Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Charles O'Neal Rawlins
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Charles O'Neal Rawlins
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
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Language: English
Creator: Estate of Charles O'Neal Rawlins
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Rawlins, Charles O'Neal
Human relations
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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: CA01300389
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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Dn Celebration of ihe Life of

Charles O'24eal S wlUins
pril 7, 1944 Sptembr 19, 1994

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Saturday, Septbber 24, 1994
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Verna Rawlins
Melvina Maynard
Ezekiel Maynard
Mason Rawlins
Jeanelle Daniel
Dr. Paul V. Maynard
Dr. Brenda R. Maynard, Millicent, Bernice, Inita,
Eloise and Prisca Maynard
Reuben Swanston, Lennard Swanston
Brainerd Maynard
Gillian Maynard
William Nisbett, Rev. Matine Nisbett, St. Clair Pemberton, Arthur
Pemberton, Solomon Philip, Thomas Pemberton, Jacinth Maynard,
Emerald Philip, Janice Malone
Elroy Greene, Clayton Mills
Karen Greene-Jeffers
Ezekiel Walters, Melford Newton
Francisco Depusior and family, Alford Howell and family, Clifford
Powell and family, Dr. Howard Newton and family, Valdora Powell
and family, Campbell Malone, Jasmine Thomas-Kelly-Brooks, Elsie
Berry, Rosetta Turnbull, Mavis Malone and family, Verna Smith and
family, Lynette Gumbe, Dr. Rajani and family, Wendell Huggins and
Family, the Honorable Dr. Simeon Daniel and family, Rawlinson Isaac,
Joseph Philbert, Attorney Winston Taylor, Llewellyn Edmeade and
family, Gerald James, Anette Williams, Faculty and staff of the
University of the Virgin Islands, especially Ms. Magdeline Bryant,
Ce'Ce Rawlins and many more

Charks O'(.kal &awfins
Professor Charles ONeal; Rawlins was born on April 7th, 1944 to
Melvina Swanston Maynard, and Mason Rawlins at Webbes Ground,
Gingerland, Nevis. He received his early education at New River School
where he later served as teacher in training from 1958 to 1963. He then
worked in the Registra's Office in Nevis and St. Kitts from 1963 to 1970.
He relocated to StThomas in 1970 to pursue studies at the College of
the Virgin Islands (CVI). Needless to say, he excelled as an outstanding
student, and in 1974, he graduated with a
Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude, and worked for
Mr. Ezra Gomez, CP.A. Later, he joined the West Indian Company as
controller, and in 1979, he served as part-time faculty at CVI. In 1980, he
became a Certified Public Accountant, and earned a Masters Degree in
Accounting from Ohio State University. On his return to St. Thomas in
1982, he joined the Faculty at CVI with the highest recommendations.
As a faculty member, he considered himself a scholar and a student.
He was an avid reader, and he had an excellent knowledge of the latest
developments in the field of Accounting. He was well known for his
patience, thoroughness, stability, and availability to his students. As an
Accountant, he took pride in his work, especially if it was challenging.
Any Accounting assignment he undertook and completed could be put
to the closest scrutiny by the best Auditors and it would be impeccable.
He took great pride in what he did.
He was a member of several prestigious Accounting Organizations,
including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the
National Association of Accountants. He was also a member of the
Accounting Fraternity Beta Alpha Psi.
Professor Rawlins was Chairman of the Business Administration Divi-
sion at UVI, and contributed to the community by consulting for the
courts, the SBDA, the SBA, and the Small Business Development Center.
He was a proud member of the Rotary Club. He will be sorely missed by
students, friends, family and colleagues whose lives he had positively
influenced. May his soul rest in peace.

Dr. Paul V. Maynard, Brainerd Maynard, William Nisbett, Maurice
Simmonds, Ashton Julius, St Clair Pemberton

Dlonorar, alSbearers
Francisco Depusior, Elvin Smith, Ezekiel Walters

Order of &rvice
RECEPTION OF THE BODY .................. Prayer Book, page 466
ENTRANCEHYMN ......................... The Strife is Oer, 1208
THE BURIAL ANTHEM ..................... Prayer Book, page 491
THE COLLECT ............................. Prayer Book, page 493
THE FIRST READING ... To Comfort Those Who Mourn, Isaiah 61:1-3
PSALM 139:1-11 ........................... Prayer Book, page 474
THE SECOND READING Behold I Make All Things New, Rev. 21:2-7
HYMN ..................... From Every Stormy Wind That Blows
THE HOLY GOSPEL ............ I Am the Resurrection, John 11"21-27
THE APOSTLES' CREED .................... Prayer Book, page 496
THE PRAYERS OFTHE PEOPLE .............. Prayer Book, page 497
THE CONCLUDING COLLECT ............... Prayer Book, page 498
THE PEACE .............................. Prayer Book, page 360
HYMN ..........................Lord, It Belongs Not To My Care
PRAYER BOOK ........................................ page499
RECESSIONAL HYMN ........................ Lead Kindly Lght


For our life to come to blossom,
We must feel both joy and pain,
Flowers can't burst forth in color;
With just sunshine and no rain.
We would feel quite disheartened,
If our skies were always grey,
So God makes his light shine on us,
And gives us each a sunny day.
If we learn to please him always,
In all we say and do,
We'll accept the pain and sorrow,
Then the joy will come to us too,
Charles you have always told me,
When the road gets mighty rough,
Keep your chin up,
And today, I'll do just that.
Your wife, Vema.

Dear Son... You will be greatly missed by us. We love you dearly but
Jesus loves you best. We shall meet at the resurrection morning son, with
the hope of eternal bliss. Our memories of you shall not jade but will be
cherished forever. With love for you
Mr. & Mrs. E. Maynard
Tribute to my Brother... I thank God for a brother like you. From
childhood days, you were always there for me. You encouraged me to
learn and taught me not to be afraid to complete any task however
difficult. It was your advice and encouragement which helped me to be
successful in my chosen fields.
You are indeed my role model and hero. I have monitored your many
successes and admired you for your determination and tenacity for which
you reaped just rewards. Whatever the problem, you were always there.
You listened attentively, did not pass judgement, or criticize, but sympa-
thized always in your soft tone of voice, and this brought excellent

Now whenever difficulties and trials come as they would, I'LL try to
recall your many words of wisdom, and solve my problems. You will be
greatly missed, but I have great joy in knowing that you are now with
Jesus. Rest assured that we will meet some day when there will be no
separation. Rest in peace.
Loving sister and friend, Milicent.

My dear brother Charles,
Words cannot express the sorrow I feel, I have lost a wonderful, loving
brother, my mentor, my adviser and my very good friend. I feel privi-
leged to have had you for a brother. I will mis you terribly. Your passing
has left a void in my life. I cannot imagine not being able to call you on
the phone or drop by the house at any hour for advice, good conversation
or just to crack a few jokes. I will take comfort from knowing that you are
with our Lord and Savior in Heaven. I will never forget you dear brother.
You have passed from this life but you will always be alive in my heart
Until we meet again, Rest in peace dear brother, Rest in peace.
Love always, Your sister Bernice.

My dear brother Charles:
When I'count my blessings, I count you twice. You have gone to rest
but your indelible footprints would always be my compass in my en-
deavors for upward mobility and personal accomplishments. I was very
fortunate to have had a friend like you who would always tell me what I
should be told and not what I wanted to hear.
Your constants Spoke volumes of your caliber. You have always
practiced what you preached. You exhorted me to reach for the stars and
through the years you continually showed me how to achieve this goal,
by demonstrating your unbridled and unabridged commitment to every
thing that you did.
Your passing is a terrible trauma and a tragic loss. Frankly speaking, it
is a bomb shell that has opened a wound in my heart. I am truly
devastated by your passing. You would never ever be replaced As the
song writer said, we should trust in the Lord and do not despair because
he will see us through! So long my brother! Your work on earth is done!
Rest in peacelll
Your Loving Sister, Paulette

Tribute to Our Brother... He was our hero our big brother. Quietly
spoken, witty, intelligent accomplished in his chosen profession. Every-
thing that a role model should be. Supportive without passing judge-
ment, offering advice without being overbearing. He was a staunch
believer in the success of the family, puffing up with pride at each
achievement, consoling over disappointments, egging us on before com-

placency set m. He was the type ot person we wanted in our lives
Unfortunately, he has been cut down in his prime. We feel privileged
to have been associated with such a stalwart, and we are doubly pleased
that his life was a shining example to us all. He will be remembered
always with fondness and pride.
Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and
departing leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time. Rest in peace.
You deserve it
Brother, Dr Paul V. Maynard, and Sister, Dr Brenda R. Maynard.

To our Brother and Uncle ... You have been such a special person,
enriching our lives with your wonderful presence, your wisdom and
incredible understanding. You are gone but you will never be forgotten.
May your rest be long and sweet in the arms of your Lord.
With heartfelt affection, Sisters Eloise & Prisca, Nephew Brainerd.

Uncle Charles,
What can I say? There are no words that could possibly describe how I
feel right now. You'll never know how much the times we spent together
meant to me. Your wise words and ready wit made my life brighter and I
will always treasure the memories that we shared. I will do my very best
to use the knowledge that you bestowed upon me to ensure that when
you look down on me from Heaven you feel the pride in me that I felt in
being your niece.
loving you always, Gillian

Professor Rawlins ... You have touched our lives in a special way.
Now that you have gone, we will always remember some of the happy
times we shared together. With saddened hearts, we say, you're gone but
will never be forgotten.
Your friend & godson, Vera & Elvin Smith.

You played an important part in our lives, sharing your wisdom and
knowledge. It is so hard for us to face grief, but God knows best You are
gone, but not forgotten. May your soul rest in peace.
Mavis Malone & family.

The University community deeply regrets the untimely passing of
Professor Charles Rawlins. His was an impressive and long-standing
commitment to UVI, and he will be greatly missed by the faculty, stu-
dents and staff who knew him. Our sincere sympathies are with his
f D.S. Padda, Vice President, RLGA
for Dr. Orvile Kean, President

Professor Rawlins' students are his legacy. At the University of the
Virgin Islands his dedication to his students, particularly his accounting
students, was well known campus-wide. As an academician he stressed
excellence, valuing credentials and achievements. We will miss his pres-
ence, his contributions, and his expertise. He fought a valiant fight to the
end in his characteristic quiet and private manner. "I havefought a good
fight. I havefinished my course, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4,7. Rest in
peace, Charles.
Denis F. Paul, Ph.D, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Charles, your colleagues in the Division of Business Administration
have lost a dedicated and concerned friend and educator.
It seems as though your whole life was dedicated to the University of
the virgin Islands first as student, then as a faculty member and finally
as chair of the Division. It would appear that through extraordinary
determination and utmost tenacity, you were able to stall death until you
finished your term as chair, this past academic year.
You made significant advances and improvements in their accounting
program. Because of your fondness for reading and keeping abreast of
developments in your field, and with your professional involvement in
the community, you had the unique ability to make your courses relevant
and practical. You helped your students in their career search after
graduation and followed them as they advanced in their professions.
You exhibited such great pride whenever a student passed the CPA
Vema, to you and the family, we offer comfort and the assurance that
his memory will live on with us for years to come. Yes, we are truly going
to miss Charles.
The Business Administration Staff University of the Virgin Islands

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