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Loved ones say farewell to slain nurse

YVETTE BEST, [email protected]

Loved ones say farewell to slain nurse

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NURSES FROM the Recovery Room and other staff of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) joined past students of The St Michael School, family and friends to say a final goodbye to Kimberly Lovell, whose life came to a tragic end on May 29 at the age of 27.

It was standing room only at the Church of the Nazarene in Collymore Rock, St Michael, yesterday as mourners spilled into the churchyard.

Tributes flowed in words and song for the young woman who many said had “gone too soon”.

The former nurse at the QEH and mother of two was eulogised by her brother Fabian Sargeant. He remembered her as a matchmaker for him and their brother Andre. In addition to loving to laugh, Sargeant said his sister was bright, bubbly and ambitious.

He said Lovell believed in studying and was always passionate about nursing, so much so that she aspired to become a doctor of nursing.

During his address, pastor of the church, Rev. David Holder, encouraged his listeners to turn to Jesus and trust Him both in good and bad times because He was the answer.

Reminding members of the congregation that no one knew what life held or, indeed, when death would call, Holder said long gone were the days when only old people died.

And as if to prove his point that young people died too, Holder said most of the funerals he had conducted in the last three to five years were for young people.

Lovell was interred at Coral Ridge Cemetery following the service of celebration for her life.

Her bloodied body was found with several stab wounds at her home at Alleyne’s Land, Bayville, St Michael.

The body of her husband Derek was found hanging in a shed at the back of the home they shared, in an apparent murder-suicide. (YB)