Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Olympia Sophia Thomas
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Olympia Sophia Thomas
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Olympia Sophia Thomas
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Thomas, Olympia Sophia
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: CA01300480
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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Olympia Sophia Thomas
Miss Limpy"
2oamber 5, 1908 2 ovmber 24, 1995

Funeral Service
friay, D)caber 1, 1995
Viewing 8:30 9:40 am
Servic 9:45 am
24isky oJMravian Church
Officint.. ator W. redericks
Dntement Western lMoravian Cemetery

St. Thornms. V.I.

Olympia ophia whomas

1908 -1995
Olympia Sophia Thomn, better know to her family and friends as
Miss Uhpy, was bomr to John and Anne Eliza Fredericks Thomas on
November 5,1908.
During her professional life, she worked doing laundry for the Navy,
when the ships came in at the SubBase Dock. She also worked at the
Knud Hansen Hospital for ten years from which she retired in 1970.
After her retirement she spent most of her time caring for her grand
and geat-ganddildren, whom she loved dearly. She was a caring mother
and grandmother and could often be found cooking and baking for them
She enjoyed looking at the Soaps and a good Baseball game on television.
One of her passion was crocheting and doing arts and crafts.
She leaves to mount six ducldren, Eleanor, Evelyn, Vincent, Wilfred,
Asrtirand Alvin; six step children: Viola Grant, Janet Liverpoo, Mavis
Petereo, Hilda Riley, Albert and Hubert Willams; 31 Grandchildren, 38
Great-randchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
On the monuing of November 24, Lmpy laughed and joked for the last
time. Around 11:00 a-m. that same day she went quietly home to be with
her Maker. We will always remember her kindness, sound advice, kind
words and her laughter. May the soul of our beloved mother rest in

Eleanor Grant Evelyn Williams
WifVed, Alvin Arthur and Vincent Grant
Vkil Grant Janet Uverpoo Mavs PetersON and Hilda Rley
Albet and Hubert Wiliams
Berna4ne, Valhie, arene and Paz Grant
31 Grand Chldren, 38 Great Grand Cildren
nmny nieces, nephews and cousins

Order of Service
Pator W. Prederick ... Officiating
OPENING SENTENCES ............................... Pages 87-88
OPENING HYMN .................... Precious Lrd, Take My Hand
LIlURGY OF THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD .............. Pages 87-88
1ST SCRIFIURE READING: Psalm 911-16 ............ lone Kitnurse
HYMN ...........................................AAm ng Grace
EULCY ........................................... KarimGrant
SOL. How Great Thou Art ......................... Charles Payne
2ND SCRIUlRB RRADING: St. John 14:1-7 ...... Latha Christopher
HYMN ....................................... Peace, Perfect Peace
MEDIATION ................................... Pastor Fredericks
CLOSING PRAYERS (Lturgy continued) ............... pges 89 92
HYMN .................................. The Lord i my Shepherd
BENEDICION ................................. Pastor Fredericks
RECESSIONAL HYMN ............................ And Can It Be

Vincent Grant, Wilfred Grant, Alvin Grant, Lloyd Christopher Sr.,
James Petty Jr. and Roy Hendricks

I onorar TPallbeaers
Luben, Rudolph, Rueben, Rhudel, Shawn, Vincent, Karim Alex,
Vernon, Troy, Rene, Derrck, Vincent, Kevin, Raymond, Uoyd,
and Uonel F, JuJen Hendricks, Sr.

rhank Ayou
Ie ddldawn and family of Mr Olympia Thoma would ike to thank the docbon,
wrel and the entire staff of the Sea View Nuring Home, which had become her
seoad home, and all he friends she made dur t her stay the. We also wish to
expre love, thanks and appreciation for all the sympathy and support given to us
dwi~ag Od time of our bereavement. The family

Farewell Limpy... The last time I saw you alive ws on your birthday, Novemer
5, when your greagr hdr grandchildren and I visited you. I stood aere
looking at you a you hugged and idsed each and every one of the dclddn You
laughed and talked with them, you paid special attention to even the little ones, even
though you could not remember their names right away. When you did get aeir
names you hugged and klsed them again and laughed. I did not know when combed
your hair, gave you a bath and took you to the lobby at Seaview that it would have be
the last day we would se you alive. It Is very hard for me to accept that you ar gon,
but the Lord know best and his whes have to be respected. We thank God for the
mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother you were. We also thank Him for the
love and the values you Instilled in us. We will always love and remember you. May
your soul est in peace.
Your daughter Eeanor, Grandchildren and Great-grand

My dearest Morn 'Umpy... On November 23, Thanksgiving Day, I sat with you as
we had our Thankgiving meal. At that time, I had no idea that it would have been the
last day we would spend together. I thank the Almighty for allowing me the opporta-
nlty to see you on your last day on earth. As I sit here, all I can remember Is how
beautiful you looked. It Is really hard for me to believe you are gone. I will mie you
very much, but I know you are with the Mater now. So long, my dearest mother, reat
In peace until w meet again
Your daughter Evelyn and Children

Olympia... Your journey on earth is over. We hate to eeyou go, but go in Jso
name. Go on and be rewarded with your true father. We pray that your reward s a
place In that beautiful kingdom In heaven. Rest in peace in the name of auus OwCist
our Lord.
Arthur and family

I will never forget e many times you hit me on my head with the powder con
whenever I did somethlg wrong I wi also never forget e times you were thereor
me when I needed someone. It seems as it was only yesterday; now you are gone.
You will never be forgotten, for I will always carry you in my heart.
Your Granddaughter, Gloria Wynten

You will be m ed, bt not oro As longas you e in heaven, you will always
be with me no matter what Remt n peace, Grandmoher.
Your first reat-granddaughter aisfha

h life we tend to take people for granted because we always feel they will alwayabe
around. Tant w want to my thank for being here for us. Now we ask one more
favor of you, that Is to et In peace with love. Tanl, you will never know how mudh
we will mis you.
Nyuette, Praine, Syvester, Kevin, Netville and Rema

T1md LJpy... Thati what t b dsa Icd ed you. We donodt know what we a
oig to do wiout yo. AIhoueg we do ot mddentand why or how t th.ap
apea we will member he m od tme we ed wi4 you. You we my aunt and
esord motve I love you very muc Your arer wllode w on forever n my heat
Shp em my Tan, nl we meet caue mose.
Your Ma L3yvS & Family
LIfy ... I w deeply saddened to kar of your pm Though you ae gone
ae w, you will alays be a membered and mbed. You wea my secad mother
6ia and ComadW You wil always be in our earts So we my good-bye unto we
meet iahbav Sleep o= my der beloved Comado.
Tih pm s g of M OUlmpla *Ump homan hs left s at a conmowful time n my
le. eI wa a ltle rl, she was like amothewtoa e. I would always runext door
and Ma. Luy would always be there. You urely will bemid. But God love you
bieMe. aIea IpewUe,'Ump~* wdl we meet agin.
Beryl Brown
Iats we oget, w love you so much bt God love you eve nmoe. Sleep on my
beloed UJpy, sleep aid take your eaLt
Utiy... 'I wil both lay me down in peo e,- sleep fS tou. Lord, only makes
mdwninsafey.' Ptaltm4:. Yes my dewar ier, s your time o I, amcoming too.
Your ma hm a L My settna sa is skg fa, my mae is ner un We will be
togPh agalJite et armV and w wilt akw him by the vail pru In His hand
Inez Cline and family
mpy... You are gone but nt ogoten You have been called to a better place
wv&everldtng peeand emen ln e. Reat in peae.
Your godaugter Denise and family
Umy .... Whm nrmmy caled me and told me uat you passed, I was n total
di* ief. You wer a very great peon as you wee my godmoher. I wll mis you
deary. Bst in peace atl wea met again
Your godon, Justin
COympl Thoma ... YouZe te foundation of or ex a we know. You
oug s r ig fre wrote. We w mis you in the Sesk but In our heats we won't
lmseget e smomries we dhaed. In good or bad times you were the taught us to
hbays od a st ng hd. Thanb for aD The &ap you dae understandtng,
wedm amd your loving cae. le you LUmpy, Grndaoeber to al of m. Jah wi
gIde youo wach over ua Pumao my sm t for I m h y 0 Om my G.d ae ry

fromGia l, lbake, Rabeu Rwdoph, Rhuded,
Vioncnt, Lomde, CKmit, Sh Alex and YKaim


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