(Photo: Naphtali Junior)

Long-time friend of the late Sarah Newland Martin, Nella McPherson (left) is consoled by Dr Barbara Isaacs during the service of thanksgiving for Newland Martin’s life held at Bethel Baptist Church on Saturday. At right, Opposition Leader Mark Golding passes the casket in a show of respect. Newland Martin, a former head of the Kingston Young Men’s Christian Association, and former Jamaica paraplegic representative, died June 8. Her body was interred at Mamby Park Baptist Church cemetery, St Andrew.

(Photo: Naphtali Junior)

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