Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Volney Ezekiel Jackson
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Volney Ezekiel Jackson
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Volney Ezekiel Jackson
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Jackson, Volney Ezekiel
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
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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: CA01300187
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 Loving Memory

Volney Ezekiel Jackson
1909 1993

Funeral Service
Tribay, June 11, 1993
Viewing: 10:00 to 11:00 am
Creque's Funeral Home Chapel
Service: 11:30 am
Memorial Moravian Church
Rev. Dr. Charles Peters, Officiati5
Interment at Western Cemetery
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Norman Dawson, Sr., Albert Jurgen
Emile Jackson
Elmira Dawson, Misades Jurgen
Utha Lindow, Lula Christian
Desmond Christian
twelve grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren

Rudolph Slack, Floyd Anthony, Albert Jurgen,
Pedro MacDonalds, Ralph Henley, Lucian Samuel

Honorary Pallbearers
Norman Dawson, Jr., Ted Rohan

VoHlne Jackson
FEBRUARY 9,1909 JUNE 4,1993

Volrey Jackson was born in St. John, Virgin Islands
on February 9, 1909, to Ezekiel Jackson and Clarita
Dalmida Jackson. He attended the John Folly School
on St. John.
During his adult life, he held several government
jobs which included sailing between St. Thomas, St.
Thomas and Puerto Rico as a merchant marine. He
also worked as a signal operator for the St. Thomas
Harbor Department; at Knud Hansen Hospital as a
laundry attendant; as a prison guard at Fort Christian;
and as a security guard at the Charlotte Amalie High
School until his retirement at the age of 65.
He was very fond of sailing, fishing and playing
cricket. He was married to the late Maria Christian
Volney Jackson, a reserved, meticulous, highly disci-
plined person, yet very personable to those who knew
him well, expired on Friday, June 4,1993. May he rest
in peace.

Orber of Service

OPENING SENTENCES ................................. p87-89

HYMN ............................ What a Friend We Have in Jesus

FIRST SCRIPTURE READING ............................ Psalm23

SECOND SCRIPTURE READING ................. Revelation 21:1-7

HYMN ................................. The Lord's My Shepherd


PRAYERS .............................................. pg. 89-92

HYMN ................................... Hark! Hark, My Soul


In Conbolence...
To comfort you... The are three ways which can be of great help to
meet your bereavement. irstly, the free gift of God, which is eternal life.
Life for your father did not begin when he was borm, nor did it cease when
he died. You will be bereaved, but remember that you will not overcome
your father's death by dwelling upon the thought of his death, any more
than you can overcome weakness by dwelling on weakness.
Please! Try to overcome whatever weakness you may have encoun-
tered over these trying days by using your God-given strength. The better
you use strength, the more it will increase. Place your emphasis upon life
and the mor completely you express life the more your life will increase.
Secondly, Mr. Dawson, love is mightier than death. Have you ever
read the fairy story of the "Magic Cloak of Invisibility? Well, the body is
the opposite of this. The body is the cloak of visibility. It enables us to be
visible to one another. The beautiful body is the instrument by which the
love in us can be expressed on the physical plane of being. It is very
valuable, wonderful, and the important gift given to us from the Lord.
We should care for it, but one day it must be put to rest. Yes, your father
did care for his body. Nevertheless, his age, and several factor of life
dictated that his maker call him home. Your father is visible where you
can actually touch him today and far away tomorrow but, due to your
love for him, he will remain close and dear to you forever. You will sense
that closeness when your strength enables you to reminisce on the won-
derful days you both shared.
Thirdly and finally, my mother's mother always said to me: Grief is
selfish because grief for the departed is not usually grief for them. In
reality, seldom do we worry that the dead have not made peace with God.
but because we are separated from them. To take from bereavement its
greatest power is to inflict pain and grief to ourselves. Please do not
grieve, the Lord has done His part, He has taken your father into His
kingdom, and brought your loved ones from several miles away in order
to see that, that weary body is laid to rest. You have done the work of
several men and troupers in caring for your father. Therefore, better than
grieving, please make your life a noble testimony to your family. Being
the head and being strong will enable all to carry on during these trying
days. God's blessings.
Ezmie Catlwood

To Norman Dawso Sr....
Do not weep my friend
You loved your father, but God loved him more
Prayer will heal your wounds
Believe in God, believe that "God is Spirit"
Believe in the creative power of thoughts
Transform those thoughts into words
Believe that God has heard your prayer
Then, you will eale that your aher
Is in the kingdom of heavm safe in the arms of his creator.
yourfriend, Rudy Slak

It is not easy accepting the loss of one dear and close to us. Neverthe-
less, the Lord giveth and He taketh. We wish we had the right words of
comfort for you. We pray that God would give you the faith and strength
to bear your pain and sorrows in this trying time. Be strong ask God to
save your loved one's soul. Ask Him to prepare a place for him in heaven.
We pray that your wounds will rapidly heal. Blessings in the name of the
Ezmie F. Catlwood
Office Mnager fr Mainenance Staff

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