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Rita Adrina Samuel Sprauve

October 5, 1935 November 24, 2016
Rita Adrina Samuel Sprauve
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Obituary for Rita Adrina Samuel Sprauve

Rita A. Sprauve, 81, of St. John, died Thursday, November 24, 2016, at Schneider Regional Medical Center.

She is survived by:

Daughters: Brenda Richards-Chavis

Daphne Thomas Sanders

Sons: Percy Sprauve & Wil Sprauve

Special Son/Grandson: Elvis Ellie Smith Sr.

Grandchildren: Shawn Sprauve, Jeannine Brooks

Great Grandchildren: Alisa Mason, Tecari Smith, Nevaeh Smith

Sons-In-Law: Timothy Chavis & Roosevelt Sanders

Granddaughter-In-Law: Ronise Smith

Special Children: Darrell, Jeanne, Alton Jr., Sandra and Delia Thomas; Arthur Bucky Paris,

Chesna Trotman

Brothers: Melville and Mervin Samuels

Sisters: Claudette Perrotte and June Knight

Brothers-In-Law: Vernon Sprauve, Elroy Sprauve and Liston Sprauve Sr.; Norton Knight

Sister-In-Law: Jean N. Gibbs, Idalia Varlack, Judith Sprauve, Joyce Sprauve, Delma Sprauve,

Joan Sprauve Ricci, Mercedes Samuels, Rosa Samuels, Debbie Samuels and

Emma Samuels

Special Nieces and Nephews: Joycelyn Stagger, Greta Samuels, Cori Christian, Elroy Samuels,

Eloise Samuels, Clarice Sprauve, Glen Sprauve, Jessie Richards Sr.,

and Jackie Clarke

Cousins: Gloria Samuel and Marva Applewhite

Godchildren: Loredon Boynes Jr., Leah Pickering, Ian Samuel, Ilva Wesselhoft, Genevieve

Fredericks, Carmen Wesselhoft-Hedrington, Lucien Sylvester

Special Friends: Otancia Hendricks, Mary Powell, Doreen Callwood, Louette Penn and Eldra


Special Friend and Only Surviving Kindergarten Classmate: Andromeda Powell

Special Friends and Sunday Sisters: Andromeda Childs and Shirley Sewer

Other Nieces and Nephews, family, friends and godchildren far too numerous to mention.

Caretaker: Merlin Ernest

Pallbearers: Lucien Sylvester, Ian Samuel, Arthur Bucky Paris, Martin Tony Jean Charles,

Doug Walters, Jarvis Hodge, Alvin Holiday, Jonnel Jackson

Honorary Pallbearers: Percy Sprauve, Wil Sprauve, Elvis Ellie Smith Sr., Shawn Sprauve,

Tecari Smith, Jessie Richards Sr., Vernon Sprauve, Elroy Sprauve, Liston

Sprauve Sr., Melville Samuels, Mervin Samuels, Timothy Chavis, Darrell

Thomas, Alton Thomas Jr., Clarence Lindo Sr., Elroy Samuel, Neville

Samuel Sr., Ferman Paco Jones, Clarence Stephenson, Hubert Fredericks

Travis Barney Barthlette, Evans Smiley Doway, Wilfred Doway and

Warren Wells Sr.

Funeral Information

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the first viewing on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at the Celestial Chapel of Hurley Funeral Home, from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

The second viewing will be held Friday, December 2, 2016, from the Nazareth Lutheran Church, St. John, from 9-10:00am, the service will follow at 10:00am.

Interment, Cruz Bay Cemetery.

For directions and online condolences, please visit us

Arrangements are under the care of Hurley Funeral Home and Cremation Center of St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, and Tortola.

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