I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow of smiles when life is donel
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the way
Of happy times and laughing times, and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve
To dry before the sun,
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.
Lutheran Church of the Reformation
Ronald M. Joseph, Sr.
Russell E. and Rhys A. Joseph
Ronald M. Joseph, Jr.
Beryl L. Sebastien, Olivia Bryant, Yvette McBean
Alphonse Domingo, Jr.
Bro. Henrique Shulterbrandt, C.SS.R.
Grace K. Joseph, Shirley Joseph,
Joan A. Edwards,
Valentino I. McBean, Ira O. Scatliffe, Ernest L. Joseph,
David H. Joseph, Rev Ray K. Joseph
Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends
Alphonse Domingo Jr., Michael Meyers, Craig McBean, Sr.,
Atty. Stedman Hodge, Russell E. Joseph, Ronald Joseph, Jr.,
Filimon Duran, Capt. R. Garvin Joseph
Valentino I McBean, Dr. Roy L. Schneider, Arthur R. Donester,
Judge Ishmael A. Meyers, Leon Bidos, Dr. Orville Kean,
David H. Joseph, Ira O. Scatliffe
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When the bellowing, lusty cries of twin girls filled the bedroom of their
home on Bunker Hill, the lives of proud parents Alphonse Domingo and
Elfreda Sebastien (both deceased) were changed and blessed.
Elfreda with strong legs and determined steps pushed the baby
carriage up and down Bunker Hill, through Garden Street and over in
Savan. The oo's and ah's of neighbors when admiring the babies, gave her
strength and encouragement. Yvonne was one of the adorable babies.
Whether it was at Nisky School, Commandant Gade School, Charlotte
Amalie High School, Morgan State, or the University of the Virgin Islands,
Yvonne was an avid learner. Her quest for knowledge was manifested in
the lives of her students at Herbert Lockhart, Ulla F. Muller, and the Jane E.
Tuitt Elementary Schools. At present, all of her Potentially Academic
Talented studies are on Honor Rolls at their respected schools.
At Tuitt Elementary School, place of her last assignment, her eyes
gleamed with pride as her slowest reading group was beginning to grasp
the understanding of the printed page. Her presence was felt at every
school function. This public servant through her zeal, patience, dedica-
tion, and talent has affected eternity to those yet unborn.
Her role as a parent was just as exciting as she attended PTA meetings,
Boy Scouts activities, football games, concerts, quiz bowls, family trips,
church services, and jouvet, just to name a few. She and her husband
Ronnie devoted their lives to their sons Russell, Ronnie, Jr. and Rhys.
Family members and close friends referred to her as: their ace, their
right hand, the power house of the group, confidante, and biggest critic.
This was so because of her keen interest in the betterment of mankind. Be it
at the bedside of her sick parents, to whom she ministered untiringly, family
members, or friends, Yvonne showed how much she cared. Her ability to
plan, organize, and execute a function was recognized and appreciated by
During her long illness she admonished those who attempted to ques-
tion the Will of God. Through her adversity in pain, we witnessed her true
character and abiding faith in Christ.
Upon her passing, her Bible was opened and in it were found hymns for
her burial and the poems "After Glow" and "Desiderata."
We can take solace in the "After Glow" of Yvonne D. Joseph.