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Barbados Prime Minister reads third Bible Lesson at Sir Everton Weekes's funeral

The burial followed immediately afterwards the 3Ws Oval, the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus the burial place of the other 2Ws, Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Clyde Walcott.

The funeral was attended by people from all sections of the Barbadian society, and also the Prime Minister of Barbados, according to Jeffrey Gibson, the dean at the Cathedral Church of Saint Michael and All Angels.

Speaking exclusively over telephone from Barbados, he said, "The Honourable

Ms. Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister (she came in car bearing number plate M2)  read the third Bible Lesson".

"The highlights of Sir Everton's life and achievements on an off the Cricket field were celebrated in the many tributes".

Dean Jeffrey Gibson had delivered the address. The music was rendered by the Royal Barbados Police Force Band.

The cricketing fraternity was well represented and it was headed by West Indies Cricket Legends The Rt. Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers; former West Indies opening bowlers The Rev'd Sir Wesley Hall, and Sir Charles Griffith; the former opening pair of Sir Gordon Greenidge and Mr. Desmond Haynes; and other stars such as Mr. Joel Garner, Mr. David Murray (son of Sir Everton), Mr. Brian Lara. Ms Hayley Matthews, WI women's cricket all-rounder was among the Pallbearers", Gibson added.

The Dean in his address spoke of Sir Everton's name being firmly engraved in the Cricket Annals across the world and noted that his humility and passion for excellence will be forever etched in the hearts and minds of people.

Weekes family members were seen following (in Limousine) the vehicle (X 864) carrying a funerary box.

"People came out of their houses to witness the spectacular event", the dean signed off.