Charlestown-Nevis—The massive crowd that showed up at the funeral service of the late Charles Albert Myers, was demonstrative of how well loved he was.
Myers, who was an accomplished Technician on the island of Nevis, was well known for his affable nature, friendly spirit and keen sense of humour.
Unfortunately, Myers was gunned down at his home sometime between the evening of Thursday, August 06, 2015 and the morning of Friday August 07, 2015. His body was discovered on Friday, August 07, 2015.
The funeral service was held at the Charlestown Methodist church on Saturday 22nd August. It commenced with viewing of the body at 1 pm and the service proper, commenced at 2pm.
Among the many tributes presented were formal remembrances by family friend Kevin Chapman; his adopted brother, Evred WEBBO Herbert who represented VON radio, where the deceased worked as a Technician for the lifetime of the popular radio station; family members and his wife Josette Myers.
Mrs. Myers had fond memories of her late husband who she described as a family man; ‘a fiercely patriotic human being’ and a highly spiritual individual who was active in several choirs during his lifetime;.
She also described him as ‘the best Maintenance Technician, Electrician and Plumber in the wider Caribbean.’
The Sermon was delivered by Rev. Careen White-Richardson who admonished her listeners that vengeance is for the Lord and advised the perpetrators that they too can seek God’s forgiveness, even after committing such a heinous crime.
She also appealed to her listeners to use the opportunity to give their hearts to God and for those who have done so previously to recommit fully to God.
‘Life is so uncertain,’ she warned.
The main worship area at the Charlestown Methodist church was packed with mourners and huge TV monitors were set up downstairs and in the parking lot area, where a tent was erected to accommodate the huge crowd.
The service was also brought live on VON radio where Mr. Myers worked diligently from the inception of the radio station as its main Technician.
The body was interred at the Bath Cemetery.