Hundreds of residents, including children from schools across the Territory filed pass the body of the late Hon. Ralph T. O' Neal's body as it lay in state at the House of Assembly today, December 10.
It was the final day for public viewing as the funeral service for O'Neal, the Territory's first Premier and Member Emeritus will be a closed casket one. That state funeral will take place tomorrow, December 11.
A procession will precede the funeral service commencing at 9:00 a.m. from the Ralph T. O’Neal Administration Complex to Multipurpose Sports Complex.
The route is along Administration Drive, turning right on Waterfront Drive around the roundabout on Fleming Street onto Fishlock road, turning right on Pickering Road then right to Station Avenue to the Multipurpose Sports Complex where the service will commence.
Hon. O’Neal will be buried at the O’Neal burial ground on Virgin Gorda. There will be a motorcade from the St Thomas Bay Ferry Terminal up to Speedy’s Corner right to the Methodist Church down Millionaire road right to the Catholic Community Centre.
The motorcade will be followed by a procession from the Catholic Community Centre to the Town Bay well adjacent to the O’Neal burial grounds.