The University Chapel on the grounds of the UWI Mona Campus, on Tuesday Feb. 16th 2010, was the location of Rex Nettleford's official funeral. The school, in the days following his passing on Feb. 2nd, held displays in several areas including the library and Rex Nettleford Hall honoring him and his work over the decades.

Here are some pics from the display on Rex Hall:

I took these pics of the funeral location the day before, when staff was setting up the tents and putting finishing touches.

School was suspended from 8am to 12 noon the day of the funeral. I missed it. I had an awful migraine but I got these pics from The Gleaner website.

He was cremated, that is why there is no coffin.

UWI officials

Looking on from the tent

LA Lewis' attendance was subject of discussion in Understanding Media class the next day.

You can see funeral pics from The Gleaner by clicking HERE...
Funeral pics by Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer

Ralston Milton "Rex" Nettleford, OM (Jamaica), OCC, (February 3, 1933 - February 2, 2010).

Nettleford, 77, was the vice-chancellor emeritus of the University of the West Indies, having previously served as the vice-chancellor of the institution’s Mona Campus in Jamaica from 1996 to 2004. He died from complications of cardiac arrest after suffering a heart attack on Jan. 27th.

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