Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Wilbur Victor Jackson, Sr.
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Wilbur Victor Jackson, Sr.
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Wilbur Victor Jackson, Sr.
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
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Subject: Jackson, Wilbur Victor, Sr.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
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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: CA01300188
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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Service of Triumph and Love

for


Wif6ur 1VictorJackson, Sr.
1926-1987


VIEWING
John Thomas Memorial Chapel... 12 noon 1:00 p.m.
Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church ... 1:30 2:00 p.m.
SERVICE
Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church ... 2:00 p.m.
INTERMENT
Western Cemetery No. 1

Thunday, October 8, 1987

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Survivors


MOTHER
Viola M. Jackson

SON
Wilbur V. Jackson, Jr.

BROTHERS
Sigurd Peteren, Sr., Frank and Laurence Jackson

SISTERS
Mildred Brooks, Mercedes and Doreen Jackson
Lorna Perez, Norma Simmonds, Sonia Setorie

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW
Anne Jackson

UNCLE
Sanserick Jackson

AUNTS
Ethlyn Simmonds, Ena Jackson

GRANDCHILDREN
Wilbur Jackson III, Matthew. Megan and Brianna Jackson

Many other Nieces, Nephews and Cousins


PALLBEARERS
Sigurd Petersen, Jr. / Al Simmonds / Jaime Perez, Sr.
Federico Perez / John Greaux / Wilbur Jackson, Jr.


HONORARY PALLBEARERS
Laurence Jackson I Henry Jackson / Ray Setorke
Frank Jackson / Jaime Perez, Jr. I Sigurd Petersen, Sr.
Carlos Woods


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WILBUR VICTOR JACKSON, SR.
March 25, 1926- October 1, 1987


Wilbur Victor Jackson, Sr. was born on the island of St. Croix on Mach
25, 1926, the third child of Frank and Viola Jackson. He came to St. Thomas
as an infant.
Wilbur was educated in the public school system of St. Thomas, and,
in 1944, at the ae of eighteen, he volunteered for the US. Army and was
inducted at Puerto Rico. He quickly rose in rank from private to sergeant.
However, because of an injury during his tour of duty, he was given a medical
discharge.
On his return to St. Thomas. Wilbur married Louise Olive of St. Thomas.
and from this union came one son, Wilbur Jackson, Jr.
Wilbur worked first with the Veteran's Office and then with the Employ-
ment Service until he was forced to retire because of ill health.
Wilbur was a member of the PVA (Paralyzed Veterans Association),
and was also an active member of the Frederick Lutheran Church before he
became totally disabled, serving as an usher and the Sunday School secretary.
After his disability he attended church services regularly in the Chapel.
Although Wilbur was confined to a wheelchair and had limited use of
his hands, he took care of his plants and the yard and did other chores
around the house. Wilbur loved his God and would always speak to his many
nieces and nephews about God's love and care. The paes of his bible were
torn and crushed because of his constant use of it. He constantly spoke of
God's forgiving love; one of his favorite stories was about Jesus' promise
to the dying penitant thief. It was ironic that during last week, the lesson
in the Devotions was the passage from Romans 14, verse 8 "For whether
we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord;
whether we live, therefore, or die, we are the Lord's" this was another of
Will's favorites.
On Thursday, October 1, 1987, God chose to call Wilbur to his eternal
rest. lie leaves behind his mother, son, sisters, brothers, grandchildren and
other relatives and friends to cherish his memory.

A preciosa one from us has gone; a voice we loved is stilled
A p1ce is vcant in our home; which never can be filled.

After a lonely heartache; and many a silent tear
There ways the beautfud memory of Wll we loved so well.

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IN TRIBUTE...
Wilbur was a special penon to his family. His example of patience and loving
concern for others extended beyond his immediate family.
Wilbur was there to play checkers and other games with the younger ones.
To sit and listen quietly to the lessons and practice notes of the older ones,
offering words of encouragement and hope.
Wilbur was up to date on current affairs and many a lively discussion
enlightened his home.

To everything there is a season, and a
Time to every purpose under the Heaven:
A time to be bon, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck
up that which is planted;
A time to get and a time to lose;
A time to keep and a time to cast away...
Until we meet again, before His throne
Sleep on, Wilbur. we love you

Mother. Norma. Mildred, Lorna
Doreen. Sonla. Laurence, Frank and Sigurd
TO UNCLE WILL...

Someone so special... someone so kind,
Someone like you ... always on my mind;
The friendship we had ... will be in my heart
Long after the day, death did us part.

And now ... we can't talk
While I slowly walk
Beside your chair;
Yet ... I feel you're there.

Now ... I can't look in your eye
Cause you're now in the sky;
You said no "goodbye"
And that made me cry.

Dear Uncle Will, I love you still
But don't say goodbye,
We'll meet again, Uncle Will
Someday, somewhere in the sky.
Love,
Your Great-niece Alyson








Order of Service

Officiants
Rev. Dr. Robert Neubsuer Ill and Pastor Marie Zebrun
Orgnist... Monique Davis
Invocation ....................................... 206
Hymn ......................... What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Liturgy of the Word ................................. pg. 207
Solo ....................................... Halvor Hart II
THE LESSONS
Revelations 21: 2-7 .......................... Bernice Jackson
John 14: 1.6 ............................... DeniseChristian
Hymn ..................... The Lord's My Shepherd. Ill Not Want
The Eulogy .................................... Susan Penn
The Sermon .......................... Rev. Dr. Robert Neubauer
Solo ................................... Sigurd Peteren, Sr.
TheCreed ....................................... pg. 209
The Prayers ...................................... p 209
The Eucharist and Lord's Prayer ....................... p. 211
Hymn ................................Will Your Anchor Hold
The Commendation ................................ pg. 211
Recessional .............................. Thine Is The Glory




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