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Footprints | Cecil Prawl - Well-wishers say farewell to genuine and generous soul

Published:Monday | May 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In addition to a packed church, the streets corners and roads in Port Royal, east Kingston, were flooded with scores of persons who attended the thanksgiving service of Cecil Prawl.

The service, which was held on Saturday at the St Peter's Anglican Church in the area, saw in attendance, member of Parliament Phillip Paulwell and Custos of Kingston Steadman Fuller, among other well-wishers.

In her remembrance, Kendra Swaby, cousin, spoke highly of the love and respect Prawl showed to persons.

"He highly valued customer service whether or not you had money. His hallmark was respect and love for others," she said

"He was always a humble and a genuine person, but he was still no walk-over. He made sure things were organised and well done. We didn't want you to die this way, but you will forever be in our hearts," she continued.

In his homily, Reverend Ulric Wilson encouraged congregants to live an exemplary life while they are alive.

"I encourage you to share memories with each other. Cecil is remembered as enjoying the life he lived, and he was also very generous to all who he encountered."

"Let not your hearts be troubled. Real faith rallies our spirits that even in loss, we are still assured that we are never alone, and you can always go to Him as a loving father," he said.