Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Zephaniah Smith
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Zephaniah Smith
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Zephaniah Smith
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
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Subject: Smith, Zephaniah
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
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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: CA01300462
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
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Zephaniah Smith
1924-1996

Funeral Service
Saturday, Novemberr 2, 1996
7)iewvi@ 9:00 10:00 am
Service: 10:00 am
ChristChurch Jlethodist
Dnterment at CWestern Cemetery #3
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Survivors
WIFE... Edith Smith
DAUGHTERS... Mayette, Marieth Moveine Smith of Tortola,
Janice Smith of Florida
SONS ... Reil, Raniel Smith of Tortola,
Wade Smith of St. Thomas,
Glen and Ralph Smith of New York, Lynn Smith of St. Croix
STEP-DAUGHTERS... Veronica Richards,
Sylvia Nibbs, Patricia Smith
STEP-SONS... Joseph, Maurice, Fitzroy, Nigel Smith
SON-IN-LAW... Gregory Smith of Tortola
DAUGHTER-IN-LAW... Verna Smith of Tortola,
Brenda Smith of New York
SISTERS... Frances Georges, Sofrona Fahie, Gestina Smith,
Ann Smith, Janeily Smith, Virgina Smith of St Thomas
BROTHERS... Joseph and Alphie Smith of New York
BROTHERS-IN-LAW... Calrul Fahie, Eric Frett of St. Thomas
38 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren
NIECES... including Isa Frett and Victorine Blyden
NEPHEWS... including Gafford Stout,
Avaldo, Rafel, Steven Smokey Frett
SPECIAL NIECE... Mary Decastro
SPECIAL COUSINS... Ida Blyden and Ruth Anthony
SPECIAL FRIENDS ... Jackie Leonard and Berretta Family

allbearers
Avalvo Stoutt, Ottley Stoutt, Stephen Frett,
Wade Smith, Glenn Smith, Riel Smith

honoraryy Tallbearers
Andrew Cito, Shawn Smith, Raniel Smith

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,ephaniah Smith

Zephaniah Smith, better known as "Slim" was born on March
38,1924 in Bellview, Tortola. He was the son of Augusta Fahie
and William Smith, now deceased. Zephaniah completed school
in Tortola and worked in his parent's grocery store.
In 1960 Slim, as he is known, moved to St Thomas to seek
employment. He was employed by Florida and Atlantic Line in
subbase. After working there for a while he left and went to St.
John, seeking a job and was lucky enough to find one with R.U.
Bobel. He worked for abut two and half years, then returned to
St. Thomas where he settled, working for Hartman, Hugo Jack-
son and Berretta Snap Shop at their homes, building, painting
and planting. He enjoyed gardening and was a jack of all
trades. In 1974 he met and married his wife Edith. A few years
later he went to work with Alton Adams.
In 1991 to took sick and had a very serious operation and was
told to give up work. But he still had the zest to work, so after
feeling better, he used to go by the Market Square on Fridays
and Saturdays to help the Frenchies sell fish and tea bush. After
a while his strength began to fail and he was admitted to Roy
Schneider Hospital for about seven weeks. On the 24th of
October he went on to rest with his Maker, very peacefully, safe
in the arms of Jesus.


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Order of Service
SCRIPTURE SENTENCES
HYMN .............................................. Amazing Grace
PRAYER
EULOGY ............................. ................ Mayette
FAMILY
TRIBUTE ...... .................... .............11-00 A.M. Choir
TWENTY THIRD PSALM ........... ....... ........ .. Congregation
THE WORD OF GOD
Romans 8:31-39 .............................. Alicia Smith Adams
St. John 11:17-27 ..............................................
HYMN ...................................... It is Well With My Soul
SERMON
APOSTLE'S CREED ......................... Congregation (Standing)
THANKSGIVING ........................................ Minister
HYMN ............................. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
COMMENDATION
THE LORD'S PRAYER
THE BENEDICTION
HYMN ........................................... Rock of Ages


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farewell
Smith, as I usually call you, we had twenty two years of marriage. We
had good times and bad times, but we never gave up on each other. One
day when I came to see you in the hospital, you wrote a note and gave it to
me as you couldn't talk. And your words were, "don't worry, do your part
and the Lord will bless you." So now you are gone. Seep on beloved, sleep
on and take your rest.
Your wife Edith

Smithie, as I always called you from the time you came to live in my
apartment in January of 1985. We have gotten along very well. We live as
though we were brother and sister. You got sick and have fought and
struggled for a very long time. When I used to come to the hospital to see
you, you used to be so pleasant. Now you have paid the price and gone to
be with your heavenly Maker. May you rest in peace.
Ann Vanterpool

The Alton A. Adams, Jr. family is saddened by the passing of Zepheniah
Smith. Zeffy, as we all knew him, worked with us during the construction
of our home and continued over these many years to be a trusted and dear
friend of the family. He watched our three children as they grew over the
many years and became and remains a friend to all of them. He treated








them with kindness and understanding, as if they were his own.
Zeffy was a steady and productive worker. He was exceptionally good
at what he did. He had a skill for stone work that is fast becoming a lost act.
It was distressing to see Zeffy as he deteriorated physically over the last
several years. Nonetheless, he had a strong will to live, that made his stay
on this earth a little more comfortable. To me, Zeffy was more than a
worker who labored long and hard. He was a friend whom we all will
miss.


So Long Pops
For the very first time in life;
Many yesterdays ago, we met;
You and I together and smile,
Not as strangers in the twilight zone
exchanging glances, but comrades,
You know how! As father, as son.
You looked at me,
So smile,
So called me son.
I smiled,
I later talked,
I called you dad.
We laughed,
You called me son.
Today, life's not the same;
It's very much different from then;
The inevitable has come.
You're gone safe,
Safe home,
And forever,
So Long Pops, So long!
Life's door closes here,
It ends there!
We'll meet again;
You and I together;
It won't be very long.
My mom, my brothers, my sisters, my sons
and they are your grands,
All thank you for sharing life's joy.
We love you pops; So long.
May God bless you.
Lynn M. Smith, Sr.


The Adams family


To Grandpa
Z zealous
E enthusiastic
P peaceful
H honest
E encouraging
N noble
I industrious
A attentive
H humble
The time has come for you to
depart from us and for you to
enter into the heavenly gates
of new Jerusalem that God has
prepared for you. I will miss
you. May you rest in peace.
Granddaughter Tamesha


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