Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Isiah Rodgers
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Isiah Rodgers
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Isiah Rodgers
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Rodgers, Isiah
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
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: CA01300413
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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IJbe Celebration

of the JLife of











stiaib )3obsers
FEBRUARY 4, 1922 OCTOBER 13, 1996


FUNERAL SERVICES
Tuesday, October 22, 1996
VIEWING: .
Memorial Moravian Church
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
SERVICE: 10:00 a.m.
~. .. ."I.NTERMENT: Western Cemetery #2
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ISIAH was born to Mary and James Rodgers on February 4,
1922 In Frederlcksted, St. Crolx. He was the oldest of six
children, including Margaret, Alphonso, Sarah. Regina and Ina who
preceded him in death.
Islah, affectionately known as Bones to most of his friends,
came to St. Thomas to live in the early 40's, where he worked for
Bluebeard's Castle Hotel as a driver. He also worked as a heavy
equipment operator for the VI. Cooperation.
He drove taxis both part-time and full-time until December
2, 1972, when he was hit from behind by a loaded truck that caused
him to suffer until his death.



Suvlvors

W IFE .......................................................................... Em elda Rodgers
SONS........................................ Orville, Lionel. Darrll and Errol Rodgers
DAUGHTERS.....:............................ Bernice Velasquez. Romona Faoye,
SDawn & Lynette Rodgers
BROTHER............................................................... Alphonso Rodgers
SISTERS ............................................. Margaret Thomas, Regina Daniel
& Sarah Jones
STEP-CHILDREN............................Delrold and Levron "Paps" Sarauw,
Bernice Sarauw-Turnbull &
Nieresta Sarauw Comelro
DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW.................... Letetla P Rodgers. Nancy Rodgers
SONS-IN-LAW........................................ Richard Foaye. Felix Velasquez
SISTERS-IN-LAW ..................,........;....... Kathleen Rodgers, Vera Irwin
ADOPTED DAUGHTER..................................................... Rita Vessup
Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren Nieces and Nephews
-too numerous to mention
SPECIAL FRIENDS ..................... Zeathea Armstrong. Yvonne Phillips,
Maria Hernandez, Pastor Ralph Prince
and the Moravian Church Family








Order of Service
OPENING HYMN...#106 ........................... ............-..........The Stie is O'er
LITURGY .................................. ............ ... ............. Ps 87-89
st SCRIPTURE READING...Ps. 27........................................... Leteta P Rodgers
HYMNS# 171 ............................................................. My Foa h Looks Up to Thee
2nd SCRIPTURE READING...I Cor 15:51-58 ............................. Janelle Sarauw
HYMN #351 ........ ........................................... .... For a the Sant Who From
Their Labor Rest
MEDITATION .................... ........................................... Pastor Ralph Prince
LITURGY con'd
HYMN #209 ..................... ..................... .... ............................... And C n Be
BENEDICTION
RECESSIONAL HYMN #236 ................................... Come Ye That Love The Lord






Pollbearers
Darril Rodgers Leon Battiste Orville Rodgers
Errol Rodgers Robelto Cornelro Bassanio David


Honorary Pallbearers
Levron Sarauw Angel Cornelro Gordon Thomas
Delroid Sarauw Wendell Thomas Lloyd Thomas
Mario Turnbull Lovell Thomas Randolph Smith
Kelvin Matone




























1Tibutes


After the death of our father in 1943, Bones became the father figure of five younger
children of our family. I could have always called on him when I needed his advice on
anything that I plan to do. In the later days of his illness, it hurt me very much to see
how he had become because I couldn't communicate with him. Sleep on my brother,
you are now at peace.
Love, Al
My brother-in-law was a warm and caring person with a wonderful sense of humor. He
always gave good, sensible advice. I will miss him but I know that he is in a better place.
May he rest in peace.
Kathleen
Brother,
Your life has been a milestone to me: caring, sharing and showing uncondi-
tional love. I am truly blessed that you shared such a big part in my life. A great man
who has made a mark iri my life. Memories of you in my heart grow fonder. You are
gone but not forgotten, for a life that touches the heart of others lives on forever.
Your loving Sister
Margaret







Uncle Bones. you surely possessed all the qualities needed to make a good stepfather.
You were patient, loving. generous and kind. We learned a lot from you. Your sense of
humor will surely be missed. We're thankful that you corrected us by talking to us. you
never hit You were so soft-spoken the words had an effect on us. Our children also
benefited from your kindness. It's been very hard these past years not being able to
communicate with you, since that was what we all enjoyed doing. Thanks for being a
part of our lives. You believed in the Almighty and we're confident that you're now
resting peacefully In His long arms.
Your Stepchldren
Bernice. Levron. Nieree

To Daddy.
To wish you peace
The kind of peace that only God can give
A deep heaifull of serenity
For every day that you lived
To wish you love and courage
For the challenges life bring
Along with every confidence that
God will handle things.

Although you have departed, your spirit;
Golden heart and fiery eyes will dwell
With me forever. I love you Daddy.
Rest In peace.
Your Daughter
Lynette (B.Ka) Bakeea

S-Integrity is what you taught us

b -Singing to his Savior
S-Inspiration to us all

S-Away from your pain and suffering

-Honorable hero

Grampa.
The time has come when you must depart from us. We will always remember
what you taught us about life. Rest in peace until we meet again in that special place.
Lead home sweet home.
Yor loving Grandchlldrn

To know Bones was to love him. David and I were fortunate to know him and we loved
him to the end. Rest in peace. Bones.
Your other chiden
Rita essup & son, David
To my Dearest Loving Grandpa,
I remember coming to St Thomas every summer and you telling me what-
ever I do be serious minded. However it doesn't matter, I cherish the days you catched
with me. I know if you were able you would have made many trips to see me fulfill your
request, but I will see you one day looking straight at me from the stands playing proes-
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slonal baseball not wtth the Dodgers, against them (smile). Until we meet again rest in
peace
Your grandson. Mackeel
To my bovng Grandpa,
Although I didn't have the opportunity to know you as much as my brother
did. I learned you were a king of sports and you were concerned about our feelings, our
studies and any other thing that was important to us. You might be gone but not
forgotten. Rest in Fbace.
Love your granddaughter, Mackela
Daddy,
I remember the times when you use to teach me my times-tables. Sorry you
didn't get the chance to teach your great grandkids. Your death was so sudden, but I will
always keep you in my heart. I won't forget to tell the kinds about you. Rest in peace.
Tll we meet again.
Your grand & great grandkids
Alsha, Ahiem, Genmequa and Amequa
Daddy,
Your death was so sudden that we didn't get a chance to say goodbye. But
we will keep you in our hearts rest in peace
Your grandchildren
Toklya, allbah. Taheeda. Hanlah
Uncle Bones,
The uncle that I didn't get to know the way that I wanted to. Rest in Peace.
Your great nieces
Sharon. Lady lanna & Khadyjah







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the many family members and friends who took the time to call,
sold a prayer or visited us we express sincere thanks and apprecla-
flon.
All you did, whatever part, whether great or small, made our bur-
den easier to bear.
May Almighty God richly bless you now and always

Following the Interment
the family will retire quietly
Thanks for your understanding.


Supfem Prflanl 774.S441




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