Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Helen Augusta Marsh Johnson
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Helen Augusta Marsh Johnson
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Helen Augusta Marsh Johnson
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Johnson, Helen Augusta Marsh
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: CA01300196
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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3Helen Augusta j4tarmr 3onsaon
October 8, 1946 June 17, 1995

Monday, June 26, 1995
Emmaus Moravian Church
1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
Emmaus Moravian Church Cemetery

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elen A Marsh Johnson was born on October 8,1946 to William
and Genevieve Marsh. She was married to the late Edwin
"Eddie" Johnson. She has two sons: Russell Johnson and Marsh
Helen graduated from Mount Vernon High School, New York.
She went on to study nursing and worked her way up to head nurse.
Before furthering her studies and becoming a teacher, she worked as
a nurse in New York and St. John. Helen also taught at Julius
Sprauve School and the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School.
Her thirst for knowledge led her to Howard University Law
School which was interrupted when she saw the need to give per-
sonal care to an ailing longtime friend.
Helen's students remember her as a caring teacher who would
make it her business to have dialogue with parents whether the
student was excelling or in need of extra tutoring.
In the past few years, prior to the diagnosis of her health
condition, Helen had found the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior. She
often gave testimony to the power of God's grace to anyone who
would listen, and even to those who would pretend not to listen.
She made regular visits to the St. Thomas Hospital and the hospital
in Tortola to pray and visit with patients, whomever would accept
her prayers and companionship. Even after diagnosis of her own
condition, Helen continued to visit the sick until her own declining
health prevented her from doing so.
Throughout her battle with ill health, Helen retained a calm and
tranquility that must be attributed to her deep faith in the Lord. Even
at times when it appeared that she might be having some discomfort,
she never complained. In fact, she was more likely to give you a
reassuring smile, as of to say, "Don't be concerned about me,
I have that Peace".
As a daughter, sister, mother, aunt, friend, Helen was an
extremely generous person that encouraged all to read, learn, listen,
study and be wise. She gave selflessly to family, friends, and
strangers alike. Mostly, she gave this world a view of the working
of a genuine Christian spirit.
May she rest in eternal peace.


MOTHER................................................Genevieve E. Marsh
CHILDREN ............................Russell Johnson, Marsh Clothier
BROTHERS ................................................ Vernon, Egbert, Ezio,
Rupert & Elvis Marsh

SISTERS................................ Florine Fluhler, Wilma Monsanto,
Sylvia Wade, Genevieve Maerose-Thomas,
Glenmyrah Phillips
AUNT .....................................................................Louise Sewer
BROTHERS-IN-LAW............Hugo Fluhler, Liston Monsanto,
Ira Wade, Carl Thomas

SISTERS-IN-LAW.....................................Ella & Edwina Marsh
Many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins

Russell Johnson / Rupert Marsh / Vernon Marsh, Sr.
Liston Monsanto, Jr. / Elvis Marsh / Egbert Marsh

monrarg Ffheamrer
Ezio Marsh / Liston Monsanto / Ira Wade
Calvert Marsh / Kenneth Marsh / Marsh Clothier



I have admired the way how you gently accepted and prepared to meet
your Saviour, Jesus Christ. He will comfort you.
Your loving sister,
Florine & Family

So vital and good a person were you, we can still hardly believe that
you've crossed the "Great Divide."
For us the death of a loved one is always hard to bear. Hence in a very
weak expression of all that we are thinking, we'll miss you, but as splendid
a person as you were, you'll live on for us in happy memories.
Liston & Wilma

I fondly reflect on my last visit to see you at East End. As you laid there ill
on the couch, I said that this is a time when everyone should express their
deepest love and affection. As I was leaving out the door I looked at you just
in time to see the cat join you on the couch and cuddled in your bosom as
you reclined. The touching memory of that moment remained thereafter
with me.
When daily stress makes our life into one big mess look up to the
Lord and seek His Divine rest.

As a sister, aunt, sister-in-law, Helen has never once hesitated to give a
helping hand. If she thought she could help in some way, you didn't even
need to ask. If she saw a need she would insist on helping in whatever way
she could, even if it meant inconviencing herself. She will surely live on in
our memories as a caring, giving soul whose time with us seemed so short
but whose impact made an indelible impression. May she rest in peace.
The Wade Family


To aKt who have so graciously expressed their love
and kindness during our difficult double bereave-
ment, we wish togratefulfy acknowledge your emo-
tional support. Thankfyou for your expressions of
sympathy and encouraging words. May the Lord
continue to richly bless you af Thanks again.
Gratefully, Mrs. Sylvia Wade for the Marsh Family



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