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Tears, praise, laughter and sadness as Charmaine Henry is laid to rest

Published:Monday | August 10, 2015 | 8:46 PM
Mourners listen as singers from The Fellowship Tabernacle perform 'It is well with my Soul.'

There were tears, praise, laughter and sadness this morning as hundreds of mourners congregated at the Fellowship Tabernacle in St Andrew for the funeral of the late university lecturer, Charmaine Henry. 

Remembered as an individual with a "larger than life personality", Henry was hailed for the "positive influence" she had on the lives of people.

"Our sister was filled with laughter and impacted everyone with her jovial personality," said her brother, Aggrey Henry noting that the family marvelled at Charmaine's energy as a "champion of the oppressed".

Henry died in hospital on July 27 after a period of illness.

The university lecturer, who was a PhD candidate, taught communications and public relations at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication, based at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). 

Tributes:
"Charmaine Henry's passing was a terrible blow to the university.”
-Professor Wabinte Wariboko, Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Education, UWI, Mona.

"She was blessed with a sharp intellect and wit and wisdom beyond her years."
- Professor Hopeton Dunn, CARIMAC director.

"Charmaine was very creative and full of life."
- Beverly Johnson- Jamaica Tourist Board

"Charmaine, death got cheated because we will always have you." 
- Conroy Wilson, friend