Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Eunice Winifred Huggins
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Eunice Winifred Huggins
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
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Language: English
Creator: Estate of Eunice Winifred Huggins
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Subject: Huggins, Eunice Winifred
Human relations
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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: CA01300169
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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In Celebration


and


In Loving Memory


Eunice Winifred Huggins
March 27, 1912 July 6, 1995


FUNERAL SERVICE
Monday, July 17,1995
Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Estate Tutu


VIEWING 9:00 am
SERVICE 10:00 a.m.
INTERMENT
Western Cemetery


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Survivors

BROTHER
Fred Doyling
SONS
Lawrence Hanley, Lloyd Phillip, and Patrick Phillip

DAUGHTERS
Vema Gomez, Oretha Grillin, and Sonia Mussenden
DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW
Joyce Hanley, Rita Phillip, and Grace Phillip
SONS-IN-LAW
Wilbert Gomez, Joseph Griffin, Levi Mussenden

27 Grandchildren
12 Great-Grandchildren
SPECIAL COUSIN
Greta Woods
SPECIAL NIECE
Ruth Thomas
SPECIAL FRIENDS
May Burke, Agatha Dunlop, Georgia George, Sis. Walters,
Germaine Baird, and Mary Peter Vivian Faulkner
and many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention



Pallbearers
Lloyd Phillip, Patrick Phillip, Joseph Griffin, Wilbert Gomez,
Glenville Gomez, and Herbert Brown

Honorary Pallbearers
Bro. Francis, Harold Hodge, Al Gooding, Ezra Gomez,
Hesketh Peter, and John Ryan






Eunice Winifred.Huggins
March 27, 1912 July 6, 1995

Eunice Winifred Huggins was born at Middle-Island on March
27, 1912 on the island of St. Kills. She received her early education at
the Middle-Island Girls' Elementary School. At an early age, she
moved to Basseterre, where she found work first as a domestic then on
the Needmust sugar estate. Being an independent person, when she
became dissatisfied with her position, she left the employment of the
estate and ventured out on her own. She chose to be a food vendor and
prepared and supplied meals to the estate workers. It was hard work,
hut she persisted and through this she was able to achieve some degree
of independence. She had seven children (Lloyd, Lawrence, Oretha,
Verna, Patrick, and Sonia [Madeline preceded her in death]) who also
worked hard in support of her venture. However, she always worked
harder than the children, and everyone pulled his or her own weight,
even if reluctantly, at times. Although she was not highly educated,
she was highly intelligent and placed great value on the importance of
education. Had she been fortunate enough to have been born in an
intellectual environment, she would have achieved some degree of
academic excellence. In spite of the hard work, nothing except
sickness was an excuse good enough for the children's non-attendance
at school; and this was very rare. Her two other outstanding
characteristics were her sense of religion and her generosity; indeed she
was generous to a fault Many of the estate workers who patronized
her venture continued to receive meals after they were unable to pay
and some supplied some
form of labor to settle their debts. Older people were always welcome.
In her later years, her generosity bore fruit as the children of persons
she had assisted in years past, offered her their assistance, often at very
crucial moments.
She lived for the past 17 years on St Thomas where she was a
faithful member of the Shiloh S.D.A. Church. Her testimony in song
greatly encouraged the members.
On Thursday, July 6, 1995, after singing one of her songs,
"Good Night," she passed quietly to await the call of The Lifegiver.
Mama, you will be greatly missed by all those who knew and
loved you. We arc comforted, though, in knowing that you are asleep
in the arms of Jesus. We will miss you, but we look forward to the
morning when we shall meet, never to part again. Good Night, Mama.
"No parting words shall e'er be spoken. hI yonder home so fair.
But songs of joy. peace and gladness We'11 sing forever there.
We 'l never say goodbye in heaven. We'll never say goodbye
In that fair land of joy and song. We'll never say goodbye. "






Order ofService

AT THE CHURCH
Organ Prelude ........................................................ Heather Griffin

Instrumental Selections ............................................... Bro. Francis

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

Old Testament Reading .......... Psalm 23 .............. Hester Griffin

Prayer ........................................................................................ Elder

Special M usic ............We s all Behold Him ............ M elanie Barry

Poem ............. The Christsan's Good Night ........... Vrna Gomez

Special Music ......... It is Well With My Sou ..... Heather Griffin

Eulogy .................................................................... Melanie Gomez

Special Selection ............................................. Shiloh S.D.A. Choir

Sermonette ........................................................ Pastor J.R. Josiah

Closing Hymn ............................................... ......... Da b Day

Benediction .............................................................................. Elder

Recessional .......................................................................... Organ


AT THE CEMETERY

Song ................................................................................. Until Then
Scripture .................................................................................... Elder
Committal .......................................................... Pastor J.R. Josiah
Benediction .................................................... Pastor J.R. Josiah






















































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In Tribute
To Our Grandmother
You are not forgotten, Mama, nor will you ever he. As long as
memory and life last, we'll remember you. We miss you, our hearts
are sad. As time goes by, we'll miss you more. No one will fill the
vacant place you left. We will miss our phone calls to you. May your
soul rest in peace.
Love always, your grandchildren,
Heidi, Levi, and Nadine
To My Mother.
The bond we form is unbreakable. I realize that life must go on
without you in it My life will never be the same. There is hardly a
day that goes by when I don't think of you, Mother. Rest in peace
until we meet again. I love you always.
Your daughter,
Sonia
To Granny:
Although I am saddened by your sudden departure from this
life, I take comfort in knowing that you remained faithful to the end.
We will all miss your singing on WGOD on Friday nights. I hope to
meet you in the earth made new on that glorious morning when death
and sorrow will be no more.
Your granddaughter,
Hester
To My Mother
"There'll be no dark valley when Jesus comes to gather His
loved ones home." "However, we may not know the reason why dark
clouds so often vail the skies. But though my seas be smooth or
rough, the Lord knows why and that's enough."
You have lived a life to please the Lord. I will not sorrow as
others because I know that you have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as
your Savior and that's all that matters in this life.
Your son-in-law will greatly miss you. He always appreciated
your love and prayers on his behalf, and we know you appreciated all
the things he did for you. It was a pleasure for him to respond to your
calls.
We will strive to be faithful to meet you again.
Love,
your daughter & son-in-law
Oretha and Joseph Grillin






To Granny:
So many miles away, my heart is saddened by your passing.
However, I know that if I am faithful we will meet to part no more.
Your songs over the years have encouraged many, and even in your
passing, the memories of your songs will linger on. I will continue to
sing the songs of Zion and encourage others as you have done. Until
we meet to part no more.
Love, your granddaughter,
Hilma
To Granny:
I will always love you and miss you always.
Your loving grandson, Hollis

To Granny:
I am truly saddened by your sudden passing. As you await the
call of the Lifegiver, may all of us who remain keep faithful.
Your granddaughter
Hillarene
To Granny:
My earliest memories of you were the huge boxes that came
from St. Kitts, filled with mangoes, cassava bread, sugar cakes and
other goodies. I first saw you when I was eight years old and you
looked exactly the same as in a photo that had been taken many years
before. My more recent memories and these are my most treasured,
were the times I spent visiting with you, talking about your life; getting
the mangoes and 'dukono' you would set aside for me, when I was
on-island; meeting the folks who would come to visit and help you
with various things (their parents having been recipients of your
generosity); and most importantly, the worships you and I had
together. Your memory and love of singing amazed me. You carried a
tune excellently and if the song had six or eight verses, you knew them
all. I will miss the times I got to hear you on WGOD singing and
asking for prayers for the entire family. Granny, rest now from your
labors, you have fought the good fight. We will continue to work for
God's kingdom in this world. And I know that if I'm faithful. I he
there when our Savior says, 'Welcome home my child,' and we will
spend the ceaseless ages of eternity together with Him, where there will
be no more parting.
Love always,
your granddaughter
Heather





To Mama:
"Sleep on, beloved, sleep on and take thy rest, Lay down your
head upon your Savior's breast; We love thee well but Jesus loves thee
best Good-night, Good-night, Good-night." This was the last song
you sang for me at the hospital. You really took me by surprise, you
were really going home. You have left a lesson for the family to learn.
We're gonna all pull together. We know you loved the Lord with all
your heart, also your children and grandchildren and great-
grandchildren. I'm planning to see you on the Resurrection Morning.
We Love You
Your daughter and son-in-law
Verna and Wilbert Gomez
To Granny:
Sorry we couldn't be here. Our hearts are saddened at your
passing. We will always love you.
Your loving granddaughter and family
Carol, lan and Carlene
England
To Mama:
My heart was saddened to hear of your passing. The fondest
memories of you will always be in my heart, your beautiful songs will
be missed. We love you dearly. Rest in peace until we meet again.
Love
Your grandson, Glenville and family
To Mama:
You will truly be missed. We know you loved the Lord with all
your heart, and you are now out of your suffering. We love you, but
God loves you best. May your soul rest in peace until we meet again.
Your granddaughters, Mclanie & Charmaine
and Great-grandchildren
To Mama:
I'm very saddened to hear of your passing. I remember the
years you took care of me. Some of my fondest memories are of when
you would take me to sing at church and various functions. May your
soul rest in peace until we meet around God's throne.
Your granddaughter
Glenda






Mama:
I am saddened your sudden passing. I am glad I got to spend
some time with you a few weeks ago. At that time I had no idea it
would be the last time I would see you. Rest now. I will always love
you.
Your son and dauthter-in-law
Lawrence and Joyce Hanley
England

Mama:
We are sorry to see you go. We will always he thankful for
your love and care for us when we were younger. We will love you
always.
Shelley and Leroy
England


Granny:
We're sorry we could be with the rest of the family to say our
goodbyes to you. We'll miss you.
Your grandchildren
Glenroy, Denise, Karen, Errol,
Melanie, Lloyd, and Beverly
England
































acknowledgement
The family of Eunice Winifred Huggins would
like to thank all those who have through their
words of comfort and acts of kindness
have helped share in this time of bereavement.
May God richly bless you all.

ARRANGEMENTS. BY JOHN THOMAS FUNERAL HOME




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