Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for George T. L. Williams
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Title: Funeral Booklet for George T. L. Williams
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of George T. L. Williams
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Williams, George T. L.
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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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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service 10:00 am
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Dnterment at stern Cemetery #1
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SON... Hammad Ummah (Grason Williams)
DAUGHTERS ... Maria Richardson, Diana Todman,
Maysen Djaouga-Gore, Wanda Lennard, Adelle Thomas,
Madeline Williams, Marva Penn
STEPSONS... Ralston Greene, Delainey Brown
STEPDAUGHTERS ... Nydia Lewis, Ellen Lewis, Janice Frett
ADOPTED SON ... Wayne D. Callwood
SISTER... Christobel Williams
BROTHERS-IN-LAW ... Altumond Frett, Ulric Frett
SISTERS-IN-LAW ... Rosalie Blyden, Valdrina Payne
DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW ... Selma Ummah
SONS-IN-LAW ... Donald Todman, Eulet Gore,
James Lennard, Ephraim Penn
SPECIAL GRANDCHILD ... Mona Renee Williams
RANDCHILDREN... Alrica Richardson-Sheridon, Joseph Richardson,
Dorothy Richardson, Maxine Richardson, Maximo Richardson,
Arthur Richardson, Maria Richardson-Rogers, Noel Richardson,
Horace Glasgow, Sherlene Glasgow, Erma Todman, Devin Todman,
DeVaughn Todman, Donielle Todman, Sherique Lennard,
Jamila Thomas, Jasmin Thomas, Ray Thomas, Jr., Shakilah Ummah,
Taheerah Ummah, Najah Ummah, Faizah Ummah, C'Quon Gottlieb,
Sharoma Penn, Shamora Penn, Eulet George, Jr.,
Aboubacar K. Djaouga, Romaine Gore
SPECIAL COUSIN. .. Joshua Brown
CLOSE FRIENDS... Millicent Smith, Jane Rogers, Ernestine Weeks
39 Great-Grandchildren, 6 Great-Great-Grandchildren
many nieces, newphews, other relatives and friends

Hammad Ummah, Joseph Richardson, Noel Richardson,
Alexander Williams, Ephraim Penn, Aboubacar Djaouga

Slonorary Jallbearers
Altumond Frett, Ulric Frett, Wayne D. Callwood, Donald Todman,
Eulet R. Gore, Wayne Frett, James Leonard, Eulet B. Gore,
Milton Frett, Devin Todman, DeVaughn Todman

george Thomas Livingston Williams


George Thomas Livingston Williams was born to the late George
Livingston Thomas Williams, Sr. and Diana Glasfords Brown (Aunt Di)
on December 9, 1913 in St. Paul, St. Kitts.
He developed an interest in sailing at a very young age and became a
merchant seaman. He sailed throughout the Caribbean and the British
Virgin Islands. Between voyages he brought his oldest daughter, Maria
Williams Richardson, to the island of Tortola, where he later settled.
There he met the late Una E. Frett, and from this union there were eight
In the early 1960's he migrated to St. Thomas and established resi-
dency. George Williams was employed as a mason for Moran Construc-
tion Company. Throughout his tenure with this company, he worked on
many well known local establishments, i.e., V.I. Hilton Hotel, Mafolie
Hotel, Frenchman's Bay, etc. He retired in the 1970's.
Following his retirement, he devoted his time to his family and helping
mankind and enjoyed many hours landscaping, which was his hobby. He
lead a full life and was blessed with many children, grandchildren, great-
grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He will be missed by many
people whose life he has touched.
His smile and cheerfulness will always be remembered. His faith was
strong and he always began his day with his favorite song:

The morning bright with light
Has waxed me from my sleep;
Father, I owned thy love alone
Thy little one doth Keep

All through the day, I humbly pray,
Be Thou my Guard and Guide;
My sins forgive, and let me live,
Lord Jesus, Near Thy side.

The Lord heard his prayers and now they are side by side. Rest in peace.

Order of cService

Officiating Minister... Rev. Michael Onye Kwere
ENTRANCE HYMN ......................Nearer My od to Thee
FIRST READING: Rom 14:7,9,1012 ........ Arica Richardson Sheldon
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 23 ............ Aboubacar K. Djaouga
SECOND READING: Romans 6:3-9 .................. Nydia Lewis
GOSPEL AND HOMILY ................. Father MicN el Onye Kwere
OFFERTORY HYMN ...................... It Is Well With My Soul
SIGN OF PEACE ..................... Prayer of St. Francis, #284
COMMUNION HYMN ........... Just a Closer Walk With Thee, #497
MEDITATION SOLO ................................ Instrumental
EULOGY ..................................... Hammad Ummah
AND FAREWELL ...................... Father Michael Onye Kwere
RECESSIONAL HYMN ..................... The Strife is O'er, #513

Txme fil extends it profound gratitude
to all well-wisher and friends, especially Elvina Lewis and
those visitors who made the sacrifice to share in our bereavement.
Thank you for your expresions of concern,
love and kind consideratiQn,
Special thanks to the staff of St. Thmas hospital,
especially Dr. Murli Da~wani, Dr. Neil Garbort,
Dr. Sydney Comissiong, Dr. Stephen Okije, Dr. Wuisvume Huntt,
Dr. Alfred Heath, Pr, Alexis Ramos, ER Nurses,
Medical and Surgical Nurses, EMT and Lab Technicians.
May God's blessings attend us all.
The family of George T.L. Williams


"P.G." (Pappy George)... You were our genie, friend, advisor, counselor, and
mentor! We thank you for the happy years we spent together. You are gone, but
we will never forget you. We will always remember you for the lessons of life, and
hope to cope with each new challenge, never letting anything hinder us from
achieving our goals. P.G., you were an indrstanding and devoted father whose
discipline has enabled us to be firm disciplinarians in raising our children. At
home you were a short order chef of old-time Caribbean cookery, and always
ready to proudly prepare our favorite meals. P.G., Your unconditional love for so
many will give us the strength to continue the tasks ahead of us. Farewell Father,
we will always remember and love you.
Your beloved children, Maria, Diana, Maysen, Hammad, Wanda, Adelle, Marva
George "P.G." Williams... You have definitely been the ultimate father to me.
I was fortunate to have experienced you in my life. Your suffering was truly
unbearable at times, however, your bravery and strength allowed me to gain
strength. The Almighty Father called you home to a well deserved rest. He
granted you your youthful appearance in the final hour. I'll miss your presence
but feel secure, knowing that the pearly gates have been opened unto you. Rest in
peace, my dearest father.
Your loving daughter Madeline "Moody," Williams
George... You were like a father to me. When I was felling dow I could always
come and talk with you. You would say everything is going to be alright. I love
you just as I love my children. I'll miss your call at 6 am, just to talk and laugh
about little things. P.G., I loved you but God loves you best. Sleep on, my beloved
father and friend. Take your rest until we meet at heaven's gate.
Your loving daughter Janice
P.G... When I needed shelter, you were there. When I needed support, you
were there. When I was sick, you were there. When I needed advice, you were
there. When I needed comfort, you were there. Therefore, I know there will never
be a good-bye because you will always be there.
Love always, Ellen
George ... The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh. He who giveth has blessed
you with a long life. You, in turn, have sown the seek of your future generations to
come. The Lord awaits you Your suffering is over. Dear Lord, welcome your
faithful son with open arms. My you rest in peace.
Your loving stepdaughter, Dinah

My beloved Big Time ... The love I have for you as a granddaughter is very
deep. Although I have never expressed it, it has always been there. Here in New
York, my friends know of you, for "My Grandfather" is always mentioned. They
know that it is because of you and the Lord that I am the positive individual that I
am today. For that I thank you. I am truly thankful for the opportunity that made
you proud of me.

I do not know how we are going to make it without you, Big Time, for you were
the family patriarch and our everything. I do know that you led a full life and
were blessed; I thank the Lord for allowing you to see your blessings. I do know
that although I am sad, your pain is over. I do that your journey has not ended;
tell Una, Walter, Patsy and George that we send our love, we miss them and to
take care of you. I do know that I will miss the one individual who has always
been at the core of my heart, my grandfather, Big Time.
Love Tiny

Big Time ... As our grandfather you have always provided us with guidance
and support. Now that you're going home to rest with the heavenly Father, we
must say good bye, until... We will miss you always/rest in peace.
Dorthea, Sherlene, Maxine, Maximo, Horace, Arthur, Joseph
Big Time... I am going to miss you for the loving and understand person you
were. But most of all, for being my grandfather and advisor. May you rest in
Maria (Smallie) and children

Gracious Loving
Eager Laughable
Outgoing Idealistic
Reasoning Ambitious
Gentle Magnificent
Enthusiastic Special

Yesterday is a reminder of days both good and bad.
The trials that taught us lessons and good times that we have had.
The future still is waiting as a dream awaits the night
To become a reality before the morning light.
The past may bring us memories to treasure through the years
And the future keeps the dream alive despite our doubts and fears.
But, Oh, my friend, we have to day to live and laugh and cry
A day our Lord has given that will soon pass us by.
P.G..... We'll remember the times we spent together talking about life in St.
Kitts when you were a little boy. We laughed like we couldn't stop. You'll be
missed, rest in peace.
Love Erma, Mona, Nikki, C'Quon and other grandchildren
Big Time... Many children don't get the pleasure to meet their great-grandfa-
ther. The last time I met you, when I was old enough to recall, was in 1988. I said,
"Wow, my grandfather is big, I guess that is why they called him 'Big Time.' "
Older now, your memory was kept alive by grandma (Ms. George). Though over
seas, millions of kisses over millions of heartfelt misses.
Love, Tayna, New York

George... You were more than just a friend! You were like a father to me. You
would call me "Mr. C." At times you were a loving, caring, kind counselor. When
I sought your assistance for any problem, you always had a remedy and I enjoyed
most of all your stories about your life as a young man You have left an impact on
my life. May God bless you and rest in peace.
Wayne D. Callwood, "Mr. C"
Mr. George "PG" Williams... You were quite an astonishing man. With much
respect, I embraced your compassionate and caring ways. Thank you for the
advice you offered, also the kisses of greetings I always received as a welcome to
your home. I truly hope that your loved ones left behind, namely your children
and granddaughter Mona, inherit your strength, bravery and your nature to
overcome and persevere over the odds. Thus, obtaining those qualities, their
endurance of life will be successful. Rest in peace, my good man P.G. I promise to
look out for them! God bless you in your final resting place.
Ione R.M. Kitnurse and family
A Tribute to Big Time ... You were an inspiration of a father. Youw ere quiet,
peaceful, and loved by all who came in contact with you. Loving, thoughtful,
helpful, never selfish; you'll be remembered by us all. Rest in peace.
From your nieces, Ismay Francis Finch and family, Adelaide Francis and family
This is a great old world, and how I wish that I could stay,
But the years keep going faster, and the hours slip away.
But as I near the turning of the road, I pause to view
The Yesterdays I've left behind me as I journey through
Within the arms of Jesus, where no heartache and no pain
Will ever be allowed to touch this weary body again
And throughout all eternity, my greatest joy will be
That the Shepherd left His ninety-nine .... to come in search of me!
P.G.... Thank you for being there for us when we were children, especially for
taking my brother and sister into your home. As an adult when I visited or
sometimes talked to you by phone you still continued to give me guidance and
advice. May you rest in peace.
Myrtle and family, Florrent, Butchie and Delly
It was in the 1940's, while the Head Master of the East End Methodist School
(Tortola), that I first met and became acquainted with George T. L. Williams, a big
and imposing man.
Big Time, as he was affectionately called by all, had come to the British Virgin
Islands from his home in St. Kitts and had become attached to a well known and
well established family, headed by the late Oswald and Mena Frett. He was to
marry one of the daughters Una -- and out of that union came several fine and
outstanding children. Many of the children later became my pupils at both East
End and Major Bay schools in Tortola.
Big Time was a solid individual, not given to any excesses, who guided his
family with wisdom, knowledge and tolerance. He was a family man first and
foremost and throughout his life his over-riding joy was to see his children
develop into good and productive citizens. But his knowledge and wisdom were

not solely for the benefit of his immediate family and many throughout the
community sought and came to rely on his sage advice.
Big Time was a credit to the British Virgin Islands Community and he and his
family were greatly missed when they migrated to St. Thomas in the early 1960's.
My direct contact with him after that period was minimal but, through others, I
was able to learn that he had continued to be an exemplary citizen.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Willard Wheatley
Former Head Teacher, BVI, Former Chief Minister, BVI
"But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are
asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe
that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God
bring with Him." Thessalonians 4:13-14
Maggie Raymond Selkridge
To the family of the late George Williams... On behalf of the Reichhold Staff
we send our deepest sympathy and love to Maysen Djaouga-Gore and family, due
to the passing of your dearly beloved father. May God continue to bless you all
during this time of bereavement. We also hope that you may find peace knowing
that your father has gone to a better home.
The Reichhold Staff
To the family of George T. Williams... It was with real regret that we learned
of the death of your father, George T.L. Williams. He will be missed by all who
knew him. On behalf of Zone, Region, District and the International Association
of Lions Club, we will be thinking of you and your family during this time of
sorrow, and extending the most sincere and heartfelt sympathy.
Lion George T. Patrick (M.J.F.)
Region Chairman Region !!
The members of the Charlotte Amalie Lions Club would like to express their
sympathy on the passing of Mr. George Williams. May his family and friends be
comforted in knowing that he was well loved and will be missed severely. God be
with you all.
Patricia Wiltshire, President, Charlotte Amalie Lions Club
To the family of George T.L. Williams ... On behalf of the St. Thomas Lion's
Club, deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of George T.L.
Williams. His memory will live on as a result of the many lives he has touched
over the years. May the Lord's blessing comfort you during this time of bereave-
Joyce M. Thomas, E.D., President, St. Thomas Lions Club
On behalf of the St. Thomas East Lions Club, we would like to convey
heartfelt condolences to the family of George T.L. Williams. May he enjoy
his eternal rest and the rewards he has earned, and may his family derive
some measure of comfort in the knowledge that we share their grief.
Robert Thomas, Jr., President, St. Thomas East Lions Club

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