Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Millicent Louise Monsanto Questel
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Millicent Louise Monsanto Questel
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Millicent Louise Monsanto Questel
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Questel, Millicent Louise Monsanto
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: CA01300385
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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Luther Monsanto
Vanbore Questel
Stem Questel and Sheridon Questel
Suzette Questel
Hypolite Roebuck, Milton Monsanto,
Elroy Monsanto, Mario Miliner and Leonard Monsanto
Audrey Smith, Edith Smith, and Roselyn Blyden
Eldra Shulterbrandt
Valentine Roebuck and Carmen Raimer
Raymond Smith, Louis Isaac, Jr.
Doma Questel, Desiree Questel, Sheridon Questel Duane Questel
numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

Ster Questel, Sheridon Questel, Aubrey Peteisen, Harry Andrews,
David Raimer, Anghel Matos and Irvin Pratt

Vanbome Questel, Hypolite Roebuck, Elroy Monsanto,
Mario Milliner, Raymond Smith, and James Skelton

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1936 .9.9
On October 6,1936 a Virgin Islands star was born to Evelyn Duvergee
and Luther Monsanto on the island of St. Thomas, her name was Millicent
Louise Monsanto. This rare star was precious because it had so many
facets and the lights emitted shown brightly.
Though Millie didn't complete her formal education, she was a wise
and caring person. These qualities were exemplified in everything she
said and did. She married Vanborne Questel on February 29, 1960 and
had a family of three. She was later blessed with four grandchildren. Her
ability to open up her heart to everyone made her a mom many times
over. After making sure that her children were secure, she accepted a
position as a Cook for the Government of the Virgin Islands Education
System. She dedicated twenty years of service in which she charmed
everyone with her jovial and peaceful demeanor. In 1990, she retired
from the government in pursuit of enjoying life. While she missed being
constantly on the go, it warmed her heart when some of her extended
children remembered her from their school days.
In retirement, life was great because she did whatever; whenever she
had the urge to. Forthright in Millicent's life was her family and church.
She was always doing whatever it took to put a smile on someone's face;
whether it be a pat on the back, a hug, or doing some physical act
Throughout her life, she faced many trials, but she maintained her faith in
God. She never once wavered. Whenever situations arose, she turned to
God and left it in his hands because she had no fear. She knew that God
had a plan for her and she did her best to fulfill this plan. Because Millie
walked by faith, she left it up to God to guide her. She knew that she was
being borrowed to us for a time, and that she had a mission to complete.
Now that she is at the end of her journey, Millie has seen the light. She
has laid the ground work for us, and expects all that she knew and love to
continue to do God's work. As she rests, she
is the picture of serenity because she has ful-
filled God's wishes. Rest in peace Millie......
you always wanted to drink milk and honey
with God.
Milicent lived her life according to this

The Diference:
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change:
the Courage to change the things I can
and the Wisdom to know the difference.

Farewel Millicent, my sister and my dear friend. May God give you eternal
rest until we meet again.
Your oldest brother Hypo
Romans 828: "And we know that all things work together for good to them
that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose." Oh Sis I love
you, our true love wil never die. You left us so suddenly, but only God
knows why. Rest in peace my dear beloved sister, aunt, and godmother.
Shamrn, Bobby, Edith, and family
I will always treasure the memories we created over the years of having you
for a sister. Ever since we can remember, you have been there for us, with
encouraging words. Your kindness knew no boundaries. Your faith allowed
you to see the silver lining in every cloud. You touched the hearts and lives of
all that you came in contact with. You have fought the good fight, the battle is
won, the victory is yours. You were a good soldier in the army of the Lord.
You have always talked with the angels, now you are one of them. Your spirit
will live on in our hearts forever.
Your big sister Audrey and family
Ques, your sacred head once wounded, with grief and pain weighed down.
How scornfully surrounded with thorns, thine only crown: what language
shall I borrow to praise thee, heavenly friend, for this thy dying sorrow, thy
pity without end? Ques, you were a real friend indeed. Your sweet loving,
tender, soft understanding voice will be missed. But sweet memories will still

longer on, especially since you decided to stel away so soon. I know you ae
already in God's throne with Ms. Nurse and Ms. Emmie. En4oy your haven of
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Eda Iojas nd family
We pray this prayer for you: May the love of God abide with you wherever
you may go. Look to this day, for itis fe the very life of life. For yesrday is
but a dream of happiness and memories and a vision of hope, then come pain
and sorrow and we must look for today. Rest in peace...
Rose and fmiy
Der Millie, not only have you been my mother-n-law, but you have been a
'mother to me and a grandmother to your grandson. I am gla that we
remained close until the end. Duane, D'Veme, and I wig always keep you in
our hearts and minds. So sleep on dear mother, sleep on until we meet again
one day.
Love... LAuris, Duane, and baby D'Vere
Millie our times together have been wonderful! We will miss our sister and
friend. But it is very comforting knowing that you are in God's haven. Till we
meet again...
Mario and Elroy
Grandmother, you have been mor than a grandmother to us, you were our
best friend. You were always there for us when we needed you. Though we
haven't always seen things eye to eye, we always found a way to make each
other's point of view. Together we shared a bond that no one could ever
replace. You have played an important role in our lives; one that well never
forget Your sudden passing has left us empty-hearted, but'in some ways
satisfied; you told us that on some glorious day you would be in heaven
sipplng on honey and milk, protecting and guiding us in the right direction.
We love you, but God knows what's best. Rest in peace until we see you
again. Grandmother, you may be gone physically, but spiritually and emo-
tionally, you will always live in our hearts.
Wit endless loe ... Dorna, Desires, and Sheridon Jr.
Millie ... Mommy: You were the epitome of a phenomenal black woman.
You exemplified strength, courage, wisdom and independene. Our greatest
compliment to you, our mother, is that when we grew up was to mary
someone like you, or to be ust like you. That's a very tall order because you
did everything with such grace and poise. You and I have taught the children
to expect the best and accept no less. Thank you for blessing our live s;you've
brought us immense joy. Millie, we love you very much, but God loves you
more. We will treasure our yesterdays for they will be tomorrow's memories
You will never be far from us because you will always be in our hearts. Millie
you are in the hands of God, rest in peace .. till we meet again.
e love you... Vanborne, Stern, Sheridan, and Suztte


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