It Is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Elizabeth Mae Thomas de Lagarde on Oct. 28 in Philadelphia, Penn., at the age of 102.
She was born in Philadelphia, Penn. on May 17, 1918.
She was a social studies teacher, Social Studies Department chairman, and assistant principal at the Charlotte Amalie High School for 31 years.
She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., past member of The St. Thomas Business and Professional Women’s Club; The Friends of Denmark; The League of Women Voters; Association of Secondary School Principals; and All Saints Episcopal Cathedral Church Women.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Rev. and Mrs. Ernest Sydnor Thomas; brothers: Ernest Jr. and Reginald: sister, Regina; her husband, Henry W. de Lagarde Sr.; and her son, Henry W. de Lagarde Jr.
She is survived by her children: Edouard (Eddie), Ernest Sr. (Poogie) and Jo-Ann; daughters-in-law: Violet, Vernelle and Brenda; grandchildren: Adrian (Sophiea), Jonathan, Jacquelynne (Clarence), Nicole (Stan), Kwanza, Khalid (Tishma), Khadija, Ernest Jr. and Jamal; great-grandchildren: Christopher, Maxwell, Sean, Alyssa, Sekani, Khadim, Myani, Nasim, Zephyra and Jack; nephew, John E. Jones, and niece, Cynthia Jones; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Germantown, Philadelphia, Penn., on Nov. 7.
A Memorial Service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Cathedral Church, St. Thomas, V.I. at a later date with internment in the Western Cemetery.