Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Reuben Vancito Williams
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Reuben Vancito Williams
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Reuben Vancito Williams
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
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Subject: Williams, Reuben Vancito
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
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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.
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300536
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
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REUBEN VANCITO WILLIAMS
May 18, 1944 June 2, 1995

SERVICE
Sunday, June 11, 1995
Seventh Day Adventist Church
Carott Bay, Tortola

VIEWING
Seventh Day Adventist Church
12 Noon to 1 P.M.

INTERMENT
Family Burial Ground
Carott Bay


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EULOGY


Reuben Vancito Williams was born in

Carott Bay, Tortola on May 18, 1944 to Mrs. Gladys

Williams and the late Oliver Williams. He was the

second of four children. As a young man he was

active in music; singing, playing guitar and

steelpan. Later he moved to St. Thomas where he

worked as a waiter in many hotels. He then met

the former Ruthelma Stoutt and they were

married on December 29, 1966. From this union

came six lovely children. He still continued his work

as a waiter, taxi and bus driver until his death.

Reuben was a kind, loving husband, father, son,

brother and uncle. He was willing to put himself

out of the way to help everyone and tell them of

Jesus and his love. May his soul rest in peace


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SURVIVORS


Wife........ ..................... ............ .................... Ruthelma Williams
Mother ................... ......................... .. Mrs. Gladys Williams
Daughters.................. .............Susan, Aorelle, Paulette and
Lauralee Williams
Sons ............... ......... ..... Floyd, Morris and Mervin Williams
Granddaughter .......................... ........ .....Kandice Williams
Sisters... ............... ..... Rubena Molyneaux and Pearline Thomas
Brother ................... .............. Elliston Williams
Aunts ..........................Aleatha Fraser, Doris Callwood, Rosamond
Scatliffe and Gladys Hills
Uncles ......... .... Alvin, Elsworth, Elio andAndrell Smith
aid Ethelbert Williams
Mother-in-Law,.... .......................... .......... ............... Keturah Stoutt
Father-in-Law.................. ........... .................. Walter Stoutt
Brothers-in-Law....... Desmond Molyneaux, Daniel Thomas, Sr.
and Kenny Stoutt
Sisters-in-Law........ Florence Williams, Aslita Pierre, Marilyn
Stout and Ibrry Stoutt
Daughter-in-Law ...-................. ........ .. .. ............. Nelia Williams


PALLBEARERS
Floyd Williams / Morris Williams / Mervin Williams
Elliston Williams,Sr. / Ishmael Molyneaux
Elliston Williams, Jr.

HONORARY PALLBEARERS
Mitchell Molyneaux / Daswell Molyneaux /Daniel Thomas, Jr.
Evan Francis / Richard Smith /Antonio smithh
Malcolm Leonard Kenton Callwood / Vancito George
Daniel Thomas, Sr. / Desmond Molyneaux




ORDER OF SERVICE
at church


Organ Prelude
Opening Hymn... #440 ............................. "How Cheering...Hope"
Scripture Reading........ ,.. .. .............Psalm 90:1-12
Daniel Thomas, Jr.
Prayer.................................... R. Smith
Music ............................ .......... Carolyn Thomas
Scripture Reading ......................................... .... I Thess. 4:13-18
Special M usic ....................................................... Susan William s
Eulogy......... ...................... ......... Lisa (Rosie) Valcourt
Special Music ...(Duet) ....................... Rubena Molyneaux and
Pearline Thomas
Special Music................ Carott Bay Seventh-Day Adventist
Adult Choir
Sermonette ........................ Pastor Campbell Rogers
Special Music............ .................. ........ Bro. Aswald Dawson
Benediction .................................. .... Bro Arindell Donovan
Recessional




TRIBUTES
Reuben my love you are gone, but not forgotten, you will always live in
my heart, if only you can hear me you would understand how I felt about
you. I know you have gone to be with the Lord, but if I prove faithful I hope
to meet you some day.
Reuben, when we got married, I took you as my husband, father and
brother and I will always cherish the good days we had together with our
six children. May your soul rest in peace
Your wife, Ruthelma




l Tour B.eloved raster
baddy,
We never thought that we could feel so much sorrow, and yet feel so much joy
at the same time. Sorrow because we have lost someone really dear to us, some-
one that we have known and loved all of our lives. Joy because we know that one
day we will be able to see our father again.
This has been the hardest thing we've ever had to endure. We know that
death is a part of ourjourney on this earth, but you are never prepared for it. God
has promised that he will send the comforter who will be there for us in our time
of sorrow and need. We praise God that the Holy Spirit has been there for our
family, and has given us the Comfort we need to deal with this situation.
We were speaking with our sister just the other day and she said to us, "...all
I could remember about Daddy is the smile on his face." You see, Daddy always
had a way of making someone laugh. No matter what was going on in his life, he
never showed a gloomed face. He always found a way to cheer you up.
We were reminiscing about so many little things about our father that made
him so special and unique. But the thing that stands out most in our mind is how
safe he always made us feel when he was around. We always felt that nothing
could harm us when Daddy was there. He was our hero.
There was one little saying that Daddy taught us to say when we were young
.It might sound silly to people who didn't know him like we did, but he liked to
hear us say it to him, and we enjoyed repeating it to him. It went like this, "I love
Daddy a lot, lot, lot, a lat ti toe, a lot ti tpe, a boom, boom, boom, boom, into, into,
raw." Whatever those words meant, we don't know, but we knew we loved him
dearly and saying it made us all happy.
Daddy didn't have much to give us, but we were still proud of him. He tried
his best with us, and wanted the best for us. Daddy had so much hopes and
dreams. He wanted to make his family happy. Sometimes we used to see the
pain in his face when things didn't workout for him. He tried to hide it, but we
knew he was hurting.
We love you Daddy even though we didn't say it often, and we know that you
loved us too. We will never forget you, and we hope to see you again someday.
Love, Amorelle, Susan, Paulette, Floyd, Morris, Laura, Mervin

My loving, loving, affectionate Reuben, kind, always smiling, always willing to
help, always willing to go the extra mile. Sometimes when you called me on the
phone you would change your voice, like a woman, saying, is this Mrs. Williams
and when I still recognized your voice you would laugh, but you never left with-
out speaking about God, and how you were telling other people about God. Kind
hearted, loving, affectionate Reuben, goodnight. May your soul rest in peace.
Your mother, Gladys Williams

From his brother Elliston and wife Florence and family,
He was always friendly and kind. He always hada hearty smile and made
jokes with his nephews and nieces. We all loved him and he will be greatly missed
by all who knew him. He touched everyone in the same way. He was a loving
man and peaceable. No bad things to say, only good things, loving Reuben.
J'is brother Elliston and sister-in-law Florence
nephews Elliston Jr., Avery, Geary,
nieces Nesha, Kila, Evita, Florence, Jr, Nicole,
great nieces Shakia and Jasniqua
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ineuDen our nears are nuea wiln sorrow our eyes Illle wiTn Iears ,DU none oi
these can express the way we felt; we will miss your passing by to check on us to
make sure everything was alright with us, when time didn't permit you would
call on the phone. Reuben we all love you but God loves you best, that's why he
took you home. Your kind words, your tender loving smile, the sacrifice you made
just to be there when we needed you. You will always be cherished and remem-
bered in our hearts.
May your soul rest in peace.
your sister Rubena
brother-in-law Desmond and family

My Dear Beloved Brother,
You have left us without saying goodbye. I was by your side for days and
didn't even know you were slipping into eternity. You and I were very close, we
grew up together, walked together, talked together, we even joked together. Now
the time has come for you to go and there's nothing we can do. We love you very
dearly because you were so sweet, but God loves you better. Everytime we talked,
most of our conversations were about the coming of Jesus. One time you were
taking us to Red Hook and your radio was playing a hymn by the Advent Mes-
sengers, which I love very much, the song is 'I Will Sing Of The Name Of Jesus,'
you told me you loved it, but the one on that same album that you loved is, I don't
want to be left out of the kingdom of God. I am sure God will take you to His
kingdom when He comes again. So sleep on until that blessed morning.
from Pearline, Lando, Carolyn, Lisa, Danibl and Attniel

Uncle Reuben,
You were such a loving person to us, as well as our children. I remember
when you used to say "Rosalia where are the Jawbones" and the little ones would
go running holding their cheeks. Uncle we will miss you dearly. May you rest in
peace.
your niece Rosie and family
Erica & Elisa

To Uncle Reuben,
Your sudden death has left us with sorrow and pain. Uncle Reuben, I will
always remember whenyou used to pull our cheeks and say "Give me those Jaw-
bones." And also my nickname from you "Joy-sil'-lina". Uncle Reuben we will all
miss you.
Joycelyn, Janeca, Curtney


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