Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Mario A. Greaves
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Mario A. Greaves
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Mario A. Greaves
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Greaves, Mario A.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
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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: CA01300132
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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LOVING MEMORY


Mario Alphonso Greaves
1946 1992


VIEWING
Saturday, November 28, 1992
John Thomas Funeral Home ... 7:45 8:45 a.m.
Christ Church Methodist... 9-00 9-30 a.m.
SERVICE
Christ Church Methodist
9-30 a.m.
INTERMENT
Western Cemetery #1


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SURVIVORS
PARENTS... Samuel & Elisa Greaves
CHILDREN
Simone, Mario Jr., Derick & Lisa
GRANDCHILDREN
Tyrell, Derrick Jr., Raven-Simone, Khahil & Shukryyal
SISTERS
Sereta Threets, Mavis Sanders, Patricia McClean,
Carol Mondesire, Mintha Stout & Yvonne Wesselhoft
BROTHERS
Everett Oliver, Juanito Benjamin, Gerald James & Liston Greaves
NIECES & NEPHEWS
Everett Jr., Raymond, Loretta, Lillian, Cynthia, Shekima,
Dearn, Sydney, Bernard, Keith, Ecedro Jr., Dale, Hartley Jr.,
Abigail, Monique, Kimberly, Clincy, Diana, Vincent,
Juanito Jr., Sean, Dwayne, Michael, Jaime, Kenneth,
Rend Allison, Denise, Juanita, Shanna, Hyllis & Keith
GREAT-NIECES & -NEPHEWS
Avinel, Aaron, Sydney Jr., Sergio, Ira Jr., Kishma, Natasha,
Denique, Sydoma, Keshela, LaKisha, Katica, Gregg, Charity,
Hannah, Donna, Linda, Keith Jr., Chad, Rodney, Vincent III, Travis,
Steven, Dominique, Everette III & Cavinel Jr. (great-geat-nephew)
AUNTS
Sylvanita Rhymer, Christalia Testamark,
Laurice Fahie & Clothilda Stanley
UNCLES
George Pickering, Calvin Tumbull, Joseph Greaves
Ivan Tumbull & Sheffield Roberts
GREAT-AUNTS & -UNCLE
Frances Claxton, Idalia Joseph & Aaron Tumbull
SPECIAL FRIEND... Delma Bibby
SISTERS-IN-LAW ... Phyllis Benjamin & Mary Oliver
BROTHERS-IN-LAW ..: Elroy McClean & Ecedro Wesselhoft Sr.
SPECIAL GODMOTHER ... Mrs. Elaine George
Other Close Relatives & Friends


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EULOGY
MARIO ALPHONSO GREAVES
July 10, 1946 November 20,1992

On July 10, 1946, in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, a set of twins
was born to Elisa and Samuel Greaves, whom they later named
Mario Alphonso and Marion Theresa Greaves. Marion preceded
her twin in death at infancy.

Mario or Breezo, as he was affectionately called by his peers,
grew up in the Savan area around Corner Richardson Bridge. He
received his primary and secondary education at the George
Washington, now Evelyn Marcelli, School and Charlotte Amalie
High School.

Mario, from a youth, loved and enjoyed his many friends. He
just couldn't remain indoors, even if he had to sneak to go outside.
His godmother, to keep him from frolicking and teasing his friends
outside, would dress him in her old dresses, but that sure didn't
deter him.

In 1965, Mario left St. Thomas to reside in New York. While
there he received training as a nurse technician and worked at
Mount Sinai Hospital for many years. He returned to St. Thomas in
1979 and was employed at the Knud Hansen Hospital, and later at
St. Thomas Hospital. Mario worked in various divisions such as the
operating room and the orthopedic clinic with Dr. Omitowojou.

All who knew Mario know that he loved life and enjoyed it
to the fullest. Especially at Carnival time, he could be seen playing
mas with Elskoe and Associates and playing drums with the Indi-
ans. He was a giving person who was always willing to help anyone
in his own way.

Mario leaves behind a loving family who will miss him
dearly. Farewell, Mario, our Son, Father, Brother and Friend. May
your soul rest in peace.



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Hymn to be sung prior to the start of Srvice ...
7 tM (Sankey) ... Fading Awsy like the Stars of the Morning

ORDER OF SERVICE

Opening Sentences ................................................ Rev. Oral Thomas
Congregational Hymn 538 .......... Whe a Frnd We Hfw in lesus
Responsive Psalm 121 ................................................Congre ati
Prayer .......................................................... ...... Rev. Oral Thic mu
Solo .............................................. ............................. Phyllis Ben~min
Scripture Readin ................................................ Eccr ia s 3:1-13
Dwayne BIjamin
... Romans 3039
Ecedro Wesselhoft. Jr.
Eulogy ....................................................................... Derrick Greves
Congregational Hymn ..................................... How Great Tho Art
Serm on ..................................................................Rev. Oral Thomas
Prayers................................................................... Rev. Oral Thomas
Congregational Hymn .................... .....Pr s Lo. Tate My Hand
(Ser e continues at the Greaidr)




PALLBEARERS
Derrick Greaves / Mario Greeves, Jr. / oseph Testamark
James Daniel / Michael Rhymer / Ralph Francis


HONORARY PALLBEARERS
Samuel Graves / George Pickering / Joseph Greves
Ivan Tumbull / Calvin Tumbull / John lyden
James Collins / Anthony Stridiron


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TRIBUTES ...

My Dear Mario,
We will miss you, Mario. There will always be a place in our
hearts for you. We all loved and admired your warm sense of
caring. You have been a good friend, buddy and a love of my life
that would never die. The Lord giveth and He taketh. We love you
and will miss you very much.
Love ... Delma, Lisa, Heidi & Grace

To Mario,
Sleep on, my dear Mario. Sleep on and take thy rest. Lay
down your head upon the Saviour's breast. We love you well, but
Jesus loves you best. Goodbye ... may your soul rest in peace.
... Auntie Laurice & Family

Mario,
Your sudden passing has left us in shock and with a void in
our hearts. Oh, how I will miss your voice calling out, "Hey, Sis."
Sleep on my beloved brother; take thy rest until we all meet as one
big happy family on that golden shore.
Your Sister ... Carol

My Baby Son,
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hethat heareth my words, and
believeth in Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not
come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." (John
5:24)
Mario, you left me so soon. I love you, but God loves you
more. May you rest in peace.
Love ... Mamie

My Dearest Brother,
Our time together on this planet seemed very short, but when
that golden daybreak and Jesus' face we all shall see, what a great
rejoicing that will be. I will always remember your cunning smile
and the sweet times we shared together. Even though we fought,
we fought because of our love for each other.
Love, your Sis ... Eve & Family



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Daddy,
You were always there for me when I needed you. You've
showed me Right from Wrong. Now that you are gone to a new life,
sleep on, beloved Father, and rest in peace.
Your Son & Grandson ... Derrick, Sr. & Jr.

Uncle Mario,
We feel like we are out in a storm. We are confused and hurt.
We asked the Lord to help us to understand Uncle Mario's death.
We all love and will miss you, but we will meet again, Uncle Mario.
We look forward to that day.
Your Nieces & Nephews ...
Diana, Vincent Jr., Juanita,
Sean, Shanna & LaKisha

Dearest Uncle Mario,
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ, our Lord." (Romans 6:23) I'll miss you, "Unk",
calling out to me as you passed by, "Niece, what you cook today?"
Also, the many weekends we spent together, listening and dancing
to the latest records will always be remembered.
Your loving Niece ... Dale

To Mario,
Light after Darkness; Gain after Loss;
Strength after Weakness; Crown after Cross;
Sweet after Bitter; Song after Fears;
Home after Wandering; Praise after Tears;
Sheaves after Sowing; Sun after Rain;
Light after Mystery; Peace after Pain;
Joy after Sorrow; Calm after Blast;
Rest after Weariness; Sweet Rest at last.

"Praise Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvel-
ous light." (1 Peter 2:9)
Your loving Sister... Pat


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Mario,
You always called me "Le, my first love". You're gone but not
forgotten. Our two beautiful children will always remind me of
you. I will always cherish the good times we shared together for the
past thirty odd years. Rest on, Mario, until we meet again.
... Aliecia



Uncle Mario,
MYSTERY OF PRAYER
Beyond that which words can interpret
or theology can explain,
The soul feels a "shower of refreshment"
that falls like the gentle rain
On hearts that are parched with problems and are
searching to find the way,
Somehow, attracts God's attention through
well chosen words as they pray,
Not knowing that God in His wisdom can sense
all man's wrong and woe,
For there is nothing man can conceal that God
does not already know ...
So pray in His presence and you'll find
no need to speak
For softly in silent communication God grants
you the peace that you seek.
... Helen Steiner Rice
Love always, your Niece ... Monique



Uncle Mario,
May you rest in peace until we meet again. We'll miss your
teasing and your chasing us about the house. We love you.
Your loving Nieces & Nephews ...
Denique, Alex, Kishma, Aaron, Peto & Tasha



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Mario Greaves began working as a Hospital Orderly on the
West Wing Unit of the Knud Hansen Memorial Hospital in July of
1980. He later joined the staff of the Central Supply where he
assisted in the packaging and sterilization of surgical instruments.
Upon moving to the St. Thomas Hospital and because of his
previous knowledge of Orthopedics traction procedures, he was
assigned to work in the Operating Room where he received train-
ing as an Orthopedic Technician. He made a valuable contribution
to the institution as he was the only employee who functioned in
this capacity.
On August 12,1992, Mario resigned from the staff of the St.
Thomas Hospital.
May he rest in peace.
... St Thomas Hospital Staff





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