Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Roselia Venzen
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Roselia Venzen
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Roselia Venzen
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Venzen, Roselia
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: CA01300505
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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January 1, 1904 September 11, 1993
Roselia Venzen, better known as "Miss Deal" or "Ma" died September 11,
1993 at her home in Estate Tutu. She was a retired domestic engineer.

Liston Crabbe (Fahie), Victor Crabbe. (Fahie)
Margrett Crabbe, Melita Crabbe
Hosea Emmanuel Venzen
Delrease Roberts, Bernice Canton, Edris and Nessie
Neil Parson, Richard and Lewie Samuel
Evadney Christopher, Phyllis Hawthorne, Margarita Ekeby, Marva
Thomas, Vernice Skeete, Delrease Crabbe, Diana Harrigan, Juliette
Cline, Romona and Gloria Fahie, Helma Crabbe and Tiny Crabbe
Sylvester, Liston, Rebelto, Cecil, Clifton, Winston, Bob and Junie Fahie
Carl Christopher, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Vincent Ekeby,
Wayne Thomas and Errol Skeete
Ingrid Christopher, Mitchell, Tashia, Tameka and Vitelia Hawthorne,
Linda Callwood, Lakiesha Venzen, Kishma, Tishia and Nadja Skeete,
Dalese Brown, Robbin Cline, Tysia Thomas, Jermaine and Natalie Fahie
Irvin, Carl, Randol and Craig Christopher, Wayne and Jason Thomas,
Earl Rogers, Aaron Hawthorne, Akemo and Akeel Fahie
Ranisha Christopher, Tianna Registe and Jeliani Christopher
Anton Smith, Penny Smith, Irene and Lynette Fahie, Melvina Frett Henry


HYMN ...................................... How Great Thou Art

SELECTION .................................... Alfreda Philip

SCRIPTURE READING: Romans 8:30-39 ............... Tishia Skeete

SCRIPTURE READING: John 14:1-6, 27 ............ Ingrid Christopher

EULOGY .................................. Phyllis Hawthorne

SELECTION ...................................... Kishma Skeete

SERMON ...................................... Reverend Thomas

RECESSIONAL HYMN ............... Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Carl Christopher, Errol Skeete, Irvin Christopher
Bernard Joseph, Anton Smith, Kitt Hodge

Cfonortay cati-arers
Liston Crabbe, Victor Crabbe, Richard Samuel
Joel Samuel, Zephenia Fahie, Elia Samuel


Ma, Our hearts are greatly saddened, as you have departed this life and will
no longer be with us earthly. But the memories of the love, joy and laughter
we have shared together still remain with us. We believe in our hearts that
you have gone to meet your Master in that home He has gone to prepare for
us where there'll be no more sickness, no pain, no death, and most of all, no
more parting over there. So until, rest on our beloved, rest on.
from your granddaughter, Vernice Skeete and family

My Loving Grandmother, Ma.... Someday we shall meet again in that
beautiful city, where we shall never say good-bye. Ma, we'll miss you, but
you will always be in our thoughts. I couldn't have wished for a better, loving
and caring grandmother. You always say, be yourself, be satisfied, and never
envy anyone. Oh Ma! The pain and suffering I see you went through, only
you could have done that. You were strong, brave and encouraging. But
thank God, He knows all that you were going through and said, Ma, I am
taking you with me, where there'll be no more pain or suffering. Oh the
peace, joy and love that will be there. Rest on, Ma.
your loving granddaughter, Evadney Christopher and family

My mother ... Ma, my dear mother, there are s6 many things I can say, but
words cannot express the way I feel today. Your words of encouragement,
your prayers, your quietness and most of all, just being you. I will miss your
presence but I know you are safe in the arms of Jesus. Rest in peace.
your son Victor (Todd)

Deal, as I always call you ... The laughter we shared, our quiet moments
together, your way of showing appreciation for the little things done to you
_and for you. So humble, so sure and without complaining. You prayers for
me, your encouragement, I will miss you, but you are with Jesus. Rest in
your son Liston (Old Fork)

To my Grandmother ... Ma, my Queen, my mentor, my role model. Our
years together, the memories, I will treasure forever. Many say you spoiled
me, but we did it our way, you had the final say. Today my heart is not filled
with grief, but peace that you have lived your life to the fullest, and God, after
this brief illness, took you home to rest.
your granddaughter and grandchildren, Delrease, Akeomo, Akeel and Dalese.

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In Memory of Roselia Crabbe Venzen

On January 1st., 1904, Roselia Venzen was born to
George Crabbe and Sarah Harrigan Crabbe

She was the last remaining of six children. As a
native of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Roselia
spent most of her life there. Throughout her life,
she loved church and was a member of the Road
Town Methodist church in Tortola, where she
learned to trust the Lord as her personal Savior.
She shared her love and was loved by everyone who
came in contact with her.

Roselia was a friendly and caring person and from
the impact she left with others, she became known
as MA to everyone. With a desire to settle down,
she married the late Rufus Emmanuel Venzen who
was buried on Saturday, September 11th, 1993, the
same day that she passed away.

Roselia was a woman devoted to her family an
friends. She was the proud mother of Viteli
(deceased), Joe and Zeford. She was also very
instrumental in raising all of her grandchildren.

In the latter years of her life, Roselia's health
deteriorated and she endured great suffering. One
often wondered why a woman like her had to endure
such pain in the winter of her life. But please, it i.
not for us to question how or why; rather, we mus
trust in the Lord, for he knows best.

F For thou art my strength
A Against an ungodly nation
M May the voice of His praise be heart
1 I will cry unto God most high.
L Lord thou has been our dwelling place
I I cry unto Him with my mouth
E Even when we were dead in sin
S Save me, Oh God.

A And I will delight myself in the commandments
N Now our Lord, Jesus Christ
D Deal bountifully with thy servant that I may live.

F For He shall deliver the needy when He crieth
R Rejoice in the Lord, always.
I If I regrade iniquities in my heart the Lord will not hear
E Every word of God is pure.
N Now unto God, our Father, be glory forever
D Deliver me in thy righteousness
S Servant obey in all things.

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P.O. Box 11847, St. Thomas, V.I. 00801 (809) 776-1187
Printed in the Virgin Islands by St. Thomas Graphics

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