Cecil Charlton buried
The official funeral for the former Mayor of Mandeville Cecil Charlton took place at the Gynatorium at the Northern Caribbean University in Mandeville, Manchester.
The service was scheduled to begin at 10:00 this morning.
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller was among scores of Jamaicans on both sides of the political divide gathered at the service to pay tribute to the man widely regarded as the father of modern Mandeville.
Charlton died on September 12. He was 88 years old.
In a tribute following Charlton's passing, Simpson Miller hailed the former mayor as "an outstanding Jamaican who dedicated his life to public service and served with distinction".
She says Charlton has left a rich legacy, which includes 38 years of service to the Manchester Parish Council; 15 years as mayor of Mandeville; and years as chairman of the National Water Commission.
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