3n LCoving 2t emory
Cmiio Tapia Ltojica
c nesdwsd, A. ugust 9, 1995
viewing 9:00 1.00 pm
3ohn homas ,Miemorial Chapel
iewin 1:30 2:00 pm
Service 200 pm
Dhe Calvary Raptist Church
Rev. oJfu'le Charlton Officiating
nterment in Western Cemaeter number 1
a T irgin 3slads
Helen Faulkner Tapia
Sfc. Roylando Smith, Sr., Roberto Tapia, Ricardo Tapia
Ana Delia Tapia, Mytelina Tapia
14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren
Margarita, Rosa, Edith, Alicie
Ethlyn Freeman, Clarita Turnbull
Adolf Faulkner, Marimo Faulkner
Glenda Tapia, Barbara Tapia, Debra Smith
Isabella Gonzales Nieves, Walter Lewis
Myka Callender, Maribell Hernandez
Sfc. Roylando Smith, Jr., Roberto Tapia, Ricardo Tapia,
Francisco Tapia, Adolf Faulkner, Roylando Smith, Jr.
Sam Webster, Robert Collins, Hi Roebuck,
Ishmael Carilla, Romeo Malone
6miiho Tapia lMojica
Emilio Tapia Mojica was born in Loiza, Puerto Rico to Felipe Tapia and
Mojica, as he was lovingly and affectionately known, came to St. Tho-
mas as a mason foreman when the Virgin Isle Hilton was being con-
structed. Shortly thereafter, he became a licensed contractor. He built
over 50 homes in the Virgin Islands.
In 1955 he met Helen Faulkner. From this union brought 3 children:
Roylando, Roberto and Ricardo. He worked as a construction supervisor
in the Public Works Department for many years until his retirement in
1975. He became a consultant for many builders.
His hobbies were reading, fishing, cockfighting and raising crabs. He
enjoyed them even more after his retirement. Mojica led a full life. He
was a devoted father and husband who made sure his family was always
Mr. Mojica was sick for many years but he kept going. On July 20th, he
became very ill and died on August 5,1995, with his beloved Helen at his
side. Though we are all heartbroken, we know that his suffering is over
and his work here is done and it is time for him to rest.
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Order of Srvice
HYMN ................................... Nearer My God To Thee
HYMN .................................. It Is Well With My Soul
FIRST READING: Psalm 23 .........................TenekuaTapia
HYMN ........................... What A Friend We Have In Jesus
SECOND READING: I Thess. 4:13-18 ................. KahlidTapia
EULOGY ............................................. RobertoTapia
HYMN ........................................Blessed Assurance
SERMON .................................. Rev. Audley Charlton
RECESSIONAL HYMN ............... Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Negro... I prayed to the Lord that he wouldn't let you suffer because I know
the kind of person you are. My prayers were answered but, Hon I feel so empty
now. You taught me what life was all about but at the same time you spoiled me,
for nothing was too good for me, nothing too expensive, the sky was your limit. I
have no regrets about myselfto you because whatever had to be aid was sad. We
all make mistakes and we did, but the love and respect that we had was greater
than our mistakes and miaderstadings I'll never forget our last conversation
in the hospital, and with the help of od,I wll dojust what you asked of me. Told
you then, to leave material things to me and let us pray. And we did. I sang for
you, I prayed with you. 'll never forget that had squeeze. Rest my love I know
you are with our Lord.
Your wtofe Helen Tapis
To my loving father... The love you gave to me was priceless. No morny, no
land, and no wealth can replace te unselfish love you shared among all three of
us. You made me a soldier before going into the army. Thank you and until...
Your son S. Royando Smith
Daddy... you were always there for us. No favor asked of you was ever
refused. We will treasure our times together sailing, catching crabs and your
"Indios" and Vaqueros books." You know how much we love you Daddy. Now
rest for we will do our best.
Your long sons, Ri rdo and Roberlo
Mjfea No puedo dearte partir sin dare las gracias. Gracias par dedr
present uando necesite tu orientadc6 gracias par tu apoyo, cuando crea que no
iba a completar, mi objetiva Pero ms que nada por hacerme saber que tenla
uMtna persona que belaba por mL
El Sefor te recompenze por todas tus buenas obras. Nunca te olvdarM.
Tu sobrina, Gladys Coffins
Papi... Es difcl exprear por escrito nestro amor pr tL Tuiste un padre
dadivoso, tanto spiritual co enlo material Reconocemos que no fue fkd para
tl expresar tus sntimientos pro tu compala y aceptacion nos hizo comprender
tu carifto par nosotras slempre. Te quieren tus has
Ana Delia Tapia, Mileinr Tapi
Grandpa ..you were not an affectionate personand neither was I We showed
our love for each other in different ways. Now that you are gone I'll miss you
dearly. You always had a helping hand. You were always giving, and putting
yourself out of the way for your family and friends. I will always remember you,
your smile will live in my heart forever.
Lome, your gmddaM8hter Teoah and great-gmnddaughIer Deneh
Grampa... I love you with all my heart The past 17 years have been a blessing
in my soul and spirit. You have always been there for me, mostly in the little
things but little is much when a Tapia, like you, is in it. So though people may
know you as Mojica Emillo Tapia, I will only and always remember you as...
Your grandson Kahlid
In a garden of memories, white teardrops fall like dew. There's a rose that
blooms forever in memory of you. You are now in the bosom of the one that loves
you best Sleep on, Mr. Mojica. Sleep on.
Maggie, Lorraine, TamikA, Byron and Jaflseem
Grandpa... We will miss your smile and the games we used to play. Rest in
Loeo Teisha and Tcquoio, Racquel and Rod ile
Pappy... We will miss your smile. God loves you best, rest in peace.
Your daughters-in-law Barbara and Glenda
Mr. Mojica... I am at a loss for words. I have so many things to say, but cannot
find the words to express how I feel. When I met you through your son, the first
thing I noticed about you was that bright smile and friendly face, a smile and
friendly face that will linger in the hearts of many people for a long time to come.
Rest on, Mojica, your work is done.
Carmen, Bufch, Linda and Lewisfamily
To the memory of a special friend... Mr. Tapia, when we last saw you we did
not know that it would be the last time. But who are we to question God. We
knew you had to go some day, but we never expected it to be so soon. But who we
love, God loves best May your soul rest in peace. We will always remember you.
lone and Wilbert Colter, Isabell and the Chinnery family
S Perhaps you sent a lovely card,
or sat quietly in a chair.
Perhaps you sent afloral piece,
'if so, we saw it there.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest words,
as any friend could say.
Perhaps you were not there at all,
Just thought of us that day.
Whatever you did to console our hearts,
We thank you so much, whatever the part.
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