ALICE KETURAIl REFSE
Wednesday, December 14, 1983
ALL SAINTS CATHEDRAL
St.Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Interment At Western Cemetery
St. lThomis. V.I.
ALICE KETURAlI REESE
Alice Keturah Wallace Reese was born to Alice Drum-
mond and Patrick James Wallace on the island of St.Thomas
on December 5, 1891.
She attended the DaniSh Convent School Upon com-
pletion she was a Seamstress. In 1919 she met Mr. Percival
tI. Reese from Jamaica, British West Indies. On August 10,
1921 they were joined in holy wedloc* and from this union
they were blessed with three daughters and two sons.
Alice was a very devoted mother and lived a christian
life. 1Her husband was deceased in 1942 leaving her to care
their five children. Alice was a choir member and Sunday
School teacher at All Saints Cathedral for many years, and
also an active member of "The Women of All Saints."
Her devotion to her five children and to God has
made her ninety-two years most rewarding.
On Tuesday. December 6, 1983 at 5:55 A.M. Alice
K. Reese departed this life just as she had lived quietly.
May She Rest In Peace.
Hilda Reese Daniel
Esther Reese Francois
Estrid Reese Harthman
Percival H. Reese
Harold B. Reese
Joann D. Reese Brown
Jackquelin Reese Lopez
Michael A. Daniel
Estrid Harthman Phaire
Arthur E. Harthman, Jr.
Clement Daniel II
Harolyn Reese Wise
Harold Reese, Jr.
Alma T. Francois
Harold Recse III
Wallace Phaire. Jr.
Keturah 0. Brown
Nieces & Nephews. ............ .Wallaces, Roberts, Millins
Mrs. Elaine Reese
Mrs. Ingrid Reese
Many Other Relatives
Capt. Clement Daniel II
Sgt. Harold Reese, Jr.
Arthur E. Harthman.Jr.
Felix V. Esquerdo
Mr. Frank Francois
Judge Almeric Christian
Arthur E. Harthman. Sr.
AS I REMEMBER GRANNY
Each of us today can recall a personal first memory of our
coming to know you. For me, it was the experience of living in
your house, the house which you so proudly told us that our grand-
father left for you. Even at four years old, I remember the day
of our moving in. I was impressed with the house, its many rooms,
and especially the yard with the mango, genip, guava, line and
cotton trees which you nurtured.
You often recounted to us grandchildren the different events
and experiences you had in that house as you natured from a young
bride and another, to the wise and respected matriarch of our dear
family. So, Cranny, for me, you have been both a physical and
symbolic force In my maturing life.
You were always there at hone to watch over us and lend a
helping hand. I shall always remember the fine native dishes you
often prepared for us. You always showed us love and generosity;
but you disciplined us as well, which shaped our development into
nature adults. Whenever we were sick. you always had some remedy
to soothe our pain and discomfort.
I renenber the various times you chatted with your friends
and reminisced of old times. Little did we realize then that what
you were sharing were vivid accounts of a fine and distinctive cultural
heritage cnat has slowly disappeared.
On December 5, 1983 you made your ninety-second birthday.
You lived in the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries ana you were able
to experience the changes in values and lifestyles of families and
our society over the years.
Like the mango tree whose roots keep spreading, you and
your influences are well rooted in all our lives.
Like the genip tree which has encased its seed in a bright
green shell, so too, your unwavering affection for us has
encased us with hope and sell-esteem.
Like the guava tree, the fruits ot your labor will continue
to be manifested in the accomplishments of all of your offspring.
Like the line tree, you were able to be "prickly" when life
necessitated it, to protect the ones you loved and cherished.
Like the cotton tree, you have given us the material with
which to fashion our lives.
Granny, today we say THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE For us
there will be no last respects, but rather, an everlasting respect
for you, your character, your strength, and your undying love for us.
As you always said to us whenever we left home to go away,
"Yake care and God be with you 'til we neet again".
We celebrate today your entrance into Glory, for as Jesus
himself said: "I an the Resurrection and the Life: he that believeth
in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live".
Joanne Rease Brown
ALL YOUR GRANIXM|ILDM'.H
A TRIBUTE TO GRANNY
Throughout our year's of growing up, Granny was there, al-
ways ready to give her warm advice and wisdom she acquired
during her many years here on earth. She represented the
true role model of what a grandmother is.
Her generosity was limitless.
Her concern for others, genuine.
Her love. abundant.
I remember the many times where I, as well as the other
grandchildren would always have Granny to depend on and
to chat with in time of need. or just to enjoy her unique and
She shared with us the precious memories of our dear Grand-
father, who passed away before we got to know him. Thanks
to Granny, we experienced our grandfather in such a way
that is only second best to'actually knowing him.
Words alone cannot describe the impression Granny has left
on us all. She was an honest hard-working, loving Christian
woman, which makes us proud to be grandchildren of hers.
Granny, you are gone from our midst, but not from our
thoughts. We love you. Never will the blessings and love you
gave depart from our memories. I rest assured that you now
have eternal peace and happiness in heaven with our Lord.