Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Wilburn Elvin Hamm, Sr.
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Wilburn Elvin Hamm, Sr.
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Wilburn Elvin Hamm, Sr.
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Hamm, Wilburn Elvin, Sr.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
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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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Bibliographic ID: CA01300142
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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Wilbum Elvin Hamm Sr.
March 15, 1946 March 7.1999

9:00 AM 10:30 AM

Tutu Church Of God (Holiness)

10:30 AM
Tutu Church Of God

SdCObt COlni Wester Cemetery

Mrs. Alice Hamm

Wilburm Hamm Jr.

Mr. Ira W. Hamm

Leona Pinheiro, Gwen Desuja, Francelia Gumbs.
Marion Creque. Doris Frett & Ludena Freeman

Calvin Hamm & Anderson Hamm

Claricia Sprauve. Celestine Stoutt,
Viola Donovan & Adeline George

Special Nieces
Johann Creque, Joycelyn Sony, Joann George, Naomi Hendricks- Guerrero.
Georgette Abcndicongu & Elouris Canr

Special Nephews
Elroy Hendricks & Dale Fren

Special Friends
Pastor Joseph George, Rev. Selvyn Vanterpool, Sister Anna Joseph.
Sister Ludena George, Sister Olga Stevens. Ms. Steward
Rev. E. Birmingham & Edith Richardson

Ortley George, George Ward, Elvino George,
Bro. E. Birmingham, Calvin Hamm & Bro. Hendrickson

Sisters-In Law
Elaine Levine, Helen Ward, Teeshona Robinson,
Blanche Hampton & Mary Donovan

SAnd many more family and friends too numerous to mention


Wilbum Elvin Hamm Sr. was born on March 15,1946 to Mr Ira Hamm
and the late Anesta Hamm of North Sound Virgin Gorda.
On December 22nd ,1972 he married the love of his life, Alice
Donovan This union blessed them with one son, Wilbum Jr.
During his favorite years, Wilburn attended the St. Mary's Anglican
School in Virgin Gorda. With a strong desire to excel, he migrated to
Kansas City, enrolled in Kansas City High School and in 1973 graduated
with a high school diploma. After completing high school, he enrolled in
Kansas City Bible College. In 1984 he graduated with a bachelor of arts
degree in Religion.
Upon completion of his education, he and his family returned to St
Thomas in 1984. He taught Sunday school seminars for awhile, then in
1985 he and his family moved to Anguilla as missionaries. He was the
Pastor of the Anguilla Church of God (Holiness) for six years. He was
instrumental in starting the pre- school at the church before returning to St.
Thomas in 1991.
With a strong conviction to serve the Lord and win lost souls to His
kingdom, he started a radio ministry on ZBVI radio station which was
called Workers Together With Christ".
Wilburn worked as a security guard for Hus and Nick, later moving on
to be a security officer at the University of the Virgin Islands and part time
at D.O.G.S. security agency.
Wilburn was a wonderful husband, father, brother, and friend. There
were two things he wanted, one was to see his son, Wilburn Jr graduate in
May from college and see him get a start in life.
On Sunday March 7, 1999, God called Wilburn to his eternal rest where
there is no more sorrow, no more pain. Weeping may endure for a night but
rest assure joy cometh in the morning. He has fought a good fight, he has
finished the course, he kept the faith.

May His Soul Rest In Peace

Order of Service

Prelude .................... The George Brothers During Viewing

Invocation........................ ... ..Rev. Leon George

Scripture Reading .... II Timothy 2:1-4 ....... Veronica Hendrickson

Song 426......................... .. ........ Congregation

Scripture Reading.... 11 Timothy 4:5-8.........Rev. Stephen Macel

Song 399 .................................... .Congregation

Song........................... Workers Together With Christ

Eulogy ................................... .Rev. Phillip Gumbs

Song ................... ............ ...... Family Members

Tribute From The Family

Song...................................... Ladies Fellowship

Duet....................... Calvin & Marrion (brother & sister)

Message...................... District Evangelist Anna Joseph

Closing Prayer........................ Pastor Kenneth O. Bukle

Closing Hymn ..... Congregation.......... "The Strife is O'er"

To the family of Wilburn Hamm, Sr.
UVI has lost a warm and pleasant person who made a special
difference everyday. Yet all those seeds of warmth so gently planted
leave blossoms that will never fade away.
Sharing your sorrow at this sad time
UVI Human Resources Staff

When we need God's love.
We know He is there
He is our strength
and our shelter
in times ofsorrow
during life s storms
May His love comfort you
now and always.

Sincere Sympathy

UVI Security Staff

Dear Sister Alice & Family
"Reflections of one of my first sons in the Lord."
It's never easy to see your loved one suffer but it's majestic to
observe that this same sufferer is calmly composed and radiantly
peaceful uttering such words as Sis G: it's all right- whatever the
Master wants is ok with me." Therefore, be encouraged and be strong
in faith and hope. Remember the Master said I'll never leave you or
forsake you.
Anna G. Joseph
District Evang- Church Of God
(Holiness) EC


We look upon death not as the ending, but the beginning.
We look upon our loss as the Heavenly Father's gain.
We look upon the broken circle as an arrival home.
We look upon the missing spoke as a journey completed.
We look upon the empty chair as a place at the King's side.
We look upon the floral arrangements as expressions of love.
We look upon our loneliness as a chance for fellowship with Jesus.
Death for one who has died in the Lord is perfection.
We look upon it as something especially wonderful.
Your Loving Wife & Son

My sweet nephew
I did not know when I saw you some months ago that it would
be the last, but God knows best. You went through alot, thank God its all
over. I will see you in the morning, rest in peace.
Your Aunt
Clarissa Sprauve

To a loving cousin
I thank God that I was privilege to see you a few weeks ago
and was able to talk and pray with you. Now you are gone. I will miss
you, but thank God your suffering is over. Rest safe in the arms of Jesus.
Your cousin
Edris Stevens


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