Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Calvin Alonzo Testamark
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Calvin Alonzo Testamark
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Calvin Alonzo Testamark
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Testamark, Calvin Alonzo
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
 Notes
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.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: CA01300469
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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September 17, 1964 January 4, 1997 I
Fta eral Jewice'
Frederick Lutheran Church
Thursday, January 23, 1997

9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
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Calvin was born the son of Ilva Maria Lanclos and Conrad
Testamark Sr. on the beautiful island of St. Thomas U.S. Virgin -
Islands. Growing up in St. Thomas, Calvin attended Joseph
Gomez Elementary School and Bertha C. Boschulte Junior
High School. Though his hobbies from a young age, were
baseball and football, he practiced stilt dancing to a perfection.
In high school (Ivanna Eudora Kean High School), he played
football and was involved in many other activities.
After graduating in 1984, he went on to pursue a
Bachelors of Science Degree in Aviation Management at
Florida Memorial College (Miami, Florida). While there, he |
became a distinguished member of Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity, Inc. (Fall 1985 "Divine Nine"). During these times '-
he became popular among his peers, performing in step
shows and the like. He also was a valued member of the -
Virgin Islands Club.
Calvin began his professional career in 1988, Southeast
Bank (later becoming First Union). But in addition to this, he
had a knack for fixing mechanical and electronic devices.
During theSe years, Calvin and his roommate, Vernon
Brooks, introduced stilt dancing to South Florida, forming a
group called the Miami, U.S. Mocko Jurhbie Stilt Dancers.
Consisting of up to twelve members,'these Mocko Jumbies I
electrified audiences everywhere. Along with West Indian
carnival time extravaganzas in the islands of St. Thomas and
Puerto Rico, they have also performed at Super Bowl XXIX, '
holiday parades and a host of parties and other celebrations
throughout the U.S. Because of their popularity, they also
Landed an upcoming gig at the pre-game show for Super i
Bowl XXXI. Without a doubt, Mocko Jumbie was Calvin's
second life.


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Fiance6 ...........,. .............................Marny Darius
Daughter ........,...................... Leaja Brooks Testamark
Son ......................................... ........ Calvin Darius
Sisters ................................................. La'Verne Smith,
Clarissa Testamark, Blanche Francis, Rita Testamark
Brothers ....................................................... Gilbert Lanclos,
Conrad Testamark Jr., Richard Testamark,
Shawn Testamark
Nieces & Nephews ..................... Too numerous to mention
Brother-In-Law ............................. Gregory Martin Francis
Aunts & Uncles .......................... Tbo numerous to mention
Special Friends ...................................... Vernon Brooks,
Anthony Lamarr,
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.,
John Brooks
Grandmother ................................... Christophene Jackson
Great Grandm6ther.,.... ......... ......... Carmelita George

John Brooks
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SRichard Testamark
Vernon Brooks
Joseph Testamark, Jr.
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Calvin Testamark
Gregory Martin
Kai Smith
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ORGAN
BELLS
WORDS OF CONSOLATION
THE PLACING OFTHE PALL
HYMN .... ............ ................. ........... "What A Friend We Have In Jesus"
PRAYERS
THF PSALM ..... .... ............ ....... .. .... Psalm 23
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HY MN ............ .. .... .......... .. .. "Blessed Assurance"
THE. SECOND LESSON ................. .... ........ Re% elation 7:9-17
Zerene Testamark
SOLO ............ ........... ........... ............ ..... Kaija Brook Testamark
THE EULOGY
THE HOLY GOSPE .. ... .. ... .. ...... ...... John 14:1-6
HY IMN........... ......... .. ......... ... .. .. ... ... "Jusl AsI Am"
SERMON .......... .................. .. ..... .. Pastor Judith Spindt
THE PRAYERS
THE COMMENDATION
THE PROCESSIONAL HYMN. ........ .... "The Stnre Is O'er"
Organist......Monet Davis
WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE
IN JESUS
What a friend we have in Jesus, Jesus knows our every weakness
All our sins and griefs to bear; Take t to the Lord in prayer!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer! Are we weak and heavy laden,
0 what peace we often forfeit, Cumbered with a load of care?
0 what needless pain we bear, Precious Saviour, still our refuge,
All because we do not carry Take it to the Lord in prayer!
Everything to God In prayer. Do thy friends despise, forsake
thee?
Have we trials and temptations? Take it to the Lord in prayer
Is there trouble anywhere? In His arms He'll take and shield
We should never be thee, Thou wilt find a solace there
discouraged;
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?


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In memory of my loving son Calvin. Never thought I'd have to write
a memorial to my son so soon but I guess that decision was not mine to
make. God is in control and this is his decision. Calvin was loving, kind,
caring, thoughtful and full of life and all that a son could be. You will be
dearly missed, but not forgotten. You are now in God's arms. Rest In
peace, my son. ,
eI From your loving Dad
H Calvin, I've known you since you were six years old. You always
called me mommie. 1 loved you so much as my little son. I watched you
Grow Into a wonderful young man. You were a beautiful person Inside and
out. You always showed me love and respect and always came to see me
whether at home or at work. You even brought your little daughters to
see me. You told me you would come again in August I didn't know when
you said good-bye, It was really good-bye Mydearson. my heart aches
with pain now to say good-bye but we shall meet again someday. Your
memory will live in my heart forever M.
Your "Mommie", Mrs. Creque
Calvin, one cannot measure love and kindness with a scale or a
yardstick, but whatever he measures we use. Your love and kindness will .
always be remembered here amongst us. Your work on earth has been
completed and as you depart this life. leaving behind all your sorrows and
pains, you will always remain with us in spirit. We will try to accept your
death without asking God why. For we realize that God knows the reason
for your sudden flight. We are assured that by His love and mercy that the
dear ones you left behind, though they may feel bitter pain caused by
death, will come forth stronger when it is allsaid and done. We know that
they will remember what you shared with them for the short time that God
loaned you to us.
ae yYour sister LaVerne & Family
I To my Brother, you are no longer with us to converse and share our
jokes. Our hearts are saddened to learn of your passing. There is also
joy knowing you are at home in your Savior's arms. Rest in peace.
SYour brothers & sisters,
Conrad Jr., Richard, Shawn & Rita Testamark
STo Calvin, The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the
name of the Lord. You will always be in our heart. You will never be
forgotten. Rest in peace.
From Mr. & Mrs. Christian Thompson


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Calvin, such a wonderful brother and a dear friend. You are in a
better place, a heavenly place sitting at the right side of our maker.
You are not with us In body but definitely in spirit. No more suffering,
no more pain. You are one of the elite now. So rest in peace.
Your sister, Geraldine & Johann

To My Loving Nephew Calvin: How blessed I have been to have
a loving nephew. Your giving, caring, sharing and unselfish love will
never be forgotten. There will always be a special place in my heart
for you. Sleep on dear nephew and take your rest; May God be with
you through eternity.
Your loving aunt, Olive

Calvin, our dear friend and neighbor. Your sudden passing has
left a void in our lives. The first to welcome us to the neighborhood
when we moved; a true friend you were. We will be forever thankful.
When you came home last April, we did not imagine that would have
been our last surprise visit. You will live on in our hearts as you
journey to meet your Saviour. Whom we love, God loves best. Rest
in peace.
i The Thomas Family

Calvin. when I first got the news of your passing, the sadness I
felt was overpowering, but God knows best. We grew up together;
we were neighbors; we were friends, but were more like sister and ,
brother. So sleep on my brother, rest in peace until we meet again
Sin Our Father's Heavenly Kingdom
H ClaudetteA. Buntin-Charleswell

SMr. Testamark and Family:
Angel and I would like to offer our most sincere condolences to
Family and friends in this moment of bereavement. You are all in our
Sprayers at this time of sorrow and while there is little comfort in words,
I urge you to find strength in prayer,
Psalm 23 reads, "The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want...
Yea; though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort
me." These words from the scriptures can be very reassuring in time
of distress. Be guided by them and remember that the sense of loss
I felt in the passing of Calvin will be shared by many. Quite admirable,
he will long be remembered, and the kindness and the wisdom that
he imparted amongst those who knew him will also be long-
remembered.
May he rest in Peace. Ci,
Cindy, Angel and Family
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God saw you were getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you
And whispered. "Come to me."
With tearful eyes we watched you,
And saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
S He only takes the best.

Supreme Printing 774-3441 Arrangements by: Creque's Funeral Home




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