(CMR) The official funeral for Mr. Benson O. Ebanks, OBE, will take place today, Friday 8 April, at 3 pm at the John Gray Memorial Church, West Bay (near the 4-way stop).
Official state funeral proceedings began on Wednesday in honor of Mr. Ebanks, who passed away on Tuesday, 29 March 2022.
The Cayman Islands flag has been lowered from Wednesday 6 April through Friday 8 April 2022 to denote an official mourning period for the Cayman Islands.
On Thursday, 7 April, events began at 9:45 am with a ceremonial lowering of the Cayman Islands flag to half-mast outside the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue. This was attended by members of the family and members of the public.
Senior government officials paid their respects at the start of an official lying-in-state on Thursday.
On Friday, 8 April, West Church Street will be closed between West Bay Road and Elizabeth Street from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm.
West Bay Road will then be closed between Cemetery Road and Ernest Jackson Drive between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm.
On Friday morning, the procession will travel from the House of Parliament to the John Gray Memorial Church in West Bay, then travel through West Bay before returning to Bodden’s Funeral Home in the afternoon.
Motorists are asked to exercise caution when traveling in the vicinity of active road closures or the procession.