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Javeron Heskey laid to rest Feb. 4

- Scores turned up for thanksgiving service!
February 4th, 2012 | Tags: killed Local Javeron Heskey
Family and friends viewing the body this morning, Saturday February 4, 2012. Photo: VINO
Heskey was shot and killed on January 18, 2012.
Heskey was shot and killed on January 18, 2012.
The church was packed to capacity. Photo: VINO
The church was packed to capacity. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Nineteen year-old Javeron Heskey, who was killed on January 18, 2012 outside Crystal Night Club, was laid to rest today, February 4, 2012.

The Church of God of Prophecy, Huntums Ghut was packed to capacity as scores of family and friends turned up to bid farewell to the aspiring mechanic during a thanksgiving service.

The Johnson Ghut resident died following an apparent robbery outside of the nightclub, which took place sometime after 1 a.m. on January 18. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and was reportedly found masked. A gun was also found at the scene.

From the eulogy, which was read by his adopted mother Inez Turnbull, it was indicated that Heskey was “not very easy to deal with”, describing him as a very high strung energetic and boisterous youth.

“But all the house parents took great interest in him and this brought some change in his life. While there, like most of the children in the home, he attended the Road Town Methodist Church and Church School and became a member of the Boys Brigade. There were days when he would leave the home for school in the morning and return around 4.00 pm and would be highly offended and obstinate when he was questioned of his whereabouts.

“While at Rainbow Home, he passed the entrance examination to attend to the BVI High School and was doing fairly well, but for some reason which no one can say, he walked out of the home and went to live with his mother. He didn´t finish school, but was enrolled in a programme at the HLSCC because he wanted to become a mechanic,” the eulogy revealed.

The young man leaves behind to mourn his mother Lucinda Tom; his father Randolph Heskey; his brothers Deon Smith, Ashemba Frett, Jahquan Brandy and Mitchel Brewley; his sisters Tashila Heskey and Asha Frett, among others.

Meanwhile, two men, who were arrested in the shooting incident, were released pending further enquiries. According to the police, they are in consultation with the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Office and a case file has been prepared for the DPP’s consideration.

A second individual was shot in the abdomen, and has since been released from the Peebles Hospital.

And while the police are still encouraging witnesses of the incident to come forward, they are not looking for any other suspects. Persons who may have been at the scene of the incident are being encouraged to contact officers of the RVIPF Major Crime Team at 468-2718.

13 Responses to “Javeron Heskey laid to rest Feb. 4”

  • billy b (04/02/2012, 15:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I really feel yuh pain Lucinda and now that the dust is settled we should show a little bit more empathy. We are upset at how the young people are causing us pain and shame, but at the same time, he belong to a hard working woman and a man. I said my share out of anger and frustration, but obviously now it is time for healing.
    • just wait on teh lord (04/02/2012, 23:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      "billy b' hush you old hypocrite no one wah to hear ah ting from you. to the family of Javeron our prayers and support remain with you. to god be the glory your reward will come.
    • land line (05/02/2012, 07:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      our prayers are with the family...god knows all!
  • Guest (04/02/2012, 16:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The eulogy is a clear view of how the young man was trouble. Sometimes we don't create our circumstances our circumstances are created by our environment. Sad very sad. May he rest peacefully and may each of us bear in mind that we too have our own judgement to face.
    • next on the list (05/02/2012, 11:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      some of you have children and never know when its going be your turn.
      • Guest (05/02/2012, 16:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Read and understand...YES some of us DO have children and cousins, which is why I corrected the type from "trouble" to troubled. Children are sometimes a victim of their environment and this young man seems to have been such. Let's get the Big Brother/Sister something program going again. We need something to help our youths.
  • Guest (04/02/2012, 16:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    That should be "troubled" not trouble.
  • ann (04/02/2012, 20:51) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    rip young did not deserved to die like this but god knows best.
  • very sad (04/02/2012, 21:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The story tells how this young was failed by his own family and is a very clear sign of what is wrong in our society. Why was he ever put in the childrens home when both his parents were here? Look at how many different surnames his bothers and sisters have - a clear indication that one or both of the parents didn't understand the meaning of family and keeping in a relationship. This is so true of so many people in our society just out there making babies and not being a real parent. This is whats wrong in the BVI and sadly things will only get worse. I am sure i have offended some people here but thats tough, its the reality of the situation.
    • Parking Info (05/02/2012, 12:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      its tough and very critical but it still needed to be said. Such is reality.
    • Country Gal (06/02/2012, 12:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Time to stop the BLAH BLAH BLAH and CASTING STONES I am sure that you who wrote this mess is not without SIN.... You gone to FAR..... Instead of writing this crap you should have stopped to assess yourself BECAUSE I am quite sure you got a lot of mess in your yard that you need to be cleaning up... So go take the YAMPY out of your eye before you start attacking others..... STRUPES
  • rest rest (05/02/2012, 00:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    my bouy Javeron we love you and we will miss you a whole lot!!! may your soul rest in are in a better place with the god who loves us all. t
  • bless up (05/02/2012, 23:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    may jah jah bless his soul

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