Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Joseph R. Norford
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Joseph R. Norford
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
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Language: English
Creator: Estate of Joseph R. Norford
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
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Subject: Norford, Joseph R.
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: CA01300329
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
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Joseph Roosevelt Norford
August 1,1939 October 14, 1997

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Tuesday, October 21, 1997
9:00 a.m.
Service
Tuesday, October 21, 1997
10:00 am.
Nisky Moravian Church I
Interment
L Nisky Cemetery
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Joseph Roosevelt Norford, born on August 1, 1939, in the
village of Cayon, St Kitts, West Indies, was the only child bome
from the union of the late Joseph Norford and manner Louisa Norford-
now Louisa DeWindt

At an early age, Roosevelt, as he was most commonly known,
attended a private, primary school near his home. He later enrolled
in Basseterre's Grammar School. Roosevelt's interests, however were
deeply rooted In the trade of tailoring. It was therefore, not surprising,
when he eventually left his studies to pursue this burning Interest

He began his apprenticeship under a well known tailor in Cayon's
village, and upon completion of his training, opened his own taioring
business. Though he: would later work in other capacities, he
continued his trade well Into his retirement years. .

In 1959, he migrated to the Island of St Thomas, and soon gained
employment with the VI. Water and Fbwer Authority (WAPA).
Roosevelt's history at WAPA centered around his work at its Power
Plant From his Initial responsibties for servicing the Plant's heavy
machinery, Roosevelt rose up the ranks from third to first class
operator, and was eventually promoted to Shift Supervisor a
position he held until a plant-wide layoff in 1974. Not long after
being laid off, Roosevelt became employed-this time as Plant
Supervisor for Frenchman's Reef Hotel. He worked for two years In
this capacity, but in 1976, returned to WAPA and remained there
until his retirement In 1993.

Roosevelt'sovial personalty was infectious, and made him popular
among his peers. We suspect that it was this Infectious personality
that drew him and the former Lucy Amella Burke together In 1964.






On October 14, 1967, the two joined in matrimony, and from their
union were born two children, Judy Norford Ross and Julian
Anthony Norford.

Roosevelt's love for children, which almost rivaled that of Lucy's,
was evidenced in the joy he showed when spending time with his
own, as well as other children- such as his special friend Elenle.
Just the mention of his grandsons' names would bring light to
Roosevelt's face and break out smiles from ear to ear. During his
illness, their visits and messages, however brief, brought him great
comfort and cheer.

Unfortunately, it was his illness that would inevitably separate him
from the love of his family and many friends. He battled with it for
over a year, but peacefully surrendered on the morning of October
14, 1997. His fight was arduous, his suffering great, but in the end,
his hope was anchored in the Lord. It is upon our Lord's return that
we look forward to once again seeing Roosevelt's smiling face.

Until then, we ready our souls to meet the Lifegiver.


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M OTHER ..................................................................... Louisa Dewlndt
W IFE ............................................................................... Lucy Norford
SONS ........................................................ Julian and Conrad Norford
DAUGHTERS ............................................ Jillian and Phyllis Norford,
Judy Norford-Ross and Sonia Norford-Ferris
BROTHERS......................................... Cecil Norford, William Clarke.
Charles Sonny DeWindt
SISTERS............................................ Rosemary, Christine, Josette and
Melcedes Dewindt
STEPSISTER .............................................................. Mona Massac
FATHER-IN-LAW ......................................................... William Bussue
MOTHER-IN-LAW ........................................................ Frances Burke
DAUGHTER-IN-LAW..................................... Janet Matthews-Norford
SON-IN-LAW........................................ Michael Ross and Lenroy Ferris
BROTHERS-IN-LAW ............................. Ernest, Samuel, Alfred Burke
George Brandy and Orv0i Bussue
SISTERS-IN-LAW ........................... Eunice Clarke, Rosemary Norford,
Esterphine Mintos, Norma Williams,
Fedrica Lake,Winifred Edwards and Mary jeffers
NIECES ..................................................... Paula Norford-Edwards,
Beverly Norford and Debra Clarke
NEPHEWS .............................. David, Glenville, Fredrick, Derrick and
Melvin Norford, Evans "Asha", Van,
David and Lincoln Clarke
SPECIAL FRIENDS ............. The Clarke, Nisbett, Gumbs, and Storrod
Families and Raymond Smith & Family
Also grandchildren, other relatives, and friends
loo numerous to mention.



David Norbrd / Glenville Norford / Derrick Norlord
Julian Norford / Bemard Burke / Comel Liburd


Virgil Audain / Joseph Clark / Raymond Smith
Cecil Norord / Earnest Burke, Sr. / Ettiene Massac / Mr. Donovan





OdaSewiCe
Opening Sentences ,..,.., e. ...... .................... ............. p.87-88
Hymn .................,...,..,................I HOW GREAT THOU ART
Prayer ............. .......................,....................,........... p.88-89
Scripture Rean>g '.e geeeeme.. igeeree.le Psalm 23
So Sell Burke
Scripture Reading,......,...... ................. Revelation chp 4
Eulo g....I................ .......... N.....:............... Paua oNoo

Senr on ..g.. gg......... i ....... ,, ........g.,,ee,,,....,. Pastor Michael Ross
Men's Fellowship of Nisky
Words of Combrt ............................... Rev. W Frederick
iUJtuirgy continues mm,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,, ,,.eememem. t,,,<,,,,t,,,( .e( j89&92
Hymn ,,el.,,,Ie.....g...,.,,,,,i ,,,lele BLESSED PSSURANCE
Benediction
Organ Recessional





AttesW
A tribute to my Husband
You have gone to rest and that was the will of God because He loves you.
You have suffered long and the pain you felt I felt them everyday because
of my love for you, I will miss you dearly, but God knows best Our thirty
plus years together will never be forgotten, for that very day which was our
wedding anniversary God saw it fit to take you. I am looking forward to
meet you in the new life to come so rest in peace.
Your wife,
Lucy Norfrd
"TRIBUTE"
When I became aware of my daddy's suffering I could not
but ask myself the question "why"? But then it dawn on
me that God is behind everything which touches my life.
Things happen to me that I cannot understand,
but I never doubt God's love. I realize that in the hour
of hardship 1 may not be able to answer the question "why"?
But I am certain it must be in direct providence with
the purpose of His peace. Yes, my daddy has passed, but
this one thing I do know that "In everything God works for
good with who love him, who are called according to his purpose.
"We love you daddy."
From: Judy. Michael, and Grandchildren
To the Norford Family:
The Lord said, suffer little children to come unto me for such Is the kingdom
of heaven. Hold on to the memories of the time God allowed us to spend
with Uncle. Find comfort in the knowledge that he has gone to a far better
place out of his suffering. We loved him but the Lord loves him best
Paula N. Edwards & Family
Ecclesistes 3:1-2 To everything there is a season, and a lmA to every
ourose: under the hauen: A time bom and a time to die.
1 Thessalonlans 4:14-18 for if we believe that Jesus died and rose agan
even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this
we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and
remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are
asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with
the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God: and the dead in






Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught
up together with them In the clouds to meet the Lord, in the air: and so
shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore, comfort orie another with these
words.
Brother-Cecil Norford & Family

God saw that you were tired and cure was not to be, so he put his arm
around you and whispered come to me. Sleep on and take your rest. Lay
your head on your Savior's breast Rest in peace Roosevelt
Storrod Family

Dear (Luz) Lucy,
I can hardly remember a time when the Norfords were not a part of my
family. We literally lived together, and until the birth of my youngest sister,
Judy and Tony were my closest siblings. It took many years for some people
to realize that Lucy and Roosevelt were not my sister's parents, even though
they had different last names. That's how close we were. During my
adolescent years we spent so much time together that it was not unusual
to see the pack of us grocery shopping, or hanging out at the beach.
Roosevelt seemed to like the beach as much as us kids. His passing truly
leaves a void in my heart, not because we spoke to each other every day
or took trips together, because we didn't, but because, up until now, I
can't remember a time when he wasn't a part of my or my family's life.
Lucy, Judy, and Tony take courage In our Lord and know that we are here
for you.
God keep you faithful,
Lisa

Dear Lucy,
When we asunder part, it glues us Inward pain...
At times like these, the words which once flowed freely seem Inadequate-
hard to find. It is because I know that words alone will not adequately ease
the ache your heart now knows as a result of this separation from your
soul mate of thirty-three years. Know this however Lucy, despite the
greatness of your loss, you do not continue your journey alone. Your
children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, church family, friends and I
continue to journeyy with you. But most of all, JESUS Joumeys with you,
and He will see you through.
.. but we shall still be joined In heart, and hope to meet again.
Eileen, William (Willy), Lisa
and Deana (Patrice)





Norfie was a very good neighbor to me. He was very kind to people. I will
always remember him as my friend.
Natasha Hodge
To The Norford Family
'In times like these"
we need a Savior, but we can be
sure that our anchor holds and
grips the solid Rock!
Christ Jesus.

Brother Norford was one of a kind,
and will be missed especially by
all of us for his caring and dedication.
We share your grieve and sorrow at this
time, but take comfort in knowing that
all things work together for good.
Continue to lean on the everlasting arm
of Jesus. May his soul rest In peace.
NISKY MEN'S FEOWSHIP

Uncle Norford, we shared many good times and tender loving moments
together. The suffering and heartache of this world are over You've gone
to be with Jesus and we look forward for that day when we will be together
again. We love you and wll miss you.
Norma & Famnil
Tortola
I thank you Roosevelt for the happiness, the kind words, your gentle caring
ways shown as a child. In my heart Ill always remember you.
Your frld
Nicole Hobsona

Lucy, Judy & Tony,
For as far back as I can remember, you have always been a part
of my life. Your family has always given support and understanding when
've needed It most. Now that we're laying Roosevelt to rest I want you to
know that I am here willing and able to give to you the support you've
always given me.
Love always,
Diana (Paftrce)


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Norord,
Your life, your sickness and your death are reminders to that
Today Is all we have.
Time is fast fleeting.
We need to hurry, it is later than we think
We must get our spiritual house in order.
Our time Is In God's hand.
Rest In Peace.
Your stepsister
Mona Massac & Family




Eileen Rogers



Perhaps you sent a lovely card,
Or sat quietly in a chair.
Perhaps you sent a floral 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.
The Family



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