By BBN Staff:The Queen of Brukdown, Leela Vernon was laid to rest today in Punta Gorda.
Present at the funeral were many dignitaries including the Governor General of Belize, Sir Colville Young, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Youths and Culture, Patrick Faber, Area Representative for Toledo East, Micheal Espat, the Mayor of Punta Gorda, Fern Gutierrez, Senator Coy, and representatives from NICH among others.
Deputy Prime Minister Faber handed over the Belizean flag to the family.
The Belize Defense Force performed the 21 gun salute.
The cadets played Bruk down music throughout the funeral.
A bram will be held today from 4-8pm with Belizean artists. There will also be 2 repast, one at Leela’s house and one at the parish hall.
Her legacy will forever live on through her music and cultural contribution to Belize. May her soul rest in peace.