JOSEPHINE LOIS SINGLETON
Oct. 16,1918 Nov. 22, 1986
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REQUIEM MASS ALL SAINTS CATHEDRAL
The Very Reverend Thomas W. Gibbs, Ill
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Western Cemetery I
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
St. Thomas, V.I.
Josephine Lois Singleton
Josephine L Singleton, daughter of Amy and Walter
Morris, was born on October 16, 1918 in Jamaica, New
York. She attended Brooklyn College and Lincoln School
for Nurses in the City of New York. She received her
license to practise as a Registered Professional Nurse from
the University of the State of New York Education De-
partment on July 3, 1942.
She married Dr. John A. Singleton in 1951.
Josephine was employed by the Government of the
Virgin Islands Department of Health for thirty-one (31)
She began her employment on March 1, 1953 as Op-
erating Room Nurse.
She was promoted to Staff Nurse III and eventually
became Nurse Supervisor Operating Room and Central
Supply on October 1, 1957. She not only supervised
the operating room area, but was responsible for purchas-
ing equipment and supplies for the hospital.
Her performance evaluations indicated that she was a
"conscientious, sincere and competent nurse."
Josephine was Assistant Director of Nursing from
March 28, 1965 until her retirement on December 30,
She was responsible for personnel recruitment, nurs-
ing policies and procedures, nursing practices and adminis-
She was the Executive Secretary of the first Virgin
Islands Board of Nurse Licensure which made licensure for
nurses mandatory in the United States Virgin Islands, and
allowed nurses to take licensing examinations for registra-
tion here in the Virgin Islands.
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She also held positions in the Virgin Islands Nurses'
Association, Caribbean Nurses Organization and American
Nursing care was vastly improved in St. Thomas due
to the presence of Josephine L. Singleton.
Josephine was a staunch supporter of All Saints
She was a member of the Dean's Committee
Member of Cleaning Guilds
Carnival Booth Committee
Delegate to Diocesan Convention
One of the Founders of St. Anthony's Guild
All Saints Girl Scouts
She was also for many years a member of the Gypsy
Josephine received the "Service to Humanity Award"
for twenty-five years of Meritorious Service at the Knud-
Hansen Memorial Hospital on August 4, 1978.
Certificate of Appreciation for Volunteer Services to
American Red Cross.
She leaves to mourn her passing:
SISTER AND HER HUSBAND
Louise H. Giles and Harry
BROTHER AND HIS WIFE
Harry Morris and Ann
Nieces, Nephews, Cousins,
and many other Relatives and Friends
The family of Josephine L. Singleton will always remember
with grateful appreciation the valuable assistance of the nurses and
doctor of St. Thomas Hospital
The many services rendered by friends while she was in the
hospital and at home
We will never forget the many comforting messages of condo-
lence from co-workers, friends and acquaintances.