Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Isabella Anesta Anthony Ham
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Isabella Anesta Anthony Ham
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Isabella Anesta Anthony Ham
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
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Subject: Ham, Isabella Anesta Anthony
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: CA01300141
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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J4 Service of Thanksgiving
for the Life of









Dsabella Jnesta J nthrony 2lam
ecewmber 31, 1917 October 14, 1995
Funeral Service
Saturday, October 21, 1995
'Viewing: 8:00 8:45 am
Service: 9:00 am
St. Jndrew's lnglican Church
Officiating ... Severed Jt.mbrose umbs
Dnterment at westernn Cemetery Wo. 2
St. Thomas, virgin islands
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Survivors
DAUGHTER
Dorine Harrigan Webster
SON
Larry Thomas
BROTHER
Joseph Anthony
GRANDCHILDREN
Elroy Smith (Columbus), Mary Harrigan Parsons, Terrance Smith
(Shaheed), Earlene Smith, Lawrence Webster and Dean Webster,
Wanda Thomas and Larry Thomas, Jr.
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
Brica, Orisha and Cheryl Parsons, Ruejah Smith, Tamika Archer,
Shamika and Shanika Smith, Jaheed, Jahilah and JamiLah Smith,
and Michael A. Webster
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
Kanijah Joseph, KeAnu Smith
NIECES
Faustina Douglas, Elizabeth Collymore, Doraine Anthony,
Ruby Anthony and Bernice Skelton
NEPHEW
Kendall Anthony
SON-IN-LAW
Dudley A. Webster


pallbearers
Elroy Smith, Terrance Smith, Lawrence Webster,
Dean Webster, Lawrence Nibbs, Michael Harrigan

honorary ?albearers
Dudley A. Webster, Kendell Anthony, Kenneth Parsons,
Vernon Tumbull, Austin Harrigan












3sabela Jlnesta J4n. dony 2fam

1917 1995
Today, we have come to My goodbye to Isabella, who was a very loving and
caring person. Isabella Anesta Anthony Ham was born to Alfred and Amelia
Anthony on December 31, 1917 in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola, BVL Her early educa-
tion was received at the Methodist Schools in Albion and Roadtown, Tortola.
Isabella was the mother of two children: Dorine and Larry. She was also married
for a short time.
Like many young people of her day, she migrated to St. Thomas in search of
employment to support her two children and other family members. But her
sojourn in St. Thomas was short-lived. Although poor, Isabella was very proud.
She did not tolerate foolishness or many of the indignities that were meted out to
her fellow Tortolians. So she returned to her homeland.
In her early adult life she became ill and spent many years in Peebles Hospital.
Though her formal education was limited, Granny was very articulate and had
a great love for reading. She kept up with the latest happenings; whether news or
fashion. It was expected of the grandchildren and great-granchildren to be able to
hold a conversation or else she would inquire, lovingly 'What am I feeding you
for.' She was very patient with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She
never complained that she was too tired to take care of them. Even if she did not
feel welL
Granny did not believe in wasting a day. She considered sleeping beyond 6:00
a.m. a great sin. She was a true homemaker. Meals were always ready on time
daily, whether she used a coal pot or a stove, and her other household chores wer
done. She was not afraid of working hard or completing all the chores herself.
Another positive trait was thriftiness. She believed in putting aside something for
a rainy day. Like all of us she had her faults, but she overcame them.
Granny, in her own way prepared us for her death. She always spoke about
every family having to pay the earth. She believed that it was necessary to have a
relationship with God. She often said to me, 'If you don't know him, how do you
expect him to know you.' She enjoyed attending Church, signing hymns and
saying her prayers daily.
Granny suffered for 16 years with diabetes and she fought it pretty well, bu
during the end of 1994, she started saying things like 'I am waiting for the hour,'
or 'One day when you come out here (in Estate Nadir) I won't be here.' With th
turn of 1995 her suffering intensified and she was disgusted and weary of being
ill. We are not saddened by her passing, but thankful to God for taking her, as she
was in severe pain daily and had grown tired of the struggle. Deliverance came on
October 14,1995, when she quietly passed away from us for that long sought-afte
rest
Because of her great faith in God, I know she shall sleep, but not forever.
Granddaughter, Eleano
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Order of servicee
THE PREPARATION
RECEPTION OF THE BODY ................... Prayer Book, pg. 466
EULOGY .......................................... Mary Pasos
THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD
ENTRANCE HYMN .............................. The Strife Is Oer
THE BURIAL ANTHEMS ....................... Prayer Book,pg. 491
THE COLLECT ............................ Prayer Book, pg. 493
THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
FIRST READING: Isaiah 61:1-3 ......................Erica Parsons
To Comfort Those Who Mourn
PSALM 23 ......................... ............ Prayer Book, pg. 476
SECOND READING: Revelations 7:9-17 ........ Mrs. Ezmie Callwood
God Will Wipe Away Every Tear
HYMN ............................. We Shall Gather At the River
THE HOLY GOSPEL John 14:1-6 In My Father's House Are Many Rooms
THE HOMILY
THE APOSTLES' CREED ..................... Prayer Book, pg. 4%
THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE ............... Prayer Book, pg. 497
THE CONCLUDING COLLECT ............. Prayer Book, pg. 496
THE PEACE
THE HOLY COMMUNION
OFFERTORY SENTENCE
OFFERTORY HYMN ........................... How Great Thou Art
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING ............... Prayer Book, pg. 367
THE LO)RDS PRAYER .................... Prayer Book, pg. 364
THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD .............. Prayer Book, pg. 364
INVITATION TO COMMUNION
COMMUNION HYMN .............. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
POSTCOMMUNION PRAYER ................ Prayer Book, pg.498
THE COMMENDATION
PRAYER BOOK ....................................... pg.&499
THE BLESSING
RECESSIONAL HYMN ............................ And Can It Be

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THE COMMITTAL
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Mother... I am taking this time to sy a spedal thank you and good-
bye. You gave of yourself unselfishly by caring for me and my children
without complaining. Now that you are gone, you have left an empty
space in my life that only time can heal I will cherish the memories of
you. May you have eternal rest, until we meet again,
Your loving daughter, Dorine

Cranny Belle ...Thank you for the good deeds and the things that you
taught to make us who we are today. Thank you for being loving, caring
and hardworking, and always willing to listen or intercede on our behalf,
even if you did not agree with the way we did things. The Lord has his
reasons for taking you away to help you live in a better place. To stop the
sorrow, fears and tears and make us always be happy for future years.
Rest in peace.
Grandchildren: Eroy, Elamor, Terrana, Eararne, Lawrenmc ad Dean

Granny Belle... You took care of us well through all the years gone by.
Never once we heard you complain, though we sometimes were a hand-
fuL Grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, you stood by us all caring,
feeding, teaching simple things to help us stand tall. Oh great-rand-
mother, why, why, did you have to suffer so. Suffering for so many years,
with this sickness that wouldn't let go. Because of your care, we feel
indebted to you for life. We hope that the joys we gave you by just being
around can foot the bill. We love you,
Grmat-grndcildren: Erica, Orish, Ruejas. and Cherl.


The family wishes to express their thanks,
love and appreciation fr all the sympathy,
support and encouragement given to us
during Mrs. Ham's illness and her passing
shown in in e form of telephone calls,
visits at the hospital, and prayers.
We say a heartfelt thank you and God bless yo all.

The Fmily


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