Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Errol Ken Monsanto
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Errol Ken Monsanto
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Errol Ken Monsanto
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Monsanto, Errol Ken
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
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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: CA01300303
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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June 9,1949 February 14,1986

saturday, February 22, 1986
New Herrnhut Moravian Church
2:00 p.m.

Creque's Funeral Home
9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
at the Church, 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Brookman Cemetery

Order of Service

Liturgy ................
Scripture Lesson
Meditation ..............
Continuation of Liturgy.....

............... "How Great Thou Art"
........... Moravian Hymnal ps. 87-89

.................... George Chlddle
...................... oS. 89- 92
............... "Blessed Assurance"


"Asleep in Jesus, Blessed Jesus"
"When Peace Like A River"

"Amazing Grace"
Jesus. Lover of My Soul"

"God Be With You"

Pall Bearers

Roland Monsanto
Vance Monsanto
Eugene Monsanto

Vernon Monsanto
Raymond Monsanto
Leroy Estrill


Ezra Fredericks
Elvis Fredericks
Raymond Fredericks
Dr. Widace Monsanto

Lionel Mulraine
James Jones
Clarence Gumbs, Sr.
Alva Lockhart

Raphael George

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Today, we are gathered here to give our last respects to Errol
Ken Monsanto, our son, brother, father, cousin, nephew, grandson
and friend.

Erroll was born on June 9, 1949 to Rehenia and the late Emile
Monsanto. He was the second of five sons and one daughter. He
was baptized and confirmed at New Herrnhut Moravian Church.
A product of St. Thomas public schools, his trade was mechanic,
where he proceeded to become head mechanic at the Ford

Errol was very popular .with all who knew him. He was known
to many as "Bro Blacks" and "Daddy". He was very kind and
always willing to give a helping hand to others, especially donating
musical talents (M&M Disco jockey) for different organizations
and community affairs, such as former Senator Frett, Class of
1966 and 1970 CAHS; Vitelco carnival troupe, Girl Scouts
Troop 249, Boy Scouts Pack 4, etc. This talent will be missed
immensely by all.

Errol's hobbies were training horses, drag racing, silk screening
(T-shirts), baseball, softball (Braves) and M&M Discoteque man-

Errol, we all love you and will miss you always. You're out
of our hands now and resting peacefully and safely in the arms
of our Savior.

will be rendered by Carmen Jones and Desiree Francis



Rehenia Monsanto Ruby Monsanto
Vance, Eugene, Vernon and Raymond Monsanto
Amelia Fredericks and Madeene Moses
Kim, Kisha and Kema Monsanto
Rolan, Juan, Kyte,
Kraig, Kori, Kasly and K'Shawn Monsanto
Naomi Vessup, Ann Monsanto
Louise Monsanto and Nora Williams In New York
Gertrude, Ida, Bernice, and Vera Fredricks
Victor Monsanto, John Frett, Ezra Fredericks
Many Relatives and Friends




While we pray and while we plead
While you see your soul's deep need
While your Father calls you home
Will you not my son go?
You have wandered far away
Do not risk another day
Do not turn from God
But do hope today
You accept his grace
In the world you're failed to find
Peace for a troubled mind
To Christ confession make

To Christ pardon take
Trust in him from day to day
He will keep you all the way
There will be no more sweet voice
saying (Mommy) as I pass by each
day, but I know his love will always
be with me.

May he rest in peace.

Loving Mother
Rehenia Monsanto

It was the joy of 1981's Christmas songs, of love and wishes.
We were "fishes" In search of photosynthesis.
We began in slow motion.

We were obsessed with each other.
You, always leading the way; concerned and caring,
enlightened and strengthened our love.

The time has come for rifts and revelations.
We grew somehow oblivious to the suffering in our time.
Until some senseless tragedy an untimely death,
forces us to think, to reflect, to remember.

Let not loyalty and faithfulness forsake you.
You're in the clouds, still moving, still flying.
I'll always love you.

Jesus day by day
Guide us on life's way;
We will follow, not delaying,
Faithfully thy call obeying;
Lead us by the hand
To our fatherland.

In Loving Memory

Jesus, all our days
Order thou our ways;
Should the path be rough and dreary,
With thy strength support the weary;
When our race is o'er
Open, Lord, thy door.

Love, your son,
Roland Monsanto


Judge not, that ye be not judged: For with what judgment ye judge,
ye shall be judged: And with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured
to you again. Matt Chap. 7, Vs. 1-2

I could not believe when I heard the report that Cousin Errol had de-
parted this earth. It is sad to hear the way you have gone. You have done
right and you have done wrong.
I will never forget the plans we have exchanged and you never hesitated
to make known your wishes. You will be missed by ALL of us who chatted
with you daily under that "special tree.
To the family: always remember there are questions which will "never"
be answered, but there is one thing that we know, God promises us a brighter
"Sleep on beloved, sleep and take your rest,
Lay down your weary soul, upon your Savior's breast
We love you, but God loves you best:
Good night, good night, good night"
Cousin Naomi, Uncle Victor
and the rest of the Family
May you rest in peace.


When we walk through the storm we will hold our heads up high "walk
on, walk on because well never walk alone."
Sooner or later, all people of the world will have to discover a way to live
in peace; United we stand, behold even the moon is not bright and the stars
are not clear in his sight; how much less man.
We cry out for love but it's easy to hate one another. We try to build up,
but it's easier to tear down. Father help your children, don't let us fall. Teach
us to love one another walk through temptation. Who can bring us joy, lift us
up when we fall, heal us and make us strong. Jesus love you, Errol, Jesus
doesn't love us for what we are or who we are. Jesus loves us for what his
grace can do for us. Errol, if we can't understand God's silence, we will never
understand his word and his love.
In memorance
The Van-fleyninges


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