caring, loving, and
concerned. Most of all the encouraging words she always gave concerning
education and making something out of yourself to her younger siblings and
cousins will be missed dearly. I went to California to see her but she passed
away that same day. I will miss her voice calling and checking up on us, but
I will continue to rememb her as if she still is away.
Laura was with all of us on those special occasions. Not a holiday nor
birthday passed without greetings from her. I only hope and pray she made
the right choice...Jesus all the way.
Love, Aut Judy

Laura
I remember when I was so happy when you were coming home. I would
run home from school to meet you and see your beautiful, loving smile. I
will miss you and see you in the kingdom above. May you rest in peace.
Your loving couim, Te'Wamm

Laura
I can still hear your voice giving orders to us younger cousins while we
were at Granny's house. We would grumble under our breaths ofcourse, but
would still do as you told us. I was considered your favorite since you
always assigned me the easier tasks and could never reprimand me without
cracking your pearly white smile.
Many have said that we resembled each other, both physically and
mentally. With glasses and a few curves here and there, I could pass as your
younger sister. Mentally, we were compatible big thinkers, goal oriented,
and strongwilled. Eventhough you are gone you will not be forgotten
because your spirit will live through me. I will miss you dearly.
Your loving coma, Sh







In remembrance of Life:
My sister and I grew up together. She was a good person to me. She knew
how to make me smile. Whenever we were together, she would do things
to make me feel that life's worth living. Never a dull moment. You will be
greatly missed. Rest in peace.
Love you,
Your sister, Alesia Francis

Laura,
What can I say except that you have been there for everyone. Even
though your travelled a lot and lived far away, there was never a Christmas
nor a birthday without receiving a card from you. You were always there
and will continue to live in our hearts of memories.
I am not angry that you were taken away from us, because I know God
has a better plan and an even bigger army for you tojoin. So my dear cousin,
I will see you someday. I love you.
Your cousin,
Roslyn & Lorenzo Yanoy

Laura, you were a cousin and a friend. A woman of integrity and
prosperity. Through your life I have been able to realize my dreams.
Through your accomplishments I have seen that it is possible for my every
hope to materialize.
You were there in my time of need to lend more than just a helping hand.
I will be eternally grateful to your memory and I will live my life in your
honor because you meant so much to me. You will be missed, but life has
no end only a beginning and as you move into another dimension heaven,
I know that your legacy will live on in the hearts of all the people that loved
you. I love you and with the closing of these lines I will no longer be a
woman filled with grief, only peace.
Love, Natasha

Army Sergeant Laura George
We really never got the opportunity to meet you, but based on what we
have heard about you, it seems that you were warm, wonderful and caring.
You will be missed because you were such a good person. No one can
or will replace you. You were always friendly, so considerate, so kind, full
of warmth, and generosity. We will miss the good personal traits that you
possessed. We know that you are another one of God's Precious Gem
chosen to join His Royal Court. May you rest in peace.
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Berice Francis & Family,
It is our strong belief when Lara passed on to lory he entered the
presAce of the Lord, for the Word of God says, "...to be abetm frm the
body is to be pre t wit the Lod."
It is written n Matthew 25:21, "His Lord sid uio him, well done thou
good and faithil servant...eaer thou la the joy of thy Lord" Take
comfort my sister in thee words for your danger La touched lives for
the glory of our Lord and our father and she will receive His promised
rewards.
May God bless and keep you all, always.



































































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