cA Service of raOnksgiving
Clementine L ouise 9Phillips
November 16, 1918 9ovember 9, 1995
'rhursday, november 1.6, 1995
wieing 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Service 10:00 am
City dSeenth D)ay i4dventist Church
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Cementine Luise Philips wa the sixth chid born to Ezekil Thomas
and Annie Vanterpool on the island of Tortola, BVL She was educated in
the Zion Hll, W t End School. In search of a better life, she relocated to
St Thomas in the fifties. Here in St Thomas she worked for private
businesses as well s the local and federal government She was also
known for her baking, cooking and making of candles.
Aunty Louise, Sister Phllip, Louise, or simply Aunty as she was
sometimes called, dedicated her life to helping and serving others. She
attended many family members and friends during their llneses.
Some of us know the blesings of having extended families. Having
no children of her own, Auntys home was home for a number of her
nieces and nephews. Marilyn was the first recipient at an early age in
Tortola, then Melberita, and Julio. Aunty has touched and influenced our
lives in different ways. We however, can agree that she was a strong
disciplinarian, we were all beneficiaries of her rules and guidelines for
her home and her commitment to the observation of the Sabbath.
In short, Aunty did not compromise her beliefs and principles nor was
she afraid of making them known.
We can also record from our early years Auntys faithfulness and
commitment to serving the Lord. Aunty knew the Lord. Sometime in the
early nineteen-forties she accepted the Lord as her personal Savior and
was baptized by the late Pastor C G. Vanputten. She became a member
of the Carrot Bay Seven Day Adventist Church in Tortola, BVI. Aunty's
knowledge of the Lord was evident in the lIfe she lived and the witness
she boldly proclaimed. Her proclamation of Jesus Christ as lard and
Savior of her life has caused many of us to accept her Lord and Savior as
our Lord and Savior. Aunty had a peace and ntentment that only
Christ an give.
She served her church, City Seventhday Adventist n various offices,
including Assistant Treasuer, Sabbath School Teacher, Deacones, Ex.
tension Services Leader, Vacation m fIe cnoo lmcner, orancn anoam
School Teacher and Dorca Society Leader. For someone so active in her
church and assisting others, confinement to a home for the aged nust
have been hard. Never once did she omplain, she was always tankful
for anything and everything that someone did for her. She accepted her
sicknss in humility, trusting God, a'" admonishing us i every visit to
"pray without ceasing." She would oftentimev ask s to sing and would
join as we ing: "Where He Leads Me rm Paoow" and "There Were
Ninety and Nine" and many of her other favorite hymn.
Aunty greatest joy at the home was having vsto, especially an
Sabbath when she got a chance to be with members of her congregation
for worship and fellowship. Of equal joy was the visit of family and
friends These visits were special. They gave her more opportunities for
witnessing consultation, rejoicing and for sharing a common bond with
those of us who know the Lord. These were lessed moments.
Over the past weeks Aunty got tired and she expressed her longing to
go home. Those of us: the staff at the Lucinda MilUn Home, George her
brother, Sister Rymer a faithful friend, Janet and myself (Marilyn) her
nieces, among with any visitor could see her strong faith and trst was still
in the Lord.
Quietly and peacefully, exactly the way she lived, on November 9,
1995 Aunty departed this life, leaving a testimony of her fifth and trust in
God. She also left behind a testimony of what it to live in Christ and to
die in Crist. To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Loid.
Auntys strife is o'er, her battle won.
Theophilus, Nathaniel and George Thomas
SISTERS IN LAW
Irene and Carmela Thomas
Leona Barry, Ilva Newton, Annie Connor, Janet Griffith, Marilyn
Nibbe, Violet Gaul, Eileen Hendrickson, Melberita Thomas, Khaleelah
Muwwakldl, Marion Reed, Shelia Russel
Winston and Larry Robles, Isvan and Ivan Mercer, Elridge Newton,
Albert Thomas, Julio Thomas
Monsita Rymer, Keturah Symister Richards, Jaime Brown, lona
Jackson-Bastian, Valerie Isaac, Joy Shackleton, and Roeita Blyden
Bernice Donovan, Angelica Smith
The Seventh-day Adventist Church Family,
The Residents and Staff Of The Lucinda Millin Home.
The Sprauve, Canton, Donovan, Stephen and Harley Families.
Many More Relatives and Friends too Numerous to Mention.
Allen Canton, Joseph Clarke, Carl Donovan,
Herman Hendrickson, Roy Jackson, Julio Thomas
,. ono&rary pallbearers
Cecil Nibbs, Verne Reed, Earl Donovan, Leroy Donovan,
Juanito Shackleton, MacParden Donovan, Carlos Robles,
I eando Smith, Donald McKay, Jaime Brown.
Order of Service
ORGAN PRELUDE ......................... Yolanda Scantlebury
OPENING HYMN ............. "All the Way My Savior Leads Me"
Elder Rolando Roper
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 27 .................... Sheila Russell
PRAYER ............. ................... Elder Charles E. Rogers
SPECIAL MUSIC ................ "I Must Have the Savior With Me"
A TESTIMONY .......... ........................ Janet Griffith
SCRIPTURE READING: Rev. 14:6-16 ................. Monsita Rymer
SPECIALTRIBUTE ........................ Iona Jackson-Bastian
CHOIR GROUP ......................... "Oh, the Beautiful Hills"
SERMONETI'E ........................... Pastor Desmond James
HYMN ......................"Lo, What a Glorious Sight Appears"
BENEDICTION ............................... Elder Rolando Roper
Louise, I will miss our telephone conversations. I know that you are
tting on the everlasting arms of your Maker.
Your sister, Muggle
Aunt Louise ... you were truly a kindhearted person and loved by
those who knew you. I will remember all the Arts and Craft you brought
me, that I was able to share with my children and others. Rest in Peace.
Your niece, Eileen
I thank Father Yahweh for the time He allowed Auntie Louise and I to
spend together, and for the many righteous seeds she has planted in my
She was more than an aunt to me, she was a second mother and most
importantly a spiritual sister over the years. We have had some special
things in common, namely the observance of the seventh day as the
Sabbath. This has drawn me closer to her in many ways. Aunty Louise
was one of the most peaceful and caring persons I have ever known...
visiting her was always a blessing and a joy because prayers and scrip-
ture were her delight
Father Yahweh knows best Therefore, I thank Him once again for
what He has allowed. My Aunty will rest in peace until that Great
A niece, daughter and spiritual sister, Melberita (Rita) Thomas
Ms. Phillip, you were very quiet, you said very little; when you spoke
you said something "good." You were very grateful to whomever did
anything for you. One day you said you wanted to be with Jesus. I know
you are with Him Rest in Peace.
Residents and Staff of Lucinda Miion Home
Sister Phillip was very dear tome. She willbe greatly missed. Itwasa
joy when I visited with her. May her dear soul rest in peace.
Zans Hode and Faily
My Imk with sister rnmp wau never Pe uoruen. can sun jIei sae
asking, "How did we become such good friends?" She gave so much of
herself and time in helping others. She never et them feel inferior. She
gave all she had to help others who were in need... thank God for good
memories of her.
Rest in peace my dear friend. Soon the fe Giver will return and we
will see each other again.
Sister Louise Phillip was a great leader of the Dorcas Society. She
catered to the needs of all with whom she came in contact with, by
lovingly attending to their physical and spiritual needs. She wim be
greatly missed by all. May she rest in peace.
The Dorcas Family
Miss Louise, for the many years I have known you, you have always
shown me that you were a true friend and devoted Christian woman.
The love that God sowed in your heart was shared with me without a
second thought Thank you for being there for me when I needed you. I
will always remember your kindness. Rest in Peace until we meet again.
To a very special peson... Sister Phillips was a lady of great strength
and courage, a lady to admire. Even though she was getting weak
physically, her spiritual strength could not keep her from visiting the idk
in the hospital with words of encouragement and a cup of hot tea to
warm the stomach. What apersonll May we follow her example. Restin
Cad and Irene Duoms .
I Corinthians 15:22. "You as in Adam all die even so in Christ shall all
be made alive..." To the memory of one who was our friend after my
deceased husband and I became Seventh Day Adventists. I found Sister
Phillips to be such a sweet, caring and spiritfilled person. Sometime in
the evening she came to our house to give us Bible Studies that helped as
on our Christian pathway. I also had the privilege to work with her as a
member of the Dorcas Society. Sister Phillp really touched the lives of
many. Lets thank God for her today. She will be missed.
illian IM and Fausy
Sister Phiflp was a faithful and loving friend. The many times we
spent and worked together, as memories, will be forever cherished. She
was truly "a servant of God." She wll be nmised, but we are assured
well meet some day around God's throne.
uanito and Joy ShudbeuHa
The family of the late Clementine Louise Phillips
expresses thanks to all who share in this,
our time of bereavement
Our heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation
for the expression of love, the concerns and kindness shown to us.
Special thanks to the administration and staffof the Lucinda Millin
Home, who gave their assistance beyond the call of duty.
Also to Sister Monsita Rymer and Jaime Brown
for being faithful friends to the end.
May God's continual blessings attend as all.
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