Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Ethelbert E. Thomas
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Ethelbert E. Thomas
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Ethelbert E. Thomas
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Thomas, Ethelbert E.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
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: CA01300473
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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Sthelbert Thomas was born on the Island of Tortola,
B.V.I. in the village known as Long Look. As a young man
he migrated to St. Thomas, where he worked at Sub Base
during World War II. When that work was finished he then
became a long-shore man working at the West Indian Co.
dock. From there he went to work with Mr. Willie Lewis
during the rebuilding of the Legislative Building. From there
he went to work with Mr. Eric Winters building private homes
in different parts of the Island. He finally made his last stop
and went to work for the government until his retirement.
Mr. Thomas was a lover of sports, especially baseball,
and was a proud Dodger fan. In 1993 he became ill, and lost
his one leg, and about one year later lost the other one. After
that he became a resident of Sea View until his passing. We
are here today to celebrate his going home to meet his Sav-
ior. May he receive him with open arms. May he also rest in

3 uroioors

Leah E. Thomas
Step Daughter
Sylvanita Thorns BKA "Chick"
Doris A. Lindquist, Bernice T. Rogers, Rena G. Thomas
Beulah L. Thomas, Beryl A. Akenbar
Bernett O. A. Thomas
Dalcina Hedrington
Alphose Thomas
Omar Akenbar, Antonio Rogers
16 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren, Nieces,
Nephews, other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Melvin Ottley / Kurk Thomas / Michael Thomas
Byron Henry / Irvin Clendinen / Alvin Morton

Joono rary ?azffSearers
Terrence Thomas / Joseph Thomas
Isaac Thomas / Cecil Penn / Cathergun Smith
Bernett O.A. Thomas

Order O service

Scripture Sentences
Hymn....................... .. .. "How Great Thou Art"
Eulogy ................... ........... Dionne Thomas
The 23rd Psalm ............. .................. .. Congregation
Scripture Reading........ Romans 8:31-39; St. John 14:1-6, 27
Hymn ........*....... ................. "To God Be the Glory"
Prayer Of Thanksgiving
Commendation (all standing)
The Lord's Prayer
The Benediction
Hymn......................... 'When Peace Like A River"

The time has come when I must say bye to you.
I realize moreover, that even though I loved you,
God loves you more and with his love and guid-
ance I will be strong during this rough period
in my life. The Lord maketh nothing in vain
and loveth all that he maketh. Embrace the Lord
and cast your burdens upon the Lord for he has
assured us that he shall never leave us or for-
sake us in the hour of need. God is my refuge
and strength and a very present help in time of
trouble. Rest in Peace,
Your Daughter

go Grandpa Ethelbert...
A man who always made sure his family was well
taken care of, was also a hard working man. I will
miss his smile and the talks we had when I visited
him at Sea View. But, I am glad he will suffer no more
because he is in a place where God will grant him his
abundant love and peace.
Your Grandson

go Ethelbert
God sent his Angel to take care of you. We trust that
spiritual light will shine the path way of your travel.
But we will not forget. You shall always be remem-
bered and the memories of your joy, warmth and
laughter will be greatly missed by all who came in
contact with you. Your suffering and pain are over.
May you Rest in Peace.
Your Grandchildren
and Great Grandchildren
Cora M. Thomas,
Cheryl A. Moore,
Tameka S. Donovan

Qly brother out of the twelve of us you are all
gone and leave Alfonse and I. But I thank God for the
time that we spent together. And hoping that we meet
on the other side where we never have to say goodbye.
May you Rest in Peace.
Your Sister
Dulcina Hedrington & Family

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go Father
You are out of your suffering; may you rest in
peace. You have fought a long battle and are now
at rest. The Lord has spared your life to make
another birthday and called you home shortly af-
ter. May you Rest in Peace.
Your Daughter

go Father
You will surely be missed for the fatherly bond we
shared. You were always there for me. You loved me,
you scolded me and took care of me when there was
no where to turn. But, now that you have moved on
to meet with the heavenly Father, may your soul Rest
in Peace.
Your Son

As you were affectionately called by your family,
even though we went our separate ways, I re-
turned and reached out to you in what ever way
I was able to help during your illness. You were a
hard worker, the time has come for you to earn
your rest. So sleep on in peace and we'll meet
once again on the other side in the morning.
Rest in Peace.
Miss Leah
(as you called me)


I speciall thanks to Dr. Heath,
The Sea View Nursing Home staff, the fourth
floor of the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital and
especially you who have gone the last way for
our father; and also to all those who expressed
their love, sympathy, support and encourage-
ment to us in this time of bereavement in the
form of visits, telephone calls, prayers, flowers.
and other ways.
Many thanks
The Family

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