Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for James Edison Webster
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Title: Funeral Booklet for James Edison Webster
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of James Edison Webster
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Webster, James Edison
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: CA01300520
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
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3n Celebration of the Cife of

3ames dison CWester
3une 29, 1916 4ovembe 27, 1995

rJuneral Service
Thursday 'Decamber 7, 1995
viewing ... 9:30 10:30
Service .. 10:30
Shiloh S&enth-m-ay Jcfentist Church
Tutu, St. uTomas, iryin islands
9astor 3ohnosiah, Off ciant
SIjjt i rment at Wstern Cemetery *1
& 1hormas, V.I.

WIFE... Carmen Webster
SONS... Dudley, Crispin, Thomas, Curtis,
Dwight Webster and Ellis Harrigan.
DAUGHTERS... Evadnie Rey, Averil Smith,
Jean Connor, Carmen and Lorna Webster.
BROTHERS... Elbert and Johnson Webster
SISTERS ... Evelyn Webster and Matile Lake
AUNT... Cecile Arelle (Aunt Minney)
SONS-IN-LAW... Thomas Andrew Rey and Raymond Smith
DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW... Dorine, Margaret and Valerie Webster
BROTHERS-IN-LAW... Alfred Webster, David Rogers
SISTERS-IN-LAW... Jane and Lelia Webster
NIECES ... Dorothy Gumbs, Floreta Smith,
Daphne Barns, Linda, Phyllis, Casilda, lona, Beulah,
Rhoda Webster, Gwendolyn Nelson and Celestine Harrigan
NEPHEWS... Napoleon, Naaman, Claudius, Llewelyn, Oneal,
Rawlins, Milton, Delano, Glenn and Renix Webster,
Ronald, Linton, Evans, Arlinton and Weldon Lake,
Campbell and Nathaniel Rogers.
GRANDCHILDREN... Sherwin and Jeanelle Rey, Judith McCalla,
Janice Davies, Jasmine Shillingford, Dudley Jr., Kenn, Lawrence, Dean,
Orville, Carmen, Dale, Stacey, Alana, Erin, Ramona,Christopher, Teara,
Chenelle and Charmaine Webster. Pierre Brock, Alvery, Juta, Casey and
jherman Smith; Shernika and Jeanette Connor, Casandra Cooper, Shane
Donadelle, Shannese Motta, Kareem and Kaleem Cannings, Joseph
Boston Jr., Nicole and Okefa Harrigan
and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
Ilka Brown, Melanne Richards, Dawn Bray and Family,
Denise Bray and Family, Hortense Alexander and Family,
Ruby and Martha Moron, John and Anna Greaux,
Audreana Paulus LeBord

3ames Edison IWebster

1916 1995

James Edison Webster, known as Edison, was born to James
and Melvina Webster on the island of Anguilla on June 29,1916.
He received his education at the East End public School, where
he worked as a pupil teacher for many years.

He was a man of many skills. Very early in his life he
became a shipwright as well as an experienced land surveyor,
carpenter and a shoemaker.

In 1937 he was introduced to the Seventh-day Adventist
message, when he and his family received bible studies from
Mr. Eddie Hodge, a new convert, who accepted the message
after reading the book "Foot Lights" given to him by a friend.
On December 12, 1937, Edison was baptised along with his
parents, brothers and sisters. Edison was indeed a pioneer of
the message in many villages on Anguilla. He walked or rode
his bicycle many miles to take an active part in several cru-
sades on the island as a lay preacher and won many souls to

Despite His struggle with asthma for many years, he lived
to see a family of fifteen children, thirty-eight grandchildren
and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.

On November 27,1995 the Lord saw it best to relieve him of
his suffering. May his soul rest in peace as he awaits the call of
the lifegiver.

Order of Service

PRELUDE ...........................

OPENING HYMN: How Great Thou Art

SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 12:1-3 ...........

PRAYER .......... ..................

MUSICAL SELECTION ...............

POEM ..............................

TRIBUTE ............................

TRIBUTE .... ................... ....


OBITUARY ................ .....

SERMONETTE .......................

CLOSING HYMN: When We All Get to H

BENEDICTION ......................


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.... Sis. Lora King

..... Bertrand Baly

....... Linton Lake

.. Campbell Rogers

. Philadelphia Choir

......Janice Davies

......Jean & Averil

...... Shiloh Choir

....... Denise Bray

Shiloh Senior Choir

..... Ellis Harrigan

. Pastor John Josiah

..... Campbell Rogers

....... Charles Rogers


Ellis Harrigan, Lawrence, Dean, Thomas,
Chrispin and Orville Webster.

2lonorary ?allbearers

Thomais Rey, Raymond Smith, Dudley Webster,
Ronald Lake, Napoleon Webster and Shermon Smith.


To my Husband and Friend ... Thank you for the years
spent together. They were years I consider well spent with no
regrets. You were a person who loved being with people and
was able to socialize with every one from all walks of life. You
were a man of compassion, who a good sense of humor and a
great love for working the land and a deep love for your
family. I will miss the pleasure of your company, but in my
heart I know that you are at rest from a life well lived and is
now awaiting the Lord's soon return.
Your loving and devoted wife, Carmen

Jesus has promised a welcome above With shouts of rejoic-
ing for those that we love And though we feel sad now, in time
we'll all be Together with Jesus in Eternity. In the midst of
Sorrow, we find comfort in God's Promise of life everlasting.
We'll miss you, Daddy. Rest in Peace.
Thomas and Margaret Webster

This is not the end, but yet a new beginning. A beginning in
which you and Jesus will spend for eternity. We all will miss
your laugh, your smile, and not to mention your sweet jokes.
We will never stop loving you. May you rest in Peace Dad!
Lorna, Shane, Shannese, Latisha, Lance, Kareem, Kaleem, Little Joe
and Big Joe.

We can't know why the lily has so brief a time to bloom in
the warmth of sunlight's kiss upon its face, Before it folds its
fragrance in and bids the world good-night to rest its beauty in
a gentler place. But we can know that nothing that is loved is
ever lost, and no one who has ever touched a heart can really
pass away, because some beauty lingers on in each memory of
which they've been a part. Daddy, you will always be remem-
Your Loving Daughter, Evadnie.

Although words seem to say so little about what you meant
to us, We'll try to say them in order to ease the sense of loss
that we're experiencing today. We'll hold fast to the memories,
to all of the cherished moments of the past, to the blessings
and the laughter, the joys and the celebrations, the sorrow and
the tears. They all add up to a treasure of fond yesterdays that
we shared and spent together, and they will keep you close to
us in spirit and thought. The special moments and memories
in our life will never change. They will always be in our hearts,
today and forevermore. We love you Grampa.
Judy, Janice, Jasmine, Jeanelle, and Sherwin Rey.

Dad ... Thanks for the years of love, laughter,' and joys
though some times were stormy. I will always remember the
last day we spent together. Sleep on beloved and take your
rest until we meet again.
Your loving son, Dudley

Grand-Dad... Now that you have gone, your life was built
and shared so long, No grief can never destroy, we will always
remember your loving smile. Rest in peace.
Lawrence and Dean

Mr. Webster ... As I always call you, I will never forget the
joy we share when we meet. Happy are they whose
'.fo ,en'- Sin is put away.R69iin
transgressions are forgiven dhoe sin is pt away. Rest in
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SD aughfer-in-lawt Dorine

Daddy (Grandpa) we thank God for given us the time we
had with you. The memories of you will never leave our
hearts. Even though your time on earth has come to an end,
we know in our hearts you have found eternal peace with
your heavenly father. So rest, Grandpa until that glorious
Love always and forever, Jean, Sandy, Nika, Risa and Alexsis

Grandpa ... We just want to say that we love you. Even
though you will be missed, we know that you are at peace

with God. Love is above all. Once love is given love will come
back again. That is the motto that you have set for us grand-
children. We will continue to set the example for others and
we thank God for awesome grandparents like you.
Love, Orville, Alvery, Casey, Juta and Sherman

Daddy ... It is very difficult knowing that you will no
longer be with us. You were always jovial and bursting with
excitement. Your sudden passing has shown me that life should
not be taken for granted and each day should be lived to it
fullest. The Lord has taken you away physically, but you will
always remain alive in my heart. Rest on, my loving father,
until we meet again.
Your loving daughter, Averil

To Grandpa: We love you and we will miss you!
Stacey,Alana and Erin

Daddy... We thank you so much for the love you've shared
with us. We will cherish this as long as we live. Because our
King Jesus is coming very soon, we know, we will see you
again. Rest in peace.
Your daughter, Carmen and family

To Dad ... As we walk with the Lord along the road, our
strength He will renew as we wait on his everlasting God, He
will wait on you. Dad it was not easy parting. May your soul
rest in peace.
Chrispin and Ilka

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