Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Elliot Gregory Thomas
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Elliot Gregory Thomas
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Elliot Gregory Thomas
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Thomas, Elliot Gregory
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
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: CA01300472
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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February 9, 1956 April 6, 1986

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Thursday, April 10, 1986 at 10:30 a.m.

Creque's Funeral Home
Thursday, April 10, 1986 at 8:30 a.m.

Mount Hope Cemetery, New York
Hasting on the Hudson

Father Carlyle Blake


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In Appreciation

One of the greatest gifts of anyone's life is the support that
relatives and friends give. Some of you were with us in person or
in spirit when Elliot Gregory was born in the Bronx on February
9, 1956. You shared then in our joy. Like the good relatives and
friends you are, you maintained an interest in his progress. Birth-
days were remembered with cards and gifts; Christmas was made
especially enjoyable. Advice and counseling were given.
Time passed swiftly but not without tragedy. On February
23, 1970, Gregory and I lost his mother, my wife, Irene Florence
- suddenly, with little warning. At age fourteen, then, he was
faced with the awesome task of adjusting to life without a
mother. Soon after we moved to St. Thomas where he was faced
with the added hurdle of adjusting to a new environment.
But here in St. Thomas there was an even wider circle of
good relatives and friends to make the transitions easy. Gregory
graduated from Sts. Peter and Paul's High School in 1974 and
matriculated at St. Joseph's College in Indiana. He returned to
St. Thomas to work with our family at Cathedral Pharmacy.
His passing on April 6, 1986, was a shock to all of us.
Fathers generally assume that they will be laid to rest by their
sons especially when there is just an only son and that only
son is an only child. But for us Gregory and me the roles
are reversed.
Perhaps the best summary of his life was made by his cousin
and good buddy, April Heyliger. According to her, "Gregory
wasn't an outspoken guy; but he showed his love by little acts of
kindness." That's how I saw him too.
All or you have oeen kind and suDportive.
It's been my joy in life to find
At every turning of the road
The strong arm of a comrade kind
To help me onward with my load;
And since I have no gold to give,
And love alone can make amends,
My fervent prayer is, "While I live
God make me worthy of my friends.

Clarence E. Thomas
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Order of Service
Entrance Hymn. ....................... ... ."To God Be the Glory"
First Reading ............... ...... ...... .A da John
Responsorial Psalm ..................... ...... .. .Aida John
Second Reading ...........................Alfred Heath, M.D.
Homily ......... ........................ Rev. Carlyle Blake
Offertory Hymn ........................ Sts. Peter & Paul Choir
Communion Hymn ............. ."Through the Love of God, Our Savior"
Meditation Hymn ............................... Faye Moon
Recessional .............. .. "In Heavenly Love Abiding"




Clarence Thomas

Richard Vialet

Helen Thomas, St. T.

Sedric Heyliger, St T.

Mildred Thomas
Helen Mae Thomas
Dorothy Phillips, N.Y.

June Thomas

Leonicia Vialet, Arlington, Va.


Elliot Thomas, St.T.


Sylvia Bolden, N.Y.

John Hunter, N.Y.

Blanche Thomas
Bernice-Louise Heyliger
Janet Hunter, Md.

John Heyliger

Russell Thomas

Pall Bearers
Sedric Heyliger
Michael Farrington
Elmo Adams
Eugene Kuntz


Alfred Heath, M.D.
Walter John
Theodore Larsen
Ezekiel Walters

April Heyliger

Wynn John
Samuel Lawrence
Richard Vialct
Ker iedy

Alien Canton
Norris Evans
Hubert Raimer
Antonio Freeman


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