Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Lillian Laurencene Harrigan
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Lillian Laurencene Harrigan
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Lillian Laurencene Harrigan
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Harrigan, Lillian Laurencene
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
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: CA01300556
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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Lillian L. Harrigan was born in Tortola on November 10, 1932, to
Ingabelle and James Harrigan. She came to St. Thomas in 1949 to make a
better life for her children and her- -.
self. During her first years on the
island things were hard but she
never complained. She was a quiet
person who kept to herself. She
worked at the St. Thomas Hospi-
tal for 20 years from which she
retired in May of 1994. She did
not have much time to enjoy her
retirement because the Lord had
other plans for her. ,
Lillian always talked about go-
ing home to her mother, father and
Savior someday. Now that she's -
there, we hope she rests in peace. H

DAUGHTER .Patricia Ventura
SONS... Kenneth and Winston Harrigan, Melvin Ventura
SISTERS... Beulah Hill, Joel Benjamin, Brenda Harrigan
BROTHERS... Glaston, Houston, Austin, Hartley, Andrey Harrigan
SPECIAL FRIEND... Essalita Fleming
15 grandchildren

Roy Jones, Houston Harrigan, Austin Harrigan,
Henry Richards, Sr., Andrey Harrigan, Hartley Harrigan

SCRIPTURE SENTENCES .................... Rev. Wycherly Gumbs
HYMN ..........................................The Strife Is O'er
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 130 ................. Delrease Francis
SOLO ......................................... Ermine Brathwaite
EPISTLE: I Peter 1:3-9 ......... .............. Sherly Harrigan
GOSPEL .......................................... John 141-6,27
HYMN .......................................... Amazing Grace
EULOGY .................................... Shekima Harrigan
SERMON ................................. Rev. Wycherly Gumbs
RECESSIONAL HYMN .................. Nearer, My God to Thee

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The strife is o'er, the battle done;
Now is the victor's triumph won;
Now be the song of praise begun:

The powers of death have done their worst
But Christ their legions hath dispersed.
Let shouts of holy joy outburst:

The three sad days are quickly sped:
He rises glorious from the dead;
All glory to our risen Head:

Lord, by the stripes which wounded Thee,
From death's dread sting Thy servants free
That we may live and sing to Thee

Amazing Grace! how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me;
I once was lost, but now I'm found;
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my
heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!

Through many dangers,
toils, and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace that brought me
safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

Yes, when this heart of flesh shall fail
And mortal life shall cease

Someone special in our hearts, oh Mamie how I miss you. I keep asking,
"Why?" But I guess God had other plans for you. I miss you so much, it
hurts so bad. You told me to be strong, I will try. Rest in peace for we will
meet again some day. I love you.
Your daughter Patsy

A Tribute to a Wonderful Grandmother ... Nothing that God created
could be so precious. My grandmother meant the world to me. I'll always
treasure her memory. She was sweet, polite and considerate. She was a
unique person to me. That's why I love her dearly. Good bye "Mamie,"
may you rest in peace.

Lilly ... Although I know you cannot hear me now, I shall miss you
deeply. You were the kind of friend only death could part. I will always
cherish the fond memories, enjoyable times we spent together while grow-
ing up, even until your passing. Sleep on, take your rest. Hoping to meet
you again.
Your friend, Esso (Essalita Fleming)

Aunt Lillian... You have gone where we all are destined to be one day.
The question we have asked is "Why you?" but we should ask "why not?"
God was ready for his angel. The angel that will be remembered by all
who loved you so much, for your smile and soft spoken nature that was
always aiming to please. May you rest in peace.
Love always, Delrease, Ken and Shaubaen

Patsy and Family... Lillian has gone to rest from her earthly aches and
pains. Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in, trust in God and he will
sustain you. Who we love, God loves best May her soul rest in peace.
M. Jennings

Mrs. Lillian ... We will miss your smile and the way you walked with
style. You were sweet, kind and soft spoken, a warm and quiet neighbor
and friend from the beginning to the end. Now you are heaven-bound
where you will find the rest you have won. Rest in peace.
Jones and Brathwaite family

To My Dear Cousin Lil... We love you, but God loves you best. He had
seen fit to take you home with him, where there will be no more aches and
pains, for you will have a new body. Rest in peace.
Muriel and family

Auntie Lillian ... In order for us to come to terms with your sudden
passing we must begin to believe that God picked one of his most beauti-
ful flowers to adorn his heavenly garden .. not because you did not
beautifully embellish our garden here on earth, but because it was time
for you to begin enhancing his garden once again. We love you but God
loves you more. Holy Spirit, the Comforter, please comfort the hearts of
Patsy and the rest of the family. The Adventure of life is to learn. The
purpose of life is to grown. The nature of life is to change. The challenge
of life is to overcome. To gather together is love.
The Wesselhoft, Aurthon and Georges family

Ms. Lillian... May the Lord Jesus grant you eternal rest. You have gone
to a place where there is sorrow and pain no more. You have truly
suffered and the Lord has taken you out of your pain. We thank the Lord
for your earthly life. You have accepted him as your personal Savior and
now He has called you home to reign with him forever in heaven. We
know we'll never meet another human being who would care and shelter
us like you did, and we never will forget. You may be gone but for us you
will never be forgotten. You will lie in our memories forever.
"Trouble," Stephie" and "Rudy"

In Memoriam to a Member of the Housekeeping Family... I would
rather have one little rose, from the garden of a friend, than to have the
choicest flowers, when my stay on earth must end. I would rather have a
pleasant word in kindness said to me, than flattery when my heart is still
and life has ceased to be. I would rather have a loving smile from friends
I know are true, than tears shed 'round my casket when to this world I bid
adieu. Safe into Abraham's bosom, free from the storm and pain. Let the
Savior gently rock you, Lilly, until we meet again.
The Housekeeping Department

Death separates us for a time. Christ will reunite us forever. That of just
crossing a river, stepping out safe on that shore. Sadness and suffering
are over, dwelling with Christ evermore. "Good-bye," but not "farewell,"
for we will meet again on that beautiful shore.
Cousin Marilyn

To the Family Members of Lillian L Harrigan... My staff. The Purple
& Pink Action Committee, and I express our heartfelt sympathy on the
passing of your beloved mother, Lillian L. larrigan. Your mother wa a
hard working woman with a heart of gold who cared for everyone. She
was always willing to extend a helping hand Today, we lay to rest your
mother, a pillar of strength, whose life was built upon Christ the solid rock
where all other grounds were sinking sand. I urge you not to dwell on
what you have lost, but on what you have gained by having such a loving
and caring mother. May the blessings of the Lord descend upon your
entire family and bring you comfort
Blessing, Senator Judy AM. Gon

ThePfmiiy, Ventura Haigan


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