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Farewell to Jo-Anne Jones

Gercine Carter

Farewell to Jo-Anne Jones

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Countless Barbadians have entrusted the funeral service of their loved ones to Jo-Anne Jones’ care and trust, and earlier today hundreds in turn showed their appreciation, thronging Christ Church Parish Church to say farewell to the late mortician and funeral director.
There were people from all walks of life, including politicians, members of the judiciary, members of the Old Scholars’ Association of her Alma Mater Christ Church Foundation School, clergy from different demoninations and many fellow funeral directors.
Mourners began arriving at Christ Church Parish Church from as early as 11 a.m. for the 2 p.m. funeral.             
Rector Reverend Austin Carrington reminded the congregation it was “not the years of your life that count, it is the life of your years”.
“Jo-Anne’s life was relatively short, but she became quite qualified and experienced in her profession during her 45 years” Carrington noted.
Several tributes were paid while saxophonist Gerald “Seaman Hunte” and soloist Paula Hunte paid their respects in music.
The interment took place in the churchyard, where her husband James “Jim” Wedderburn and other relatives said a final tearful goodbye.