Charlestown-Nevis- A packed Charlestown Wesleyan Holiness Church in Charlestown, on the afternoon of Tuesday 18th January, was demonstrative of the respect and love for the man being laid to rest on that day-Sydney Nelson Jeffers, aka FRENCH.
Originally of St. Kitts, but living in Nevis since his mother took up residency when he was a little boy, he made the best of the opportunities provided for him to make a living, to support his family.
He developed into a competent Upholster and businessman.
Later he got into TAXIING and it was in this profession that he really found his niche and was able to showcase his charming and charismatic side, as he entertained, educated and took care of the many visitors to our island, along with locals, who required his service.
He not only operated from in the vicinity of the Charlestown pier and the Vance Amory Int airport but at one point, was a fixture at the prestigious Four Seasons Resort.
The very innovative businessman was also credited as the first individual to offer a limousine service on the island.
President of the Queen City Taxi Association, Andrew HOLLYWOOD Nisbett, attended the funeral service, along with other members of his association and paid tribute to the man, noting that, as a Taxi driver, he was a true ambassador of Nevis and served his island well.