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Lawrence Benjamin, Jr., Sean Benjamin, Sr.,
Lt. Trevor Gray II, Darren Gray
Sean Benjamin, Jr.
Dr. Lawrence Benjamin, Sr.,
Dr. Trevor Gray
Many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins,
Godchildren, and Close Friends
Dr. Lawrence Benjamin, Sr., Dr. Trevor Gray,
Lawrence Benjamin, Jr., Sean Benjamin, Sr.,
Lt. Trevor Gray II, Aubrey Johnson
Rufus Vanderpool, Charles Lynch, Collin Bayley,
Wellington Cameron, Warren DeWindt, Courtney Jacobs
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Louise Adina White was born on March 24, 1920 on St. Thomas, U.S.
Virgin Islands to Eugenie Lavergne, affectionately known as Miss Jenny,
and James Faulkner.
Her early years were spent in Altona, surrounded by her mother, three
brothers, Ivan, Joseph and Alvin, numerous nieces and nephews and
close friends. She also stayed in contact with her sister Lyra. As a
youngster, she loved to cycle and was often seen riding her bicycle to
school and to do her various chores.
On September 26, 1939, Louise married Rhudel White. This union
produced two daughters, Linda and Linnette, and a son who was still-
Louise, like her mother, was a staunch member of Nisky Moravian
Church but during the later years of her life, she decided to join Christ
Church Methodist and worship there along with her husband.
She was an accomplished seamstress and also worked for ten years as
an Assistant Housekeeper at the Virgin Islands Hotel when it first opened
in order to assist with the education of her daughters.
Louise was a devoted wife and helpmate to her husband Rhudel for
many years in the operation of their
family business, The Raleigh Cycle
Shop. She was soft and gentle but
very strong as her mind was intact
right to the end.
On the evening of Tuesday, Janu-
ary 18, 1994, Louise quietly and bliss-
fully slipped away to join her Lord
and Saviour. She is now smiling hap-
pily in the company of her daughter
Linnette, her mother,her brothers, her
sister and all her other relatives and
friends who have gone before her.
Now tht her work on earth is done,
may she rest ip eternal peace.
Brother Carl B. Penn... Officiating
Organist... Mrs. Iola Byron
HYMN ..........................My Faith Looks Up To Thee
FIRST READING: Wisdom 111:1-5,9 .............. David Blyden
SECOND READING: John 14:1-3,27 ........... Hyacinth Lynch
SOLO ........................Dr. Lawrence O. Benjamin, Sr.
Take My Hand Precious Lord
EULOGY .............................. Eugenie Milliner
HYMN ......................................Amazing Grace
THE APOSTLES' CREED
PRAYER / LORD'S PRAYER
RECESSIONAL HYMN ....................... The Strife Is O'er
C?^ e arlde CpetCe
MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE
My faith looks up to thee
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Now hear me while I pray,
Take all my guilt away,
O let me from this day
Be wholly thine.
May thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire:
As thou hast died for me,
O may my love to thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire.
While life's dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be thou my guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow's tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From thee aside.
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To Muddy... Words can never express adequately how kind and
loving a mother you were. Your caring ways will always be held dear in
my heart. Despite our efforts to keep you longer with us, you were ready
to free yourself from the shackles of your earthly body and end your pain
and suffering. I will always remember your last good-bye and wave
before you closed your eyes and sank into a deep sleep from which you
never emerged. No doubt you are shouting mightily, "Free at last, thank
God Almighty, I'm free at last." I will miss you very much. Love always,
SYour daughter Linda
To Muddy... Although you have gone ahead to meet your Lord and
Savior, you will always be remembered for the wonderful, caring and
loving person you were. All who knew and loved you will miss you and
remember you for the ways in which you touched our lives. You fought
the good fight, now rest in God's everlasting love.
Since your departure, Muddy, I think back 25 years ago, when you
unconditionally welcomed me into your family. Your kindness, your
smiles were so assuring they made me, then a complete stranger, feel so
comfortable and at ease. I still recall your words, Muddy; "We have
gained a son." All these years you've shown what a superlative mother-
in-law you are. Thanks for being so kind, thanks for being so considerate,
thanks for being so sweet. May we meet once more.
Grannie.. ..I appreciate the love, wisdom and guidance you have given
me over the years, and will always treasure the time we spent ~olther.
While I will miss you tremendously, I also feel a sense of relief th- you are
no longer experiencing the physical and emotional pain you ha'dto con-
tend with, these last few weeks of life. I love you Grannie.
Grandson Ltwrence, Jr.
To My Beloved Grandmother ... Your words of wisdom will be in my
heart and my life forever. I miss your never ending support, kindness and
love. The last thing you told me was, "be good now" I will try to be good
for you, Granny. I love you and miss you.
Your Grandson, Sean
Grandma ... My heart remembers all those precious moments when
your special love made all the difference. All the time you didn't allow
the miles to separate us. I wish you love, heartfelt thanks, eternal peace
and happiness. But most of all, thanks for your love.
It is always difficult to lose a grandmother, but it is especially
heartwrenching to love one as loving as you. I will recall always your
smiling face, your sweet disposition and your extreme generosity. Good-
bye Grandma, this world is now a better place because of your good
example. I know you are now at peace and that helps me to overcomermy
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