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ANTHONY ALOYSIUS JACKSON a/k/a ANTHON JACKSON
October 25,1909 Apr 11, 1984
Anthony Aloysdus Jackson was born in Piedeikted, St. Crolx, U.S. Virgin
Islands on October 26, 1909. Hie was o f ine children of the late Roxelea and
Joseph M. Jackson. Early in 1913 the family moved to the island of St. Thomas -
Anthon was just three years of age at that time. He was a very unasaming young
man as he attended elementary school on St. Thomas during those early yean.
Because of economic reasons, it was necessary for Anthon to commence
working at the age of 14. He started working for the West Indian Company which
produced electrical power to St. Thoma at tht tihe. He rapidly learned the trade
and subsequently became a licensed electrician. He was employed by all of the
companies supplying power to St. Thomas between the years 1924 and the present.
Dunng the 1940's and 1950's, he was well known around St. Thomas for turning
the street lights on each evening and taking them off each morning.
lie was involved in baseball in the Virgin Islands as a member of the old
Pirates baseball team. Anthon was noted for his ability to throw a baseball both
righthanded and lefthanded, though he was a natural lefty. During this period of
time most of his friends called him "Dick." He pitched as well as played the out.
Anthon was also involved in music in our community. His love for the mus-
ical arts caused him to be involved in sch groups a the Quadrille, in which he
actively danced for many years. He also sang as a member of the Bell Air Choir
who seranaded many homes at Christmas as well as other special occasions during
As a father and husband, Anthon was very devoted to his family. This at-
tribute was recognized by all; and he earned great respect ftom his friends and
neighbors. Even though an introvert by nature, he was firm and sicer as he guided
his children to maturity, e was an excellent provider totally selfsacrificing.
During the 1930's and 1940's he was involved politically as an active member
of the Progressve Guides party. He believed in air treatment to al and in building
better friendship and goodwill among all Virgin Islande.
After 50 years of service to our community as a licensed electrician working
for the various companies distributing electrical power to our community, as well as
performing private contractual jobs, including wiring hundreds of homes and
businesses throughout our community, he retired from the active sce in 1976.
Even during his retirement, be continued to give advice to many of his friends
and neighbors regarding matters dealing with repair of appliances, gene electrical
problems, politics, etc., as he socialied each day under the bungaow at he martat
Anthony Aloysius Jackson a real gentleman, loved by all who knew hbn, was
called to rest on Wednesday, April 11, 1984, following a brief ilnes. May he ret in
ORDER OF SERVICE
Entrance Hymn ................. Jesus Lover of My Soul
First Reading....................... Lam. 3:17-26
Anna Mae Comment
Responsorial Palm ..........................Psalm 23
Second Reading..........................Rom. 6:3-9
Anna Mae Comment
Offertory Hymn ........................ Take My Hands
Communion Hymn ....... 0 What Could My Jesus Do More
Meditation.............................In the Garden
Eulogy..........................Mr. Raymond George
Executive Director, WAPA
Special Music...................... Out of the Depths
Recessional Hymn................. How Great Thou Art
Celebrant................. Rev. Joseph Bertrand, C.S.S.R
March to Western Cemetary No. 2.... "Departed Comrades"
(St. Thomas Community Band)
Special Music (Cemetary):.... St. Thomas Community Band
Bel Aire Choir
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When He calls I must obey
and leave my love ones behind
I gave you memories
of me that dwell within your mind
With love I beg each of you not
to hold on to your grief
Instead I ask you to face
each day with strength, joy and peace.
And to this I must also add
that I am not forever gone
I am with everyone of bu as
long as you live on.
And we will all meet someday
In God's Kingdom above
For when He calls we must
obey and leave memories with those we
Wanda C. VanPutten
Anthon Jackson Jr.
HONORARY PALL BEARERS
Allen Van Putten
Eleanor Jackson (Thomas)
Doreen Jackson (Van Putten)
Suan Jackson (Hewitt)
Liston A. Jackson
Anthony Jackson, Jr.
Roy D. Jackson
Keith A. Jackson
GREAT GRAND CULDRJU
And a Host of Relatves, and 7lsnb