April 16, 2004 – Chrystineta Carty of St. Thomas died on Easter Sunday, April 11, at Roy L. Schneider Hospital. She was 67.
Born Chrystineta Stout Stephens, she was the daughter of the late Sarah Albertha Stephens and Richard Stout of Long Look, Tortola. She received her early schooling in the Long Look/East End areas and as a child accompanied her mother to all-night prayer meetings.
Her mother was married to the late Bishop Moses Stephens, pastor and overseer of The Church of God of Prophecy, who in 1950 administered the sacrament of her baptism. Shortly afterward, she was appointed director of the church's youth department, the Victory Leaders Band, a position she held for 20 years.
She married Amos W. Carty in 1964 and gave birth to their son, Amos Jr., the following year. In 1972 their second child, Cherri Nechole, was born.
Chrys Carty worked full-time for more than 50 years – at such businesses as C & M Caron, A.H. Riise Gift Shop, Bolero and West Indies Corp. At the same time, she remained active in church work, leading the youth department, the Assembly Band Movement (pastoral care), Women's Ministries and World Missions. She also taught Sunday School.
Her passion was World Missions, and her involvement took her to Haiti, where she saw the poverty and suffering of the people there. Having traveled throughout the Caribbean and the U.S. mainland, she understood what mission work was all about. Although she was unable to move on for several years, her constant prayers and words of encouragement were about missions and missionaries around the world.
She is survived by her husband, Bishop Amos W. Carty Sr.; son Amos W. Carty Jr.; daughter Cherri N. Carty; daughter-in-law Verna T. Carty; 12 brothers — Raphael, Oraldo, Gaford, Ottley, Austin, Mackel, Vancito, Cladius, Wilmoth, Olonzo, Conroy and Wilston Stout; and five sisters — Iza Stout-Frett, Luella Stout, Grethel Stout, Ileta Stout and Denise Stout.
Viewing is set for 8:30 to 10 a.m. April 24 at The Church of God of Prophecy on Weymouth Rhymer Highway, with services to follow immediately afterward at the church. Interment will be at Western Cemetery No. 2.
Funeral arrangements are by John Thomas Funeral Home.

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