Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Rhenita C. Pickering
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Rhenita C. Pickering
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Rhenita C. Pickering
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Pickering, Rhenita C.
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: CA01300374
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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SISTER... Meredith Carty
BROTHER-IN-LAW ... Alfred Carty
NIECES... Belceta Frazer, Ruth Pickering
NEPHEWS... Joshua Edwards, Rodney Edwards, Hilton Carty
SPECIAL GREAT-NIECES... Jessica Richardson, Molinda Hodge
GREAT-NIECE... Mavis Richardson
GREAT-NEPHEWS... Nelson Edwards, Leonard "Lion Joe" Edwards,
Kenneth Edwards, Edwin Richardson, Elvis "Amba" Richardson,
Val "Rebel" Richardson, Danny Pickering and other great-nephews
GREAT-GREAT-NIECES... Jemila Morson, Latoya Edwards,
Gail Edwards, Shanya Edwards, Kalisha Edwards,
MaKesha Edwards, Jenika Edwards, Zara Edwards
and other great-great nieces
GREAT-GREAT-NEPHEWS ... Keino Brathwaite, Khareed Brathwaite,
Mark Edwards, Greg Edwards, Shorn Edwards, Ricky Richardson,
Lydon Richardson, IKJ. Edwards, lambarkisye Richardson,
Nosakhere Richardson, Asim Merton

Allan Morson, Nelson Edwards, Leonard Edwards,
Elvis "Amba" Richardson, Valentine "Rebel" Richardson,
Charles Brathwaite

c Keino Brathwaite, Khareed Brathwaite,
lambakisye Richardson, Nosakhere Richardson, Dennis Richardson

Our Nuoleus, our Queen Bee, our main love is gone.
Family for family we must live and love on.


1910 1995
Rhenita Constancia Pickering, better known as "Rehania," was born
on September 6, 1910 to Jane and John Richardson in Sandy Ground,
Anguilla. She was the first girl of five children. Rehania grew up to be a
very strong and ambitious lady and at an early age she moved to Tortola.
There she met and married Washington Pickering. Upon his death she
moved to St. Thomas and was employed by the Conrads family and the
Lockhart family. Rehania worked with the Lockhart family during the
50's as the laundress, but she did a bit of everything for that family up
until her retirement in the 70's. Rehania received the greatest satisfaction
from going to church and sewing. She could take a piece of cloth and put
it together and come up with something to fit her nieces and nephews.
Rehania was a loving and caring individual who reached out to her
family with unwavering love, continual encouragement and unfailing
moral support. In times of crisis, she was always there to listen to family
members and offer words of wisdom. "Tin Tan," as family members
loving called her, instilled the virtues of self discipline, respect for self
and others, honesty and hard work upon her family members. A dedi-
cated and unselfish mother, aunt and grandmother, she would often
place family member's welfare before her own.
Her life on earth is done but we know she was ready to meet her
Maker. Just two days before her death she told her niece, "I want to go
home. I want to go home. I want to go home." Sleep on, Rehania, until
we meet again in heaven. Cod bless your soul.

HYMN ........................... What a Friend We Have In Jesus
EULOGY ....................................... Molinda Hodge
FAMILY TRIBUTE ..................................... xxxxxxxx
SCRIPTURE READING ......................... Rev. 7:9-17,21:1-7
SCRIPTURE READING ..........................St. John 14:1-6,27
HYMN ....................................... Blessed Assurance
APOSTLES CREED (all standing)
COMMENDATION (all standing)
RECESSIONAL HYMN ............................. Rock of Ages

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Tin Tan ... You will always be beautiful in my eyes for a lifetime of
smiles love never dies. Tin Tan, I want to thank God for all those years I
enjoyed around you. I can't remember you ever saying a negative word
about anything or anyone. I am sitting here thinking of the times you
would call me close to whisper old family jokes. Then you would look at
me and say, "You don't know who I am talking about, all the same, but
your mother will know; but you are too young to know these people,"
then we would laugh together. Tin Tan, yes there was no other name that
I have ever called you. You were indeed my Tin Tan. I can remember
when you were in the hospital and I would put my finger through your
hair and pull your cheeks, and you would give me that quiet and caring
smile, and never miss asking about my sons, your nephews. Tin Tan,
there is no one else that I have loved more. As a matter of fact, you were
the mother I have had all my life. I am very happy today because I know
for sure you are with your Lord.


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