Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Mercelita Walcott
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Mercelita Walcott
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Mercelita Walcott
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Walcott, Mercelita
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
 Notes
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: CA01300512
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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VIEWING
John Thomas Memorial Chapel
Friday, June 26,1992
8:00 9:00 a.m.
Philadelphia Seventh Day Adventist Church
9:30 10:30 a.m.
SERVICE
10:30 a.m.
INTERMENT
Western Cemetery #1







MERCELITA WALCOTT, known to most as Mama or Miss
Messy, was born to Albert and Ohania Walcott on May 5,1918, in St.
Thomas, Virgin Islands. At the age of 13 Mama was sent to live with
her great aunt in St. Croix, where she also attended school. In 1946,
she returned to St. Thomas where she raised ten children, including
a step-daughter she raised as her own.

Mama was never a person to complain. Whatever the bur-
den, she took it to the Lord in Prayer until the night of her passing.
Mama, known to all as a beautiful and loving individual, was
touched by everyone that came in contact with her. Even wnen she
became ill and was confined to a wheelchair, her personality
remained the same, always wanting to do for others ... to make
their lives happy and full ...especially for her children and grand-
children.

Mama, a born-again Christian, was baptized on October 20,
1973, by Pastor K.S. Wiggins of the Philadelphia Seventh Day
Adventist Church. She would always say to us and others, "Read
your Bible ... know your God and He will direct thy path."

Mercelita, Miss Messy, Mama, Walcott, the Lord has called and
you have gone to your final destination ... to rest in Heaven. No
more suffering, no more pain. You are now comfortable in the arms
of your Lord. Your smiling face we will never forget; your joyous
laughter we will hear forever. Your memories will live on in our
hearts. You will be dearly missed by all.

Until we meet again ... farewell.







Opening Hymn............................ There Is A Land Of Corn And Wine
Elder G. Williams
Scripture Reading ........................................... Revelation 21:1-5
Elder G. Williams
Prayer ................................................................... Elder J. Tatem
Musical Selection ......................................E. Donastorg & Daughter
Eulogy .................................................*************................... Alric Joseph
Musical Selection ....................................................................... ... Duet
Sermonette ............................................................... Pastor A. Walters
Closing Song ...................... When All My Labors And Trials Are O'er
Elder V. Stanislas
Closing Prayer ......................****** ................. ........ Elder V. Stanislas








CHILDREN
Melvin Gerard, Sr. / Vincent Gerard II / Louis Williams II
Jean J. Williams / Carmen Y. Williams / Denise Williams

SISTER
Julia Jackson

BROTHERS
Alvarez Walcott / Alber Lewis, Sr.

FAVORITE GRANDSON
Edward A. Williams

COUSINS
Edward Rodriquez / Elva Jackson

SPECIAL FRIENDS
Ophelia Rabsatt
and other Brothers & Sisters in Christ

49 Grandchildren and 28 Great-Grandchildren,
Many Nieces and Nephews, other Relatives and Friends
too numerous to mention.



C-a9e6aa4el
Edward A. Williams / Clarence Nibbs, Jr. / Eric E. Phillips
Carl Gerard / Antonio Malone / Melvin Gerard
Kelvin Gerard



Melvin Gerard, Sr. / Vincent Gerard III / Albert Lewis, Sr.
Lorenzo Walcott / Roberto J. Garcia / Vincent Gerard II
Louis Williams II / Ulric George / Warren Walcott









Mama or Walcott (I would always call my mother), you are
gone but definitely, never, ever be forgotten, I am going to miss you
dearly ... "Not My Will, But Thine Be Done."
Walcott, there is no way I could express the way I feel about
your passing. All I could say to anyone who asks or expresses his
sympathy is that you are out of your suffering. No one will ever,
ever feel what I am feeling because ... rest, my Mother; your strife
is over!
Your loving Daughter ... Carmen

Mama,
Words cannot begin to express the great loss I feel knowing
that I will never see your smiling face again, or hear your loving
voice saying, "Spec", giving words of advice. The hurt and sorrow
will remain with me throughout my lifetime. You were a devoted
mother who loved and cared for your children. I remember the
good times and regret the pain you suffered in your last days, but
you are in a better place now.
Mama, you were One in a Million, and you were the Greatest
Mom. Rest in peace.
... Specta

Heavenly Father,
The death of my dear Mother has filled my eyes with tears
and my heart with sorrow. I am distressed by the mysteries of your
providence. As your child I want so much to say, "Not my will, but
Thine be done," but at times, I find it difficult to do. Forgive me and
help me; I ask you, by your Holy Spirit, to accept Your ways as
always best. Wipe away the tears from my eyes that I may be able
to see through the mist, beyond death and grave, to the resurrection
and life assured by the glorious victory of my Savior, Jesus Christ.
Mama, we are going to miss you dearly. Memories of you will
live in us forever. Rest in peace, Mama!
Your loving Daughter & Family ...
Denise, Eugene, Myron,
Antonio, Derek, Monique & Keith






Mama,
You have touched our lives in so many ways. You were like
a mother and grandmother to us, and we will always be grateful for
your kindness, generosity, and for the many wonderful things that
you helped us through. You will be greatly missed, especially by
me. You shared a special place in our hearts that can never be filled.
We know that to die in Christ is to have eternal life. So we say
farewell and hope you enjoy the beauty of your Savior's love, for
now you have truly entered into rest. Till we meet again, we love
you!
... Charlene & Romysha

Mama ...
... our very great grandmother, you have left us and gone to
a new life with Christ. In the short time we've spent with you, you
have given us a very gentle and precious love that will always be
with us.
... Jenique, Pedrito, Shekeema,
Jamoi' & Jahleem

Dear Mama,
You were one of the best grandmothers we have ever had. As
the days go by, you will be missed and will always be in our hearts.
We know that you have gone to live longer with your Father. We
will miss your calling us to help you, but you don't have to worry
anymore. As you leave us in sorrow and pain, may you rest in
peace, Mama.
Your loving Grandchildren
... Clarence, Carl & Thalia

Mama,
Thanks for being there for us when we needed you. We miss
you more than we could say, but we will always remember the
special times and closeness that we shared. May God comfort you
in Heaven.
Rest in peace, Mama. "Not my will, but Thine be done."
Love ... Jean, Sherry, Lisa,
Chatel, Toya, Janelle
& your Great-Grandchildren







Mama,
"Jesus said unto her, I am the Resurrection and the Life; he that
believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live."
John 11:25

Our dear grandmother, Mama, has left us to join her Lord.
Though we are deeply saddened by her passing, we will find
comfort in our pleasant memories of her and her undying love for
us.
A very strong and determined individual, Mama pushed
herself beyond the many obstacles that were placed before her, and
always found time to help family and friends as much as she could.
However, Mama, like all of us, was not perfect. She was very
stubborn at times, and was not always open with things that hurt
or disturbed her, whether it was her own pain or a family matter.
Nonetheless, Mama loved her family, especially her grandchil-
dren. Despite her problems with arthritis, Mama personally took
care of all of us at some period or periods in our lives. She fed us,
cleaned us, taught us how to cook, disciplined us, and the list goes
on and on.
Mama, we love you! The only regret we have is we never said,
"We love you," enough. But we know you felt our love was present.
God blessed you, Mama, and you shared His blessings and love
with us. Rest in peace, dear Mama. We will never forget you.
Peace ... Edward A. Williams
and your loving Grandchildren ...
Eric, Edward, Elois, Raquel,
Rochelle, Roberto & Roxanna


Mama,
You were more than a Grandmother; you were a Best Friend.
You were always there with a helping hand. I could always keep a
decent conversation with you, and no one would ever know about
them.
Mama, I love you and I miss you dearly. But the Almighty
needs you. Rest on...
Love ... Nicole




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