Young journalist laid to rest

April 17, 2018
Leonie Thompson (right), mother of Volney Barrett, and an undertaker adjusts the wreath on the coffin of the late journalist.
Volney Barrett

The pain and grief were evident among the family members of western Jamaica media personality Volney Barrett as he was laid to rest on Saturday.

Barrett, 32, died at his Montego Bay, St James, home on February 28.

Persons from all spheres of society turned up for his thanksgiving service, which was held at the King's Chapel UPC in Montego Bay.

Lloyd B. Smith, editor-in-chief of the Western Mirror, where Barrett began his career in journalism, described his late employee as a hard-working, thorough and family-oriented individual.

Kimone Scott, a family friend, said Barrett led a disciplined life. She said that he always had a smile, even when he was in pain.

Tributes also came from JTA Retired Teachers' Association, University of the West Indies CARIMAC, the Western Gospel Promotions, and St James High School, among others.

Interment took place at the family plot in Springvale, St Elizabeth.

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