Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Lionel V. Roberts Jr.
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Lionel V. Roberts Jr.
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
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Language: English
Creator: Estate of Lionel V. Roberts Jr.
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Subject: Roberts, Lionel V., Jr.
Human relations
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
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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: CA01300408
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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In Loving Memory


al.


LIONEL V. ROBERTS, JR.
(JANUARY 19. 1909 MARCH 24. 1983)






-CHURCH SERVICES-
MEMORIAL MORAVIAN CHURCH
WEDNESDAY. MARCH 30.1983 11:00 A.M.


-INTERMENT-
EASTERN MORAVIAN CEMETERY

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EULOGY






The third of five children of Lionel and Anita Roberts, Lionel
II was born on January 19, 1909 in St. Thomas, V.I.
After completing the 9th grade of St. Thomas Junior High School,
there being no further educational advancement at the time, he
left for New York City where he resided for many years.
On his return he worked at the then Submarine Base. Later he
held jobs at the Lottery and Tax offices. In the '60's he was ap-
pointed U.S. Marshal and served in that position until his retire-
ment in the early 70's.
His love for music endeared him to the St. Thomas Community
Band, where he held membership for more than 50 years.
Lionel died on Thursday, March 24, 1983 at the St. Thomas
Hospital after a brief illness.
A devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, his pres-
ence will be greatly missed, but his family takes consolation in the
words of Jesus to his disciples: "Let not your heart be troubled.....
I go and prepare a place for you."





SI'RVIVORS

WIFE ...................................... VERA ROBERTS
DAUGHTERS .............................. LULEE PETERSEN
LEOLA HERMAN
LOLA RICHARDS
LEONA RAYMO

DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW................ .......... .. .MAYSIA ROBERTS
DELTA ROBERTS

SONS ......................................LEON ROBERTS
LIONEL ROBERTS, III
LLOYD ROBERTS

SISTFRS ................................. LUCILLE ROBERTS
LEONA BENJAMIN

AUNT ....................................... ALICE REESE

21 GRANDCHILDREN, 5 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
and
MANY NIECES. NEPHEWS, COUSINS AND OTHER
RELATIVES

PALLBEARERS


LISTON POWELL, Sr.
LEON ROBERTS
ELROY PICKERING
CLARENCE FRANCIS


ALBERTO DONASTORG
LIONEL ROBERTS III
CHARLES HENRY
LEON WILLIAMS


HONORARY PALLBEARERS


DAVID A. BENJAMIN
JUDGE ALMERIC CHRISTIAN
EMANUEL HODGE
LINCOLN POWELL
HYPOLITE ROEBUCK


FREDDIE CAMERON
BASSANIO DAVID
NATHAN MOSES
ALFONSO RODGERS
ALLAN WILLIAMS


USHERS


DAVID A. BENJAMIN
ALFONSO RODGERS


VALENCIO GUILER
BERTCHEL THOMAS




A TKIBUIE 10 LIONEL

"BY JUDGE ALMERIC CHRISTIAN




"Death stamps the characters and conditions of men for
eterity As death finds them in the Word. so will they
be in the next. Emmons

As it must to all mortals, death came to Lionel Valdemar Roberts, Jr., on
March 24, 1983. As ever, and as Horace has truly said, "death approaches
with an equal step, and knocks indiscriminately at the door of the cottage
and the portals of the palace."
Born on the 19th day of January, in the year of our Lord, 1909, the son
of Anita Roberts, nee Wallace and Lionel Valdemar Roberts, Sr., in Charlotte
Amalle, St. Thomas, where he spent his early life and grew to manhood.
Perforce one cannot detail the many significant events of each of the
seventy-four years, so well and fully lived. One can only remark briefly on a
few of the sterling qualities for which this man, for years the veritable patri-
arch of the Roberts family, will long be remembered.
As head of household and clan, his way of caring and sharing added a pos-
itive dimension to the lives of those around him. His whole being he dedicated
to the making and shaping of his family circle. Such was his role as husband
and father.
Inspiring leader! Never a quitter. For him "it was always too soon to quit."
Surely he must have adopted as his guiding principles, the truism, that a person
cannot teach what he does not know, nor lead where he does not go.
Talented musician! The many years devoted to the Community Band will
not soon be forgotten. The fame of his trombone, almost, but not quite
matches, that of the baritone horn of his late uncle.
A truly zestful sportsman, an avid lover of the "sport of kings." His un-
wavering dedication to athletics, in all its phases is too well known to bear
further mention.
Not always the mildest mannered of gentlemen, yet gentleman he was,
to the core. And beneath the seeming crusty exterior, beat "a heart that was
full of the love of loving." No, he was not without fault. "He is ALL fault
who hath NO fault at all." Thus he had his touch of earth.
And Now, he has trod the path which all men must. Those of us who sur-
vive are truly thankful for the example he has shown and set. Eternity only
will reveal whether we, like him, have made the best use of our time. "His
time was come. He ran.his race." May he rest in peace!


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ORDER OF SERVICE

CHURCH SERVICES


HYMN 187 .............................."To God Be the Glory"
THE OFFICE: "Burial of the Dead"....................... P. 87-89
HYMN 209 ................................. "And Can It Be"
SCRIPTURE ............................. Matthew I1 vs. 25-30
MEDITATION
HYMN 106 ................................ "The Strife Is O'er"
THE LITANY & CLOSING PRAYERS...................... P. 89-92
CLOSING HYMN .........................."How Great Thou Art"
THE BENEDICTION

GRAVESITE
SELECTIONS.................................Community Band


THE SERVICE OF COMMITTAL

HYMN 186 ................................ "Blessed Assurance"
SELECTION ................ ............... Reformation Choir
SANKEY 944................. "I've Reached the Land of Corn and Wine"
'Hear 0 Lord the Sound of My Call"
"Sleen on, Beloved. Sleen on Take Thy Rest"


Officiating ................... .... The Rt. Revd. G. Oliver Maynard
Rev. Nathaniel Thomas
Dr. Rev. Charles Peters
Organist..................................... Agnes Hendricks
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IN MEMORIAL
"THE MAN ON THE PORCH
LIONEL ROBERTS, JR.

Some tarry, some linger.
To some they pss the test
Others depart so quickly
But with God "dead" we must.

We have no way of escaping
When God says, "Let's go."
He is the one man we can't refuse,
But we would like time to say, "Father, please forgive."

The "Marshal" was a firm man.
Who lived and talked what be thought was right
He walked quietly, unless provoked
Which easily could have been done through ignorance,
politics and sports.

He was a lover of many sports.
At horse racing "Prince Oak" was his delight
In baseball he was from round the field
So right away you know "Jesters" was his team.

He was a man who lived for his family
nstilling in them to work diligently.
"By the sweat of the brow, man must eat."
And that kept "Roberts" on his feet.
He was a strong advocate of such saying
"Father and Mother may have; but God bless the child
that has his own."

So "Lionel" as you yonder sleep
Keep in mind that we all will one day meet.
And as you join felow musicians, gone on before
I know this will be a band
That none on earth can compare.

From the family of Lockhart Elementary School
To the family of "Roberts" household
We cannot undo the sorrow of today.
But with that 'strong" faith in God
You can look forward to a better tomorrow.
-EDWITA "TIN TIN" GUMBS
Lockhart Elementary School




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