Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Edris Stakemann Shepperson
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Edris Stakemann Shepperson
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Edris Stakemann Shepperson
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Shepperson, Edris Stakemann
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: CA01300435
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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Edris Stakemann Shepperson
June 3, 1913-September 13, 1988


SERVICE
All Saints Episcopal-1:00 p.m.


VIEWING
John Thomas Funeral Home-11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.


INTERNMENT
Western Cemetary


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In Loving Memorv





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Holy Communion....................................Prayer Book, pg. 67
Burial of the Dead.....................................Prayer Book, pg. 324
Hymns:
"0 Master Let Me Walk With Thee" No. 660
"Alleluia, Alleluia--The Strife is O'er" No. 208
"Amazing Grace" No. 671
"Here, 0 My Lord, I see Thee Face to Face" No. 318
"Ye Holy Angels Bright" No. 625

Vocal Tribute ..........................................................Faye M oon
Guest Organist..................................................Joyce Matthews


Service of Burial of the Dead
Eulogy ................................................................ Enid Kimmel
(Read by Robert Czukoski)
Psalm No. 23....................................................... Elaine Reese
Hymn "Amazing Grace" ................................................No. 671

?all Vtarers Ionorary Pall Bearers
John Benvenutti Eric Perkins
Edward Bryan Lawrence Stakemann
Bob Czukoski Ronald Chambers
William Daniel Davin Czukoski
Luis Kean Troy Czukoski
Dale Michael Erik Pedersen
Courtney Reese
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Edris is survived by her twin sister, Enid Kimmel, her brother Lawrence
Stakemann, and three nieces, Edith Davis, Marian Czukoski, and Kirsten
Chambers. She is also survived by grand nieces and nephews, Valarie
Scott, Roxanne Payne, Ronald Chambers, Rozlyn Chambers, Davin
Czukoski, Troy Czukoski, Kristin Czukoski, Karl Czukoski, Lera Scott,
Heather Scott and Brittany Scott.








tributes
"Miss Stakemann helped me so much to appreciate music. It makes me
want to return to my music lessons."
Audrey Francis Ford

"To my dear piano teacher:
Words could never express my sense of loss and sorrow over the passing
of my music teacher Edris Shepperson. She was a lady of great dedication
to her students. She was always thoughtful and kind. Mrs. Shepperson
always had the interest of her students at heart. Many in our community
today are fortunate to have been one of her pupils. Personally, I am
grateful to have known Mrs. Shepperson and to have been one of her
students. I remember vividly her delight whenever I played a musical
piece flawlessly. She inspired me with my musical pursuits and always
encouraged me to excel. Today, we can all take comfort and be thankful
that she left her indelible talents, mark and contribution with many of us.
Her talents, her great appreciation for the beautiful things of this life, and
most of all her memory will live on. May she rest in peace!"
Courtney Reese

"As everyone will recall, every year Edris and I were in competition with our
Carnival hats."
Maud Proudfoot












Eulogy



Edris Stakemann Shepperson of Domini Gade No. 6A St.
Thomas, V.I., died peacefully, on September 13, 1988, in
the home where she was born 75 years ago.
Even as a little girl, Edris loved the piano. From the age of
five, her parents Luther and Estella encouraged her to
excel in music, and she began her studies under the
direction of Arthur Stephens, the organist at All Saints
Episcopal Church. At twelve, the well-known composer
and pianist Alfred de Nemours took Edris under his wing,
and she became his protege.
As a teenager the young musician played the organ at All
Saints and later conducted the choir with Adelita Cancryn
as organist.
In the early 1950's she was asked to be one of the founding
teachers of the Antilles School. She also taught at the
Evangelical Lutheran School, and was mentor to many
private students who credit her with their love of music.
She founded the Allegro Music Club, a music appreciation
Group, for the pleasure of her private pupils.


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