Press Release

Department of Information and Public Relations
House of Assembly
Release Date:
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 12:35pm

The official funeral for the Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly and Representative for the Fifth Electoral District, Honourable Delores Christopher will be held on Saturday, November 3 at the Sea Cow’s Bay Methodist Church.

A procession will leave the area adjacent the Tobin’s residence in Sea Cow’s Bay and proceed to the church.

A pre-service is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. with the funeral service following at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place after the service at the Christopher Family Cemetery at Mount Healthy. The body will Lie In State at the House of Assembly Building from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2018. During this time, the public is invited to pay their last respects between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

A Cultural Programme in Celebration and Tribute to the life of the Late Honourable Delores Christopher in honor of her contribution to the preservation of Virgin Islands History and Culture will be held on Friday, November 2 at the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium, H.Lavity Stoutt Community College from 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this celebratory event.

The legislator died at her home on October 16 at the age of 70. She was first elected to the House of Assembly in 2003 and served for 11 years.

As a Member of the House of Assembly, Honourable Christoper served as the Representative for the Fifth Electoral District from 2003 to 2007. In 2011 she was again elected as Fifth District Representative and appointed to serve as Deputy Speaker until her recent passing.

Her achievements include:

  1. Founding Member of the Association for the Advancement of Small Business (AASB)
  2. Founding Member of Annual Street Fair “Christmas on Main Street”
  3. Founding Member of the “Buy BVI” Trade Show
  4. Establishment of the Crafts Alive Village

The Government of the Virgin Islands joins the family and friends of the late Honourable Delores Christopher in mourning the passing of this Virgin Islands Patriot and Cultural Stalwart.

Attached:  Official photograph of the late Hon. Delores Christopher


Desiree Smith

Chief Information Officer
Department of Information and Public Relations
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