Hundreds of mourners gathered at the Tritonville Baptist Church in Duanvale, Trelawny for the funeral service of the late Violet Moss Brown.
Culture Minister Olivia “Babsy” Grange is among the dignitaries who have turned out to pay their respects to Moss Brown, whose body arrived at the church in a dark brown casket with gold handles.
Moss Brown died on September 15 after a brief period of illness. She was 117.
The body will be turned over to the university on Monday, October 9.
Residents of this rural community are demanding that the body of their beloved late supercentenarian Violet Moss Brown, affectionately called Aunt V, be buried in the community’s cemetery instead of being donated to the University of the West Indies for scientific research.