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Emanus Delmin Joseph Christian Dies

Emanus Delmin Joseph Christian Emanus Delmin Joseph "Popa" Christian of Anna’s Hope transitioned peacefully and quietly on Sunday, Nov. 4. Born on Feb. 1, 1914, he was the youngest and last survivor of four children born to the union of Joseph and Beatrice nee Beck Christian.
He retired from the position of director of sanitation and solid waste with the Department of Public Works in 1976. An ardent political activist, he was often called "Mr. Republican."
A jovial, young at heart, family-oriented man, he was widowed after 62 years of marriage to Lucille Maria Thomas in January 2000.
He is survived by children: Verna Elisa Garcia (St. Croix), Angela L. (Darius) Seeley of Georgia, and Myrtle Christian, Anne Marie (Warren) Jacobs and Delmin Anthony Christian of Michigan; grandchildren: Delmin "Jerry," Janissa Lucille Garcia and Verna LeAnne (Ray) Garcia Clarke, Ronda Cooper (Mich.), Jeffrey R. (SherryAnn) Seeley (Va.), Warren (Theresa) Jacobs Jr., and Delson Anthony and Delaney Lucille Christian (Mich.) and Marilyn Harris-Mayes (Fla.).
Survivors include eight great-grandchildren; eight nieces; seven nephews and a host of special friends, extended family and relatives too numerous to mention.
There will be a viewing held at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Christiansted. Private resident entombment will follow the service.
Professional Funeral Services Entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home Inc. Located at 6AA La Grande Princesse Telephone: 718-8663 Fax: 718-8661

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