Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Lucilita S. Smith
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Lucilita S. Smith
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Lucilita S. Smith
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Smith, Lucilita S.
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: CA01300457
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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In Loving Memory of


Lucilita bGsatt Smith
June 29, 1906 -September4, 1991

Service
Thursday, September 12, 1991
11:00 a.m.

Viewing
8 9:30 a.m, John Thomas Funeral Home
10:00 11:00 a.m. Christchurch Methodist
(Market Square)


Interment
.Western Cemetery #1


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Eulogy


Lucilita Rabsatt Smith, affectionately known as "Miss
Lucy", was the sixth of eight children born to Augustus and Martha
Rabsatt on June 29,1906 in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
Miss Lucy migrated to St Thomas from Tortola, where she
attended the then Abraham Lincoln School.
She was married to the late William George. That marriage
produced four children, namely: Juanito, Lionel, Rita (George)
James and Pearl (George) David.
Her first employment was with the late Clemy Barbel, where
she was a live-in housekeeper. From there, she worked in the laundry
room at the Bluebeards Castle and then at Blackbeards Castle. She
also worked as a Housekeeper to the Mr. George Seaman until the
year 1950.
With her culinary skills, in 1952 Miss Lucy opened and
managed her own business in Vester Gade, known as the popular
"Blue Bell Bar & Restaurant", where she prepared and served her
many delicacies.
She met and got married to G lanville Smith in 1956, who she
has now preceded in death.
In 1968, Miss Lucy retired from her business, staying at
home and doing what she did best... devoting her time to her family.
She provided not only for her immediate family, but for her neigh.
bors as well. Even though she lived in St. Thomas she never failed to
remember all the relatives in her native Tortola.
For the last few years, Miss Lucy was not in the bestof health,
and on Wednesday, September 4th, she was called home to meet her
Maker. She will be missed by us all, but we take comfort in the fact
that she will sleep securely in the arms of her Lord and Saviour. May
She Rest in Peace.

Pallbearers

Glanville Smith, Lionel George, Juanito George,
Donald George, Kenneth David and Rupert David, Jr.

Honorary Pallbearers

Harold Chinnery, Charlesworth Carr-Allen,
Nathaniel Thomas, Cyril Blake, Harold Vanterpool,
Elroy Thomas, Timothy David and Joseph Thomas.
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Order ofService


Officiating ..................................... Reverend Wycherley Gumbs
Organist ................................. Mrs. Richards

Sentences
Hymn .............................................. How Great Thou Art
Prayer ............................................................... 23rd Psalm
Solo ............ ...................................Mrs. Erminie Fahie
Scripture Readings .....................................Mrs. Roxanne Marcus
(Great Granddaughter)
Psalm 91
Mrs Joyce Rhymer (Niece)
John 15, Verses 1-3,27
Hymn ........ ........................ What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Eulogy .......................................... Mr. Elroy Thomas (Nephew)
Sermon .................................... ........ Reverend W. Gumbs
Final Prayers
Lord's Prayer
Recessional Hymn .........................................The Strife Is O'er



Survivors

Husband ........................................................ Glanville Smith
Sons ............ .................................... Juanito "Smokey"George,
Lionel Anselmo"Mikey" George
Daughters .................................Rita (George) James, and
Pearl (George) David
Sister .. ......... .................................. M ina Rabsatt
Mother-In-Law .......................................... Maude Callwood
Brother-In-Law .................................... E. Nathaniel Thomas
Daughter-In-Law ...............................................Madeline George
Adopted Grandsons .......K.............. Kenneth & Timothy David
Special Granddaughter ........................... Edith Carr-AUen (Sally)

18 Grandchildren; 22 Great Grandchildren;
2 Great-Great Grandchildren; Many Nieces, Nephews, Other
Relatives and Friends too numerous to mention.

Special Friends .................... Ursula Krigger and Ann Stephens








To My Lovihg Godmother:
You were a special person in my life. You were always there
when I needed you. Your warmth and grace has always blessed my life.
I love you. but God loves you best. Rest in Peace in Jesus' arms.
Your Godchild
"Tiny"

To Mommy:
We will remember you always. You have taught us a lot from
early childhood to adulthood. There was never a mountain too high for you
to climb. We will miss most your laughter and that inner strength only you
seemed to possess. You always seemed to amaze us. We will love you
always. God has made a place for you. May you always reign, our dear,
lovable Grandma.
Love You Always,
Your Grandchildren
from the David Family

Dear Grandmother:
We know you were more prepared for this day than we were. We
know you planned for it to the last detail, because that is the kind of person
you were. We know that you helped us to prepare for it also. but our hearts
will be heavy as we gather to say so long. We also know that our feelings
of sorrow will pass when tomorrow comes because we will realize that
you are gone to meet your Maker and that you are at peace. So. as we close
with love and kisses, we would like you to know that you will be in our
thoughts always. Rest In Peace!
Your Loving Grandchildren,
Donald, Earle, Enid, Norine
Joyce (Susie) and Carl.

Mommy:
Even though I was not with you in body, my thoughts were
always with you and the many conversations we have had across the miles
instilled, in me the joy of having you as a Mother. I will miss you dearly.
Rest in Peace.
Juanito "Smokey" George




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Tributes ...


Dear Mommy:
The time has come for me to say goodbye for now, even though
I will miss you dearly. You have left with me your great strength, courage
and all your wisdom. Aside from our little Mother and Daughter disagree-
ments, you were a great mother, friend and a perfect role model. You
taught us that nothing is beyond our grasps. You fought for years with your
illness and when they counted you down, you came back fighting. The
Lord has now seen it fit to give you the rest you so deserve. I will miss you
dearly. May God bless and keep you always.
Love, Pearl
To My Mother:
I loved you dearly and will miss you. Rest in Peace.
"Lionel"
Mommy:
You have always been an inspiration to me. I am going to miss
you very much. I will always be thinking of you. You will always be in a
special part of my heart. We love you.
Your Great Granddaughter
Roxanne and
Great-Great Granddaughters
Sherita and Monay
To My Grandmother:
Words cannot really express the way I feel today, for as you
know, your joy was my joy, your worries were my worries, your sadness,
my sadness, your pains, my pains. You were my mentor, my inspiration
and above all, my leader. You were very special to me as I was to you. You
are gone, but not forgotten and those wonderful memories of you calling
on your"Sal-Sal" will live on in my heart forever. Sleep on my Dearly
Beloved until we meet again.
Love always,
"Sally"
When you lose someone you love. it's hard to bear the sorrow and it takes
strength and courage just to try to face tomorrow. Mommy, you know I'll
always love you, in life and in spirit, but this is not goodbye, we will meet
again some day in Our Heavenly Father's Home.
Your Loving Daughter,
"Rita"

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