Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Zephaniah O. Smith
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Zephaniah O. Smith
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Zephaniah O. Smith
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Smith, Zephaniah O.
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: CA01300463
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

Zephaniah Obna Smith











February 8, 1930 March 29, 1991


SERVICES:
Monday, April 8, 1991 9:30 a.m.
Christchurch Methodist

VIEWING:
John Thomas Funeral Home
8.00--830 a.m.

INTERMENT:
Western Cemetery No. 1





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tulogy

Zephaniah Obna Smith. better known as "Smithy", "Zephy", or "Sugar Smith':,
was born on February 8. 1930 in Carrot Bay Tortola, to the late Joseph and Christalla
Smith.
He attended West End Prmary School, where he received his education. In his
early adulthood he left Tortola and came to St Thomas to make a Ivelhood. He worked
In several hotels and restaurants Including V.I. Hilton, Pitit Pump Room. Left Bank,
Bluebeard's Castle and Peter Island Hotel where he worked last as a waiter and
bartender. All in all, he w6s a Jack of all trades but a master of none.
He met L.udle Mercer and got married. Through their union. five children wre
bom. He worked and strived to rear his children to adulthood. He was always loving,
lknd and affectionate to his children and everyone he came in contact with. He was so
pleasant and always had a smile or a joke to share .
"You left us so suddenly but your memories and good times that you had with each
one of us will long be remembered. You surely will be missed. We all Ive you.but until
we meet again sleep on.'" '




Survivors

Wife...................................................... LucileMercerSmith
Children .......................... Vncent Smith. Boston; Janet Smith, New York;
Jullette and James Z Smith, Jr.. St. Thomas
Januett Smith. Maryland
Joseph A. Smith. Germany
Dughter-Law.............................. ............. Barbel Smith
Brothers ........................... Andre, Elsworth and Emno Smith. Tortola
Alvin Smith. St Thomas
Sisters................................... Forica and Doris Calhwood,Tortola
Alethea Frazier, New York Gladys Williams, St. Thomas
Brothersn-Law ............... Au~tn Caliwood, Tortola;RufusMifcer. NewYork '
Over Willams, Albert Mercer and Eridge Cyne, St. Thomas
Slsters-ln-Law ..................... Igah Anna. Is and Henrietta Smith. Tortola;
Naomi Donovan and Edith Woodley, Florlda
Sylanta Smith, St. Thomas
Aunts ........................................... Christine Donovan Tortola
Agusta Dwson and Eugena Smith. New York
Uncle ......................................... HenryDonovanSt Thomas
4 Grandchildren / Many, many Nieces. Nephews and Friends






Order of Service
OFFICIATN: REV. WYCHERLEY GUMBS
Serences
ymn ................ ..... "Ho great ThouArt"
Prayer
Psalm 23
FirstReading ................................ m................ Psam )21
Mailyn kRchardson
Solos ....... .;..... ........... ... ........... ..Ira Meyere/JamedSmnth
Second Reding.. ................ :.. .............. .. Pllipplas 4
Denele Mles
Eulogy ............................................. BingleyRichardson,Sr.
Sermon
Benediction
LorsPrayer ........................................... Congregation
RecessionalHymn .............................. "PassMe Not.OO Gente Savior"

HYMNS AT GRAVESrlE
Precious Lord / kb Wel With My Soul / I WII Meet You In the Morning
Abide WMth Me / Amazing Grace / What A Friend We Have n Jesus











Pallbearers
JOSEPH SMWTH / JAMES SMITH / JAMES HARRIGAN -
ANTONIO SMTH / MALCOLM LEONARD / ANDREL SMITH / EVAN FRANCIS



Honorary Pallbearers
RICHARD SMITH / NAVARRO NILES / GLADVIL SMITH / ROOSEVELT FRAZER
ROMEO FRAZER / ALBERT MERCER / ELRIDGE CLYNE




Tlibutes


DEE
The many years we have pet togeth er reoyous. e were abp to make ends
meet Throough ur trias and achievements we were always there for each other. You
et me'behhlnd tonsweatof0 children. it lIknmow wl answerto, wlhat Idontiow
wt sa "don't wony."
Dee, I w always love you.
Your wfe hL

DADDY the one person I always looked up to. The decisions I mode were
sevea times against your wishes. Although strongly voiced by you, I could alwa
eect your support You always said to learn Is to do and/or epeience. Daddy, not
orly a fathe you were, but a doe friend. I love you and will mis you.
To meet In a better We
Your son Joaeph

TO MY LOMM1 FATHER.
Thanks for being there through thdck and thin. Your cnomotng words always
meat so much to me and heed to enourage rne to strie for ecelence. I ~l miss
you. Bye. Daddy, until we meet again.
Your daughter. Jmautt
OH DADDY, I could remember the long hats we had together about fe Ingenefal
You've always been there to ta me pces whenever I needed to When my daughter
Juls was bom, you said "hat ItlWe gM It mine and your mother". I couldn't
understand why. Daddy, It may seem at times that I want stenlkg. buteveything you
said rey stuck I love you Daddy. May you rest in pace.
SJu eee and Jelsa
DEAR COUSUM
I wll miJs you dearly. hen I cam to your home Iwas treated as your son. Thank
you for the times we've shared. You will always Ie on in my memoy.
*nI o .l n l:v' audl Anrbl
TO MY FATHER MY HERO. ONE WHO I COOD ALWAYS TURN TO .
iiT MES OF fPED
I always admire your way of courage and the way you think hI times when I rieede
advice yours always auited my problem. hen I needed someone to tal to and to tel
mygoalq In We to, you were the right man to talk them over wth. Now Idontonlyhave
my goals but yours added, too. I wl canyon your goals and dreams that youdidn'tget
to accomplish. I my book you are sO here and you'll always be here because you are
Janet, ulette, Jauett. Joseph and James. You are all of us. So le on, my Father, Rw
on. I wi always love you and miss yor special macho walk and asme.
May you rest In peace and cormfot.
Your son Jamnes 0. Smith





rlDbutes


OH DADDYO,
-You thought and remembrances wll ner on In my many conversation from
New York with you. VMen Iwas upset or sooagdyour supporting word courage
wes a strengthenng view. Daddy, your words of encouragement wilt stay with t unl
we meet again.
Daddy. Rest n Peace.
Love, Jani El Smith

The wages of sin is death, but the gift of Ood is eternmal fe. Zephy, you have been very
good and I know you've gone to rest Sleep on In peace.
Your Sisterln-Law
SyMe and Famn




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