Mzansi gospel legend, Deborah Fraser’s sister told the publication having to wait three days to bury Deborah did not make it easier on the family.
“But we thank God that He gave us strength to face this difficult time,” said Lorna.
AT LAST, GOSPEL LEGEND DEBORAH FRASER HAS FOUND HER FINAL RESTING PLACE.
Deborah was finally laid to rest at the Lala Kahle Private Cemetery in Hillcrest, west of Durban, on Tuesday, 24 May, after the latest KZN floods ended.
The funeral was scheduled for Saturday, 21 May, after a service held at The Station Urban Event Space that was attended by many top musicians, family, and friends.
But her family was forced to return her body to the mortuary after her grave was flooded, then they had to wait to bury her due to the bad weather.
She was eventually buried in an emotional private burial attended by her family, close friends, and a few artists.
Deborah’s sister Lorna said the delay was beyond their control as the weather was too bad but she has now been laid to rest.
“We will remember Deborah with love. She loved us and she loved our children.
“She never came home empty-handed because she knew we have children waiting for her,” she said.
“I will look after her children now.”
Family member Selwyn Fraser said on behalf of the Shabalala and Fraser families, they thanked all people who were with them during this time.
“As we lay our mother in her final resting place I ask everyone to not turn their backs on each other but let us be together,” he said.
Bishop Vusi Dube told the publication it was unusual to have the funeral service and the burial on separate days.“We thank God that the day for them to finally bury their loved one has finally come and they will be able to move on with their lives,” he said.
Deborah died last Sunday, 15 May at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital after a short illness and left her two children Nkosana and Aaliyah.
The Abanye Bayombona hitmaker died after she had finished recording her 14th gospel album which will be released later this year in the hope of comforting her fans.
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