Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Florence Mabel Matthias
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Florence Mabel Matthias
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Florence Mabel Matthias
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Matthias, Florence Mabel
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
 Notes
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: CA01300281
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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Florence Mabel Matthias was born on May 25,
1898 to John Matthew and Mary Margaret
Gumbs on the island of Anguilla. At eleven she
came to St. Thomas with her aunt, Ann Elizabeth
Richardson.
At an early age Miss Florence, as she was
affectionately known, developed a keen interest
in the culinary arts and demonstrated her
competence in this area to a high level of
proficiency.
Knowledge of Florence's expertise was widely
acclaimed and sought after by notable citizens in
the community. Among the many persons
privileged to experience and enjoy her exotic
dishes were: Axel Hoist, President of the Virgin
Islands National Bank; Albert E. Wharton,
President of the Virgin Islands National Bank. pre-
sently known as First Pennsylvania Bank; Hjalmar
Bang, Danish Consul: Catherine Lockhart; Mr. &
Mrs. Herbert Lockhart, Sr.; and Mrs. Gertrude
Dudley Melchoir. She retired in 1970,
Although Miss Florence's schedule was very
demanding, she nonetheless devoted con-
siderable time to Christchurch Methodist
Benevolent Society and St. Joseph- Lodge.
Particularly noteworthy was the warmth, love,
concern and affection she lavished on her
children, grand-children, other relatives and
neighborhood children.
Truly she was a servant of God whose labors
and trials are over. Florence, rest in thy Saviour's
joy.
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DAUGHTERS
Geraldine E. Connor
Mildred B. Petty
Sylvia Sprauve (New York)
Erma B. Sewer

SON
Antonio M. Benjamin
(Miami, FJ,

SISTER
Olive Illidge

COUSIN
Gwendolyn E. Kean

17 Grandchildren, 42 Great-Grandchildren
4 Great-Great-Grandchildren



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Hymn ................... Amazing Grace
Prayers
Psalm 23
Scripture Reading
Hymn ............... Jesus I Have Promised
Eulogy .......... Mrs. Gwendolyn E. Kean
The Affirmation of Faith
Hymn .... Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

Sermon ..................Rev. D. Sonaram
Prayers
Lord's Prayer
Hymn ... .................. O Happy Day
The Benediction









3ullitaraers

ANIONIO M. BENJAMIN

LESLIE A. HOWARD, SR.

LIONEL A. CONNOR, SR.

LIONEL A. CONNOR, JR.

LESMORE A. HOWARD

ROY A. HOWARD













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