Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Melvin Decente Jackson, Sr.
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Melvin Decente Jackson, Sr.
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Melvin Decente Jackson, Sr.
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Jackson, Melvin Decente, Sr.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
 Notes
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.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: CA01300185
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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Melvin Decente Jackson was the fourth of eight child en
born to the late Anthon and Delphine Jackson. He was born on
St Thomas on June 30,1938.
As a child, he attended Sts. Peter and Paul Elementary
School, later on transferring to the Charlotte Amalie High School
from which instituon he graduated in June of 1958.
As a young man, Melvin (more affectionately called
"Bart" by most of his relatives and close friends) was very ac-
tive in sports. He was an excellent baseball pitcher. He pitched
for the CA.H.S. varsity team during the late 1950's. He later
played single A and double A baseball, where he pitched for
such teams as the Falcons and Braves. He participated in
several all-star baseball teams representing St. Thomas against
other Caribbean islands.
After a brief period of service in the U.S. Army, he stu-
died Electrical Engineering at Chicago Technological Institute
in Chicago, Illinois.
He was married in the Spring of 1966 to the former Edris
Foy of St. Thomas. This union produced three children Melvin
Jr., Michael and Amy. Melvin loved his family dearly. He was
a good husband and devoted father to his children. A few days
before he died he reminded them how much he loved them. As a
father and bigger brother, he did not hesitate to exercise disci-
plinary measures when necessary.
His life has touched the lives of many of us who knew and
understood him.
After a brief career of service to the aty of New York, his
health began to fail. On Monday, January 20, 1986, shortly after
sunset, he was called to retire from this earthly existence. He
leaves to mourn his wife, Edris, his four children, and a host of
other relatives and friends.
May he be granted the serenity of a peaceful rest, in Jesus.








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Commnion Hymn ................... I am The Brad of Life
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