Charlestown-Nevis-The home going service for the late outstanding Educator and Musician, Estella Irene STELLA Blackett, was held at the Charlestown Methodist church on Saturday 26th September.
Hundreds of family members, friends and loved ones, filled up the seats at the church and everyone when asked, remembered the deceased as a jovial, kind hearted soul.
The lengthy service commenced at 1pm with the viewing of the body and tributes by individuals and institutions whose lives had been positively touched by Ms Blackettt. These included: The Education department; Brethren Assemblies choir; Nevis Academy; Montesorri Academy; Charlestown Primary School; Nevis Disaster Management department; Hunkins Funeral home; St.John’s United Pentecostal church; Basil manners on steel pan and the Omega Children center.
The uniquely packaged main service also saw the Old Testament scripture reading done by the sisters in law of the deceased; the New Testament scripture reading done by her nieces and nephews and a tribute delivered by the Way, Truth and life Assembly.
Songs were delivered by one of her nieces, Nicoyann Blackett, Teresa and the Dore brothers.
Special messages were given by brothers Lester, Clyde and Wilbert, while poems were delivered by Vernice Blackett and Loree.
The acknowledgements were done by Melrose and Carla and special thanks were delivered by Edmund.
The sermonette was done by Bishop Sam Smith and the entire proceeding was interspersed with the showing of a video entitled ‘Estella’s Memories’ which virtually eulogized her life in living picture as an educator par excellence, especially as it related to the teaching of French and Spanish in many public and private schools throughout the island.
The pictures also highlighted her life as a musician and choir director and generally reflected that unmistakable smile of an individual who seemed always at peace with her fellow men and with her God.
The body was interred at the Bath cemetery.