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JOHN THOMAS FUNERAL HOME
11:30 A.M. 12:30P.M.
CHRIST CHURCH METHODIST
1:00 -2:00 P.M.
Tuesday, June 21, 1988
Interment Western Cemetery No. 1
Rafaela Alberta Roumo-Smith was
born in the Dominican Republic at
Ingenio Consuelo Estate to Learnie
Buntin Roumo and Wilfred Roumo.
She migrated to the island of St.
Maarten in 1939 where she resided
for three years. In 1943 she left St.
Maarten and moved to St.Thomas.
Rafaela and Edward Smith were
joined in holy matrimony on Septem-
ber 13th, 1944. She was an excellent
homemaker, and the mother of eleven
to sacrifice her own comfort for her
always patient, kind and understanding.
children. She never hesitated
family and friends. She was
In 1945 she met a cousin of her husband, Mrs. Miriam Walters.
They formed a bond of love and friendship that endured throughout
In 1976 Rafaela experienced a need for a closer walk with God
while listening to a radio program. She accepted Jesus Christ as her
Lord and Saviour. She was a member of Class No. 40 of Christ
Church Methodist. She continued to work for her Lord by raising
funds for the Mission. She loved Bible Study and Prayer Meetings,
and attended whenever she could.
Late in 1985 Rafaela's health began to fail. Her illness lingered
until her death on June 12, 1988.
Rafaela was beloved by her family and friends and will always
be remembered as a loving, caring wife, mother, sister, grandmother,
aunt, cousin and friend.
She has fought the good fight.
She has kept the faith.
She has finished the course.
May Her Soul Rest In Peace.
WOdek o6 Sence
Hymn ................... From Every Stormy Wind That Blows
Solo: 'My Tribute' .....................George Roumo, Son
The Ministry of the Word
Revelations 7: 9-17 .............. Elvera Hughes, God-daughter
Romans 8:35, 37-39 ....................... Sister A. Dc Windt
St. John 19. 1-3; 27 ................. Rev. Dunstan Richardson
Selection ................ 11.00 A.M. Wesley Methodist Church
Selection.................. Class No.40, Christchurch Methodist
Eulogy ......................... Mrs. June Roumo Adams
Prayers of Thanksgiving
The Lord's Prayer
Hymn ..................................... And Can It Be
Edwarldo Smith Sr.
Juan Guillermo Smith
Edwarldo Smith, Jr.
Amalie V.S. Cruz
Roadsind S. Claxton
Anna R.S. Soldiew
Elder Cecil Levy
Rosa Roumo "Doninican Republic"
GRANDCHILDREN............. ....(37) to include:
Carolyn A. Soldiew/Valarie Soldiew-March/Alicia, Felicia,
Elena & George Roumo/Cameal, Ashield, Tisa, Neomi, Miguel,
Juan Jr., Jamol, James & Allan Smith, Jr./Allan & Lisa
Buntin/ Sonia Cruz & Louisito Parris.
GREATGRAND CHILDREN............(18) to include:
Wilburn Petersen, Jr., etc........
Clina J. Roumo
SEVERAL NIECES & NEPHEWS
CLOSE RELATIVES: June Roumo-Adams/Rita Roumo-Peterrsen/
Aubrey Roumo/Albian Roumo/Eugenie England/Estrid Georges/
Mr. & Mrs. Alice DeWindt/George & Marie Arrendahl-St.
Maarten/Hilda Roumo/Ophelina Roumo and many, many more.
CLOSE FRIENDS: Virginia Rosario/Anita Rabsatt/Constance Dawson/
PALL BEARERS:.........HER EIGHT (8) SONS
Lincoln 0. Gumbs
Juan Smith, Jr.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED MOTHER
A MOTHER'S LOVE
A mother's love is like an island in life's ocean vast and wide.
A peaceful, quiet shelter from the restless, rising tide...
A mother's love is like a fortress and seek protection there
when the waves of tribulation seems to drown us in despair...
A mother's love is sanctuary where our souls can find sweet
rest from the struggle and the tension of life's fast and
A mother's love is like a tower rising far above the crowd,
and her smile is like a sunshine breaking through a
Your (11) Children
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You were always a blessing
A beautiful gift from above
There's no one like my mother
Who so graciously displays such warmth and
understanding in your sweet and loving ways.
You always showed so much concern
yet for yourself... so very little in return.
Your loving daughter,
I have lost a dear friend. Rafaela Smith and I
were very close friends for over 45 years. Our
friendship was one of love, trust, respect and unity
which lasted until she passed this life. We travelled
together, prayed together, sang together and shared
each other's burden. Rafaela was an inspiration to my
soul. Mhen my husband died two years ago, Rafaela,
although ailing, left her own home and stayed in mine
for close to two weeks. She was willing to share the
pain and grief which I shared in those dark hours.
Yes, I say, Rafaela was a true friend, one who I
shall always remember. I pray for God's comfort and
peace for the family whom she has left behind. I know
that she has gone to a better home. May her soul rest
Someone's heart holds love enough to last
through all the years.
Someone's faith was strong enough
to banish doubts and fears;
Someone's words was wise enough
to guide life's journey through;
May you Rest in Peace Dear Grandmother,
for that "Someone" was you.
Your loving Grand-daughters,
Carolyn and Valarie
TO A LOVING GRANDMOTHER
There were periods of time
when things weren't going right-
times when all the plans you made
might appear to be out of reach...
But as you have come to know,
the darkest and most difficult moments
actually signal the end of troubles
and forecast better days ahead.
From our saddest moments
you were able to gain strength
confidence and courage
and the knowledge that
a brighter day
is just over the horizon.
We love you.
Your loving granddaughters
Alicia & Jacqueline Claxton
I Inspirational --
Her Great Grandchildren
A TRIBUTE TO GRANNY
To Our Grandmother. Your love was so very precious and
dear. A love like yours is very sincere. Granny, there were
times we could have seen the pain and suffering in your eyes
but your strong and good will prevailed over the worst.
Granny, your time has come for you to be with our Lord
and Saviour. He loves you best and has taken you out of
your suffering and pain. We are happy, not because you're
gone, but because you're on the other side of the rainbow
where there's everlasting life and love. Someday we will
May You Rest In Peace.
Alicia, Felecia, Elena and George, Jr. Roumo
TO GRANNY ," l "'
I felt inside of me .
the sadness in my heart f/.
when you were here
And my eyes, too
fill with tears -
because I know how you felt
and because I cherish you
so very much
and felt so close by your side
If only I could
I would right the wrongs
and make the days brighter
because I want soon to see
the smile I remember
and the eyes that sparkle so
when things were going well...
All I had to offer
was my love...
to remind you that you're not alone
to hold and to help
and my simple words...
that time will take you
to a brighter day,
and strength will walk beside you
and your heart will show the way.
I LOVE YOU
Although our dear Mommy is gone, we must always
God is always with us, He hears us when we pray
So we must put ourselves in His hands, especially today
We must trust in His goodness, lean on His love,
And know that His blessings will come from above.
Your loving adopted daughter,
Jo Sandra Jones-James
A MOTHER IS SOMEONE WHO HELPS WITHOUT BEING ASKED..
WHO UNDERSTANDS WITHOUT QUESTIONING...
WHO GIVES WITHOUT EXPECTING ANYTHING IN RETURN
...BUT ABOVE ALL,
A MOTHER IS SOMEONE WHO LOVES WITHOUT END.