Divers - Rest In Peace
by Rob Smith
funeral service produced a turn out that had never before been seen
in this community. Vicar of Christ Church, Rev Martyn Snow, spoke
powerfully of anger and love, injustice and justice.
in memory at the needless death of Lester Divers, who like all of
us had just entered the first day of this New Year, only to have
his life cold bloodedly taken away.
I also walked
alongside his family and many others, recognizing not only the death
of someone well known, revered and liked by sections of this community,
but to also make a statement that was voiced clearly and rebounded
from the speaker system for me and others inside and stood outside
the church grounds.
" We must
take note of this tragedy", said one of the many speakers,
"And learn lessons from the way of life that we all know may
well have conributed to the untimely death of Lester Divers. We
must put down the guns".