They included calypsonians, politicians, cricket officials, umpires and fellow villagers…all joining to provide support and comfort to the grieving family, including her three children. Angie died on Wednesday 25th April, after a short period of illness.
As the heavens eventually opened and the rain came pouring down, so too were the tears from a number of friends and family members, for whom the burden was just too much to carry, as they stood over the grave, witnessing the mortal remains of the former calypsonian, being lowered to their eternal place of rest.
Despite the sombre mood however, the music of the nearby string band managed to create some solace that all was well and life would go on, though in a period of pain, sorrow and reflection, by the immediate family.
Tributes were paid earlier at the funeral service held at the Moravian Church also in Cayon, by members of the Defense Force Band, Legends Calypso Tent, Legends Band and others, whose lives the 42 year old former umpire and cricket scorer had touched, during her short journey on earth.
Included in the congregation were Senior Government Minister, Dr. Timothy Harris, Parliamentary Representative for Sandy Point and Deputy Political Leader for PAM, Mr. Shawn Richards, Interim Chairman of the St. Kitts Cricket Association, Auckland Hector, representatives of the Umpires Association, former calypso kings of St. Kitts-Socrates and Phonsie, (with whom she performed for many years), and other dignitaries.
Had she lived and remained in good health, Angie would have been joining a host of other calypsonians tonight Friday, 4th May, as part of the line-up of top local and regional calypsonians appearing at the Calypso Bacchanal concert, slated for the headquarters of the People’s Action Movement, PAM, as part of their May Day celebrations.
The show is actually being held in memory of Angie and another well-known local calypsonian, King of the 29 Fellows, who died on 24th April, 2012 and was buried on Tuesday 1st May, 2012.