Towards a backdrop of hymns, prayers, a homily and tributes, photojournalist Clyde Jones was remembered as an excellent Barbadian, throughout a funeral service final Friday at St Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush group of New York.
The hour-long service for Jones, a pillar of the Barbadian and West Indian immigrant group within the Huge Apple who died there not too long ago after a chronic sickness, was attended by fewer than 50 individuals, largely Bajans, whose numbers have been restricted as a consequence of COVID-19 protocols.
Jones’ lens captured the faces of each Barbados chief since Independence; recorded the presence of Queen Elizabeth and two United States presidents – Ronald Reagan and Invoice Clinton – on Barbados’ soil; captured thrilling stage performances of Rihanna, Mighty Gabby, Pink Plastic Bag, Mighty Sparrow and a bunch of different iconic cultural gurus; and positioned on movie for posterity the fun, dance ground actions and tears of tens of 1000’s of Bajans and different West Indians at dwelling and within the diaspora.
With Barbados’ prime diplomat on the United Nations, Liz Thompson, who’s demitting workplace in a matter of days, and Consul Basic Mackie Holder among the many mourners, eulogist Sharon Bethell mentioned accolades have been showered on Jones “as one of many main Caribbean photojournalists whose work graced the pages” of newspapers, magazines and different publications out and in of Barbados, New York and different locations. (TB)
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