Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Ruth Ann Elizabeth Malone
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Ruth Ann Elizabeth Malone
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Ruth Ann Elizabeth Malone
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Malone, Ruth Ann Elizabeth
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: CA01300268
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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Celebration of Lif

South .n Cmizabeth 4, alone
cbruary 6, 1901 3une 24, 1995

Saturday, 3ul 1, 1995
sewing: 10.00 10.45 amn.
Service: 11.00 am.
St. Jindrew's episcopal Church
Offciating Clergy ...ieJReer~n a J8mbrosefumbs
Dnterment at C~kster Cemetery -Number 7hree
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DAUGHTER... Violet Marrero
SISTER... Ida O'Neal
Barbara Wheatley
GRANDDAUGHTERS... Joycelyn Monsanto, Rhoda Buckley,
Ernestine, Margarita, Delores, Phylissa, Erica, Spring
and Estrella Wheatley, and Barbara Medore-Wheatley
GRANDSONS... Aben Marrero Sr., and Alvin Marrero
GRAND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW... Ingerborg Francis-Marrero
GREAT-GRAND DAUGHTERS... Vinell and Venice Monsanto,
Jouean Jacobs, Monifa, Misha and Libya Marrero, Tesa Pacquette,
Monique Summer, Alexandra Wheatley
GREAT-GRANDSONS... Vance Monsanto Jr., Aben Marrero Jr.,
Aaron, Kenya, A'ben, Jahmal, and Alvin Marrero,Jr.,
Oheem Scatliffe, Timmy Chesterfield
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN ... Tiffany Chesterfield,
Rasheed Chesterifeld
NIECES... Magdalene P. Abraham, Noami, Louise,
and Dorothy O'Neal, Esther Guiler Evans
NEPHEWS... Valence, Edwin, and Eric Guiler, Roy O'Neal
SPECIAL FRIEND... Teacher lima

Aben Marrero, Sr., Aben Marrero, Jr., Reynold Thomas,
Kenneth Huyghue, Vem David, Leon Woodcock

2lonorary allbearers
Joycelyn, Vinell and Venice Monsanto, Monifa, Aaron, Violet,
and Misha Marrero, Tesa Pacquette, Vance Monsanto, Jr.

Ruth Jnn eizabeth 2Malone

Ruth Ann Elizabeth Malone was born on February 6, 1901 on the
beautiful island of Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. She was born to
the late John Malone and the late Messelate Vanterpool. Ruth attended St.
Mary's School as well as St. Mary's Anglican Church in The Valley, Virgin
Ruth was a loving mother to four children, the late Lillian Thomas, the
late Anna Rebecca Malone, the late Ernest Whitfield Wheatley, and left to
mourn is her loving daughter, Violet Marrero, who took care of her until it
was time for her to return to her Savior.
Ruth Ann Malone, affectionately known as "Ruthie," was a hard work-
ing mother who loved and cared for her children. She lived most of her
life on Virgin Gorda, where times were often hard. But whatever she had,
she gave willingly to her children so that they might have a better life.
Ruth migrated to St Thomas on May 19,1982. Although she loved her
native Island, she came at the insistence of Violet who wanted to be close
to and provide care for her mother. On St. Thomas, Ruth attended the
Senior Citizens' Center in Anna's Retreat. She resided in Estate Tutu with
Violet and her family until her passing on June 24, 1995. She will be
missed greatly. May she rest in peace.


Order Of Service


r2uth A nn 4 Jaalone

Viewing... 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Eulogy... Vinell Monsanto

RECEPTION OF THE BODY ............... Prayer Book, page 466
ENTRANCE HYMN .......................... How Great Thou Art
THE BURIAL ANTHEM ...................... Prayer Book, page 491
THE COLLECT ............................ Prayer Book, page 493
FIRST READING: Isaiah 25:6-9 ..................... Misha Marrero
PSALM 106:1-5 ............................. Prayer Book, page 478
ICorinthians 15: 20-26,3548,42-44,53-58 ........ Aben A. Marrero, Sr.
HYMN .......................................... Amazing Grace
THE HOLY GOSPEL: John 5:24-27 ............. Rev. Ambrose Gumbs
THE APOSTLE'S CREED .....................Prayer Book, page 496
THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE ..................... Louise O'Neal
PRAYER BOOK ...................................... page 497
THE CONCLUDING COLLECT .............. Prayer Book, page 498
THE PEACE ............................... Prayer Book, page 360
PRAYER BOOK ........................................ Page 499
RECESSIONAL HYMN ................. Onward Christian Soldiers
THE COMMITTAL .......................... Prayer Book, page 501


jarewefl to Suth OMalone
Farewell to my darling mother. Mother, you were the first to ever love
me. You were the first to hold me to your breast. Thank God for a mother
like you. You'll be the last one that I will forget. When I came to the
hospital, I didn't realize that it would be the last time that I would see you
alive. I kissed your cold cheeks, never knowing that you would be
leaving. Sleep on my beloved (Ruthie), sleep on your dear soldier's breast
Sleep on and take your rest We love you, but God loves you best. Good
night, for it is so hard to say Good bye to a wonderful mother like you.
Sleep on. I love you so much, Ill always think about you. Bye, mother, for
Your only daughter, Violeta Marrero.

To my grandmother Ruthie, To everything there is a season, and a time
to every purpose under me heaven: a time to be born and a time to die.
Ruthie, it is our time to say good bye. Rest in peace.
Your loving granddaughter, Joycelyn.

You are now at home in heaven;
All's so happy, all so bright
There is perfect joy and beauty
In that heavenly light.

All the pain and grief are over,
Every restless tossing past;
You are now at peace forever,
Safely home in heaven at last.

Rest in peace among the heavenly saints.
Love, Aben and Ingerborg Marrero

What would I do to see you smile
To sit with you and talk awhile
We wonder why you had to die
Without a chance to say goodbye
Physically, you are gone
Spiritually, you'll remain
And knowing that you are in heaven,
Will ease some of the pain
God took your hand, we had to part
He gave you peace and broke our hearts.

Rest in peace Ruthie, I love you and I will miss you greatly,
Your great-granddaughter Vinell

To Ruthie ... You left us and have gone away. You told me that you
were going out, that you were not going to stay here, so I thought it was
like the other times when you said that you were going "North". But this
time, you really went away. I will miss you.
Love always, your great-granddaughter, Venice.

To Ruthie... I can remember when we played tug of war, and I never
won. Then the time came when I lifted you. Rest in peace, my loving
great- grandmother.
Your loving greal-grandson, Vance Monsanto, Jr. (Kareem)


Great-grandmother Ruthie ... You were always ready to give a hug, a
kiss, or just a touch. Your silent love lives on. May you rest in peace. And
we know that when Christ returns, you will be among the dead in Christ,
who will rise first.
Monifa, Aben, Aaron, and Misha Marrero

Ruthie ... The love you gave, the times we shared, all seems to be
fading away. Great is for how great you were, grandmother is for the age,
heart, and love that you lived so long to share with your great-grandchil-
dren. We will all miss you, Ruthie, may you rest in peace.
Love, Jouean (Mara)

To Ruthie... There are things in life that are hard to do and this is one.
It is hard on me to say goodbye to you. Rest in peace.
Vance Monsanto Sr.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord. All ye lands serve the Lord with
gladness. Come before His presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord
is God. It is He that ham made
us and not we ourselves. We
are his people and the sheep
of His pasture. Enter into His
gates with thanksgiving and
into His courts with praise. Be
ye thankful unto Him and
bless His name. For the Lord
is good; His mercy everlast-
ing and His truth endureth to
all generations.
Misha Marrero, Great-

Auntie Ruthie ... On be-
half of my entire family, we
bid farewell to Auntie Ruthie.
She was a wonderful lady, al-
ways smiling and caring. This
is to let you know she in peace
now. She is out of her suffer-
ing and pain, and is forever

rejoicing with Jesus. Let me thank God for the time we shared together.
Give God the.Glory.
Maddie Abraham, The Guiler, Acoy, Evans, Pierre and Smith Families.
To the Family of Miss Ruth Ann Malone ... This sister, mother,
grandmother, friend, and more has had a fruitful and long life. She has
been able to see her daughter, Violet Marrero, establish a business that has
served to preserve much of our culture through her exceptional culinary
skills, and a grandson Aben Marrero, who has distinguished himself in
the steelband in the steelband world as an arranger, player, and a top
steelpan tuner.
I am sure mat Miss Malone felt much pride in seeing all her grandchil-
dren grow up and be productive citizens. May the influence she had on
you individually and collectively, bring comfort and peace to you all.
Senator Adlah "Foncie" Donastorg, Jr.


The family ofRuth Jmnn JMalone
would like to ank all those who through heir words
of comfort and love helped to keep us strong.

Special thanks to r. Alfred 2ieadh
and the nurses on the medical ard
for their caring services rendered to "2Ruthie'.

P.O. Box 11847, SL Thomas, VJ. 0001 (809) 776-1187
Printed In the Virgin Islands by St Thomas Graphcs


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