Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Lelas M. X. Gifft
CITATION THUMBNAILS PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/CA01300122/00001
 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Lelas M. X. Gifft
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Lelas M. X. Gifft
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Gifft, Lelas M. X.
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: CA01300122
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.

Full Text

I._


,34n *kimovriam


LELAS MARIA XENIA FORDE GIFFT
December 6, 1921 December 2, 1979


STS. PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH
St.Thomas, Virgin Islands

December 5, 1979
3:00 P.M.


cs~s~~ ~Q z lm %AQ,


ia
:4 iVe C4I6











Lelas Maria Xenia Forde Gifft began her sojourn through life on
December 6, 1921. She represented the very first bundle of joy to
her proud parents, the late Volcey Forde and the very gracious
Eugenie Maria Tranberg Forde, herself, midwife to a substantial
percentage of our St. Thomas population. In her earlier years, Lelas,
as she was affectionately called, attended the Catholic Parochial
School and later attended and graduated from the Charlotte Amalie
High School.

Lelas one day directed all of her attention to the man to whom she
would devote the rest of her life, Mr. James Gifft, Sr., and following
their betrothal and marriage, were the proud parents of five children
with whom they enjoyed a very closely knitted family relationship.
To her children Lelas was a devoted mother, confidant, companion,
counsellor, and a good friend and buddy.

Mrs. Gifft managed the family's business for years in their operation
of "Gifft's Grocery and Meat Market" at its Seventh Day Adventist
Street location. She became affiliated with the St.Thomas Business
and Professional Women's Club (BPW) and served as its president
from May 1978 to April 1979. She was an active member of the
Catholic Daughters of America (CDA) and the Friends of Denmark
Organization.

Lelas will be best remembered for her extraordinary qualities of
gentleness, humility and an ever present sense of peace of mind
which she exuded.

Lelas Maria Xenia Forde Gifft departed this life peacefully on
Sunday, December 2, 1979 at 2:45 A.M.

May God grant eternal rest to her in her sojourn on his closer side.


r~~ ~~ ~~~~ w-
~~~ mm mm mm o~a uv u,








ORDER OF SERVICE


Entrance Hymn Amazing Grace Hymn 170 ........... Page 120

First Reading Wisdom 3: 1-9 ............... Mr. Elliot Thomas

Responsorial Hymn 192
Just A Closer Walk With Thee ............... .Page 134

Second Reading Romans 6: 3-9 ................ Mrs. Alda John

Alleluia Catholic Burial Rite .........................Page 9

Gospel- The Holy Bible ...................... John 11: 17-27

Homily ..............................Bishop Edward Harper

Offertory Hymn Hymn 124
What Can My Jesus Do More? ................ .Page 89

The Communion Hymn Hymn 103
I Am The Bread of Life ..................... Page 71

Meditation Hymn
Let There Be Peace on Earth ........... Miss Faye Moon

COMMUNION PRAYER

Eulogy............................... Dean Thomas Gibbs
Episcopal Church

FINAL COMMENDATION

Recessional Hymn
The Battle Hymn of the Republic 198........ .Page 139












PALLBEARERS


Olric Forde
James Gideon Gifft, Jr.

Joel Clement Gifft


Ashre Forde
John Milton Gifft


Delroy Gifft


HONORARY PALLBEARERS


Roy Ellington Hodge, Jr.
Bernard Prince
Alberto Hill
Alphonse Gifft


Wilton Hodge
Colville Lewis
Otto Tranberg
Roy Daniel


f
lip







SURVIVORS


James Gideon Gifft, Sr. ......................... Husband

Mrs. Eugenie Forde .............................. Mother

CHILDREN

James Gideon Gifft, Jr.
John Milton Gifft
Joel Clement Gifft
June Gloria Gifft
Lorraine Mercedes Gifft Vialet


DAUGHTERS IN LAW

Yvonne Gifft
Lorraine Gifft

SISTERS

Ralda Forde Petersen
Alden A. Forde

BROTHERS

Olric Forde, Sr.
Ashre Forde

NEPHEWS AND NIECES


Roy Hodge II
Wilton Hodge
Jean Forde
Olric Forde, Jr.
Elma Forde
Glen Forde


Bernice Gifft


Beatrice (Pinky) Forde
Velma Forde
Jenifer Forde
Cheryl Forde
Jacklyn Forde
Phyllys Gifft


SISTERS- IN LAW

Velma Forde
Ena Harrigan

BROTHER IN LAW

Alphonse Gifft

Grandchildren................................. Thirteen

Great Grand Daughter ........................ Shekenshe Gifft


%!& ............. I~ ~ '~




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs