Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Clarence A. Lettsome
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Clarence A. Lettsome
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Clarence A. Lettsome
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Lettsome, Clarence A.
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: CA01300237
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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Clarence A. Lettsome

(December 29, 1907 January 10, 1989)

Long Look Methodist Church
Monday, January 16, 1989 12:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon

The Greenland Cemetery

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Clarence Lettsome, affectionately known to his family
and friends as Toper, was born on December 29, 1907 to
Augustus (Captain) and Leticia Lettsome at Long Look,
Tortola. He was the eldest of eight children born to his
parents. The remaining seven children are five girls, and
two boys namely:
Celestina, Rosalind, Delores, Virginia,
Maria, Ivan, and Rosald
In 1986 at the Long Look Methodist Church, the
family held a reunion and all eight children were privileged
to be there.
However, on January 10, 1989 Clarence departed this
life after a brief illness at Peebles Hospital, Road Town. He
was 81 years old.
During his boyhood years, Clarence became a sailor.
He sailed with his father over many rough seas that
extended as far as Marcoris in order to help support the
family, he being the eldest son.
Clarence fell in love, and married the late Gertrude
Tomar of Long Look, and from that marriage ten children
were born six boys and four girls.
Othelia, Lillybell, Benjamin, Clarita, Louis
Wendell, Petesia, Tilford, Simon and Samuel.
Clarence was a wonderful, loving and affectionate
husband. He never failed to show how deeply he cared and
loved his wife in the presence of his children.
He also loved his children very much.
Clarence was also a great provider for his family. He
was a Farmer, a Fisherman, a Musician in his earlier years,
and a lot more to his family and friends. He loved the Lord,
and always prayed to Him daily. More importantly, his final
days at the Peebles Hospital, he spoke to his children about
the hope he had. He spoke of going to a place where there is
no sorrow, pain or suffering and he looked forward for that
day when he can be with the Lord.
Toper, we will certainly miss you. May you rest in
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