Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for John Franklin Smith, Jr.
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for John Franklin Smith, Jr.
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of John Franklin Smith, Jr.
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
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Subject: Smith, John Franklin, Jr.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
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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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Bibliographic ID: CA01300454
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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C 4(Aen god Calls lome
J Coved One


John franklinn
August 16, 1942 -


Smith, 3r.
June 19, 1995


funeral Service
JAMonday, une 26, 1995
iewing 9.00 1100 am
service 11.00am
Calvary 93aptist Church
Interment at CWstern Cemeterl


St. Thomas, V.I.


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3ohn Franklin Smith, 3r.


john 3on:
Mamie will never be the same, because the
part of me that you were, can never be replaced.
I will never cease to miss you and love you as
long as I live.
Afanmie




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3ohn Jranklin Smith, r.

1942-1995

John Franklin Smith, Jr. was born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands on
August 16,1942 to John and Delphine Smith.
God made Johnny in a special way, for from birth he was not expected
to live to such a good age of 52; but God was gracious and loving and He
spared him to be my joy over the years. I loved him and cared for him
with all my heart and soul.
Johnny enjoyed playing his drums. He was musically inclined all his
life. He attended a private school for a few years and spent a year in a
training center in Miami. He could hold a conversation with his friends
and enjoyed chatting with people as he sat on the porch.
He was devoted to his "Mamie" and enjoyed sharing our little jokes
and stories. I will never forget him, for he was always at home with me.
Oh, how I will miss him. He will be remembered by all of his friends with
whom he played drums, congo and cowbells.
Johnny was led to the Lord by his Auntie Vita and we prayed together
every morning. God has taken him home, but we will meet again in
Heaven. Praise be to God. He makes no mistakes and everything is under
His control.
I love you darling Johnny. So long until we meet again. Tell the others
of the family hello.
Your Mother

Survivors
MOTHER... Delphine Smith
FATHER... John F. Smith, Sr.
BROTHERS... James, Jean, Pedrito, Milton
SISTERS... Janice, Janet, Jacqueline, Yvonne
SISTERS-IN-LAW ... Eclyn, Angie
numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews,
cousins and many close friends
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hViewing and 'Tributes
COMMENTS/PRAYERS ........................ Brother Joseph
SONG ............................. It Is Well With My Soul, #256
SCRIPTURE: Revelation 21:14,; 22:1-5 .......... Brother Jones J. Marie
SOLO: Sometime We'll Understand ................. Sister Jean Marie
SONG .................................. The Strive Is O'er, #133
TRIBUTES ................................... Family and Friends
SOLO: Precious Lord ........................... Sister Sharon Timm

Order of service
OPENING HYMN ............................ The Lord's Prayer
PRAYER ......................................... Brother Bellew
SCRIPTURE: 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18 ....... Brother Oriel Thompson
SOLO ....................................... Clarence Husband
SCRIPTURE: Lamentations 3:22-25; 31-33 ...... Sister Veronica Walters
HYMN ........................................ Because He Lives
EULOGY ..................................... Sister Terry Barber
MUSICAL SELECTION .........................John A. Richards
HYMN ..................................... ........ What A Day
SOLO ...................................... Sister Vitalia Wallace
MESSAGE .............................. Pastor Audley Charieton
RECESSIONAL HYMN ................ When We All Get to Heaven

?.albearers
James Smith, Jean Smith, Jermain Smith,
Pedrito Venzen, Horace Lewis, Clarence Husband

Slonorary dalbearers
Heraldo Richards, Lloyd Williams,
Dr. Alfred O. Heath, Vincent Wallace, Jr.
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HE MAKES NO MISTAKE
My father's way may
twist and turn
My heart may throb and ache
But in my soul I'm glad I know
He maketh No mistake
Though night be dark
and it will seem
That day will never break
I have put my faith, my all in Him
He maketh no mistake.


There is so much now
I cannot see
My eye sight far too dim
But come what may I will
simply trust
And leave it all to Him.
For by and by the mist will lift,
And plain He all will make
Through all the way
Though dark to me,
He maketh no mistake.
Love you, Aunty Meda


John-John... It is always so difficult saying good-bye to someone who
has been close to you all of your life, so rather than say good-bye, I say so
long. So long indicates that sometime and some where in the foreseeable
future we will meet again.
John, you were not only my big brother but you were my best friend.
Whenever we chatted you always had the uncanny ability to have the last
word. You were a genius in your own right. Your inborn God given
musical talent as a percussionist was second to none and I am sure that
where you are going you will delight everyone there with it as you did
here in this life. Brother, "Rest In Peace" because if any one being is
deserving of that, it is you.
Love Always, your little Brother, Frankie

Johnny, what can I say but "May your Soul Rest in Peace." You are
going to be missed by all of us. I remember many times when I lived in St.
lThomas and visited Aunty Dosie you would want me to come upstairs to
listen to your drumming. I would be saying to myself "here we go again"
after hearing you so many times but I would still go upstairs and listen.
Sometimes when passing, Aunty Dosie would either be sitting or leaning
on the porch and you would be upstairs drumming as usual. It never
seemed that Aunty DVpie was bothered by the drumming in fact I think
it was music to her ears. Many times, too, I would ask for you and Aunty
Dosie would say- "My dear, he's down by the fire station. He wants to be




a streman so bad." I remember voicing my concerns about you being there
and she would say "Oh, the firemen look out for him they like him there."
Yes, Lil Johnny, you will be missed but remember you were always loved
when you were with us from the eldest to the youngest. May your soul
rest in peace.
Your loving cousin, Louise

Granny ... We can not begin to imagine the pain you are feeling now
and will continue to feel for a very long time. You have not only lost a son,
you have lost your porch buddy and your companion. However, as you
look back on Johnny's life, you have a lot to be thankful for considering
you never thought you would have had him for 52 years.
Because of your love and devotion to Johnny, he was able to strive and
try the things he wanted to do and was capable of doing without fear of
being chastised or put down. You never put any restrictions on him and
therefore he was able to grow into a very good percussionist. This we
know had to be very hard on your ears at times, but you found ways to
deal with his constant drumming instead of complaining or making him
stop. No wonder he loved you so.
Granny, God is good and he sees and knows all things, therefore he
would especially shower his blessings on you for the way you took care of
Johnny. He is gone, but we know he will never be forgotten as we too will
miss our conversations with him. So we say so long to Johnny, for now, as
we are sure we will see him on the other side
Jermaine, Jared & jelani


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