Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Olympia Robles
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Olympia Robles
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Olympia Robles
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Robles, Olympia
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
 Notes
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.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: CA01300412
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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Olympia Robles was born on November 2,1905 on the island of St. Thomas
to the late Romelia Credo and Herbert Robles. She was the mother of one son,
the late Roy Pedrito Stagger of South Carolina. The youngest of five children,
she outlived three sisters and one brother.
"Miss Limpy," as she was lovingly known, was a devoted mother, aunt,
grandmother, and "Nana." In the early 1930's "Miss Limpy" traveled to New
York City where she lived for several years before returning to settle in her
beloved St Thomas. Her livelihood was baking tarts, sweetbreads and other
native goodies. She was "Nana" to several families, including the Watsons of
St. Thomas.
"Limpy" spent the last two years as a resident of the Queen Louise Home
for the Aged. She was admitted to the St Thomas Hospital Intensive Care.
Unit on March 3rd and passed away on March 10, 1995 after a brief illness.
We will miss her dearly and take solace in knowing that she has joined the
Church Triumphant. May she rest in peace.




GRANDDAUGHTERS ... Shirley VanBeverhoudt,
Beatrice Christian, Sharon Edwards, Joycelyn Stagger,
Patricia Stagger, Carolyn Stagger, Cynthia Stagger
GRANDSONS ... Alvin Stagger, Louis Stagger
DAUGHTER-IN-LAW ... Louise Stagger
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN ... Deborah Meade,
Cori, Eugene and Paul Christian, Chaunne Principal
Four Great-Great-Grandchildren
GRANDSON-IN-LAW... Roland VanBeverhoudt
NIECES... Leona Matthias, lona Williams,
June Vanholten, Lydia Douglas, Esther Leslie
NEPHEWS... Alphonso Nibbs, Ramon Matthias, Sr., Clifford Callwood
HONORARY GRANDCHILDREN ... Lorraine Watson-Cranston,
Margaret Watson-Gallo, Ruth Watson-Comissiong, First Lady Barbara
Watson Schneider, Michael Watson, Douglas Watson, Anna Watson
SPECIAL FRIENDS... Estella Thomas, Pearl Green,
Dr. Sylvester McDonald





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THE PREPARATION
RECEPTION OF THE BODY .....................Prayer Book, page 466
EULOGY
THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD
ENTRANCE HYMN ............................ The Strife Is O'er, #208
THE BURIAL ANTHEMS ........................Prayer Book, page 491
THE COLLECT ................................. Prayer Book, page 493
THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
FIRST READING .............................. Shirley VanBeverhoudt
Isaiah 25:6-9, God Will Wipe Away Every Tear
PSALM 121 ...................................... Prayer Book, page 473
SECOND READING .................................... Leona Matthias
Revelation 21:2-7, Behold, God Makes Every Thing New
HYMN ..................................... His Eye Is On the Sparrow
THE HOLY GOSPEL: I Am the Good Shepherd ............... John 10:11-16
THE HOMILY .......................................Fr. Julian Clarke
THE APOSTLES' CREED ........................Prayer Book, page 496
THE PRAYERSOF THE PEOPLE ................Prayer Book, page 497
THE CONCLUDING COLLECT ................ Prayer Book, page 498
THE PEACE
THE HOLY COMMUNION
OFFERTORY SENTENCE
OFFERTORY HYMN ............................. How Great Thou Art
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING ................... Prayer Book, page 367
THE LORD'S PRAYER ............................Prayer Book, page 364
THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD .................Prayer Book, page 364
INVITATION TO COMMUNION
COMMUNION HYMN ..................Just As I Am Without One Plea
POST COMMUNION PRAYER ...................Prayer Book, page 498
THE COMMENDATION
PRAYER BOOK ............................................. Page 499
THE BLESSING
RECESSIONAL HYMN ................................. And Can It Be
AT THE GRAVESIDE .................................. The Committal



Roland VanBeverhoudt, Franklin VanBeverhoudt, Charles Martin,
Ralston Christopher, Joey Cranston, Warren Gruel, Ramon Matthias, Sr.
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My Dearest Grandmother... You took me when I was seven months old
from my mother and raised me until I became a woman. You made sure that
I got my education and I am very proud of everything I learned from you
before you passed away. I prayed with you and squeezed your nose .... you
told me I was squeezing it too hard. I love you always, may your rest in peace.
Your granddaughter, Shirley VanBeverhoudt
Granny ... You were always there when I came home from school. I would
open the door and there you were, sitting in your chair at the head of the table.
Whenever I got out of line, you were the one to put me back in line. You were
always there when I needed you. I could always count on you to tell me what
to do and make sure I did it. Well, I know you are sitting in your favorite chair
looking down, and I know you will keep helping me do the right thing. I love
you always.
Deborah
Auntie... I will miss the times we spent together praying and reading the
scriptures. Your faith in God has been a great influence on my life and I will
always hold dear the Scripture Verse you gave me... "They that wait upon
the Lord shall renew their strength: They shall mount up with wings as
eagles: They shall run, and not be weary: And they shall walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40-31. Rest in peace until we meet again.
Love, Leona
"The Lady" ... From the time you were born you were a "Lady." Grand,
pompous and loving, you dressed as a lady, leaving noting in arrears but
always displaying the virtues of a lady. The truth was your forward, whether
great or small, you always displayed obedience in an aura to your God. Rest
in peace.
Ramon
"For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principali-
ties, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth,
nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which
is in Christ Jesus, Our Lord." Romans 838-39
Your nieces and nephews, June, Leona, ona, Cliford, Alfonso, Ramon
I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Olympia Robles, "Mama
Limpy," as she was affectionately called. Mama Limpy cared for me, as well
as my sisters and brothers, as I was growing up, but she was more than a
caretaker; she was almost mother-like in the ways in which she provided us
with love, comfort and guidance whenever we needed her. One of the
qualities I loved most about Mama Limpy was her wisdom, which one would
say was almost poetic. She imparted her knowledge to all she knew, but most
importantly, she imparted her love. She will be missed by all who knew her.
On behalf of the people of the Virgin Islands, Roy joins me in extending
heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Olympia Robles. We pray









hey may find comfort in knowing that Mama Limpy has now passed on to a
better life. May she rest in peace.
Barbara Schneider, First Lady of the Virgin Islands
Mama Limpy, I will miss you terribly. Just last Thursday you were giving
me your words of wisdom about married life, unto to me the last thing we
would speak about. nIl never forget the days "around the Coast," in building
28 of Pearson Gardens, the Maubi, the sweetbread, the cussings, the praises,
the pot spoon and on and on. You lived a good life and we will all miss you,
but your time of rest has come. Rest in peace as we hold on to the fond
memories.
Love Lorraine
Dear Limpy ... I will miss you dearly. Being your neighbor for years and
years, I will miss your chats and greetings in the mornings almost daily on our
porches or by phone, cheering each other to enjoy our new day of life to the
fullest, knowing "Our Lord" is always with us. I know you are safely in His
comforting arms, "smiling" now. Until we meet again in Beulah Land,
Stella
My Beloved Friend Limpy" ... You are now safely in the arms of our Lord
Jesus I know, no more suffering or pain. I thank you for the nurturing and
advice you gave me as a sincere friend, to lead me to our Lord Jesus as our
only true salvation of love and peace. Limpy and I were very good friends.
You are out of your suffering now, rest in peace, dear friend.
Pearle Green
To a Dear Friend... Somewhere beyond this life our loved one is resting in
peace; a place where there will be no more suffering, no more pain and no
more sorrow. Limpy, we loved you, but God loved you best. May you rest in
peace.
Love Bea
To Our Loving Godmother... When we think of beauty and what it means
to us, the person that comes to our mind is our beautiful Nennie Limpy.
When we look for gentleness that flows softly through our days, it brings to
mind the gentle voice of our Nennie and her lovely ways. Nennie, you are
retiring from this life of work and toil, not to rest and waste away but to grow
in grace real tall. So now we lead a tribute from all of us today; may God
continue to bless and keep you in his own very special way.
Your Godchildren, Ellie, Volmie, Butty, Morse
Tribute to Miss Limpy ... I have known you for many years through your
granddaughter Shirley. Over the years I have found you to be a friendly, kind
and caring person. Now that you have left us and gone to your eternal home,
I pray that you are now resting in the hands of the loving Jesus. May you rest
in peace.
The Forbes family
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