Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for John “Juanito” Wesley Andrades Hodge
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Title: Funeral Booklet for John “Juanito” Wesley Andrades Hodge
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
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Language: English
Creator: Estate of John “Juanito” Wesley Andrades Hodge
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Hodge, John Juanito Wesley Andrades
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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: CA01300165
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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In Celebration
of the Life of

john jiuanito
Wesley HobSe-Anbrabes
March 22, 1915 November 20, 1994

Funeral Service
Webnesba^, November 30, 1994
12:OO-1:OOpm, l:30-2:30pm
Christ Churclh Methobist
Rev. Dunsta" Richarbson, S.T.M. Offlcltig5
- ei a t g h R t In Western Cemetery
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Edna Carlita Hall Hodge
Bernice Angela Hodge George, Merle Hodge Chines,
John Wesley Hodge, Joseph Hodge, Alvin Hodge, Patricia Hodge,
Juel Hodge Jones, Janet Hodge Daniel
Dawson Hall, Brian Badenock, Barry Badenock
Richard "Bash" Daniel, Alvin George
Linda, William, Marie, John, Randolph, Roslyn, Barbara, Salmineo,
Roland, Rudolph, Laurie and Bashan Hodge, Otis Felix,
Kimberly Daniel and Selena Jones
plus 42 additional grand children,
offspring of the eleven surviving children of "Nito's" first child
and daughter, Bernice Angela Hodge George.
She and her husband had a total of twelve.
Roland predeceased his grandfather.
12 Great Grandchildren
Gloria Hodge Davis
Stedman A. Hodge Esq., Lawrence E. Hodge Sr.,
Verne A. Hodge Esq., Gerald E. Hodge Sr.
Maria O. Hodge, Maria T. Hodge, Delma G, Hodge
and Ritza P. Hodge
Veme R. Callwood, Horace A. Callwood, Angel Callwood, Courtney
Callwood, Keith Callwood, George Hodge, Jr., Gerald Maxwell Hodge,
Jerome Ogen Hodge, David Hodge, Juliene Hodge, Leroy Hodge, John
Wesley Hodge, III, Gerald E. Hodge, Jr., Carl Arthur Hodge, Verne A.
Hodge, Jr., Lawrence E. Hodge, Jr., Mark Hodge, Matthew Hodge,
Stedman Hodge, Jr., Ethan Hodge, Akil Herman Hodge, Gyasi Elmo
Hodge, Murray Morales, Arthur S. Hodge, Jr., M. D., Ashford Hodge
Caludia Hodge Todman, Trinita E. Hodge, Ingrid Marie Hodge
Thompson, Gloria Augusta Hodge, Monet Davis,
Geryl Elvy Hodge, Bridgette Hodge, Theresa Hodge,
Jaqueline Hodge, Joyce Hodge Gregory, Anne Hodge

John juanito Wesley Hob5e-Anbrabes

1915 1994
Juanito, or "Nito" as he was affectionately called, was born to Eugenia
Andrades Martinez Hodge and John Wesley Hodge on Monday, March
22,1915 in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies. He was the third child of his
parents who had only recently returned home to his father's place of
origin, here in St. Thomas from the birthplace of his mother and his older
siblings in nearby Puerto Rico. While all three children were still in the
infancy, their dear mother was stricken with an illness which resulted in
her expiration shortly thereafter. Their father was away at the time on one
of his eleven voyages to Europe.
This writer recalls a story told to him by our father, John Wesley
Hodge: Daddy explained that he was working in the galley of a German
steamer on which he sailed, he said he looked up and there was his wife
staring at him. He said that instantaneously he knew that all was not well
at home. He said that by the time he received the cable reporting the
passing of his wife, he had already known of her demise. The cable was
merely a confirmation.
His brother Howard Hodge, the father of the well known Thyra Hodge
Smith immediately took the children into his home and cared for them
until their father's return to St. Thomas.
Upon his return home, John was rather pleased to find that his brother
Howard had indeed assumed the role of surrogate father to his children
and had properly handled the affairs pertaining to the burial of his dear
wife during his absence. Prior to returning on his next voyage, he ar-
ranged with Mrs. Lillian Harris, the mother of Former Councilman, Dis-
trict of St. Thomas-St. John, Hon. Oswald "Skinny" Harris of the popular
"I'm from the gut" phrase, to assume the guardianship responsibilities of
his three children, Annie, George and Juanito. Mrs. Harris assumed her
duties well until such time as it had taken John to have met and married
his second wife, Catherine James Hodge, who possessed a rather keen
sense of humor. Her humor not withstanding, the new Mrs. Hodge was a
strict disciplinarian, who imparted to Juanito and his siblings the impor-
tance of integrity and how not to compromise it, coupled with her empha-
sis placed on mandatorily required this maintaining of high moral stan-
dards at all times. Juanito exuded a most exemplary manner throughout
his entire life, his understanding of high moral ethics. He was the personi-
fication of this, so long as he was in full control of all his faculties. To

nose o whom there may have been the impression or appearance, during
his later years in more recent times, that this quantitatively important
aspect of his life had become nonexistence, let us simply attribute the
perceived absence to his lengthy illness and other imposed adverse out-
side circumstances.
Juanito experienced a most interrupted formal education training pro-
gram which extended well into his adulthood. Like his sister Annie
Callwood, "Nito" was enrolled initially at Miss Jones' School at the Town
Hall on Back Street, then he studied at Lincoln School, followed by his
attendance at the Charlotte Amalie High School from which he received
his high school diploma under the Returning Veterans Educational Pro-
gram following the end of World War II. Though he subsequently re-
ceived his high school diploma, like his brother George, Nito opted to
pursue vocational trades and soon established himself as an outstanding
building contractor and a rather skillful stone mason. One of his proud-
est achievements was his construction of the beautiful home with the
panoramic view which allows the viewer to look directly into the Post
Office in the Grand Hotel Square, smack into the center of the town of
Charlotte Amalie. This beautiful edifice has been the home of our be-
loved Manassah and Madeline Francis since its construction. When
"Jake" made his exit, he had long enjoyed a taste of heaven right here on
earth, and "Nito" exuded a deep sense of pride every time he reflected on
his modest contribution by use of his vocational skills to make it all a
Juanito possessed a profound passion to impart his acquired knowl-
edge to others. Whether he was assuming the role of conductor of the
Belaire "A"Capella All Male Choir, or in his vocational class where he
taught masonry in both its theoretical and practical approaches. He
commanded the attention of his listeners and students and in each indi-
vidual case developing a mutual bond of respect that would last for a
lifetime between himself and his students.
His formalized educational training included an Associate in Arts De-
gree from the College of the Virgin Islands where he pursued courses
towards his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Construction Engineering.
My brother Juanito, in his heyday was a lover of life who expressed
himself with abandon. Nito was one of the hardest workers I've ever
known. But when you see that the work was done and it was time to
spree, he would readily identify with that immediately hello, wine and
song and opinionated debates, and more songs, etc., etc., etc. which
brings to mind the fact that Nito fell in love about five times in his
lifetime. He married Pet, Margie and Edna in that order. On May 31,
1972, Juanito and Edna Carlita Hall Hodge exchanged marriage vows and
embarked on a lifetime together during the past twenty-two years which
ended only with his demise. May he find eternal rest in the arms of our
Redeemer in blissful peace which passes all understanding.

Orber of Service
Officiant... Rev. Dunstan Richardson, S.T.M.
PROCESSIONAL HYMN ......................... Amazing Grace
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING ................. Janet Hodge Daniel
Romans 8:31-39
SECOND SCRIPTURE READING ............... Gloria Hodge Davis
St. John 14:1-6,27
BEL-AIRE "ACAPPELLA" CHOIR ..... Hon. Edwardo Hill, Conductor
Lead Kindly Light .............. John. B. Newman Rev. J. B. Dykes
Open the Gates ............... Fanny Crosby Mrs. Josephie Knapp
HYMN .................... ........................ Rock of Ages
EULOGY .....................................Gerald E. Hodge, Sr.
HYMN .........................When the Roll is Called Up Yonder
SERMON ...................... Rev. Dunstan Richardson, S.T.M.
FINAL PRAYERS ................ Rev. Dunstan Richardson, S.T.M.
THE LORD'S PRAYER ............. Rev. Dunstan Richardson, S.T.M.
RECESSIONAL HYMN .................. The Lord is My Shepherd

Verne R. Callwood, Keith Callwood, George Hodge, Jr., Esq., Gerald
Hodge, Horrace Callwood, Yosef Fraser, Bryan Badenock, Samuel Laws

Honorary Pallbearers
Members of the All Male "A Cappella" Bel-Aire Choir
Mario Redvan Edward Blyden Edwardo Hill, Conductor
Ruford Wilson Ulric Benjamin Oraldo Wilson
Arturo "Erie" James BARITONES Liston Monsanto
Horace Lewis Donald George Roy Blyden
Dale Wallace Randolph Irvin Mulcaire
Hugo Peterson Vincent Beef Clendinen
Gerald E Hodge, Sr.

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