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    June 02

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Mum, son buried in single casket

TRE GREAVES, tregreaves@nationnews.com

Added 15 January 2020


Stacie Howard (left) and Shalon Roach (Nico’s father) laying wreaths on Nioca and Nico’s grave. (Picture by Reco Moore)

Nioca Howard and her son Nico Roach were inseparable in life – and that did not change in death.

Yesterday, during an uplifting service at Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, Christ Church, Howard, 27, and five-year-old Roach were laid to rest in a single casket.

Despite the occasion, the funeral service of the mother and son, who drowned last December 15 at Welches Beach, Christ Church, was far from ordinary or depressing.

Tears were shed, but the members of the Spiritual Baptist Church kept the chapel alive with bells, drums and conch shells as they danced in the aisles singing Jesus Loves Me, Father I Stretch My Hands to Thee and other hymns.  (TG)

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