3n Coming CJemory
52irtlegy 2askech Wilson
September 23, 1941 &ptember 4, 1994
Saturday, Sptember 10, 1994
Tieing: 9.00 10.00 am
Officiants: qRw. etersonaoseph
and wev. Jordir Davis
Christchuchrh JMethdist, JMarket Square
interment at Sea
Gregory, Kirtley Jr., Karim
Kim Renee, Vivian, Keeley, Yvonne, Kim Aska
Carmen Allen, Janet Drew, Iola Byron
Orna Greene, Cynthia Charles
Weston Hanley, Llewellyn Hanley
Charles Glasgow, Ange Glasgow, Anthony Le Grand, Rupert Byron
2 Sons-In-Law, 1 Daughter-In-Law, 8 Grandchildren
Nurse Millicent Carpenter, Charles Walwyn, Seymour Hendrickson,
Rev. Arthur Davis, Roy Davis, and Tyronne Davis
Nieces, nephews and other relatives too numerous to mention.
The Virgin Islands National Guard :
Kirtley H. Wilson, better known as "Kirt" was born in Nevis on
September 23, 1941 to Selwyn Dore and Tryphena Hanley. He
received his education at Cembermere, Charleston elementary
and secondary schools, where he was a member of the 4H club.
He also became a member of the Boys' Brigade Company, which
is a part of Charlestown Methodist Church.
At the age of 18 years he emigrated to St. Maarten and worked
for four years at the Pasagram Hotel. While in St. Maarten he
organized a Boys' Brigade Company and became a local preacher.
From St. Maarten he emigrated to Curacao where he elevated to
the position of manager for a large supermarket. There he met
and married Rosa Hall of Curacao. He then returned to St.
Maarten with his wife and enjoyed two or three years of marriage
which ended when his wife died as the result of an accident. This
marriage produced daughter Keeley. Kirtley next moved to St.
Thomas and commenced his higher education at the College of
the Virgin Islands. While there he met Millicent Carpenter, a
nurse, from Boston, Massachusetts in 1963. They became very
close friends ... he was like the brother, she never had. Later
Kirtley moved to Boston and entered the University there. While
in Boston he met Nurse Janice Hall of Michigan. They both
participated in Civil Rights demonstrations with the Congress of
Racial Equality CORE. Kirtley also joined the Union Methodist
Church of Boston where he became a member of the choir.
In 1965 he moved back to St. Thomas. On his return he mar-
ried Nurse Janice Hall at the Christchurch Methodist Church in
St. Thomas. This marriage produced one son, Kirtley H. Wilson
II, and lasted until 1975.
Later that year he married Norma Glasgow of St. Maarten.
This marriage produced two children namely, Kim and Karim,
and lasted until the time of his death.
He joined the National Guard in 1976 and rose to the rank of
Sergeant. He held this position until the time of his death. In 1967
he joined the Dept. of Education and worked as a Guidance
Counselor until 1992 when he was appointed District Attendance
Officer and continued in that position until the time of his death.
Kirtley H. Wilson received various awards including Dept. of
the Army, V.I. Personnel & Guidance Association & U.S. Person-
nel & Guidance Association, International Association of Pupil
Personnel Workers, U.S. Army Reserve Component, Certificates
of Appreciation & Achievement from the American Association
for Counseling & Development V.I. 4H Program.
He will long be remembered by his wife and all his children as
a loving husband and caring father. All his relatives will remem-
ber him as a thoughtful and generous relative. His friends will
remember him as someone who was always there for them and
thinking of them. The community will remember his charisma
and faithfulservitude to the students he counseled. May his soul
rest in peace.
Order of Service
ORGAN PRELUDE ............................Mrs. Lora Richards
HYMN ................................... How Great Thou Art
TRIBUTE ............................ GUIDANCE COUNSELORS
SCRIPTURE READING: Romans 8:31 39 ............. Karim Wilson
SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Cor. 15:20-26,35-38,50-58 Chaplain Assistant
GOSPEL St. John 14: 1 6, 27 ............... Special Steward W. R. Lee
RENDITION.............. Wesley Methodist Church 11:00 am Choir
The United Sisters and Wesley Brothers
TRIBUTE ........................................ Kirtley Wilson Jr.
EULOGY ...........................................Rupert Byron
SERMON ................................ Rev. M. Peterson Joseph
HYMN ........................................The Strife Is O'er
THE APOSTLES' CREED
HYMN ......................................... I am Thine O'Lord
2ly mns at the Church
HOW GREAT THOU ART Refrain
O Lord, my God when I in Then sings my soul,
awesome wonder my Saviour God, to Thee
Consider all the worlds How great Thou art,
Thy hands hath made. How great Thou art,
I see the stars, I hear the Then sings my soul,
rolling thunder, my Saviour God to Thee,
Thy pow'r throughout How great Thou art!
the universe displayed. How great Thou art!
My dear beloved Kirt, you promised to be always there for me and you
were, not just for me but also for the children. We will miss the good
times we shared together and through all my illness you took such good
care of me. Because of that you forgot your own needs and comforts in
order to provide for mine. I love you so much that words are unable to
express the void which your passing has left behind. I take comfort in the
fact that one of these good days, God willing we will be reunited.
Lovingly, your wife Norma
Psalml28: Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in
his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou
be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the
sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord. The Lord
shall bless thee out of Zion; and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all
the days of thy life. Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace
upon Israel. Dad we will miss you with all our heart.
Love always, Karim Wilson, Vivian Cox, and Kim Wilson
Words cannot express the pain I am feeling right now. You have left
my life so suddenly. When I left you on Saturday, I had no idea that the
Savior would be calling you home so soon. But now that you have been
called to your final reward, I want to say farewell my love and rest in
peace, until we meet again.
Your loving sister, Carmen
I want to say these few words of love to my Uncle Kirt. You were
always there for me when I needed you to give me a word of confidence to
believe in myself and that God would see me through. This gave me hope
and comfort. Uncle, we will miss you and love you. We love you, yes, but
God loves you best. Sleep on, sleep on, and take a rest.
The Office of Pupil Personnel Services, St. Croix District, hereby ex-
tends out heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this period of
your bereavement since the passing of our colleague, Kirtley. Student
attendance was a major concern of Kirtley. His efforts will be surely
missed. May your faith sustain you and the rest of the family and bring
you strength and peace.
Gertrude E. lies, Coordinatoi
and Norman Gibbs, Chief Attendance Counselor
Kirtley H. Wilson was a key figure within the Department of Education
for the past 25 years. His work as an Attendance Counselor put him in
direct contact with children, their families and collateral agencies within
our community and he truly believed that, "No child was too bad to
change." This philosophy was always evident in how he approached his
clients. Although the pain of your loss may seem unbearable now, we
hope that you will be comforted by the knowledge that Kirtley's life will
be remembered by all who knew him. Through his efforts, already many
students are experiencing academic success with several school atten-
dance initiatives started within the district.
Kirtley always sought to enhance his professional standing through his
affiliations with various professional organizations. He served on the
Board of Directors of the International Association of Pupil Personnel
Workers. He also served as a past president of the Virgin Islands Ameri-
can Counseling Association, St. Thomas/St. John Branch.
We shall miss his friendship, his smiling face, his candor and his ever
masculine presence within the PPS/EDC office. By being the only male
among a female dominated office, he was our handy man, our protector
and our friend. On behalf of the staff of Pupil Personnel Services and the
Educational Diagnostic Center, we take this opportunity to express our
heartfelt condolences to your family on the untimely passing of our be-
loved, Kirt. We have suffered the loss of not only a dedicated co-worker
but more importantly, a good friend. May God grant him eternal peace
and keep his family in the hollow of his hand.
Irene C. Williams and Helen M. Reed, Coordinators
and the Staff of Pupil Personnel Services
and the Educational Diagnostic Center