Tasheika Clarke remembered as a fighter

July 03, 2018
Pall-bearers carry the body of Tasheika Clarke.
The late Tasheika Clarke.

Tasheika Clarke affectionately called 'Karen', whose body was taken from the sea at the Half Moon Bay Beach in Falmouth in late May, was laid to rest last Saturday.

Clarke was eulogised by her sister Antonette Clark- Thompson as "one who gave life a fight. She endured the pangs of life like a champion".

The thanksgiving service was held at The Falmouth Church of Christ. 

"Karen a special jewel has left an emptiness in our hearts. She was a good sister who loved her parents ... we will remember her as one who grew to enjoy motherhood. She adored her son Adlam," she said.

Kevin Hines, in his tribute, said she was not a talkative but very ambitious.

"She looked forward to making a  significant contribution to society," he said.

Jacinth Wilshire of National Youth Service reflected on Karen's time at the organisation.

"She was always on time, ready to volunteer, and a willing team player. Karen was a very ambitious young lady who loved to cook. We looked forward to the different samples she would take for us each day. Karen looked towards a future where she would be a businesswoman," she said.

In his sermon, Donovan James called on the congregation to be reminded that there is hope in the afterlife.

"Karen is gone but the life she lived in her short period on earth can guide us into how we prepare for our day when life here on earth is ended," he said. Clarke's body was buried at The Falmouth Cemetery.

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