Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Alexander Theophilus Smith
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Alexander Theophilus Smith
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Alexander Theophilus Smith
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Smith, Alexander Theophilus
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: CA01300446
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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ALEXANDER THEOPHILUS SMITH
June 25. 1902 October 4. 1986










ttt SERVICES ttt
CHRIST CHURCH METHODIST
Tuesday. October 14. 1986 2:00 p.m.

tt VIEWING tt
JOHN THOMAS FUNERAL HOME
11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
At the Church 1:00 2:00 p.m.

t INTERMENT t
Western Cemetery No. 1



St. Ihomes. V.I.









Eulogy


Alexander Theophelus Smith, more affectionately known
as Alvin and Mr. Smith, was the fourth of five children born to John
James Smith and Eliza Smith on June 25, 1902 on the island of
Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
At a very early age he migrated to St. Thomas where he
lived with the Vessups family and attended the then James Madison
School.
In the 1920's he left the island and went to Santo Domingo
to work. While there, he became very ill and returned to Tortola,
where he was nursed back to health by his mother. He then returned
to St. Thomas where he was employed as a laborer at Arendell,
Water Island and French Wharf. When work became slow in St.
Thomas, Mr. Smith returned to Tortola where he worked as a labor-
er for himself. In later years he became the Sexton at Road Town
Methodist Church until his retirement a few years ago, when he
returned to St. Thomas to reside with his sister and niece after the
death of his sister in Tortola. Until his death he lived at the Knud
Hansen Hospital Home Care Center.
Even though he was never married nor had any children, he
cared for his many nieces and nephews after the death of their
father, especially Ida Blyden, his sister's daughter. He was a loving,
kind and soft spoken man.
He became a Christian at a very young age and was well
known in Tortola by all, for attending prayer meetings anywhere on
the island.
A devoted member of the Mehtodist Church, he was a
member of the Tortola Men's Fellowship, of Class No. 3 of Christ
Church and a member of the Adult Church School Class. Even
though it was evident that his health was deteriorating, he could still
be seen attending the Methodist Church. A tall, stately gentleman,
he praised his God, as only a person who knew God personally could
do. His final words as he was passing to his reward were words we
could ponder on:
"The gate will soon be opened and I'm going to enter
In,.. ." then he went to sleep eternally, praising God.
Sleep on beloved, Sleep and take your rest.







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"Bye, bye Uncle. I missed you,
but I will see you In the rapture some sweet day."
from IDA BL YDEN (Niece)






Order of Service


OFFICIATING MINISTER
Reverend Joseph Lloyd



Scripture Sentences
Hymn ........................"Forever With the Lord"
Prayers
Psalm 23
Scripture Reading .......... ... Wisdom :15 6; 3:1 5, 9
Romans 8 35; 37 39
St. John 14:1 -3; 27
Solo by Mr. Wellington Callwood (Family)
Eulogy by Mrs. Alice Rhymer
Item by Men's Fellowship from Tortola
Item by Olonzo Freeman (Nephew)
Address
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Lord's Prayer
Hymn ........................ "Will Your Anchor Hold"
The Benediction
HYMNS AT GRAVESIDE
"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing"
"I Saw A Wayward Traveler"
"Over the River They Call Me"
"On the Resurrection Morning"






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SURVIVORS




SISTER ....................... Constancia Freeman

NIECES: Ida Blyden. .................. St. Thomas
Hilda Clyne .................. St. Thomas
Joyce Fahie .................. St. Thomas
Audrey Leonard ............... St. Thomas
Irene Hedrington ...............S. Thomas
Ada Rhymer. ................ St. Thomas
Gracia ............... ..... St. Thomas
Ivera Percival ................. .New York
Blanch Burke .................. New York
Gloria Scatliffe ...................Tortola

NEPHEWS:Eddie Freeman
Olonzo Freeman ............... St. Thomas
Alcedos Freeman
Voneto Percival
Angel Smith
Vern and Rehalio Smith ...... Manhattan, N.Y.
Donald Smith................. Miami, Fla.
Burnett Smith
Aubrey Smith
David Smith
Lroy Smith

SPECIAL GREAT NEPHEW.Carl Vanterpool, Stanford, Conn.









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PALLBEARERS




EDDIE FREEMAN
ALCEDOS FREEMAN
AUBREY SMITH
MICHAEL RHYMER
BURNETT SMITH
ANGEL SMITH







HONORARY PALLBEARERS

VANITO PERCIVAL
JOHN BLYDEN
WINSTON CLYNE
ATIS FREEMAN
CARL VANTERPOOL
OLONZO FREEMAN




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