Monday. December 22, 1986
Creques Funeral Home 11:00 am 1:00 pm
All Saints Catheral 2:00 pm
Western Cemetery No. One
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S SUR VIVORS
DAUGHTER Yvonne Plaskett Brutus
SONS Leon Plaskett
SCarl A. Plaskett
SISTERS Maria Charles
BROTHERS Justin Marsan
Julie "Jil" Marsan
SON-IN-I.AW Claudy Brutus
DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW Beverly C. Plaskett
SBROTHERS-IN-LAW Charles Hendricks
Many Nieces, Nephews,
other relatives and friends
Leon Plaskett / Roy Plaskett / Raymond Plaskett / Carl A. Plaskett
SYJ Victor Plaskett / Lloyd Plaskett / Lesmore Howard / Leslie Howard
SHONORAR Y PA LLBEARERS
larry Charles / Duane Motta / Malcolm Plaskett
SMel Plaskett / .othrop Richards / John Abramson
Rudel Chinncry / Dr. Orville Kean / Dr. Wilburn Smith
April 2, 1912 December 16, 1986
Born on April 2. 1912 to Josephita McTavos and Justin Marsan,
Adele received her grammar school education at Lincoln School and 6o
later attended the local high school. She was married for a time to
the late Raymond Plaskett. who served as chauffeur to various island
governors, and the couple had four sons, Leon, Roy, Raymond, Jr., ..
and Carl. and one daughter, Yvonne.
Adele began her career in the Department of Public Safety in Jan.
uary of 1948 as a Prison Matron. She held that position for a period i
of 24 years until she retired on May 21, 1972. She was the first Police
Matron in the Department of Public Safety in the St. Thomas St. .
John District. In her capacity as Police Matron, Adele supervised and ir
saw to the needs of male and female prisoners, as well as children in
the detention facility.
For many years she supervised the Youth Center at Fort Christian
and helped in the Police Athletic League's activities. During her tenure
in the Department of Public Safety, she worked under the leadership
of seven Police Commissioners and received many commendations for
her fine work.
In 1977, the Twelfth Legislature of the Virgin Islands passed
Resolution Number 849 for her twenty-four years of dedicated service
to the Department of Public Safety as a Police Matron.
After her retirement. Plaskett did volunteer work for several com-
munity organizations, including Social Welfare's Bureau of Day Care
Services, of which she was the senior volunteer. She was a member of
the Friends of Denmark. the American Association of Retired Persons '
and All Saints Ca:hedial's Women of the Church.
TO AUNT "NEN"
Freely she gave her love and abundantly love was returned to her. L ,O
What a wonderful testimony of life that is!
She loved her children without reservation. In all their endeavors
she was supportive and embraced them with a circle of warmth that was
To her sisters, brothers and her many grandchildren, nieces and nep-
hews she demonstrated a gift of caring and sharing that was beyond
family duty. Her ability to love us so fully just kept us coming back to ,.
receive more nurturing.
In the workplace at Fort Christian where she was a matron for
twenty-four years, she showed love and compassion to the prisoners as
well as her co-workers, many of whom remained life-long friends. b
Her community of friends and extended family is so vast that it is
impossible to comprehend how she had time to love each of them so
personally. She nursed the sick, fed the hungry and gave to the needy.
She laughed and rejoiced with them during their good times. She
fitted at them when she perceived that the circumstances required it.
She mourned or grieved with them or for them during sad times. (f,.
"'What a gift of loving that is!"
Most of all, she daily included God and her church in the center of
her life. In the final analysis that was the secret of her long and beauti-
ful life. She had and received God's love and she followed His com-
mandment to love thy neighbor as you love Me. She loved us unrequited-
ly and she received love abundantly.
We love you, "Nen." t,