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Antoinette Steele Tucker
May 5, 1943 September 10, 1982
"O Son of the Supreme!
I have made death a messenger ofjoy to thee. Wherefore
dost thous grieve? I made the light to shed on thee its
splendor. Why dost thou veil thyself therefrom?"
Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral
Thursday, September 16, 1982
at 3 p.m.
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Antoinette Steele, born May 5, 1943 on the island of St. Thomas, U.S.
V.I., to Lionel and Ina Steele, was pronounced deceased on September 10,
1982. During her time, Antoinette enjoyed a very fulfilled life. She was an
alumnae of the class of 1960 of Sts. Peter and Paul. Following graduation she
began to work on her career choice. During her college years, she traveled and
made do with what her parents and guardians had to offer her. She was
always grateful to them for the attention that they gave her. She was loyal
and very loving to her brothers, sister, mother and father, and also to the rest
of her family.
Antoinette, nicknamed Toni, was a proud and glowing person. Her hap-
piness came from the fact that her husband, Jonathon Paul Tucker, shared a
time of her life that everyone hopefully looks forward to. They were in love
and wanted very much to stay that way.
On May 3, 1965, a beautiful baby girl was born. They named her Desiree
Ann Pkania. She was their first pride and joy. Later, on July 17, 1966 an-
other beautiful baby girl was born. However, she was the child of fun, joy,
and laughter. Her name is Rosalind Ifindilia. Following her came the next sir
to the thrown, Jonathon; the little handsome jewel who has shone and will
always shine like a crystal. He's the sweetness of everyone 's heart. They are
all her proud children and will always be.
Everyone knew her for who she was and how she was. Those who loved
her, accepted her and they too were very proud to know her. She loved every-
one and didn't really care whether they did or not. When she was down and
out, somehow, she found her way back up to being happy and very much
alive. She was strong and invincible; outspoken and kind to those of whom
were kind and caring to her and her children.
Quoted from Desiree "There are those who will miss mommy and hurt;
however, look at it this way, she is with us all and will always be with us."
To Grandpa, Granny, Great Granny, Roger, Keith, Sandra, Juni, Uncle
Henry, Lula, Nen Janie, Aunt Norma, Vandon, Carol, Juanita, Auntie Dawnie,
Dilly, Mr. England and her co-workers, the rest of the family and friends;
Mommy Loved You All! Thank you for being there for her. Of course, there
are many more people that helped, and Desiree, Junior, and I are greatful for
that. You all know who you are and my mother knows to. That's what is im-
Quoted from Desiree "I'll forever remember mother and she'll always be
our guardian and our angel to us and the rest of the family.
"May our Mother Rest In Troublous Peace"
HYMNS SUNG IN CHURCH
I. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
II. Ye Holy Angel Bright
III. How Great Thou Are
IV. Panis Angelicus solo by Mrs. Sara Connell
Just As I Am Without One Plea
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
O God Our Help In Ages Past
FROM: Hugo Dennis, Jr.
Vice-President American Federation of Teachers
DEEPEST SYMPATHY FROM THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS
On behalf of the American Federation of Teachers locally,
'nationally, and myself personally, I wish to express my sincere
and heartfelt condolences to the family of Mrs. Antoinette Tucker.
"Tucker", as she was affectionately known to me, was a
dear friend, a loving mother and a kind person. She contributed
greatly to the education of our children, and participated fully
in all aspects of community life. Her infectious smile, good humor,
and warm personality is a significant loss to this community.
Her sudden passing is indeed a shock,that only our
Faith in our Redeemer,can bring a measure of understanding to
this grave loss.
She will surely be missed.
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Your untimely passing struck us like a bolt of lightening.
We shall miss you so much. We will always remember how you made
life's trek sharing your smiles and laughter along the way.
Life is a constant struggle-some call it a bitter-sweet
experience. None of us will never know how heavy were the bur-
dens you carried because you handled it so well.
I'll always remember the words of comfort you offered me
when I was stricken with grief over the hospitalization of my
son. Although you're no longer with us, times such as those
shall linger with us forever.
On behalf of all your union sisters and brothers, I wish
you safe passage to those pearly gates in the sky.
May you rest in peace,
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Toni's earthly endeavors have cone to an end.
Death is the victor
God's will be done.
Her heavenly journey has begun
Away from the turmoil, torment and fear
Into the arms of the Saviour
There's only peace There.
Hearts are full, The pain runs deep
Friends and relatives consumed with grief.
Bewildered children wonder why
Their beloved mother should suddenly die.
God knows the answer, his glory proclaimed
He sounded the trumpet, called her name.
The strife is o'er, the battle's won
Her task on earth has been done.
She ascends in glory to her heavenly home
It's tranquil, serene, she's not alone
let's rejoice and give praises as we mourn
She dwells in eternal glory
At peace, at hcme.
Jureen Francis Ibdman
Ulla F. Muller School
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P 0 BOX 70,
CHARLOITEAMALE USVI 00801
September 11, 1982
To the Family of Antoinette Tucker
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Charlotte Amalie is
deeply grieved at the tragic passing of your beloved Toni.
We share your great sorrow upon the death of this precious
and lovely lady. It is with a sense of profound loss that we
offer our condolences to you.
We had long known Toni as a friend; more recently we knew her
as a Baha'i. She was serving as a member of this Assembly at
the time of her death. She was greatly loved by all who knew
her. Toni was a true friend, she had a loving heart. Her
glowing spirit will never be extinguished. She will be
The Assembly has gathered together to offer prayers for the
progress of her soul. We would be glad to help you in any
way possible at this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy,
The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Charlotte Amalie