Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Virginia Robinson
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Virginia Robinson
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Virginia Robinson
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Robinson, Virginia
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: CA01300409
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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1915 1996
Virginia Potter Robinson departed this world and went Home to be
with the Lord on Saturday, May 25th, 1996.
She was born on the beautiful island of Santo Domingo, the fifth of six
children born to Elizabeth Thomas and Morris Potter.
She was a domestic engineer and spent most of her life raising her
children, and being a good mother to her many grandchildren and great
Virginia was a member of the Moravian Church and was an active
member of the Sunday SchooL She could always be found extending a
hand to anyone in need, or lending an ear to those who needed to talk.
She was much loved by everyone who knew her, young and old alike.
She will always be missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Robinson, her
mother, Elizabeth Thomas, father, Morris Potter, and a brother, Max
Potter, and three children, Ruth Henry, Alphonso Robinson and Federico
She is survived by her children Francisco Potter of Curacao, Henritta
Robinson-White of Guam, Patria Robinson-Martin of Olympia, Washing-
ton, Morris Robinson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Carmen Robinson-
Josey of Portsmouth, Ohio, Dekia Robinson of St Thomas, Lorenzo
Robinson of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, and Naomi Smith of Tortola, BVI;
two brothers, Alturo Potter and Clarence Thomas of Curacao; two sisters,
Veronica Vasquez of Santo Domingo, Maria Padomsing of Curacao;Thirty-
Five Grandchildren: Saharia, Daryl, Debra, Joann, Diana, Alexander, Chris-
topher, Delvin, Guy, David, Fadalia, Daniele, Morris Jr., Federico Jr.,
Teresa, Edwardo, Dale, Joel, Juliana, LaDonna, Jamar, Jeffrey, Jermaine,
David, Avery, Carmen, Tanya, Tamika, Lorenzo Jr., Clarke, Delores,
Recia, Agard, Philip, Mitchell; and Twenty-Nine Great Grandchildren,
several nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Agard Smith, Jr., Francisco Potter, Dale Robinson,
Morris Robinson, Rio Peterson, Eustice Samuel

Order of Service
HYMN ................................... Nearer My God To Thee
LITURGY FOR BURIAL OF THE DEAD .................p. 87-89
HYMN ............................... When Peace Like A River
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING: ..........................Psalm 121
SECOND SCRIPTIURE READING: ................... Romans 8:31-39
HYMN ...................................... How Great Thou Art
LITURGY, Continued ..................................... p. 89-92
HYMN ................................ His Eyes Is On The Sparrow

liymns at the Church


My Mother and my friend. This is a very hard day for me. Arriving
home and not finding you there. It's hard to believe I will not see you
scurrying around the kitchen fixing meals for those of us home to visit! I
close my eyes and know as soon as they are opened you'll be walking out
of the bedroom. My regrets are that we did not spend enough time
together. I know I was your "problem child" but I want you to know I
have always and will always love you.
I will continue to take your memories with me. I shall never forget
you. Everything is only for a season, and one day we will see each other
again. Until then, sleep on my mother, my friend. Love,
Your daughter, Carmen Joeey

Farewell to Mama ... How does a child say goodbye to a mother so
grand. When good bye this time is so final! Mama, I remember the good
times and the bad ones but the good far outweighed the bad. I
remember bad days after Dad died and you had no one to turn to for help
with your nine children. You decided to go to St Thomas to find work
and make a life for your loving children. As far as I knew, St. Thomas
was at theend of the world. But with your love and boxes each and every
Saturday, you let us know that you were near. But Mama, I also remem-
ber the good days when we were all together again. I remember the
songs we sang at Christmas, I remember the day I saw your first white
hair. But most of all I remember how beautiful and kind you were, and
how special you made each and every one of us feel
Mama, we all love you. And I will never forget that you were my
mother. I Love You, Virginia "Potter" Robinson, "Mama."
Morris A. Robinson

My Dearest Mother and Aunt... Mama, it's sad to see that you've left
us so soon without saying goodbye. As I think on all the love that you've
shown me, it puts a smile on my face and brightens my day.
You were a mother who was always willing to lend a helping hand.
Your sudden passing has saddened me, but we never can tell our destiny
in life. I will never forget you and you will always be in my heart Whom
we love, God loves best May your soul rest in peace.
Your long daughter Nomie

Mama I can not tell in these few lines all the love and respect I feel
for you. Even from so far away you were always right next to my heart.
Thank you for unconditionally loving me when no one else could. Thank
you for guiding me when 1 thought I was lost. Thank you, God, for
giving me Virginia Robinson as my grandmother. We will meet again
Mama, and then I can tell you these things face to face. Until then, Peace
be with you. Love,
Debra Robinson-White

Mama, who is going to ask me now, did you tell your grandmother
where you are going? Who is going to call me now and ask me if the lady
has any red pea soup today? Mama, you were like my second grand-
mother. I will miss you. May you rest in peace 'till we meet again.
Janace Matthias

May you rest in peace
until we meet again
I will be missing you.
Eternal Love,
Maria Barnes, Roebuck and Richards families


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