Ministerial student Kevar Brown had just one semester left to complete his degree at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) and the man of God had a bright future ahead. The ninth of 10 children, he would have been the first person in his family to graduate from university. However, everything changed abruptly on Father’s Day when Brown collapsed at the pulpit while officiating at the funeral service for his beloved aunt, Curline Brown. He died on the way to the hospital from what the autopsy report revealed was a heart attack.
His sister, Maxine Davis, was among the mourners inside the Orange Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church in Portland when the events unfolded, and it was in her lap that Brown took his last breath. Davis and her brother were best friends, and although she had seen several clips of him preaching, Father’s Day would have been the first time she would see him preach live.
“My brother went up to the pulpit and said ‘I have done many funerals in different places and countries, but this is the most difficult one for me’. After that I see my brother put his head on the pulpit like him was resting and mi seh Kevar tired. But then him hold up his head and mi see him eye dem roll over. I rushed to the pulpit and helped the other people to tek off him tie and pull him shirt. Then I hear him groan and I knew that we had to get him to the hospital at once,” Davis shared.