Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Elroy A. (Roy) Smith
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Elroy A. (Roy) Smith
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
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Language: English
Creator: Estate of Elroy A. (Roy) Smith
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Subject: Smith, Elroy A. (Roy)
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
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.
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In Coming Memory

E(roy A. "Roo" Smitfi

Yunera Service
Saturday XCy 15, 1993
Yrebericl Ewvngeflcac( utReran CRurcf
VUiewing: 12 noon to 1:00pm
-Service: 1:00pm
Ce(e6rant: Pastor Wiffiam Co(eman
Interment at Western Cemetery No. 2
lea1 lwth gL pktomas. U.S. Dirgin I(anbs
$t. Thomas, V. I.

Elma D. Smith
Kane Kelly Smith, Kellen W. Smith
Cherise Smith
Wilbur A. Smith, Milton A. Smith, Byron D. Smith,
Dwayne Smith, Kelvin Smith
Elois Smith-Lenhardt, Janine Smith-Farmer,
Tanis Smith-Nelson, Judith Smith-Rudolph, Eve Smith,
Abigail Smith-Richardson, Carol Smith, Linda Smith
Carlos L. Smith, Dr. Milton Davis
Winifred Bolds, Berecia Callender,
Wanda Donovan, Clarice Edlam, Ena Ramsay
Almira B. Smith, Viola E. Smith, Judith M. Smith
other relatives and friends

Gary Smith, Wilbur A. Smith, Kane Kelly Smith,
Andre Previn Smith, Byron D. Smith, Milton Davis, Jr..,
Joseph Ramsay, Gregory Smith

3onorary JPal(6earers
Albion "Kiddo" Hendricks, Leroy Jacobs, Alvin Davis,
Rev. Dr. Milton H. Davis, Neville Prosper, Roy Schulterbrandt

E(ro A. "Roy" Smithi
October 25, 1941 Xay 10. 1993

Elroy "Roy" Smith was born on October 25,1941 to Elma Smith and the
late Wilbum Smith, Sr. He attended Lucinda Millin private school and
obtained his secondary education at Charlotte Amalie High School gradu-
ating in 1959. He enrolled in Thiel College in Philadelphia, transferring to
Alabama A&M University where he was a member of the Phi Betta Sigma
fraternity. From this institution he obtained a BA degree in history with a
concentration in music. Roy attended the Julliard School of Music and he
also earned credits towards his Masters degree at New York University.
Roy was the father of two sons and a daughter.
After graduation Roy returned to St. Thomas and taught Social Sci-
ences at his alma mater from 1964 to 1969. He relocated to New York in
1969 and was employed by the New York City Board of Education for
eighteen years. The last position he held was as Dean of Students at PS
91K in Brooklyn, New York He also taught Math at Brooklyn College of
the City University of New York evening classes.
Roy's great love was the piano, which he learned to play under the
tutelage of the late Cyril Creque. He was a very accomplished player and
was involved with such bands as the Latineers in the fifties with Christian
Plaskett, the Smith Brothers Trio from 1964 to 1969, and the Trends, one of
the leading bands in St. Thomas in the sixties. He continued to pursue his
musical career in New York, and was the regular pianist for Matey and the
Isles and the Caribicans.
Roy will be remembered for his commitment to education and the field
of music. Although his principal instrument was the piano, he played and
enjoyed many other instruments. He was a devoted son, brother, father,
uncle, grandson and friend.
Like his brother, the late Dr. Wilbum A. Smith, Jr., Roy's infectious
laughter absorbed everyone in his midst.
May he rest in peace.

Oraer of Service
Rev. William Coleman
Rev. Dr. Milton H. Davis
Leo Douglas

MUSICAL INTERLUDE ............................ Friends of Roy
INVOCATION .......................................... page 206
HYMN 532 ................................. How Great Thou Art
SCRIPTURE READING: Revelation 7:13-17 ........... Almira B. Smith
SOLO ............................................ Anna Brooks
HOLY GOSPEL: St John 11:21-27 ............Rev. Dr. Milton H. Davis
THE SERMON .............................. Pastor W. Coleman
SOLO ........................................... Fern LaBorde
THE LORD'S PRAYER (sung) 209
COMMUNION HYMN 324 ............ Love That Will Not Let Me Go
EULOGY .............................. Dr. Edith Ramsay Johnson
RECESSIONAL HYMN 135 ................ Alleluia, The Strife is O'er

7r ank You
We the family wish to express our deepest gratitude and heartfelt thanks
to everyone who offered prayers, sent cards, sent floral arrangements, or
took time out to call and express their sympathy. With grateful hearts we
say thank you again and may God bless all of you.

My Beloved Brother... 1 will miss you, but my memory of you will remain
a "treasure," especially the love, joy and humor that we shared through-
out the years. My beloved brother, even though you are not with me in
the flesh but you are in the spirit, the promise that I made to you I have
kept; therefore, please rest in peace.
Love, Ellie
Roy... You were a genius with music. Both Ted and I enjoyed listening to
you playing the piano and the keyboard. I will be forever grateful to you
for helping me win the title of Ms. V.I. SerJor America. Your musical
arrangement of my song for the pageant helped a great deal. For you I
will give it my best show to win the national title of Ms. Senior America.
We love you.
Auntie Wini
Uncle Roy ... Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot remove. You are
spiritually joined with our beloved Papa, Mama, Uncle Junie, and Grand-
father Wilburn. Rest in peace, Uncle Ray, rest in peace.
Loe, your niece and nephews, Esigrid, Lowell, Cleon, Vern and Jasor.

Roy... We knew you were very ill, but we didn't know it would end so
soon, however, God's will be done. We were glad that we had the
opportunity to pray with you the last time we saw you. We could see that
you had faith and you were prepared to answer the Master's call. You
have fought a good battle and the race has been won. Rest in peace.
Your aunts, Bee, Clarice, Wanda
and cousins, Una Noel, Leila and Dahlia

In Tri6ute
Capitol Building, Charlotte Amalie
It is with a sad heart that I write to offer my deepest sympathy to the
family and friends of Elroy Smith, better known as "Roy."
Roy was someone I knew well. As a boy, I would take him and his
brothers to Boy Scout meetings, and worked closely with them as their
patrol leader. It was a long time ago, but seems like just the other day we
were actively engaged in our duties as Scouts. Roy not only distinguished
himself later as a youth leader, but as a fine musician, playing with the
Smith Brothers trio which included his brothers Wilbur and the late Dr.


Wilburn Smith. tWOM
On behalf of the members and staff of the Twentieth Legislature, I
extend our condolences to his mother Elma, and the rest of the family.
Because of his personality, talent and humility, Roy was well-loved and
respected by all those who come in contact with him. He may be gone, but
will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in peace.
Bingley G. Richardson, Sr.
President, 20th Legislature

An Obe to our usica(Partner
E(ro"j Roy" mitt
Laughter, laughter everywhere
We knew Roy was around
Sweet rhythmic melodies in the air
We recognize Roy's piano sound.

With Fern on vocals and Pepsi on bass
We had Basil on steel pans
Richard on congas, Kiddo on drums kept pace
With Roy on piano; (in NYC) we formed the Caribicans.

A master musician, we love the man
As a teacher and pianist, he was a friend
We will miss him more than one will understand
Our personal affection for Roy knows no end.

We have many recordings to cherish your.talent
We have many memories and stories; too much to tell
We will be happy to convey where you went
May God be with you as we say farewell.
The Caribcans

As members of the C.A.HS. Class of 1959, with deep and lasting
sorrow, we will reflect on your sudden passing. Your trials and tribula-
tions are over. We will always remember your quiet disposition and your
radiant smile. Until we meet again, rest in peace.
your Clasosates
P.O. Box 11847, St. homas, V.L 0001 (09) 776-1187
Printed In the Virgin Islnd by St. Thomas Graphic.

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