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Emotional farewell for Shemar

It was an emotional but tense farewell as loved ones said goodbye to 12-year-old Shemar Weekes this morning.

The media was asked to leave the service which was conducted by Reverend Angela Phillips at the St Patrick’s Anglican Church and the police were called in.

Family, friends, and former schoolmates from Gordon Walters Primary School and the Coleridge & Parry Secondary School, including principal Vincent Fergusson, today fondly remembered Shemar, who was found hanging at his Fryers Well, St Lucy home on May 14.

Tears flowed as mourners took a last look at Shemar who was laid to rest in a cream-coloured shirt and tie and carried in a white and silver casket.

His body was interred at the church cemetery.




3 Responses to Emotional farewell for Shemar

  1. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain June 16, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Shemar boy. All now you should Be excited, just can’t wait until school close for the summer holidays whereas you and your friends chatting happily about all the plans for the summer. Instead your mortal remains are lying in a box. I don’t know you son but I am hurting. May you R.I.P.

  2. Ormond Mayers June 16, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    This brings sadness and pain to the heart. RIP Shemar

  3. Donna Harewood June 18, 2015 at 9:57 am

    I didn’t know you but I still mourn your loss. Praying your death will spark some action to save as many children as we can. Rest in peace ,son. You will rise in glory and have a great life!


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