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Neighbours remember Edgehill as sweet old lady

Sheria Brathwaite

Neighbours remember Edgehill as sweet old lady
The home of Phyllis Edgehill in Gall Hill Terrace, St John. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

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The community of Gall Hill, St John, is in shock over the unnatural death of one of their own.

Police received a report on Wednesday around 12:15 p.m. about the body of an elderly woman lying in the yard of her Lot 7, Gall Hill Terrace home.

Yesterday, she was identified as 74-year-old Phyllis Edgehill.

When a Weekend Nation team visited the neighbourhood, residents were mum.

However, one neighbour, who requested anonymity, said Edgehill, a returning national from England, was a “nice and sweet old lady” who “treated my sons like they were her grandchildren”.

“If she went to the market and had extra, she would bring it and ask if I wanted it,” she said.

“I’m honestly still in shock about what happened because at first I thought she got ill and fell, but when I heard the news, I think she was not deserving of that death.”

The neighbour said Edgehill lived alone.

Vendor Elvis Beckles, who operates near the Community Resource Centre, said: “She is somebody who would give you her last. She would come and buy sweet potato, pumpkin and plantain, patronising me every week.

“I feel really bad about what happened and if there was foul play, I would like the police to find who is responsible.” (SB)