Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Cecil Linderman VanBeverhoudt
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Cecil Linderman VanBeverhoudt
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Cecil Linderman VanBeverhoudt
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: VanBeverhoudt, Cecil Linderman
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: CA01300492
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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3n Celebration of the Life of

Cecil C. T'an Beverhoudt
Jiay 8, 1899 wDecember 25,1994

funeral Service
January 4, 1995
Tiewing 9:00 10:00 am
Service 10:00 am
Memorial JMoravian Church
pastor Walph prince, Officiing
interment t Western Cemetery
St. Thomea V.I.

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Iris Van Beverhoudt
Casilda Van Beverhoudt-Milliner-Ratliff, Sedalia Van Beverhoudt,
Olive Van Beverhoudt-Lewis, Cynthia Van Beverhoudt-Harris
Roland Van Beverhoudt, Franklin Van Beverhoudt
Cleone, Shirley and Janet Van Beverhoudt
Sylvester Lewis, Douglas Harris
Dr. Sylvester McDonald, Dr. Alfred O. Heath
The Sewers, Marsh, Burns and Van Beverhoudts
25 Grandchildren 27 Great-Grandchildren 1 Great-Great-Grandchild

Roland Van Beverhoudt, Franklin Van Beverhoudt,
Clarence (Dean Calistro, Clarence (Kline) Van Beverhoudt,
Alec (PeeWee) Ratliff, Calvin Van Beverhoudt

lonorary Pallbearers
Shean (Champ) Ratliff, Cleave Van Beverhoudt, Carl Van Beverhoudt,
Clarence Van Beverhoudt, Nikita Harris, Cecil Van Beverhoudt,
Roland Van Beverhoudt, Roland Van Beverhoudt, Bryce Milliner,
David Milliner, Bucky Boynes, Liston Sprauve, David Arnold,
Leroy Arnold, Arthur Raymo, Ashley Boynes

Cecil Cinderman

rVan everhoudt


Cecil Linderman Van Beverhoudt was born on
the island of St. John on May 8,1899. He was a very
industrious man, capable of many trades, from tilling
and sowing the soil to tanning leather, repairing
shoes, making Bay Soap, Bay Rum, candles,
preserving meats and fish. He had the knowledge
to knit turtle nets, make fish pots and set them out,
which made him an outstanding fisherman. He was
one of the best "Captains" and sailors on the islands
of St. John and St. Thomas and was skilled in the
repair of car and boat engines. May he rest in peace.

Order of Service
HYMN ..................................... Jesus, Savior Pilot Me
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING: 23rd Psalm ......... Cynthia or Khalilah
HYMN ...................................Jesus, Lover of My Soul
2ND SCRIPTURE READING: Prov. 1:-20-23 ......... Casilda or Cherril
HYMN ................................ Nearer My God to Thee
HYMN ................................. When Peace, Like a River

Papacito... When I look across the horizon, thinking of all the good times
we've had and the full life you've lived, my heart is filled with joy and
happiness; no sorrow. I know that I was blessed in many ways to have had
you for a father. You've taught me how to be honest, to speak up for what I
believe in and never to be afraid to look one in the eye during a confrontation,
and to never back down, regardless of their size or stature. Papacito, you
were one of a kind until the day you died. Why on Christmas Day? You
meant we'll never forget you until the day we die (smile). If there is anything
I've learned from you over the years, it is to always remember how very
special one's birthday is and to celebrate it as if it was the last. There are so
many good memories I have of you. Papacito, I'll always miss you. I don't
have enough time or paper to write my thoughts. I can go on forever. Rest in
peace, for we will meet again.
Your youngest daughter, Cynthia Van Beverhoudt-Harris

From Olive with love. I was your most rebellious child of all eight. When
you said don't go or don't do, I turned around and did it anyway, because I
felt that I should go. I remember on carnival you told myself and Sonny not to
go, but we took off and went. Sonny got home before me and you turned to
him and said, "So you is a man, ha." I came home shortly after and he said to
me, so you are a woman. Next I know, licks start flying, I turn to him and said,
"why you beating me for the licks gon coal." But still I loved you very much
and still do. You were a hard working man.
Love, Olive

Captain Cecil L. Van Beverhoudt," Soak Bread" ... How can I say good-
bye? Good-bye is a word I was so afraid to use. It sounded so final today. I
have come a long way in the Lord and learned scripturally that "Good-bye"
means God be with you. "Soak Bread," you family always loved you, you
always treated me like a son and a brother. I love you. You were the one who
always had something to say or do that will bring joy in the family. Today
words cannot express my feelings. I am still in shock over your leaving me so
soon. However, I am remembering the saying, "No one knows what the
future holds, for tomorrow is not promised to anyone." I want to thank you
for being my father, big brother, friend. I am no longer afraid, so with all my
love I say "Good-bye, my father, rest in peace, 'Soak Bread'" See you up
You loving son and friend, soon "Franklin"

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