Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Gerald Alfredo Thomas, Sr.
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Gerald Alfredo Thomas, Sr.
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Gerald Alfredo Thomas, Sr.
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Thomas, Gerald Alfredo, Sr.
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.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: CA01300475
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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GERALD ALFREDO THOMAS, SR.
JANUARY 0, 1929 FEBRUARY 12, 194



VIEWING AT JOHN THOMAS 1 1:00 A.M. 1:45 P.M.







CHURCH SERVICE NISKY MORAVIAN CHURCH

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1984 3:00 P.M.


NTRMNT WSTRN CEMETERY
INTERMENT WESTERN CEMETERY


In Momartamfa~t





Gerald Alfredo Thomas was born in St. Thomas,
Virgin Islands, on January 6, 1929, to Alfredy Thomas
and Juanita Harley, both of whom have proceeded him in
death.

He attended elementary school in St. Thomas and
was a member of the 1948 graduating class of Charlotte
Amalie High School.

Following graduation and a brief period of employ-
ment in the private sector, Gerald was inducted into the
United States Army where he served from January 1952 to
January 1954.

After his return to the islands from service in the
United States Army, Gerald was employed at Government
House as an orderly, but he was not satisfied with the
lack of challenge of the job, so he resigned the position
to join the U. S. Postal Service. Once in the Service he
moved quietly through the ranks and became Station
Manager of the Main Street Branch, a position he held
until his passing.

Gerald was married in January, 1955 to the former
Patricia Seeley, and from the union there are four
children: two men and two women. He was the grandfather
of five grandchildren.

He was an avid horse racing fan and everyone knew
where to find him on racing day. And he loved his
fishing, spending some of his free daytime and night-
time hours trying to catch "the big one."

He was a longtime member of Tau Beta Alpha Fraternity,
and his presence at business and social activities will
be missed by his brothers.

Gerald was very close to his family and leaves
behind a loving wife and four children, as well as five
grandchildren, four brothers, two sisters, and several
other relatives. A father-in-law, with whom he enjoyed
an exceptional relationship, and a mother-in-law also
survive him.

With love and respect his surviving family and
friends pray for eternal repose of Gerald's soul.




SURVIVORS


Wife


Daughters


Sons


Sisters


Brothers


Patricia Thomas

LaVerne Hedrington
Laurie Thomas

Gerald Thomas, Jr.
Gary Thomas

Geraldine Thomas
Shirley Fletcher

Alphonse Adams
John Jacobs
James Jacobs
Alfredo Thomas
Leroy Thomas

Clinton Hedrington


Son-in-Law


Aunts


Mary Harley
Olympia Thomas


Five grandchildren and many
other relatives and friends

Pallbearers


Gerald Thomas, Jr.
Gary Thomas
Alphonse Adams
Darius Seeley


Honorary Pallbearers


Edwin Davis
Theodore Vanterpool
Calvin Wheatley
Leroy Gottlieb


Clinton Hedrington
John Jacobs
Alfredo Thomas
Luther Seeley



Eric Bonelli
Arturo Watlington
Antonio Faulkner
Joseph Evans


Ushers


Clinton Hedrington
Ken Fahie

Yon Scholten Coli ctio
St. Thomas, V. .


Joseph Evans
Byron Martin










ORDER OF SERVICE


Officiating ................... Rev. Dr. Charles Peters

Organist ............................. Sister Amy Lewis


CHURCH SERVICE


Organ Music

Hymn *................... ........... A Wonderful Savior
(No. 540)

Opening Sentences ........................ Pages 87-89


Scripture Reading ............ 1 Corinthians 15: 51:58
................. Revelations 22: 1-5


Hymn ....................... My Faith Looks up to Thee
(No. 171)

FUNERAL MEDITATION


Prayers ................................. Pages 89-92


Hymn .............................. Hark, Hark my Soul
(No. 150)

BENEDICTION




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