Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Lucille Olympia McClean Liburd
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Lucille Olympia McClean Liburd
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Lucille Olympia McClean Liburd
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Liburd, Lucille Olympia McClean
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: CA01300246
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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July 26, 1905 December 25, 1985
Thursday, January 2, 1986 at 9:30 a.m.
at the Church from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Interment: Western Cemetery No. 1



During Viewing
Solo by Anthony Chance

Organ Prelude
Scripture Sentences
Hymn No. 983 .... "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder"
Psalm 23 ................ ."The Lord Is My Shepherd"
Ecclesiastes 3:1-15
Revelation 7: 9-17
John 11: 21-27

Hymn No. 901 ............. "It Is Well With My Soul"
Apostles' Creed
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Selections ..............St. Andrew's 11:00 a.m. Choir
and Male Chorale
Solo ...........................Elizabeth Cornwall
Prayers and Intercession / Lord's Prayer
Sermon ......................... Rev. Joseph Lloyd
Hymn No. 1198 ............."Lead Me Gently Home"

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1. Public Safety
2. Flower Car
3. Ministers' Cars
4. Funeral Cortege / Pallbearers
5. Family / Mourners' Cars
6. Anglican Youth Organization
7. St. Andrew's 11:00 a.m. Choir / Male Chorale
8. STRIVE Project
9. Benevolent Society
10. Women of St. Andrew's
11. Police
12. Friends / Sympathizers

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James / Daniel "Bobby" / Ronald "Johnny" Liburd

Mary / Mae-Rose / Jean / Crisilda "Wee Wee" Liburd

Emanuel / Icha McClean

Victoria McClean Edwards
Emelda McClean

Pamela Liburd / Shirley Liburd

Hilda McClean / Marion McClean

42 Grandchildren 52 Great Grandchildren
5 Great-great Grandchildren

Nieces, Nephews and many other Relatives
too numerous to mention


Emanuel McClean
Edward Brathwaite
James H. Liburd

Daniel E. Liburd
Ronald D. Liburd
Ervin C. Grant


Esbon A. Gumbs
Alvin Brathwaite
Kirk Brathwaite
Jesus Grant
Ronald Todman
Ronald Liburd, Jr.

Murvin Abramson
Albert Brathwaite
Richard Hoheb
Donald Liburd
James Liburd, Jr.
Terrence Canton

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"MA" -- there's no other word that says so very much, none other that
brings to mind a sunny smile, a loving tender touch, an understanding,
gentle heart, a warm and thoughtful way, forgiveness and a quiet strength,
unfailing come what may -- caring, putting others first, concern and
patience too.
So many things that made you so special. You'll never know what those
memories have meant. So we'll have warm memories of words, beautiful
memories of hours spent and you will always be a part of our lives for
remembrance is the only paradise out of which we cannot be driven. So
sleep on beloved, enter into the joy of your heavenly Father.

From Your Children
Mary, James, Bobby, Johnny, Wee-Wee, Mae-Rose

A man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions so one
day the Lord looked at you and said, "I've placed you exactly where it's
best for you. I know just how much you can bear, and I'll unfurl your
fragile petals for the world to see, but for now, trust and obey me."
You answered His call and like an actor you played your drama,
mimiced and had your fun. You had that special art of living and giving
from the heart; a heart that cared so completely, hands that did things so
sweetly, Wisdom that I treasured, Love that brought joy beyond measure,
tons of faith, strength and courage.
One early morning, December 25th, you like an actor played your last
act and had your last fun.
The trumpet of the ages sounded and the Judge of the Earth said,
"closed for the night," so, like a champ as you lived and fought, you died.
But my heart is not sad for no happy time that passes is ever really gone,

Sleeves a lovely memory or ooing ac upon.
As we say our final goodbye I can hear your Master say as you stand
before Him, "Well done good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of
your eternal rest."
Your Daughter (Jean)

I remember your face so strong, so wise, aged and yet VIBRANT I
remember your words of encouragement telling me to live my life to
the fullest, to live it the best way I know how and to always have pa-
tience and faith.
I've always wanted to see your face again and thank you for your
support throughout the years, but some how I think you knew jurt how
much I cared.
You were always there through the good and bad times. I learned a lot
from you and in your wisdom I grew.
I know that my life will be richer because of you and now you'll always
be watching over me.
Your Loving Granddaughter,
Julene Grant Ward

I remember and thank you for always taking time to give a cheerful word
or smile which filled my heart with happiness and made my life more
For always being so warm and kind in all that you said or did.

Your Loving Grandson,
Esbon "Butchie" Gumbs

Your laughter and joy are fresh in my mind. Your advice was
nevertheless taken for granted.
I'll always remember you all the time. The Lord called on you for the
purpose of His services. You know you will always be wanted. So rest
now my dear grandmother.

Your Loving Granddaughter,
Mildred Gumbs Emanuel


Goodbyes are not as painful when cherished memories live. Take the
strength of Grandma's love and be more strong.
Take her love, use it as a shield against pain and anguish.
Be consoled in the fact that all she touched, and all who came in touch
with her can never forget that she did pass this way and left her mark upon
us all.
You are like a bird
Flying high and free
Coming in for landing
On some oak tree.
I watch you pass by
And I just wanted to die.
I'll be taking a risk
For you know that your love will be missed.
But now that you leave
I have such relief
'Cause I know you will rest
In a place that's nice and blessed.

Linda & Elena Brathwaite

29TH December, 1985

Every so often in our pilgrimage as people of God we meet someone
who exemplifies Christian virtues and goodness, self-giving love, a gentle
spirit and a loving heart. This is my experience of our sister, Lucille
Liburd, taken to her rest on Christmas Day after seven months of illness,
borne with courage and faith.
A quiet lady with a generous heart; a sincere love for her family and
friends, a lady of grace and strength who bore in her body the fruit of the
spirit of God: "Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithful-
ness, gentleness, self--control.
She has left behind a rich legacy to her children, family and friends.
May she rest in peace. May her family experience daily the memory of her
love which never ends, and be comforted by the hope that a time of
reuniting will come. God be praised
From my immediate family, the family at St. Andrew's and myself,
my prayer is that God will comfort the Liburd family with his love.

Julian M. Clarke
Rector of St. Andrew's

What shall we do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not
at all? If we do all manner of righteousness, and fight against all manner
of wickedness in high and low places, what advantage is it to us if the dead
rise not? For a seed is just a seed until it is planted in the soil; then it
sprouteth up and sheweth forth branches and fruit. It is not quickened,
except it die. That which was sown is not that which will be for it is only
bare grain.
It is sown in corruption, dishonor, weakness and mortality; a natural
body. But it is raised up in incorruption, glory, power and immortality;
a spiritual body. When we grow in this flesh and blood it is not that we
want to be dead; but that this earthly temple of God might be swallowed
up in life and we be clothed with our new house of God, eternal life,
which is from heaven. Shall flesh and blood inherit the kingdom of God?
God forbid! Neither can the natural inherit the spiritual. But thanks be
to JAH, which giveth us the benediction of victory over death through
Christ our Lord. Therefore, all who a'- in Christ have put away the old
and have made way for the new. Blessed is he who is absent from the
body, but present with the Lord; Hallelujal Praise Jah.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of th. :1ost High shall abide under
the shadow of the Almighty. Surely he hath delivered thee from the snare
of the fowler and from the norsome pestilence and from the grievous
suffering. He shall cover thee with His feathers and under His wings shalt
thou be. The day will soon arrive when we shall meet again through HIM.
And surely the joy on that day will be overwhelming, Praise be to God.
Your grandson,

Ervin "Elijah Grant"

"A Grandmother always fill your heart with gratitude and love".
Everybody loved you for you were as dear as can be and have always
brought such happiness to all your family, so all of us will have such warm
memories and will hold them so dear to our heart all the days of our lives.

From all your grandchildren



Deep appreciation to the following for their expression of
Love, Concern and Caring:

Staff of St, Thomas Hospital especially Dr. Heath, Dr. Lu,
Dr. M. Garrotechequi, Dr. Ramos, Physical Therapist, Staff of
Community Health Care, Millicent Carpenter and Home Care
Program, Chantal Overbeck R.N., Community Action Agency-
Homemaker Services, Strive Project and other Senior Citizens
Centers, Rev. Joseph Lloyd, Christ Church Methodist, Rev.
Canon Julian M. Clarke, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Choir
and Organizations, neighbors Rudy Molyneaux and Family,
Pearline Martin and family, Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal
Revenue management and staff, Emanuel, Emelda, and Icha
McClean and family, Utah Pickering and Francis Davis.
Heartfelt appreciation and special commendations to Eliz-
abeth Cornwall, Viola Richards, Philip Meade, Linda Herbert,
Glenda Sewer, Terrence A. Brunn, Harriet Blyden, Pat Rollo,
R.N., Thomas Beazer, Basil Bartlett, Rodney Arthurton, Murvin
Abramson, "Thurdy", and other family members, relatives and
friends who have shown their love over the years.


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