Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Cheril Woods
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Cheril Woods
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Cheril Woods
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Woods, Cheril
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: CA01300541
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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Dn Loving Wemory

Cheril ( goods
December 18, 1945 Jebruary 24, 1995

Funeral Service
M onday, ~varch 6, 1995
viewing: 9.00 am 10.00 am
Service: 10.00 am
Caklvary Baptist Church
pastor c udy S9. Charlton, Officiating
Dnterment at Western Cemetery 2Vo. 2

Delvin Woods
Frances Melvina Woods
Vanessa Brooks
Elrige Cline, Leando Woods,
Peter Woods, Rev. Will Woods,
Albato "Shot" Woods, Rudolph Woods
va Rowe, Ethlyn Woods, Julia Wimbery,
Joyce Woods, Barbara Hughes
Ephraim Smith, Alfred Cline, Hubert Cline,
Carlo Woods, Alberto Woods
Jane Tumbull, Inez Cline
Fitzgerald Rowe, Vincent Hughes
Adelina Cline, Lillian Woods
Several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends

Peter Woods, Rudolph Woods, Kerry Woods,
Fitzgerald Rowe, Ludence Tumbull, Sr., Mack Todman

ilonorary pallbearers
Iva Rowe, Julia Wimbery, Ethlyn Woods, Joyce Woods,
Barbara Hughes, Abegale Charleswell

Cheril CWoods

1945 -1995
Cheril Woods was born December 18, 1945 in Tortola, British Virgin
Islands. He was the son of Francis Melvina Woods and the late William
Cline. Cheril grew up in Tortola and received his education there, attend-
ing the Cane Garden Bay School.
Like most young men looking for greater economic opportunities than
the British Virgin Islands had to offer at the time, he relocated to St.
Thomas, Virgin Islands. For some time he worked in the hotel industry.
This type of work brought him much satisfaction. However, wanting an
even better way of life, he moved to Florida where he continued to work
in the hotel industry.
While in Florida he became acquainted with Vanessa Brooks and a
son, Delvin was born to them. Cheril was a very devoted loving friend
and father Several years later he felt that he needed to assist with the
care of his Mother and decided to return to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
In 1989, he returned to the shores of St. Thomas. This time, he became
employed in the Taxi industry and was a member of the Virgin Islands
Taxi Association.
Cheril was a very quiet and humble individual who respected whom-
ever he came in contact with. Before he would say a harsh word or an
unkind thought, he kept his mouth closed. He always was willing to offer
a helping hand to someone in need. This is one of the reasons his family
loved him so dearly. His family was not the only ones who loved him but
anyone whose life he touched.
During the later months of 1993, Cheril's health began to fail and he
did not recover. During his confinement in the St. Thomas Hospital, he
accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Needless to say, his passing
has left many sad and grief-stricken, but our sadness and grief are only
for a little while because we have that blessed hope of seeing him again in
the Glory land.
God gave us strength to fight our grief, courage to bear the blow. What is
meant to lose you, no one will ever know. Sometimes its hard to understand, we
tell ourselves each day. If we could have one lifetime wish, one dream that would
come true, we'd wish with all our hearts for yesterday and you.
The Family

Order of ,Service
Officiant ... Pastor Audley R. Charlton
HYMN ..................... When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder
PRAYER .............................. Pastor Audley R. Charlton
HYMN ........................... What A Friend We Have In Jesus
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 23 ................... Thelma Small
SOLO ..................................... Marilyn Haynes
SCRIPTURE READING .................... ........ Lillian Woods
I Corinthians 15:50-56, I Thessalonians 4:13-18
EULOGY ........... ................... Abegale Charleswell
TRIBUTES AND WORDS OF COMFORT ... Pastor Audley R. Charlton
HYMN ............... ................... It Is Well With My Soul
MESSAGE ....... ............ .............. Rev. Will Woods, Pastor
Altona Baptist Church, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.
HYMN .............. ......... .......... .. How Great Thou Art

A Dear Son Who Will Never Be Forgotten... Cheril, I miss you calling me, and
I calling you. I loved you do dearly, but God loves you best. He has taken you
home where he has prepared a place for you. I will always miss you.
Love, Mom
Dear Cheril...You will be dearly missed
Your Sister Iva and Fitzgerald Row
Cheril...You were a beloved brother, uncle and friend. You will always be
Love, Joyce, Dwight, Delrease, Joanie and Andrew
In Memory Of Our Loving Uncle,. You were the uncle anyone would wish
for-loving, kind and sincere. We will all miss you. Sleep On! Uncle, Sleep On!
Your Nieces and Nephews
Uncle Cheril, Our time together was short, but while it lasted, I couldn't
complain. You were a loving and kind person to my kids and me. I will miss you
dearly. Sleep on until we meet again. I will always love you.
Abegale Charleswell & Family
To Uncle Cheril, Sorry that you are not going to be around to see us grow up.
We love you, but Jesus loves you best. You will always be in our little thoughts as
we grow. Rest safely in the arms of Jesus.
Your loving nieces, Kimika and Kiamya Woods
Reflections of My Friend, It seems like only yesterday we were up in Meyers
playing pranks on each other and doing the things that boys normally do. Our
friendship remained from boyhood until Cheril's demise. He had a quiet way and
a gentleness which could speak to his overall attitude. I can never forget the times
we had together-we lived like blood brothers. Sleep on in Jesus!
In Memory of My Brother: If you wanted a loving and kind brother, Cheril was
one. If you wanted a friend, Cheril was one. How can I ever forget him? He will
always be a part of me. I thank God for giving me a brother like Cheril.
Your Loving Sister Julia
Cheril, I never thought that you would leave us so soon. I can remember all the
good times we had growing up together. After we were grown, you were re-
mained a kind and loving person. Rest in peace!
Love Ethlyn
Cheril, Brothers like you are hard to find. I thank God for giving me the
opportunity to be part of your life. I can never forget you. You will always be in
my heart. My plan for you -yas a long life, but God's plan was for you to come
home and rest from your labors.
Your Sister Barbara

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Ivan Thomas

For a little while
We know what heartache is
And we feel the pain the world
can sometimes bring
For a little while
We cry out at night
without a little prayer to say
But soon this all will change
there'll be no more pain filled days
Then at last we can rest

For a little while
We lose someone we love
knd we miss the times together

that we've shared
For a little while
We feel all alone and scared
But this won't last
Because it will all pass in time.

So if you're in the valley
And life seems so unkind
For tears keep falling
from your tied eyes
The burdens seem so heavy
And it's hard to smile
But, you got to remember
Please remember
It's only for a little while!

We will love and think of you always, Vanessa and Devin

There Ds a Reason
For ev'ry pain that we must bear,
For ev'ry burden, ev'ry care, There's a Reason.
For ev'ry grief that bows the head,
For ev'ry teardrop that is shed, There's a Reason.
For ev'ry hurt, for ev'ry plight,
For ev'ry lonely, pain racked night, There's a Reason.
But if we trust God, as we should,
It all will work out for our good; He knows the Reason.

The family wishes to express love, thanks and appreciation
for all the sympathy and support given to us in this period
of bereavement. You have shared our grief in many ways including visits,
assistance, flowers and telephone calls. Whatever you did,
we are very thankful, and we will never forget.


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