With sadness, the family of Olga M. Phipps announces her passing on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at the age of 97 years, after a lengthy illness.
She will be remembered by her children, Ovan Taylor (United Kingdom), Muriel Gibbs (BDS), David “Dick” Taylor (United Kingdom), Pamella Powell (ST. Croix), Mercia Wallace (St. Croix), Blondell “Petra” Hamilton (St. Thomas), Ann-Merrie Hendrickson (St. Croix) ; daughters-in-law, Hyacinth Hendrickson (Nevada), Millie Taylor (United Kingdom) ; and sons-in-law, Leroy Gibbs (BDS), Leroy Wallace (St. Croix).
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Phipps; three of her children, Aubrey “Bobsy”, Deloris “Ruthie” and Vierling “Noddy” Hendrickson.
Olga will also be fondly missed by her 25 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren to include, Dionne and Terry Taylor (United Kingdom); Jasmine (New York) and Glen Brathwaite (Florida); Junior “Boxer” Hendrickson (Nevada), Merrick Richardson (ANG), Valencia, Shane, Duan and Dwane Hendrickson (Nevada); Michael, Marvin, Garvin, Oge, and Laron Hendrickson (Florida); Warren, Nikki, Candace and Garnella Powell (St. Croix); Calicia Hendrickson-Ayubi (Florida); Stephanie (St. Thomas) and Clive Hamilton (United Kingdom); Kenisha Hendrickson (St. Croix) and Sharaim Tyrell (Nevada); Geron Javois (Texas) ; stepchildren, Eugene, Laurem, Sonia, Jerome, Claudius and Thomas Phipps; nieces and nephew, Elton, Agnes and Yvonne Trotman (New York), Violet Selkridge (SKB), Donna Boyd (New York), Maxine Bowry, Lauren Maloney, Paulina Simmonds; family and friends, Bishop Ambrose Gumbs and family, Father Wesley Williams and family, Pastor Gladstone Hazel and family, Vida Hendrickson and family, Dr. Merlene Jones and family, Janice Estrill, Hyacinth Hendricks, Millicent Smith, Shirley Grant, Netta Farrel and family, Celestina Edwards, Nora Jane, Judy Grybowski, Donald Morris, Jenny Clarke, Doreen Quinlan, Patrick and Teckla Hanley, Chefeta and Tony Browne, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church family, Nazareth by the Sea Church family, other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at James Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, St. Croix, at 5:30 p.m. A funeral service will follow at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Estate Thomas, St. Thomas, on Friday, December 21, 2018, with Bishop Ambrose Gumbs and Rev. Lenroy Cabey officiating. The viewing is at 9:00 a.m. with service at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Western Cemetery.