Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Mervel Wilhelmena Spooner Matthew
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Mervel Wilhelmena Spooner Matthew
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Mervel Wilhelmena Spooner Matthew
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Matthew, Mervel Wilhelmena Spooner
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
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.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: CA01300280
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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durvioors
HUSBAND
Vendol Matthew
SONS
Frank Powell, Jr., Winston Powell, Warren Powell,
Alan Stevens (foster son), Radford Matthew (stepson)
DAUGHTERS
Ismay January, Sandra Jassey (adopted),
Andromedea Powell (stepdaughter)
SISTERS
Althea Taylor, Maria Duncan, Vera Markman
BROTHER
Cecil Merkman
BROTHERS-IN-LAW
Louis Taylor Sr., Duncan
DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW
Mary, Jewel and Millicent Powell
GRANDCHILDREN
Michael, Nancy, Tanya, Tyronne, Morvel, Winifred,
Jewel, Stacey, Ira, Levell, Whitney, Warren Jr.,
Winston, Marcus, Cerise and Zachary
15 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
SPECIAL FRIENDS
Angelica, Miss Vicki and Bob in New York
Many other relatives and friends

a//llbearers
Frank Powell, Jr., Winston Powell, Michael Powell,
Radford Matthew, Ira January, Louis Taylor Jr.

9/onorary %Pa/lbearers
Frank Powell, Sr., Alphonse Powell, Rudolph Thomas,
Roy Stevens, Alponse Stevens, Louis Taylor, Sr.












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Mervel W. Spooner was one of several children born to
Oliver Edgar Spooner and Letetia Markman on February 5,
1925 on St Thomas.

She attended the Catholic School and Church during her
teens and on August 16,1945 married Frank Powell Sr. Out of
this consummation she bore five children Winston, Tammy,"
Frank "Jimmy," Ismay, Warren "Wax," and Fred "Freddie."
Mervel later traveled abroad and spent a portion of her adult
life living in New York City where she was employed at the
Waldof Astoria. One of the highlights of her exploration was
participating in the great Civil Rights March on Washington,
D.C. in 1963.

After many years in New York City, Mervel returned to St.
Thomas where she met and married her second husband,
Vendol Matthew, adopted a foster son, Alan Stevens, and
opened her home to care for her grandchildren and later opened
a childcare center.

Mervel was an active member of several choruses through-
out the community and many witnessed her angelic perfor-
mances She could be found hanging around the old Market
Square reminiscing and swapping stores with the best of them.
There will always be a special place in our hearts for her. We,
her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren ask our
dear Lord to keep you warm in his love. Oh Sleep! t is a
gentle thing.










Order of cSeroice
ORGAN PRELUDE ..................... Elroy Sprauve, Helen Blake
PRAYER FOR THE SERVICE .....................Pastor Ray Joseph
HYMN ........................... Whata Friend We Have in Jesus
LITURGY .............................................. pg. 87-89
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING ............... I Corinthians 1535057
SOLO ............................................. Sonia Philbert
REFLECTION ................................... Nancy E.Powell
HYMN ........................................ Blessed Assurance
MEDITATION .................................. Pastor Ray Joseph
HYMN ............................................ And Can It Be
LITURGY, PARTII ....................................pg.89-92
BENEDICTION
RECESSIONAL .....................I Will Sing the Wondrous Story









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Mo, I will always remember how nke you were to me when I was in
New York at your home. Always loving and caring, thoughtful and kind.
Always extended youelf, sharing with and helping the many you cam
in contact with. I will cherish the memories we share together, ret in
peace until we meet again.

Cranny Mo sweet are the thoughts that come to my mind when I
think of you. I loved your laughter and sme, you always cheered me
up. Ahhough we could have spent more time together, our time wa a
being. I think you for being derstandi You were the best
Cranny Mo loveyou!
Tanys. lidt

Moo... not a day goes by without a sweet memory of you. Whether It
was a funny tale or a song that tackled you, you weren't afraid to share.
Moe, your unconditional love and support always comforted us. For us
to say we will mi youcould never truly pre the void formed in our
fe. Dear Mother. gandmoter, grest-randmotr, peae ret eay in
the Ld's warm embrace for we will cary n your lecy of love.
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Let's give than and praise to my Lord ad a Father, Ja Rastafaril Alfa
and Omega like forest fire my Cranny Mo burned herflames of love for
my Aord Cod Almighty. Count hours we sat and dcatted about
Scripturs, but usually I humbly listened to her wory about my ever so
enormous family. I know that only my Lord Cod got up at 4am with my
Cranny Mo every day until her aging body and health problem caught
up with her. Now my Lord needs her help So Mat Blaze Your fire so his
manifestation can light candles, bum bridges and mend heart. Sorting
our minds, bodies and souls,'cause only Jah knows. Right now we need
to feed the heat and see the feryeyed bronzed-like vis of my heavy.
enlyfather. JahRastafarl. Until the fth sal... (Rev.&911)... Wth
love ad rpect I e you Ma.
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