Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Eva Vitalia Romney Thomas
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Eva Vitalia Romney Thomas
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Eva Vitalia Romney Thomas
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Thomas, Eva Vitalia Romney
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: CA01300474
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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va V. Romney Thomas was the first of seven children
born to Sarah R. Hodge and Benjamin A. Romney in
West End Tortola on July 20, 1920. She received her
early education at the Zion Hill School where she sat and
passed the seventh standard examination which quali-
fied her to be a teacher.
On December 9, 1943 she married George A. Thomas, Sr. From that
union seven children were born, two of these children preceded her in
death. Eva's prayers were that God would grant her long life to see her
children grown. She was a very devoted wife and mother. In the early
days she worked hand in hand with her husband with any task he had to
do. Her protection for her children was evident in her representation of
them whenever the need arose.
Granny, as she was affectionately called, had a heart of gold. Nothing
was too good to do for or give her family and friends. When you visited
her you never left without something to eat or drink Her love for her
family was also extended to strangers. Despite the size of her home she
was always willing to take in strangers.
After raising her children, she decided to raise her grandchildren, Her
grandchildren could not be raised by any one outside of the family.
Much of her family's success and accomplishments can be attributed to
the fact that she was there to stand in the gap, to nurture, to love and to
assist with the raising of her grandchildren. She did a marvelous job.
During the past five months her family and friends were blessed with
the opportunity to reciprocate. They were given an opportunity to assist,
to comfort, to love, but mostly to minister to and fellowship with her.
Each daily visit always ended with a prayer and a song of thanksgiving.
Today, as we pay our last respects to her, we rejoice in the words of her
favorite hymn:
I was a wandering sheep,
I would not be controlled;
but now I love my Saviour's voice,
I love, I love the fold.
I was a wayward child,
I once preferred to roam:
but now I love my father's voice
I love, I love his home.

Granny, we love you still, God loves you best, sleep on, sleep on,
sleep on...

George A. Thomas, Sr.
Annie Thomas Connor, Marilyn Thomas Nibbs, Violet Thomas Gaul, Melberita
Thomas, Marion Thomas Reed
Lori L Dow, Cecil A. Nibbs, Jr., Alston Henley, Michelle M. Dow,
Paul A. Dow, Roshini N. Nibbs, Pasha Cardin, Trisha T. Reed, Tighree A. Thomas,
Theious J. Thomas, Chantel M. Weeks, Tiffany L. Thomas
Jahlanie A. Henley
Donna Serrant Thomas
Melborne Connor, Cecil A. Nibbs, Sr., Robin F. Gaul, Laverne G. Reed
Lucille Harley, Mary Malone, Iris Fahie
Albert Romney, Carl Romney, Daniel Romney
Cecelia Romney, Melsada Romney, Idalia Leonard,
Margaret Mercer, Clementine Phillips
Holman Harley, Romeo Malone, Ernest Fahie,
Nathaniel Thomas, Theophlius Thomas
Sheila Jean
Many Nieces, Nephews and Other Relatives.

Cecil Nibbs, Sr., Cecil Nibbs, Jr., Alston Henley,
Robin Gaul, Verne Reed, Irwing Todman

Albert Romney, Carl Romney, Daniel Romney,
Leroy Benjamin, Tighree Thomas

HYMN ........................................... Amazing Grace
EULOGY ....................................... Melsada Romney
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 90:1-17 .... Antonetta Amey Archibald
ITEM ..................... 11 A.M. Choir, Wesley Methodist Church
MINISTRY OF THE WORD: Romans 6:1-11 ....... Violet Thomas Gaul
GOSPEL ....................................... St. John 11:17-27
ITEM ............................... West End Women's League
ITEM .......................................... Romeo Malone
RECESSIONAL HYMN ............... When We Walk With the Lord

Dear Heavenly Father, today we come together with family and friends
to say our last good-bye to our mother, and to offer up a prayer of thanks
for the years she had with us. We thank you dear God for her love,
kindness, laughter and her wonderful caring ways. Heavenly father, we
thank you for granting her her biggest desire: to see her children grown.
And now oh God that she is at peace with you, we pray that you will
continue to bind us together in love and keep'us always united as one.
The dear children of EvaiVitalia Romney Thomas- may she rest in peace.
Annie, Marilyn, Violet, Melberita and Marion.
MEMORIES EVE... Our 51 years together were joy and pain, struggles
and hardships. But, flowers can't burst forth in colors with only sunshine
and no rain. So God in his infinite wisdom gave us both. Now, you are
gone and I pray that God will give me the strength to continue, especially
when the road seems too rough to tread. There are no words to express
my sorrow, I have lost a dear and loving wife, my best friend. When'I
count my blessings I count you many, many times. I thank God for you
and the ivonderful family we shared. 'Now my'beloved rest in peake with
Your loving husband, George


Goodbye Granny rest in peace with God and we will continue to
hold dear the love we shared.
Lori, Paul and Michelle
Granny... gone but not forgotten. I remember when I was a little boy
growing up you took care of all of us. You taught us the value of honesty,
love, and self confidence. You also taught us to stick together through
thick and thin. That's what make our family a strong family. I remember

when I would fight with Trisha, Pasha, Roshini, LoAr and Mitchel you
would always tell us to stop and you would take me out of the room.
Now that I am older I understand why. I love you. Rest in peace.
Your grandson, Tighra.
Granny we love you and will always love you. You were the
world's best grandmother to us. We know that you are resting peacefully
and you are in God's hand. Love.
Theious and Tiffany.
Granny ... Thanks for raising us, for loving us, for being there for us
and for being such a special and devoted grandmother. We will always
cherish the times we spent with you and always remember the things you
have done for us, the lessons you about life, and the kindness
you shared with all of us. We will miss you granny, but we will always
love you and remember you for all times.
Cecil Jr. and Roshini
Granny ... I have fond memories of you and of our relationship. My
memory goes back to the way you used to dress me and comb my hair...
you made me look like a little princess. I loved you for that. Mostly, you
took care of me during my illness, you loved me and you watched me
grow through all the stages of my life. Thanks for being there and for
being such a faithful grandmother. I am going to miss you when I call
home to speak to Tata. I love you granny.
Granny... I am one of the youngest of your grand children, however,
that did not make your love for me nor my love for you any less. You
were a caring, loving and giving grandmother, I shall miss you. Sorry you
missed my birthday today, but I will always remember you were buried
on my birthday. I love you.
Chantd (Sally)
Granny.. : could not have asked for a better mother-in-law than you.
You are gone, but you wil not be forgotten. Now, you are forever in .
peace. I have always and will always love you, but God loves you best .,
Lo, Donna
Granny, the times we shared together were sweet and memorable.
You will always be in my heart. I love you and miss you.
Lov, Trish
Granny: Although I might only be a child, I wish you could be her to
see me grow. I know Auntie Trish will be sure to instill your fine qualities
in me. 'll miss kissing you at night
Lowe, Jahlanie
My dear sister, my precious sister is gone. A voice I loved is still A

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place is vacant in my heart that never can be filled. I will miss you, but
God knows best. Rest in peace.
Your loving sister, Iris
'Eva, our hearts are truly saddened as we mourn your loss. However,
we are glad that you are out of your suffering. As I visited you during
your illness and we held hands it was as if I too could feel your pain.
Now that you are gone, we who are left behind will continue to "Keep
Step with Our Master." Rest in peace, my dear oldest sister.
Your brother Carl and family
Eve has gone from us and we are all filled with sorrow; but the Lord
has given us much to reflect on. As he tells us in Psalms 30:5 "Weeping
may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. We shall
weep, but we shall rejoice again when we all meet in heaven. Be joyful
always, pray at all times be thankful in all circumstances." 1 Thessolonians
Your loving sister Lucille, brother-in-law Holman,
niece Leona, Lorraine, Lucinda, Lauris and your nephew Holman Jr.
To my dear aunt... you were with us a long time, however, it seemed
so short. I love you very much. Now your are gone, but you will not be
forgotten. You will have no more sorrow, and no more pain. The Lord
giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be his Holy Name. Aunty let
me meet you inside the Eastern Gate over there.
Love, your nephew Andrew
Aunty. ~. for the years I have known you, you showed me how
dedicated you were to your family. Your kindness, gentleness, and
friendliness will be greatly missed. I regret we had such a short time
together but I know you will live on.
Your great niece, Nathalie
Another mother, unselfish, never tiring, caring friend, irreplaceable,
and encouraging ... Thomi, you were all of the above to me. Your
passing will leave a void in my life, but I am happy knowing that you are
with the Lord and Savior who said "I have gone to prepare a place for
you." Rest in the hands of the Almighty.
Sheila, Jean family
Dear Marion there is a lonesomeness after the death of one's
mother. We want you to know that your friends and coworkers are
thinking of you and sympathizing with you in this time of your great
lose. ..
With sympathy, Vitdco's Construction Department

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