Dn Loving JMemory
Edward JIugusto Scatliffe
October 8, 1920 J~arch 29, 1998
Monday, J4pril 6, 1998
Viewing 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
3ohm Thomas J~4emorial Chapel
funeral Service 10:00 a.m.
St. Jindrews Episcopal Church
DntermWnt at ckWstern Cemetery lo. 1
WIFE ... Medina Calistro Scatliffe
STEP-DAUGHTER... Beverly Seales
STEP-SON-IN-LAW... Tyrone Seales, Sr.
GRANDCHILDREN ... Tyrone Seals, Jr.,
Toya Seales, Tremaine Seales
SISTERS-IN-LAW... Estella Scatliffe,
Enid Scatliffe, Altagracia Calistro Padilla,
Bernice Calistro Harrigan, Melita Calistro Barthlett,
NIECES... Edris Brown, Novita George, Orna Parson
NEPHEW... Julian Scatliffe
SPECIAL FRIENDS... Reuben Branch,
Louis Rabsatt, Alphonse Krigger
George Piper and Joseph Gittens
GODCHILDREN... Melissa Hutchins,
David Blake, Gloria Henley, Lori Turnbull
OTHER RELATIVES ... Calistro, Smith,
Powell, Blake, Best, Farrington, Hill, Haynes
Anderson, Dalmida, Jennings and Rhymer Families
Tyrone Seales, Sr., Tyrone Seales, Jr., Dr. Ronald Harrigan
Aubrey Harrigan, Alfred Francis, George Piper
l honorary ?allbearers
Reuben Branch, Louis Rabsatt, Alphonse Krigger, Joseph Gittens
Toya Seales, Cherie Hendricks, Noreen Stout
Ldward JLuugusto Scatliffe
On October 8, 1920, Edward Augu~to Scatliffe, the fifth of six shin-
ing stars was presented to Sarah and Johnny Scatliffe who were resid-
ing in the Dominican Republic. When Edward was three years old, his
parents moved to the British Virgin Islands where he received his
formal education. Edward worked for a short while in the British
Virgin Islands and at the age of twenty, he moved to St. Thomas.
In 1962, Edward was joined in holy matrimony to Medina Calistro
his loving and faithful wife for thirty-six wonderful years. Throughout
their years together, Medina remained by his side up to the time of his
During his early years on St. Thomas, Edward worked at Arrendel
as a truck driver. He later joined Mannassah Bus Line and worked as
a bus driver. Edward joined the staff at the Virgin Islands Port
Authority in 1965 and served as a mate in the Marine Division. His
demonstrated initiative and dedication to his craft soon provided him
with the opportunity to further his education in the marine industry.
In 1982_he was rewarded as he earned his Captain's License and was
able to operate and navigate passenger carrying vessels. He also
served as a harbor pilot for the Virgin Islands Port Authority and in
1985, after twenty years of dedicated service, Edward retired.
He was an avid sportsman and maintained an active interest in
many sports, especially fishing. His favorite pastime was actively
debating the political issues of the day with his friends. He always
made sure that he was kept abreast of the political scene.
Edward was a very generous person who gave willingly of his time,
talent and treasure to his friends, family, community and church. He
was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and served as an Acolyte
and on the Board of Trustees. He eagerly supported the church and its
many functions as he continued to serve on many boards and commit-
tees. His love for the community and culture encouraged him to
become a member of the VI Taxi Association and the Mungo Niles
Edward was a wonderful person, energetic and full of life. His
hearty laughter rang out and filled the air with music and song. He
lived each day to its fullest as he always took the time to stop and smell
the roses. May Edward Augusto Scatliffe, our loving husband, father,
Godfather, uncle and friend find eternal rest and peace with his Lord
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Order of Service
Celebrant... The Reverend Canon Lionel S. Rymer
Minister of Music ... Flavie M. Gunthorpe
Minister of Ceremonies ... Leroy Claxton, Sr.
Lector .... Annette B. Dalmida (Reading I)
Lector ... Aloma Blake (Reading II)
Litanist ... Gloria A. Biske-Loberg
Oblation Bearers ... Alfred Corbett & Medina Scatliffe
Reception of thew Bod
The Celebrant meets the body at the door of the church and says:
With faith in Jesus Christ, we receive the body of our brother Edward
for burial. Let us pray with confidence to God, the Giver of life, that he
will raise him to perfection in the company of the saints.
Silence may be kept; after which the Celebrant says:
Deliver your servant, Edward, Oh Sovereign Lord Christ, from all evil,
and set him free from every bond; that he may rest with all your saints
in the eternal habitations; where with the Father and the Holy Spirit
you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Let us also pray for all who mourn, that they may cast their care on
God, and know the consolation of his love.
Silence may be kept; after which the Celebrant says
Almighty God, look with pity upon the sorrows of your servants for
whom we pray. Remember them, Lord, in mercy; nourish them with
patience; comfort them with a sense of your goodness; lift up your
countenance upon them; and give them peace; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
7he urial of the Dead 9Rite Two
All stand and sing the following hymn
REJOICE, ye pure in heart! Rejoice, give thanks and sing!
Your glorious banner wave on high, The cross of Christ your King.
Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice Give thanks, and sing.
That Christ has regarded my helpless
And hath shed His own blood for my
My sin oh, the bliss
of this glorious thought _
My sin not in part, but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross;
and I bear it no more:
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
O my soul!
For me, be it Christ,
be it Christ hence to live!
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No.pang shall be mine,
for in death as in life,
Thou wilt whisper
Thy peace to my soul.
But Lord, 'tis for Thee,
for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh, trump of the angell
Oh voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope! Blessed rest of my soul!
TAKE MY HAND,
0 PRECIOUS LORD
Precious Lord, Take my hand,
Lead me on, let me stand
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn.
Through the storms, through the
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand, precious Lord,
Lead me home.
When my way grows drear,
Precious Lord linger near,
When my life is almost gone,
Hear my cry, hear my call,
Hold my hand less I fall,
Take, my hand, precious Lord,
Lead me home.
When the darkness appear,
And the night draws near,
And the day is past and gone,
At the river I stand,
Guide my feet, hold my hand,
Take my hand, precious Lord
Lead me home.
For my loving husband Eddie ... Thank God for the many years we
enjoyed together and cared for each other. The time has come for us to
part, but I part with you knowing that it is well with your soul. Till we
meet again on that beautiful shore. I will always love you.
Your wife, Medina
To Eddie ... The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, but he
promised always to be our refuge and strength. The special moment of
joy and laughter that we all shared on special occasions will be remem-
bered always. We will miss you very much, but your suffering is over.
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So take your rest in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Peace be with
Our Love Sis, Gracie & Family
Uncle Eddie ... It was a great shock to learn of your passing. I am
going to miss our little chats and hearing you ask me when the next
family function would be. Whether it would be at the house or at the
beach. I will surely miss the good times we had together. Rest In
Love, Your niece Linda
Uncle Eddie ... I still cannot believe that you are gone. I always
promised to come and see you but now it is too late. Life has really
taught me a valuable lesson. I am going to miss hearing your laughter
and I'll surely miss the talks we had. I am going to miss seeing you
dance when the music moved you. You are gone now, but you will
always live in my heart. We love you.
Darlene & Ashley
To Grandfather ... For the years that you have been with us you
have inspired us in so many ways. With your thoughtful words, you
gave us good and sound advice that will be very useful as we continue
to live our lives. Your jovial attitude and your keen sense of humor
helped us to get through many of the tough and sad times. Your kind,
helpful and giving heart to your church, to the needy, and to your
family was always appreciated and will never be forgotten.
Grandfather, we will always love you and we most certainly will
miss you. But we know that your faith in God was strong even in
trying and difficult times. May you rest in peace in Heaven with the
Lord God your maker and creator.
Tyrone, Sr., Beverly, Trone, Jr., Toya & Tremaine
To my Godfather Eddie ... Godfather, you were a very good Godfa-
ther to me all of my life. I'm sorry you had to leave us so soon but God
called you home. I will miss you very much. Rest In Peace.
Your Goddaughter, Gloria Henley & Family
In Remembrance. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away.
We all have had pleasant experiences and enjoyed a real family rela-
tionship with Eddie. He was always, a "live wire" at our family
gatherings. As he has gone to the great beyond, may god grant him
eternal rest in his Kingdom.
Melita, Aurea and Family
To Pepe Scatliffe ... There was never a time that you were not able
to sit and have a chat with me after church, and now you are not there
to share your wise tales with me. I was very sad of your sudden death.
I will always keep you in my heart. May your soul Rest In Peace.
"Master" Ivan Hill, Jr., as you always call me
"Thoughts of my Godfather" Edward "Uncle Eddie" Scatliffe ... As a
godfather, Uncle Eddie was the best. He was a very significant ele-
ment in my life. He was always advising and encouraging me to do my
best. He showed a genuine interest in my music, academics, social life,
Career goals and of course, my spiritual involvement and growth in St.
Luke's church. He was a second father to me; a true role model. His
life as he lived it, will always be a part of me. May his soul rest in
Pvt E2 David V. Blake, U.S. Army "Godson"
A Tribute to Edward "Uncle Eddie" Scatliffe
Think of a man with a vision of how the world ought to be.
Think of a man with an opinion of life.
Think of a man that was kind, considerate and courteous
Think of a man with profound wisdom.
Think of a man devoted and loyal.
Think of a man singing every verse with vision dimmed.
Think of a man with a great sense of humor.
Think of this man of compassion, and passion for those whom he loved.
Think of this man so full of advice and counsel for those in his care.
These are the thoughts that I am left with. This is the Uncle Eddie
that I will remember, forever loving, forever laughing, forever giving,
calling my dad often. A man who worshiped fervently and prayerfully.
My family and I will always remember him. May God bless all those
who grieve. May his soul rest in peace.
Aloma M. Blake
To my dearest friend Eddie ... You are gone and have left me all
alone. But, I am hoping that we will go swimming together again.
Then we will never leave each other and that will be forevermore -
together on the eternal shore. Rest in peace,
To Eddie You've always said if one does not try to make the
changes they want, it will be their choice: "For of all said words of
tongue and pen, the saddest is, it might have been." Your sudden
departure from this life has saddened us, but we will remember the
Saturday afternoon chats and your warmhearted personality. May you
rest in peace
Gwennie & Cherie
Dear Nennie Medina ... Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for
the loss of your loving husband, our godfather and very good friend.
Eddie was truly loved by everyone he touched and will be missed. May
you find comfort in knowing that we care, and may God help you to find
the inner strength to bear with this difficult time. The many wonderful
memories of him will be in our hearts. May God grant him eternal
Love, Roy & Noreen Stout and Family
Dear Medina, Only those who have lost a husband can know the
depths of your feelings, but having your child, family and friends near
will help ease the difficulty of the days ahead. Your strong Christian
faith will give you the fortitude and courage to help you face your new
situation and with God's help you will persevere. We know you are
grateful for the many happy years you shared with Eddie. May he rest
Love, Theresa & Leal Stridiron
Mr. Scatliffe ... Words cannot express how much I miss you. Scatti,
when I stood by your bedside in Puerto Rico rubbing your hand, I didn't
think that would be the last time I would have been able to touch you.
Scatti, I will not forget you and the many times you asked for me when
you didn't see me at church. Scatti, rest in peace until we meet again
on the other side.
Your girl, Lorrie'
Mr. Scatliffe ... We will miss you. May you rest in peace.
The Jacobs Family
Eddie ... You are gone, but will never be forgotten, it was a pleasure
being in company with you. Rest in Peace my friend.
Elsa B. Rabsatt & Family
the Scatliffe and Seales families
your remembering us through
your prayers, flowers,
verbal and written expression,
concern and other acts of kindness.
Following the interment
the family will retire quietly.
CWe thank you for your understanding
god's JRichest Blessings to all.
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