Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Curtis Antonio Baxter, Sr.
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Curtis Antonio Baxter, Sr.
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
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Language: English
Creator: Estate of Curtis Antonio Baxter, Sr.
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Baxter, Curtis Antonio, Sr.
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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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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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Curtis lntonio axter, Sr.
JMarch 14, 1958 January 24, 1998
Funeral Services
Friday, February 6, 1998
%Vewing 8:30 am
Service 10:00 am
Christ Church JMethodist
Rev. 2Veville 7rodie, Officiating
Jnterment at CWestern Cemetery #3
St. Thomas, '1.S. Virgin Dslands

Curtis Jntonio (Baxter


Curtis A. Baxter Sr., is better known as
"Tony" was bom on March 14,1958, to the
late Sedrick Baxter and Delita Baxter on
the island of St. Thomas. He attended the
Joseph Gomez Elementary School and the
Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. He later '_
completed his education in the Job Corps.
Curtis held various jobs since returning to St.Thomas. His last place of
employment was Virgin Islands Manpower.
Curtis married Shelly-Mae Turbe on November 5,1994 after a
long courtship. He became ill in August of 1997 and has been in and out
of the hospital since then. He was called home on January 24,1998
Curtis left to mourn his mother, wife, children, sisters, and brothers.
May his soul rest in peace!



Order of Service
HYMN .. ............................. .Will Your Anchor Hold
EULOGY .................................... MaureenTurbe
SELECTION ............................. Alma and Diane Baxter
Revelations 7:9-17 ........... ...... ... ... Bernice Heyliger
Romans 8:31-39 .................. ............ Bernice Christian
John 14:1-6 ...................................... Minister
SELECTION ......................... ....... Alfredo Fahie
HYMN ................. .......... It is Well With My Soul

It's hard for me to say what I am feeling, for my heart is so heavily
burden by your passing. The last days we spent together, I saw you
slipping away from us, but who we love, God loves best. The lord gives it
and he takes it away. Hope is like the sun, which as you journey towards it
cast the shadow behind you.
Let us press on and give A gracious word to smooth the way A joyous
word to light the day A peaceful word to lessen stress A loving word to
heal and bless When we reach that promise land and we are walking hand
in hand may God give you strength to stand till we meet again. Rest my
son, rest, in peace.
Your Loving Mother, Delita Baxter

MOTHER ... Delita Baxter
WIFE ... Shelly-Mae Baxter
SONS ... Jamal, Curtis Baxter, Jr., Shandell Smith
DAUGHTERS... Alma, Delores, Monique and Cheri-Ann Baxter
SISTERS ... Bernice Christian, Omel Jackson,
Hyacinth and Lydia Baxter
BROTHERS ... Ira Baxter Sr., Rudel Baxter Sr., and Jerry Baxter
STEP CHILDREN .. .Josephine Greaux and Jonathan Christopher
NIECES ... Diane, Jennel, Latoya, Elecia, Rashida and
Ashley Baxter, Tishell and Tianna Carty, Tiffany Christian,
Ann Agustin, Keisha Benjamin, and Juanita Corbett
NEPHEWS ... Jammal, Ira Baxter Jr, Rudel Baxter Jr., Russell
and De Andre Baxter, Joseph Smith, J'von and T'Shawn Carty.
AUNTS ... Clarita, Christalia and Emelda Frett,
Constantia Wilkins, Leonara Fahie, Ethlyn Francis,
Ismay Francisca, Viola Martin, Maude Drew and Lillian Lansmark.
UNCLES Erick and Joseph Frett
SISTERS-IN-LAW ... Maureen Turbe, Ancelina King,
Donna Greaux, Velda Baxter, Janice Henry,
Beverly Benjamin, and Teri-Ann Blyden.
BROTHERS-IN-LAW ... Clyde Jackson and Johnny Turbe
FATHER-IN-LAW ... John Turbe
Many other relatives and friend to numerous to mention.

Jerry, Ira, Rudel and Jamal Baxter, Watson Carty, Clinton Todman

2ionorary ?allbearers
Alfredo Fahie, Clarence Smith, Eric and Joseph Frett

To my husband Curtis, "Tony" ... A loving husband, father and friend.
I will never forget you. Now it is time for you to travel alone. My grief will
comfort me knowing that I did my best for you, till the very end. Blessed
memories are within my heart, knowing that my life must go on. Though
I can't see or touch you, you'll be near just by listening to my heartbeat.
You must go this way alone, but someday I'll be there, where you will
greet me with a smile, welcoming me home. May you rest in eternal peace.
Your loving wife Shelley-Mae

To my brother Tony ... It was only you and I here in St.Thomas while
the others were away. We always argued and argued, but when you felt
sick, whether it be a headache or just a cold you called on me. My brother
I know you were ill but never expected that you would leave us so soon. I
only hope you made peace within your soul with the Almighty. Tony, may
your soul rest in peace.
Your sister, Lydia

To our Brother ... The link that we had has been broken, never the
less, In tears we saw you sinking and watched you fade away. Our hearts
were almost broken, because we wanted you to ;, y. But when we were
told that you went to rest, so peacefully fref' ( .in'pair, How could we
wish you back with us to suffer that in that way Jagin. It broke our hearts
to lose such a valuable part of our lives but we know that eventually we'll
be together again one sweet day. Rest in peace our missing link.
We love You, Ira, Jerry, and Rudel.

Tony... For the moments and the times that we have shared being
together were special in ways only you and I would understand. Even
though we were far apart, my thoughts of you will forever be embedded in
my heart. Sorry I never told you all I wanted to say, but now it's to late, for
I will always remember your warm, friendly and sweet ways. May our
Almighty father bless and protect your soul.
Sleep my brother, Bernice.

Dad,... Even though I may speak few words, my thoughts of you have
always been within me, in my heart, you were my hero. I know within you,
your thoughts of me were high and that you only expected the best from
me. I will always remember our last conversation and cherish it with all
my heart. Now that you have gone to rest in peace, I know you will be
looking over my shoulders in my future endeavors. There will always be a

space in my heart for you. May God grant you eternal rest until we meet
Your Loving Son, Jamal Antonio Baxter, Jr.
To my loving father Tony Words cannot express the way I feel
inside. You were never there when I needed you, but somewhere in my
heart I found love for you. I always pictured the perfect father, but I had to
be satisfied with whom I was given. Sometimes questions puzzle me but I
never find it in my heart to tell you what was on my mind. Now that you
have gone, I hope you have found peace with our Savior. Rest in peace my
beloved father. I will always love, miss, and remember you.
Your loving, caring and understanding daughter, Alma

Uncle Tony ... You were one of the kindest uncles we have known.
You have always been there for us to lend us a helping hand. You were
always there for us to laugh with, cry with, and talk with. We will always
hold a special place in our hearts for you. And all the happy times you
shared with us. Now that you are gone you will not be forgotten. Rest in
peace uncle, we love you.
Your niece and nephew, Diane and DeAndre

To Daddy ... I know you are with the angels now. You will always have
a place in my heart. I will miss you. Rest in peace Dad!
Curtis A. Baxter r. (BKA) Jr.
To my father Tony... I know you weren't always there for me but, I'm
trying to be the best that I can be. You'll be missed more than you'll know.
My love for you will always be and I know you would always be with me in
memory, and most of all in my heart. I'll find comfort knowing that you
are in the care of our loving God. Rest in peace.
Your Daughter Delores
The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want ... Curtis, my father, I will
always love you. I will always remember the times we shared together
when you were alive. You were around when I needed you the most and I
thank you for that. I will always remember you in my heart.
Your 4th loving Daughter, Cheri-Ann
To my Dad ... Curtis you have taught me a lot when you were alive,
You have help me learn right from wrong lot of people thought that you
have done a lot of wrong, but I know you have done the right thing. Dad
may you rest in peace.
Your daughter, Monique Baxter

Dear Tony ... We are all sad to see you leave and we will miss you
dearly but, God saw the road was getting rough, the hills were hard to
climb, but you kept on struggling. He closed your loving eyes and whis-
pered "Peace be thine." Your weary hours, your days of pain and your
weary nights have passed. Your ever patient, worn-out body has found
sweet rest at last. Farewell, go and sleep in God's name.
Your good friend, Vivian and family

To Uncle Tony You have always been a treasure in heart even
though you have passed, we will still remember you uncle Tony.
Love, Joseph Smith, T'Shawn Carty, Jvon Carty, Tishell and Tiana Carty

To my Uncle Tony ... Even though I knew you were sick, I never
expected you to leave us so soon. I will always have a place for you in my
heart. I will always love you. Rest in peace.
To our cousin Tony ... This is a sad moment to hear that you have
passed. We will all treasure your memories in our heart. All I want you to
know is that you have a special place in our heart. It's time for to say
farewell and rest in peace.
Jermaine Smith & Family
Tony ... We know neither the day nor the hour, but if we trust in God
and embrace him as our own, nothing else matters. As we say farewell to
you today, Tony, may God bear you safety over the other side and your
family be comforted with the knowledge that they are not alone.
Rest in peace my dear cousin, Urla and Family

To Ma and family ... May God grant you the strength and courage to
carry-on in the passing of your beloved son "Tony." Please find comfort in
knowing that he no longer is suffering but resting peacefully in God's
tender loving arms. May you always know that he will be smiling on you
warmly from above.
Much Love, Eva Lewis.
To Curtis ... A light from our household is gone; a voice we once heard
is still. A place made vacant in our home can never more be filled. Rest in
peace, Curtis.
Marion and Ishmael Brathwaite

", iss aAe, Tut Let 2kQeo"

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me.
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love we once shared.
Miss me but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take,
And each must go alone.
It's all a part of the Master's plan
A step on the road to home.

When you're lonely and sick at heart,
Go to the Friends we know.
And bury your sorrow in doing good deeds.
Miss me but let me go.

'The family
would like to thank everyone who comforted us in
our time of grief, be it by phone, a card, by prayers or in
person. COhatever you did, we thank you.


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