Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Hugo Denzil Jackson
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Hugo Denzil Jackson
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Hugo Denzil Jackson
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Jackson, Hugo Denzil
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
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: CA01300184
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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1926 1982

Thursday, February 18. 1982
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
St. Thomas. Virgin Islands
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'L. November 2, 1926 February 11, 1982

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.u' go Denzil Jackson was born on November 2. 1926 on the island
". r of St. Thomas. He was the sixth of a family of ten children.
SHis mother and father were second generation grocers and it was in
Their shop that he received his early business training.
t His early education started in Miss Ramsey's School in Garden
S. j Street and continued at Lincoln School (presently J. Antonio Jarvis
S School). He later attended the Charlotte Amalie High School from
which he graduated in 1946. He than entered the U.S. Army where he
achieved the rank of Sergeant.
*' Hugo became a father for the first time in 1947 with the birth of
his son, Arie. In 1954 he married Bernice Petersen, a union which
produced a son and daughter, Myron and Sharon. During that period
She worked as a supervisor at Old Town Corp. in New York.
Following the death of his mother, he returned to the Virgin
Islands where he engaged in many business activities. These included
Management of Ohanio Jackson's Grocery (family business) and super-
S vvisory work in the 1960 census.
Hugo and Bernice later became proprietors of Jackson Service
SCenter (formerly Peterson's Grocery) and began operation also of their
own toy store.
: { Always active in church affairs, Hugo was steadfast in his devo-
tions and contributed generously to many congregations. He was a
S. staunch believer in the redeeming power of the Christian faith. Hugo's
church affiliations included lay reading, choir, and member of the
S,< Memorial Moravian Church Board.
-; He joined the Apostolic Faith Church and was baptized after
accepting Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He also served on the
Apostolic Faith Church School Board and choir. Yet he found time to
join the St. Andrew's Male Chorale and Men's Club. He was recently
installed as secretary of St. Andrew's Men's Club.
SHe loved the Virgin Islands and had faith in its potential. This
Swas exemplified in his involvement in civic organizations: Tau Frater-
S nity, JC's, Gideon's, Small Business Association, Hibiscus Society,
S Investment Club, Gasoline Association. Small Business Action Council,
S and many other organizations.
i He was a well-respected political and social philosopher who was
S never too busy to lend a sympathetic ear or offer advice based on his
wide experiences and studies. His respect for books was legendary. He
believed in himself, but more so he believed in his people. His gener-
osity and devotion to his customers knew no bounds.
He will be greatly missed by those who came to know him,
especially his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

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WI FE Bernice P. Jackson

UGHTER Sharon Jackson

SONS Arie Arie
Myron Jackson

SISTERS lanthe Jackson Peets
Christophena Jackson
Luella Jackson Williams

OTHERS Enrique Jackson
Ira Jackson
Franz Burton Jackson
Llewellyn Jackson

R-IN-LAW Maude Clendinen Petersen

R-IN-LAW Valdemar Petersen

AUNT Emmie Schemedes

and several nephews, nieces
and cousins




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n New Year's Day at Hugo's home we ate, talked and sang
With youngsters and oldsters of every file and rank
But today, the gracious host is no more
Gunned down just outside his very door.

Hugo served his community for many years
Now all we can give him is our vale of tears .
He was a good husband and a good father
Yes, he was also a good brother.

What can we learn from Hugo's tragic passing
To prevent such hideous acts from recurring
Let us come together like on that New Year's Day
And ask for God's guidance and wisdom as we pray.

Hugo would recommend that we seek God's intervention
And ask our Maker to help us find the solution
So let his passing serve us in our great need
That in all we do, we ask God our Father to lead.

Yes, he was like a brother
Let his death not be in vain
But strive to love each other
In God's Holy Name.

-Rufus A. Graham

eC, ugo, or "Jacko" as he was affectionately called, was associated
with us since we entered the eighth grade at Charlotte Amalie High
After graduation, each went his own way to pursue his chosen
career. After a few years, when members of the class began to return
home. we banded ourselves together, with Hugo as our leader, a posi-
tion which he held until his death. We respected his decisions, worked
closely with him and enjoyed his genuine fellowship.
Our meetings were mixed with prayer, refreshments and good fel-

lowship as we shared experiences and planned activities or just sat and
During our last Caribbean cruise in the summer of 1981, we felt an
even closer bond of fellowship among the group, for we were grateful
to God for the protection of the group from harm and danger.
Hugo will be missed, for he was not only a beloved husband, father
and classmate, but also a brother, peacemaker, comforter and spiritual
advisor. His life not only touched the lives of his family and classmates,
but everyone with whom he came in contact.
Hugo's untimely death has left us all saddened, but we are assured
that he is with the One whom he loved and served by his exemplary life
here on earth.
Our prayer is that we too shall join him in the beyond, and renew
the fellowship we have had with him for the past 40 years.

CAHS Class of 1946

Shave just learned of the demise of Mr. Hugo Jackson, and I
am both saddened and outraged by his death.
I hope that each and every law abiding member of this community
feels the sense of outrage that I do at this moment. I know for a fact
that many are outraged and that many despair.
But I plead with all who love our islands to stop at this moment
and make a firm resolve that no longer will we despair no longer
will we sit by and allow this senseless carnage to dominate our every
move, our very lives.
Let us resolve that from this moment we will carry forward a sym-
bolic banner of protest against the forces of evil among us and deter-
mine that we will take our destiny into our own hands, instead of
allowing our destiny to be decided by merciless killers in our midst.
Let us resolve that Mr. Jackson's death will serve to kindle a flame
of determination to return law and order to this community. Mr.
Jackson led a productive and a good life and a life of service to others.
For him to come to this revolting, unnatural end is a travesty against
the decency and goodness he brought to his existence ... and it must
surely be repulsive to every god-fearing individual among us.
This community has risen above scores of adversities.

tnonotata a/leaieu1 ,:

Bassanio David
Mario DeWindt ,
Earl Finch
Geraldo Guirty
Kenneth Lindqvist
John Maduro
Valdemar Petersen
Conrad Pinney
Alexton Richards
Henry Richardson
Cephus Rogers


Leopold Christian
Franklyn Ferdinand "
Rudolph V. Foy
Rufus,A. Graham
Floyd Jackson
Llewellyn Jackson
Myron D. Jackson
Ohanio James
James Moorehead
Claude Simmonds

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y father was a good husband, father, brother.
uncle. nephew, godfather. cousin, and friend.
SHe has finished his course
He has fought a good fight
' He has won the battle.

His works show what kind of a man he was
He labored with his lovd ones and with his business
He sought to satify the young and the old
S He lovd every man according to his deds.

Everywhere he went he was admired by others
His gleaming smile touched the dep side of others
His character was unique and genuine
He imported wisdom. knowledge. and
understanding to help his people.

My father was man of order and discipline
His life has been an example to many
." Let us continue to hearken unto the words of thy servant
Lat us not go ignorant in our wys after we ha been warned
For my father ha been instrumental
in conveying God's word to his people.

His walk with Jesus Christ has touched the lives of many
He has been a veel of praise unto our Lord
He a precious in the light of God and his fellow brethren
He s a child of the living God.

Ye.s my father is a jwel in the eyes of our Savior
He is a jewel in the eyes of the community
So. let us wake up so we can be a jewel in the eyes of Our Lord!

- Myron and Sharon Jsc*w

There is a way I know there is a way to rne above this plague of
crime now upon us. In our prayers for Mr. Jackson. let us vow. "there
is a way and we shall find it."

Srwnor Ruby M. Rouu
Prsidt. Fourtnth LiaMiueno

th deep sadness and justifiable outrage. I learned of the death
of my good friend Hugo. I wih to extend to you and your family my
smeare condolences.
If any thought can assuage your gref. it surely must come from
the m wave outpouring of residents of thee islands to offer blood. .
comfort, hope and support immediately following his arrival at the
hospital. Your husband lived good, productive nd purposeful life.
The attack against him constituted an attack against all lw abiding
residents of this community and has left us resolute in our detrmine-
tion to put an and to such callous disregard for human life.
At this very sd time for you, my family oans me in expressing the
hope that God will comfort and sustain you now and n the difficult
days head.
Henry A. Million
Lt. Gowmv or of the Virpk Islands

Swas with extreme sorrow that I learned of the passing of
Hugo Denzil Jackson. A highly respected nd devoted civc-minded in-
dividual. Mr. Jackson possessed an affectionate and warm personality
that endured him to his many friends throughout the Virgin Islands.
He will be greatly missed for his quiet but significant contribu-
tions to the business, civic and cultural life of our islands. He was
deeply religious and actively involved in the work of the Gdeons.
an organization which places bibles in public institutions, and he also
loved to participate in the affairs of his church.
Despite his many civic interests and business commitments. Mr.
Jacr-on always had an encouraging word for those who came n con-
tact with hni 'i will long be remembered by all of us.
Mrs. Luis and I loin the people of the Virgin Islands in offering
our heartfelt condolences to tie fnamly of Hugo Jackson. We mutually
share in your loss
Jun Luis
Governor of the Vkirp Island

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