Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Sydney George, Sr.
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Sydney George, Sr.
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Sydney George, Sr.
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: George, Sydney, Sr.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
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: CA01300116
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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,J 3lome going Celebration
3n movingg JAM ory of

Sydneyjeorge, Sr.
Sunrise: 3anuar 20, 1916
Sunset: Jpril 28, 1995

Friday, 4ay 5, 1995
rivate viewing: 6.00 7.00 pm
Crequ's Juneral 2ome
Saturday, JWAay 6, 1995
Timing: 900 9.45 am
Service: 10.00 am
St. ndrews episcopal Church
Dnterment at Western Cemetery lumber Two
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Arita George, Lois Tumbull, Brenda George,
Jean Andrews, Marigold Russell, Leila McFarlane,
Bodil Samuel Marva Dowling
Sydney Jr., Anthony, Calhem, Rodney, Veme,
Eric Sr., John and Evan George
Bobby Williams
Princess Motta, Thephena Dawson
Marigold Torres, Adeline Gibbs, Clarissa Durant,
Cynthelia Tumbull
Efel, Vancito and O'Dean George
Juana George, Wilma George, Alice Nielsen
Ludrick Gibbs, Vivian Durant, Marvin Tumbull
Caren, Caridad, Juliette, Betty, Nancy and Santanya George
Alfred Turnbull, Ashley Andrews, Sr.
Fifty Grandchildren, Twenty Great-Grandchildren
many other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends

Sydney George Jr., Calhem George Sr., Eric George Sr.,
Verne George, John George, Rodney Fahie George

2lmoorary Pal9bearers
Anthony George, Evan George, Efel George,
Vancito George, O'Dean George, Alfred Tumbull, Ashley Andrews, Sr.

S6ydney jeorge, Sr.
Sydney George Sr., beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and
great grandfather, the first born son of Rosalia George (nee Dawson) and
Charles Elias George was born in Tortola, British Virgin Islands on Janu-
ary 20,1916.
Sydney was influenced at a very early age by his grandparents Tina
and Edwin George and Momsel Dawson and Alexander Nelson. He left
Tortola at a very young age on the advice of his grandfather Edwin to live
in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. He travelled to St Croix, Virgin Islands
where he met and married the late Niresta Elderine Richards. They later
travelled to St Thomas where they took up their permanent residence.
Sydney was a hard working, ambitious young man. As a result of his
hard work he became the owner of a Grocery Store and a Trucking
Service. He was a very friendly, loving, and caring individual. His caring
attitude and concern for others was a trademark of his life. He was
always the first to lend a helping hand to others in need.
In 1967, Sydney relocated to New York. He met his current wife, Willie
Mae, in 1968. He was employed at Elmhurst General Hospital until his
retirement He was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and sang in
the Evangelistic Choir. He later became a member of the Rose of Sharon
Baptist Church.
Sydney departed this life on April 28, 1995 at Long Island Jewish
Medical Center. The word of God says that children are a heritage of God,
and he was blessed with twenty-one children. He loved his children to
whom he taught the instruction and understanding of God and the
benefits of good family relations. He was deeply committed to his chil-
dren receiving a good education and was always available to help in
every way. He spent quality time with them, did not spare the rod nor
did he spoil his children. He was loving, supportive and always expected
you to do your best We know that the Lord was set before Sydney and
that God showed him the path of life. He had the assurance, that to be
absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Today, he is in God's
presence where there is fullness of joy..

Order ofService

RECEPTION OF THE BODY ................... Prayer Book, Pg. 466
EULOGY .................................... Ashley Andrews, Sr.
ENTRANCE HYMN ............................ The Strife Is Oer
THE BURIAL ANTHEM ..................... Prayer Book, Pg. 491
THECOLLECT ............................ Prayer Book, Pg. 493
THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 61:1-3 ................. Jean Andrews
PSALMS 23 ............................... Prayer Book, Pg. 476
THE SECOND READING: Revelation 7-9-17 ......... Leila McFarlane
HYMN ................................. Will Your Anchor Hold
THE HOLY GOSPEL ................................. John 141-6
THE APOSTLE'S CREED ...................... Prayer Book, Pg. 496
THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE ............... Prayer Book, Pg. 497
THE CONCLUDING COLLECT ............... Prayer Book, Pg. 498
THE PEACE .............................. Prayer Book, Pg. 360
HYMN ..................................... How Great Thou Art
PRAYER ................................... Prayer Book pg. 499
RECESSIONAL HYMN ........... And Can It Be That I Should Gain

THE COMMITTAL ............. ........... Prayer Book, P.501

To perceive Sydney George Sr.'s presence is to understand the magni-
tude and kindness of his greatness.
Verne, Rodney, Sydney George r.

To me he was DAD, and you only get one. He talked to me, counseled
me, encouraged me, made sure I never quit on myself. My Dad was
focused on how I took care of my children. He marveled at how they felt
about me. Dad said, if I didn't love and care for them, they would not feel
the way they do about you. Dad's primary concern was about his
children, all of them and especially his grandchildren.
To me he was DAD, a tower of power and confidence. I love and
always admired him; wherever my Dad went, I was sure to go. I spent
many hours talking with him. I will treasure that time the rest of my life
for it was time well spent
I met his friends and business associates. It made me proud when I
was introduced as his child. They would say, you can see the resem-
blance. They would talk about the ways he helped them years ago.
DAD was compassionate, loving, supportive, and always expected
you to do your best We will always love him and most definitely miss
him But where he is, he feels no pain or sorrow. Almighty God, we
praise you and glorify you and ask that you bless and receive our Dad,
Sydney George, into your eternal and everlasting Kingdom.
Your son John and Caren, Sharif, Shenisa, Mucarni and Masi

We cannot change the past; We just need to keep the good memories
and the wisdom that you have given us. And with that wisdom you also
taught us how to love. And with that love, you also showed us how to
care; as you have cared for many. We are so very thankful that you
taught us how to love. You've given us some of the best advice while
growing up. That will always stay with us. And when we needed
someone to lean on, you were always there, even though it was thou-
sands of miles away. We knew that you were there for us. Dad, we love
you and will mis you
Daughter Lois andfamily

To My Loving Dad... You were the nict dad one could ever had.
You were a tar in my life. I will always remember that special bond that
we had. I love you, but God loves you best We can rest asured that you
have no more pain or suffering. Sleep on Dad, sleep on.
Your lorIng dsughtr Brnd

Grandpa... You were the only grandfather that I knew. Words cannot
express the way I feel today. I am going to miss you. May your soul ret in
etenal peace.
Your gr dsughter LdVerm

Dad... I give thanks to God Almighty for the times you spent on this
earth. Wayne, Delit Desiree, Aldis, r. and rank have been touched by
your prince, your love and your understanding. Our lives have been
richly blesed. To God we give the praise, the honor and the glory.
Your dnSghtr BWod and Famly

Der Grnddd ... I will sorely miss you. The ple ant time that we
hed together whenever I came to New York. We would lay on the bed
and talk about the old times for hours. Thank you for the wonderful
memorial. Thank you for being there for me. Ret in peace until be meet

Your SrMddaglpuer Debr and
camt GwndMugAu s Kis aid
KAhyr an Gradm on K&ri

Grandp You were a star in my e. There was nothing that I
couldn't speak to you about You knew how very mui I loved you and
entoyed time that we pent together. I will always r mber you.
May your oul rest in Eternal Peace.
Your ronm ElDon

Dear Ser ... Your Dad keep watch over you and yours forever
more. He is now counted among all the other tar in the sky and God
know each one of these Stars, like spirits, by their name. Now, your
father, Mr. George has started his new job and it will keep him very busy.

For you see, Mr George i helping to greet all the other new spirits who
arrive in God's care and keeping.
These Guiding Angels work a timelek day, watch you while you sleep
and as you go your way. We here on earth keep them busy they say, but
its God's love that makes them work that way.
You may think you can not see and touch your Dad but this should not
make you feel sad, for now his spirit will be within you, still giving that
little something that he knows you need to carry you through Life's Test
You know that The All Powerful always has a plan. we all start at the
top and we never end this life's cycle. We will all meet our love ones and
feel their touch again.
From our hearts with all our love
Kein and Crol Wet C r

I will lift up mine eye unto the hills, from whence comth my help.
My help cometh from the Lord, which made haven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved. he that keepeth thee will not
Behold, he that keepeth Irad hall neither umber nor sleep.
The Lord in thy keeper The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not mite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thy souL
The Lord shall prerve thy going out and thy coming in from thi time
forth, and even for ever more.
Sis Carisu Damer andmuly

We search for words to expr our sntimnt at a time like thi, and
we could find none more appropriate than dthe foowin God had not
pomi d skies always ble flower srewn pathways all our ive through.
God ha not promised nm without rain oy without row, peae with-
out pain, but God has promised strength for the day, gram for each
orrow, light on our way.
Sistrr Cyntla, Marn Turmbol.
Niame Nephe ad Grmdadldre

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