Tribute to a lady of honor and grace, the late Mrs. Eulalie Meyers

POSTED: 04/3/11 3:58 PM

God works in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm

The last time we heard Mrs. Meyers utter these words were at the funeral of the late Mr. van Delden on Friday March 4th, when she made it known to all present that when she dies she will want this song sung at her funeral, because the words were so powerful and true. She said that if it were not sung, she “would be turning in her grave and we would see the power of the dead”. What a graceful woman she was! Mrs. Meyers was a complete person. In educational terms, we call her wholesome, because she was strong in all areas: socially, morally, spiritually, physically, emotionally, intellectually, politically, and economically and she was balanced. For this reason, we can conclude that she was a great personality and a strong woman.
Deep in the unfathomable mines Of never failing skill He treasures up His bright designs And works His sovereign will
It was evident from a young age that Mrs. Meyers had a special mission on this earth and offered herself willingly for the service of God and humankind. Mrs. Meyers carried an everlasting smile on her face and offered a kind word to people around her. Her prison ministry was a blessing and she had a very special relationship with those inmates. They loved her and she faithfully visited them every week. We cannot forget the many Christmas parties that she organized for them and how they just loved her for whom she was. She just loved people and it did not matter who you were.
Many people have known Mrs. Meyers in many different ways. This variation is also evidenced by the many different names and nicknames given to her: Mrs. Meyers, Lalie, Mimi, Eulalie, Mother, Pastor Eulalie Meyers and others. For many, she was a woman with a mission and purpose.
His purposes will ripen fast Unfolding every hour The bud may have a bitter taste But sweet will be the flower
A spiritual leader in all senses of the word, bringing kindness and comfort to those in need, visiting the sick, burying the dead, preaching God’s word, ministering to those in prison. She was a pioneer on many fronts. As a social activist, she was a member of the St. Maarten Women Steering Committee which she represented in St. Maarten and abroad as she let her voice be heard on matters concerning abuse of women. As a woman in leadership she attended many conferences in Curacao, but also travelled around the world and visited countries like Senegal, Swaziland and Kenya, along with Coretta King and the late Dr. Dorothy Height, chairperson of the powerful National Council of Negro Women. As one of the founding members of the Boys and Girls Brigade in St. Maarten, Mrs. Eulalie Meyers, spent many hours encouraging and inspiring many a young person; several of whom might have taken the wrong path if it were not for her.
A cultural leader, who, in addition to her busy schedule in the eighties, also found time to act in the all female theater group Oualichi Players under the direction of drs Linda Richardson, and usually played the role of mother in the many plays and skits this group performed. A great social worker, who knew how to embrace humanity and understood the social needs of the community. Mrs. Meyers was just a well-rounded individual who had so much LOVE and KINDNESS to give and demonstrated that FAITH that kept her so constant and persistent in all that she did.
Blind unbelief is sure to err And scan His work in vain God is his own interpreter And He will make it plain
Mrs. Meyers, Eulalie, Mimi, Lalie, Mother, we will all miss you, but we will always remain grateful to you for fueling the lives of many; inspiring the hearts of the lonely, the deprived, the sad and the sick. Thanks for your eternal smile, the sharing and nourishment of your words, your remarkable sense of judgment and wit; your unconditional support to mankind, your charming, vivacious, and wicked sense of humor; your accomplished self in amazing efforts; your generosity and sincerity. The Methodist Church and all its organizations of which Mrs Meyers was a part will not be the same again! She was a stalwart Methodist and Christian woman.

On behalf of the UNITED PEOPLE’S PARTY, I take this opportunity to express our heartfelt condolences to the entire Meyers and Hazel families and in particular to the Honorable Minister Franklin Meyers and the Honorable Member of Parliament Mrs. Sylvia Meyers. May God grant you strength and comfort to overcome this great loss!
May Her Soul Rest in Eternal Peace!

United People’s Party – Board

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