King’s body not viewed
While scores of mourners and supporters turned out yesterday to pay their final respects to Onica King, they were unable to view her body.
Radio talk show host Carita Dee explained that the family had run into some issues with the L.E. Smith Funeral Home on St Michael’s Row, The City, where the viewing was scheduled to be held yesterday.
“We couldn’t get the death certificate, and so they wouldn’t bring her out on view. Instead, we had everybody come out and sign the book and give Ms [Vivian] Jones condolences and their donations,” she said.
Adding that the funeral home wanted to host the viewing on Monday, she said they would not be doing that any more as Jones, King’s mother, was scheduled to leave Barbados over the weekend.
Two Saturdays ago King, who was originally from Guyana, was fatally stabbed while at her nail salon in Mandela Mall, Swan Street, The City.
The mother of two would have celebrated her 37th birthday yesterday.
The police are still searching for her husband David King, who is the subject of a wanted bulletin in connection with his wife’s death. (RA)