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Tributes flow as Hon Christopher Lie in State at HoA

Husband Robert "Bob" Christopher and other relatives viewing the body of the late Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher. Photo: VINO
Hon Christopher was described as a national treasure, a patriot and cultural advocate who left behind so many examples that we can glean from. Photo: VINO
Hon Christopher was described as a national treasure, a patriot and cultural advocate who left behind so many examples that we can glean from. Photo: VINO
Between 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Friday, November 2, 2018, the body was viewed by immediate family members, current and former members of the HoA, along with officials from overseas. Photo: VINO
Between 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Friday, November 2, 2018, the body was viewed by immediate family members, current and former members of the HoA, along with officials from overseas. Photo: VINO
Also on display at the House of Assembly is the work and legacy of late Hon. Christopher. Photo: VINO
Also on display at the House of Assembly is the work and legacy of late Hon. Christopher. Photo: VINO
Tributes flow as Hon Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Tributes flow as Hon Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher Lie in State at HoA. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Family, friends, residents and elected members of the Virgin Islands’ Legislature are coming out to pay respects as the body of the late Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher (R5) Lie in State at the House of Assembly (HoA) in Road Town, Tortola.

In several moving tributes leading up to today’s event, Hon Christopher was described as a national treasure, a patriot and cultural advocate who left behind so many examples that we can glean from and make a positive mark in the community. Also on display at the House of Assembly is the work and legacy of the late Hon. Christopher.

Viewing

Between 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Friday, November 2, 2018, the body was viewed by immediate family members, current and former members of the HoA, along with officials from overseas. Then from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM it’s open to public viewing.

Meanwhile, in the late Legislator's honour, the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) will be hosting a big cultural extravaganza at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College at the Eleene L. Parsons Auditorium, at Paraquita Bay, Today Friday, November 2, 2018, at 6:30 PM.

A funeral service in her memory will be held at the Sea Cows Bay Methodist Church on November 3, 2018, starting from 9:30 am with a pre-service. The funeral service starts at 10:30 am and interment will take place at the Christopher’s Family Cemetery at Mount Healthy.

Legacy

Among other things, the late Honourable Christopher was a founding member of the Association for the Advancement of Small Business (AASB), the annual street fair “Christmas on Main Street”, and the “Buy BVI” Trade Show. She also played an integral role in the establishment of the Crafts Alive Village which sits in the heart of Road Town.

Hon Lettsome-Christopher was first elected to the House of Assembly in 2003 and served for 11 years, she died on October 16, 2018, at her Tortola home and was Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly and Representative for the Fifth Electoral District of the British Virgin Islands.

5 Responses to “Tributes flow as Hon Christopher Lie in State at HoA”

  • Andrew Cox Sr (02/11/2018, 11:52) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Thank you Lady Christopher
  • Que? (02/11/2018, 12:09) Like (19) Dislike (19) Reply
    'Hosting a big cultural extravaganza'? Why would he Gov't save the money and put it into Hon. Christopher's pet projects such as the Association for the Advancement of Small Business, Christmas on Main Street, and the Buy BVI Trade Show. I get celebrating her life, but I am sure those monies could give greater meaning to her causes, than a 'one and done' party in her honour. Maybe I am wrong?
  • Yes you are wrong (02/11/2018, 15:29) Like (7) Dislike (12) Reply
    You are wrong. You need to hush
  • @Que? (02/11/2018, 18:54) Like (30) Dislike (1) Reply
    Do you remember this bible verse...

    6While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, 7a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.

    8When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. 9“This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”

    10Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 11The poor you will always have with you, a but you will not always have me. 12When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”

    This is being done to celebrate her life, her cultural legacy, her love. The Memory of Her Greatness! We will miss you Mrs. Delores!!!
  • Sera sera (03/11/2018, 00:16) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well put. Beautifully said.


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