Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Festus Henderson
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Festus Henderson
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Festus Henderson
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Henderson, Festus
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: CA01300147
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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On loving Jcemory

jestus 2iendeson
eptember 26, 1969 ugust 3, 1994

funeral Service
Thursday, J4ugust 25.1994
inwoing: 12:00 1:00 pm
3d Tawomas funeral 3lome
Service: 1:30 pm
Sts. Peter and ?aul Cadudral
interment in Westen Cemetery

JCS969 -l ndrso
1969 1994

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4. bout three years ago, Festus Henderson entered my life.
I was supervising a construction job and he came to work as a
laborer. Toward the end of the job, we had landscaping to be
done and Festus seemed to love the work and had a special
ability to make things grow. So, he was hired as the gardener.

He had a beautiful smile and sang as he worked around the
yard. He was a young man with values in his life and someone
who looked forward to the time when he could have a family
and his own land in Dominica.

He was a nonviolent person who's life was cut short by a
violent act. Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for his
family in their loss. It's my loss, too. I've looked out my
window a number of times this week expecting to see Festus
but then realizing he will never be here again. Its a shame that
such a fine person has been taken from us.

He touched so many lives in his special way and only made
them better. But; no matter where he is today, I know in my
heart that Festus is smiling down on us and singing his songs.

Marie Miller

Christaline Ferdinand
Raphael Henderson
Jefferson, Reginald, Dexter, Dennet
Justina, Sherma
Batiste Ferdinand and Ralph Henderson
Lucina Auguiste, Carol, Vernice, Helene,
Gabrella, Jackdine, Raphina
Simon, Charles, Xavier, Phillip, Paul, Kenneth
Jowella Henderson

Jefferson Henderson, Reginald Henderson,
Dexter Henderson, Dennett Henderson,
Clinton Donovan, Jim Edmonton

Perhaps you sent a lovely card,
or sat quietly in a chair.
Perhaps you sent afloral piece,
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.

Printed in the Virgin Islands by St. Thomas Graphics

Order of Service
ENTRANCE HYMN ......................... #143 Here I Am, Lord
FIRST READING: John 12:23-26 .................. Niomie Henderson
Jes said: The hour has come for the Son of Mn to be glorified. I
solemnly assure you, unless the grain of wheat falls to the earth and
dies it remain just a grain of wheat But if it dies it produces much
fruit The man who lives his life loses it, while the man who hates his
life in this world preserves it to life eternal If anyone would serve me,
let him follow me; where I am, there will my servant be. If anyone
serves me, him the Father will honor."
Response: T7 ks be to God.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM ................................Psalm 23
Responr: Though I wuk in Ar O rwaly fdrbnaes,
I fer no emilfr you are wit me.
SECOND READING: Rom. 6"3-9 ......... ................ .........
A reading from the letter of Paul to the Romans: Are you not aware
that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his
death. Through baptism into his death we were buried with him, so
that, justas Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father,
we too might live a new life. If we have been united with him through
likeness to his death, so shall we be through a like reurrection This
we know our old self was crucified with him so that the sinful body
might be destroyed and we might be slaves to sin no longer. A man
who is dead has been freed from sn. If we have died with Christ we
believe that we are also to life with him. We know that Christ once
raised from the dead, will never die again; death has no more power
over him. This is the Word of the Lad
Response: Thnks b to God.
FFERTORY HYMN ............................ 324, Just As I Am
IGN OF PEACE ................................... Instrumental
XOMMUNION HYMN ......................#310, Only A Shadow
ULOGY .................. .......................Marie Miller
RECESSIONAL HYMN ................. #494, The Old Rugged Cross

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