Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Maurice Leroy Marshall
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Maurice Leroy Marshall
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Maurice Leroy Marshall
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
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Subject: Marshall, Maurice Leroy
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: CA01300271
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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BIOGRAPHY

JOHN D. MARSH
1908- 1985

John D. Marsh was born on the 28th day of August, 1908 in Burnctts-
villc. Indiana. He attended school in the States of Indiana and New
Mexico and graduated from the Universityof Miamiin 1930. Between
1930 and 1934, John attended Stetson University School of Law and
graduated from its law school in 1934. Since he graduated from law
school during the Depression and work for lawyers was scarce. John
Marsh worked as in inspector for the Department of Agriculture
during that period and travelled throughout the South helping farmers
in matters relating to the farming industry.

In 1935 he began the practice of law in Miami and in 1939, with the
beginning of World War II, he volunteered for the Royal Canadian
Air Force where he served as a combat pilot until 1943. In 1943. he
transferred to the United States Army Air Corpsand served in the U.S.
Army until 1946.Whilein the U.S. Army, he was assigned to the Judge
Advocate Corps where he assumed theduties ofa Trial Judge Advocate.

In 1946 he returned to Miami and practiced law in the State of
Florida where he became a permanent member of the State Bar of
Florida. John Marsh had the distinction of processing two cases to the
United States Supreme Court where he argued successfully.

John Marsh and Wilhelmine Marsh moved to the Virgin Islands in
1961 and John began the practice of law here on the Island of St.
Croix. He was initially associated with Russell Johnson, thereafter
joining the firm of Young and Isherwood. In 1966. he opened his own
office and was a very successful solo practioner until 1971 when he
was appointed to the bench of the then Municipal Court by the late
Governor Melvin H. Evans. John Marsh achieved prominence on the
bench and remained in the appointed service of the Municipal Court
until 1975. In 1980 he returned to the Territorial Court as a Senior
Sitting Judge when he was appointed by Governor Juan Luis. and
remained in that position until his death.

John Marsh was married to the former Wilhelmine Wollant and
they have two children: Mark and Vicki. along with one grand-
daughter.









PROGRAM


Invocation ............................ Rev. Richard Abbott

Master of Ceremony ............. Honorable Raymond L. Finch
Judge. Territorial Court

Remarks.......................... Honorable Verne A. Hodge
Presiding Judge

Remarks............................ Honorable Julio Brady
Lieutenant Governor

Remarks............................... Jeffrey Resnick. Esq.

Scripture Reading....................... Mrs. Elena Christian

Remarks......................... Honorable Irwin Silvcrlight
Judge, Territorial Court

Remarks....................... Honorable Eileen R. Petersen
Judge, Territorial Court

Remarks............................ Britain H. Bryant. Esq.

Remarks .............................. Honorable Juan Luis
Governor of the Virgin Islands

Benediction ........................... Rev. Richard Abbott



























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"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He maketh me to like down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters."
Psalm 23:1-2

On Covwig Maemory











2M aurice Leroy ,. marshall
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ecember 26, 1955 Septmber 15,1996
funeral Seroie
rida, Sptamber 27, 1996
'ewing 5:00 -7:00 pm
Creque funeral 3ome
Saturday, Septanber 28, 1996
TwoiglO 10:00 11:00 o Service: 11:00 afm.
3irst CWeslepn 3oliness Church
pastor Carlston Christy, Officiating
iL j..w GucSiHcrment at WVesternCenmeter
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1Reflections
To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven...
A time to be born"
Maurice Marshall was born December 26,1955
to the union of John and Elizabeth Marshall in St. Kitts, West Indies.
"A time to live"
Maurice attended Ivanna Eudora Kean High School.
He was employed at Wet Willy's and enjoyed cooking.
"A time to love"
Brother Maurice "Mo" Marshall lived a life of love.
He was a devoted father.
"A time to mourn"
He leaves to cherish his memories ...
parents John and Elizabeth Marshall;
daughter Akila Marshall of St. Thomas;
brothers Stafford Norford of Leed's, London and
John Marshall Jr. of Washington D.C;
sisters Ellen, Catherine and Cerese Marshall Besides
of Washington, D.C.;
sister Winifred Marshall of Jackson, Mississippi;
sister Beverly Marshall of Seattle, Washington;
sister Iris Marshall Wilson of Colorado Springs, Colorado;
aunts Frances and Aida Marshall
devoted friends Alfred Adams, "Gazo,"
Samuel Rawlins and Richard Benjamin
and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

pallbearers
Richard Benjamin, lan Philips, Vincent Smith, Newton Peter,
Seymour Bernien, Theodore Griffin

2onorargy pallbearers
John Watley, Fitzroy Lewis, David Chinnery, Waldro Jacob,
"Gago", David Husband, Ray Husband, "Slim Thing"












Order of Service
PROCESSIONAL
HYMN: Jesus Understands ........ Faith Women's International Choir
SCRIPTURE ....................... ...... Ellen Marshall (Sister)
DEVOTION ................................... Pastor Christy
SOLO .............................................. Coline Peters
BRIEF REMARKS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS .................. Winifred Marshall (Sister)
OBITUARY ........................................ Read Silently
SOLO: Precious Lord, Take My Hands ........... Sis Jascinth Bernien
WORDS OF COMFORT

RECESSIONAL HYMN ........................... Rock of Ages












farewell

To Daddy... You've touched the lives of all who came
to know you in a very special way. Just know you will
always be loved and remembered now and forever. Some
sweet day we'll be together again. Love always,
Your daughter, Akila Marshall

Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be com-
forted. Yes, Mo was a wonderful son but now he is gone.
Mamie and Daddy are left behind. Let's be comforted
that if we are true and faithful some day we will be
reunited.
Love always, Mamie and Daddy,
John (Sonny) and Elizabeth (Darling) Marshall

You have touched the hearts of all who reside in our
home. You'll be dearly missed but we know you are
gone to your heaven. May you rest in peace till we meet
again.
Your sisters and brother, Ellen, Winifred,,
Iris, Beverly, Catherine, Stafford, Cerese and John Jr.

Mo ... I know death was inevitable. I was not pre-
pared to say good bye so soon; but say good bye I must.
We shared years of friendship and a lifetime of memo-
ries. I'll miss you, rest in peace.
Your adopted sister and brother,
Gloria Smith, Steven Zakers and family













The family sends special thanks
to Pastor and Mrs. Carlston Christy,
Vincent and Gloria Smith,
Alfred Adams, Gago, Slim Thing, Anna Corino,
John Watley, Fitzroy Lewis, David Chinnery, David Husband,
Ray Husband, Waldron Jacobs;
SFC Lionel Macklin, Ozark Alabama;
Mary and Robert White, Natchez, Mississippi;
Rev. At Barnes, Ike and Gloria Littleton, Beverly Funchess,
Tammy Watts and David, Rebecca Anash, Agnes Turner,
Peggy and Doc Burt, Cheryl Warren, all of Jackson, Mississippi;
Donna Oliver, Austin Texas.
Philip Maschette and Francine Gilling of Seattle, Washington
Clothes provided by Phoenix Clothing (Callie), Jackson, Mississippi.
All the workers at Sunny Rest Health Care, Colorado Springs, Colorado
All the workers at Sunny Surplus Store, Washington, D.C.



Special thanks
to all friends and relatives
who offered comfort and support.




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