Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Dolores Amanda Lettsome Williams
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Dolores Amanda Lettsome Williams
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Dolores Amanda Lettsome Williams
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Williams, Dolores Amanda Lettsome
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: CA01300531
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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Dolores Amanda Lettsome William

March 14, 1910 May 14, 1995

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Funeral Services At


Sunday, May 21 st, 1995

Viewing 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Service Begins At 3:00 p.m.

Officiating Pastor

St. John, U.S.V.I.

. Thos. V I

I am the light of the world he thatfolloweth me shall
not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life John 8;12

Son: Jens Pickering Foster Son: Joseph Bertrand
Daughter In Law: Irma Chinnery Pickering
Five Grandchildren:
Phillip "Grasshopper" Pickering Eda Pickering
Alvin "Jupiter" Pickering Elvena Pickering Rijo
Kenneth 'Pops" Pickering
Twelve Great Grandchildren
Brothers: Ivan Lettsome Rosald Lettsome
Sisters: Virgina Sprauve Evermond Ravsatt

Brothers In Law: Hilton Sorauve Maria Rabsatt
Sister In Law: Idalia Lettsome Albertha Lettsome
Special Friends:
lantha Daniel Magareta Smalls Lucy Smith

Phillip Pickering
Paul Thomas

Alvin Pickering I
Myron Stevens

Kenneth Pickering
Malcolm Sprauve

Hilton Sprauve
Ivan Lettsome

Evermond Rabsait Rosald Lettsome
Fred Samuel Pelegio Rijo


Dolores Amanda Lettsome Williams, born on the island of
Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, to the late Agustus and
Lettecia Lettsome, entered this life on March 14th, Nineteen Ten.
She completed her education on Tortola amidst her four sisters and
three brothers.

She was blessed with one child, her beloved Jens Pickering.

Mrs. Dolores, Tan Delo, and Granny, as she was affectionately
called by friends and neighbors, was a loving, caring and sharing
person. She not only raised her son, but also her brother, niece,
nephew, grandson, and also cared for foster children.

Granny worked at Caneel Bay for many years, after which she
became self employed as a taxi driver.

A source of love to all who came in contact with her, Granny
would often be found in her kitchen baking tarts or potato pud-
dings, and measuring out shares for many a friend around town.

She still could be seen shuttling around town in her little blue
jeep well into her early seventies. This woman of strong spiritual
strength, knew her God. He was present in every aspect of her life.
She attended church regularly, and even in her times of trials, she
never forgot to give God thanks. She always prayed. When her
memory would fail her and she knew not who was around her-
even then, her love for her God was evident!

Granny is survived by one son, one daughter-in-law, five
grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, two brothers, two sis-
ters, two brothers-in-law, and two sisters-in-law.

I know Granny is in God's hands. We will miss her dearly, but
we should all rejoice. She is in a much better place. She is not
dead. Her spirit has returned to God Almighty.

Granny Rest In Peace.

Viewing ............................................Musical Selections

Eulogy ..............................................Gregory Pickering

The Liturgy of the Word....................................Pg. 207

Hymn ............................................. To God Be To Glory

First Lesson .................................Romans 8:28-39
Eda Pickering

Psalm 24 .................................................Kisha Paul
Pg. 225

Anthem .......................Nazareth Lutheran Church Choir
Gospel .................................. ....... St. John 14: 1-6-27


Hymn .....................What A Friend We Have In Jesus

Creed & Prayers .......................................... Pg. 209

Commendation ........................................... Pg. 211

Hymn ............ .................How Great Thou Art


Mother "Granny",
Words cannot say how much I'll miss you. I was your only
son, so you know how much I'd love you and cherish you. I know
you did the same but I am not selfish. I am glad you have gone
home to God to wait for me. I'll meet you there.

Granny, Tan Delo, Miss Delores,
As you was usually call by everyone, I will miss you and
those special times we had together especially the last couple
of months you was here with me.
I will miss hearing your cry at nights and sometimes
during the day when I come and ask you what's wrong you
simply say to me, "I am only praising my Lord". You
said God will never give you more than you could bear
and God will take you home when he sees it's time.
Granny God did just that he took you to himself.
Rev. 21-4 and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes
and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,
nor pain for the former things are passed away.
I'll always remember your kind words saying to
me and to the doctors and nurses even though you was
in so much pain. "Thank You", "God Bless You". I'll always
remember you telling the devil to get away from you because
you are a child of God and you will never let him touch you.
You was the only mother I know for 36 years. You have
taught me so much. In your last words when you could talk
I can hear you asking God to welcome you in his arms and into
his kingdom of rest.
Granny, God did just that he took you to himself. We
know you be watching over us and waiting with arms wide
open to welcome us home.
God bless you, sleep on in peace.

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In every family there's one person who cares and does
things we like. Granny in our family that person was you, no
matter where I might go in this world there will always be
times when the only place FPl want to be is there with you.
Ill always remember the comforting hug, the rides on your
knee with your song you sing to me "A Dig A Ding Ding"
to stop me from crying.
So I want to thank you. I know everything is alright
with you. So sleep in peace.

Granny you was so sweet, you loved the lord
and taught me to love him too.
I know I will meet you in heaven.

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Granny, We are glad we were old enouth to get that
dance on your knee and listen to that song A Dig A Ding
Ding". We will miss you, but daddy explain to us, you used
to say one day you will be with God. We are glad you are
with him. We will be there some time too.

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Cousin Dolores,
We thank God for you. We are grateful for the love and
devotion you gave an shared. Your concern for your relatives was
always evident We thank God for the long life he gave you.
We are at peace knowing that your are at peace with God whom
you knew, worshipped, trusted and loved. Rest In Peace.

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Granny, you were a special cheerful Grandma to everyone. You were so
kind. I'll remember your walking, talking and being a great Granny
when you were with us.
I wish you were still with us.
You were that kind of grandma that when we do something wrong you
would tell us we were wrong and not to do it. I'll miss having fun com-
ing to your house to pick Sugar Apples, Genips and Tamarind together.
I love you, Akila

Granny, I knew you when:
Granny, I knew you when
I stole your sugar cake and
hid behind the table when I got sick, you came to me
and love made me so able

Granny, I knew you when
you nursed me off to sleep
when school was rough
you prayed my soul that God would keep

Granny, I knew you when
a song was always in your heart
you always sang, that's why I sing
you gave my life an art
Granny, I knew you when
I sat upon your knee,
you spoke of God,
you spoke of Life,
you taught me Honesty

Granny, I knew you when
your God would visit you
would touch your heart,
and you became so new

Granny, I knew you when
and I'll always remember your teachings

Love, Grasshopper

sLeCr .10oiores,
As I travel through this world where there is trouble all around I was
always told about Jesus but it is so precious to know him for yourself.
I was glad he came into my life and made me whole. My Beloved Sister,
I love you and all my family. As I think of you leaving us it made me sad
but not worried for I know my Jesus is able and willing to do all things. I
know you were always in his hands.
Your beloved brother, Rosald Lettsome

I Remember
I remember a perfect granny
I remember a kind granny
I remember a heart loving granny
I remember a story telling granny
I remember a dig a ding ding granny
I remember a praying granny
I remember a God loving granny
I'll always remember you, Granny
Kenneth,"Pops", Kema & Marla

Granny, you were a nice Granny to me
I wish you were still alive
I'll remember your brown brick house
I'll miss you a lot, you were a loving Granny
I will think about you every time I see your picture
Your Great Grand Alishia
I don't think of you a gone away for your journey has just begun
Life holds so many facets, this Earth is only one
I think of you as resting from the sorrow and tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years
Granny, I think of our years gone by especially the ones spent with you
I'll always remember the great times we shared
Especially that dig a ding ding bounce on your knee
Granny, I think how you must be happy with your Lord
I think of you as living in my heart
gone from my sight but never my memories
I love you
Love always, Eda

Granny, I remember you
Granny, I miss you
Granny, I love you
I wish I was there to be with you and to see you.
I know everything was perfect for you.
Granny, you were special in spirit
Granny, you were special in flesh
Granny, I remember you
Granny, you taught me the Lord's Prayer
Granny, you taught me how to sew
Granny, you taught me how to fish
Granny, I remember you,
yes, I remember you taught me God loves the little children of the world
I remember your blue jeep
I remember everything so sweet
I remember going to church with you
I remember your hug and dance on your knee
to that theme song a dig a ding ding
I miss you Granny
I'll always remember you.
Your granddaughter and son-in-law
Elvena & Victor Rijo

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