Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Verna Alexandrina Sebastian
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Verna Alexandrina Sebastian
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Verna Alexandrina Sebastian
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Sebastian, Verna Alexandrina
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: CA01300429
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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Verna AlIandrina Sebastian
October 13. 1932 August 27. 1993


Viewing
Friday, September 3, 1993
11:30a.m. 12:30 p.m.
John Thomas Funeral Home

1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Christ Church Methodist
(Market Square)

Service
200 p.m.
Christ Church Methodist

Interment at Western Cemetery


Offciating Ministr ........... Rev. Dr. Wychcricy Gumbs











Verna Alexandrina Sebastian
October 13, 1932 August 27, 1993


Humble, willing, unselfish, caring, and loving,
Verna Alexandrina Sebastian was a devoted wife,
mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Born
to Mildred Drew and Norman Southwell in 1932,
"Blue", as she was affectionately known, grew up in
English Harbour, Antigua. She attended the Grace
Hill School in Liberta Village.
Verna migrated to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin
Islands in 1963 with her childhood sweetheart, John
E. Sebastian. The couple were married on August 22,
1964. Priscilla, Meryl, Byron, Charlesworth and
Eunipha were the products ofthat loving relationship.
Vcrna was a devoted family woman. She kept
up many family traditions especially with her cooking
of red herring, mackeral, anchoba (eggplant), fungi
and dumpling.
Employed at Limetree for ten years, Verna was
known to her co-workers as "Finger Licking".
Verna believed in the philosophy that it is more
blessed to give than to receive. May she rest in peace.








Husband ... E. John Sebastian

Children
Priscilla Piper
Meryl Sebastian
Byron Sebastian
Charlesworth Sebastian
Eunipha Douglas

Brother ... Gerald Maile

Sons-in-Law
Joseph Piper and Bernard Douglas

Grandchildren
Sandra, Dejar, Joseph, Diahann,
Kahel, Tanzania, Adoieel, Shanice
Shamara, Nyby, Bernard, Alberta, Audra, and Noel

Great Grandchildren
Shamara, Joseph, Shanica, Shakeen,
Shamorah, and Shamoi

Stepchildren
Juliana Roberts / Darton Sebastian
Edmund Sebastian / Jeremiah Sebastian

Also Survived By
Ashby Danet / Mavis Mack
Dorothy Joseph / Walter Mack

Other Relatives & Friends too numerous to mention.



Gerald Maile, Joseph Piper, Bernard Douglas,
George Sebastian, Walter Mack, Charlesworth Sebastian,
and Byron Sebastian










ORGAN PRELUDE
PROCESSIONAL
SCRIPTURE SENTENCES
HYMN NO. 468 ,......,...........,........,.....,.Neare My God to Thee
PRAYERS
23RD PSALM
SPECIAL ............. .. ....o........... ......0 .............. Class No. '57
READIN ...,,...,,..........................,......... Psa. 130 and Rev. 7:9.17
SOLO .....,e ...,....,....................,............... Mr. Beard Douglas
HYMN NO. 427 ..................T.hroug l All the Caging Scenes
EULOGY ..,,.. .,.....,.................,,................... ... ,.,. Cherise Creque
SERMON......,............,.......... Reverend Wycherley Gumibs
FINAI PRAYERS
LORD'S PRAYER
RECESSIONAI HYMN ..MT.,...........,.......,,...The Strife is O'er










To our Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother:
We loved everything we shared in our life together,
because we loved you so very, very much.


To the Best Mother-In-Law in the World:
Thank you for the loving relationship we shared... the
kind words, loving, bright smiles, and the helping hands that
were always outstretched.
Rest In Peace, Bernard Douglas


Tribute to Verna
Dada, you were like a mother to my children and myself.
It was your great help and support that brought us this far today.
Dada, you are not dead. You have gone to be in the arms ofyour
Savior. Sleep on, Dada, sleep on and take your beautiful rest. We
love you, but Jesus loves you best.
From Jimpie and Family


When the day of toil is done,
When the race of life is run,
Father, grant thy waried one
Rest forever more.
You were beloved by all.
Verna, we the members of Class of '57, will miss you.
Rest In Peace


Verna,
I will forever treasure the friendship we shared.
Your Friend, Peggy




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