Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Alberta Pickering
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Alberta Pickering
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Alberta Pickering
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Pickering, Alberta
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: CA01300372
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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"Miss Butta"

May 24, 1894
January 20, 1983
John Thomas Funeral Home
12:00 1:30
Christ Church Methodist
2:00 3:00
Christ Church Methodist
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
3:00 4:00
Western Cemetery No. 2
thursday, January 27, 1983

~~s.~ r U rq.t


Oh, Miss Butta stood her grounds til the day she died
More stubborn than a mule, as kind as a mother caring her her newborn
So set in her ways, it was hard for her to accept that selling under
the bungalow was only for the well.
Not wanting to settle for anything less would sell one small heap of lime
outside on the step
That one small heap made enough money to feed a multitude, plus
the many grand children that passed her by.
Yes, Miss Butta stood her grounds til the day she died.
If you say she was wrong, would cuss and fuss til someone
else calmed her down.
If you tried to cheat her out of money, would count better and
faster than any machine
If you pass her by, knew your car, your voice, to the
shape of your head.
Oh, Miss Butta stood her grounds til the day she died.
Ears so good, could hear every step or sound above her head
Memory so keen could give details that even you had forgotten
Hid every dime, from under the mattress, to the cupboard, to the cloth
over the showcase, or tied to the end of the tail of her head rap.
Hey you 'giel', Hey you 'bwoy'
Remember Miss Butta stood her grounds til the day she died
Remember Miss Butta sitting on the step with her sole companion -
Cuttie the Parrot
Remember that kind face that you couldn't hurriedly say
'hi or by', but had to stop and chat to pass the time by.
Oh yes remember Miss Butte as the woman who stood her grounds til
the day she died.
By: Denise Callwood-Brathwaite
"Hey you giel"


HYMN: All Praise To Our Redeeming Lord No. 745
PSALM No. 27
SOLO: Florencia Gordon
EULOGY: Denise Callwood Brathwaite
HYMN: A Round The Throne of God in Heaven No. 666


Delphene Venzen Charles Federick Venzen
Evangeline Venzen Ebenezer Venzen
Emmer Frett

Victor Benjamin Lettsome, Sr. Islin Scattiliffe Lettsome
Juliet Lettsome Callwood Victor Lettsome, Jr.
Elna Parry Alphonsd Lettsome
Zelma Lettsomel Vincent Lettsome
Manulita Mayers Lionel Lettsome

19 Great Grand Children 3 Great Great Grand Children
Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Alphonso Lettsome
Vincent Lettsome
Romeio Lettsome

Victor Lettsorie, Jr.
Lionel Lettsome
Leco Frett


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