CONSU LO NICHOLAS VWILSON9
9 HMAWf(y 20, 1908 DECEMBER26, 1986
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We bid farewell to our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt,
sister and dear friend, Consuelo Nicholas Wilson, affectionately
called 'Teacher" by many loved ones especially those she taught
for many years at her little pre-school in Frenchtown.
Teacher was born to Mannaseh Nicholas and Evana Nicholson
on March 20, 1908 in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. She attended the
Lincoln Elementary School, now the J. Antonio Jarvis School, High
School, pursued general studies, including psychology, with the
American Home Study School in New York.
In 1937 she departed for a short stay in NewYork City to
further her training and develop her professional skills and
returned home in 1938 Having a special place in her heart for
children, teacher opened a pre-school for children in May 1938,
shortly after returning from New York. She opened it at a time
when pre-school s were unheard of in the Virgin Islands and
not as popular as they are today. Almost all the children living
on St. Thomas during the mid 40's through the late 70's
attended her little pre-school. Many of them have become
distinguished and prominent citizens in our community today.
In recognition of her untiring and unselfish contributions to
this community in the field of education, she received several
honors from civic and community organizations.
Always extending a helpful hand to others no matter their
lot, teacher became very active in many civic, community and
church organizations. She served as an active member of the
Women's League since 1946 holding several offices including
vice president. She also served as an active member of the
Business and Professional Women's Club since 1954. Teacher
also committed many of her years to the Boys Scouts of
America serving lovingly and dutifully as a Den Mother since
1963 for pack No. 156. Teaching and serving as an adopted
mother to her scouts, teacher was able to lure 67 scouts in
her den, almost as large as a pack. For her outstanding contri-
butions and dedication to scouting, teacher received several
honors including the distinguished Silver Beaver Award, the
second highest honor given to scout leaders. She was also a
faithful and devoted member of the All Saints Episcopal Church
where she attended regularly since her baptism in 1908 and
served as a member ofthe Women of the Church.
Teacher was a giver. She gave of herself more than she
received. Very thoughtful and kind to others, even strangers,
she would give her very last before turning anyone away. The
little material valuables with which God blessed her, she shared
with the same abundance of love she had within. She loved her
four children Harold, Bernice, Freddie and her adopted
daughter Viusa, whom she lovingly called Girlie. There wasn't
anything she would not do for them or her grandchildren.
All she did for them, she trimmed with love. God blessed her
with an abundance of thoughtfulness and kindness towards
others and with great strength of character.
After retiring from her pre-school in July 1981, after forty
years of service, Teacher relaxed for the first time in her life.
She spent her time with friends at the Senior Citizens Multi-
Service Center in Contant while continuing her memberships
in several organizations until her illness in early 1986 and her
death on Friday, December 26, 1986.
Yes, we bid her farewell for we know God in his infinite
wisdom and power has called her home to higher grounds to
abide with Him. Though we would have wanted her to dwell
among us forever, we too understand that God's divine plan
for her on earth has been completed and we too must bid
farewell to life on earth one day. Teacher accepted the Lord
Jesus Christ as her Lord and Personal Saviour and now departed
from us-to her eternal home in heaven above. The angels rejoiced
at her arrival and greeted her with shouts of joy for she now sits
among them in splendor and glory with great anticipation that
one day soon she'll meet us again.
Of the late Consuelo Wilson: Better known as Teacher or
Ruford A. Wilson
Mrs. Bernice Marshall & Mrs. Viusa Powell
Harold & Fred Esannason
Carmen Esannason, Magda Edwards &
lone Ortiz, of New York.
Mrs. Esther Riera, Mrs. Elaine Stronan,
Aureola Bramble, Mrs. Nerita Downing &
Mrs. Thelma Pickering both from New York.
Oraldo, Joe & Wilbert Wilson
Mrs. Beulah Esannason
Liston Powell Sr.
Twenty-one, Thirty Great grands, many other
Nieces, Nephews, relatives and friends.
Special Grandson: Liston Powell Jr.
Dedicated to Mommie
Perhaps you sang a lovely song
Or sat quietly in a chair.
Perhaps you sent a funeral spray,
If so; we saw it there;
Perhaps you spoke the kindest words,
As any friend could say;
Perhaps you were not there at all,
Just thought of us that day.
Whatever you did to console our hearts,
We thank you so much, whatever the part.
Fred Esannason, Jr.