May 13 State funeral for ‘PR’ Campbell
Parnel Campbell QC who died on April 19 will be accorded a state funeral on Thursday, May 13.
Campbell was a former Member of Parliament who represented the Central Kingstown constituency; Deputy Prime Minister and Attorney General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A release from the Office of the Prime Minister outlining the proceedings states that the official viewing of the body at the House of Assembley will be done from 10:30 a.m. to 12: 15 p.m. Thursday.
Officials will be invited to view be body from 10:30 a.m. to 11 :00 a.m., and the general public from 11 :00 a.m. to 12: 15 p.m.
The funeral service will be held at the Kingstown Methodist Church where viewing and tributes will be from I :00 p.m. followed by the service at 2:30 p.m.
As a mark of respect, all flags throughout the State will be flown at half-staff on Thursday May 13.
The family has requested that no photographs nor videos be taken of the body during the periods of viewing, and there will be strict adherence to full COVID-19 protocols.
Sanitization, observance of safe/physical distancing and the wearing facial coverings are mandatory.
Persons are also asked to dress appropriately when attending the viewing at the House of Assembly.
The Spiritual Baptist community last Sunday, held a moving service of thanksgiving for the life of Campbell at their cathedral at Belmont where Campbell worshipped for close to 30 years and served as senior pastor following the death of Bishop Edmund John.
He was Chancellor and Dean of the Spiritual Baptist Archdiocese of SVG.
Campbell will be buried at the Kingstown cemetery.
“The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines takes this opportunity to extend sincere condolences to the family of the late MI. Parnel R. Campbell Q.C.” the release from the Office of the Prime Minister states.